$455.00 – $505.00
Instructor: Joy Munshower
Feb. 11 & 12, 2019
Monday and Tuesday ; 10am – 5pm
Prerequisite: advanced beginner skill level or flame shop directors approval.
Material fee: Purchase glass at the school, or bring your own.
This workshop is for intermediate and advanced students. Students will be sculpting bas-relief style horse beads, hedgehog beads and various sea-life beads. Students will learn to sculpt these animals from both photo reference and instructor-drawn examples. Students will learn how to break down the shapes of these animals and how to apply those shapes to sculpting in a bas-relief or low-relief style on a base bead. An overview of various animal anatomies will be covered to help you create realistic and lifelike low-relief animal and sea-life beads. Students will also learn how to use specialty dental to facilitate and ease sculpting in a low-relief style as well as 3-D subject matter. Some photo and diagram reference will be provided to the students to better illustrate shape, anatomy and composition breakdown.
Day 1: Sealife
An “organic nugget” exercise using glass “shorts” will be our warm-up exercise to teach students the technique of a “walking-twist”. Students will then apply this technique to creating realistic “ocean” or water base-beads. Students will also be taught how to sculpt a Jellyfish, a Coral Reef and a Dolphin OR a Manatee on water/ocean base bead. If time allows, an additional demo will be shown at the end of day.
Day 2: Land Animals
Land animals that will be covered can vary upon the preference of the studio and their students. I typically like to sculpt a variety of animals to teach several different glass application and sculpting techniques. Typically 2 animals are taught in this portion of the class as they are very time intensive. I typically teach a Horse and a Giraffe to show how the same sculpting techniques carry over from one animal to another. If time allows, an additional demo will be shown at the end of day.
Material expenses are not included in the class price. You may bring your own glass, or purchase at the school (with a 10% discount on all glass sales during class)
Please bring your didynium glasses, tweezers, small knife for sculpting and all of your favorite tools. Sonoran Glass School has some tools you may use during class.
What to Wear:
Cotton or natural material tops and pants. Long pants are preferred. Close toe shoes. Hair pulled back. We have all of the tools you will need to start your journey with flame worked glass beads.
Number of people required for this class to go, so sign up now!:
Minimum of 7 people, Maximum 12 people
You are welcome to sign up for practice time during our discounted open studio times on Wednesdays from 5PM-9PM and Thursdays from 12PM-4PM.
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