2015 Workshop Schedule Coming Soon! 

Glass 101

June 13 - 15

20 - 22

9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Instructor: Devan Cole

Rate $300

Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Age: 14+ *

This 3-day workshop will focus on the basic principles of glass blowing. Each weekend the class will concentrate on a particular aspect such as blowing bubbles, vessel making, or color application. Students will be led through a series of demonstrations of tools and techniques to help them understand the principles of glass blowing and glass sculpture. The class, as a group will then try out the techniques. Each student will have the chance to work one-on-one with an instructor, creating a finished piece to take home. 

Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas, a lot of energy, and patience. Students must wear closed-toe shoes, long sleeve cotton shirts, and thick cotton or denim long pants.

Welding 1: Beginners Welding

June 14 - 15 

9:30 am to 4:30 pm, 

Instructor: Gary Humphreys

Rate $175

Level: Beginner 

Age: 14+ *

This 2-day beginners workshop students will spend the first day being introduced to oxyacetylene welding, heating and bending. For the purpose of expediency MIG welding will be the primary focus but workshops can be customized. Students will be led through health and safety instruction and then will practice the basic techniques on scrap metal provided. With these skills, students will spend the second day constructing a metal piece of their own creation. 

 


Neon Sketchbook Glass Blowing and Neon Fusing

June 16 - 19

9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Instructor: Devan Cole

Rate $450

Level: Intermediate - Advanced 

Age: 14+ *

This new 4-day glass and neon workshop will focus on electrifying hand-blown glass with noble gases. Through class discussion, slide shows, research and practice, students will gain an understanding of the multi-step process to make an electrified work of art.  This workshop will teach the neon process, experimentation, and conceptual development. There will be skilled instructors to help make hand-blown pieces if needed.

Students must wear closed-toe shoes, long sleeve cotton shirts, and thick cotton or denim long pants. Students are encouraged to bring their sketchbook, drawings, a lot of energy and patience.

Stained Glass, Copper-Foil Method

June 20 - 22 

9:30 am to 4:30 pm 

Instructor: Liz Peltekian

Rate $150

Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Age: 14+ *

This 3-day workshop will focus on the formal techniques of the copper-foil method of stained glass. Through demonstrations and personal feedback, students will learn how to design their piece, precision glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and finishing techniques. Each student will have the opportunity to design a piece to take home at the end of the workshop. 

 

Students are encouraged to bring sketches of their ideas, pictures and inspirations for their designs. Additional fees for glass may apply.


Introduction to Blacksmithing

June 21 - 22 

9:30 am to 4:30 pm 

Instructor: Ron Bakerian

Rate $175

Level: Beginner

Age: 14+

This 2-day workshop students will learn skills and techniques of traditional and modern iron working as well as the equipment, safety, and tools used. On day one, participants will gain a basic understanding of blacksmithing by designing and forging a pair of functional tongs. On day two, students will use the tools they have created to complete a small project of their own design.

 

Contraptions, Exploration into Glass Manipulation

June 23 - 27

9:30 am to 4:30 pm 

Instructor: Philip Vinson

Rate $550

Level: Beginner - Advanced

Age: 18+ 

This 5-day workshop will focus on the creation of tools and devices to manipulate molten glass. Using a combination of found objects, fabricated parts, and a variety of different materials students will learn to make a “blow mold.” Students will explore shapes and textures, as well as the different techniques required to use their devices. Time will be spent between the wood shop, welding bay and glass studios. Glass blowing experience is helpful, but not necessary.

Students must wear closed-toe shoes, long sleeve cotton shirts, and thick cotton or denim long pants. Students are encouraged to bring along some interesting objects, a sketchbook and an open mind.


Sketching & Painting the Outdoor Landscape

June 27 - 29

9:30 am to 4:30 pm 

Instructor: Tony Conner 

Rate $185

Level: Beginner - Advanced

Age: 14+ *

This 3-day workshop will focus on the unique experience of painting “en plein air.” Students will spend time making quick sketches of the light and landscapes, then work from both observation and from sketchbooks to create more ambitious paintings of the plein-air landscape.  Students will learn the particular skills and techniques needed to make plein-air paintings successful. 

This class is meant for those with at least a bit of experience with watercolor and some basic drawing skills as well.