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  1. Guest Instructor: Paul Tarlow - Pattern Bar Intensive - December 15-17, 2018

    Guest Instructor: Paul Tarlow - Pattern Bar Intensive - December 15-17, 2018

    December 15-17, 2018 10am - 5pm Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced Few fusing techniques are as fundamental and versatile as those based on pattern bars. In this three day class, you'll learn everything you need to put a wide variety of pattern bar styles to use in your own work. Pattern bar techniques covered range from basic to advanced. Students will take home a large selection of pattern bar slices suitable for incorporating into their own projects. In this class you will learn the following: the fundamentals of constructing and using a basic pattern bar techniques for dammi...

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  2. Guest Instructor: Kari Minnick - The Upper Crust:  Magnificent Surfaces and Compelling Layers for Kiln-Glass - November 14-17, 2018

    Guest Instructor: Kari Minnick - The Upper Crust: Magnificent Surfaces and Compelling Layers for Kiln-Glass - November 14-17, 2018

    November 14-17, 2018 10am - 5pm Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced The Upper Crust: Magnificent Surfaces and Compelling Layers for Kilnformed Glass. The surface is the entry to a work of art. It can stop you in your tracks or lead a viewer into the layers below. It’s the part you want to touch. Using unusual applications of Bullseye sheet glass, powder, stringer and frit, in conjunction with multiple firings, you will learn strategies to enable rich textural surfaces and depth for fused glass. Gritty, slick, or robust relief, kilnforming materials and...

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  3. Workshop: Fused Glass For Absolute Beginners March 11, 2018

    Workshop: Fused Glass For Absolute Beginners March 11, 2018

    Instructor: Molly Date: March 11, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The best fused glass beginner workshop around! A full day of learning the ins and outs of kiln formed glass. Students will learn safety, cutting, heating properties of glass, how to operate a kiln, identifying firing processes, slumping, frit (crushed glass) work, types of glass and much more. This is everything you need to know to start immediately at home or continue your fused glass education by enrolling in other classes! Students will create a 10" plate, a slumped frit candle holder, a seahorse night light and a dichroic pend...

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  4. Tanya Veit - Big Fusing Bootcamp - May 11-15, 2018

    Tanya Veit - Big Fusing Bootcamp - May 11-15, 2018

    Time: 10: a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced (Must have basic fusing knowledge & experience and also be able to cut glass without assistance.) Sign up online or call 239-471-7724 to place a 50% deposit. PLEASE NOTE: Online orders are the best way to guarantee your spot! If you call during NON-BUSINESS hours, we cannot guarantee your place. Online orders are still rolling in and are accepted when we are not open and our classes fill very quickly so please call during customer service hours if want to register over the phone. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST Mon-Fri. The most ...

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  5. Guest Artist: Kelly Crosser Alge - The Glass City - June 6-9, 2018

    Guest Artist: Kelly Crosser Alge - The Glass City - June 6-9, 2018

    June 6-9, 2018 10am - 5pm Take your glass sgraffito drawing skills to a whole new level in this 4 day, fast-paced, intensive workshop! You will develop new skills in visual thinking and observation, as well as gain confidence in your ability to move ideas from your mind's eye into finished artistic compositions. We'll be using glass powder sgraffito drawing techniques to create multiple components of drawn imagery, which will be integrated with specialty sheet glass to design and build a multilayered, 2-D composition in glass. This intensive workshop focuses heavily on learning skills for ...

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  6. Guest Artist: Kelly Crosser Alge - Fused Glass Sgraffito Drawing with Kelly Crosser Alge - June 1-3, 2018

    Guest Artist: Kelly Crosser Alge - Fused Glass Sgraffito Drawing with Kelly Crosser Alge - June 1-3, 2018

    June 1-3,2018 10am - 5pm This intensive workshop will teach you to use glass powders to draw two dimensional imagery in glass. This is meant to be a ‘crossover’ course, joining elements of fine art and fine craft together. We will explore traditional ideas of drawing and using a very non-traditional approach; using glass to interpret line, value, contrast, texture, color, movement, gesture, narrative, and composition. IF you think you can’t draw, this class is for you! In addition to learning simple ‘tricks of the trade’ and improvised technical drawing skills, ...

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  7. Guest Artist: Nancy Weisser - Dream Garden - March 3-7, 2018

    Guest Artist: Nancy Weisser - Dream Garden - March 3-7, 2018

    March 3-7, 2018 10am - 5pm Skill Level: Intermediate  In this exciting workshop Nancy will reveal her process of creating fantastical gardens and imaginary underwater scenes in fused glass. This will be a multi-step and multi-element process that will include many techniques and use of various vitreous materials. Glass forming techniques taught will include: vitrograph stringer and cane forming, working over a torch, making frit from the kiln, crafting part sheets, and other methods for generating a variety of visual effects with frits, powders and dry enamels. Students will be challen...

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  8. *SOLD OUT* Guest Artist: Lois Manno - Modeling Glass: Feathers & More - 1st session May 7-9, 2018

    *SOLD OUT* Guest Artist: Lois Manno - Modeling Glass: Feathers & More - 1st session May 7-9, 2018

    *All supplies are included and lunch will be provided daily. If you have special dietary restrictions (vegetarian, gluten-free etc.) please bring your lunch. Please Review Our Cancellation Policy:  A 100% refund will be given if you cancel your class 30 days BEFORE the class is scheduled to take place. If you are traveling out of state, please do not make travel arrangements until 6-8 weeks prior to class, in case of low enrollment cancellation.  AAE will notify you 6 weeks prior if this is the case.  If you should decide to book earlier, we suggest adding on trip insura...

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  9. *SOLD OUT* Guest Artist: Lois Manno - Modeling Glass: Feathers & More - 1st session May 3-5, 2018

    *SOLD OUT* Guest Artist: Lois Manno - Modeling Glass: Feathers & More - 1st session May 3-5, 2018

    Lois Manno May 3-5, 2018 10-5 Skill Level: Intermediate  Making Feathers with Modeling Glass™ Traditional techniques of working with frit and powdered glass to create three-dimensional objects tend to be labor-intensive, as with pate de verre. Over the past five years, Lois Manno has focused her creative energy toward developing a different way to work with powders and frit, one that opens up an entire new world of creativity. By combining powdered glass with a dry binder, water, and a liquid medium, she has developed a system that turns messy powder into a manageable material w...

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  10. *SOLD OUT* Guest Instructor: Kate MacLeod Kate Rocks Dichroic Casting in March 17-19, 2018

    *SOLD OUT* Guest Instructor: Kate MacLeod Kate Rocks Dichroic Casting in March 17-19, 2018

    Date: March 17 - 19, 2018           3 Day Workshop Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5ish   Class Description: Intrigued by the Kate Rocks! and Concentric Circles?  Looking for more in depth information to jump start your color choices in dichroic glass?  Want to more fully understand the basics of glass casting? Join Kate MacLeod to explore easy yet effective methods to cast with dichroic glass, dichroic extract, glow power, and frit flakes. Yes there are methods to get it all just right!  Learn how to create your own ...

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