Public GlassWorks Kansas City

Adding to your Artistic toolbox with instruction in Hot and Warm glass

An organization dedicated to offering arts education to make glass part of your artistic vernacular.

Public GlassWorks Kansas City is proud to present
our 2018 class schedule. 

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Sign up for classes by emailing Sara at publicGlassWorksKC@gmail.com

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required for beginning classes WITH ROBERT OR SARA when you make your reservation, full balance is due 2 weeks prior to first day of class.

A $100 non-refundable deposit is required For all other INSTRUCTORS AND classes, balance due 30 days prior to the first day of class.

We also offer torch time and weekday classes for your convenience.

 

Nearest major airport: Kansas City, MO (MCI)

The hotels listed below are about 5 minutes from the studio. All are within walking distance of several restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and other services.  These hotels and the studio are approximately 45 minutes from the Kansas City area metropolitan airport.  It is located on the Missouri side.  The studio is located on the Kansas side.  Kansas City straddles both states, but is served by one International airport, MCI.

 

Hotel suggestions:

 

 

Economy Hotel selections:

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August 2018


New for students of glass who have completed Beginning Beads or Beginning Marble classes:

Monday evening skill building class.  6:30pm - 9:30 pm

 

$60 per person each evening includes everything you need: glass, gas and kilns.

Increase your skill set in a setting with instruction and coaching!!

RSVP to Sara at publicglassworkskc@gmail.com

 

Last Class!!!!!!  August 20 - wire, foil and fuming

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Skill builders returns October 8



september


Beginning Marble Making

with Robert LaGrand

Saturday September 15, 2018

9:30 am - 4:00pm

$150 all materials and lunch included

Learn the basics from torch safety to annealing to exciting decorating techniques. Italian method as well as stainless steel method are demonstrated. No experience necessary.  All materials included plus lunch.  Each student will make approximately 10 marbles.

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Beyond Beginning Marble Making

 with Robert  LaGrand

Sunday September 16, 2018

9:30 am - 4:00pm

$150 all materials and lunch included

Expand your marble making to include stringer work, surface decorations, and vortex.  Learn how to us different types of glass including scrap and recycled glass to make glass orbs!  Students completing the beginning class are eligible for the class an will benefit from the expanded opportunity to try new techniques!   All materials included plus lunch.  Each student will make approximately 10 marbles.



october


BEGINNING BEADMAKING
 WITH SARA SALLY LAGRAND

SATURDAY October 13, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00PM

$150 ALL MATERIALS AND LUNCH INCLUDED

Learn the basics from torch safety to annealing to exciting decorating techniques. No experience necessary.  All materials included plus lunch.  Each student will make approximately 15-20 beads.

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BEYOND BEGINNING BEADMAKING
 WITH SARA SALLY LAGRAND

SUNDAY october 14, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00PM

$150 ALL MATERIALS AND LUNCH INCLUDED

Expand your beadmaking to include stringer work, surface decorations like silver foils, frits and enamels.  Cap it off with hollow forms.  Students completing the beginning class are eligible for the class an will benefit from the expanded opportunity to try new techniques!   All materials included plus lunch.  Each student will make approximately 15-20 beads


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Leslie Theil

Curved Beads

Friday October 19, 2018

9:30 am - 5pm

$195 all materials plus lunch included

Leslie will show you all the secrets of making curved beads.  In this class you will need some basic lampworking skills and have the “guts” to try it out.  We will use simple materials in unusual ways to make curved beads of any diameter.  These beads are perfect for both necklaces and bracelets.  We will even go over some nice surface decorative elements which will also enhance standard beads.  

Leslie Thiel

Tabletop Iris

Saturday October 20 and Sunday October 21, 2018

9:30am - 5Pm

$390 includes all materials plus lunch

You will learn Leslie Thiel’s way of making an iris on heavy copper wire.  Shape, color and pattern are the most important aspects of making a particular flower.  We will break down the flower into shapes and patterns that are appropriate to use.  We will learn how to put those components together in a realistic way that works for lampworking.

