Title: Dream Garden • Volume I: Floral Garden
Master Class w/ Nancy Weisser
Running Time: 3 Hours & 4 minutes
Note: All supplies to complete the projects in this video are listed below this description box on this video page. Tools/Equipment needed for this technique are also listed in the info tab directly to the right of this description tab.
Description: This highly anticpated Master class can now be learned in the comfort of your home! This video does not expire and is yours forever. Watch anytime.
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.
- 4mm Tekta Clear Glass
- Lt. Aqua Marine - 001408 Frit Fine & Powder
- Neo Lavender - 001442 - Frit Fine & Powder
- Aventurine Green - 001112 - Fine Frit
- Lt. Violet - 001428 - Frit Fine & Powder
- Lt. Aventurine Green - 001412 Powder
- White Opal 000113 - Medium Frit
- Clear 001101 - Powder
- 2-3 Bullseye Fusible Olive Green Rods 000212-0576-F
- 2-3 Bullseye Fusible Warm White Rods 000920-0576-F
- 2-3 Bullseye Fusible Cobalt Blue Rods 000114-0576-F
- AAE Glass Floral Garden Vitrigraph (or make your own.)
- AAE Glass Meadow Murrine (or make your own.)
- Rails & Pin Set
- Bullseye GlasTac
- Bullseye Dams
- 400G Diamond Hand Pad
- EZ Fire Enamels in Blue, White, Red, Citrus, Sun Yellow
- Hot Head Torch ( Don't panic!This is easy & FUN!
- MAPP Gas holder and clamp set
- Heat resisyant work surface 11x17" - We have a limited amount in stock
- 5" SS Tweezers
- 9 3/4" Tweezers
- SS Tweezer Mashers
- SS Precision Scissors
- Wheeled Mosaic Nippers
- Red Sifters
- General Studio Tools (cutters, breakers, grozers, rulers etc.)
- MAPP Gas tank (any hardware store)
This technique does not require any coldworking equipment except a 400G diamond hand pad for lightly sanding off any glass points after firing.
In one of the segments in this video, Nancy instructs how to create vitrograph stringers. If you do not have a vitrograph kiln, AAE has created the stringers for you in Nancy's recipe. You can purchase them HERE. Vitrograph stringers are NOT required for the process, it adds to it. This is a matter of artistic expression.
Great video covering many techniques! review by Denise Bielick on 9/22/2018
This is a great detailed video covering many techniques. The handout that comes with the video is great. I love that the handout is detailed enough to use when at my workbench. Video covers vitrograph, torch work, part sheets, using frit and enamels. Great class! Can't wait for Volume 2!
Great class for getting imagination going!! review by Amy Bowman Moore on 9/21/2018
This class was great for sparking ideas, for me. It was excellent instruction on multi-firing and mounting methods without much cold working. I used my education coins to help with cost of video......great way to help with cost.... thank you for the experience!
WOW!!! review by Tyrone Powell on 9/20/2018
This is incredible!!! Such a fun video!!! Nancy really does an excellent job on demonstrating the techniques uses in this one!!! Absolutely can't wait to try to make my garden!!!
Yes, a dream..... review by DIANNE VdC on 9/20/2018
Use up scrap glass!
This video has it all!
So many great ideas and techniques!
I love this video!
Wonderful review by Sheryl on 9/19/2018
I loved this video :) it was full of great techniques. Definitely worth the time and money. It will not disappoint.
Wow! Loved this class!!! review by debby on 9/19/2018
Nancy is an awesome instructor! She includes a lot of great information throughout the glass and the handouts are very detailed. Her techniques are fun and used up some much scrap glass. I can't wait for part 2!
Fabulous review by Carole Bowen on 9/19/2018
I was looking for a new technique when I saw the emails from AAE announcing Nancy’s video. I couldn’t wait for it to be published and have watched it over and over. The techniques are very straight forward and Nancy’s teaching style is easy to follow. I currently have a project in the works and hope to post the finished project. Plus I just heard part 2 is coming out in October. In better get working.
Excellent review by Clint Schrader on 9/19/2018
the presentation and explanation were excellent. I was able to follow along very well. What helped was the PDF after that allowed to skip back without finding the place on the video if you had questions or needed to review. Very well done
Great video! review by susan hogan on 9/19/2018
Lots of great procedures
Great video review by Temple on 9/19/2018
Nancy is so inspirational with her ideas. She has a no mistake ideation which allows the watcher to dream big. She takes ordinary glass and makes it extraordinary. After watching this I picked up a piece I had started months ago and had put aside and made it into a piece I am proud of. She shows you how to layer and refire pieces multiple times, how to pull vitrograph and basically how to think outside the box. It is a great video.
Learned a lot of cool techniques! review by Jennifer Stockman on 9/19/2018
This was a great tutorial. I was hesitant to purchase it because I don't know that I would make the "garden", although pretty, it isn't my style. But I am SO glad I did buy it anyhow because the techniques she shows and hits she gives has my mind whirling with creative ideas to use the techniques in other projects!
I really did enjoy it and am looking forward to the Under the Sea class..... and actually, maybe the garden is my style after all - at least I want to try one or two. :)
I have already used a few of the methods in other projects and am loving the result!
This video did not disappoint ... tons of techniques and all sort of inspiration! review by Trisha on 9/15/2018
I wanted to take this class in person, but life got in the way ... so decided to pick up the video. Well worth it!
It's always fun taking a class from Nancy. It's not only a good time but you learn tons of techniques, shortcuts, and there's always organizational secrets to help you out.
Well ... this video did not disappoint. It's full of great techniques that can be used in all sorts of projects, pointers on how to keep unique pieces ready and at your fingertips, and lots of whimsical inspiration to get the imagination jumping. Definitely well worth having in your library!
Outstanding!!! review by Bridget on 9/5/2018
This class is packed with information that will definitely be used in future fusing projects. All of the different elements that are discussed are explained with thoroughness that a novice can understand and replicate. I have purchased several video classes and all have been good; this one however, is outstanding with the amount of information and technique that is packed into it. The instructor is clear and concise. The level of detail in her examples are excellent. Well worth the admission price!
Wow just wow ! review by Erika on 8/18/2018
Well you guys hit it out of the ball park this time ! Nancy what an incredible teacher you are this is the type of fusing tutorial I have been looking for since I began thank you