Glass Art Symposium 2021
Partnership Event with Curious Mondo
- 10+ Video lessons in HD
- Exclusive bonus content
- 100% satisfaction guarantee
- Over 10 hours of in-depth instructions
- Lifetime access, anywhere, anytime
- Available on desktop, mobile and tablet
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.
Stunning Stained Glass Orchid Arrangement
Learn how to create a stunning, 3-D stained glass orchid arrangement. Use glass paint pens and your kiln (optional) to add artistic touches that make your orchids look almost real. Additional stained glass leaves and a weighted pot provide not only a solid foundation, but the final touches on an exotic flower that will never die.
It’s a Bug’s Life!
In this workshop, I will walk you through the process of bringing scraps that all glass enthusiasts have lying around our studios and turn them into cute bugsy creatures with a whole lot of character.
Fusing glass and clay, oh my!
Exploring the possibilities of fusing glass with clay. A controversial subject, but it can be done safely if certain guidelines are adhered to. We will focus on using a microwave kiln for firing, but will also cover traditional kiln firing.
Basketweave Groutless Mosaic Mirrors
Students will learn the quick and no mess way to make mosaics using No Days Groutless Mosaic Adhesive and mirror on MDF backer board (or your favorite substrate or picture frame). This is a technique that makes gifts or items for sale quick and easy! You'll learn how to cut tiles out of mirror and glass the easy way, and we'll be focusing on a basketweave design that is versatile and makes several different designs depending upon your layout. Carrie will be demonstrating how to make a project from scratch, but you can "cheat" and build a mirror into a photo frame for an even quicker and more accessible project option.
No Bones About It!
This class will begin from concept to finished product. We will be taking an original image and create a stained glass panel. We will utilize black glass, iridized black glass, decorative solder, and copper foil overlay while incorporating a crystal tear drop to complete the panel. By using mostly black glass, it will be monochromatic and relatively simple in design. With the use of an opaque to transparent glass as the face, the face appears to glow, while light shines through. This panel can be displayed as a wall hanging or in a window. Having done research on the meaning and symbolism of skulls I’ve discovered this is a representation of the Grim Reaper which contrary to popular belief, represents courage, good fortune and the circle of life. I will also introduce you to a complementary panel I created, a sort of ying/yang of interconnection.
Learn how to apply glass frits and powders to create designs and images on glass, over multiple kiln firings. Materials include both powder and fine frit, compatible with the glass “canvas”, as well as high-temperature paints. The essential tools are common and include found Tested Compatible objects. Using her iconic Red-Eyed Tree Frog motif, Lavae Aldrich walk students through the entire process from glass cutting, painting, application of frits, programming the kiln for multiple firings, and slumping into a prepared mold.
A Bonus Video will demonstrate how to make frit from scrap sheet glass!
Freeze n Fuse Night Light
I will demonstrate what types of molds are the best, how to fill them, fusing, and then incorporate into a night light or wind chimes.
We will learn how to make a fused glass meadow made up of clear and colored glass, then frame it in a shadow box frame.
Creating a heart pendant from a transparent bottle
In this workshop I will teach the audience step by step on how to create a heart shaped pendant from a transparent bottle. It will cover all the steps, from the bottle cutting, to painting and fusing.
Ocean Wave Necklace
Combine all those dichroic and glass cabochons you have been making into a silver metal clay and glass necklace. Using glass cabochons, we will surround them with metal clay snakes and coils, reminding us of the movement of the ocean waves.
Cast It - My Way
Glass Casting can be challenging but glass casting "My Way" is avoiding most of the pitfalls you might have encountered with other casting methods. Making casting molds with Kaiser Lee Board will enable you to make your own shapes, which can be used countless times. And with minimal effort you will be able to make beautiful self standing sculptures, which can be displayed just by themselves or mounted on a fused glass platform or stand. You will also learn how to prepare a mold, so that you will have very little to no coldworking to do, if you don’t insist on a highly shiny rim.
Mosaic Glass Art
This class will cover tools, safety, and pictures of my mosaic projects. We will learn how to design layouts, what items you can apply mosaic glass on, what kind of glass to use, how to cut glass into mosaic bits, layout and adhere pieces, and grouting.
