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Glass & Mosaic Art


Mosaic Basics

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The brilliant colors, dimensional texture and playful quality of mosaic is like no other medium. Mosaic bird baths, stepping stones, mosaic art objects, and other beautiful mosaic projects, all utilize the same basic tools, techniques and materials.  If you’ve ever wondered where to start, what tools or materials you should or shouldn’t to use for your projects, this informative and creative weekend is the answer. 

Students will produce one 12’x 12’ simple mosaic ready for framing, while learning about different tools, techniques and materials. Your instructor will discuss and demonstrate how to use a variety of cutting tools, how to work with different types of glass, tile, and other mosaic material, what types of surfaces are best for which types of use, how to select and use different adhesives, and finally how to successfully complete a project with the essential step of grouting and sealing.

This is a great workshop for beginners, or as preparation for larger, more complex projects you may be planning. Skills and knowledge that students take away from this class may be used for mosaic sculpture, stepping stones, pique assiette, and many other projects that incorporate broken tile or glass.

All tools and materials will be provided in class. All you need to bring is your imagination!

Sat. & Sun., July 21 & 22
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Room: Horticulture 5110
Register before May 31: $180
Register after May 31: $195
Register two or more: $175 each
Plus $35 materials fee paid at registration

 

register online

 

Jennifer Iams McGuire - see bio

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Mosaic Sculpture

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Take the texture, color, and faceted beauty of mosaic and learn to apply it to 3 dimensional shapes and forms. Whether you create a garden sculpture or an artistic piece for your home, this workshop helps you see mosaic in a whole new light!

Over the course of the weekend your instructor will guide you through the steps for creating a small sculptural object using architectural cement with re-purposed materials. Learn to transform all manner of recycled bases (Styrofoam, cardboard, water bottles, and newspaper) into simple cement forms, ready to mosaic. Then you’ll apply mosaic surface treatment selected from a wide assortment of shared mosaic supplies. Choose from ceramic tiles, glass, and other objects that help you create color and personality for your piece.

All tools and materials will be provided in class. All you need to bring is your imagination! Students will complete one ready-to-grout lightweight piece in class. No experience necessary. Class size is limited to 15 so register early!

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!

Fri. Sat. & Sun., June 1, 2 & 3
- CLASS FULL
Fri., 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Sat., 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun., 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room: Horticulture 5110
Register by March 26: $180
Register after March 26: $195
Plus $40 materials fee payable at registration

register online


Fri. Sat. & Sun., August 10, 11 & 12
Fri., 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Sat., 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun., 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room: Horticulture 5110
Register by May 31: $180
Register after May 31: $195
Plus $40 materials fee payable at registration

register online

 


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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Stained Glass in a Day!

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Come try your hand at stained glass while designing and creating your own piece!  In this class you will have all the tools, materials and expert instruction needed. Each student will choose a project, learn to cut glass, grind, foil, solder, and patina their custom designed piece.  There will be dozens of colors and projects to choose from. Clear, sparkly bevels will be incorporated into each panel. 

Instructor will help you choose a project that is approximately
8 x 10 inches, and that you can successfully complete in this one-day workshop.    

Sat., March 31
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: Horticulture 5110
Register before Mar. 26: $118
Register after Mar. 26: $125
Register two or more: $115 each
Plus $55 materials fee paid in class

register online

 

Sat., July 14
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: Horticulture 5110
Register before May 31: $118
Register after May 31: $125
Register two or more: $115 each
Plus $55 materials fee paid in class

register online

 

Jackie Marr - see bio below

 

 

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Stained Glass Art-Strip

Are you looking to get your feet wet with lead stained glass? Are you an experienced crafter looking for new ideas for all those glass scraps? Join us for this 3-hour workshop where students will learn the basics, and a few little twists, while making a simple, yet gorgeous stained glass “art- strip” to hang or display!

From a large selection of 3 inch wide pre-cut pieces of beautiful stained glass, as well as glass embellishments, students can select several pieces to include in their one- of-a-kind design. Finished pieces will be about 21 inches long/tall. Students will also learn how to solder hangers at the top.

All tools and supplies are provided for this workshop! This is a great workshop for someone who wants to create a beautiful piece of stained glass in one day, learn the techniques, and also learn how they can do this at home with the purchase of a few simple tools and supplies!

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!

Wed., July 25
6:30 - 8:45 pm
Room: Horticulture 5110
Register before May 31: $68
Register after May 31: $72
Plus $45 materials fee paid in class

register online

 

 

 

Jackie Marr - see bio below

 

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Stained Glass Wind Chimes

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Have you ever wanted to create something with all those luscious stained glass colors? Do you love the sound of wind chimes "singing" in the wind"?

This one day workshop gives you that chance to play with the bright hues and the creamy swirls to create a luminous singing wind-chime! Combine any combination of colors you like while you learn to cut the glass, drill holes in the glass, make jump rings and assemble this fun project.

You'll leave with a beautiful, hand made piece full of light, color and sound to hang in your garden, on your patio, or give as a gift!

Wed. March 28
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Room: Horticulture 5110
Register before March 26: $68
Register after March 26: $72
Register two or more: $62 each
Plus $45 materials fee paid in class

 

register online

 

Jackie Marr - see bio below

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Glass Garden Mosaic Stone

Learn how to use various glass cutting tools, stained glass and glass rods to create a personal mosaic-style design of your choice on a 12-inch stepping stone. All materials are supplied except the stone. On day one we will design, cut and glue the glass and on day two we’ll grout our projects.

