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​​Tuesday - April 2, 2019

Class Location: South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY FRANTZ ART GLASS

Carol Bugarin
Upwardly Mobile
Create your own hanging glass mobile. Popularized by Alexander Calder,
mobiles have mesmerized and delighted for ages. In this class you will
create your own unique hanging glass mobile. Expand your skills and
learn how to work with wire and glass. Discover the secrets to balance,
movement and construction and use your artistic glass skills to increase
your repertoire and learn how to make kinetic art. This is a one-day
class. During the morning we will create the mobile elements that will
be incorporated into the mobile and learn the principles of balance and
design. The afternoon will be dedicated to the mobile assembly.
www.carolbugarin.c

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

Class Location: South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY FRANTZ ART GLASS

Annukka Ritalahti
Gain Confidence Blowing Beads
This class is a great opportunity to improve your skills and learn
techniques to successfully blow Venetian style soft glass beads using
a ‘baby-pipe’. With detailed instruction you will get to completely
understand the mechanics of each movement you need to make and
why. Learning the foundations of this technique enables you to add your
own art on top. Those who have made beads on mandrel can add a new
dimension to their work.
www.silverstreetglass.com

Class Location:  South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY FRANTZ ART GLASS

$200
Advanced Beginner/
Intermediate Levels
Soft Glass

Class Date: Tuesday, April 3​

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

Class Date: Tuesday, April 2

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

Class Dates: 4/2/2019

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

$200
Advanced Beginner/
Intermediate Levels
Soft Glass

$200
Advanced Beginner/
Intermediate Levels
Soft Glass

Class Date: Tuesday, April 2

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

Workshops

Heather Trimlett
Twisted Cane from A to Z
The glass and history of Lauscha, Germany have long inspired the incredible work of Heather Trimlett, particularly with twisted cane, and it has been used in beads practically since the beginning of time. For nearly 25 years, Heather has developed and used designs with diverse textures, distinct application, and juxtaposition of color to create her intricate twist patterns. In this dynamic workshop, you will advance your skill set, bring precision to your work, and expand your ability to understand and define the fine art of heat control. From the most simplistic twisted cane to complex canes with multiple layers of color and stripes, students will be introduced to the fabulous striped cane from Lauscha, Germany. Increase your level of confidence in your consistency and detail of design. Understand and practice “kiln pick-ups”, how to read the heat in a gather, when to twist, and when to pull. It really IS all about the heat! Heather will have her famous Trimlett Twister tools available for each student to use. Heather’s work has been exhibited both domestically and internationally, as well as being featured in numerous publications.
www.heathertrimlett.com

Patty Lakinsmith
Wire Shank Buttons
This one day advanced beginner/intermediate level class will explore
the concept of making several styles of glass buttons on a wire shank.
Buttons have been used for centuries to fasten clothing, jewelry,
handbags and shoes, and are as varied as artist-made lampwork beads.
They continue to be popular as both functional and collectible items. The
workshop will cover tools for holding the wire shank, the best types of
wire for buttons, common glass button shapes, and methods for achieving
consistent sizes and shapes every time. Students will make a number of
variations of simple round buttons, flat circular buttons, encased buttons,
and floral buttons. The class will also cover several techniques for signing
their artist-made buttons, or “studio buttons”, as they are called. Previous experience making glass headpins on
a piece of wire is helpful, but not necessary. Students who have been challenged to make “sew through” buttonson special mandrels may find this button making technique easier to learn.
www.pattylakinsmith.com

Class Date: Tuesday, April 2

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

Kristen Frantzen Orr & Jelveh Jaferian- Birds of a Feather Bead​​

Let your imagination fly as you create one or two whimsical birdies. The purpose of this workshop is to explore the techniques used by these very talented instructors in creating the bird beads in their Birds of a Feather series. Students will learn to make various sizes of stringers for different applications such as simple dots and lines. Then the dots and lines can be combined to create more complex patterns. Workshop participants will practice their stringer control, and explore several different stringer design patterns. Sculpt a bird and change its personality by varying its posture and its tail and beak size. Discover how to work in the middle of the mandrel so stringer from either end can be applied. Followed of course, by fine detail work.   www.kristenfrantzenorr.com   www.jelvehdesigns.com

$200
Advanced Beginner/
Intermediate Levels
Soft Glass