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Glass & Mosaic Art Workshops

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., March 10 & 11
10 am – 4 pm
Room Hort 5110
Register before Jan. 29: $180
Register after Jan. 29: $195
Plus $35 materials fee paid t 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 - 3
Fri. 6pm - 9 pm
Sat. 10 am - 4 pm
Sun. 10 am - 1 pm
Room: Horticulture 5110
Register by March 26: $180
Register after March 26: $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.    

Sun. Feb. 25
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: HORT5110
Register before Jan. 29: $118
Register after Jan. 29: $125
Plus $55 materials fee paid in class

register online

 

Jackie Marr, see bio

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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., March 7
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Room: HORT5110
Register before Jan. 29: $68
Register after Jan. 29: $72
Plus $45 materials fee paid in class

 

register online

Jackie Marr, see bio

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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: HORT5110
Register before March 26: $68
Register after March 26: $72
Plus $45 materials fee paid in class

 

register online

 

Jackie Marr, see bio

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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Hot Glass Classes!

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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!

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!

Location: Chris Johnson Glass - 2260 Chanticleer Ave., Suite 10, Santa Cruz

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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!

Coming Soon!
6 - 8:30 pm
Location: Chris Johnson Glass - 2260 Chanticleer Ave., Suite 10, Santa Cruz
Register by Sept. 11: $195
Register after Sept. 11: $210
Plus $50 materials fee payable in class

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!

Coming Soon!
6 - 8:30 pm
Location: Chris Johnson Glass - 2260 Chanticleer Ave., Suite 10, Santa Cruz
Register by Sept. 11: $195
Register after Sept. 11: $210
Plus $50 materials fee payable in class

register online

 

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

Register by Sept. 11: $365
Register after Sept. 11: $395
Plus $100 materials fee payable in class

register online

 

 

 

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