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CATALOG OF AVAILABLE ADULT CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

 

Listed below are the various Glass, Jewelry & Encaustic Classes, Workshops & Open Studio opportunities I teach in my studio.  You must be 18 years or older to participate in studio workshops at Striking Art.  [Exceptions are Senior Project students 16 - 17 years of age.   Senior Project students require instructor permission and an on-site studio tour with the parent/gaurdian, and the Studio Waiver must be signed by the parent or guardian at the studio.] 

 

If you do not find a particular workshop you want in my Current Class Schedule, please consider the Create a Class option to customize a date and workshop that fits your own scheduling (or possibly group) needs.  I also do Studio Rentals, Senior Project Mentor, and Private Lessons, as well as Fundraisers & Donations for various charity organizations. See below.

 

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Striking Art Studio reserves the unconditional right to refuse service and/or registration to any person, group, or organization inquiring about classes, workshops, consultations, events, and-or donations.  

 


GLASS & JEWELRY CLASSES ~ UPPER SECTION

ENCAUSTICS & COLLAGE ~ LOWER SECTION (SCROLL DWN)

 


 

GLASS BEADMAKING WORKSHOPS & CLASSES:

 

Beadmaking I Workshop

One Class, 4 Hours

Have fun working with soft glass in a relaxed atmosphere as you are introduced to the beginning techniques of glass beadmaking on a bench mounted torch.  After covering the basics of torch safety we will use colorful rods of COE 104 soft glass to create simple bead shapes (including tab & pillow beads), and use various tools and specialty marvers to create more intriguing surface designs. Beads will be kiln annealed and ready for pickup the following week.  All materials, tools, glass, and safety equipment provided.  Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves.  No prerequisites required for new students; students are welcome to take this class multiple times.  Bring your reader glasses (if needed), a snack & drink.

Cost per student is $75

 

Beadmaking II Workshop

One Class, 4 Hours

This class will expand on your new beadmaking skills as you learn to pull stringer and use it to create dots, twisted floral patterns and squiggles on your bead surfaces.  Beads will be kiln annealed and ready for pickup the following day/week.  All materials, tools, glass, and equipment provided. Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves.  Beginning Beadmaking experience is required for new student; students are welcome to take this class multiple times.  Bring your reader glasses (if needed), a snack & drink.

Cost per student is $75

 

Beadmaking III Workshop

One Class, 4 Hours

This class will explore more complex bead designs using stacked dots and bubble dots. We will also create twisted latticino and learn to apply stringer in swirl patterns with spot encasing to embellish your bead surfaces.  Beads will be kiln annealed and ready for pickup the following week.  All materials,  tools, glass, and equipment provided. Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves.  Solid experience n Beginning Beadmaking is required for new student;  continuing students are welcome to take this class multiple times. Bring your reader glasses (if needed), a snack & drink.

Cost per student is $75

  

Beadmaking IV Workshop

One Class, 4 Hours

This class will explore more surface techniques and cane construction, including how to make & use ribbon cane and how to create encased florals with raked designs.  Beads will be kiln annealed and ready for pickup the following week.  All materials, glass, tools, and equipment provided. Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves.  Solid base in Beginning Beadmaking experience is required for new student; students are welcome to take this class multiple times. Bring your reader glasses (if needed), a snack & drink.

Cost per student is $75

 

 

Beginning Beadmaking I Class Series

4 classes, 4 hours each

Dive into the world of glass beadmaking with four weeks of classes designed to teach you the basics of manipulating hot glass on a bench mounted torch.  Class will teach the beginning techniques of using steel mandrels and rods of colored moretti glass to create basic bead shapes, dots & bubbles, simple & twisted stringers, and surface embellishment along with the basics of kiln annealing, bead cleanup, and proper equipment use.  All beads will be kiln annealed. All materials, tools, glass, and safety equipment provided.  Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves. No prerequisites required for new students; students are welcome to take this class multiple times. Bring your reader glasses (fi needed), a pen, notebook, snack & drink.

Cost per student is $275

 

Beginning Beadmaking II Class Series

4 classes, 4 hours each

Students in this class will continue to build on their soft glass beadmaking skills. We will explore more complex dot & stringer patterns, raking and feathering, and the use of reduction frits, precious metal leaf, gold adventurine, and fine silver wire to produce interesting organic surface effects.  We will also cover the making and use of specialty stringers from cased colors, multi-color lattacinos, and ribbon canes, and how to use them to create depth with layered elements encased in transparent colors.  All beads will be kiln annealed.  All specialty materials, tools, glass, and safety equipment provided.  Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves.  Solid experience in Beginning glass beadmaking is required; students are welcome to take this class multiple times. Bring your reader glasses (if needed), a pen, notebook, snack & drink.

