Intro to Needle Felting
Saturday December 1st 7-9:30 pm
SCULPTING WITH WOOL!
You will be amazed at how much fun (and addicting) Needle Felting can be!
During this introductory class you will learn about the different kinds of wool, how to start your ‘shape’ and how to bring features and character to your own creation. Classes include needles, starter kit with 5 colors of wool, instruction and expert guidance by a very talented fiber artist!
You will have time to get a great start on your project – and will be able to take your kit home to complete your project at your leisure.
No experience required
Age Appropriate: 15+
Intro to Glass Fusion
Saturday, December 1st 1-3:30 pm
AN INTRODUCTION’ TO GLASS FUSION
No experience required… and you will get 2 Fused Glass Drink Coasters and a 6″ Dish or Votive at the end of your experience.
Our “Introduction to Glass Fusion” class takes you from a newbie Glass Fuser to mild mannered expert of sorts. We’ll cover all the safety requirements, the various kinds of glass we’ll be using and practice on all the different tools yu will be using. This is a ‘hands on’ class.
This class is a prerequisite to all other glass classes we offer.
All tools, glass, safety glasses and instruction are included in this great introductory class.
Saturday, December 8th 1-3:30 pm
Stoneware Glazing Session
Mix and match our many different glazes to create a piece that is very unique and yours. Stoneware is brought in ‘pre-shaped’ and you apply our specialty glazes.
The key advantage of Stoneware is that it is very durable (harder than ceramics or porcelain), holds heat extremely well and is freezer to oven to dishwasher safe. You have a choice of items to paint and we now have over 25 different glaze colors to pick from. Mix and match to make truly unique earthy designs.
Glass Fusion Project – “On-Edge” Display Piece w/Stand
Sunday December 9th 1-5pm
In this class, we’ll be making a large 11″W x 12-14″T Display Piece using the “On Edge Technique” of Glass Fusion.
This is a technique I learned at the 2018 Glass Convention this year and look forward to sharing it with you. Strips of glass are cut from glass sheets and assembled on edge, rather than laid flat. This technique not only lends itself to designs with geometric and linear components, but also produces an almost bubble-free final piece. Base or no base – your choice.
Strip-cut construction is used for simple projects such as small plates or for more complex pieces, such as sculptures, display pieces, and wall hangings.
You will get to use our new Morton Cutting System as well – to ensure consistent widths of glass strips.
Bring your lunch – this is a very labour intensive project and we will be starting at 11 AM – and we may run past 5pm.
Glass Fusion Experience is required (take our ‘Into to Glass Fusion’ first to qualify)
Age Appropriate: 19+