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Half Payment - Guest Instructor Studio Workshop: Advanced Pattern Making in Kiln Formed Glass w/ Ian Chadwick • 12/16/20

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December 16 - 20, 2020
5 Day Workshop
Half Payment

Skill Level: Intermediate



December 16 - 20, 2020

10: 00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 *This is for 50% payment of the class.  You will be contacted 45 days before the class to remit payment for the remaining balance which will be $625.00.


Symmetry can be used as a fundamental design tool. Symmetry is used by man and nature as a
device to add continuity, balance and harmony to a chaotic universe, its use in art and design,
consequently, attains an aesthetic of order and familiarity.

In this five-day course participants will explore principles of advanced pattern forming in fused glass.
Using pre-formed Bullseye colored glass striped sheets, students will expand their knowledge and
experience of kiln-forming and cold-working techniques to produce intricate patterns which utilize
symmetry and geometry to create hypnotizing mandala-like patterns. Participants will be guided
through the creation of Bullseye glass striped sheets which once fired will be deconstructed and
reassembled. Participants will learn how the arrangement of tone and color can enhance the optical
properties of the pattern design and how to lay out the pattern using principles of four-fold and eight-
fold symmetry. Students will utilize these concepts and techniques to create a glass tile of their own


Ian Chadwick has a background in sculpture and stained-glass window design, disciplines which he
applies to his constantly evolving range of kiln-formed glass art. The glass Ian produces uses
rotational symmetry as a tool to achieve patterns which exhibit a hypnotic, op-art effect. Ian uses kiln-
forming techniques to produce sheets of striped, colored glass which are then deconstructed and
reconstructed into mandala-like patterns. These arrangements are then kiln-fired and cold worked to
produce the finished piece. This work embodies Ian’s interest in the esoteric art of sacred geometry,
commonly found in the rose windows of cathedrals and the mandalas of eastern religious

CANCELLATION & BOOKING POLICY.  PLEASE READ: In the unlikely event that AAE cancels the class you will receive a full refund. A 100% refund will be given if you cancel your class 45 days BEFORE the class is scheduled to take place. If you cancel your class within 45 days of the class, a refund will be given only if your spot can be replaced.  If you are traveling from out of town, please DO NOT make travel arrangements prior to 60 days of the class in case the class is cancelled due to low enrollment (unlikely.) You are welcome to email us at to check on the rate of enrollment at anytime.  AAE Glass will not refund any travel, air or accommodations if class is cancelled. There are no exceptions to this policy. If you have an emergency and are unable to attend last minute, please call us and we will work with you to resolve the matter.


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