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.

 

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SEPTEMBER


BEGINNING BEADMAKING
 WITH SARA SALLY LAGRAND

SATURDAY September 16, 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 September 17, 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


Beginning Marble Making

with Robert LaGrand

Saturday September 23, 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 September 24, 2017

9:30 am - 4:00pm

$150 all materials and lunch inclu

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


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

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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.

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

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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

January 1, 2018 Public Glassworks Kansas City will move to our new location above Monarch Glass Art at 1919 Truman Rd. Kansas City, MO


Annukka Ritalahti

January 27-28, 2018 9:30-5 each day

$425 inlcudes 2 days instruction, all materials, use of tools plus gourmet lunch.  $100 deposit due at sign up.  Balance due December 27, 2017

Introduction to Mouth Blown Beads

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This class gives you basic instruction on making Venetian Style glass beads using a pipe, small diamond shears and hot fingers.  Students with little experience as well as experienced glass workers will benefit from this class in learning how to master the blown bead, a technique used by Venetian glass workers for centuries.

Annukka is an accomplished teacher, teaching all over the world, in her own studio in Connecticut as well as the Corning School located in Corning, NY.



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

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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 Tatyana returns!