David Patchen, World Renowned Glassblower Comes To Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts January 16 -18. Public Is Invited To Meet The Artist Dinner, Glass Blowing Demo And Family Event

World renowned glassblower, David Patchen, is coming to Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts from January 16 -18. The public is invited to a Meet The Artist Dinner (Thursday, January 16), a Glass Blowing Demo with live music and refreshments (Friday, January 17), and a free Family Day (Saturday, January 18).  Benzaiten, located in Lake Worth, brings our area gifted visionary artists, and this weekend starts 2020 by setting the bar high!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Make Your Reservations for the Dinner to hold a space!  

 

 

 

 

At  the  Center

1105 2nd Avenue  S.    Lake Worth, FL

 561-508-7315      www.benzaitencenter.org     Email: aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

Normal Hours of Operation: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10AM – 5PM

 

 

Glass Creation by David Patchen

 

 

PRESENTS:

DAVID PATCHEN

 

World Renowned Glassblower

 

January 16, 17, 18, 2020

 

 

 

David Patchen at work

 

 

 

 

MEET THE ARTIST DINNER

Thursday, January 16, 2020

6 – 9 PM

 

An elegant sit-down dinner limited to 40 people is set up in Benzaiten’s beautiful gallery. David will give a talk about his work, his technique and what inspires him ending with an Interactive question and answer session.   $100 per person

 

 

Glass creation by David Patchen

 

 

GALLERY OPENING WITH 4-HOUR GLASSBLOWING DEMO

Friday, January 17, 2020

6  – 10 PM

David will demonstrate the difficult and complicated techniques of blowing with murinies over a period of four hours accompanied by a live band with heavy hors d’oeuvres and two drinks. Only $15 at the door

 

 

 

Glass creation by David Patchen

 

 

FREE FAMILY DAY

Saturday, January 18, 2020

2  – 5 PM

David will demo for 3 hours

 

 

 

For two decades David’s creative energies primarily found an outlet in music, but a blowpipe and furnace have firmly replaced his guitar and amp. A former corporate marketing professional, a glassblowing class in 2001 ignited such a passion that he transitioned his professional career from the software world to full-time glass artist.

David has been guest artist at the Corning Museum of Glass and studied at the Pilchuck Glass School. In 2010, David was selected as Artist in Residence in Seto City, Japan, spending a month lecturing and demonstrating his work. Primarily self-taught, David grew his skills through experimentation informed by observing talented local artists and a few visits with Afro Celotto, former assistant to Lino Tagliapietra from Murano, Italy. David has received awards for his work including an artistic merit scholarship for a class at Pilchuck. His book, David Patchen Glass, is in the permanent collection of the Rakow Library at the Corning Museum of Glass and the Frondazione Giorgio Cini, Entro Studi del Vetro (Glass Study Center Library) in Venice , Italy.

David is actively involved in the glass arts community as Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors at Public Glass (San Francisco’s center for glass art), member of the Pilchuck Leadership Council and former member of the Board of Directors, Glass Alliance of Northern California. David maintains a private studio within Public Glass where he creates his work. He enjoys and finds inspiration in international travel, the marine environment, science, nature and architecture.

 

David’s work is known for its intense colors, intricate detail and meticulous craftsmanship, is in numerous private collections, museums and is exhibited internationally. Born and raised in New York, David Patchen now resided in San Francisco.

 

 

 

!  DO NOT USE GPS !

It will take you the wrong way.

Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

 

 

For more information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Lake Worth, Florida

561.508.7315
www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts Invites You To Dark Arts Ball, A Truly Spooktacular Soiree On Friday, October 25

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts invites you to the Best Halloween Party Ever!  Their annual Dark Arts Ball is truly a Spooktacular Soiree full of magic, mysteries, sorcery, potions, elixirs, naughty nibbles, and a bone rattling jazz band!  Friday, October 25 promises fun, smoke belching dragons, and fire spitting infernos!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from last year, including cash prize winning costumes and blood curdling glass blown creations!  

 

 

 

 

 

INVITES      YOU      TO:

 

 

 

 

Friday, October 25, 2019

  6 PM  –  10 PM

At  the  Center

1105 2nd Avenue  S.    Lake Worth, FL

Only $25 at the Door

 

Potions and Elixirs

 

 

Includes 2 Drink Ticket (more available for $5 each) and Everything Below:

 

 

 

 

First Prize Costume Winners, 2018

 

 

 

 

Each year our Fusing Instructors, Camille Perrin and Joan Ives, go all out to create the Best Halloween Party Ever!  They spend days putting up some of the ghoulish decorations you’ve ever seen!  After all, they’ve been collecting this stuff for decades!!! 

 

 

 

Halloween Revelers

 

 

Thus, our annual Dark Arts Ball is truly a ‘Spooktacular Soiree’ full of magic, mysteries, sorcery, potions and elixirs, naughty nibbles, a bone rattling jazz band, smoke belching dragons, and fire spitting infernos!  There will be cash prizes for the best costumes ($100 for 1st prize) and lots of great door prizes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Senior Resident Artist, Rob Stern and Junior Resident Artist, Eli Cecil, will be on hand to create some really blood-curdling glass-blown creations in live demos throughout the event.  Clarke Graebner, our Flameworking Instructor, will be creating creepy skulls and skeletons with melted glass.  

 

 

DO NOT MISS ALL THE FUN!!!   

TO LEARN MORE GO TO:  benzaitencenter.org

!  DO NOT USE GPS !

It will take you the wrong way.

Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Lake Worth, Florida

561.508.7315
www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

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Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Invites You To A Dark Arts Ball On Friday, October 26th For Art, Magic, Mystery, Potions, Infernos! All Ages With Costumes Welcome!

