Learn the basics of glass cutting, creating designs, the tiffany and the lead cane techniques. Complete a stained glass piece using the tiffany technique.
(Glass available on site for purchase for stained glass pieces)
Come stay at Thistledown while taking a class. Early morning skies provide exceptional views to begin the day. Meals are served family style allowing for lively conversations and an opportunity to get to know other guests. The many decks and sitting areas around Thistledown provide space for guests who desire time to read, rest or reflect. Stargazing is the perfect way to end the day prior to tucking in under the covers while the cool mountain air settles in for the night.
Wood turning instruction includes a description of the various tools used to turn wood into keepsake pieces of art. Using spindle gouges to begin and moving on to bowl gouges to create larger pieces, students will learn the correct use of the many tools used in the wood turning process.
Dinners at Thistledown use fresh foods and are served family style on the deck, which provides a beautiful view of the mountains below. Should the weather not permit outside dining, meals can be served in the gathering room. Special diets can be accommodated if we have 48-hour advance notice.