This class will be devoted to various ways of etching patterns and imagery onto the surface of glass, from carving with a hand-held rotary tool to complex resist sandblasting. Students will learn the use of computer-generated images to make vinyl cuts or photomasks to apply to the glass. We will finish the class with the technique known as graal. Graal is a Swedish word and refers to the process of creating a glass blank of layered colors, etching through the layers to create imagery, and then re-heating and sleeving the blank before forming it into the final piece. A minimum of one years experience is required to take this class.
There are ten spots available for this class. Five students can lodge with us in our studio bedroom with attached full bathroom. Five students will have to find their own accommodations at a motel or air b&b nearby. (Please note that we cannot allow camping or sleeping in cars on our property.) Tuition is tiered accordingly. When you sign up, please indicate which tier you want.
Tier 1: Lodging and workstation, all meals: $1000 (limited to five)
Tier 2: Workstation but no lodging, all meals – $850 (limited to five)
All materials and meals are included in the tuition. Students should bring their torches and favorite tools. A 50% deposit is required to enroll with the balance due on the first day of the class. Cancellations within 30 days of the class are non-refundable.
Text 321-591-2552 to more info or to enroll.