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Joy Munshower returns!

Friday and Saturday November 9-10, 2018

9:30 am to 5:00pm

All materials included plus  super fancy gourmet lunch

$480**

Quills, Scales, Feathers & Fur 

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This workshop is for intermediate and advanced students. Students will be sculpting bas-relief style beads with an emphasis in surface texture detail and cane application. Students will learn how to sculpt Hedgehogs, Dragons, Rooster/Hen and a Giraffe from both photo reference and instructor-drawn examples. Students will learn how to break down the shapes of these animals and how to apply those shapes to sculpting in a bas-relief or low-relief style on a base bead. Students will also learn how to make complex canes and how to apply those to mimic “quills, scales and feathers”. A Giraffe will be taught to teach the students how to apply a coat pattern and how to create realistic wrinkles and hair texture. Students will also learn how to use specialty tools and scalpels to facilitate and ease sculpting in a low-relief style as well as in 3-D. Some photo and diagram reference will be provided to the students to better illustrate shape, anatomy and composition breakdown.

 

Day 1: Quills & Scales

 

Cane Demo: A complex cane demo will be show how I make my complex canes that will be used for quills, scales and feathers. Students should come to class with pre-made/prepared cane. Some cane will also be provided by the instructor.

Hedgehog: Students will make a practice bead to learn how to apply glass cane to mimic quills. After the quill practice bead, students will learn how to make a bas-relief style Hedgehog. If time allows, an additional demo of a 3D Hedgehog will be shown at the end of day.

Dragon: Dragons will be taught the second half of the class. Students will learn different recipes for dragon scale canes and how to apply them. The teacher will provide the students with 3 different dragon tutorial handouts. The dragons can be any color the student wishes and are encouraged to make cane at home unique to them and their vison of a dragon. The teacher will demo a basic western-style dragon that the students are welcome to embellish and elaborate upon.

 

Day 2: Feathers & Fur

 

Chickens:  The first half of the day will be spent focusing on sculpting chickens and applying complex cane in such a way as to mimic “feathers”. Students will make a practice bead to learn how to apply glass cane to mimic feathers. The second bead of the day will be to sculpt a chicken (hen or rooster) and apply the cane “feathers”. A handout tutorial will be provided by the instructor. We will then chat about how these can be expanded upon and used to create other types of birds such as parrots.

Fur: A Giraffe will be taught the second half of the day. Students will learn how to apply a coat pattern to an animal and learn heat control so they can melt it in slowly while still maintaining the shape of the animal. Students will also learn how to use specialty dental tools and scalpels to create wrinkles, skin texture and hair/fur.

If time allows, an additional demo or either an elephant or a rhino will be shown at the end of day.

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Sunday and Monday November 11-12, 2018  

Joy Munshower introduces Farm Pets.  

$480** includes all materials and super fancy lunch each day

9:30 am to 5 pm each day

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This workshop is for intermediate and advanced students. Students will be sculpting bas-relief style animal beads. Students will learn to sculpt these animals from photo reference, 3D animal replicas and instructor-drawn examples. Students will learn how to break down the shapes of these animals and how to apply those shapes to sculpting in a bas-relief or low-relief style on a base bead. An overview of various animal anatomies will be covered to help students understand, and therefore create, realistic and lifelike low-relief animal beads. Students will also learn how to use specialty dental tools, pin-punches and a scalpel in this class to shape and add detail to their beads. Some photo and diagram reference will be provided to the students to better illustrate shape, anatomy and composition breakdown. Students are welcome to bring additional photo reference to class.

 

Day 1: Pasture Pals

“Pasture Pal” animals that will be covered can vary upon the preference of the studio and their students. I have several “pasture pal” animals for the studio/students to choose from. Pasture Pal animal options are: Donkey, Sheep, Hereford Cow or Holstein Dairy Cow. Typically 2 animals are taught in this portion of the class as they are very time intensive. A third animal can be chosen for an “end of day demo” for the students to see and not try.

 

Day 2: Barn Buddies

“Barn Buddies” animals that will be covered can vary upon the preference of the studio and their students. I have several “barn buddy” animals the respective studio/students can choose from. Pasture Pal animal options are: Pig, Goat, Llama/Alpaca, and Hen/Rooster.  Typically 2 animals are taught in this portion of the class as they are very time intensive. A third animal can be chosen for an “end of day demo” for the students to see and not try.

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**Take all 4 days of instruction with JOY for the combined cost of $680

 


December 8-9, 2018

Bryan Clark

Fume, Texture, and Air-Traps

 

 

$360 all materials included

Plus  gourmet lunch

Advanced level class

 

Getting more from your precious metals.

Stampwork seminar.


 

This two-day class will cover a variety of fuming effects including partial- and full-spectrum gold/silver rainbow fades, space patterning, and silver phase separation (“crystal growth”).

We will follow an alternating demo-and-practice format that puts the new information into directly context for the student.  The class will discuss the importance of flame chemistry, glass chemistry, glass temperature and how to deposit the right amount of metal in the right place.

We will take our fuming a step further as we explore airtraps and texturing techniques using optic molds, cheese graters, and metal stamps to create texture and trap air and give rise to new fume patterns.

Scallop tubing will be used to explore various fume linework techniques, including fumicello, bowties, wigwags, and zanfirico, and we will cover various techniques of sleeving tubing and rod.

Marbles, beads and small vessels will be the final forms to showcase these patterns.

 

Notes and resource references will be provided, I will work  with each student as needed to help everyone get the most out of the class. I intend to cover a lot of information, but keep it coherent and easy to process with plenty of room to improve through home practice.

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2019


January 2019


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January 10-14, 2019

Thurs-Monday

SARA SALLY LAGRAND &JENNIFER REIS

GLASS BEADMAKING/EMBROIDERY/

EMBELLISHMENT
FLAMEWORKING + FIBER = MIXING MEDIA

$680 includes all materials plus lunch everyday

This class will introduce students familiar with creating glass beads with flameworking to the basic techniques and concepts of handworked embellished textiles to combine into cross-media artworks utilizing both. You will conceptualize, design and create your own flameworking and fibers artwork(s) that will include beadmaking, hand-stitching, and embellishing techniques on a textile surface.  Flameworking techniques include color mixing and surface design, and constructing small sculpture forms. Participants will also learn and utilize textile methods of hand-stitching, applique, embroidery and embellishing, and as well textile artwork design, construction and presentation options.  Class enrollment is limited to 8 participants due to equipment capacity. The course is open to all skill levels, but some flameworking skills are helpful.  This course is a fantastic opportunity to combine the bright and shiny of handmade glass with the tactile surface design options of embellished textiles!

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Thursday January 31-Friday February 1, 2019

Elise Strauss

Three Bears Class

9:30am - 5pm

$380

All materials plus lunch included

Soft glass - intermediate to advanced skill level 

What do a Black Bear, a Grizzly Bear and a Polar Bear have in common?  All three look marvelous when getting a big, happy hug!  Each bear has a subtly different face construction, and each girl has different attributes as well.  You will learn the basics of sculptural lampwork, creating human faces and making and applying lattice work. 

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Saturday February 2- Sunday February 3, 2019

Elise Strauss

Personalized Madonna

9:30am-5pm

$380

All materials plus lunch included

skill level: intermediate to advanced

What does the word Madonna mean to you?  The origin and etymology of the word is Italian (ma donna) meaning literally 'my lady'.  This word connotes respect and reverence and that is what we shall make in this class: a figurine that signifies something that you love and is special to you.  Will your madonna be of the Ocean or the Earth?  What creature will she be holding: the creature is entirely up to you.  I will hep you simplify your animal design so that it can be replicated in glass. We will make bases for our Madonnas as well.  You will learn the basics of sculptural lampwork, creating human faces, making and applying latticino and make free-standing bases for each.  Your madonna will be approximately 2"-3".

