Bullseye Glass Co.
| Classes & Special Events
February–May 2011 • Santa Fe, New Mexico
Bullseye Resource Center 805 Early Street, Building E Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 505.467.8951 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bullseyeglass.com/santafe ON THE COVER: Example from Basic Kilnformed Pattern Bars, page 10.
From The Director Welcome to the February-May schedule of kiln-glass classes and educational events at Bullseye Resource Center, Santa Fe. Our ongoing mission is to provide curriculum in which students can learn skills and information at the highest level possible and enjoy a comprehensive experience encompassing theory, practice, craft, design and art. At Bullseye, we won’t just teach you how to do something; we explain how we’ve arrived at specific methods in our decades of research into processes, products and equipment. Throughout the term, you’ll have opportunities to take a broad range of basic to intermediate workshops led by our Santa Fe-based instructor, Erik Whittemore. His offerings will range from foundation courses such as Survey of Kiln-glass and Introduction to Fusing and Slumping to more specialized workshops such as Drawing with Glass, Painting with Glass, Printmaking for Kiln-glass, and Go with the Flow. Whittemore will also present three Wednesday evening lecture-demonstrations, all of which are free and open to the general public. We’re also pleased to announce that Portland-based Bullseye instructor Jim Weiler will be coming to Santa Fe in mid-February to teach a workshop on Basic Kilnformed Pattern Bars, a versatile method that is fundamental to much of his own work. This class is ideal for students who have some kiln-glass experience but would like to expand their understanding of the possibilities brought about by exploring flow, multiple firings, and coldworking to create uniquely patterned works. While Weiler is in town, he’ll also lead a free two-hour presentation and discussion titled What Is Kiln-glass. And we’re absolutely thrilled that Santa Fe photographer and photorealist painter Joanne Teasdale, who incorporates photographs directly into her kiln-glass works and who exhibits nationally and internationally, has agreed to give a presentation detailing her history, her ideas, and her work in early March. If you have any questions about classes or events on the schedule, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us using the contact information on the registration page. If you live nearby or are planning to visit Santa Fe, make a point to come to the Resource Center to see our classroom facilities, check out class projects in person, and learn more about our education programs. We look forward to seeing you soon. Ted Sawyer Director of Research & Education
General Class Information Some classes are offered more than once per term. A discrete “CLS” number is attached to each class with inclusive dates indicated. Classes range in length from a few hours to several days. Please note the date(s) and times for yours and plan to arrive a few minutes early the first day, especially if you are new to Bullseye Glass classes. Tuition includes all instruction, materials, and access to equipment needed for the class (with the exception of respirators for some classes), plus a $25 registration fee which is nonrefundable and nontransferable. You will receive any advance information needed for your class a few days prior to the start date. Daytime classes include a lunch break of approximately 45 minutes. All classes, open studios, and special events are held at the Bullseye Resource Center, 805 Early Street, Building E, Santa Fe, New Mexico. For general registration information, see page 14. If you would you like to receive future class schedules and notices of special events via email, please send your request to email@example.com. Note: Our mailing list is kept confidential.
Index of Classes and Special Events DATE February 9 11–14
PRICE PAGE #
Special Event: What Is Kiln-glass?
Kilnformed Pattern Bars
22–23 & 25
Intro to Fusing & Slumping
Special Event: Artist Talk
Survey of Kiln-glass
Special Event: Painting with Glass Demo
18–19 & 21
Basic Kilncast Glass
Painting with Glass
Special Event: Printmaking for Kiln-glass Demo
15–16 & 18
Go with the Flow
26–27 & 29
Intro to Fusing & Slumping
Special Event: Lost Wax Kilncasting Demo
Printmaking for Kiln-glass
Drawing with Glass
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Special Events Please note that Bullseye’s Santa Fe special events are offered free of charge during fall and winter, but space is limited. Reservations are required and are accepted on a firstcome, first-served basis. To make a reservation, email santafeclasses@bullseyeglass. com. All events are held at Bullseye Resource Center, 805 Early Street, Building E, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Presentation: What Is Kiln-glass?
Jim Weiler / February 9 (EVS712-0004) / Wednesday 5pm–7pm This presentation will provide an overview of many kiln-glass working methods including fusing, slumping, creating painterly imagery in glass, kilncasting and coldworking. Slides of finished works will augment a series of abbreviated step-by-step demonstrations of the basics of each method.
Artist Talk: Joanne Teasdale
March 2 (EVS722-0001) / Wednesday 5pm–6pm Photographer and photorealist painter Joanne Teasdale was drawn to kiln-glass for its ability to tangibly express the intimacy that was exposed in her photographs. Join her as she discusses her ideas and artistic trajectory while showing images of her paintings, photographs and kiln-glass works that incorporate photographs.
Demonstration: Painting with Glass
Erik Whittemore / March 16 (EVS714-0003) / Wednesday 5pm–7pm While there is a tradition of painting on glass that spans many centuries, it is only fairly recently that materials and processes have been developed that allow artists to paint with glass. In this presentation you will see how colored glass materials ranging from sheet to crushed glass powders and frits, along with threads of glass called stringers can be used to create a wide range of painterly effects and imagery.
