Friday, May 30, 2014

Do you want to be your own Boss?

I had the pleasure of coaching this class last year and it far exceeded my expectations.  If you have been on the fence about starting your own business or if you just want to educate yourself on what it takes to run your own business, this class will answer all of your questions.  Classes begin Monday June 2nd in Cape Coral and are only $65.  You can find more info and sign up HERE.  This workshop is an affordable launching point for what might be the next chapter in your life.  
All students leave with a sense of how their business can succeed. 

Pam Honken of PH Dezign at Weiss Gardens Art Show

Pam Honken
Pam will be showcasing her glass art this weekend at the Weiss Gardens Art Show
Saturday May 31 10am - 6pm
Sunday June 1 11am - 5pm 
Pam has traveled to Cape Coral, Florida several times to take Tanya's workshops and she produces some stunning pieces.  Pam works both small and big, so if you are looking for glass jewelry or larger pieces like bowls and plates, Pam can do it.  
If you are near Omaha or Springfield, Nebraska this weekend, here is a link to the Spring Arts Festival.
There are some very talented artists showing at this event.  If you are looking for a unique gift or just want to treat yourself, you will be sure to find something here. 

Summer Store Hours at The AAE Glass Art Studio

Summer Hours at The AAE Glass Art Studio in Cape Coral
We will be closed Fridays until October 1st
(Classes scheduled on Fridays will proceed as normal)
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm
(Closed Sunday, Monday, Friday) 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Tanya Veit Featured on Fox Morning Blend

See Tanya Veit's appearance on Fox Morning Blend.  
Tanya speaks about the AAE Glass Art Studiohow she got started with fused glass and upcoming classes.  
  If you are in SW Florida this summer, come give us a visit. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Double Reward Points and Saturday Video Marathon

This Memorial Day weekend, AAE Glass will be re-playing ALL of Tanya Veit's FREE Saturday Videos.  If you missed any of the previous videos or just need a refresher, be sure to make time this weekend to view them all.  Follow the AAE Glass Facebok page and make sure you are signed up for the AAE Glass newsletter to be notified immediately when available. is also offering DOUBLE REWARD POINTS NOW on all supplies (excludes classes and equipment) this week.  We received over 100 new sheets of CBS Dichroic, available at wholesale prices, and offer colors and patterns individually as well as scrap packs and Tanya's Premium Scrap Packs.  
Bullseye products are 25% Off, Glass, Frit, Molds and more. 

Thank you for all of your support and we want to make your long weekend a glass fusing weekend! 

Monday, May 19, 2014

AAE Glass Art Studio Memorial Day Weekend Closing

The AAE Glass Art Studio in Cape Coral, Florida will be closed Saturday May 24th, Sunday May 25th and Monday May 26th for Memorial Day Weekend.  Thank you for your patience. will be business as usual throughout the weekend. We hope to see you this week!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tanya Veit, the AAE Glass Art Studio and Cape Coral, Florida Featured on Today in America with Terry Bradshaw

The city of Cape Coral asked AAE Glass to be a part of a Today in America TV show, hosted by Terry Bradshaw, to spotlight everything Cape Coral has to offer.  Tanya Veit was interviewed, as were other business and area leaders, and I believe they did a great job pointing out all there is to do in Cape Coral, Florida.  

AAE Glass is fortunate to host glass artists from around the world, some from very cold climates such as Alaska, Canada and Scotland. We always enjoy seeing them kick back in the sun and often enough, they will come to class with quite the sunburn.  Having a city with so much to offer is very important to our business as many glass artists will plan their vacations around Tanya's classes.  The local hotels, restaurants, beaches and stores play a big part in our success as our students like to relax after class and Cape Coral has more than enough to offer.    

If you haven't yet planned a vacation this year and you love glass art, consider Cape Coral and combine both. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Art A Whirl 2014 Minneapolis, Minnesota May 16, 17, 18

The AAE Glass Art Studio hosts dozens of glass artists from the Minneapolis area each winter here in Cape Coral, Florida. Minneapolis is a hotbed of not only glass art, but art of all mediums. Now that many of our friends have retreated back north for the summer, Minneapolis is treated to the 19th annual Art-A-Whirl, presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association. Thank you to Ria Neilson, owner of Glass Transitions, who is actively promoting this event. Art-A-Whirl is going on its 19th year and to me, that means it is a very quality event.

Art-A-Whirl offers you a chance to tour 70+ studios and galleries this weekend. A couple highlights include this event as the largest open studio tour in the country! Even better, the event is FREE and open to the public! The event is scheduled for this Friday, May 16th through Sunday May 18th. It is the perfect opportunity to mingle with artists from all walks of life and view several working studios and galleries. Several of the artists we worked with this season have built on techniques they learned from Tanya Veit and have created some spectacular and unique fused glass art that will be on display this weekend.

If you are anywhere near Minneapolis this weekend, this event will be well worth your time. We would love to hear your thoughts if you can attend.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Featured Fused Glass Artists Mike & Gwen Hertz of Classy Creations Glass

Mike and Gwen Hertz have been long time customers of and have taken classes to develop and expand upon some beautiful fused glass techniques. They even include other art, such a wire wrapping, with their fused glass pieces. You can view their work on their website Classy Creations.

Are you an artist looking to sell your pieces in the Belleview or Leesburg, Florida area?" There are still a few spots available at the "Art Crafts & More" sidewalk sale on June 7th & 8th. Contact info below.

“Art Crafts & More” Sidewalk Sale June 7 & 8 2014 from 9 am to 2 pm
In Almeida Plaza at 11761 SE US Hwy 441 in Belleview FL (352) 245-2781

Gallery East Art Center is sponsoring a sidewalk sale for artists of all types and craftspeople to sell their work and/or art or craft supplies. There will be 40+ artists/craftspeople selling in front of Almeida Plaza shops. As of May 13, 2014 there were 15 spaces left that rent for $20 for the two days. These spaces are 10’ X 5’ in the sun or 10’ X 10’ for a tent. Artists need to pay in person at Gallery East (address above) on a first-come first-served basis.
Gwen and Mike Hertz, of Classy Creations, will be selling fused and beveled glass jewelry and fused glass cabochons at the “Art Crafts & More” Sidewalk Sale in Almeida Plaza at 11761 SE US Hwy 441 in Belleview FL. The sale is June 7 & 8 from 9 am to 2 pm.

Mike makes gorgeous beveled glass pendants and Gwen makes beautiful fused glass jewelry. Many of the pieces are wire wrapped with Argentium Silver or 14 kt gold-filled wire. They also make hand-engraved trinket boxes and Czech glass nail files with fused glass accents. Mike is one of only 11 beveled glass jewelry artists in the country. Gwen has taken many classes from Tanya Veit, and uses the skills she has learned every day. Check out their work at