Cost per student is $300 (includes precious metal materials) 

 

Torch room Open Studio is available on quarterly published dates at the rate of $15 per hour (2 hour minimum).  Advance reservation and instructor approval is required as there are only 4 stations open in the Torchroom.  Open Studio does NOT include instruction and does not allow for production work.  Open Studio includes the use of the annealers and all tools and safety equipment in the torchroom.  Payment is required in advance (OR at the end of each session by advance arrangement with the instructor). 

 

Additional Note: Making of pipes and other related paraphernalia is not permitted in this studio regardless of intended use.


 

JEWELRY MAKING WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

 

Jewelry Making Workshop (great add on!)

One Class, 3+ Hours

Spend a couple of enjoyable hours with friends learning to make a fashionable toggle clasp bracelet using beautiful glass accessory beads, Beadalon wire, 1/10 Silver-filled wire and earring wire, silver plate findings and bails, and some gold-tone and silver-tone jewelry findings (depending on items chosen by student). Participants will also learn to create simple charm dangles for their jewelry. Class includes all the glass & metal beads, chain, wire, and jewelry findings needed for the project.  Instructor will supply safety equipment, beads, findings, & jewelry tools, but please bring your own reading glasses if needed. No experience necessary. 

Cost per student is $75

 

Glass Beadmaking & Jewelry Workshop

Two Classes, 4 Hrs each class (8 hrs total, 2 weeks)

Have fun making an assortment of your own beatiful glass beads on a bench mounted torch using COE 104 soft glass. Beads will be kiln annealed.  In the second session students will clean their beads and learn basic jewelry techniques to create a single strand bracelet, pendant necklace and drop earrings. Class includes all materials, glass accessory beads, 1/10 Silver-filled wire and earring wire, silver plate findings and bails, and some gold-tone and silver-tone jewelry findings (depending on items chosen by student). All materials, tools, glass, and safety equipment will be provided. Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves. Bring your own reader glasses if needed, and a pen, notebook, snack & drink. No experience required.

Cost per Student is $150

 

 

Glass Beadmaking & Wire Working Workshop

Two Classes, 4 Hrs each class (8 hrs total, 2 weeks)

Have fun making an assortment of your own beatiful glass beads on a bench mounted torch using Moretti glass. Students will also clean their beads and learn to use jewelry tools and basic wire wrapping techniques in the second class to create a wire wrapped bracelet,  earring wires and wrapped bead drop earrings.  Class includes all materials, glass accessory beads, 1/10 Silver-filled wire and earring wire, silver plate findings and bails, and some gold-tone and silver-tone jewelry findings (depending on items chosen by student).  All materials, tools, glass, and safety equipment will be provided. Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves. Bring your own reader glasses if needed, and a pen, notebook, snack & drink. No experience required. (Students may bring their own 18g & 20g sterling wire and 3mm & 5mm sterling beads OR purchase from instructor.)

Cost per Student is $150

 

Dichroic Jewelry Workshop

Two Classes, 4 Hrs each class (8 hrs total, 2 weeks)

Go crazy the first session making unique fused glass jewelry components using pieces of colorful glass and lots of glitzy dichroic glass. Components will be fused and ready the following week; students will learn basic jewelry making and finishing techniques, such as gluing bails, drilling holes in glass and wire wrapping bails to turn their fused glass creations into a variety of lovely pendants and drop earrings. All tools, glass and equipment will be provided, along with all the 1/10 silver-filled wire and earring wires, and silver-plate findings and bails needed to complete the jewelry projects in this course. (Students may bring their own sterling silver materials if they prefer.) Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves. Bring your own reader glasses if needed, and a pen, notebook, snack & drink. No experience required.

Cost per Student is $160

 

Beginning Silver Fusing

One class, 4 hours

Create an exquisite fine silver link bracelet featuring a bead dangle and custom clasp. Session starts with torch & studio safety and covers all the tips and techniques needed to fuse fine silver wire.  Your jewelry will be tumbled and ready to take home at end of class. Beginning and continuing students are welcome to take as many sessions as they like to continue practicing their fusing skills. No prerequisites.

