Come and learn how to make Fused Glass and Torch Worked Glass at the Cascadia Center For Arts & Crafts. You will learn about the different kinds of glass, and about kilns, fusing, firing, and slumping. You will complete one small project. Some examples include, a bowl, small sconce lens, wind chimes or plate. This is a class for the absolute beginner. Bring you design ideas, photos or anything to keep you focused on your desired results. Or…just create as you go! Minimum 2 students, Maximum 8 students.
Staff Instructor: Betsy Valian
Betsy is one of the founding members and principles of the Cascadia Center For Arts & Crafts. Besides being the owner and operator of Valian’s Ski Shop in Government Camp, she has also volunteered hundreds of hours to nurture the arts community on Mt Hood, and promote the mission of the CCAC . She also happens to be top notch Fused Glass artist and instructor.
Dates don’t work for you? Groups of 4 to 6 can request dates. Perfect for birthday celebrations or girlfriend getaways!
- Soft Glass Marbles with Bronwen Heilman
Tuesday July 20, 2021 – 10am – 4pm $295.00 Max 6 Students.
This is an intermediate class. Soft Glass Marbles.
Prerequisite: Beginning Beads or approval by the instructor.
Move off the mandrel and learn how to make marbles with soft glass. We will be pulling stringers, making ‘twisties’, putting flowers inside glass marbles, and making old school cats-eye style marbles while having fun melting and shaping glass in marbles! This class uses the same techniques used in borosilicate but with the added benefit of better color selection and less heat needed to create these beautiful round masterpieces.
Supplies (supplied by Student): Favorite glass tools, marble mold/s. Materials provided by Cascadia Arts Center.: Complete Flameworking studio, annealing kilns, glass for class only.
Bring a lunch to eat at the studio, or restaurants located in the village. Full refrigerator and kitchen, bathroom at Raven Studio.
If you cannot be present the next day for marble pick up … arrangements can be made to mail them to you.
Bronwen Heilman is a full-time studio artist, flame-work glass instructor and the Director of the flameworking studio at Sonoran Glass School in Tucson, Arizona. Her work has been exhibited and received awards in numerous juried exhibitions. She is a recipient of the International Glass Bead Society Presidents Award, first place in soft marble competition, and others. Her work is published in 1000 Glass Beads, 500 Beaded Objects, Contemporary Lampworking, Glass Bead Masters, Bronwen Heilman: Vitreous Painting Techniques for Glass Beadmaking among others. Her most recent exhibition was “Lifeforms: The 2nd Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka Glass Biological Model Exhibition” in Corning, New York.