The Halloween Party at Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts will be like no other! “A Dark Arts Ball” on Friday, October 26th includes a jazz band, Tarot and Ouija readers, photo booth, costume prizes, refreshments, artwork, magic, and the fire spitting infernos!   There is free parking and you pay at the door, if you dare! The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to hear about your eerie experiences!  Cash prizes for best costumes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

1105 2nd Avenue South     Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561.508.7315      benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

H A L L O W E E N     ” A     D A R K     A R T S     B A L L

 

 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

6 – 10 PM

$20. Cover  

Free Parking

 

 

!  DO NOT USE GPS !

It will take you the wrong way.

Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Lake Worth, Florida

561.508.7315
www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Glass Quest 2017 Announces Speakers And Seminars As Registration Opens

Join the QUEST!  A full weekend of education and engagement. Learn from brilliant teachers and glass visionaries and network in the evolving world of art glass at Glass Quest 2017!  Taking place in West Palm Beach May 26th, May 27th and May 28th, glass hobbyists, glass professionals and glass art lovers are all welcome!  The Rickie Report shares the Speakers and Seminars plus details of how to attend!

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER:

www.Glassquest2017.eventbrite.com

For more information call:

561.585.9011   or   954.557.5589

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

Lectures & demonstrations from professional glass artists from across the Country.
An Extraordinary kiln-forming experience hosted on Sunday by: Jen Ken Kilns
Glass Gallery Exhibition with meet the artist opportunities
A Saturday evening VIP cocktail reception with live music
Opportunities to review and purchase the latest & greatest tools, supplies and equipment from select manufacturers
Participate in a series of guided roundtable discussions about the future of the art glass industry
Engage at the Legislative Action Center – and make your voice heard #savecoloredglass… and more!

 

ITINERARY-AT-A-GLANCE:

Friday
4-7pm Check-in/Registration/Exhibitor Booths
7pm Welcome Reception
Saturday
8am – Welcome Breakfast – Keynote Speaker: Maureen James
9am – Educational Sessions Begin
12pm – Lunch & Roundtables Series
1pm – 3pm Educational Sessions Continue
4pm – Panel of Speakers with special guest Moderator: Audience Q&A
5-7pm Networking: VIP Cocktail Reception hosted by: Habatat Galleries
Sunday
10am – Breakfast followed by Kiln-Forming experience hosted by Jen Ken Kilns

Would you like to be a part of this exciting opportunity?!?

Contact Taylor Materio at taylor@mcmow.com or 561-585-9011

 

 

SEMINARS  AND  WORKSHOPS:

 

Leslie Perlis

Dimensional Mosaics with Fused and Painted Glass Elements

 

 


Celebrated glass designer Leslie Perlis brings her vibrant and modern style to the timeless craft of mosaics – with a sculptural twist. Leslie’s unique approach weaves together glass fusing, kiln fired surface decorating and mosaic fabrication to create outstanding dimensional sculptures. In this presentation you will learn how Leslie thinks outside the traditional mosaic canvas to create life-size figure sculptures, musical instruments, and many other dimensional creations. Leslie will use photos, videos, and live descriptions to illustrate her complete process starting with the development of a design, through the fabrication and final cleanup of a full-size sculpture. In addition Leslie will introduce her new “Multimedia Vinyl” series that combines fused glass and vinyl record albums to great effect. As a bonus, everyone in this seminar will receive a copy of Leslie’s book Dimensional Mosaics that she will be happy to autograph for you.

 

 

Tony Glander

The Accidental Fuser or Warm Glass Trials and Tribulations

 

Glass Creation by Tony Glander

Experimentation can be an exhilarating adventure, full of thrilling highs and disappointing lows. Join glass artist Tony Glander as he escorts you down a few radical glass pathways. He will illustrate how he puts “landing gear” feet on fused bowls, describe some very cool creations made using shattered tempered glass, and explain a curious technique using molds made from glass in a kiln. Tony’s mantra is: “If you aren’t trying something new, you aren’t learning!” He’ll reveal some his most successful experiments and confess a few of his epic failures. Much of Tony’s work centers on the practice of using every glass temperature in the kiln and he is prepared to share his secret firing schedules with you. Tony’s dynamic teaching style will keep you engaged and boost your creative confidence to be experimentally innovative with your own glasswork.

 

 

 

 

Peter McGrain

The Poetry of Painted Windows:
1000 Years of Narrative Illustration in Art Glass

 

Stained Glass by Peter McGrain

 

 

For centuries the fine art of glass painting has been used to achieve sensational imagery throughout the glass medium. From the biblical storied windows of the ancient cathedrals to the cutting edge architectural work of modern times, no other technique has so effectively brought glass art to life. Peter McGrain, will lead you on a personal journey through the amazing world of painted glass. You’ll see how it has evolved over the years to become one of the most expressive art forms of our industry. Peter will share his insights into how this engaging, narrative technique has been developed and used to stir emotions in its’ viewers for a thousand years. And an examination of recent work by numerous contemporary artists, all of whom are pushing the process forward with their experimental work, will leave you more inspired and excited about glass than ever before. This event is a must for anybody who shares a deep passion for glass of any kind. And who knows?… You may even find yourself itching to dive in and start painting on glass yourself. As one of the oldest forms of glass art, it continues to maintain it’s prominent standing as the most inspirational and spectacular of all!

 

 

 

 

Lisa Vogt
Breaking Through – Make Exhibition Quality Glass Art

 

 

 

Lisa Vogt Glass Sink Class ( Photo Courtesy of Lisa Vogt website)

 

Ordinary to extraordinary! Take charge of your artistic future! Striking glass artwork is intoxicating. You know the type of pieces I mean. The spectacular beauties you admire in galleries and magazines, the ones that haunt the back of your mind until you figure out how they were made, or give up in frustration. Creating your own stunning emotive art, that engages the viewer to the point of blissful distraction, is within your reach. Join veteran glass artist Lisa Vogt in this in-depth workshop focused on developing methods for making exhibition quality artwork and you’ll learn how to take your thriving glass talent and catapult it forward. Learn how to design thoughtful compositions, how to mix colors to create drama, how to get noticed with pattern, how to stimulate with texture, and how to combine abstract techniques for innovative works of fused glass art. You’ll gain a clear understanding of how to build complex standout art, through the inclusion of various fused glass components. It’s your turn to shine, to break through and create thought provoking, blissfully distracting artwork that is all your own.

