08 December 2010

New Lampwork Class Schedule

The New Winter Schedule for the Lampwork Concentrations is now online! - Have a squiz!

Class 1048 - Borosilicate Casting - Learn to cast components for use in Flameworked Sculpture
Learn the process of borosilicate glass casting for component assembly in Flameworked sculpture. Students will review the process of casting as it relates to borosilicate glass. Once cast the component elements will then be flameworked into sculptural works of art. Come learn the process and develop your skills in this one of a kind class!
In this 4 day class students will make rubber molds of various items, review "lost wax casting" process, discuss firing schedules for casting borosilicate glass, practice coldworking processes to clean up the cast elements, and learn how to assemble numerous components at the bench torch for creating flameworked sculpture.

Day 1 - Class overview, Project Discussion, Rubber Mold Creation
Day 2 - Rubber mold prep, Wax and plaster investment, casting schedule and color discussion
Day 3 - Divestment and coldworking of components
Day 4 - Flameworking components into final sculpture

Instructor: Rob Kincheloe
Dates: Sat/Sun, Jan 22 & 23 and 29 & 30
Time: 10am to 1pm (the 1:30pm to 5pm open studio session directly following this class is free to any class member)
Tuition : $500 plus $100 material fee. (Pay material fees to instructor in class)

Class 1049 - Beginning Sculptural Flameworking

Learn the basics of making objects in the flame from borosilicate (Pyrex) glass. This 2-day class will focus on skills that are the basis of working with glass on the torch. You will come away with knowledge and some fine objects too! Rob is an energetic, knowledgeable instructor and artist who is ready and willing to help anyone learn this fascinating art form. The materials fee provides student with initial pack of glass, fuel for the torches and the loan of a full set of hand tools. Additional glass and supplies are available for purchase as the class progresses. Take this class more than once to reinforce your skills! Class Limit: 6 students

Dates: This class will be offered 2 times this semester
Session 1049A - Sat/Sun Feb 5 & 6
Session 1049B - Sat/Sun Feb 26 & 27

Time: 10am to 1pm (the 1:30pm to 5pm open studio session directly following this class is free to any class member)
Tuition : $250 plus $50 material fee (Pay material fees to instructor in class)
Class 1050 - Glass Beadmaking - Developing Your Style

Glass beads have been objects of adornment for thousands of years, and are experiencing a popular revival. We will begin the class with a technical exploration of various foundation techniques essential to the success of all beadmakers and then progress to color, types of glass and ways of utilizing the properties of the medium. Whether as a component of a necklace or alone as a pendant, glass beads can also be an element of creative expression. Together we will begin a conversation about forms of jewelry, finding your palette and individual style.Class Limit: 6 students

Instructor : Clare J. Nykolyszyn
Dates : Sat/Sun March 19 & 20
Time : 10am to 1pm
Tuition : $250 plus $50 for materials (Pay material fees to instructor in class)
Class 1051 - Flamework Club - Open Studio For Flameworkers

Already know the basics of flameworking? Want to join others in a social atmosphere while you work? Our Flamework Club gives each student the opportunity to work independently in a world class studio while meeting some great new friends! Materials extra.Class Limit: 6 students

Instructor : Robert Kincheloe
Dates : Sat / Sun afternoons (call to confirm appointment)
Time : 1:30pm to 5pm
Tuition : $300 for 4 sessions or included with Instructor Classes

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