Workshops

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Late Spring, Summer 1 , Summer 2 Sessions:

Late Spring Session: April 26th - May 22nd (4 Weeks)
​Summer Session 1: June 7th - July 3rd (4 Weeks)
Summer Session 2: July 12th - August 7th (4 Weeks)

Late Spring, Summer 1 & 2

Mondays

The Basics of Glass Fusion with Carolyn Austin

Days & Times:
Monday June 21st - 6:30pm-8:30pm
Monday July 12th - 6:30pm-8:30pm
Monday July 26th - 6:30pm-8:30pm
Monday August 4th - 6:30pm-8:30pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Studio G
Instructor:

Great for beginners and a fun night out with friends and family. In this workshop, students will learn how to cut glass and properly lay out a pattern. Using a variety of colored glass, frit, and stingers, students will create a one-of-a-kind, functional piece of glass art in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. All materials included. Please wear closed-toed shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron, if one is available.

Tuesdays

Let it Flow

Days & Times:
Tuesdays - 10am-12pm
Level:
Intermediate
Location:
Studio G
Instructor:

Let the glass flow in this fun 2-day workshop. We will be working with heat, viscosity and gravity to create unique organic designs in glass. Mix and match different colors of glass and learn the amount needed by weight to create bars of beautiful glass layers to fuse together in the first week. We will then cut up these stacks of glass into pieces that will be set up in a controlled form for final fusing to create a one of a kind piece of art glass you will be proud to display. Please wear closed toed shoes and an apron if you like. All guests are required to wear a face mask. If students do not have a mask, the ArtCenter will supply one.

Wednesdays

Glass Fusion Creations with Carolyn Austin

Days & Times:
Wednesday June 23rd - 10am-1pm
Wednesday July 14th - 10am-1pm
Wednesday July 21st - 10am-1pm
Wednesday August 4th - 10am-1pm
Level:
Intermediate
Location:
Studio G
Instructor:

This workshop is for those who want to learn a few more tricks to add to their tool bag of basic glass fusing and kiln-formed art. Bring creative ideas to this one-day workshop and learn the many possibilities of using a variety of colored glass, stringers, and frit to create a functional piece of art that students will be proud to use and display. All materials and firings included. Please wear closed-toed shoes and an apron, if one is available.

Transcribing from The Masters with Tina Kraft

Days & Times:
Wednesday July 14th - 3:30pm-7:30pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Studio B
Instructor:

In this workshop, painters will look closely at The Masters’ paintings, investigating the hidden language of a masterpiece to reveal its magical content. Working from a printed copy, painters will produce their own, highly creative version. Drawing or painting in the medium of choice is permitted.

Thursdays

Glass Tattoo Creations with Carolyn Austin

Days & Times:
Thursday July 15th - 10am-12pm
Thursday July 22nd - 10am-12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Studio G
Instructor:

This 2-day workshop will give students an exciting new material to add to their tool bag of glass fusing tricks. Glass powders are mixed with Tattoo Gue to form a gel-like material that can be used with a variety of stencils to create unique designs in glass. Students will then add a variety of sheet glass colors, along with frit and stringers, to create a one-of-a-kind glass dish anyone would be proud to use and display. All materials and firings included. Please wear closed-toed shoes and an apron, if one is available.

Hot Glass Abstract Mosaics

Days & Times:
Thursday June 10th - 9am-12pm
Thursday June 17th - 10am-12pm
Level:
Intermediate
Location:
Studio G
Instructor:

In this 2 day workshop you will learn the process of using a kiln to join together a variety of glass pieces into one solid piece of art. Abstract designs can be achieved in glass fusion using a variety of colors and glass materials such as sheet glass, frit and stringers. The first week we will work on choosing colors and a design. You will learn how to cut glass and transform it into an abstract pattern. The second week you will learn about frit and stringers and how to apply them to your design to create a one of a kind kiln formed piece of art glass! You can then have it slumped into a mold for a functional dish or hang it for display. Bring along a picture of something you might like to create! All materials and firing included. Please wear closed toed shoes, comfortable clothes and an apron if you have one. All guests of the gallery are required to wear a mask, if students do not have a mask the ArtCenter will supply one.

Fridays

Playful Pot of Blooms: A Still Life Fiber Collage with Susan Rienzo

Days & Times:
Friday June 18th - 12pm-3pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Studio J
Instructor:

Create a unique, one-of-a-kind, original, raw edge floral bouquet fiber collage. Use pre-printed floral fabrics or learn to cut original designs. No sewing machine required, as the class will use fast, easy fusing techniques. No patterns needed. Explore designing with the intuitive side of the mind and discover those serendipitous moments. Finishing options will be shown and discussed.

Saturdays

Faded Fan Optical Edge

Days & Times:
Saturday June 19th - 10am-1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Studio G
Instructor:

This elegant dish is sure to get a second look and stir up some conversation. In this 3 hour workshop you will create a complimentary dish set using the basic principles of kiln forming. We will work with stringers of various colors and small glass triangles, cutting and laying them out in a precise pattern surrounding a solid color of sheet glass. When fired in the kin they will physically distort the linear pattern and create an optical fan shape with fading colors. Be amazed at your one of a kind art glass creation! All materials and firing schedules are included. All levels welcome. Please wear closed toe shoes, comfortable clothes and an apron if you have one. All guests of the gallery are required to wear a mask. If students do not have a mask, the ArtCenter will supply one.

Kiln-Carved Glass with Carolyn Austin

Days & Times:
Saturday July 17th - 10am-1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Studio G
Instructor:

Make a lasting impression in glass using kiln carving techniques. Students will learn how to cut and work with fiber papers to create designs that will then be “carved out” into an 8×10 piece of tinted fused glass.
Please wear closed-toed shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron.

The Bendable Glass Stringer with Carolyn Austin

Days & Times:
Saturday July 24th - 10am-1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Studio G
Instructor:

In this workshop, students will learn how stringers are made and how they can manipulate this rigid string of glass into an endless amount of forms using heat. Using a design placement on a 9″x9″ base piece of glass, these forms will then become a one-of-a-kind fused glass art piece. Please wear closed-toed shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron.