2 day class with Bronwen Heilman, Reverse Paining On Glass, Glass Bead Making.
Bronwen Heilman is the Director of the Hot Shop at The Sonoran Glass School in Tuscon, Arizona, and is an Internationally known glass artist.
Saturday and Sunday August 31- Sept 1, 2019. 10Am till 4PM Bring a lunch or restaurants in the village. $825.00 per student.
This is an intermediate class focusing on how to work with enamels and how to apply them. We will be focusing on applying wet enamel, capturing your own line-drawings on a flat surface then, after firing the enamels; we will apply your image to a bead. Duration: 2 days
Day 1: We will be creating our own one-of-a-kind small glass paintings. We will learn how different brushes create different effects, and how to sign you name on your work.
Day 2: We will be lighting the torch and rolling up our sleeves, as well as ourpaintings, to create beautiful pieces of wearable art. There will be a lot of hands on practice in order become comfortable with the amount of heat we need, and the new tools we will be using to make the images permanent on our beads. All equipment, tools, glass & enamels included. Beginner enamel kits and tools will be available for purchase from instructor if desired. All students must be at least 18 years of age. Wear 100% cotton clothing, tie long hair back, and wear closed toed shoes. We will send ‘homework’ before your class.
Supplies (supplied by Student):
Safety glass working glasses. Didymium flame working glasses. And if youdon’t wear glasses, please bring safety glasses, as we will be cutting glass. Dust mask (N100 or P100 are best) Working gloves (laytex, nitril or vinyl) Homework (I will send you a copy before the class) Bead making tools and favorite flame working tools.
When: August 14th – 18th 2019
Where: Summit Arts Center Government Camp
Register at the door. $45 One Day or $90 for the whole event. We recommend you reserve your Mt.Hood lodging early. Visit our Housing Page for local options. Parking is available for RV’s and trailers. Must check in with registration tent BEFORE setting up. Camping is readily available both in and off site. Recommendations available at the registration tent. All camping is free. No solid fuel fires or bbqing allowed… propane is fine.
- Wednesday, August 14th: Get campsite early, come and hang out.
- Thursday, August 15th: at Noon, Joe Elliott will be doing the hands-on demonstration. Participants will be able to work on their hands-on project throughout the rest of the weekend.
- Friday, August 16th: 9AM-Noon – Morning demonstration. 1PM-4PM afternoon demonstration.
- Saturday, August 17th: 9AM-Noon – Morning demonstration. 1PM-4PM afternoon demonstration.
- Sunday, August 18th: 9AM- Noon – Morning demonstration.
Introduction to Metal Jewelry
Instructor: Vicky Wilson
Class hours: Saturday September 14, 2019
10am to 4pm
Class location: 1517 Trillium Studio
Class fee: $195.00
Age 18 and over. Registration closes September 4th.
We will be working with the basic tools and starting out with learning how to use them properly. You will learn how to design, saw, file, sand, and etch metals, stamp, hammer (texture/form), and rivet. There will be source books, design books, and templates for you to use as well. You can design and create bracelets, rings, pendants, earrings, whatever you like. Expect to finish 1 or 2 projects.
Feel free to bring your own lunch, or there are several convenient places to purchase a lunch close by. Lunch time is scheduled for one hour.
All tools and materials supplied as well as wire in copper, silver, and brass.
Metal; 2 x 6 of copper and brass
(All students will be supplied with the above mentioned metals but can purchase additional metals if desired)
Dapping tools; ring mandrel, bracelet mandrel, die cutter.
Patina finishes to stain the metals.
Students Should Bring the Following:
Black Sharpie ultra-fine & fine tip markers (2), a mask if you feel that dust will bother you, an apron/workshop clothes, and enclosed toed shoes for safety. Please if you have long hair tie it back for safety around tools and chemicals. Feel free to bring your own tools if you like. Bring your camera if you would like to shoot photos of the class and your complete work.
Saturday June 22nd – 10am – 4 pm. Bring a lunch or restaurants in the village. This is a one day beginning class, taught by guest artist Kathryn Watne. It will cover basic enamel techniques-metal prep, tools, application techniques such as-stencils, dry sifting, wet application, sgriffitto, and safety. All materials will be supplied-copper, tools, opaque and transparent enamels. Sample pieces will be made, final project can be a pair of earrings, or a pendant suitable for a necklace. Register by June 17th. $200.
June 1st & 2nd – Saturday & Sunday. 10Am till 4PM Bring a lunch or restaurants in the village. Creating glass beads using a surface mix torch, and COE 104 rods. Learn to wind hot glass onto a mandrel to form beads. Decorations, different COE glass, and history of glass beads are covered. Studio Safety and different torches are also discussed. MUST wear 100% cotton clothing, and closed toed shoes. We supply glass rods, tools, and torch equipment. Bring a notebook and pen for taking notes. 6 students max. 4 students minimum. $350 each Register by May 27th Private Groups welcome. $300 ea. In groups.
June 7th & 8th – Friday & Saturday. 10Am till 4PM Bring a lunch or restaurants in the village. Creating glass beads using a surface mix torch, and COE 104 rods. Learn to wind hot glass onto a mandrel to form beads. Decorations, different COE glass, and history of glass beads are covered. Studio Safety and different torches are also discussed. MUST wear 100% cotton clothing, and closed toed shoes. We supply glass rods, tools, and torch equipment. Bring a notebook and pen for taking notes. 6 students max. 4 students minimum. Private groups welcome. Register by May 31st $350 each Private Groups welcome. $300 ea. In groups.