Demonstration: Printmaking for Kiln-glass
Erik Whittemore / April 13 (EVS713-0004) / Wednesday 5pm–7pm Join us for a step-by-step demonstration of how basic screen printing processes coupled with digital technologies allow artists to fire imagery ranging from photographs to handdrawn artwork into glass.
Lost Wax Kilncast Glass Demonstration
Erik Whittemore / May 11 (EVS703-0001) / Wednesday 5pm–8pm See the basic steps involved in lost wax kilncast glass, from making the model and duplicating it in wax, to building the mold, to loading it with glass and firing it in the kiln.
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Introduction to Fusing and Slumping
Erik Whittemore / February 22–23 & 25 (CLS101-0004) / April 26–27 & 29 (CLS101-0005) / Tuesday & Wednesday 6pm– 8:30pm / Friday 6pm–7:30pm / 10 students / $165 In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of fusing and slumping sheet glass, two of the most basic kiln-glass methods. First you will learn how to cut sheet glass, including straight cuts, curved cuts, and perfect circles. From there, you will take these skills and put them to use designing, cutting and composing the parts necessary to make two well-crafted fused and slumped plates. In addition to hands-on work, discussions and demonstrations will illuminate some of the basics of kilnforming, from types of glass and mold materials to kilns and firing schedules. No prerequisites.
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Survey of Kiln-glass
Erik Whittemore / March 7–12 (CLS108-0004) / Monday– Friday 10am–4pm / Saturday Noon–2pm / 10 students / $550 This workshop will explore the basics of many of the practices that are known as kiln-glass. Through discussions, demonstrations, slideshows and hands-on work time, you will learn about cutting sheet glass, fusing, slumping, kilncasting, firing cycles, the effects made possible by firing glass to various temperatures, coldworking and how to achieve painterly imagery with glass. After taking this class you will be ready to choose a direction in which to further your kiln-glass education. That direction could lead you back to your studio to hone your skills or to one of our more focused workshops. No prerequisites.
Basic Kilncast Glass
Erik Whittemore / March 18–19 & 21 (CLS103-0003) / Friday–Saturday & Monday 9am–5pm / 8 students / $350 This class introduces students to the hand-built refractory mold process through a series of sculptural casting projects. The first project gives students an opportunity to get their hands dirty with a basic open-faced casting. For the second project, students use found objects to create a series of molds that will be cast in frit, sheet, and billet to illustrate the unique qualities of each form of glass. Students will learn basic coldworking skills in addition to firing procedures and investment mold recipes. No prerequisites.
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Drawing with Glass
Erik Whittemore / May 19–22 (CLS113-0003) / Thursday– Saturday 10am–5pm / Sunday 10am–Noon / 8 students / $395 Drawing with and firing crushed glass powders and frits is very different than drawing with traditional media such as graphite or ink. It is in ways a much more fluid and forgiving approach in which an incredible range of gesture and precision is possible. There is imagery readily available in the material itself, and at the same time, it may be used to translate ideas from life, sketchbooks, or other source material. By using a limited palette – primarily black glass as our medium and clear sheet glass as our support – we will be able to focus our energies on drawing and understanding the fundamentals of working with the materials without the distractions of flash, color, and tricks. You should expect to fire at least 6 sketches.
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Painting with Glass
Erik Whittemore / March 31–April 3 (CLS106-0004) / Thursday 10am–6pm / Friday & Saturday10am–4pm / Sunday 10am–Noon / 8 students / $450
Ted Sawyer, Palimpsest, 2008.
While there is a tradition of painting on glass that spans many centuries, it is only fairly recently that materials and processes have been developed, largely at Bullseye Glass, that allow artists to paint with glass. Students in this class will work with colored glass materials ranging from sheet to crushed glass powders and frits, and threads of glass called stringers to build a palette of techniques that allows a wide range of painterly effects. After working through a series of very specific hands-on exercises, students will undertake several exploratory projects to further develop their understanding of the materials. This workshop is suitable for artists from other media who want to translate their work into glass and is also valuable to beginning through advanced kilnworkers.
Printmaking for Kiln-glass
Erik Whittemore / May 13–15 (CLS112-0005) / Friday– Saturday 10am–6pm /Sunday 10am–4pm / 9 students / $365 This workshop will take students through a series of printing exercises that will allow them to fire imagery into kiln-glass ranging from hand-drawn artwork, to digital imagery, to photographs. Processes covered include silk-screening enamels, photosensitive sandblast resist, and decal transfers. Students will leave with generous samples of each process along with enough information to continue working on their own. No prerequisites.
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Basic Kilnformed Pattern Bars
Jim Weiler / February 11–14 (CLS203-0001) / Friday–Sunday 10am–4pm / Monday Noon–1:30pm / 8 students / $325 Come discover the dynamic world of the pattern bar. In this class you will investigate different approaches to making pattern bars and the effects they can create. By performing a series of steps, including designing and making bars, cutting them up on the wet saw, fusing them into blanks, and doing some basic coldworking, each student will ultimately create three finished plates with unique and intriguing patterns. Students will also gain an appreciation for how to get more out of the kiln through concepts such as flow and multiple firings. Prerequisites: Basic glass cutting skills and kilnforming experience.
