Thursdays

Teen Jewelry

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October 7 @ 8:21 am

Learn the fundamentals of wire wrapping while creating your own custom pieces of Jewelry in class. We will cover stone setting, wire weaving techniques, and framing techniques. Create your own pendant, earrings, or ring. The objective of this class is to empower students at all levels. Wire wrapping is a…

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Drawing and Painting “Alla Prima”

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October 7 @ 8:21 am

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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Endless Optics in Fused Glass

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October 7 @ 8:21 am

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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Vases Tall and Small

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October 7 @ 8:21 am

Create beautiful vases in a variety of sizes just in time for the holidays! This class with introduce you to the beauty of using kiln heat and gravity to make a graceful forms in glass. Students will learn the basics of glass fusion such as understanding the effect of different…

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Let it Flow

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October 7 @ 8:21 am

Let the glass flow in this fun 4 week class! Students will learn how heat, viscosity and gravity work to create unique organic designs in glass. Mix and match a variety of colors and learn how to weigh out the amount needed to create bars of beautiful glass layers that…

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Glass Frit Stretching and Beyond

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October 7 @ 8:21 am

A lot of basic glass cutting skills will be used in this 4 week class to create a beautiful bowl. Students will be cutting “Glass Toppers” and applying glass frit and stringers with them. Specific arrangement of these pieces will be stacked into a dam to contain your glass in…

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Creating with Vitrigraph Stingers

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October 7 @ 8:21 am

Learn to pull and draw with vitrigraph stringers. We will work with hot melted glass, pulling it from a Caldera kiln to make your own unique stringers. Combine them with a variety of other glass colors and frit to create glass bowls, dishes or wall art. This technique is sure…

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Creating with Pastels

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October 7 @ 8:21 am

In this class, students will have the chance to explore the many facets of working with pastels. Becky will introduce concepts using demonstrations and examples from modern and historic works of art. The course lessons are designed to help build art skills while learning new pastel techniques. There will be art critiques,…

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Tradition in Wood: Carving a 19th century Style Shorebird Decoy

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October 7 @ 8:21 am

Using hand tools and traditional construction methods students will carve and paint a “contemporary antique” shorebird. Students will gain an appreciation for the artistry and elegance that may be found in these functional tools of the hunt. Level of student: no prior carving experience necessary.

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Exploring Alternative Firings- Raku, Saggar, Horsehair, Obvara

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October 7 @ 8:21 am

This class will include detailed instructions for a wide range of alternative firing processes. The focus will be on design elements that can be incorporated into either wheel-thrown or hand-built pieces. As the preparation of greenware is critical to these processes, sufficient time will be spent on how to trim,…

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