Dream Garden - Volume I: Floral Garden Online Video Class w/ Nancy Weisser

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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.


Kiln Size Needed:  Project adaptable to any size kiln

Equipment/Machinery Needed:  None 

Description: This highly anticpated Master class can now be learned in the comfort of your home! 

In this video lesson Nancy will reveal her process of creating fantastical gardens in glass. This will be a multi-step and multi-element process that will include many techniques and use of various vitreous materials. Beyond walking you through a floral garden project step by step, firing by firing, the glass forming techniques you learn in this lesson can be applied to a multitude of projects.

Included in this lesson: vitrograph planning and process - if you do not have a vitrograph kiln to create the elements,  AAE is now selling vitrograph stringers for your convenience - working over a torch to create unique fusible elements, planning and crafting part sheets, methods for generating a variety of visual effects using frits, powders and dry enamels. Students also learn how to work with HXtal glue to make a final professional presentation of their project. Nancy will challenge you to think outside the box, and make decisions in an improvisational way, creating art in real time! Nancy also imparts little gems of wisdom gained through working with glass as a medium for nearly 40 years including tips for keeping your workspace tidy, reducing waste, storing elements, safety, and strategies for minimizing coldworking. The ideas and approaches presented in this video are sure to help you gain a better understanding of kiln formed glass in general. All of this plus a beautiful 30-page handout that reviews and highlights important information covered in this online class.


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:


How to Watch:   Add this class to your cart and purchase as you would any other item.  Once purchased, go to "My Dashboard" on the left hand side of your dashboard, there is a "My Videos" link.  Select that and watch this online class as many times as you wish.  It never expires and it will always be there!  You may watch full screen by selecting the icon in the bottom right hand corner of the video screen.  Chapters have also been installed for you to reference key points throughout your class so you can jump right to the lesson you desire to watch.  You may also use your Education Coins earned on prior AAE Glass purchases (found in your account) to reduce the price of the class by using the slide bar on the product video page or if you have enough coins, do not pay a dollar!  You must be logged into your AAE account to purchase and watch your video.  Watch this instructional video HERE on how the Education Coin program works. *NO REFUNDS FOR ONLINE VIDEO CLASSES* *NO EXCEPTIONS* All SUPPLIES, TOOLS & EQUIPMENT THAT ARE NEEDED ARE LISTED ON THIS PAGE.  Please review all of this information before you purchase. 



Dream Garden - Volume I: Floral Garden - Full Version03:00:36

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. Introduction00:01:43

2. Overview00:00:45

3. Constructing the first layer00:11:19

4. Preparing for & firing the first layer00:05:49

5. Completing the first layer with color00:07:44

6. Introduction to vitrograph00:09:19

7. Pulling Vitrograph00:16:47

8. Review of vitrograph elements00:03:27

9. Working with frits00:23:12

10. Making pattern sheets00:13:32

11. Working with pattern sheets and vitrograph elements00:09:26

12. Growing the garden with pattern and vitrograph elements00:08:30

13. Making enameled bits00:15:42

14. Torchwork00:13:38

15. Adding the Final Layer to Your Garden00:19:04

16. Finishing & Presenting Your Garden00:20:38

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