If you have your own tools you are welcome to bring them. Please make sure to have your name on them. Materials fee of $55 includes use of tools, troughs, glue, all glass, grout and sealer. Students will provide one 12-inch concrete stepping stone of any color, round, square or hexagon. These are easily available from Orchard Supply and only run a few dollars.

2 Wed., June 6 & 13
6:00 - 8:30 pm (June 6)
6:00 - 7:30 pm (June 13)
Room: Horticulture 5110

Register before May 31: $64
Register after May 31: $75
plus $55 materials and firing fee payable to instructor

 

register online


Jackie Marr - see bio below

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Introduction to Fusing Glass

Fusing refers to the process of cutting, stacking, layering glass and melting it at high temperatures to create patterns or images. Fused glass is popular for jewelry and wall art as well as functional pieces like bowls and plates. In this class you will learn principles and terminology of fusing. An overview of kilns, different Coe's of glass, glass cutting skills, tools and frit will also be covered.

In the first week you will make 6 small projects suitable for pendants or magnets. These will be fired and returned to you in the second class. At that time we will have a discussion of what worked and what you would do differently. You will then have materials available and time to do a larger project like tiles, wall hangings or a plate.

All materials are provided for both weeks. Materials for second projects are limited to three 4-inch tiles, two 6-inch squares or one 10-inch piece. We will have a selection of molds which you can choose to use for an additional firing into bowls or plates. Tools will be available to share however you should bring our own glass cutting tools if you have them to avoid any waiting.

2 Wed., June 20 & 27
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Room: Horticulture 5110

Register before May 31: $95
Register after May 31: $110
plus $75 materials and firing fee payable to instructor

 

register online


Jackie Marr - see bio below

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Fused Glass Projects - Waves and Trees

Create two beautiful projects in this workshop with layers of rich, colorful fused glass.  Learn the basic principles of glass fusing, easy tricks for cutting glass, and other techniques to create the illusion of movement, depth and motion. The first night's project will be an elegant fused glass tree, and the second night students will create a tumbling, fluid wave. You will choose colors and design your shapes using a large selection of colorful glass and frits, as well as fusing wire, and all the tools you'll need.  

You will complete two 8-inch round pieces ready for hanging in a sunny window to fill your piece with light, or metal stand may be purchased for an additional fee in class. Students may bring their own glass or mosaic cutting tools if they are labeled with their name.

Finished pieces are available for pickup at Kiss My Glass one week after class concludes.

2 Thu., July 12 & 19
6:00 - 8:45 pm
Room: Horticulture 5110

Register before May 31: $120
Register after May 31: $145
plus $50 materials fee payable to instructor

 

register online


Jackie Marr - see bio below

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Stained Glass Feathers

These stained glass feathers will brighten any window or wall, or catch the sunlight as they flutter in the wind, or hanging in your garden. You’ll choose from dozens of brilliant colors and patterns of art-glass, learn to cut the glass, then solder your elegant piece.  

Feathers range from 5 to 9 inches in size. Students may make one or more, as time allows.

No experience necessary!

2 Wed., June 20 & 27
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Room: Horticulture 5110

Register before May 31: $68
Register after May 31: $75
Register 2 or more: $58 each
plus $40 materials fee payable to instructor

 

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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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Fused Glass Garden Art

Play with colorful glass and learn about  glass fusing - the magical interaction of glass and heat. Make whimsical glass-art for your yard or garden, flowers, birds, and other easy  projects that are perfect for this one day workshop. Learn to cut, layer and design art glass, and how the glass reacts in the kiln to create design elements. We'll use embellishments and inclusions, and cover safety practices as well. Student may add hardware after firing to  transform their art glass into pieces that can be displayed outdoors.

Class size is limited to 10 so register early!

Thu., August 2
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Located off-site at Creator Haven -
41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before May 31: $58
Register after May 31: $65
Register 2 or more: $50 each
plus $25 materials fee payable to instructor

 

register online


Pat Evans - see bio below

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Fused Glass Heart Bowls

Create colorful, kiln-cast and slumped glass heart-shaped bowls as you play with colorful glass and learn about glass fusing - the magical interaction of glass and heat. In class, we'll learn to prepare molds, cut glass, and fill a casting mold to design your unique heart shape. We will cut a heart shape, and refine by grinding, and learn how to create a "blank" for slumping with art glass, dichroic glass or glass frit, and cover safety practices as well. You’ll have the opportunity to experiment with arranging the glass in the casting mold for luminous and fluid effects.

Bowls will be fired after class, for pickup a week later.

Class size is limited to 10 so register early!

Thu., August 9
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Located off-site at Creator Haven - 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville

Register before May 31: $58
Register after May 31: $65
Register 2 or more: $50 each
plus $25 materials fee payable to instructor

 

register online


Pat Evans teaches metal clay, fused glass, and traditional metal jewelry-making nationwide and at her studio, Creator Haven, in Watsonville. She has a passion and talent for bringing out the creativity in every student. Pat is a Senior Art Clay Certifying Instructor and is president of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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