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Go with the Flow
Erik Whittemore / April 15–16 & 18 (CLS205-0001) / Friday– Saturday & Monday 10am–4pm / 8 students / $325 When glass is exposed to adequate heatwork in the kiln, it seeks a thickness of 6 mm. This principle, in combination with simple engineering ranging from stacking glass to making chutes, can be harnessed in a variety of ways—many of which are still relatively unexplored at this point in the history of kilnforming. Students will use the principles of flow, deformation and displacement to make a series of pieces that create and capture movement in the glass. Lectures and hands-on work will include volume calculation, damming, refractory materials, firing schedules and coldworking. No prerequisites, but glass cutting experience is recommended.
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Bullseye Staff / Two-hour minimum / $5 per hour Don’t miss this unique opportunity—one of the big perks for taking Bullseye classes. Bring your Bullseye glass to the Resource Center kilnforming studio and enjoy access to tools, kilns, and non-glass supplies. Learn studio practices, get exposure to diverse methods and materials, and be inspired by fellow members of the glass community. A Bullseye staff member will be on hand to answer questions and serve as a guide. Firing fees and mold rental charges will apply. Prerequisite: completion of at least one class in kilnformed glass at Bullseye (Portland or Santa Fe). Reservations are required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505.467.8951 to reserve your spot. To see the current schedule of sessions, visit www.bullseyeglass.com/santafe. Please note that only Bullseye glasses may be used in Open Studio sessions. This policy prevents contamination of our teaching studio glass stock and prevents technical problems that could damage our equipment. No exceptions.
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Instructors And Lecturers Joanne Teasdale, who was an exhibiting abstract painter in her twenties, later returned to art-making by translating her life experiences into meticulous photorealist paintings, then photography. Teasdale, whose artwork explores the human experience, often tells stories using light and was naturally drawn to the capabilities of glass. She began studying the medium intensively under the tutelage of established artists in recent years, adding kiln-glass to her repertoire in 2009. She currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, exhibiting nationally and internationally. www.teasdaleart.com Jim Weiler received a BFA in sculpture from Bowling Green State University in 1998 and an MFA in glass from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2004. After teaching glass at SIUC for two years, he found himself blowing and coldworking glass in Fresno, California. Weiler received a grant in 1996 to study sculptural anatomy in Klaipeda, Lithuania, and uses this knowledge to inform his current sculptures in kilncast glass. In 2008 he joined the Bullseye Research & Education team, where he enjoys teaching, helping artists execute designs, and testing various products and processes related to kilnformed glass. www.weilerglass.com Erik Whittemore is the Studio Coordinator for Bullseye Resource Center, Santa Fe. Whittemore earned his BS in art with a focus in sculpture from Eastern Oregon University. From 2004 to 2010 he was an instructor/technician at Bullseye Portland, where he developed and taught courses in kilncasting and coldworking, along with many other methods, and assisted a number of world-class artists. Whittemore can often be found in his studio developing new works. www.bullseyegallery.com
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REGISTRATION Enrollment in classes and workshops at Bullseye is designed for those 18 years of age or older. Unless juried, classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and most fill very quickly. We recommend early registration to ensure your place in class. Registration is confirmed upon full payment of the class fee, which includes a $25 nonrefundable, nontransferable registration fee. We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. A $20 fee will be charged for all returned checks. Please register in person if you plan to pay for your class in cash. At the beginning of class, you will be asked to complete a liability waiver. Only those who complete and sign the waiver may attend. You are not eligible for a refund if you refuse to sign the waiver. Bullseye Glass reserves the right to use pictures of you and/or your work at the studio for educational and publicity purposes.
In person or by mail: Bullseye Resource Center 805 Early Street, Building E Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 Hours: Tues-Sat, 9am-5pm
By phone: 505.467.8951 By email: email@example.com
One to two weeks before the start of your class, you will receive a confirmation notice with details of the class location, appropriate attire, meal arrangements, etc. If you have not received a confirmation notice within two days of your first class, call Bullseye Resource Center at 505.467.8951.
Cancellation and Transfer Policies
If we cancel: Our minimum class size is six. In the unlikely event that we cancel a class due to low enrollment, those who have registered will receive a full refund. Whenever possible, cancellations are made at least one week prior to the beginning of class. If a class is cancelled, we are not responsible for reimbursing travel costs or other reservation fees. If you cancel or transfer: Our class fees include a $25 nonrefundable, nontransferable registration fee, which is forfeited by those who cancel a registration or transfer a registration to another class session. Students who cancel or transfer registration fifteen or more days prior to the beginning of a class will receive a refund of the class fee, minus the $25 registration fee. Cancellations made fewer than fifteen days prior will be refunded or exchanged only if we are able to fill the student’s space. In order to keep class costs low for all, we make no exceptions to this policy.
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