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Basic Kiln Casting with Mark Abildgaard

Abilgaard  - Basic Kiln Casting
 
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.

Check out the Basic Kilncast Glass video here

Enrollment subject to qualifications.

Class size is limited, register today!

Just call 800-525-0940 or Email us for more information or to register for this class click here.


Catch the Right Light: How to Photograph Glass with Addison Doty

Abilgaard  - Basic Kiln Casting
 
Instructor: Addison Doty
Date: August 17, 2015 (session full) or August 18, 2015
Time: 9am-4:30pm
Class Fee: $239 (non-refundable), includes lab fees, lunch, snacks, and continental breakfast 
Special Instructions: Prior to class, students will be required to complete a brief questionnaire and provide 2-3 images (8x10" at 100 dpi or 800x1000px) of glass that they have photographed.
What to Bring: Notepad, pen, images of work, camera, camera upload cord, tripod (if possible), laptop (if possible) & a small glass piece to photograph
 

What to Expect

Document your work the way it deserves to be shown!   Come to D&L for this amazing opportunity to learn from a skilled photographer with years of experience photographing various forms of glass art.  Learn the best methods for shooting with a phone, point and shoot camera, or digital or film slr’s. Explore techniques to enhance your images with both basic and more sophisticated photo editing software. Whether you are photographing small kilnformed jewelry pieces or large blown glass vessels, using high-end equipment or your phone, “Catch the Right Light” will be tailored to fit your needs.  This one day class of lectures and demonstrations will leave you feeling like you can capture the true story of your glass work.  Don’t hesitate to register; this class is open to students of all photography skill levels.

Learn more about  Addison Doty.

Enrollment subject to qualifications.

Class size is limited to 9 students, register today!

Just call 800-525-0940 or Email us for more information or to register for this class click here.


Fired Up! with Lisa Vogt

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 your comfort 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.

Check out Fired Up video here.

Enrollment subject to qualifications.

Class size is limited, register today!

Just call 800-525-0940 or Email us for more information or to register for this class click here.


Cast Away with Lisa Vogt

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.

Check out Cast Away video here

Enrollment subject to qualifications.

Class size is limited, register today!

Just call 800-525-0940 or Email us for more information or to register for this class click here.


Palette Knife Painting with Anne Nye

Nye - Palette Knife Painting
 
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 with her 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 or Email us for more information or to register for this class click here.


Sandblasting for the Glass Artist with Meredith Gill

Sandblasting
 
Instructor: Meredith Gill    
Date: Friday September 25, 2015
Time: 9am-4:30pm
Class Fee:

$239 (non-refundable), includes lab fees, lunch, snacks, and continental breakfast

Special Instructions: Fusing experience required
What to Bring: Designer knife with extra blades, self-healing cutting mat, burnishing tool, fine tipped paint brushes, notepad, pen, dust mask, safety glasses, glass cutter & breaking pliers. Option: Several printed copies of black and white (no gray) designs/patterns/pictures no larger than 6x6”.  If you would like to have your own pair of gloves for the sandblaster, feel free to bring a pair of rubber kitchen gloves. 
 

What to Expect

From lightly frosting the surface of glass, to carving deep grooves, sandblasting adds tremendous value in creating and finishing works of art glass.  In this one day, fast-paced workshop, students will be guided through a series of sandblasting techniques to complete four separate projects. Different masking methods will be used to create imagery with distinct appearances and will expose students to both simple, budget conscious methods as well as those using specialized equipment. By the end of the day, students will have enough information to create their own uniquely designed sandblasted piece. Students will also learn about fire polishing, firing schedules, resists, photosensitive materials and simple image preparation.

Learn more about Meredith Gill

Enrollment subject to qualifications

Class size is limited to 8 students, register today!

Enrollment subject to qualifications.

Just call 800-525-0940 or Email us for more information or to register for this class click here.

 

Creating Dimension with Paul Messink

Messink - Creating Dimension
 
Instructor: Paul Messink
Date: October 1-3, 2015 or October 5-7, 2015 (Full - Please add your name to the wait list if interested)
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 or Email us for more information or to register for this class click here.

 

Kiln Glass Sgraffito Drawing with Kelly Crosser Alge

Kelly - Alge - Glass Sgraffito Drawing
 
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 or Email us for more information or to register for this class click here.


Advanced Fusing Techniques with Patty Gray

Gray - 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 or Email us for more information or to register for this class click here.

 
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