Tools and safety equipment will be provided. Studio Safety Info & driving directions will be emailed week before class. Bring your own reader glasses if needed, snack or sack lunch and drink.

Cost is $85 per student (plus required supplies)

Required supplies: Students may bring their own fine silver wire -  2′ of 14g and 2′ of 16g
OR purchase from instructor at start of class ($35, cash or local check only)

 

Continuing Silver Fusing

One Class, 4 hours

Prior silver fusing students will have fun continuing to hone their skills as we cover additional jewelry and fusing techniques. Focus in this session is on technique rather than creation of finished jewelry pieces. According to class interest and time available, we will cover how to create various shaped links, fuse smaller and larger wire gauges, create two types of custom earring wires and clasps, and fuse multiple links into a focal pendant. Any jewelry components you create will be tumbled and ready to take home at end of class.  Beginning Silver Fusing workshop is required. Tools and safety equipment will be provided. Studio Safety Info & driving directions will be emailed week before class. Bring your own reader glasses if needed, snack or sack lunch and drink.

Cost is $90 per student (plus required supplies)

Required supplies: Students may bring their own fine silver wire -  1′ of 12g, 2′ each of 14g and 16g, and 1′ each of 18g, and 20g
OR purchase from instructor at start of class ($60, cash or local check only)

 


FLAMEWORKING WORKSHOPS & CLASSES:

 

Intro to Flameworking Workshop

One Class, 4 Hours

Ever wanted to try your hand at flameworking?  This workshop is the perfect setting to explore glass in a friendly environment.  Students will be introduced to the basic techniques of working clear borosilicate glass rod on a bench mounted torch to create unique stir rods featuring twisty shapes and swirly drops. This class will also give you a little taste of color that hopefully will inspire you to want more time playing with glass & flame!  Glass work will be kiln annealed and ready for pick up the following week.  All materials, tools, glass, and safety equipment provided.  Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves.  No prerequisites required for new students; students are welcome to take this class multiple times.  Bring your reader glasses (if needed), a snack & drink.

Cost per Student is $75

     

Beginning I Flameworking Class Series 

Four Classes, 4 Hours each

Looking for a more substantial class series to learn the basics of flameworking?  Students in this class will learn a sequential array of beginning flameworking techniques using clear boro rod, designed to help you gain competency with manipulating molten glass AND your torch flame. The instructor will also cover the use of a wide range of tools, kiln annealing. and studio safety & setup.  All materials, safety equipment, glass, and tools will be provided.  Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves.  No experience necessary for new students; students are welcome to take this class multiple times. Bring your reader glasses (if needed), a pen, notebook, snack & drink.

Cost per student is $275

 

 

Beginning II Flameworking Class Series

Four Classes, 4 Hours each

Now that you have some basic experience and torch time with borosilicate glass, you are ready to push your technical skills with a bit more challenging assignments.  Students will continue working with clear glass rod and be introduced to some basic tubing techniques, multiple annealings, and "bridging", with the goal of learning to assemble small scale sculptural pieces from components.  You will also learn the beginnings of working with boro colors to create simple twisted latticino and encased canes, to allow you to begin incorparating basic surface designs into your artwork.  All materials, safety equipment, glass, and tools will be provided.  Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves.  Beginning Flameworking I Class is required for new students; students are welcome to take this class multiple times. Bring your reader glasses (if needed), a pen, notebook, snack & drink.

Cost per student is $275

 

 

 

Torch room Open Studio is available on quarterly published dates at the rate of $15 per hour (2 hour minimum). Advance reservation and instructor approval is required as there are only 4 stations open in the Torchroom. Open Studio does NOT include instruction and does not allow for production work. Open Studio includes the use of the annealers and all tools and safety equipment in the torchroom. Payment is required in advance (OR at the end of each session by advance arrangement with the instructor).

 

Additional Note: Making of pipes and other related paraphernalia is not permitted in this studio regardless of intended use.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

FUSING WORKSHOPS & CLASSES:

Many thanks to Morton Glass System for making their Portable Glass Shop cutting system available for each student's use in my studio!

 

Beginning Fusing Workshop

One Class, 4 Hours

Feel like playing with the glass but want to start with something a little less intimidating? Try your hand at making a simple 8x8 tile AND 4x4 coasters.  We will cover glass safety & cutting basics along with collaged applications of various types of glass to a clear base. You will get to design a unique set that will be fused and ready for pickup the following week.  All materials, tools, glass, and safety equipment will be provided.  Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves.  Bring your own reader glasses if needed, and a pen, notebook, snack & drink.  No experience required.