Mary C. Weber
I am a gardener and I love the many varieties and never-ending differences that are in nature, all of which are amazing to me. The colors, shapes, and sizes. I like to put that into glass. My next joy and enjoyment is working in glass. And I delight in the creation of glass flowers. These can be hung on the wall or in a garden, either stuck in the ground on copper stake amidst the plants or in a flower pot.
Painting on glass with paint and frit glass fusing workshop
How to Make Fused Art Glass Jewelry
This is an introduction to Fused art glass workshop - learning all about the details and subtle nuances that will make your creations stand out from the crowd! Create several fused glass pendants as well as button earrings and bracelets while learning to create with transparency, depth and the wonderful illumination of glass. Discussions will include setting up a basic home studio for small works.
Lampwork Glass Peacock Necklace
This bead making class is for those with a basic knowledge of making glass lamp work beads.
In this class you will learn the process I used to make these intriguing multi-colored and encased beads, along with a few tips and tricks to make these colorful beads in your own style!
Supply list: Ivory rod, dark aqua rod, dark teal rod, amber rod. Long tweezers, parallel masher, shaper (butter knife), dipped mandrels, and marvers. Safety (didymium) glasses and water to quelch instruments.
Unbroken - The Art of Kintsugi
We have been told that we need to be “whole” to be healthy. But when things fall apart, does that mean that we are destined to remain in broken pieces for the rest of our lives, never to be “whole” again? No, it’s our imperfections that make us beautiful. Kintsugi (“golden repair”) is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted with precious metals, to emphasize that what challenges us makes us stronger, and shows the invaluable nature of our growth process. In this class we will emulate the kintsugi technique to show that nothing in our lives stays broken forever.
The Sunny Tiffany Lamp - A colorful glass-on-glass mosaic technique featuring tribal sun designs!
Join me to create a beautiful stained glass-on-glass lamp. Or vase. Or brandy snifter. Or candle holder… As long as you have a glass or frosted glass base, you can achieve this technique. The illumination can come from a lightbulb, battery-operated fairy lights, or even a candle. A basic knowledge of mosaic art would be helpful but not necessary. I will show you how to prepare the glass with a minimum of tools and supplies. I do not refer to my technique as "faux” stained glass - that would refer to painted glass, which is an art form in itself! However this creation uses actual stained glass. It is a different way of making a beautiful lasting creation.
Egyptian Paste is a self glazing vitreous clay body, the very same one used by ancient Egyptians to create scarabs and beads. Join us to learn how to use this cool material, how to add colors using oxides, how to make beads, pendants, cabochons and more!
Mermaid with Dolphin
Hand Painting a Mermaid on float glass with enamels and bubble paint.
Spooktacular Halloween Lampwork Beads
Join glass instructor Marcy Lamberson to make some bewitching Halloween lampwork beads. Whether it's spirits, monsters, jack-o-lanterns or black cats--be prepared to learn new sculptural skills and have a lot of fun!
Wire Fused Glass Cabochon
Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to create a fused glass cabochon using different coloured and dichroic glass. As well, they will learn how to design a pendant with wire around the cabochon
Exploring the Magic of Dichroic Fused Glass Jewelry
We'll delve into the magic of fused glass jewelry using Dichroic glass. Dichroic means two colors, and this fabulous glass uses light and color to create amazing fused glass pieces. We will learn how to best cut the glass when creating jewelry, choose the right colors and textures, arrange fascinating shapes, and fire the glass perfectly. We'll also explore how to Etch Dichroic Glass to create fabulous patterns. And we'll add bails to turn our beautiful pieces into jewelry.
Multi-layered tack Fused Glass Christmas Trees!
Many glass artists struggle with creating multi-layered fused glass because of confusion over firing schedules. I'm here to clear up that confusion so you never have to worry again about improperly annealed pieces! We will create fun and colorful glass Christmas trees using this method.
Glass Moon Beads
I will demonstrate several moon beads at different skill levels and how to add sparkly extras like fine silver dots stars, silvered ivory reflections, and cubic zirconia planets.
How to Make a Mosaic Coaster
We will make a mosaic coaster with glass mosaics. I will tell you how you can use the materials and how to make your own original design.