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Tuesday - March 28, 2017

Class Location: South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY FRANTZ ART GLASS

Class Location: South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY COVINGTON ENGINEERING, HIS GLASS, FRANTZ ART
GLASS

Class Date: 3/28/2017

Class Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Class Location: South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa​
WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY FRANTZ ART GLASS 
 

Class Location: South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa​
WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY FRANTZ ART GLASS 
 

Doug Baldwin- The Elusive Photo

Class Date: 3/28/2017

Class Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tatyana Boyarinova, International Instructor - Floral Workshop
During this exciting workshop, you will learn how to make gentle, thin, naturalistic flowers with one or two layers of petals as well as how to achieve different thickness in various types of petals. Students will have the opportunity to play with color making for one and two-tone flowers and there will be a discussion on the type of glass that is more suitable for making these intricate pieces. You will be guided through the instructor’s technique of how to make a Rose and a Sweet Pea and if time allows, there will be a demonstration of an Iris as well. www.tb-artglass.com

Class Location: South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY BULLSEYE GLASS

Class Location: South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY FRANTZ ART GLASS, CG BEADROLLERS

Class Location:  South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY FRANTZ ART GLASS

Class Date: 3/28/2017

Class Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Class Location: South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa​

Class Date: 3/28/2017  

Class Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Class Date: 3/28/2017 

Class Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Class Dates: 3/28 & 3/29/2017  

Class Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Martina Römer, International Instructor - From Droplets to Mandala Disks​
In this workshop, students will focus on patterns of graduated dots and dot placement on different bead shapes. Learn how to shape spheres, drops, and disks without a bead roller, and decorate them with raised dots. For even more detail and some ‘sparkle’, work with silver glass, dichroic glass, and place bubble-like dots. www.objectofbeauty.de

Ann Steenkiste - Hands-on Coldworking for Beadmakers​
​Have you ever wished you could modify your beads after they come out of the kiln? Do you like the look of carved beads or cabochons, but don’t know how to make them? This workshop will give beadmakers hands-on experience with three versatile coldworking machines: the vertical wet belt sander, the flat lap and the lathe. You will be introduced to the proper use of each machine along with the instructor’s tips for coldworking smaller items (beads and cabochons). Learn about the variety and uses of different belts for the sander and disks for the flat lap. On the lathe, you will learn how to shape and carve your glass creations. There will be plenty of time to practice your new skills on each machine, and with luck, you will want to keep on coldworking after The Gathering! All supplies, including sample beads and/or cabochons to coldwork will be provided; however, students are encouraged to bring their own beads or cabochons to work on. 

Andrew Pollack - Blown Boro Birds for Beadmakers​
​This class will be an introduction to blowing glass on a torch and is designed specifically for the beadmaker or anyone with some prior glass experience. Enjoy an educational, fun day of learning the basics of borosilicate glass and how it differs from other types of glass. The instructor has a lot of experience in making birds and has been creating and designing them for quite while now. Explore the intricacies of the hollow form through birds in many shapes and sizes. Students should complete several birds during this workshop, each with its own personality. www.andrewjacksonpollack.com

Nina “Sam” Hibler and Nicole Vachier Lozano - Fusing for the Flameworker
This multi-discipline workshop will take your flameworking skills beyond the bead as you are

introduced to the wonderful world of kiln-formed glass. Flameworked cane and murrini add a new

and unique dimension to fused glass pieces. In this workshop students will learn how to pull simple murrini and multiple canes. You will use the flameworked cane, murrini and beads made in class to

full fuse and slump a dish. The workshop will begin with making flameworked components and designing a tile for the first firing. Learn all the basics of fusing, cutting sheet glass, and preparing glass for fusing. Kiln set up and various firing schedules will also be discussed. Students will design a small piece that will be tack fused which will highlight the flameworked elements by leaving them raised. This is a great workshop for exploring the many options available in combining flameworked glass and fusing! Students will each make a small dish and ornament/suncatcher to take home. www.dreamfireglass.com and www.glasstouch.net

Class Date: 3/28/2017 

Class Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Workshops

Class Date: 3/28/2017

Class Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Davide Penso, Special Guest Instructor - Blowing Glass at the Torch​
​Find great new inspiration or continued passion from this amazing international instructor. In this one-day workshop using the traditional technique of the furnace but accomplished with a “baby pipe,” students will first learn the art of blowing simple transparent beads and then move to additional shapes and interesting applied designs. Students will understand the blowing process, shaping, encasing, zig-zag spiral and symmetric patterns, use of frit, and much more! Davide Penso is a master artisan. His work is reflective of his passion for glass, and he approaches it with both challenge and amusement. He believes that rather than simply “working” in glass, he allows the glass to mold him through its many characteristics. This workshop is a unique opportunity to experience the art of Venetian-style glass bead blowing and is not to be missed. www.davidepenso.com

Heather Sellers - Adventures in Glass Design​
​Flameworkers will learn how to design and create a variety of projects using tools, presses, and beadrollers. Students will be instructed through the start-to finish process of designing whimsical creations. Along the way, the instructor will share many innovative tips and techniques to create one-of-a-kind designs. Be challenged to think “outside of the box” when it comes to incorporating tools in the flamework process. Learn additional techniques including applying detail through enamels, fine stringer work, color masking, and how to easily remedy mistakes. This workshop will also focus on identifying artistic passion, finding design inspiration in everyday life, and transforming design concepts into reality through the medium of glass. dragonflylampworks.blogspot.com

Does your camera speak a foreign language you don’t understand? Do you struggle with how to light

and photograph your beads and glass art to showcase their beauty and craftsmanship? In this class

you will learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, glass, beads, and crafts with a professional

product photographer and glass artist. Covering basic photography and setting up your camera, you

will use instructor-provided lighting setups to photograph your own pieces. The qualities of good

lighting, composition, background materials, and setting your camera for consistent high quality

photos will be discussed. Students should bring their own DSLR cameras to learn the proper settings

for photographing their pieces. Leave this workshop feeling empowered to create photos as beautiful as the art you are photographing. www.dougbaldwinphoto.com