Cost per Student is $75

 

 

 

 

Taste of Glass!

Introductory Glass & Jewelry Survey

5 days: 4 hrs each day (20 hrs total in 1 wk intensive OR as 5 weeks)

Get ready to spark your creativity with the Taste of Glass, featuring fusing, beadmaking, flameworking, coldworking, and jewelry making in this week long sampling of various glass processes! All materials & equipment are provided. No experience required, just bring a pen & sketchbook, and snack & drink, and your sense of fun. This class includes multiple glass processes and the use of tools and equipement and glass from all areas of the studio!

Cost per Student is $40

 

 

Collage Masks Workshop

Two Classes, 4 Hrs 1st class, 2 Hrs 2nd class (6 hrs total, 2 weeks)

Ready for more fusing fun? Students will experiment with frits & powders, micas & irids, and diamond ring saws to assemble some funky free form art (roughly 7x10 FLAT size) exploring mask themes. Clean up will be done during the last class, with various display options discussed. All materials, tools, glass, and safety equipment will be provided. Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves. Bring your own reader glasses if needed, and a pen, notebook, snack & drink. Fusing level I experience is required.

Cost per Student is $150

 

 

 

Sushi Plate & Sauce Bowl Workshop

Two Classes, 4 Hrs 1st class, 2 Hrs 2nd class (6 hrs total, 2 weeks)

Create your own unique 6x8 sushi platter, 3 inch diameter sauce bowl, & chopstick rest.  Pieces will be created and fused the first week, then cleaned up (using diamond pads & diamond lap wheel products) & readied for slump firing the following week.  Student work will be ready for pickup the week after class ends.  All materials, tools, glass, and safety equipment will be provided.  Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves.  Bring your own reader glasses if needed, and a pen, notebook, snack & drink.  Basic fusing experience is required.  (This class entails two firings.)

Cost per Student is $160

 

 

Deep Casting ~ Pattern Bar Slab Boxes
Two Classes, 6 hrs (4 hrs 1st class, 2 hrs 2nd class)
During the first class period learn to setup two slab boxes to make deep cast Pattern Bars, one using color scraps and clear glass, the other utilizing a more detailed design of your choosing.  We will also cover how to use fiber molds & mullite dams and create a firing schedule to do a deep cast fusing.  During the second class learn to use a tile saw, belt sander & diamond lap wheel to cut up your pattern slab pieces, giving you multiple design elements that you can later use to create more complex pieces of fused glass art.  This is a great way to add a new dimension to your fused & cast work while using up your scrap glass!  Wear old 100% cotton clothing and bring pen, notebook, readers, snack & drink.  All tools, materials, glass, & firings are included.  Beginning fusing experience is recommended.

Cost per Student is $175

 

Deep Casting ~ Pattern Slab Bowls

Two Classes: 2 Classes 4+ hrs each (8+ hrs total)

Make a heavy piece of glass art that is multi-colored and very unique!  Students will design a pattern slab bowl (10 inch diameter) using multiple colors & layers of glass.  Students will set up their piece as a deep cast that will be fired and later slumped into a beautiful bowl.  During the second class, we will cover the ins and outs of coldworking with plenty of time for you to work on the diamond lap wheel and other grinding and cutting equipment.   All materials, tools, glass, and safety equipment will be provided.  Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves.  Bring your own reader glasses if needed, and a pen, notebook, snack & drink.  Beginning Fusing experience is required.  (This class entails 2 firings and alot of glass!)

Cost per Student is $195

 

Fusing Meets Casting:  Pattern Bars, Slab Boxes, Combing, & Vitreograph

Five Day Intensive ~ 4+ hrs each day (20+ hrs total)

Want to do it all?  This class will expand upon the idea of marrying fusing to casting as you work "deep" in the kiln with glass.  Students will learn to setup & pull Vitreographic elements; to make slab boxes; to create multi-layered designs using frits, cullet, wire, and pulled stringer; to create intricate pattern bar slabs; to setup a casting using fiber molds and mullite dams; and to successfully execute a deep cast firing in the kiln.  Students will also learn to use all of the studio's extensive coldworking equipment (diamond lap wheel, rings saws, tile saw, grinders, and wet belt sander), and how to cleanup and prep their pieces for final slump firings.  Students will also help create a class pattern bar and participating in the setup and combing of a pattern bar slab in a hot kiln.  Firing schedules wil be given for each process, along w/ plenty of resource pages and notes.  All materials, tools, glass, and safety equipment will be provided.  Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves.  Bring your own reader glasses if needed, and a pen, notebook, snack & drink.  Beginning Fusing or Casting experience is required.  This class entails multiple firings and lots of glass!

