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Paper-Thin Pâte de Verre with Saman Kalantari

 
Instructor: Saman Kalantari
Date: June 23-26, 2015
Time: 9am-4pm
Class Fee: $689 (non-refundable), includes lab fees, lunch, snacks, and continental breakfast
Special Instructions: Open to all skill levels.
What to Bring: N95 dust mask or respirator, cutting tools (razor blade, scissors, designer knife), several sized paint brushes (from ½” to 2 ½”), sifters for powder and fine frit, notepad & pen.
 

What to Expect

There are many different ways to make pâte de verre objects.  Depending on the work one wants to make, the process can take quite a long time.  In this four day class with international artist Saman Kalantari, learn a new, simple approach to pâte de verre that yields thin-walled glass pieces in a short amount of time.  Using sand as a molding material, various colors, textures and forms of paper-thin glass can be created.  Learn to work in a neat and accurate way while using materials that can be used again.  Learn how to produce glass frits and powder and how to use a sandblaster for finishing work.  Daily objectives and test projects will build students towards a final, sculptural project. Don't miss out on Saman's 2015 U.S. visit!

Learn more about Saman Kalantari.

Enrollment subject to qualifications.

Class size is limited, register today!

Just call 800-525-0940


 

Basic Kiln Casting with Mark Abildgaard

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Kate MacLeod - Dichro Extract
 
 
Instructor: Mark Abildgaard
Date: August 3-5, 2015
Time: 9am-4pm
Class Fee: $589 (non-refundable), includes lab fees, lunch, snacks, and continental breakfast
Special Instructions: No fusing experience required.
What to Bring: Notepad, pen, dust mask, safety glasses, clay working tools, glass cutter & breaking pliers.

 

What to Expect

This intensive hands-on class will explore the possibilities of using clay to create objects to be cast in glass. In this workshop, Mark Abildgaard will guide participants through his entire creative process from clay sculpting, forming plaster/silica molds, to fully  understanding  glass casting techniques and  firing schedules.  In-depth discussion of mold mixes and mold making techniques, as well as firing and annealing schedules will also take place during Abildgaard’s workshop. Students will create 2 to 3 glass pieces during this exciting 3-day workshop & leave with the know-how to create one-of-a-kind cast glass art.

Learn more about  Mark Abildgaard.

Enrollment subject to qualifications.

Class size is limited, register today!

Just call 800-525-0940

 


 
Fired Up! with Lisa Vogt

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Lisa Vogt - Fired Up            

Instructor: Lisa Vogt
Date: August 24-25, 2015
Time: 9am-4pm
Class Fee: $379 (non-refundable), includes lab fees, lunch, snacks, and continental breakfast
Special Instructions: Open to all skill levels.
What to Bring: Notepad, pencil, dust mask, safety glasses, glass cutter, breaking pliers, mosaic nippers, 12” ruler/straight edge, scissors, plus a small hobby style paint brush and tweezers.  Students should also bring 3-5, 4x6” photo prints of past work.
 
 
What to Expect

Fired Up!, fusing for the adventurous is the workshop you’ve been waiting for! Fuel that burning desire to break out of yourcomfort zone, elevate your skill level and grow your creative talent. In this comprehensive workshop, Lisa will show you how to develop your own distinctive design style and apply that unique flair to make engaging, stand-out artwork.

You’ll learn how to utilize different techniques in combination to create striking, artistic pieces. Receive step-by-step instruction and trade tips for project layout and assembly. Gain valuable experience while working with an assortment of tools, supplies and fusible materials, in ways that open creative expression. Receive key information on time-tested fusing practices, kiln operation and specifics for firing gallery quality glasswork.

Both intermediate and advanced fusers alike will find value in the practical uses of the many innovative techniques employed in making the class projects. Students will leave class with several projects, firing guides, plus the working knowledge and confidence to go bigger and make more elaborate pieces of art.  By workshops end, you’ll be a well-equipped pioneer; eager to blaze new artistic trails all your own. 

