ONSITE: Glass + Wood Sculpture

Create a free-standing sculpture with both wood and glass elements. You’ll explore the sculptural properties of wood while learning some basic woodworking skills. and learn how to incorporate glass into your piece. This class is for students skilled in glass who want to learn about wood.

Special Notes

  • Students must wear closed toe shoes. Please bring safety glasses. There is lead in the solder used, pregnant students should check with OBGYN before registering. Must have previously taken two stained glass classes. Wood will be available for purchase on the first night. Students should expect to spend a minimum of $75, up to $150 depending on the wood you choose. Glass should be provided by the student.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.

About the Instructor

Barbara Atkinson

For 46 years, Barbara has been a professional teaching artist specializing in stained glass. She worked and taught in several different studios before becoming a partner in Atkinson-Betts Stained Glass, creating custom installed architectural stained and etched glass for homes, churches and businesses. Since 2008 she has continued her craft studying with international glass artists at The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Penland School of Crafts, and Wheaton Arts. Currently she is teaching stained glass and sandblasting at the Visual Arts Center in Richmond, where she has been an instructor for 18 years.

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Mark Rickey

Based in Richmond, VA, Mark has worked in wood for over 40 years. His work has included traditional designs inspired by antique furniture, contemporary pieces and furniture using repurposed materials. Mark has built custom furniture for several churches throughout Virginia, including altars, ambos, presider’s chairs and other pieces. In the last several years, a portion of his work has migrated toward natural edge furniture design, exploring the integration of the wood’s innate form with the functionality of art furniture. Most recently, he has been developing his “Twisted” series which incorporates bent and twisted laminations in everyday furniture pieces. He teaches woodworking at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond and The John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina. Mark’s studio is in Richmond where he shares his space with talented woodworkers, furniture makers and a luthier. Beautiful furniture and music emanate from his studio as a result.
Instagram: @mark.rickey

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ONSITE: Glass + Wood Sculpture

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Class Details
January 9 - February 276 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Day: Tue
Tuition: $280.00
Member Tuition: $252.00
Additional fees apply
Level: Intermediate