Learn to create a colorful Stained-Glass window with beveled glass accents, which add beauty and transmit prismatic light in a unique way. In this six-week course, Gregg Mesmer and Diane Bonciolini of Mesolini Glass Studio will guide you through the step-by-step process of building your window measuring approximately 20" x 20".
Relying on knowledge acquired over 40+ years as glass artists, they will teach you the most contemporary, innovate and efficient methods. They will also guide you through design decisions, glass cutting, glass selection, and assembling your masterpiece.* All materials, tools, and equipment are provided. This class is for beginners and those wishing to brush up on their skills.
*Please bring 2-3 simple sketches to the first day of class.
This is a 6-session class held every Wednesday afternoon from Noon to 3:00 pm.
There is a materials fee of $48 included in the price of the class.
Please read BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program.
Diane Bonciolini, the "olini” & her husband Gregg Mesmer, the "mes" of Mesolini Glass Studio are both recognized with the 2015 Island Treasure Award. They moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977, started the iconic Mesolini Glass Studio and have been working professionally in the art glass industry for decades.Their expertise includes various types of fabrication processes for creating stained glass, copper foil, fused glass, glass & concrete, as well as public art and teaching.
Over the years they have worked on many Public Art projects such as Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project, Rotary Centennial Park, and others. Many of their projects include school-age students on the Island and beyond.
Diane's love of glass is her passion. As a full-time glass artist she grows with every project, and she is proud to be a founding member of BARN.
Diane & Gregg are Barn Glass Studio instructors and have held classes through the Bainbridge Parks Department & at their home studio. Gregg has also taught at Northwest Art Glass and Olympic College, many may recognize Gregg from his years of coaching baseball for Bainbridge High School.
What best describes their career to this point, is that they have more ideas than time!