Date: May 5-7, 2017
3 Day Workshop
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5ish
Skill Level: Intermediate
Take your fused glass beyond the bowl! It’s time to create light catching sculpture that touches the heart and communicates to the soul. It doesn’t matter if you’re going for a loose abstract design or a strictly photographic image, you’ll learn how to make it happen in this exciting new workshop! Each new skill and technique can be applied to small work as well as larger projects, making this a “don’t miss” class!
The focus of this workshop is on the development and printing of images in tall, transparent, glass sculptures. Students will learn a high-tech, “no-fuss” modern screen-printing technique that is attainable in any studio. We’ll work with photo manipulation software, glass enamels and powder (Bullseye Glass) applications, and apply direct painting techniques to our imagery on multiple layers of glass. The image layers will then be fired, stacked, and fired again to create tall thick slabs of transparent glass. The slabs will then be cut, ground, polished and mounted. Students will become skilled at preparing personalized images, creating their own silk screens, layering images, and mastering the firing schedules that deliver success, plus effective kiln casting and cold working techniques. Each student will cut, grind and polish their pieces, and learn how to create and mount their base pieces. As an added bonus, students will experience a second project utilizing our same screens for powder printing! Some fusing experience is necessary to participate, but advanced skills are not required to be successful!
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: 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 30 days BEFORE the class is scheduled to take place. If you cancel your class within 30 days of the class, a refund will be given only if your spot can be replaced. 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.