 

 

 

Dawndae HK Hamilton

Art Into Architecture:
Collaborating with Artists, Studios, Architects and Designers from Around the World to Create Kiln-Glass for the Built Environment

Bullseye Specialty Glass, “FLORAdia” Created for McMow Art Glass

 

 

Bullseye Studio’s Development Manager, Dawndae HK Hamilton, will present the history, explorations and projects that have established Bullseye Glass Company as a world leader in the use of kiln-glass for art, architecture, and design. Dawndae will emphasize the possibilities for artists and studios to “scale-up” to larger works. Kiln-glass is especially rich territory due to the enormous range of working methods, from drawing and painting to printmaking, all executable on an architectural scale. This presentation will be an eye-opening and eye- popping experience.

 

 

 

Phil Materio

Lost Clay Glass Casting

 

 

 

 

In this exciting session attendees will learn how easy this efficient and economical method of glass casting can be. Learn how to create sculptural glass pieces that are indistinguishable from sand-casted or hot glass casting. This technique has become one of the most visible, and saleable forms of sculptural glass at art shows across the world.

 

 

 

Randy & Carole Wardell

Introducing The Glass Tattoo Stencil System to Instantly Enhance Your Work with Intricate Designs

Randy & Carole Wardell have developed an exceptional technique that enables anyone to add stencil designs to their work. Using their special 1/8” thick Tattoo Stencil boards and the Tattoo Goo that is combined with frit powder to create a paste-like mixture. The stencil spaces can be filled with multiple colors of Tattoo Goo in a single session while maintaining clean, crisp lines between the design elements. This demonstration will open up a world of ideas and possibilities.

 

 

 

Jenny Mesirow

Making Our Voice Heard: Advocating for the Art Glass Industry in Washington D.C.

Today information travels fast, opinions are developed even faster, and the facts are sometimes lost in between. No industry knows this better than the Art Glass Industry. In the last year our industry has faced increasing scrutiny that in some instances has inhibited our ability to do business. It is time now to be pro-active as a community and industry. Join us for a discussion about the role elected officials can play in helping and hindering our business, and how our industry can position itself to prevent our elected representatives and governing agencies from doing us harm.

 

Mike Glotfelty

Jen Ken Kiln’s Cane Pulling Experience

Sunday morning Breakfast & Canes hosted by Jen Ken Kilns. We will have multiple Vitragraph kilns set-up and cooking up some beautiful color mixes and each conference participant will have an opportunity to pull your own multi-colored cane to take home. In addition we have invited 3 multi-media artists to create 3 artworks live on our stage, using a selection of the actual canes that we will make during the Cane Pulling session

 

 

Jason LeVan

Armory Art Center’s Hot Glass Sand Casting Demonstration

 

Art Glass by Jason LeVan

 

The Armory Art Center of West Palm Beach will be conducting a live demonstration of casting hot glass into a sand mold. Observe as the artist makes a hand-print into the sand then fills the space will molten hot glass to create a one-of-a-kind paperweight. This is a great introduction to the hot glass process that enables glass artists to create unique tabletop accessories such as coasters and paperweights.

 

 

McMow Art Glass & Wardell Publications
Organizer of GLASS QUEST 2017

McMow Art Glass offers the best in stained glass windows and beveled art glass, as well as beautiful designs in carved, etched and faceted glass. Located in Palm Beach County, Florida since 1976 McMow Art Glass maintains an excellent working relationship with top builders, architects and designers and regularly ships their work throughout the US, Europe and South America.  With our experienced staff of glass craftsmen and designers, McMow Art Glass is able to take every client’s concept and create a clearly outstanding work of art for any residence, commercial building or place of worship.
Visit us at: www.mcmow.com

Wardell Publications Inc. was founded in 1983 by Randy Wardell. In 1977 Randy opened a full service stained glass studio offering everything from Suncatchers to Cathedral windows (well maybe church windows is a more apt description). The studio also offered glass craft instruction and sold the related tools, glass & materials. The name of the company was Sandpiper Studios and it was (and still is) located in Belleville, a small city in eastern Ontario, Canada with a population of 38,000, so the axiom “anything [in glass] for a buck” wasn’t too far off.

Randy’s stained glass students would often ask for the pattern to make of one the custom designed lampshades on display in the Sandpiper Studios’ showroom. Encouraged by these requests he conducted a little market research that revealed a need for reliable, full-size pattern books. So in 1983 he formed Wardell Publications and released his first lampshade pattern book. Since then he has personally written 12 additional books and Wardell Publications Inc has released more than 50 products since it began.

Visit us at: http://www.wardellpublications.com/

 

GLASS QUEST 2017 SPONSORS:

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announces Three Days Of Events With Glass Artist, Rob Stern

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts welcomes the public to 3 days of events featuring internationally renown glass artist, Rob Stern. Mark your calendars for March 16th, 17th and 18th for glassblowing, dinner, and music plus a Free Family Fun Day! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Rob Stern is a real showman and works large so his demonstrations are extra dramatic and should not be missed.  Nowhere else in Palm Beach County is there a facility that brings in these types of world renown artists to blow glass in front of large audiences in real time. It is a sizzling hot experience!

 

 

 

1105 2nd Avenue, South Lake Worth, FL

561.508.7315

 

 

BENZAITEN CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

WELCOMES YOU

TO THREE DAYS OF EVENTS!

