Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wheaton Arts Announcing New Fall Workshops and Classes

Wheaton Arts will be having several interesting glass classes this Fall -- See pages 6 and 7 of this PDF:

Glass Casting: Tree of Life

Saturdays and Sundays
October 9 &10 and October 16 & 17
(4 sessions)
9am to 6pm
Members $400 / Non Members $450

The tree of life, an old Mexican tradition,
is a beautiful, non-verbal, yet narrative
form of art depicting birth, life and death;
a construction of moments, passages and
people. For this exciting workshop we in-
vite each student to create their own tree
of life while exploring the expressive po-
tential of hot casting glass. By using a sand
bed as their canvas, students will take ob-
jects from their lives and press them into
the sand, leaving a mark on the sand creat-
ing a story or an autobiographical narrative.
Students will then add colors and inclusions
and finally will fill the impressions with glow-
ing molten glass. Once cooled, the glass ob-
jects can be used to create a mixed-media
assemblage. Ages: 18 - Adult; Class limit: 10;
Location: Glass Studio.
Instructor: Luisa Restrepo

Hot Glass Pumpkins!

October 20 to November 3 (3 sessions)
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Members $235 / Non-Members $250
Color fee: $50

Do you want fun, decorative, harvest fruit
that stays fresh all year long? Well, come
join us and blow your own glass pumpkins!
In this three week workshop, students will
learn a variety of techniques to create their
very own collection of this popular October
squash. Using varying steel molds and spe-
cial color combinations, students will learn
how to twist and swirl hot glass into crea-
tive and unique pumpkin shapes! Prerequi-
site: None. Ages: 16 - Adult; Class limit: 6;
Location: Glass Studio.
Instructor: Karin Kozlowski

Glass Ornament Workshop

December 1,
8 & 15
(3 sessions)
6:30pm to
Members $235 /
Color fee: $50

Colorful and fast-paced, glass ornaments are an exciting
way to enhance your glass skills and create unique gifts/keepsakes for the holidays! A variety of colorful surface, and interior, designs will be explored in this three-week intensive. Students will also explore the optic mold as well as “alternative” shapes to give their ornaments their own creative twists! Pre-requisite: None. Ages: 16 - Adult; Class
limit: 6; Location: Glass Studio.
Instructor: Karin Kozlowski and
WheatonArts Staff

This notice is from Blogger friend Tony Patti

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