Cost per student is $450

 


FRIT CASTING WORKSHOPS & CLASSES:

 

"Painted Line" Workshop

One Class, 4 Hours

Have fun creating a more painterly type of fused tile using glass powders and frits after laying down a painted line as a reference point on an 8x8 glass blank.  Mix in a little dichro and some metal leaf and you have a truly glitzy piece of art!  All materials, tools, glass, and safety equipment will be provided.  Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves.  Bring your own reader glasses if needed, and a pen, notebook, snack & drink.  Basic fusing experience is recommended.

Cost per Student is $100

 

Collaged Frit Casting Workshop

Two classes, 4 hours each (8 hrs total, 2 weeks)

Now it's time to take all those frit casting & fusing techniques and combine them into a beautiful deep casting to create an 8x8x1/2 inch "thick" tile with depth and perspective.  We will be using painted lines, metal wire, frits & powders, metal leaf, dichro, cullet, and stringer to paint a scene that will create dimensional depth as the light shines through it.  Your "painting" will be fired during the week; coldworking techniques & mounting systems will be taught during the second class with time given to clean up your tile.  All materials, tools, glass, and safety equipment will be provided.  Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves.  Bring your own reader glasses if needed, and a pen, notebook, snack & drink.  Basic frit casting or fusing experience is required.

Cost per Student is $160  

 


 

KILN CASTING

 

Open Face Tile

Two classes, 6 hrs 1st wk + 2 hrs 2nd wk (8 hours total, 2 weeks)

This class will create a 5x5x3/4" glass tile by making a simple bas relief clay tile model.  The clay tile will then be used to create a refractory mold that will be filled with soda lime glass using colored frit for detail & clear cullet for background (to be fired during the week between classes).  Students will meet the following week to devest their fired molds and learn some basic coldworking skills to cleanup their final glass product.  All materials, tools, glass, and safety equipment will be provided.  Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves.  Bring your own reader glasses if needed, and a pen, notebook, snack & drink.  No prerequisites required; continuing students welcome. 

Cost per Student is $160

 

Solid Sculpture

Three classes, 4 hours each (12 hours total, 3 weeks)

Students will create a small basic sculptural work in wax, then learn to form a basic sprue cup, followed by setup for a coddle box pour using refractory materials to create the mold.  A crucible will be charged with glass cullet to fill the mold when fired; the mold will be devested during the last class, with simple coldworking techniques covered to cleanup the final piece.  All materials, tools, glass, and safety equipment will be provided.  Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves.  Bring your own reader glasses if needed, and a pen, notebook, snack & drink.  No prerequisites required; continuing students welcome.

Cost per Student is $300

 

Hollow Vessel (Lost Wax Casting)

Four classes, 4 hours each (16 hours total, 4 weeks)  

Ready for the next step in casting?  Students will continue to expand their glass casting skills by learning to make a simple hollow vessel form in wax with basic exterior design elements.  We will utilize Lost Wax Casting techniques to learn how to sprue and vent the models, create diverse refractory molds, and set up a crucible melt to fire the mold and fill the vessel with glass inside the kiln.  The molds will be devested during the last class with time for coldworking and cleanup of the piece to create a truly unique and luminous vessel.  All materials, tools, glass, and safety equipment will be provided.  Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves.  Bring your own reader glasses if needed, and a pen, notebook, snack & drink.  Beginning Kiln Casting experience IS required.  Free Open Studio time available between class dates ~ students will need to spend time outside of class steaming their molds at the studio.

Cost per Student is $350

 

Carved Core Hollow Vessel

Four classes, 4 hours each (16 hours total, 4 weeks)

Expand your casting experiences by learning to do carved cores where the design elements are on the inside of your hollow vessel form.  Variations on refractory materials for handbuilt firable molds will be discussed.  Students will handbuild their own molds, which will then go thru the lost wax process and a crucible firing in the kiln, with the artwork devested and coldworked in the final class.  Students will be invited to help with the kiln setup and high heat charging if they would like to be present.  All materials, tools, glass, and safety equipment will be provided.  Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves.  Bring your own reader glasses if needed, and a pen, notebook, snack & drink.  Beginning Kiln Casting experience IS required.  Free Open Studio time available between class dates ~ students will need to spend time outside of class steaming their molds at the studio.