FEATURING THE ART
OF
RENOWNED GLASS ARTIST:

ROB STERN

March 16th to 18th

 

 

The “Last Call” will not be happening from 8pm-10pm on Friday night. As that was St. Patty’s Day, we were not able to engage a band, so we are doing it after the Saturday’s public demonstration from 7pm -9pm.

Directions:  Parking in back of building on 3rd Avenue

“DO NOT USE GPS”
Exit I-95 at 6 Avenue, South and go East
Take a Left on South F Street at Kwik Stop
And a Right on 3rd Avenue South to Parking Lot

 

 

Hot Glass Demo With Rob Stern 

 

Thursday, March 16  6 – 9 PM

“Meet The Artist Dinner”

$100

This is an elegant, intimate sit-down dinner for only 30 people held in our Center’s beautiful gallery featuring one-on-one time with the visiting artist, a lecture by the artist, and piano music

Friday, March 17th

“Gallery Openings”

$10. at the door or FREE with Basic Membership

6 – 8 PM

This is a lovely cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine, piano music, and a private glassblowing demo by the artist

Saturday, March 18th

“Family Demo Day”

2 – 5 PM

FREE EVENT

This is a great family day featuring a three-hour public demo by the visiting artist

 

LAST CALL EVENT:

Saturday, March 18th

 

 

Glass Creation by Rob Stern

About Rob Stern:

Born in Miami, Rob was reared in Atlanta where his mother taught art and his father worked in the movie industry  and dabbled in photography. Rob attended Northside High School for the Performing Arts, in Atlanta, where he was a member of an elite touring group, singing dancing, and acting.  While active in many traditional sports, he also enjoyed skateboarding, surfing and rock climbing.  All of these factors combined with the inventive and adventurous spirit he inherited from his grandparents, would be important to his future career as a glass artist.

Glass installation by Rob Stern

Rob attended San Francisco State University where he studied art and discovered glass making. He worked as an apprentice at John Lewis Glass, an industrial casting facility in Oakland for five years.  He traveled to Europe touring glass factories for a semester and then returned to begin his study at the Pilchuck Glass School, renowned worldwide for its glass programs.  Rob went on to study, apprentice and assist numerous artists/masters at Pilchuck and other schools.

Glass Creation by Rob Stern

In 1992, after working as a teaching assistant for Czech master, Petr Novotny, Rob was invited to work in the Ajeto Glass Factory in the Czech Republic.  It was the start of a long term working relationship, as he lived and worked there for a number of years.  He continues to work closely with Petr both in Ajeto and doing demonstrations and conducting workshops throughout the world. From 1997-2003 Rob taught glassmaking at the University of Miami, FL and earned his MFA.  Rob now co-teaches with many artists/master at schools worldwide and frequently travels abroad to make his work. He has been invited to work as a master craftsman in both the US and Europe. In 2003, he established Rob Stern Art Glass Inc. in Miami , where he now works with his team on many commissions and personal sculptures.

Glass Creation by Rob Stern

“I consider myself to be very fortunate to have traveled, studied and lived in many places where glass is made by masters.  I have experienced many cultures, techniques, and the people who I have met have greatly influenced me.  I draw my inspiration from this, from music and from mostly everything I see in nature.  Working as a glass artist has enabled me to view the world as fluid, reflective, and full of light.  I strive to express emotion in my work and my other primary goal is the share the gift of glass with others”.

Glass Demo with Rob Stern

 

 

To receive more information or to Register for these events, classes, workshops or upcoming events please visit:

www.benzaitencenter.org

Call 561-508-7315 or
Email aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Benzaiten Gala, “Glasstronomique” Will Be A Feast For The Senses!

Founder of Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, JoAnne Berkow, announces “Glasstronomique … A Feast for the Senses”!  This will be a fun-filled event with tons of entertainment, taking place on March 19th.  It includes a glass-blowing cocktail hour followed by an elegant wine pairing dinner and great musical entertainment.  The Rickie Report shares the details. Reserve your space now and get your colorful attire ready for what promises to be a hot night!

 

 

 

 

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For more information please visit:

www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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McMow Art Glass Announces NEW Classes From Beginner To Advanced

McMow Art Glass invites you to its new classes! From beginners to advanced glass professionals, there is something for everyone! If you have always been fascinated by glass, now is your chance to try different techniques! The Rickie Report shares the details and photos of classes beginning February ,2016 through March, 2016. We remind our readers – you can also find magnificent handmade glass decor, functional glass items and glass jewelry at McMow Art Glass’ showroom.

 

 

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701 North Dixie Highway Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011   F: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

 

N  E  W        C  L  A  S  S  E  S !

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2016 SPECIALTY CLASSES:

 

 

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PATTERN BAR CASTING

Wednesday February 3rd & Wednesday February 10th 6-8pm

$150.00 *Experience Required*

 

 

Learn how to construct and cast pattern bars in this two part class. Specific firing schedules and formulas will be discussed. Students will choose from a variety of Bullseye glass to use when creating a rectangular shaped cast piece. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge and cutting experience are required. All materials are included. If desired, Pieces may be slumped for an additional & discounted fee.

 

 

 

OPEN FACE KILN CASTING

Saturday February 6th & Saturday February 13th 9am-3pm

$350.00 *Experience Required*

Go to a new dimension with your fused art pieces in this two part class! Students will learn how to make a one-of-a kind, three-dimensional, cast glass piece by using clay and a plaster mixture in an open face kiln casting technique. It’s a class every fuser is sure to love. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge is required. All materials are included.

 

 

 

 

 

DICHROIC JEWELRY: EXPLORING DESIGN TECHNIQUES

Wednesday February 17th 5:30-8:30

$95.00 *Experience Required*

 

 

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.

