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Using Powders with Intention: Textures and Imagery in Glass Online Video Tutorial w/ Warren Norgaard

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Warren Norgaard


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Warren Norgaard is a multi-discipline artist whose focus is in fused and cast glass. Working in the glass mediums since 1990, his work has been shown and collected internationally. His passion for glass has led him to focus his own work around the mandala, and the traditional way they have been created for centuries, developing a method for creating these intricate designs in glass. In 2015, Warren opened Milkweed Arts, a multi-disciplinary facility offering classes in stained glass, fused glass, silk-dyeing, wood turning, and metals, focusing on adult education. He also travels the country teaching his trademark "Mandala technique" at host studios around the US and Canada. Warren resides with his dogs -- Rex, Laverne, and Shirley – in Phoenix, Arizona, and his favorite film is The Princess Bride. As you wish!

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Skill Level: Intermediate



Kiln Size Needed:  Any

Equipment/Machinery Needed:  None

     Another amazing online video class brought to you by AAE & Warren Norgaard.  Using glass powders, Warren will guide you step by step through the ancient process, developed by Tibetan Monks, of creating "sand" mandalas in glass.   No cutting required for this fun & relaxing technique and all levels of glass artists are invited!  This technique will yield incredible results every time.  Warren will take you through the process using a traditional tool called the "Chak-pur" and additionaly, will demonstrate a more conventionalized tool, called the Powder Pro Plus (P3) to assist in your creations.  Designing your own mandala will be discussed but Warren has included SIX mandala patterns to get you started (included in your PDF handouts) for those who want to jump right in.  Even if mandalas are not your cup of tea, the process can be applied to any design and Warren will show you to create that design easily.  

In other chapters, applying variegated leafing to the back of your glass artwork will be demonstrated along with a beautiful way to mount those pieces onto air brushed aluminum panels.  These techniques can be executed on any of your glass work and are essential to your learning library.  This video is easy to follow and packed with information.  Available 24/7 and is yours forever to access.

Private Facebook Group: A private student group has been created on Facebook entitled: “AAE Glass & Warren Norgaard Student Group - Tibetan Mandalas in Glass” You can search the name and request entry or copy and past this link Please allow up to 72 hours for your request to be approved. If you are not approved in 72 hours, please e-mail with your name or order number.

 How to Watch:  Add this class to your cart and purchase as you would any other item.  Once purchased, your video will be available instantly for lifetime access and may be streamed in your video library.  If there are handouts associated with the video class, they will also be located in your library and ready for download.  You may watch the video by full length version or by chapter for easy reference.  View full screen by selecting the four-arrow icon at the bottom right of the video frame.You must be logged into your AAE account to purchase and watch your video.  There are no refunds on video classes and no exceptions to this policy.  Please e-mail customer service prior to purchasing if you have questions.  Thank you.


Tibetan Mandalas in Glass with Warren Norgaard - Full Version01:16:35

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. Introduction to Tools00:06:17

2. Designing & Preparing the Mandala00:05:09

3. The Chakpur Tool00:04:09

4. The Chakpur Mandala00:11:32

5. The P3 Mandala00:14:25

6. Leafing Mandala00:26:26

7. Displaying Your Piece00:07:55

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  1. Fun review by Robin Ogg on 9/29/2018

    This is a fun project to do once mastered. I enjoyed it and found it inspiring.

  2. Fun project review by JUDY Phillips on 9/26/2018

    The information on the firing schedule was very important and helpful

  3. Very different technique review by Amanda Buzek on 9/23/2018

    This technique is very different! Which of course is wonderful! This is a great way to add beautiful pieces to your collections that truly stand out.

  4. I feel like an ancient sand artist. review by Paul DAvis on 9/20/2018

    Warren has a passion for sharing his glass techniques. I have only dreamed of using frit like this. He made it easy and fun wearing a mask of course.

  5. THIS IS AN AWESOME VIDEO!!! review by Tyrone Powell on 9/20/2018

    Sooooo very artistic!!! I have bought all the tools used in this video!!! I can not wait to try this!!! Thanks Warren for sharing this AWESOME technique!!!

  6. Meditation in action review by Karen Melody Shatar on 9/19/2018

    Having watched Tibetan monks make sand mandalas, I always wanted to do this. I have now incorporated this method into my meditation practice as it is so beautiful, soothing and meditative while I'm doing it. The end result draws the eye inward as I am making more complicated designs. It's not one of the fast processes that can be completed in a few hours, but is dramatic when finished.

  7. Great tutorial for "getting zen" with your glass! review by Jacqueline Bowyer on 9/19/2018

    Great tutorial and the price can't be beat. It's like having private instruction in your very own home! I especially enjoy using the chakpur when doing this process since it slows me down and gets me into a calming rhythm while working with the frit. I've made some cute whimsical characters as well as mandalas to hang on the wall. Thanks Warren and AAE Glass!

  8. This video solved a couple of issues of mine having nothing to do with mandalas! review by Shannon on 3/8/2018

    I live in a state in the middle of the country that has no fused glass education center or community. I've been to two classes in 20 years (because of my very busy day job... can't wait until I retire and then I'll be Florida bound for on-site classes at AAE!) so I figure out how to do many things on my own but I have some gaps in my knowledge base. On-line classes like these help me to fill in those gaps. I may not do a mandala (though it does admittedly look like fun) but within the very first segment, I jumped up excitedly and shouted 'Oh! That's how it's done!!' (my dogs were not impressed). There were other 'Oh!' moments throughout the course. Worth every penny.

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