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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

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9078 | Concrete Forms: For Sculpture or Mosaics (Full)
Learn how large-scale sculptural forms can be created using light-weight polystyrene foam as the base for free standing sculptures, bas relief, totems, water features, architectural elements, and as a substrate for sculptural mosaics. Hunter will guide students through creating a maquette (scale model), enlarging designs, visualizing a three-dimensional form, and preparation for carving a 15-inch square polystyrene foam block. Once carved, the forms will be covered in layers of fiberglass mesh and polymer fortified concrete. A variety of surface treatments will be presented. See SSA website for suggested supplies: foam will be available for purchase from the instructor; students should anticipate $75 for material cost. Please register by Apr 18.

Level: Special Class | Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Sherri Warner Hunter
Dates: Fri - Sun, 5/9/2014 to 5/11/2014 | Fri & Sun 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $365.00 | Members: $350.00
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Friday and Saturday starting 5/9/2014 and ending 5/11/2014 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $350.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $365.00 ea.

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, 6/21/2014 to 6/22/2014 | 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 6/21/2014 and ending 6/22/2014 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $185.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $170.00 ea.

9100a | Intro to Hot Glass
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 will demonstrate 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: Mon, 6/23/2014 to 7/28/2014 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $450 | Members: $435
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 6/23/2014 and ending 7/28/2014 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $450.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $435.00 ea.

9100b | Intro to Hot Glass
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 will demonstrate 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: Tues, 7/1/2014 to 7/8/2014 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $260 | Members: $245


Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 7/1/2014 and ending 7/8/2014 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $260.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $245.00 ea.