McMow Art Glass announces many exciting Specialty Classes for November and December, including Open Face Kiln Casting, Making Wearable Art with Dichroic Jewelry, Liquid Caming (this is not a typo), a Master Mosaic Class with Jane Wright and “Harnessing Flow” with Gina Sneiderman & Phil Materio, to mention the highlights! The Rickie Report shares the details about classes and the upcoming One Day Sale!
701 N Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2016
Special Dates to Remember in November!
Saturday, November 5th –
Last Day to submit all Holiday Sale Pre – Orders.
Skip the lines while taking advantage of our biggest savings of the year!
Saturday, November 26th is Small Business Saturday –
Support your local economy by shopping small!
Special sales & give-a-ways to be announced.
OPEN FACE KILN-CASTING
At the Armory Art Center with McMow Master, Phil Materio
Thursday, November 3rd & 10th from 9am – 4:30 pm
Tuition: $240 Lab Fee $64:
To register for this class hosted at the Armory Art Center please visit: http://www.armoryart.org/
INTRODUCTION TO FUSING
Wednesday November 2nd 6:30-8:30pm
$70.00 *Beginner Level*
Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included
Saturday November 5th 9am-3pm
$150 .00 *Experience Required*
Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included.
DICHROIC JEWELRY: EXPLORING DESIGN TECHNIQUES
Wednesday, November 9th 6:30pm – 8:30pm
$95.00 *Beginner Level*
In this 3 hour course students will learn a multitude of jewelry design techniques that can be achieved using dichroic glass. The instructor will demonstrate techniques such as reverse etching, using a dremmel tool, and decal application. A variety of methods for making your fused dichroic pieces wearable will be covered as well. Students will create two pendants. All materials are included. Introductory level fusing knowledge is required.
NEW! FUSED LIQUID CAMING
Saturday, November 12th 9-3pm
$150 *Beginner-Intermediate Level*
Create this work of art using technique that gives the appearance of both fusing and caming in one project. Incorporate bright pops of color to create a stunning contrast! This class includes all materials & kiln firings.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!
NEW: FUSING FORUM!
Hosted by Fused In Glass in Boynton Beach
Location: 1107 SE 2nd St, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Wednesday, November 16th 6-8pm Free and Open to the Public!
PLEASE RSVP as space is limited! 561-585-9011 x100
About the Fusing Forum:
If you missed the fun at the last Fusing Forum – please join your fellow glass fusing enthusiasts for a night of conversation & connections this November! Local fusing artisans, hobbyists, and retailers will be invited to discuss fusing technique and ways in which we can continue to support the art glass industry. This forum’s theme will be about discussing your failures & successes. Use the knowledge of your fellow-fusers and LEARN from your mistakes! Bring your kiln-forming successes and failures to discuss with the group. This is an excellent opportunity to learn, and engage with the art glass community. Refreshments will be served.
Would you like to learn more about joining our Fusing Forum? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
LANDSCAPES with Frits & Powders
Saturday, November 19th from 9am – 3p m
Be inspired by the beautiful landscapes and let your imagination create a serene scene made entirely of glass frits & powders. Students will learn fusing basics, as well as how to use fusing accessories such as stringers, frits and powders to bring life to their landscape. All materials and kiln firings are included.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!
Saturday, November 26th – Small Business Saturday – Support your local economy by shopping small! Special sales & give-a-ways to be announced.
Special Dates to Remember in December!
Tuesday, December 13th McMow’s Annual Holiday Sale!
This one day event will be held from 9am – 9pm
Details to follow!
Mosaic by Jane Wright
NEW! MOSAIC MASTER CLASS
WITH MOSAICIST JANE WRIGHT
Two-Part Class: Friday December 2nd & Saturday, December 3rd from 10am- 3pm
*Basic Mosaic Knowledge Required*
In this two-day Contemporary Mosaic Master lass you will learn about creating design, technical cutting with mosaic nippers, problem solving, and grouting technique. Design choices will be provided and students can also bring in designs of their choice. Take your mosaic art to the next level and meet other mosaic enthusiasts! All materials are included!
About Jane Wright:
South Florida professional mosaicist/instructor Jane Wright creates fine art. Long before Jane began creating mosaics she had always been attracted to the art form because of its beauty, intricacy and amazing longevity. She finds her own inspiration from nature, personal moments in her life and a sense of whimsical fantasy. Jane uses a broad variety of materials to create a dramatic narrative of texture, movement and visual interest. She focuses on unique and well tested techniques and generously guides her students with her knowledge and practical advice. She is a member of The Society of American Mosaic Artists and is presently on the administrative staff of the Contemporary Mosaic Artists. Her exhibitions (both juried and non-juried): Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Minnesota and Nevada.
TASTE OF FUSING
Wednesday December 7th 6:30 – 8:30 pm
$70.00 *Beginner Level*
In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.
Glass As Art Contest Winner, Gina Sneiderman
NEW! GO WITH THE FLOW
Learn the “Harnessing Flow” Bullseye technique from our 2016 Bullseye Glass Category, Glass as Art Contest winner – Gina Sneiderman & Phil Materio
Take your fusing to the next level! Learn this INCREDIBLE technique
Two-Part Class: Saturday, December 10th & Saturday, December 17th 9am – 3pm
*Intermediate – Advanced Level*
In this two-part Master Class students will learn the process of using heat, gravity, and beautiful Bullseye Glass to create a dimensional piece of kiln-formed art. Learn the following: The basics of how glass moves • The fundamental tools and materials necessary to harness flow within a body of glass • How to fire sheet glass arranged within an assembled mold that includes a ramp or incline to achieve flow within a finished piece. All materials and kiln-firing are included.
About Gina Sneiderman:
Gina Sneiderman started working with glass over the summer of 2012. After selling her sign company, she gave herself some time to find her creative outlet and came across McMow Art Glass’ beginner stained glass class. After completing that class and several stained glass projects, she decided to give fusing a try and was hooked, from the first day. A short few months later, at the McMow Annual Holiday party, she bought her first kiln and the following year at the same party, she bought her second kiln. Gina has taken numerous classes in fusing at McMow Art Glass; at a couple of other teaching studios; and at the Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas.
She especially likes to work with architectural styles of glass and with deep pieces – glass casting is her absolute favorite.
For more information about these events, classes our tours:
Taylor Materio, Creative Director
McMow Art Glass, Inc
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