 

 

 

EXPERIMENTING WITH BULLSEYE GLASS:

THE ALCHEMY SERIES

Saturday February 20th 9am-12pm

$125.00 *Experience Required*

Bullseye Glass Company’s long history of artistic experimentation is just one of the many reasons we love their product. This is your opportunity to experiment with the latest edition to their line of reactive glass. Students will create their choice of a plate or sushi platter using silver foil and alchemy glass. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge is required. All materials are included.

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Saturday February 20th 12:30-3pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

 

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half 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.

 

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL IMPRINTS IN GLASS

Wednesday February 24th 5:30-8:30pm

$125.00 *Experience Required*

Learn how to petrify live plant material into glass using the Fossil Vitra technique. Students will be provided with a variety of plant material, glass powders, and iridized glass to create their choice of a plate or sushi platter. All materials are included. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge is required.

 

 

GLASS PAINTING with PETER MCGRAIN

Friday February 26th, Saturday, February 27th, & Sunday, February 28th

9am-5pm

$800 *Beginner Level*

 

This 3-day workshop with world renowned glass artist, Peter McGrain, will include a fundamental overview of all the glass painting techniques with an emphasis on creative problem solving for a variety of aesthetic approaches. Techniques include tracing, matting, and the use of silver stains, enamels, and Vitri-Fusáille technique. Instruction includes several formula projects as well as an individual show piece by each student. This is a fantastic class for anyone who is interested in learning as much as they possibly can in a single workshop. No experience necessary. All materials include. PLEASE NOTE: a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space. Payment in full is required two weeks prior to workshop start date. No discounts, class credits, or special offers will be given or honored.

 

 

MARCH 2016 SPECIALTY CLASSES:

MARCH 2016

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Wednesday March 2nd 6-8:30pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

 

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half 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.

 

MOSAIC MIRRORS

Saturday March 5th 9am-3pm

$125.00 *Beginner Level*

Learn how to create a beautiful mosaic mirror in this one day class. Taylor will walk you through the process of mosaics from beginning to end while you work on your beautiful, one-of-a-kind creation! Class will end with a grouting demonstration to be completed at home. Pattern will be provided and all materials are Included.

 

 

TASTE OF FUSING

Wednesday March 9th 6-8pm

$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.

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE

Saturday March 12th 9am-12pm

$60.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Saturday March 12th 12:30-3pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half 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.

 

 

FUSAICS: SCENES OF THE SEA

Wednesday March 16th, 23rd, & 30th 5:30-8:30pm

$185.00 *Beginner Level*

Create a unique “under the sea” scene using both fused glass AND mosaic techniques! The first class will be spent learning the basics of fusing and creating fused glass adornments to be incorporated into your mosaic piece on the second week. Overall dimensions will be 12” x 12”; Create your own pattern or choose from one of ours. All materials are included.

 

 

MORTON SYSTEM LAB

Saturday March 19th 12-3pm

$60.00 *Beginner Level*

Looking to brush up on your Morton system skills? Then don’t miss this opportunity! Bring in your own Morton System and Phil will teach you how to use it. Don’t have a Morton System? NO PROBLEM! Borrow one of ours for the lab and special order one of your own at a discounted price!

 

 

LEAD CAME

Saturday March 26th 9am-3pm

$150.00 *Experience Required*

If you are an intermediate student looking to take your work larger OR create professional looking panels, then this class is for you! With more than 30 years of experience, Jurgen will walk you through this ancient process step-by-step. Glass and lead is supplied, but you will need to bring your stained glass tools. Leave the class knowing the techniques of Old World Masters and with your very own leaded panel. This is an intermediate level stained glass class; students must be proficient in cutting & soldering techniques. Additional tools may need to be purchased.

 

 

INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS

Saturday March 26th 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.

 

 

For more information: Contact McMow Art Glass

701 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011
F: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

McMow Art Glass Announces Upcoming Classes

McMow Art Glass invites you to its new classes, beginning this week!  From beginners to advanced glass professionals, there is something for everyone!  If you have always been fascinated by glass, now is your chance to try different techniques!  The Rickie Report shares the details and photos of classes beginning January,2016 through March, 2016. We remind our readers – you can also find magnificent handmade glass decor, functional glass items and glass jewelry at McMow Art Glass’ showroom.

 

 

 

 

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701 North Dixie Highway    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011    F: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com

 

 

N E W    C L A S S E S !

 

 

 

JANUARY 2016 SPECIALTY CLASSES:

McmowJAN2016

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Wednesday January 6th 6-8:30

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half 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.

 

 

INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS

Saturday January 9th 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.

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE

Wednesday January 13th 5:30-8:30

$60.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools the day of class!

 

FRAMING LAB

Saturday January 16th 9am-11:30am

$25.00 *Beginner Level*

Framing is one of the last steps in building a stained glass panel and one of the most important! Watch & learn the ins and outs of framing your stained glass projects. Lab participants will learn how to work with a variety of framing materials in this two and a half hour lab.

 

 

PANEL LAMPS

Saturday January 16th, 23rd, & 30th 12-3pm

$95.00 *Experience Required*

Lamps are one of the most sought after and treasured facets of the stained glass world. Create one of your own is this three-part class! Pattern, internal hardware, helpful stabilizing tools, and a copy of Wardell publications’ “Northern Shades” book will be included in the course cost! All other tools, glass, and materials will need to be provided or purchased by the student. A 15% discount will be offered on your choice of a lamp base the day of class. This is an intermediate level stained glass class; students must be proficient in cutting & soldering techniques.

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Wednesday January 20th 6-8:30pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half 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.

 

 

PATTERN ADAPTATION LAB

Saturday January 23rd 9-11:30am

$25.00 *Beginner Level*

Learn the art of designing your own pattern in this informative lab! The process for adapting a pattern from a photo or other reference will be discussed. The instructor will also review how to design to make cutting easier, when to use lead came vs. copper foil, and where hooks should go on your panels. Have a question about a pattern you want to work on? This is the time to ask a professional.