Cost per Student is $350

 


 

PATE DE VERRE CLASSES:

 

Beginning Talc Core Vessel

Three Classes: 2 classes 5 hrs each + 1class 2 hrs (12 hrs total, 3 wks)

Ever wondered how artists get that cool sugary crystal look in a hollow vessel?  Come to this class and explore the exciting possibilities of Pate de Verre.  Students will learn to create & test custom glass recipes, then learn to create a refractory mold from a simple bowl shape that will be packed with various frits & glue to form a color design.  Molds will be fired by the instructor and ready when students meet for the final class to devest their molds and learn some basic coldworking techniques suitable for this type of pate de verre piece.  All materials, tools, glass, and safety equipment will be provided.  Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves.  Bring your own reader glasses if needed, and a pen, notebook, snack & drink.  No prerequisites required.  Beginning and Continuing students welcome.

Cost per Student is $190

 

 

Continuing Talc Core Vessel with Bas Relief

Three classes: 2 classes, 5 hrs ea + 1 class, 2 hrs (12 hrs total, 3 wks)

Amazed and excited from the first class, but ready for a bit more challenge?  Students will continue to expand their skills by testing more glass recipes and creating a vessel mold that incorporates bas relief as a design element providing dimensional relief on the exterior of a bowl shaped vessel.  The final class will be spent coldworking the piece and debriefing the firing.  All materials, tools, glass, and safety equipment will be provided.  Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves.  Bring your own reader glasses if needed, and a pen, notebook, snack & drink.  Pate de Verre I is recommended; continuing students are welcome.

Cost per Student is $210

 

2 Part Press Molds with Bas Relief

Four classes, 4 hours each (16 hours total, 4 wks)

Students will learn to make a 2 part press mold w/ exterior designs in bas relief on their hollow vessel.  This process is more complicated and stays in the kiln longer and at higher temps, yielding the rich, traditional alabaster-like surface on these luminous vessels.  The final class will be spent devesting the mold and debriefing the firing, as well as learning several coldworking techniques using various pieces of equipment, with time to coldwork your own piece.  All materials, tools, glass, and safety equipment will be provided.  Wear 100% cotton clothing, no baggy sleeves.  Bring your own reader glasses if needed, and a pen, notebook, snack & drink.  Prerequisite is beginning Pate de Verre; continuing students are welcome.

Cost per Student is $300 

 

 

 


 

ENCAUSTICS CLASSES
 
Encaustic & Collage Open Studio time is available on quarterly published dates at the rate of $15 per hour. Contact me before making payment to reserve your space and time. You must pay in advance for the time you are reserving ~ 2 hour minimum & subject to availability. Encaustic Open Studio does NOT include instruction and does not allow for production work. You must supply your own board substrates and collage papers (no flexible canvas frames allowed). Supply costs that are not included with the session AND any additional time logged (if available and billed by quarter hour) are payable at end of each session by cash or local check (or by PayPal if you wish to log onto my computer). Your session time must include setup and cleanup of your space!
 

 
The Art of Encuastics & Collage I
$240 ~ for three 4HR sessions
 
More than just an Encaustics Open Studio session ~ finally a Beginning Encaustics class at my studio to teach you how to effectively use the tools & materials needed to create your own luminous encaustic collage paintings.  Over the course of three class periods, we will cover which substrates & materials work best, when to use torches verses heat guns, how to prepare your own inexpensive encuastic mediums, and how to finish your work.  During each class period, I will demo several different techniques & tips used in the exciting art of Encaustics & Collage, and give you plenty of time each class period to create your own art.  All boards, encaustic materials, and tools are provided, but please bring a stash of scrap papers for collaging.  Also bring pencil & notebook, and a snack or sack lunch.  No experience needed!
 

 

The Art of Encuastics & Collage II
$240 ~ for three 4HR sessions
 
Expand your knowlege base of encaustic painting and collage techniques.  We will cover ways to finish your art work and how to frame your encaustic boards (including  how to make your own and where to buy materials), along with more techniques and tips demo-ed during each class session.  This is a great opportunity if you are already doing some encaustics & collage, but you need help with your work or need some direction or assistance in executing your ideas.   All boards, encaustic materials, and tools are provided, but please bring a stash of scrap papers for collaging.  Bring pencil & notebook, and a snack or sack lunch.  Pre-requisite:  The Art of Encaustics & Collage I or working experience using encaustic materials and tools.