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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 
 

Ann Steenkiste- Loving the Lathe!

Class Location: South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY FRANTZ ART GLASS

Class Date: Tuesday, April 3

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


WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY COVINGTON ENGINEERING, FRANTZ ART GLAS

Andrew Pollack - Introduction to Sculpting Fish & Octopus theme — Exploring the Deep​

In this class students will be working with borosilicate glass, learning the basics of sculpting with the glass on a torch. Start with fish and seaweed and other aquatic creatures. Discuss making good connections to build larger pieces from multiple assembled components. The class will end with an octopus and a small sculpture assembled from a collection of the daily demonstrations. Plan on having a lot of fun and making some very cool things, too.  www.andrewjacksonpollack.com

Kathryn Guler- Pushing the Boundaries with Enamel Copper Jewelry and Your Glass

Discover how to transform your hand-made glass cabochons and copper into one-of-a-kind wearable art adjustable rings using enameling, the ancient art of fusing glass to metal. Students will make their cabochons at the torch on day one and will learn techniques in metal preparation and fabrication for enameling. Using kiln firing methods, the class will explore dry and wet applications of enameling to bring creations to life and complete one or more adjustable rings. Glass techniques will include how to
make cabochons to attach to your work. Metal techniques learned in class will focus on sawing, sanding, metal finishing, doming, using the JoolTool, and much more. Enameling techniques will include sifting, wet packing, stencils (bought and handmade), sgraffito, water colors, acrylic and the use of class-made 104 coe stringers and murrinis.
www.kathrynguler.com

Class Date: Tuesday, April 3

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

Class Date: Tuesday, April 3

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


Do you want to add additional dimension or texture to your glass creations? Then try coldworking, especially with the lathe! The lathe is an amazingly versatile machine, allowing the artist to shape, carve
and finish large and small pieces. In this class, students will learn how to use the lathe in a variety of ways on beads, cabochons, and other small pieces. This class will feature the debut of a new lathe designed by
Covington Engineering especially for beadmakers, which is small enough for individual studios, yet maintains the power and versatility of larger machines. Students will learn how to shape glass, carve designs, make lenses, and finish their pieces on the lathe. While the class will focus on the lathe, flat laps and belt sanders will also be available for use, along with quick tutorials and individual guidance from the instructor. All supplies, including sample beads and/or cabochons to coldwork, will be provided, however students are encouraged to bring their own beads, cabochons or other small items to work on. It is the instructor’s hope that after a day exploring its possibilities, you, too, will love the lathe! ann.steenkiste@gmail.com

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​​Tuesday - April 3, 2018

Bronwen Heilman​ - From Bottles to Beads: Using Recycled Glass to Make Your Art!​
Have you been intrigued by the thought of using recycled glass in your own art? Have you been captivated by the beauty of beach glass? In this workshop, students will learn how to use recycled glass to create beautiful beads, and then use them in necklaces, earrings, and other fun designs! Learn how to easily remove labels on bottles, cut bottles into cups, cut bottles into glass strips to create beautiful beads, how to test for compatibility between bottles, and how to create beads, or other items with this beautiful glass. We will also discuss how to price your work using bottle glass. This class is for you if you want to step out of your comfort level and learn how to create beautiful pieces of art with discarded glass.
                                                                                                                                                               www.bronwenheilman.com

Class Location: South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY FRANTZ ART GLASS

Class Date: Tuesday, April 3​

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

Class Date: Tuesday, April 3

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

Class Date: Tuesday, April 3

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

Class Dates: 4/3- 4/4 2018

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

Class Date: Tuesday, April 3

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

Workshops

Jennifer Field  Fabulous Felted Flowers​
Experience the therapeutic and relaxing benefits of wet felting. Using aromatheraputic and olive oil soap, warmish water and a bit of elbow grease students will transform fast-felting and super soft wool fleece, in lots of luscious colors, into beautiful felted flowers. In the morning students will learn how to make a variety of botanical forms: Flowers, leaves, buds, and stamen. In the afternoon students will put together all their components and make a couple Fabulous Flower brooches or an equally Fabulous Flowered Frida Headband! www.jenniferfieldstudios.com

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Class Location: South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY FRANTZ ART GLASS

Class Location: South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

WORKSHOP SPONSORED FRANTZ ART GLASS

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Class Date: Tuesday, April 3

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

Class Location:  South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY FRANTZ ART GLASS

Floor Kaspers- Working with Seed Beads Made Simple and Colorful​

Working with seed beads does not have to be complicated or follow a strict pattern. In this workshop you will learn to make a beadwork ribbon in graduated colors. Find inspiration in beaded art and nature and start blending your own bead colors. Use beads the same way a painter uses his palette of colors. Learn simple tricks and techniques that make beading relaxing. You can match your own lampwork focal bead with the ribbon to make a necklace. With the skills from this workshop, you can venture further into the world of tiny beads and start making for example bracelets, scarves and necklaces. For beginners, the focus will be on the technique of beading. For those who already have beadwork skills, the focus will be
more on blending colors and using beadwork in different ways. www.floorkaspers.nl

Margaret Zinser Hunt - Sculpting Nature-Inspired Pendants in Soda Lime Glass​
​This workshop focuses on working off-mandrel in soda lime glass to create sculpted pendants inspired by nature. For many beadmakers, the mandrel can be a bit of a “security blanket.” Learning to work off-mandrel expands the beadmaking repertoire and pushes the understanding of glass. Students will explore several pendant designs: leaves, flowers, caterpillars, butterflies, bees, and learn the necessary strategies for working off- mandrel: hot and cold seals, reading (and maintaining) heat, and planning design. Additionally, discover multiple techniques for adding detail and
color to flameworked jewelry. This playful day will be filled with lots of useful tips & tricks that students can integrate into their own beadmaking.
www.mzglass.com

Sabina Boehm​ -Compression Butterfly Marbles

In this workshop, students will concentrate on making butterfly marbles using the compression technique. A special focus on color layering and how to get the most out of striking color will be a highlight. Building the perfect stringer and how to avoid bubbles, techniques on how to ensure your
marbles are completely round, and ample time for hands on practice will complete the day. Detailed demonstrations will be included and students should come ready to work.
www.glassbysabina.com

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