Kaleidoscopes Classes

Remember looking into a kaleidoscope for the first time and having the sense of discovery and wonder of seeing a new world? Here’s your chance to satisfy your curiosity and learn all about kaleidoscope construction.

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D.X. Ross Jewelry & Metals Studio

This rustic building, built of locally-grown pine in the early 1970s and located in Studio Row, is well-equipped for jewelry making. It has been modernized and expanded in recent years, and contains saw frames, mandrels of all sorts, hammers, anvils, burnishers, rockers, pushers, scapers, vice grips, crucible, drill bits, engraver, dapping blocks, clamps, punches, awls, flat rolling mill, hydraulic press, drill press, bench grinder, belt sander and more. Cold glass classes such as stained glass and kaleidoscope making are also held here, as are our metalworking classes.

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Adventures in Kaleidoscope Land

Earlier this month, I had the chance to take a class on kaleidoscopes with longtime Folk School instructor Scott Cole

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Resident Artist in Jewelry, Metalwork, Stained Glass, and Kaleidoscopes

Barbara Joiner

Barbara has taught clay and jewelry classes for over 25 years. She studied clay at the University of Illinois, silversmithing at Indiana University, and she has an MFA degree from Southern Illinois University. Barbara’s work is in many collections, including the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and has won numerous awards throughout the U.S. She is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

Building a kaleidoscope

Studio Assistant in Stained Glass & Kaleidoscopes

Sheryl Koch

Sheryl has been working in stained glass since 1973, has been a full-time glass and kaleidoscope artist since 1980, and is now Studio Assistant for the Folk School’s glass program. Her work is featured nationally and internationally in galleries, museums, and kaleidoscope books. Sheryl is well known for her brass turning-wheel kaleidoscopes. She also does commissioned stained glass for individuals, as well as church windows. Born and raised in the Southwest, she moved to Brasstown in 2004, where she continues her work of many colors, which has expanded into enameling. She loves the many facets that enameling offers.

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