What to know
Instructor Dona Sawyer has been teaching Stained Glass classes for the Ozark Folk Center State Park since 2007. Her students enjoy her class and love making beautiful pieces of glass art that will grace their own homes.
A registration fee of $64 is to be paid upfront. The class fee of $300 and the materials fee of $95 is due directly to the instructor at the beginning of class. Dona accepts cash, check, or major credit cards.
Registration closes two weeks prior to the beginning of class.
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Looking for lodging? The Cabins at Dry Creek are located in the park just down the hill from your classroom. These comfortable, climate-controlled duplex rooms are newly remodeled and offer a private bathroom, queen-sized beds, microwave and refrigerator. We offer discounts for students staying 3 or more nights. Call (870) 269-3871 to book your stay.
Meet your instructor:
My name is Dona Sawyer and I am a stained glass and jewelry artist. I think I became an artist because I have been doing some kind of arts and craft with my family since I was a little girl. I got away from it as I became an adult, but then I moved to Mountain View! There is so much art of some kind or another here, that it is almost palpable. I live in the country and feel like I have found my little slice of heaven on earth here. The peaceful setting informs my artwork.
My stained glass style has grown from simple quilt squares to antique, architectural designs, custom designs, natural designs, and fused and slumped creations. I’m drawn to the architectural designs because I love antiques and old houses and buildings and feel like the stained glass that you find in them, on occasion, is like finding a treasure! The fused and slumped glass is just plain fun, because you never know exactly what you are going to have when you open up the kiln! Recently, I’ve been making jewelry, shawl pins, buttons, etc. out of my leftover pieces of glass, so I don’t waste anything.
I really enjoying creating beautiful things and exploring different styles, design methods and alternative, creative techniques, the more challenging, the better! I hope you enjoy my pieces as much as I do.