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Glass & Mosaic Art Workshops

Mosaic Sculpture

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Create three-dimensional mosaic sculptures using architectural cement with re-purposed materials. Learn to transform all manner of recycled bases (styrofoam, cardboard, water bottles, newspaper) into simple cement forms, ready to mosaic (or leave as is). Surface treatment will be selected from shared mosaic supplies providing a wide assortment of mosaic options. Students will complete one ready-to-grout lightweight piece in class.

Please see Extension’s Class Resources web page for important information about what to wear, what to bring and other details to make your day enjoyable!

This workshop meets on all three dates below:

1 Fri., & 2 Sat., June 9, 10 & 17
Fri., June 9 (6 - 9 pm)
Sat., June 10 (10 am - 4 pm)
Sat., June 17 (10 am - 1 pm)
Room: Horticulture 5110
Register by June 5: $180
Register after June 5: $195
Plus $35 materials fee payable at registration

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Jennifer Iams McGuire is an award-winning mosaic artist whose work is exhibited in various galleries in the United States and abroad. She teaches at Sierra College, the Crocker Museum and from her home studio in the Sierra foothills.

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Lighting and Warm Glass

This 3 day workshop will introduce you to a whole new world of glass work. Students will work with pieces of gorgeous, richly colored Spectrum glass, which is best known for its highly saturated, rich hues and pigments.

Students will learn how to fuse and slump the glass to create unique forms that may be used for independent vessels or for lighting, which allows the colors to be amplified when illuminated. Students will also learn how to use glass rod and frit to create surface decoration. These allow students to create layered, multifaceted, sensuous forms.

No previous experience with glass necessary! Pieces will be kiln formed for students after class and available for pick-up one week after class.

Fri. - Sun., July 14 - 16
Fri. 6 - 9 pm
Sat. & Sun. 10-2

Room: VAPA3004
Register by June 5: $98
Register after June 5: $105
Plus $25 materials fee payable at registration

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Penny Waller has been fusing and slumping glass in a kiln for over 20 years. Penny attended Pilchuck and Red Deer College, and studied

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Glass Blowing Introduction

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Experience the beautiful fluid movements of blown glass up close in a professional art glass studio! This class will give students a hands on introduction to the incredible world of "Hot Glass”. Explore the basic techniques and equipment used in the creation of blown glass objects. Each student will take home several glass creations made with their own hands!

4 Tue., May 9 - 30
6 - 8 pm
Location: Chris Johnson Glass - 2260 Chanticleer Ave., Suite 10, Santa Cruz
Fee: $325
Plus $50 materials fee payable to instructor in class.

Please see Extension’s Class Resources web page for important information about what to wear, what to bring, including map and directions to Chris' studio, and other details to make your day enjoyable!

register online

 

Chris Johnson - see bio

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Summer Hot Glass Classes!

Learn the fundamentals of working with hot glass! Each 3-week long class will cover distinct aspects of working with hot glass. Take one or both!

Introduction to Hot Glass Part 1: Working with Solid Glass

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This workshop is the first of 2 three-week long classes in hot glass techniques. Working with solid glass provides essential knowledge for working in a hot glass studio, including equipment, tools, and techniques.

Students will learn to handle the basic tools and how to gather and marver (shaping glass on a flat steel plate). Over the course of the three class meetings students will make a variety of solid forms to bring home with them including marbles, paperweights and solid hearts.

No prior glass-working experience is required. The core skill set learned in this class leads directly into the next class, Introduction to Glass Blowing.

Class size is limited to 8 so register early!

Please see Extension’s Class Resources web page for important information about what to wear, what to bring, including map and directions to Chris' studio, and other details to make your day enjoyable!

3 Tue., July 11-25
6 - 8:30 pm
Location: Chris Johnson Glass - 2260 Chanticleer Ave., Suite 10, Santa Cruz
Register by June 5: $195
Register after June 5: $210
Plus $50 materials fee payable at registration

register online

Chris Johnson - see bio

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Introduction to Hot Glass Part 2: Glass Blowing

summer glass 3Experience the beautiful fluid movements of blown glass up close in a professional art glass studio! This class builds on the essential knowledge of tools, equipment, and materials that students learn in Introduction to Solid Glass Part 1, and introduces the basic skills needed to create simple blown vessels.

