- Session I: June 15th – July 13th, 2016 / 4 Wednesday’s / 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Heilman)
- PREREQUISITE: None
Also, there is a $35.00 material fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.
We will start with the basic skills such as:
- Gathering, restricting, punty
- Frit application
- Solid-to-solid connections
- Applying lines and dots of color
- Two-handed rotation
- Sculptural and decorative techniques
Boro Part A projects may include:
- Basic lens pendant
- Basic implosion marbles
- Basic vortex marbles
- Basic color understanding
Each class allows you to practice these skills in the studio and use them to create a variety of items you can take home with you each night.
Other topics covered in this course: Safety (ventilation, eye ware, work station setup and ergonomics). Tools and how to use them effectively. Proper kiln usage, temperatures, and how to program a kiln for best results. Torch operations, as well as flame settings and their use. How to harness gravity and use it to your advantage. Project planning, preparation, and execution.
Each class is 3 hours long and demos are kept short in order to maximize students hands on time.
After your first class, you will be able to sign up for Flame-Shop-Fridays. A great place to practice what you just learned. … a great value at 10.00/hour.