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. We recommend the Hampton Inn as it is within walking distance of several restaurants, movie theaters, 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:

 

 

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2018


February



February 24-25, 2018

Holly Cooper Returns

Powder Play

9:30am-5:00pm each day

$400 all materials and gourmet lunch included

Powder Play Class

 

As bead makers we are always looking for new ways to use materials to lend a uniqueness to our work. In this class we will explore glass powders in new and interesting ways. Enamels and powdered frits will be our paints, interesting methods of application will be our brush, glass beads, our canvas. We will examine and explore color interaction: how colors enhance one another, choosing a color palette and how color creates luminosity and visual depth.

Bring your imagination and willingness to play!

The first session (day one) of the class will be devoted solely to glass powders and how to use them to add texture and color to your bead designs. 

Day two will focus on the addition of stringer design and how to apply them using powders to add another level of color and texture to the bead surface.

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2 - day evening class - February 26-27, 2018

beginning/ intermediate BORO pendants

Andrew Lazenby

6pm-10pm each evening

$280 - all materials included

This class will cover basic pendants such as fumed implosions and frit pendants.   This class is a beginner / intermediate class with focus on the creation of basic pendant design.   Surface decoration and bails will be discussed and demonstrated. Students will have the opportunity to test all techniques.  

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February 28-March 1, 2018

Andrew Lazenby

9:30 am - 5pm Each Day

all materials plus lunch provided

$380

 

Boroscilicate marble making  for intermediate to advanced students (some flame working experience needed)

Course Title: Its bigger on the inside…

"This two day course will cover the creation and techniques of large fumed vortex marbles.   In addition, we will work with opals and discuss methods to cleanly encase and include them in the final piece.   Fuming will be discussed in regard to achieving specific effects and colors."


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BEGINNING BEADMAKING
 WITH SARA SALLY LAGRAND

SATURDAY March 10, 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 March 11, 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



Beginning Marble Making

with Robert LaGrand

Saturday March 17, 2018

9:00 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.

Beyond Beginning Marble Making

 with Robert  LaGrand

Sunday March 18, 2018

9:00 am - 4:00pm

$150 all materials and lunch include

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.


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March 23-24-25, 2018

Implosions, metal inclusions and Twisted Rainbows bead workshop

9:30am-5:00pm

All materials and lunch

$600

Included in the workshop

one day for metal inclusion:

fine silver mesh inclusion

cooper mesh inclusions

using cooper leaf for coloration in differents pattern: twisty cane, implosion
 

 

one day for rainbow technics:

 

rainbow beads, twisted rainbow beads

rainbow twisty cane, using this twistycane on a donnut bead and a long bead
 

 

one day for inplosions:

different way to use implosion in a bead

make the inside of the bead clear
implosion heart
implosion marble

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 Artist - Floriane

March 26-27, 2018

Sculptural Workshop

9:30am-5:00pm Each Day

All materials included plus lunch

$480

included in the workshop:

working at the end of the glass rods, blowing little shapes (balloon, trees, clouds)
cutting glass to make flowers, mushroom, hands
shaping little characters

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April



Frank Miguletz

Frank Miguletz

 

Frank Miguletz  comes to Public Glassworks, Kansas City

April 14-15, 2018

9:30am-5:00pm each day

$480 includes two days of instruction, all materials and gourmet lunch.  $100 deposit due at sign up.  Balance due March 14.

Frank Miguletz from Germany comes to Public Glassworks, Kansas City

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Day 1: Classic 'Lexi' beads 2.0 - "Bouquet" beads and Lexi Cone beads.  Learn how Frank makes his signature Lexi pattern, the color combinations, hints, tricks and how to make the pattern work on other beads like Valentine's Lexi and Lexi-sticks.

Day 2: "Miguu" beads - special B&W Miguu bead and Black Line beads.  Learn different methods to start, keeping the lines crisp until the end and letting the glass flow.  Making the "Miguu" shape using only gravy and prepping different canes for the "Black Lineas".  How to perfectly encase and protect the colors.


JUNE 2018


JUNE 2018 Tatyana returns!

WednesdayJune 27, Thursday June28

Building the Rose, Sweet pea and floral murrini class

9:30am-5:00pm each day

$480 includes two days of instruction, all materials and gourmet lunch.  $100 deposit due at sign up. Balance Due May 27.

During our class you will learn the way to get different thickness petals. We will play with color making one and two-tone petals. We will also discuss more and less suitable glass to make petals. We’ll apply Tatyana's  technique using the example of a rose and a sweet pea. 

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Floral Murrain beads by Tatyana

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Friday June 29 and Saturday June 30

9:30am-5:00 pm Each day

Sculptural Florals with Tatyana

$480 includes two days of instruction, all materials and gourmet lunch.  $100 deposit due at sign up. Balance Due May 29.

This class includes making out of mandrel snow flowers, crocuses and sweet pea flowers.
We’ll learn making different shape of petals. We will use different ways to work with petals choosing the best way to get the thickness we need
The most interesting part of the class – setting up full branches of flowers. At the end of the class students will get 3 bouquets of their own glass flowers.

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JULY 2018


Eunsuh Choi Networking Class returns by Special Request

               Saturday July 21 and Sunday July 22, 2018

9:30am-5:00 pm

$400 includes two days of instruction, all materials and gourmet lunch.  $100 deposit due at sign up. Balance June 21.

Intermediate/Advanced

 

Course Description:

This class will focus on building a strong foundation for small to large scale of a flameworked sculpture and will cover structural analysis, and design analysis to make sculptural pieces, and students will be introduced to networking technique of sculpting. We will work with thin solid rods in sculptural contexts and most of the time will be spend working on projects and developing designs. This networking technique can use any type of constructions from body ornaments to life size sculptures. Focusing on concept and technical skills, we will push ideas from the sketchbook onto the torch. 

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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.  

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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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Anouk Jasperse

Fleur-i-licious Fairy Garden

Saturday November 10 and Sunday November 11, 2018

9:30 am - 5:00pm

$425 includes all materials plus lunch

In this 2 day class, you will learn how to make all the elements of Anouk's Fleur-i-licious Fairy Garden bead and how to construct them all together to make an amazing piece of intricate glass art!

We will be making various murrini (flowers and “normal” ones with silverglass), dichroic dots, several implosions with different implosion techniques and you will learn how to work off mandrel and include that off mandrel design in your bead. Of course you will be working with various silver glasses, making Bollywood Pink colors and other exclusive materials like dichroic, glitter, goldstone and cubic zirconia’s.

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