Glass

Late Spring & Summer:

Summer A: June 3 - June 30 (4 weeks)
Summer B: July 8 - August 3 (4 weeks)

Mondays

Glass Creations
Days & Times:
July 8th, 10am - 4pm
Level:

All Skill Levels Welcome

Location:

385 Tequesta Dr. – Studio G

Instructor:

By using a two-part Modeling Glass Mixture and a variety of bullseye glass powder colors you can turn them into a moldable, sculptable material similar to clay. The Powdered Binder is a food-grade, nontoxic cellulose-based material that reacts with water as a thickener. The Liquid Medium is also food-grade and nontoxic, and combines with water to give body and smoothness to the Modeling Glass, while preventing stickiness. Both the Binder and the Liquid Medium burn away during firing, leaving pure glass behind. Students will learn how to mix various colors of powders, how to blend and the use of a variety of tools to sculpt and mold their modeling glass into a one of a kind sculpture that can be free standing, displayed in a frame, or on an easel. Discussions on how certain colors and textures are achieved and mature using certain firing temperatures along with group discussion on the endless possibilities of this glass medium. This technique may then be used on larger fused glass works once you become familiar with the process in our upcoming Independent Study classes or Open Studio.

Please email Carolyn with any questions at: Carolyn@lighthousearts.org.

Materials and firing schedules are included with additional materials and firings schedules available for purchase. Please wear closed toed shoes, comfortable clothes and an apron. N95 mask will be provided when working with powders.

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