Learn more about Lisa Vogt.

Enrollment subject to qualifications.

Class size is limited, register today!

Just call 800-525-0940


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Cast Away with Lisa Vogt

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Lisa Vogt - Cast Away     

Instructor: Lisa Vogt
Date: August 26-27, 2015
Time: 9am-4pm
Class Fee: $379 (non-refundable), includes lab fees, lunch, snacks, and continental breakfast
Special Instructions: Open to all skill levels.
What to Bring: Glass cutter, breaking pliers, mosaic nippers, safety glasses, a narrow blade putty knife, single edge razor blades, hobby/razor knife, dust mask, latex gloves, pencil, 12” ruler/straight edge, scissors, a plastic spoon plus a small hobby style paint brush and tweezers.

What to Expect

Think big, think heavy, think glass casting!  In this class Lisa Vogt will teach you several innovative techniques she uses to cast large scale and small scale works of art.  You will be guided and shown step-by-step how to design, build and fire in your own custom made casting molds.  Beginner and advanced students alike will gain valuable knowledge that they can apply immediately to push their work to an exciting, new level.  Students will make several projects, and leave class with process outlines and technical information. Your new found abilities will have your mind whirling in new creative directions, ready to seek new shores, drifting, exploring, literally cast away!

Learn more about Lisa Vogt

Enrollment subject to qualifications.

Class size is limited, register today!

Just call 800-525-0940

 


 
Palette Knife Painting with Anne Nye

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Instructor: Anne Nye
Date: September 9-11, 2015
Time: Wednesday - Thursday from 9am-4pm, Friday from 9am-1pm
Class Fee: $579(non-refundable), includes lab fees, lunch, snacks, and continental breakfast
Special Instructions: Fusing experience is required.
What to Bring: Safety glasses, Powder Vibe unit and tips (if you have one), photographs to use for individual studies, small palette knives (if you have them), N95 Dust Respirator masks (or better), pen, & a drawing pad.

What to Expect

Join D&L and Anne Nye for a hands-on course with an emphasis on the artistic possibilities of creating scenes withher new palette knife method. This workshop is perfect for traditional watercolor or acrylic painters who would like to try their hand at glass, as well as accomplished glass artists.

Students will be guided through the process of “palette knife glass” while creating studies of different landscape elements such as clouds, trees, water, and more. Techniques learned through these small studies can then be applied to their own compositions. Participants will learn how to develop sketches from photos for successful frit paintings and also learn which photos work best. Compositional basics such as color balance, shading/contouring, and value will all be discussed and implemented during this workshop.

Participants will be lead through a series of experiments with color, creating thumbnails that will serve as smaller studies, aiding in the creation of the final pieces. The sample tiles created in this workshop will serve as a valuable reference tool for future projects. On the final day of the workshop, Anne and participants will critique and troubleshoot any issues that occurred during the pieces’ firing, as well as learn how to apply the palette knife technique to “painting” flowers in glass.

Learn more about Anne Nye

Enrollment subject to qualifications.

Class size is limited, register today!

Just call 800-525-0940

 

 

Float Glass Faces with Richard La Londe

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Float Glass Faces - Richard La Londe

Instructor: Richard La Londe
Date: September 21, 2015
Time: 9am-4pm
Class Fee: $199 (non-refundable), includes lab fees, lunch, snacks, and continental breakfast
Special Instructions: No fusing experience required
What to Bring: Notepad, pencil, dust mask, safety glasses, glass cutter, breaking pliers, mosaic nippers, 12” ruler/straight edge, scissors, plus a small hobby style paint brush and tweezers.  Students should also bring 3-5, 4x6” photo prints of past work.

 What to Expect

Join Richard La Londe and D&L Art Glass Supply for an intensive one day workshop which will cover fusing float glass, otherwise known as window glass, and combining it with numerous materials to create a two-sided dimensional mask.

