Fused Glass, Beginning – Studio Experience (C/S179)
Learn the excitement and immediacy of working with warm glass! This class will be an introduction to the art and technique of fused glass. Instruction includes glass cutting, kiln firing and annealing, all the basic concepts of glass fusing. Students will learn the properties of fused glass and may experiment with glass powders, frits, stringers and confetti. Everyone will make one full fused and slumped glass plate or dish, and one other project. All materials and tools are included for use during class time. Students can pick up finished pieces on Monday, May 20 at the Center for Continuing Education Bldg. Room CE-23. Classes are held at Elizabeth Braun’s Studio in Slanesville, WV. It’s newly renovated and fully equipped, just 45 minutes from Cumberland. Transportation is provided to and from the studio. We will depart from behind the Center for Continuing Education building at 9:00 AM and arrive back to ACM at 6:00 PM. Lunch will be provided. Register early, class size is limited to 8!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Road Trip Cost: $200.00 (Includes round-trip transportation, snacks, lunch, materials and the studio experience
About the instructor: Elizabeth Levine Braun, began her training in stained glass at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Aix en Provence, France in 1981 and since that time has studied with some of the world’s leading glass artists. In 1986 she founded Elizabeth’s Glassworks, in Old Town, Alexandria, VA, specializing in custom architectural glass art for homes, businesses, and liturgical settings. Using traditional leaded and copper foil methods, beveling, etching and painting on glass she earned a position in the front ranks of commission artists and her gliass art pieces are in Canada, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and The U.S.A. In addition to architectural work Elizabeth specializes in warm glass methods including fusing, kiln forming, glass casting, and Pate de Verre, and has established a growing reputation for works of conceptual flourish and cutting edge technique. Her work has won awards at major exhibitions on the east coast.