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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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9080 | Mosaic Altars and Shrines (Full)
Students will learn the basics of mosaic design while completing a personalized altar or shrine. The class is part mosaic technique and part assemblage as found objects will be incorporated in addition to traditional mosaic materials. Layout design, tile-cutting, and tile-setting techniques as well as characteristics of various tools and adhesives will be covered; grouting will not be part of this method. A wooden altar base-form will be used as the substrate or base and is included in the cost of tuition. Includes some materials; please see SSA website for a materials list. Mosaic Altars and Shrines

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Melanie Strybos
Dates: Sat & Sun, 6/13/2015 to 6/14/2015 | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $200 | Members: $185
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 6/13/2015 and ending 6/14/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $185.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $200.00 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. The second night, students will have the opportunity to form their own cup shape. Course includes use of studio, safety equipment, and clear glass materials.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Sat & Sun, 7/11/2015 to 7/12/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $260 | Members: $245
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 7/11/2015 and ending 7/12/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $245.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $260.00 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. The second night, students will have the opportunity to form their own cup shape. Course includes use of studio, safety equipment, and clear glass materials.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Wed, 7/15/2015 to 8/12/2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $480 | Members: $465
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 7/15/2015 and ending 8/12/2015 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $465.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $480.00 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: All Levels
Instructor: Nina Hibler
Dates: Sat, 6/6/2015 to 6/6/2015 | 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 6/6/2015 and ending 6/6/2015 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $140.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $155.00 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 necessary to use 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: All Levels
Instructor: Nina Hibler
Dates: Sun, 6/14/2015 to 6/14/2015 | 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 6/14/2015 and ending 6/14/2015 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $140.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $155.00 ea.