 

TASTE OF FUSING

Wednesday January 27th 6-8pm

$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.

 

 

GET TO KNOW YOUR KILN LAB

Saturday January 30th 9-11:30am

$25.00 *Beginner Level*

Learn all about your kiln in this informative lab! McMow Master, Phil, will explain the ins and outs of a kiln and how they work. All fusing levels welcome! Bring a paper and a pen to take notes. Phil will end the lab with a Question and Answer session.

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2016 SPECIALTY CLASSES:

 

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PATTERN BAR CASTING

Wednesday February 3rd & Wednesday February 10th 6-8pm

$150.00 *Experience Required*

Learn how to construct and cast pattern bars in this two part class. Specific firing schedules and formulas will be discussed. Students will choose from a variety of Bullseye glass to use when creating a rectangular shaped cast piece. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge and cutting experience are required. All materials are included. If desired, Pieces may be slumped for an additional & discounted fee.

 

 

OPEN FACE KILN CASTING

Saturday February 6th & Saturday February 13th 9am-3pm

$350.00 *Experience Required*

Go to a new dimension with your fused art pieces in this two part class! Students will learn how to make a one-of-a kind, three-dimensional, cast glass piece by using clay and a plaster mixture in an open face kiln casting technique. It’s a class every fuser is sure to love. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge is required. All materials are included.

 

DICHROIC JEWELRY: EXPLORING DESIGN TECHNIQUES

Wednesday February 17th 5:30-8:30

$95.00 *Experience Required*

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.

 

 

EXPERIMENTING WITH BULLSEYE GLASS:

THE ALCHEMY SERIES

Saturday February 20th 9am-12pm

$125.00 *Experience Required*

Bullseye Glass Company’s long history of artistic experimentation is just one of the many reasons we love their product. This is your opportunity to experiment with the latest edition to their line of reactive glass. Students will create their choice of a plate or sushi platter using silver foil and alchemy glass. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge is required. All materials are included.

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Saturday February 20th 12:30-3pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half 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.

 

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL IMPRINTS IN GLASS

Wednesday February 24th 5:30-8:30pm

$125.00 *Experience Required*

Learn how to petrify live plant material into glass using the Fossil Vitra technique. Students will be provided with a variety of plant material, glass powders, and iridized glass to create their choice of a plate or sushi platter. All materials are included. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge is required.

 

 

 

GLASS PAINTING with PETER MCGRAIN

Friday February 26th, Saturday, February 27th, & Sunday, February  28th

9am-5pm

$800 *Beginner Level*

This 3-day workshop with world renowned glass artist, Peter McGrain, will include a fundamental overview of all the glass painting techniques with an emphasis on creative problem solving for a variety of aesthetic approaches. Techniques include tracing, matting, and the use of silver stains, enamels, and Vitri-Fusáille technique. Instruction includes several formula projects as well as an individual show piece by each student. This is a fantastic class for anyone who is interested in learning as much as they possibly can in a single workshop. No experience necessary. All materials include. PLEASE NOTE: a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space. Payment in full is required two weeks prior to workshop start date. No discounts, class credits, or special offers will be given or honored.

 

MARCH 2016 SPECIALTY CLASSES:

McmowMARCH 2016

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Wednesday March 2nd 6-8:30pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half 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.

 

MOSAIC MIRRORS

Saturday March 5th 9am-3pm

$125.00 *Beginner Level*

Learn how to create a beautiful mosaic mirror in this one day class. Taylor will walk you through the process of mosaics from beginning to end while you work on your beautiful, one-of-a-kind creation! Class will end with a grouting demonstration to be completed at home. Pattern will be provided and all materials are Included.

 

TASTE OF FUSING

Wednesday March 9th 6-8pm

$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.

 

COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE

Saturday March 12th 9am-12pm

$60.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Saturday March 12th 12:30-3pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half 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.

 

FUSAICS: SCENES OF THE SEA

Wednesday March 16th, 23rd, & 30th 5:30-8:30pm

$185.00 *Beginner Level*

Create a unique “under the sea” scene using both fused glass AND mosaic techniques! The first class will be spent learning the basics of fusing and creating fused glass adornments to be incorporated into your mosaic piece on the second week. Overall dimensions will be 12” x 12”; Create your own pattern or choose from one of ours. All materials are included.

 

MORTON SYSTEM LAB

Saturday March 19th 12-3pm

$60.00 *Beginner Level*

Looking to brush up on your Morton system skills? Then don’t miss this opportunity! Bring in your own Morton System and Phil will teach you how to use it. Don’t have a Morton System? NO PROBLEM! Borrow one of ours for the lab and special order one of your own at a discounted price!

 

LEAD CAME

Saturday March 26th 9am-3pm

$150.00 *Experience Required*

If you are an intermediate student looking to take your work larger OR create professional looking panels, then this class is for you! With more than 30 years of experience, Jurgen will walk you through this ancient process step-by-step. Glass and lead is supplied, but you will need to bring your stained glass tools. Leave the class knowing the techniques of Old World Masters and with your very own leaded panel. This is an intermediate level stained glass class; students must be proficient in cutting & soldering techniques. Additional tools may need to be purchased.

 

INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS

Saturday March 26th 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.

 

For more information: Contact McMow Art Glass

701 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011
F: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

McMow Art Glass, Habatat Galleries and Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announce Plans For Art Synergy 2016 During ArtPalmBeach

This article is for Art Lovers/Art Patrons and Artists/Artisans/Art Organizations. We share this call for all Lake Worth Artists & Galleries to work together on the Art Synergy2016 event.  On Saturday, January 23, 2016, this mega-event takes place at the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts from 2:00-9:00 PM.   Visitors will enjoy wine/beer/soda, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment.  Watch glass blowing and browse professional and emerging artists & galleries in one location! World renown glass artist, Laura Donefer will demo!  Art Lovers/Art Patrons: MARK your calendars for Saturday, January 23, 2016, 2:00-9:00 PM.  Kudos to McMow Art Glass, Habatat Galleries and Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts for bringing the arts community together for this event! Artists, Galleries and Organizations will have a free 10 x 10 space to use for display. For more details, contact Anita Holmes at 561.508.7315/ aholmes@benzaitencenter.org. Deadline is January 14th. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of Laura Donefer’s amazing glass work and all of the details!

