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International Society of Glass Beadmakers
Put a Bird on It!
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
3-D Sculptural Imagery on Glass
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Elevate Your Glass Art
Like a painting looks far better with the right picture frame, so can your glass art. Whether sculptural or a traditionally shaped jewelry bead on display, this class of designing and making artistic bead stands helps you take your bead presentation up a few notches and show it off as a complete art piece. Through color, form and
techniques, the bead stand can add nuance or even a major statement to emphasize the original piece. It reinforces the artist message and voice. We’ll look at beads from simple to complex and target the styles, colors and shapes which would work to enhance and show off the art bead. We’ll talk about problem
olving technical aspects like balance, heat control, bead making techniques as well as how to keep the focus on the focal bead and not on the stand. The artistic decisions on a variety of beads will include a few surprises.
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How to train your Brain to Sculpt in Bas-Relief
In this dynamic presentation, learn and better understand howto “see” and breakdown a subject; then recreate it in glass in alow-relief (bas relief) style. Joy will show how to take a subject(animal) and break it down into basic shapes. She will thenexplain how you re-draw and transfer this series of shapes ontoa base bead to recreate the subject in a low relief style. Roundingout the presentation, Joy will explain and review tool usage, as well as surface texturing to create detailed, lifelike effects.
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All of the Colors in the Crayon Box… and Glass!
We are ALL in love with color...and we want to play with ALL the colors in the crayon box! Beth Williams will demonstrate a ground-breaking process for adding color to glass (using colored pencils)....and you don’t even have to get hot! Beth will take us through the process of preparing, coloring and sealing the glass, what materials work best and show some examples of finished pieces.
NOTE: This presentation is likely to have an audience participation element