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Glass Fusing Independent Study: Imagine It, Create It

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February 4 @ 8:02 am

This course is a self-directed fused glass class. Bring in your own unique project ideas ranging from dishes and bowls to glass art (free standing or wall). Individual instruction on idea development, troubleshooting problems, and the final execution will be covered in class. Instruction on the glass grinders, saws, and…

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Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing

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February 4 @ 8:02 am

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of metalsmithing through instructor demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and hands-on experience with hand tools, flex shafts, and torches. Each student will learn to solder and set cabochons to create beautiful rings, cuffs or earrings. Students will work with sterling silver (optional) or copper throughout…

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Let’s Paint Squares!

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February 4 @ 8:02 am

You will be painting exciting smaller paintings in a fun square format of cheery still-life set-ups from photographs Manon will provide. This class will include demos and short lectures and will facilitate you going at your own pace, exploring exciting color schemes and compositions through the simple but enticing subject…

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Beautiful Jewelry

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February 4 @ 8:02 am

Jewelry lovers- are you ready to get creative in a warm, inspiring group atmosphere? Tracey will guide you through your own designs, or hers, using silver, gold, copper, or brass sheet, wire and tubing. Learn more about design, soldering metal, pearl stringing, and metal polishing to make beautiful jewelry. Pearl…

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Working in Circles… and More

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February 4 @ 8:02 am

Working with circles can be very challenging when it comes to glass. In this 4-week class students will learn how to carefully cut these curved shapes out of three different colors of glass. We will then cut them into various shapes and patterns. Using grinders and hand lap pads to…

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Woven Glass Fusion

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February 4 @ 8:02 am

Weave your way to a beautiful look in fused glass! Glass cutting skills and how to create your own mold layouts with fiber paper for your weave design will be demonstrated while using a variety of glass colors and stringers. Students will create a form using a refractory fiber blanket…

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Beginning Enameling

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February 4 @ 8:02 am

Beginners welcome! In this class we will explore the many ways of working with glass on metal. Starting with traditional sifting and layering, students will make a pendant and earrings then create an individual project using abstract elements such as silver foil, millefiori glass, and lusters. We will cover techniques…

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Ceramic Jewelry

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February 4 @ 8:02 am

During this class we will explore the use of clay in jewelry design.  Everyone will learn the basics of hand building, applying texture, and making molds for small-scale ceramic objects for the purpose of creating jewelry. In order to fabricate functional jewelry, we will apply metalworking techniques to develop earrings,…

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Jewelry Making Foundations & Beyond

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February 4 @ 8:02 am

Explore the art of jewelry and metal working! During this course, we will discover how to construct earrings, a cuff bracelet, and (if time permits) a pendant using silver or gold wire and strip. Using the element of line as the focus of our design, students will create their own…

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Intro to Chasing and Repoussé

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February 4 @ 8:02 am

During this striking workshop, we will cover the basics of creating low-relief pieces using an ancient technique, Chasing, and Repoussé. We will learn how to transfer your design onto non-ferrous metal and the proper use of basic hand tools to develop decorative patterning with depth in a pitch bowl. These…

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