 

 

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Friday, January 22, 2016   6 -9 pm

Benzaiten Gallery Opening

 

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Visitors to Benzaiten, 2015

 

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Saturday, January 23, 2016   2 – 9 pm

Art Synergy 2016

Meet the Artists

Laura Donefer Glass-blowing Demo

 4 – 6pm 

 

 

 

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 Laura Donefer with 2 Wall Pieces

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Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts

1105 2nd Avenue South    Lake Worth FL

 

 

The HOT New PLACE in TOWN:

 

 

The hot new place to be this season is located in an Historic FEC Train Depot building in the heart of the City of Lake Worth, Florida. The 14,000 square foot Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts is attracting hundreds of interested people to its brand new hot shop. With three glory holes and two furnaces they have been scheduling back-to-back classes ever since they reopened in October.

 

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Laura Donefer, creating 

 

 

 

All throughout the Summer, Founder, JB Berkow along with Anita Holmes, Executive Director and Rick Eggert, Creative Director have worked hard to design an impressive line up of programming for the upcoming season.

 

 

 

They have four outstanding, world renowned Visiting Glass Artists coming to the center in 2016. These events will be three-day affairs. Thursday nights will be a private sit-down-dinner party where the artist will talk about their processes and inspirations. Friday nights will be a gallery opening centering around the visiting artist’s works and featuring two dimensional works by local artists.

 

 

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Laura Donefer, “Phoenix”

 

 

Finally, Saturday will be an afternoon demonstration by the visiting artist. Never before has there been this type of opportunity for Palm Beach County residents to meet and greet four of the top glass artists in the world and have the rare chance to learn about their processes, inspirations and actually see them creating. Visit the Center’s website to view the details and to register and pay for the Thursday and Friday night events.

 

 

The first of these events will coincide with the Lake Worth Art Synergy Event, which the Benzaiten Center is hosting for the second year in a row. Last year they had 32 local artists and organizations taking part in a mini-art-fair within the empty 5,000 square foot space of the building that will eventually house their fine art metal foundry. This year the highlight and kick-off to the event will be world-renowned glass artist, Laura Donefer, conducting a glass-blowing demo from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday, January 23. After that, will be an Art Synergy Awards Ceremony. Festivities will continue until 8pm with live music, light nibbles, wine and beer and is open to the public free of charge.

 

 

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Laura Donefer

 

They also have a stimulating series of lectures that started in December and recurs every first Tuesday of the month from 6pm – 8pm. Every second Wednesday of the month they hold a Hump of the Hump Happy Hour from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in the evening featuring a glass blowing demo, wine, beer, and live entertainment. Besides all of that there are several fundraisers planned for the 2016 season including their signature event, ‘Glasstronomique,’ a ‘Casablanca Casino Night,’ and a cocktail party in the home of a major glass collector. They will also hold a community ‘Summer Solstice’ party in June. Again, check out our website for dates, times and registration details.
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“Grande Basket” by Laura Donefer

 

 

Besides all of this, they offer a myriad of classes for first time glass blowers plus the ability for professionals to rent studio time in the hot shop. They also offer tours of the center, team building events, school field trips and kids programming. Soon they will be offering flame working classes and rental time in a Flame Working Studio that will be built shortly thanks to a large State Cultural Facilities Grant that the center was awarded last year.

 

 

For more information about Art Synergy 2016 please visit:

Art Synergy PBC
Email: artsynergypbc@gmail.com
Web: www.artsynergypbc.com
http://artsynergypbc.blogspot.com/

 

For more information about McMow Art Glass:

www.mcmow.com

For more information about Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts:

www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

McMow Art Glass Announces 2016 Classes, Offers Special Discount During December Sale Event

McMow Art Glass is in the midst of their SALE WEEK and they are offering a discount on all classes listed in this article.  From beginners to advanced glass professionals, there is something for everyone!  What a perfect holiday gift!  The Rickie Report shares the details and photos.  Sign up now and get your discount!

 

 

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701 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011
F: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com

 

Here is the information for McMow Art Glass 

NEW CLASSES! 

Please note that all of our classes, including these, will be on sale (20% OFF)  12/8-12/12/15!

Other Discounts for supplies available until 12/12/15!

 

JANUARY 2016 SPECIALTY CLASSES:

JAN2016

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Wednesday January 6th 6-8:30

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half 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.

 

INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS

Saturday January 9th 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.

 

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE

Wednesday January 13th 5:30-8:30

$60.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools the day of class!

 

FRAMING LAB

Saturday January 16th 9am-11:30am

$25.00 *Beginner Level*

Framing is one of the last steps in building a stained glass panel and one of the most important! Watch & learn the ins and outs of framing your stained glass projects. Lab participants will learn how to work with a variety of framing materials in this two and a half hour lab.

 

PANEL LAMPS

Saturday January 16th, 23rd, & 30th 12-3pm

$95.00 *Experience Required*

Lamps are one of the most sought after and treasured facets of the stained glass world. Create one of your own is this three-part class! Pattern, internal hardware, helpful stabilizing tools, and a copy of Wardell publications’ “Northern Shades” book will be included in the course cost! All other tools, glass, and materials will need to be provided or purchased by the student. A 15% discount will be offered on your choice of a lamp base the day of class. This is an intermediate level stained glass class; students must be proficient in cutting & soldering techniques.

