Once and a while we offer classes from various masters in their field of art. These special workshops are generally held over multiple days, and are structured to allow students to practice their newly found techniques. More than often students will leave with their own pieces. Fun and informative! Please check this page for future postings.
3-DAY SOFT MURRINI May 7-9, 2017
Cost: $615 Deposit: $250
This 3-day class will cover making murrini and application. The first two days, we will be working on building a number of murrini. The third day, we will be working on various techniques to place the murrini. Bring notebooks, eye protection, your favorite tools, and camera but no video allowed. Beginner to advanced students will benefit from this workshop. www.stumpchuck.com
Class will run 9:30am to no later than 11pm. Meals and glass will be provided. To register, contact Ed Fennell at Crystal Forge glassblowing studio: 402-578-1081.
3-DAY BORO SCULPTURE May 11-13, 2017
Cost: $630 Deposit: $250
This 3-day class will cover sculptural techniques off mandrel. We will be working on animal and human features, general sculptural shapes, and the use of tooling and heat control to maintain crisp detail. Special attention will be paid to color blending to create a wider palette of colors to use in your sculptures. Bring notebooks, your favorite tools, and camera but no video allowed. Beginner to advanced students will benefit from this workshop. www.stumpchuck.com
Class will run 9:30am to no later than 11pm. Meals will be provided. To register, contact Ed Fennell at Crystal Forge glassblowing studio: 402-578-1081.
2-DAY LAMPWORK FINDINGS AND LOW-TECH METAL June 2-3, 2017
Cost: $295 Deposit: $100 Kit Fee (payable to instructor)
$95-105 depending on silver prices
Here is the chance to learn how to feature those amazing beads of yours that you have been struggling with. In day one of this two day class, you will learn my techniques for setting delicate lampwork beads in unique fine silver settings. You will learn dapping and punching techniques for end-caps, slider bar assemblies for barrel beads, hook connections for elongated barrel beads and my signature forceps style spinner bail for those (problematic, I don't know what to do with this amazing) disk bead. Class will consist of working with 3 professionally crafted lampwork blank beads, and by the end of class you will be ready to set your own creations or those beads from your personal collection. In day two we will lean how to create fine silver chains and add one of your own beads for a truly finished project. Each student can provide a personal bead (barrel, disk or tear drop shapes only) made on a 3/8” mandrel to add to their fine silver chain.
All materials and workstations provided by instructor. Lunch will be provided.
facebook: Anne Mitchell Metalworks
KRISTIN FRANTZEN ORR
2-DAY FLOWERS INSIDE AND OUT Sept 9-10, 2017
Cost: $350 Deposit: $100
This class includes one day of encased paperweight style floral beads and one day of striped cane surface floral beads. We will work with a variety of glass including Moretti/Effetre, Lauscha, and Double Helix. Day one covers simple poked dot flowers, multi layered flowers, simple murrini making and use. Day two covers striped cane construction and application for a basic surface floral design. www.kristenfrantzenorr.com
Glass and lunch provided