Vitreous enamels, silver, and other metal foils will be intro­duced to float glass to create a complex and unique mask, which will then be fused and slumped using a fiber blanket mold. During this workshop, participants will learn to distin­guish the different sides of float glass from one another, how to create reactions with mixed metals, and how to put an end to devitrification, helping to enhance future pieces. Metal stands will also be created in order to display participants’ finished masks.

This is an amazing opportunity to study with a pioneer in glass fusing. Richard La Londe was one of the original glass fusing instructors for Bullseye Glass Company, has taught at Pilchuck Glass School, and multiple workshops throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

Learn more about Richard La Londe.

Enrollment subject to qualifications.

Class size is limited, register today!

Just call 800-525-0940

 


 

Fused Glass Art and Technique: Cave Painting and Mandala with Richard La Londe

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Fused Glass Art and Technique - Richard La Londe

 

Instructor: Richard La Londe
Date: September 22-24, 2015
Time: 9am-4pm
Class Fee: $589 (non-refundable), includes lab fees, lunch, snacks, and continental breakfast
Special Instructions: Fusing experience is required.
What to Bring: Notepad, pen, dust mask, glass cutter, safety glasses, & breaking pliers.

What to Expect

Join D&L and Richard La Londe for a three-day workshop exploring exciting techniques used to create imagery in glass. Fusing experience is required, as you will be using several different techniques to create a “cave painting” and a “mandala” during this class.

Capture the ability to bring scenes to life using Richard La Londe’s techniques. Create beautiful imagery using sheet glass, frit and metals. La Londe will guide students through the entire creative process, including design techniques, the liquid glass line method, multi-layer work, silver foil, multiple firings and more. Using the lessons in this workshop, students will leave with two aluminum mounting systems and three, approximately 9x9” fused pieces.

This is an amazing opportunity to study with a pioneer in glass fusing. Richard La Londe was one of the original glass fusing instructors for Bullseye Glass Company, has taught at Pilchuck Glass School, and multiple workshops throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Spots will fill up fast, don’t wait to get yours! 

Learn more about Richard La Londe.

Enrollment subject to qualifications.

Class size is limited, register today!

Just call 800-525-0940

 


 
Creating Dimension with Paul Messink

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Creating Dimension - Paul Messink 

Instructor: Paul Messink
Date: October 1-3, 2015 or October 5-7, 2015
Time: 9am-4pm
Class Fee: $559 (non-refundable), includes lab fees, lunch, snacks, and continental breakfast
Special Instructions: Fusing experience is required.
What to Bring: Notepad, pen, dusk mask, safety glasses & paint brushes. Students are encouraged to choose and bring to the class two 4" x 6" images for compositions they would like to use in the class. Important image selection guidelines will be provided prior to class.

 What to Expect

D&L is excited to offer a NEW three day workshop covering dimension and depth with Paul Messink.  Fusing experience is required; students will learn how to mix and apply enamels to glass layers, stack them, and fuse them into solid panels. 

Messink will guide students through design and painted imagery to create dimensional layouts.  Two 4x6” projects will be completed during the workshop along with discussions about firing schedules, fusing process temperatures, kiln loading instructions, and finishing techniques.  

Drawing and painting experience is not required as enamel application techniques will be demonstrated.  This workshop is designed to be very accessible to those who might be intimidated to pick up a paint brush.

Learn more about Paul Messink

Enrollment subject to qualifications.

Class size is limited, register today!

Just call 800-525-0940


 
The Modern Murrini: A New Twist to Ancient Techniques with Jim Weiler

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Jim Weiler - Modern Murrini

Instructor: Jim Weiler
Date: October 12-15, 2015
Time: 9am-5pm
Class Fee: $689 (non-refundable), includes lab fees, lunch, snacks, and continental breakfast
Special Instructions: Basic glass cutting experience is preferred.  The instructor and staff will handle all hot shop techniques with design input from the student. Students applying for enrollment with hot shop experience may participate in hot glass techniques at the discretion and direction of the instructor and D&L staff members.
What to Bring: Notepad, pen, dust mask, safety glasses, glass cutter & breaking pliers.  Please wear cotton clothing, long pants and closed toed shoes.

