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 2017 class schedule. 

Public GlassWorks KC Temporary Venue

 

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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JULY


Creativity and the Glass Corsage

July 22-23, 2017

Sara Sally LaGrand

$300 includes all materials plus lunch

This class covers the underlying construction of the classic glass corsage but also covers how to convert this kind of engineering into all sorts of projects working with glass and wire.  Students learn types of glass and wire to use, pushing the limits of your own personal creativity.  The first day includes flame working on wire, followed the next day by construction of the wearable piece.  All in a fully air-conditioned studio!

Creativity and the Glass Corsage

Creativity and the Glass Corsage


BEGINNING BEADMAKING
 WITH SARA SALLY LAGRAND

SATURDAY July 29, 2017 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.

BEYOND BEGINNING BEADMAKING
 WITH SARA SALLY LAGRAND

SUNDAY July 30, 2017 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


AUGUST


Beginning Marble Making

with Robert LaGrand

Saturday August 12, 2017

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.

Beyond Beginning Marble Making

 with Robert  LaGrand

Sunday August 13, 2017

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.

SEPTEMBER



Dolly Ahles Palmer

September 15-16-17, 2017

$450 includes all materials and lunch

Workshop Description: Flowers pop off the bead and create a beautiful arrangement of floral art in glass. Step-by-step instructions with hands-on lessons and demos will instruct you on making your own 3-D floral creations.

The class will focus on painting with encased glass stringers, creating 3-D glass flowers, and enhancing your bead with surface designs of vines, leaves and flowers. The emphasize is on controlling glass, planning your designs and advancing your skills.


OCTOBER


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Claudia Trimbur-Pagel                October 5-6, 2017 Fish Class $480   includes all materials and lunch

Learn how she uses her presses, glass, and enamels to create her wonderful fish with realistic scale patterns as well as bending the fish and attaching silver findings. Her unique eye technique and shading practices are developed by her. She is a kind, patient teacher with an eye for practical precision.

        October 7-8, 2017 Face Class$480    includes all materials and lunch

Learn how to make complex eye murrini and Claudia's unique way do precise application of the murrini to make both face and window beads. She constructs perfect lentils using a variety of sizes of lentil presses and complex cane for hair and hat applications.


NOVEMBER


Sage and Tom Holland              November 10-11-12, 2017 Essential Techniques

$600 includes all materials and lunch

Day 1 and 2

Bent Beads and Life Rings intermediate to advanced
Learn to develop skills based on ancient glass with a Master beadmaker and Glass bead history buff. Learn fine stringer control and special layouts for furthering feathering skills,also improve complex dot designs and maskings techniques, all while making Bent beads and Life Rings.We will be using off mandrel techniques that teach a variety of possibilities for designs in soft glass wearables and beads. 
   In the morning we will be making designs cylinders on mandrels and use stringerwork , twisted canes , featherings and dotwork patterns ,These blanks will then be cooled and taken off the mandrel so that they can be bent in the second half of the one day class. The adventurous will want to make a Life Rings as well.

Day 3-

 Liquid Core , Making glass beads with tungsten mandrels 

 

This workshop will introduce the liberating method of creating glass beads and sculptures without the use of clay coated mandrels.

      Have you ever been working on a flamworked  glass piece and the clay on the mandrel breaks off at a premature time? Of course this happens sometimes to everyone for one reason or another. One alternative in some cases is not to use a clay coated rodbut to use a special tungsten Mandrel. The benefit of this new approach allows the glass bead makerto make more complex, unusual shapes and off centre or larger disks, even multiple bead forms.The bead is made on the tungsten andwhen its finished it is removed from the mandrel while hot and put into the kiln. Certain steps allow the artist to slip the bead off , even feather around the perforation or fire polish the hole, 

   Tungsten Kits will be available to buy if the participant doesn't already own one.


DECEMBER


Glass master kim fields returns to public glassworks to teach beyond beginners.  These classes are APPROPRIATE for students who have beginning or beyond beginning skills and want to learn the next step from a seasoned and world-renowned glass artist.

kim fields         December 1, 2017 9:30-5:30 $150 all materials and lunch included 

Basics of  Glass Cane – 1 Day Workshop

Expand your lampworking skills by learning to make fancy, colorful glass canes. You will be introduced to a variety of cane pulling processes and techniques, focusing on even. consistent pulls.

Demonstrations will include making encased stringer, striped cane, flat “ribbon” cane and more complex canes and the application of these canes.

This workshop is great for students at any level.

Kim fields          December 2-3, 2017 9:30-5:30 all materials and lunch included $300

Sculptural – Small Animal Beads  – 2 Day workshop

Learn to make adorable small animal beads using a variety of sculptural techniques. Demonstrations will include making a simple form and adapting it to make a variety of small animals. We’ll use a variety of reference materials for form and color accuracy. Techniques will include assembling canes, color mixing and overlays, heat control, and controlled application and manipulation of stringers and dots. This workshop is intermediate to advanced level.


2018


Frank Miguletz

Frank Miguletz

 

Frank Miguletz from Germany comes to Public Glassworks, Kansas City

April 14-15, 2018

9:30-5 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

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.