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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JUNE 2018


 

JUNE 2018 Tatyana returns!

WednesdayJune 27, Thursday June28

Building the Rose, Sweet pea and floral murrini class

2 spots left

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


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

Monday evening skill building class.  6:30pm - 8:30 pm

Learn a new skill each evening July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23.

Each evening will include a short demo followed by coaching and instruction.

$50 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

July 2 - Simple Encased Floral Plunge beads

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Beginning Marble Making

with Robert LaGrand

Saturday July 7, 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 July 8, 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.


BEGINNING BEADMAKING
 WITH SARA SALLY LAGRAND

SATURDAY JUly 14, 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.


BEYOND BEGINNING BEADMAKING
 WITH SARA SALLY LAGRAND

SUNDAY July 15, 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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Eunsuh Choi Networking Class returns by Special Request

               Saturday July 21 and Sunday July 22, 2018

9:30am-5:00 pm

4 spots remain

$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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July 28-29 Saturday-Sunday

Wearable Glass Bug class

Sara Sally LaGrand

$300 includes all materials and lunch

9:30 am - 5:00pm

intermediate to advanced skill level

Learn the basics of bug design and create wearable glass bugs in both the brooch and pendent style.  Learn wing creation and using complex cane making. 

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Dayna Schutter

3D Floral Murrini making and Application

Saturday August 11 and Sunday August 12

9:30 am to 5pm

$480 includes all materials plus lunch

This is a class for intermediate bead makers who want to learn the fundamentals of 3D flower murrini making and how to incorporate them in their beads. My murrini is inspired by Japanese Tonbodama artists. However, unlike their techniques, my murrini is layered with individual glass colors as it is built rather than separate components made individually, then pieced together. We will be making single petal layer flowers during class. Students will be able to build on these skills with practice to make more complex double layer flowers in the future. We will discuss color and layering tips and techniques as well as heating and pulling techniques. On day 2 students will use the murrini made in class and learn how to apply them in their beads using different placement techniques. I will also demo a fun leaf twistie cane that will be used in the beads.

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Bronwen returns with the ultimate recycling glass class: "bottles to beads and more!"

August 18-19, 2018 Saturday/Sunday

9:30am to 5:00pm

All Levels of experience welcome

$350 includes all materials plus lunch

Day 1: Recycle Bottles and make cool 1970’s style Candle holders, vases and drinking vessels !!!

 

This is a beginning class focusing on how to work with bottles.  We will be focusing on how to safely cut bottles and how to grind the ends to make a beautiful recycled bottle glass vessel.

Day 2: Recycle Bottles and Make BEADS!!!

 

This is an intermediate class focusing on how to work with scrap glass from bottles.  We will be focusing on how to safely cut bottles, how to determine if one bottle is compatible with another one and how to flame work this exciting and “free” recycled material.

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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 Pet Portraiture - a new class using your own pets as models for bas relief beads.  

$480 includes all materials and super fancy lunch each day

9:30 am to 5 pm each day

 More info soon

 


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


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 4-5,2019

Sabina Boehm-Butterfly marbles

$480 for both days

All materials plus lunch included

Advanced level

 

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