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Monday February 4-Tuesday February 5, 2019

Elise Strauss

Ocean Totem

$380

9:30am-5pm

All materials plus lunch included

Skill level: intermediate to advanced

In this class you will construct your own sea life diorama on a candlestick.  You get to decide how many beluga whales, puffins or harbor seals you want to add.  Or maybe a wave or two.  Vertical composition is a fun challenge.  You will learn the basics of sculptural lampwork and fish murrini.

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Special price for all 3 classes: 6 days of class instruction $1050 with all materials and lunch included


March


 

March 4-5,2019

Sabina Boehm-Butterfly marbles, Floral marbles and Pendants

$480 for both days

All materials plus lunch included

Advanced level

 

:Flower pendants and butterfly marbles

 

In this class students will learn the fundamentals of compression marbles. How to build stringers and how to get them to embed. We will be doing flowers pendants day one and butterflies marbles on the second. We will also cover how to properly encase and embed Gibson opals and some simple dot stacks. This class is open to all levels and students will be encouraged to work at their own level.

 

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May 2019


Wednesday May 1- Thursday May 2, 2019

Lucie Kovarova Weir

Complex Floral Beads

$480*** includes both days instruction, all materials plus gourmet lunch

9:30 am - 5:00pm-ish

Class Description:

Prep in day 1, pulling stripped and ribbon cane for leaves and backround, pulling the stamen cane , for centers, and pulling flower muirrine. Day 2, make the beads, multilayer 3d like flowers, encasement techniques, very technique focused, but resulting in finished complex beads.

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Friday May 3, Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5, 2019

9:30am - 5:00pm ish

Lucie Kovarova Weir

Building Face Murrini Cane

$600*** includes 3 days instruction, all materials plus gourmet lunch

Face murrine construction:
The construction of a four-component face design, for the intermediate level students.
Learn simple and fast murine techniques building a "dough-like" mass of glass, and then pulling it into a bar to be cut into segments that are applied to a bead or pendant.

We will analyze and plan the design: breaking the desired idea into its smallest possible components, planning step by step.
Students will learn molten glass application and specific uses of flame/heat, and the advantage of  using using boro-silicate punties.
Four face components will be completed and annealed over night.

Following the pre-planned design construction a complex cane of a face will be assembled using four components made on the previous day.
The whole glass mass will be heated and pulled into a cane bar of a desired diameter size.
A segment of the finalized cane will be cut into chips and applications for use of face chips explained.

***$900 for all 5 days

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June 2019


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June 20-21-22, 2019 Thursday/Friday/Saturday

Bea Stoertz comes to Kansas City

Imploded Rainbow Beadmaking

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

All materials included plus fancy schmancy lunch

$600*** all three days

This is a 3-day class for intermediate beadmaking skills

Bea will show you how she creates her rainbow-colored implosion beads and objects.

You will learn how to do the special prep-work for her different kinds of implosions and incorporate them to several bead shapes, either pressed, free-formed or off-mandrel. You will even discover how to shape cabochons for interchangeable jewelry with just a graphite paddle. And you will also be exploring the making of mini paperweights.

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June 23-24, 2019 Sunday/Monday

Bea Stoertz

Eclectic Torch Paintings

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

$480***includes both days instruction, all materials plus super fancy lunch

 

This 2-day class is for advanced beginners or intermediate lamp workers. It’s all about using vitreous enamels in the torch but on copper and blending those juicy rainbow colors Bea is known for.

In this class we are going to develop extraordinary mixed media jewelry pieces from the scratch.

You will be making some glass beads and toppers and will then incorporate them to your own brand-new torch-fired copper enamels.

You will learn basic metal work, like cutting, sawing and finishing self-designed pieces from a sheet of copper. You will also do some easy riveting with sterling silver.

At the end you may call several pieces of wearable art your own.

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*** Special Price !!!!  all 5 days instruction discount $900 includes all materials, etc.



July 2019


July11-15, 2019 - Anastasia comes to Kansas City

Metal + Glass

More information soon...

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