Welcome to Legacy Glass Art!
Glad you found us! We want to be YOUR stained glass connection in the Boise area.
Legacy Glass will be closed Dec 24th and 25th.
Please come by and see us in person. We are a working art glass studio with a passion for high quality stained glass artwork. We are a locally owned and operated business, thank you for shopping local! We carry a full supply of art glass in every color and texture that we can find, all of which is still manufactured in the USA. We are a complete retail source for all of the tools and supplies that you might need for your own projects. We are also an outlet of tools and supplies for mosaic art.
We Carry a Full Line of Stained Glass Supplies, Equipment, Books, Bevels, Copper Foil, Solder, Grinders, Lead Came, Flux, Patina and a Large Selection of Glass!
About Legacy Stained Glass
Stained glass art is ‘practical’ art that can be used and enjoyed everyday in your home. It can add a statement of individuality to a front door, block a view of the neighbor’s side yard and keep bathrooms private while being beautiful at the same time.
We would love the opportunity to create a one of a kind art glass piece for your home or business or as a gift for a loved one.
Boise and the Treasure Valley have been wonderfully supportive of the glass arts. Legacy Glass Art is a proud contributor in furthering the crafts of stained glass and mosaics. Come in for artwork, ideas, advice and comradery with fellow glass lovers. We offer classes to those who would love to learn and those who want to expand or brush up their skills. We also offer studio space for those who just don’t have the space at home to pursue their art glass craft.
Legacy Glass Art also repairs stained glass pieces that may have been damaged. We are happy to look at that prized piece that needs a little help and offer a solution.
Stained Glass built to YOUR specs
We design and build pieces for clients who would like a special stained glass window created for their homes and businesses. Cost for commissioned work depends on the detail of the design, types of glass used and the finished size. You will know the cost of your panel before you make a commitment.
You will be surprised how affordable it is to add so much character to your home! There are so many ways to add Glass Art to your life.
- Bathroom windows: (the neighbors can’t see in and you have a beautiful view everyday!)
- The Front Door: The right design in a door sidelight can really make a statement. Add great color and art to your entry – inside & out.
- Kitchen cabinets take on a whole new look by adding glass. Add a sheet of glass in a door panel or have a leaded design built to match your backsplash, wallpaper, dishes…..whatever you like best!
Clients are encouraged to have as much input as they would like in their design and in glass selections to be used for their project. At the first meeting we will review where the piece will be displayed to get a feel for the architecture, dimensions, the setting, view and decor so that the finished piece is truly integrates into your space. We will discuss any installation requirements and factors that may affect the piece. After a review of your theme and vision, a full size drawing (called a cartoon) will be prepared for your approval. Design adjustments will be made and glass will be selected next and the building process can begin. In a short time, you will have a work of art unique to you. We never reproduce your design for anyone else.
Learn to Create Your Own Stained Glass Art
Classes are ongoing – Please see our Calendar for Class Times and Special Events
In addition to being a working studio, we offer to share our knowledge with you so you can have the same enjoyment we do from building glass art. We have structured the class offerings at Legacy Glass Art to offer you the maximum time flexibility and still be able to be sure you receive one-on-one instruction. Classes are offered on Wednesday 11:00 am to 2:00pm and 6:00pm to 9:00pm and on Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00. Call or come in and reserve your space in one of these class times and you will be able to customize your class for your schedule!
Check our Calendar for Upcoming Classes and Times »
Now we have Studio Rental Space Available! »
BEGINNING SUNCATCHERS $ 75
TWO classes. Meant as a ‘try it to see if you like it’ class, this is a beginning class where we use the foil method of construction.
In this class you will learn how to cut, grind, foil, and solder glass components. In two classes you will complete a window “suncatcher”.
We usually have a couple patterns to choose from and away you go! All the necessary materials are included along with the use of classroom tools.
BEGINNING COPPER FOIL CONSTRUCTION $ 150
SIX classes. This class is also for beginners. You will learn all the steps from start to finish to make a quality panel approximately 14″ x 18″ . You will choose from class patterns so you can focus on the skills, not designing this first panel. Cost is for instruction: materials & glass are extra. You will need to purchase your own glass and ‘consumable’ materials, but use of grinder & soldering irons and tools are provided. That way, you have a chance to try different types of tools. We want to be sure you can decide what suits you best before you buy your own (and your own tools always feel best – like your own pair of shoes) ! We will take you from pattern choice through glass cutting, foiling methods, soldering, metal framing & finishing your piece. You will have the skills to take on your next project successfully!
FOIL TOOLS : from $ 150 (depending on selections):
- soldering iron, stand, rheostat & sponge
- glass cutter
- safety glasses
- grozing stone
- running pliers or glassnapper
- foil pattern shears
- fid, pencil & sharpie
- breaker / grozer, medium
SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED:
- Glass for your project Copper foil
- Flux and solder
- Exterior came and hangers
LEAD CAME CONSTRUCTION $ 125
FIVE classes. We ask that you have experience with a good number of foil projects and have good cutting skills to be ready to add lead came to your list of skills We will cover all aspects from design, construction techniques & planning to reinforcement and final puttying. You will be able to choose an existing pattern or design your own within practical size limitations. You will need to plan for homework depending on the complexity of your pattern. You will need your own tools from foil construction plus a few that are specifically for lead came. Cost is for instruction. Tools, materials & glass are extra.
LEAD CAME ADDITIONAL TOOLS from $ 31.50
You will need the items in the foil kit, as above, plus:
- lead dykes
- came fid
- lead pattern shears
- glazer’s hammer & nails
SOLDERING TECHNIQUES $ 40
This is a 1 1/2 to 2 HOUR workshop for those that wish to improve the looks of their soldering. We will observe your technique and give you ideas to add speed and smoothness. Bring your supplies & iron and a current project to work on.
CUTTING TECHNIQUES $40
This 1 1/2 to 2 HOUR workshop is specifically for those who only want to do mosaics or other crafts. You will learn to cut glass strips and gentle curves with or without a pattern in a one-on-one session. No tools are needed, but you may want to purchase your own glass cutter.
Class Reservation Policy
If reserving a space in an upcoming class less than two weeks from the start date, you will need to pay the class fee in full. If more than two weeks in advance, you have the option of paying in full or 50% of the fee. You will need to keep track of the start date and time.
If you will be unable to attend the class you have signed up for, you must notify us a minimum of 8 days in advance of the class date and what you have paid will be applied to a future class. If less than 7 days or no showing, you will forfeit your deposit or half of the class fee if you have paid in full.
Legacy Glass Class Schedule
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