Students will receive plenty of individual attention in this class, and lots of hands-on time to practice their skill.

Prerequisite: Working With Solid Glass or equivalent experience. Please contact Extension if you have questions about equivalent experience.

Class size is limited to 8 so register early!

Please see Extension’s Class Resources web page for important information about what to wear, what to bring, including map and directions to Chris' studio, and other details to make your day enjoyable!

3 Tue., Aug. 8-22
6 - 8:30 pm
Location: Chris Johnson Glass - 2260 Chanticleer Ave., Suite 10, Santa Cruz
Register by June 5: $195
Register after June 5: $210
Plus $50 materials fee payable at registration

register online

Chris Johnson - see bio

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Hot Glass Summer Series: Take both Working with Hot Glass classes!

Register by June 5: $365
Register after June 5: $395
Plus $100 materials fee paid at registration

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Chris Johnson has studied with numerous Italian and American glass masters, and has shared his passion for glass blowing as an instructor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California College of the Arts, San Francisco State University, and at his own studio in Santa Cruz, California. For more about Chris on the web: Chris Johnson - The Artists

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Filigree Lead Glass Art - Color, Shape and Shimmer

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Create your own unique glass project with jewels, sea glass, and shimmering bevels. Learn how to solder and work with lead safely. No glass cutting required for this project. Choose from many shapes including hearts. Projects will be approximately seven inches across. <pstyle:cd>Come work with lead in a non-traditional, creative way! <pstyle:cd>Each student should bring small beach glass if they want to incorporate that into their project. Also students need to bring a small hammer and needle nose pliers. All other materials and tools for use in class will be provided.

Please see Extension’s Class Resources web page for important information about what to wear, what to bring and other details to make your day enjoyable!

No experience required.

Class is limited to 12 students so Register Early!

Fri., June 16
5:30 - 8:30 pm

Room: Horticulture 5110
Register by June 5: $78
Register after June 5: $82
Plus a $45 materials fee payable in class

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Jackie Marr - See bio below

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Stained Glass in a Day!

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Come try your hand at stained glass! In this class you will choose a project, learn to cut glass, grind, foil, solder, and patina you piece. There will be dozens of colors and projects to choose from. Clear sparkly bevels will be incorporated into each panel. You will be able to choose your own colors and individualize your projects.

Instructor will help you choose a project that is appropriate to complete in this one-day workshop. Projects will be approximately 8 x 10 inches.

Sat., July 8
10am-4pm

Room: Horticulture 5110
Register by June 5: $118
Register after June 5: $125
Plus a $65 materials fee payable in class

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Sat., Aug. 12
10am-4pm

Room: Horticulture 5110
Register by June 5: $118
Register after June 5: $125
Plus a $65 materials fee payable in class

register online

 

Stained Glass Series - take both Stained Glass in a Day classes:

Register by June 5: $225
Register after June 5: $240
Plus a $130 materials fee payable in class s

register online

 

Jackie Marr - See bio below

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Fusing with Dichroic Glass for Jewlery

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Iridescent and ethereal, dichroic glass is a combination of glass and metal that responds to light by changing color. It has a visually fluid quality unlike any other glass. In this 2 evening class you will learn the basic principles: fusing, cutting, kiln firing. Using these skills you will create up to 8 glass pieces to use for pendants or earrings. Pieces are fired and returned to students at the second class. At the second class we will learn to attach bails and wire, then move onto the bracelet project or creating more pendants.

Students may pick up finished fire pieces at Kiss My Glass in Santa Cruz.

2 Wed.., July 12 & 19
5:30 - 8:30

Room: Horticulture 5110
Register by June 5: $98
Register after June 5: $105
Plus a $45 materials fee payable in class

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Jackie Marr, BA, has been a stained glass artist for over 20 years and is owner of Kiss My Glass. She enjoys teaching stained glass techniques and glass bead making and can make it fun and easy.

 



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