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Art for Everyone!

Glass & Mosaic

 

Among the most ancient of art forms, glass is taught at the SSA in its hot state (glassblowing), its warm state (fusing), and its cold state (flat or stained). Mosaic design, also ancient in origin, has myriad contemporary interpretations and uses from decorative and sculptural to architectural.

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9079 | The Art of Mosaics
This ancient art form has many modern applications. Create beautiful decorative or functional pieces using found objects, glass, marbles, stones, mirrors, dishes and tiles. Students will learn the basics of mosaic design, layout, tile-cutting and tile-setting techniques, and discuss the characteristics of various tools, adhesives and grout. Students will complete small projects of their choice-flowerpots, stepping-stones or tabletops. No previous experience is necessary. Please see SSA website for a materials list; bring a lunch both days.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Melanie Strybos
Dates: Sat & Sun, 10/11/2015 to 10/11/2015 | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $185 | Members: $170
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 10/10/2015 and ending 10/11/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $185.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $170.00 ea.

9100a | Introduction to Glassblowing
Curious about working with blown glass? Demonstration and hands-on experience introduce students to the art of glassblowing - gathering hot glass from the furnace, centering and shaping the form, and puntying and annealing a finished piece. The first class, through hands-on demonstration, will cover the basic principles behind working with molten glass, then students will have the opportunity to form their own glass forms. Course includes use of studio, safety equipment, and clear glass materials.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Mon, 9/21/2015 to 10/26/2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $460 | Members: $445
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/21/2015 and ending 10/26/2015 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $460.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $445.00 ea.

9100b | Introduction to Glassblowing
Curious about working with blown glass? Demonstration and hands-on experience introduce students to the art of glassblowing - gathering hot glass from the furnace, centering and shaping the form, and puntying and annealing a finished piece. The first class, through hands-on demonstration, will cover the basic principles behind working with molten glass, then students will have the opportunity to form their own glass forms. Course includes use of studio, safety equipment, and clear glass materials.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Mon, 11/9/2015 to 12/14/2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $460 | Members: $445
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 11/9/2015 and ending 12/14/2015 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $460.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $445.00 ea.

9110a | Introduction to Stained Glass
Students will learn the tools and processes for working with flat glass to create a stained glass panel. Cutting glass, soldering and fabrication using the copper foil technique will be covered. All tools including grinders, cutters, and soldiering irons will be provided; however, students will be need to purchase three 12-inch squares of glass of their choice and one reel of either 50/50 or 60/40 soldier. Additional supplies available for purchase from the instructor during class. Come prepared to be thrown into a fast-paced design and fabrication of stained glass!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Sat & Sun, 10/24/2015 to 10/25/2015 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $180 | Members: $165
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 10/24/2015 and ending 10/25/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $180.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $165.00 ea.

9110b | Introduction to Stained Glass
Students will learn the tools and processes for working with flat glass to create a stained glass panel. Cutting glass, soldering and fabrication using the copper foil technique will be covered. All tools including grinders, cutters, and soldiering irons will be provided; however, students will be need to purchase three 12-inch squares of glass of their choice and one reel of either 50/50 or 60/40 soldier. Additional supplies available for purchase from the instructor during class. Come prepared to be thrown into a fast-paced design and fabrication of stained glass!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Sat & Sun, 12/12/2015 to 12/13/2015 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $180 | Members: $165
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 12/12/2015 and ending 12/13/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $180.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $165.00 ea.

9132 | Introduction to Glass Beadmaking
Explore the ancient art form of glass beadmaking utilizing open flamework techniques. Students will work with a "hot head" torch and soft glass as they learn the process of forming various types of beads including donut beads, cylinder beads, textured beads, round beads and half and half beads. Decorative additions such as dots, stringers and colored frits will also be covered, as well as safety procedures and studio set-up. Includes materials; please bring a bag lunch.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Nina Hibler
Dates: Sat, 10/24/2015 to 10/24/2015 | 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Note: Class will be held at the instructor's studio, Dream Fire Glass Studio
Tuition: $155 | Members: $140
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 10/24/2015 and ending 10/24/2015 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $155.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $140.00 ea.

9133 | Introduction to Marble Making
This introductory class is perfect for anyone interested in learning open flamework technique but not interested in beadmaking. Student will learn all safety procedures for using dual fuel torches. Several different types and sizes of marbles including latticino marbles, inclusion marbles, and end of the day marbles will be covered. Includes materials; please bring a bag lunch.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Nina Hibler
Dates: Sun, 10/11/2015 to 10/11/2015 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Note: Class will be held at the instructor's studio, Dream Fire Glass Studio
Tuition: $155 | Members: $140
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday starting 10/11/2015 and ending 10/11/2015 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $155.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $140.00 ea.