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Wednesday January 20th 6-8:30pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half 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.

 

 

PATTERN ADAPTATION LAB

Saturday January 23rd 9-11:30am

$25.00 *Beginner Level*

Learn the art of designing your own pattern in this informative lab! The process for adapting a pattern from a photo or other reference will be discussed. The instructor will also review how to design to make cutting easier, when to use lead came vs. copper foil, and where hooks should go on your panels. Have a question about a pattern you want to work on? This is the time to ask a professional.

 

 

TASTE OF FUSING

Wednesday January 27th 6-8pm

$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.

 

 

GET TO KNOW YOUR KILN LAB

Saturday January 30th 9-11:30am

$25.00 *Beginner Level*

Learn all about your kiln in this informative lab! McMow Master, Phil, will explain the ins and outs of a kiln and how they work. All fusing levels welcome! Bring a paper and a pen to take notes. Phil will end the lab with a Question and Answer session.

FEBRUARY 2016 SPECIALTY CLASSES:

 

 

FEBRUARY2016

 

 

PATTERN BAR CASTING

Wednesday February 3rd & Wednesday February 10th 6-8pm

$150.00 *Experience Required*

Learn how to construct and cast pattern bars in this two part class. Specific firing schedules and formulas will be discussed. Students will choose from a variety of Bullseye glass to use when creating a rectangular shaped cast piece. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge and cutting experience are required. All materials are included. If desired, Pieces may be slumped for an additional & discounted fee.

 

 

 

OPEN FACE KILN CASTING

Saturday February 6th & Saturday February 13th 9am-3pm

$350.00 *Experience Required*

Go to a new dimension with your fused art pieces in this two part class! Students will learn how to make a one-of-a kind, three-dimensional, cast glass piece by using clay and a plaster mixture in an open face kiln casting technique. It’s a class every fuser is sure to love. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge is required. All materials are included.

 

 

DICHROIC JEWELRY: EXPLORING DESIGN TECHNIQUES

Wednesday February 17th 5:30-8:30

$95.00 *Experience Required*

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.

 

 

 

EXPERIMENTING WITH BULLSEYE GLASS:

THE ALCHEMY SERIES

Saturday February 20th 9am-12pm

$125.00 *Experience Required*

Bullseye Glass Company’s long history of artistic experimentation is just one of the many reasons we love their product. This is your opportunity to experiment with the latest edition to their line of reactive glass. Students will create their choice of a plate or sushi platter using silver foil and alchemy glass. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge is required. All materials are included.

 

                                                                             INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Saturday February 20th 12:30-3pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half 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.

 

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL IMPRINTS IN GLASS

Wednesday February 24th 5:30-8:30pm

$125.00 *Experience Required*

Learn how to petrify live plant material into glass using the Fossil Vitra technique. Students will be provided with a variety of plant material, glass powders, and iridized glass to create their choice of a plate or sushi platter. All materials are included. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge is required.

 

 

 

GLASS PAINTING with PETER MCGRAIN

Friday February 26th, 27th, & 28th 9am-5pm

$800 *Beginner Level*

This 3-day workshop with world renowned glass artist, Peter McGrain, will include a fundamental overview of all the glass painting techniques with an emphasis on creative problem solving for a variety of aesthetic approaches. Techniques include tracing, matting, and the use of silver stains, enamels, and Vitri-Fusáille technique. Instruction includes several formula projects as well as an individual show piece by each student. This is a fantastic class for anyone who is interested in learning as much as they possibly can in a single workshop. No experience necessary. All materials include. PLEASE NOTE: a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space. Payment in full is required two weeks prior to workshop start date. No discounts, class credits, or special offers will be given or honored.

 

 

MARCH 2016 SPECIALTY CLASSES:

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

 

Wednesday March 2nd 6-8:30pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half 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.

 

 

MOSAIC MIRRORS

Saturday March 5th 9am-3pm

$125.00 *Beginner Level*

Learn how to create a beautiful mosaic mirror in this one day class. Taylor will walk you through the process of mosaics from beginning to end while you work on your beautiful, one-of-a-kind creation! Class will end with a grouting demonstration to be completed at home. Pattern will be provided and all materials are Included.

 

TASTE OF FUSING

Wednesday March 9th 6-8pm

$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.

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE

Saturday March 12th 9am-12pm

$60.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Saturday March 12th 12:30-3pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half 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.

 

 

 

FUSAICS: SCENES OF THE SEA

Wednesday March 16th, 23rd, & 30th 5:30-8:30pm

$185.00 *Beginner Level*

 

Create a unique “under the sea” scene using both fused glass AND mosaic techniques! The first class will be spent learning the basics of fusing and creating fused glass adornments to be incorporated into your mosaic piece on the second week. Overall dimensions will be 12” x 12”; Create your own pattern or choose from one of ours. All materials are included.

 

 

MORTON SYSTEM LAB

Saturday March 19th 12-3pm

$60.00 *Beginner Level*

Looking to brush up on your Morton system skills? Then don’t miss this opportunity! Bring in your own Morton System and Phil will teach you how to use it. Don’t have a Morton System? NO PROBLEM! Borrow one of ours for the lab and special order one of your own at a discounted price!

 

 

LEAD CAME

Saturday March 26th 9am-3pm

$150.00 *Experience Required*

If you are an intermediate student looking to take your work larger OR create professional looking panels, then this class is for you! With more than 30 years of experience, Jurgen will walk you through this ancient process step-by-step. Glass and lead is supplied, but you will need to bring your stained glass tools. Leave the class knowing the techniques of Old World Masters and with your very own leaded panel. This is an intermediate level stained glass class; students must be proficient in cutting & soldering techniques. Additional tools may need to be purchased.

 

 

INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS

Saturday March 26th 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.

 

 

 

For more information: Contact McMow Art Glass

701 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011
F: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com

 

 

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