Sasha Zhitneva: Fused Glass as a Painterly Medium, Full Day
Mike Dupille: Mold Making for Kiln Casting, Full Day
The class is open to painters of all levels. It will cover the painting techniques that I most regularly use with the goal of sharing how I paint openly and candidly. Prepare create spontaneous pieces during class (we will use visual reference) as I strongly believe in drawing and everyone having a particular point of view. Please bring brushes, otherwise, inform us if you'll need brushes for the workshop.
Maximum Class Size: 10 Minimum Class Size: 4
Glass Bubble Project: Glass Blowing & Welding, Full Day.
Two workshops offered as an all-day class. Students will learn glass blowing basics including how to work safely in the studio, how to gather from the furnace, and how to use the primary tools. This glass blowing experience includes the creation of 1 solid and 2 blown art glass pieces with the assistance of a Glass Bubble Project instructor. You will also learn the basics of MIG welding, torch, and plasma cutter. Come to us with your ideas and we can help you build it. Project ideas include garden sculpture, robot, decorative wall art, etc. Glass Bubble Project in Ohio City is Cleveland’s premier studio and gallery for glass, metal work, and sustainable art.
Architectural Art Glass always is part of the architecture and will interact with its environment. Therefore, it is reasonable to pay attention to the surrounding architectural situation.
For the concept of a design, it is of importance in what situation the Art Glass will be observed, for instance, while just passing by, like when installed at railway stations or airports, or in a contemplative environment, like churches or museums.
During this workshop, I will introduce various architectural situations and equivalent approaches and strategies for the design development. The consideration of the use of the architectural environment already leads to an idea of the approach to the design. I will present several examples, some of the successful solutions, some of the less successful ones, to be discussed. In addition, different techniques for drafting designs will be presented and discussed. These examples and the, hopefully lively, discussions of the various design concepts, will create a deep understanding of architecture and the
appropriate Art Glass design.
Maximum Class Size: 10
Minimum Class Size: 4
Graham Fox, Whitney Stained Glass Studio, Inc.: Repairing Stained Glass, ½ Day
Rich Lamothe, Glass Strategies: Laminating/Surface Bonding with Bohle 2K Silicone Half Day