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Soldering on a Large Scale

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September 24 @ 7:35 pm

Whether it is a display for a big fossil, a decorative element for your garden, a way to showcase your new glass piece, or something you’d like to add to your clay sculpture, we will achieve working with lines in space using thick (1-10 gauge) copper or brass wire/rod. Everyone…

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Abstract Watercolor Exploration

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September 24 @ 7:35 pm

Experience the calming effects and therapeutic benefits of watercolor painting while experimenting with the abstract, unpredictable and playful nature of watercolor. Investigate the process with unique methods and materials. Learn pouring, flowing, dripping, and texturizing techniques across varied papers. Explore controlled mark-making on top of washes with various inks, pencils,…

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Drawing With Graphite

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September 24 @ 7:35 pm

Throughout this class, students will learn the fundamental concepts of completing a realistic drawing using graphite. Some of the techniques taught will include outlining, proportions, shading, and blending. The instructor will complete a drawing along side the students, explaining/demonstrating each step of the process for the class, before students attempt…

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Drawing and Painting “Alla Prima”

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September 24 @ 7:35 pm

Develop and enhance skills in both drawing and painting. Participants are encouraged to work with a limited color palette on canvas or heavy paper with the aim of starting and completing a new work during each class session. The students will work with the instructor in creating preparatory drawings and…

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Intro to Kiln Formed Glass

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September 24 @ 7:35 pm

Learn the fundamentals of kiln formed glass to create a one of a kind bowl or dish from beginning to end. Students will be introduced to various glass working  tools, materials and supplies that are used in the basic method of glass fusion.  Demonstrations include design layout and preparation of…

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Wax Working and Casting

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September 24 @ 7:35 pm

In this class, students will learn to apply wax carving and construction methods to create a beautiful piece of jewelry in sterling silver. While using the wax, the class will focus on use of positive and negative space, surface texture, transferring images, experimental processes with natural objects (bugs, leaves, etc..),…

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Geometrics with Stringers

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September 24 @ 7:35 pm

Design a geometric look with glass stringers!  Students will create a sheet of glass using a specific layout of glass stringers. Once fused and out of the kiln, the glass will be cut up into pieces and cold worked (polished). From this point, demonstrations will also include arranging these pieces…

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Acrylics (Intermediate-Advanced)

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September 24 @ 7:35 pm

We’ll be exploring a variety of subject matter in photos (landscape, floral, still life, maybe even abstract) and acrylic techniques. Jim will assist in your painting development when time allows. Each session has a unique approach, using acrylics in transparent to opaque, wet-in-wet and dry brush washes, and developing our…

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Endless Optics in Fused Glass

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September 24 @ 7:35 pm

Create an optical illusion with stringers and glass! During this process, we will set colored stringers in a patterned format on sheet glass then add layers of smaller cut glass on top in a second patterned format. Once all of the glass is fired, you will developed a beautiful optical…

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Fused Glass Garden Party

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September 24 @ 7:35 pm

Create unique fused glass objects to decorate your garden or patio! Learn intricate cutting, fusing, kiln forming techniques to make your designs into reality. Demonstrations on how to use cold working tools to design flowers, butterflies, and other objects in a variety of colored glass will also be covered.  Materials…

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