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Dream Garden - Volume II: Sea Garden Online Video Class w/ Nancy Weisser

  • Dream Garden - Volume II: Sea Garden w/ Nancy Weisser Dream Garden - Volume II: Sea Garden w/ Nancy Weisser

Nancy Weisser


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Nancy Weisser has focused on glass as a medium since 1980. She owns and operates Weisser Glass Studio in Kensington MD. Nancy is known not only as a skilled and distinguished artist but also as an outstanding educator in the field of glass. She has taught countless classes in her studio as well as hosting nationally known instructors. Through her studio and education program she has made a substantial contribution to the dynamic growth of the Washington DC glass community and beyond.

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SKU: Vid-NW-02

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Skill Level: Intermediate



     In Volume 2 Nancy takes you through all the steps to create a fantasy underwater garden teaming with sea life. In this video lesson students will learn methods of layering imagery through multiple firings and building depth while learning processes for creating elements that will be used to create the imagery. Students will learn new techniques not covered in part one as well as learn new variations of some methods contained in part one. Techniques taught include frit making (how and why), crafting pattern sheets with frit and stringer, creating patterned vitrograph stringer, cane and manipulated elements, enameled bits, making torchworked pieces for adding detail to your design, and strategies for eliminating coldworking and devitrification.  Beyond building a sea garden project the lessons taught will open your eyes to methods and techniques that can be applied to a multitude of kiln projects.  As an added bonus throughout the lessons you will learn the language of artistry, including topics like color selection, contrast and composition without being overwhelmed by these basic concepts. Nancy will encourage you to trust your instincts, use your curiosity and work in an improvisational way leading you to become a more creative maker.

Private Student Facebook Group:  To further your education, you will be allowed entry to a private student group with Nancy and AAE.  Since this group is closed, you must request to join and we cannot add you automatically.  Please allow up to 72 hours to cross check registrations.  Be prepared to provide your order number at the time of request.  The FB group link is here:

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Dream Garden - Volume II: Sea Garden - Full Version02:41:21

This video can be watched in your library by full version or chapter selection. Handouts and firing schedules can be downloaded and found in your library next to the "watch now" button.

1. Introduction00:01:49

2. Background Layers w/ Powders00:18:31

3. Making Your Own Frit00:17:54

4. Adding Pattern w/ Frits00:15:17

5. Pulling Vitrograph Sea Plants00:25:12

6. Making Pattern Sheets & Enamel Bits00:29:00

7. Growing the Sea Garden00:13:22

8. Torchwork00:19:01

9. The Final Layer00:07:14

10. The Final Firing00:02:17

11. Framing & Presenting Your Garden00:11:44

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  1. Special review by Caren on 9/8/2019

    Love this, one of my great sellers, excellent teacher, great video. Good on detail

  2. Fantastic review by Malu on 1/13/2019

    She is a great teacher, she take time to explain each step, an you learn so much.....I am so please it is a great value

  3. Another Winner review by Catherine McCann on 1/8/2019

    I love how Nancy uses color. I learned so many valuable lessons from this video and cannot wait to start my creative juices and create my own dream garden!

  4. Fantastic class I loved review by Melissa Coates on 10/30/2018

    I was looking forward to taking this video classe so much that I purchased it before it was ready. I wanted to tell you it was worth it. I loved this video classes Dream Garden Sea Garden. After viewing this video I decided to purchase Dream Garden volume one. I am so glad that I did purchase it, because you need the combined knowledge of both videos to receive the full benefit. You can take what you learned and create your own scenic peices. I want to use what I have learned to create a desert landscapes scene.

  5. This is what dreams are made of! review by DianneVdC on 10/27/2018

    Nancy is a stupendous,inspiring , generous teacher! She has shared so many interesting techniques, my head is spinning! From vitrigraph, to torch work, to Frit making, the ideas are so helpful and practical. Don’t miss this video! this video is a great investment.

  6. Wow! review by DIANNE on 10/26/2018

    Nancy has shared so many practical techniques that I hope to put to use right away. She’s a generous teacher and explains everything clearly. I’m so happy to own this video and be able to reference it over and over. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

  7. WOW!!!! Awesome Class! review by Debby on 10/19/2018

    What a great class!! Nancy is an awesome teacher!! I learned so many new techniques that weren't in Dream Garden I. I'm really hoping there will be a Dream Garden III.

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