What to Expect

Utilize modern equipment and kilnforming techniques in this NEW class with Jim Weiler.  This class will take students through the process of designing and executing the ancient technique of glass murrini.  Students will compose and fuse compatible colored sheet glass into blocks that the instructor and staff will pick up, manipulate, and stretch using a hot shop glory hole.

The final delicate murrini patterns will be exposed once the canes are cut into their cross sections.  Students will exploreoptions for composition with the resulting parts while picking up valuable skills and tricks to understanding the fusing process.  There will be a precise balance between the studio dance of the hot shop, the introspection and deliberate approach found in the kiln shop, and the dedication and discipline needed in the cold shop.  Students will create two plates in class and have lots of leftover murrini for later projects.  

Learn more about Jim Weiler.

Enrollment subject to qualifications.

Class size is limited, register today!

Just call 800-525-0940

 


  
Kiln Glass Sgraffito Drawing with Kelly Crosser Alge
 

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Instructor: Kelly Crosser Alge
Date: October 26-28, 2015
Time: 9am-4pm
Class Fee: $569 (non-refundable), includes lab fees, lunch, snacks, and continental breakfast.
Special Instructions: Some fusing experience is helpful.
What to Bring: Round wheel mosaic nippers, rubber tipped drawing tools, Elmer’s glue, large straight edges, fine sifters, notepad, pen, sharpie, pencils, dust mask, glass cutter, safety glasses, & breaking pliers.

 

What to Expect

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, 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, you’ll have the freedom and individual encouragement to experiment with ways to use glass to create drawn imagery that tell a story, evokes emotion, and expresses mood.  Previous drawing experience is not necessary, but an open mind and some fusing experience is helpful. By the time you leave you will have gained a new awareness of the visual language that is possible with kiln formed glass, as well as confidence in your ability to “see” as an artist. 

Additional topics to be covered: Kiln formed cane and murrini, collage part sheets for sgraffito drawing, tool making, incorporating color, reactive glass, volume control, firing schedules, and finishing.

Learn more about Kelly Crosser Alge.

Enrollment subject to qualifications.

Class size is limited, register today!

Just call 800-525-0940

 


 Advanced Fusing Techniques with Patty Gray

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Patty Gray - Advanced Fusing Techniques     

Instructor: Patty Gray
Date: November 9-11, 2015
Time: 9am-4pm
Class Fee: $769 (non-refundable), includes lab fees, lunch, snacks, and continental breakfast
Special Instructions: Fusing experience is required.
What to Bring: Glass cutter, breaking pliers, mosaic nippers, straight edge, ruler, square, utility knife, scissors, safety glasses, dust mask, rubber boots, notepad, pen, sharpie.

What to Expect

Broaden your artistic experience and expand your kiln forming skills in this intensive 3-Day workshop.  Learn techniques, tips, and tricks with renowned teacher and glass artist Patty Gray!  In this hands-on class you will explore many possibilities and apply them to projects you create in the class.  Patty will introduce you to many styles and processes, and provide you with knowledgeable information about how and why these processes work. This will be a fast-paced 3 days covering a wide range of techniques designed to inspire you and get you excited about new ideas for your own work.  Some of the techniques covered in this class include: pattern bars, fused mosaics, murrini molds, individual combing, vitrograph manipulation, kiln carving, dichroic glass, coldworking, and many, many more!  The goal for this class is for you to learn skills that help you develop artistically.

Learn more about Patty Gray.

Enrollment subject to qualifications.

Class size is limited, register today!

Just call 800-525-0940

 

 
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