We run courses and classes in creative glass for people at all levels of skills and ability. Classes have a limited number of participants to ensure a high quality of tuition and experience.
4 – 13 March 2014
Cost: £850 (includes course fees, materials and evening meals)
“There is rarely one visual experience of an image but rather a series of encounters that shift depending on how and from where the image is viewed…”
Carrie Iverson and Jeremy Scidmore will use the techniques of printing and kiln formed glass to investigate these shifting perspectives creating images that do not describe a single viewpoint but are multi-layered descriptions of an object or idea.
Using a scientific model of research and focused experimentation, students will learn strategies to develop new work. We will move through a series of exercises to collect, cull, produce, edit and then
refine material. Processes include drawing, photography, printmaking on glass, and open-faced kiln casting of textures and found objects.
Field trips around Lybster will provide inspiration while new assignments, exercises and discussions each day will build on and refine previous skills. In addition to learning printmaking for glass and glass kiln casting, students will develop research practices and strategies for refinement that can be applied to any art form.
This class is appropriate for all levels.
For application details and to book a place email Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01593 721 229
About the Artists:
Carrie Iverson received her BA from Yale University and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Glasmuseum Hentrich in Düsseldorf, Germany, Art Sante Fe, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago, and the Chicago Cultural Center. Her work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art (NY), and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago). She has taught at Bullseye Glass Company (Oregon and California), GlassForum (Norway), Creative Glass (Switzerland and UK), as well as private studios throughout the US.
Jeremy Scidmore earned a BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and later returned to SAIC in order to study Arts Administration and Policy. While in Chicago, he owned and managed a public glass-arts resource center, collaborated with youth arts educators, completed private and public sculptural and architectural art commissions, and taught glassblowing and kilnforming. Scidmore joined Bullseye Glass Company in 2011 and is now the Studio Coordinator and Instructor for Bullseye Resource Center Bay Area.
Glass Skills Classes
For students and emerging artists who want to develop their skills in a particular area or technique. They are designed as intensive confidence-building and development experiences with a high level of input and support from established artists and experienced tutors. See images from previous Glass Skills Classes here and here
KILN FORMED GLASS VESSELS
28 – 30 March 2014. Cost: £300 (includes course fees, materials and light lunch)
Amanda Simmons will lead a three day introduction to kiln formed glass vessels using the variables that affect slumping with gravity to create ‘drop-out’ vessel forms. Amanda’s focus is very much on colour and depth of design using cameo engraving, and how different colours can be achieved by blending transparent and opaque Bullseye Glasses. There will be presentations throughout the course of the development of Amanda’s work using this technique, challenging the use of colour and cameo engraved work. Amanda will give guideline firing schedules for all projects on the course and suggest starting points for larger projects. Some previous kiln formed glass experience is required.
Click here to apply or email Grace at email@example.com or call 01593 721 229
For professional, experienced practicing artists who want to work with some of the finest glass ‘Masters’ and notable artists who work in other media to explore new developments and possible new directions for their own work. Previous Masters have included Deborah Cocks, Eeva Kasper, Richard Slee, Paul Marioni, Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, Angela Jarman, Michael Rogers, Cappy Thompson, Tessa Clegg, Steve Klein.
For people with an interest in creative glass techniques and little or no experience. They are designed as entry level workshops and focus on learning basic skills as a foundation for future activity.