Glass Art Symposium 2020
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Artists & Workshops
Glass Art Symposium is a yearly online event bringing glass artists together to show you the latest techniques in glass. During the symposium, you will get to watch artists worldwide and learn with them.
Fuse and Fold Police Box
Build a cobalt blue recycled glass 'Police Box', the kind well known in Science Fiction circles. We'll use both fuse and fold and kiln carving techniques to create a 3D police box. Make sure you reserve the time and have plenty of space!
How to Create Wave Beads
Have you wanted to learn how to make lampwork beads? Lets jump right in and make a wave bead and a tide pool bead! The first bead is a fun bead to make once you have mastered control over the glass and want to make something a little fancier. We will take two rods of glass and a lentil press and with a little twist we will have a wave bead. The second bead will allow a little more artistic interpretation as we will use several transparent glasses, some sparkly dichoric, and some murrini to make this lovely bead with waves and eddies little tide pool creatures. Learn how to press the glass, move the glass to create the waved, and how to place the murrini. I hope you will join me while we dream about being on the beach.
How to Drill Holes in Glass Pendants for Fusing and More
The course will consist of teaching how to drill holes in glass using both a Dremel tool and a drill press with diamond bits. Teaching how to use a glass band saw to cut detailed shapes in glass for fusing. Teaching how to fuse a three demensional abstract glass pendent using new glass, scrap glass and recycled glass.
Laura Lyn Stern
Kiln Cast Glass: Bas Relief Tiles
This course will take you through the steps of creating a kiln cast glass bas relief tile. Instruction will include:
- Design (sourcing images) and function (is it part of a mosaic? A free standing tile? etc)
- Sculpting your design (in clay)
- Mold making (plaster/silica/grog)
- How to fill your mold (with powder/frit)
- Firing (schedule)
- Cleaning up your tile
- Setting your tile (in a mosaic)
How to Make a Simple & Tiny Stained Glass Cactus
Learn how to make a cute, small Saguaro cactus using the copper foil method of stained glass. The basic skills learned will provide creative curiosity for other types of cacti for your desert glass garden. From a single solo pot to an assorted container, the options are endless! Just remember to keep trying because... "Cactus Makes Perfect" :)
Carmen Flores Tanis
First Steps in Glass: Cutting Glass
Ready to dive into the world of glass art? With a few tools, some safety rules and a little practice, you’ll be confidently and safely cutting glass like just the pros. I’ve taught hundreds of students how to cut glass and these are exactly the same steps which I use in my classrooms. You’ll meet the Big Four of glass tools - the cutter, the running pliers, the grozers and the breaking pliers. Then we’ll practice scoring glass and learn eight different ways to break it apart. Finally, you’ll learn how to cut curves and how to follow a pattern.
Intro to Leaded Stained Glass Window
We will be learning how to make a leaded glass design that can be enjoyed inside or out. The first step will be to show you how to prepare your pattern, demonstrating how to score(cut) the glass, break the glass, shape(grind) the glass to fit the pattern and what tools you will need to do this. From here we will move to working with the zinc (for the outside border) and lead (to hold your design together), discussing and demonstrating the tools needed. The final steps will be to explain what is needed to solder the design, demonstrating how to solder, safety, cleaning and how to hang your stained glass piece.
Glass Origami Cranes
Origami cranes are a symbol of good fortune. We’ll be using the copper foil (Tiffany) method to assemble 3-D glass origami cranes. Learn tips and tricks for assembling a 3-D project. Alone, a crane makes a beautiful sun catcher. Using several cranes, we’ll learn how to make a simple mobile. Anyone would be thrilled to receive these as a gift!
Exploring the Art of Glass Fusing in a Microwave Kiln
In this short course you will learn how to make warm fused glass in a microwave kiln. These pieces can be used for creating jewelry, trinket dishes, sun catchers etc. We will cover safety, equipment, materials, glass cutting, methods for using a microwave with a microwave kiln, and trouble shooting issues that may occur during firing. We will also cover decals, fired enamels, molds, and freeze-and-fuse.
How to Create a Mosaic Garden Globe
The exciting class starts with preparing the globe for mosaics, by covering it with mesh and thinset (a cement-based adhesive). Next, instruction on cutting the glass and applying it to the globe are given. The final step is how to grout the piece.
Watercolor Glass With Powders and Glass Ornaments
During this class you will learn three different techniques of Watercolor Glass With Powders. We'll also also create various glass ornaments, and to finish it off we'll discuss packaging and promotion.
A Conversation About Murrine
Make Glass, Not War! “Tie Dye” Fusing
They say if you remember the 60’s, you weren’t really there. But you’ve got to remember the tying and dyeing! Well, everything old is new again, and why not bring the trend to your home décor by learning the tie dye glass fusing technique. We will use powdered glass to create works of art straight out of you favorite Deadhead’s basement. It’ll be a groovy, outta sight and righteous time!
Let’s Plant a Tree
I will be teaching you how to make a Fused Glass Tree using glass powders and frits, and a bit of scrap sheet glass. I will also show you how to display it in a stand ( small pot) and back-light it!
Kleidoscope Plate Project
Learn how to create a bold, impactful design using blocks of organically shaped color and mosaic-like clusters. The bold comes from the colors you choose. The impact comes from ensuring the defining outline around each color!
Creating a Fused Glass Wave
Let's make some Waves! I'll show you how to create a free form Fused Glass Wave that has the feel of the ocean. We'll work right on a kiln shelf or a piece of kiln paper and break small pieces of glass off of different colored sheet glass or scraps to create the Wave's shape and finish the piece with white or clear frit.
Simple Copper Foiled Beveled Heart and Kiln Formed Snowflake
This class will start out showing you how to create a simple copper foiled heart to hang in your window or give as a gift to someone very special. The second part of the class will walk you through a kiln formed snowflake to hang on your tree or give as a gift this comming holiday season.
Multi Media Windchime
Learn to make anything into a windchime; this course concentrates on wine bottles and wine glasses with stained glass.
Easy Fused Glass Landscapes
Learn to make basic, freestanding, sculptural landscape panels featuring Aspen/Birches. Layer fusible art glass, frit and enamels to represent Fall and Winter scenes.
Kiln Forming a Wall Pocket Vessel
What you will learn:
- How to design, cut, and carve a Kaiser Lee Board (KLB) Mold.
- How to create your own pattern with your flexible KLB system.
- How to solve a problem.
- How to work with Wissmach Luminescent Glass
- How to make a pocket into your vessel that is easy to remove.
- A short introduction to KLENDOX (a technique that uses the KLB Sand which is actually leftover from carving the Kaiser Lee Board).
- Designing with glass powder and frit
- How to hang your glass vessel without any addition of wire.
- How to fire your glass vessel.