Designed with the beginner in mind, this intensive and informational introductory class will guide students through the possibilities of what can happen when sheet and crushed glass are fused, bent or slumped in a kiln. Using a wide variety of glass from the colorful Bullseye Glass palette, students will gain a fundamental understanding of kilnforming processes, including cutting glass, sheet and strip construction, and working with powders and frits (crushed glass). After introductory sessions covering the basics, students will have the opportunity to explore and create their own individual projects. The various steps of a firing schedule and the importance of glass compatibility and annealing will be discussed, and basic cold working techniques introduced to enhance and finish projects. Hands on studio work will be complemented by short presentations on historic and contemporary kilnformed glass.
6 sessions: February 7 - March 14
Wednesdays, 6 pm - 9 pm
This class has access to Student Hours for the semester, dedicated hours open to student use. Glass processes take practice, so utilize this free time in our studios to learn! For details call (718) 625-3685.
Weekly Class |
February 7 — March 14
Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm