SCHOOL, STUDIO & GALLERY DEDICATED TO THE GLASS & METAL FIRE ARTS GLASSBLOWING GLASS CASTING GLASS FUSING BEADMAKING STAINED GLASS GLASS MOSAIC JEWELRY MAKING WELDING BLACKSMITHING PLASMA CUTTING
SUMMER 2014 NEWS & EVENTS June BENTON HARBOR/NEW TERRITORY ARTS ASSOCIATION SUMMER SOLSTICE ART HOP Friday, June 20, 6 - 9pm Join us for a hoppin’ good time at WSG!
FIRED UP! APPEARING AT 2 ART FAIRS THIS SUMMER! SIZZLING SUMMER SIDEWALK SALE Friday, June 20, noon - 9pm (during the Summer Solstice Art Hop) & Saturday, June 21, noon - 4pm Shop, hop and shop some more! Find beautiful glass bargains during WSG’s annual sidewalk sale as we clear our shelves to make room for more artmaking. Find a treasure for your home or a ‘second’ for your garden. Kids will enjoy finding some modestly priced treasures too! The sale kicks off during the day and extends into the evening during the Summer Solstice Art Hop. Come back again on Saturday, noon - 4pm.
TWO BY TWO: A COMMUNITY GLASS ART PROJECT Friday, June 20, 6 - 9pm (during the Summer Solstice Art Hop) $5 per person; ages 5 & up; no experience required.
WATER STREET GELATOWORKS IS OPEN FOR THE SEASON!
In the Dorris Akers Gallery (wheelchair accessible)
Enjoy a delicious gelato or a refreshing sorbetto at Water Street GelatoWorks! Every scoop helps support the FIRED UP! teen glass program. Stop by for tasty cold drinks and shop the gallery for something to give or to get. Ask your talented FIRED UP! server about their artwork. Hours: Thursday & Friday, 3-8pm; Saturday, noon - 9pm
Make your artistic mark in the Benton Harbor Arts District during Art Hop! WSG invites you and your family (ages 5 & up) to decorate 2"x2" glass squares ($5 each) to be ‘fused and used’ in a future, public work of art. Each miniature masterpiece will be a single tile in a collective installation of tiles. This community work of art will be added to the Arts District Garden when enough tiles have been created. Take a “before” picture of your artwork so that you can find it later - in the garden!
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July 56TH ANNUAL SOUTH HAVEN ART FAIR Saturday, July 5 & Sunday, July 6; 10am - 5pm both days Stanley Johnston Memorial Park
KRASL KICK-OFF PARTY Friday, July 11, 5 - 9pm (GelatoWorks gelato cart only)
KRASL ART FAIR ON THE BLUFF Saturday July 12, 10am - 6pm & Sunday, July 13, 10am - 5pm Fired Up! booth will be in front of the Krasl Art Center We’re excited to announce that FIRED UP! will have a booth at two fantastic, professional art fairs this summer! In addition to the Krasl, our award-winning art & entrepreneurial program is expanding its marketing and impact up the shoreline to South Haven this year. We look forward to greeting new and returning customers at both shows. Our Water Street GelatoWorks cart will also be alongside our booths in both locations for shoppers to enjoy a delicious, cool treat that directly supports the program. Mark your calendars and take care of all your gift-giving needs in one booth! Savvy art shoppers know our talented teens present some of the most refreshing and exciting artwork around and our prices are excellent, too! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR INSTRUCTORS AND TEEN ART AMBASSADORS FOR A SUCCESSFUL YEAR OF ARTMAKING AT WSG.
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SUMMER 2013 VISITING ARTISTS ROBIN KITTLESON A professional studio artist for over 20 years, Robin focuses on creating work that is unique and beautiful yet always functional. Pulling from a graphic design background, she mixes a love for color, texture and patterns with technically advanced kilnforming, printmaking and coldworking techniques to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Robin has a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis with additional studies completed under many leaders in the glass industry. She teaches both graphic design and kilnforming classes throughout the Midwest. DOBRILA PINTAR Dobrila Pintar began her fashion career as a senior buyer for an international department store. After gaining years of experience, she decided to create her own line of one-of-a-kind accessories. In 2007, Lillstreet Art Studio (Chicago) became her home for lampwork, lapidary, painting, ceramics, and metalsmithing. Dobrila’s passion grew with glass beads and she soon became an instructor. Since 2010, Dobrila has been teaching a variety of glass bead classes at Lillstreet. A European native, Dobrila was invited to exhibit her collection at the Slovenian Embassy in front of international diplomats at the 2012 European Union Anniversary Convention. She has also been accepted for the second year in a row to the One of a Kind Shop in Chicago. JOHN RYSZKA John Ryszka II began working with glass at Vincennes University, where he took Scientific and Decorative Glass Blowing as an elective. During that time, John saw an exhibit by an artist whose work included sculptures with incorporated neon lights. This exhibit, together with the scientific glassblowing class, had such an impact that he decided to enroll in the National Neon Institute in Benicia, CA, where he immersed himself in neon and flameworking. In 2003, John moved to Phoenix, AZ, to become a fulltime neon tube bender at Neon Nightscapes. He has continued his studies at the Mesa Art enter, the Sonoran Glass Art Academy, J Street Glass, and most recently in Murano, Italy. In 2007, he began teaching at J Street Glass. John now owns and runs Glass Phoenix. Page 4 • WATER STREET GLASSWORKS • Summer 2014
WATER STREET GLASSWORKS
Administration & Operations Pamela Harper, Interim Executive Director Becky Wehmer, Studio Manager
• Eli Zilke’s interest in glass started early in life and it was love at first sight! His first encounter with art glass came at the age of eight when his parents chose Venice, Italy, as a family vacation destination. • Eli started working with glass at the age of 11 making glass beads in his kitchen. In 2005 he joined the Fired Up! program at Water Street Glassworks in Benton Harbor, Michigan, and this is where he has spent most of his time ever since. Eli now teaches in the very program that introduced him to glass art.
Eli Zilke, Studio Technician Lori Csintyan, Office Manager & Registrar May Schultz-Reed, Fired Up! Coordinator
Instructors Josh Andres / Welding Angela Caldwell / Jewelry Jerry Catania / Glassblowing & Casting Gina Edwards / Flameworking Carolyn O’Hearn / Kiln-Formed Glass Marion Maier / Kiln-Formed Glass May Schultz-Reed / Stained Glass Tina Walter / Jewelry Becky Wehmer / Flameworking & Glassblowing Eli Zilke / Glassblowing
• Eli is enamored by glass’s ability to bend, reflect and refract light and in his most recent work, he aims to give the illusion of the glass giving off light when none is present. He also enjoys creating micro environments by grouping together cane and murini to give the illusion of movement on an otherwise unchanging canvas. • In addition to all of his time spent at WSG, Eli is now co-owner/operator of The Hot Shop Valpo, a full service glassblowing studio in Valparaiso, IN, where he will spend his time further developing his work and mastering his craft.
WATER STREET GELATOWORKS
Staff & Volunteers Heartfelt thanks to the many volunteers who help our organization run smoothly and continue to grow and serve the community. Summer 2014 • WATER STREET GLASSWORKS • Page 5
SUMMERTIME FLAMEWORKING: BEADS, BUTTONS, BIRDS & BEES (age 12 & up) FLAMEWORKING 1
2 classes (6 hours) Sat., Jun. 7 & Sun., Jun. 8; 1 - 4pm OR Thu., Jul. 17 & 24; 6 - 9pm OR Wed., Aug. 6 & 13; 6 - 9pm Instructor: Becky Wehmer Learn basic methods and techniques of making glass beads using a Hot Head torch. Shape, mold and decorate molten glass into beads for use in jewelry. Learn stringers, dots, textures and more! Instruction includes lecture, demonstration and lots of hands-on studio time. No experience required. All materials provided. $115.
2 classes (6 hours) Sat., Jun, 21 & Sun., Jun, 22; 1 - 4pm OR Thu., Aug. 21 & 28; 6 - 9pm Instructor: Becky Wehmer Expand on what you learned in Flameworking 1 using the Hot Head torch. Techniques such as twisties and dot patterning as well as any requests for specific demos will be included. Prerequisite: Flameworking 1. All materials provided. $115.
Sun., Jul. 20; 1 - 5pm Instructor: Becky Wehmer Twisties are like mini cane for beads. Using soft glass and a Hot Head torch, we will focus on proper heating and handling to get an even, consistent pull. Then use your twisties to do nifty tricks that look quite complicated–but aren’t. Prerequisite: Flameworking 1. All materials provided. $75.
STARS AND STRIPES / TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE STAR
Sat., Jul. 26; 10am - 2pm Instructor: Gina Edwards Summertime is for fun! And what could be more fun than creating your own whimsical beads? Use basic beadmaking skills and learn a few techniques to create ice cream cone, bumblebee, cupcake and ladybug beads. Minor torches will be used and the beads will be annealed in the kiln. All materials provided. Prerequisite: Flameworking 1. $85.
2 classes (6 hours) Sat., Jun. 28; 10am - 1pm & Sun., Jun. 29; 1 - 4pm Instructor: Gina Edwards Learn how to build and pull a star cane and then use it to decorate your beads. Students should be comfortable pulling stringer. Minor torches will be used, and beads will be annealed in the kiln. Prerequisite: Flameworking 1. All materials provided. $120.
NEW! IMPLOSION FLOWERS
Sat., Jul. 19; 10am - 1pm John Ryszka, Visiting Instructor Learn to create beautiful lifelike flowers encased, in solid glass. Learn skills such as how to pull stringers, glass on glass puntying, welding, implosions and making loops using Borosilicate glass. You will make a pendant or small paperweight. No experience required. All materials provided. $75. Page 6 • WATER STREET GLASSWORKS • Summer 2014
Sat., Jun. 14; 10am - 4pm Instructor: Gina Edwards Murrini is one of the most intricate ways to add detail to your beads. Through lecture and demonstration, learn to create, pull and cut murrini into slices, and apply them to a bead. Minor torches will be used in this advanced class and beads will be annealed in the kiln. Prerequisite: Flameworking 1. All materials provided. $120.
NEW! SUMMER FUN
NEW! BUTTONS! BUTTONS! BUTTONS!
Thu., Jul. 31; 6 - 9pm Instructor: Gina Edwards Learn to make your own buttons using off-mandrel techniques. A demonstration and brief lecture will be followed by plenty of torch time for you to explore the new techniques. Minor torches will be used, and the buttons will be annealed in the kiln. Bonus: These techniques can easily be adapted to create pendants! Prerequisite: Flameworking 1. All materials provided. $75.
NEW! SEA LIFE SCULPTURE
Sat., Aug, 9; 10am - 4pm John Ryszka, Visiting Instructor In this fun and informative class you will learn how to make a variety of sea lifethemed components such as fish, seaweed and coral, and assemble them into complex, three dimensional sculptures. Borosilicate glass will be used. Prerequisite: Flameworking 1. All materials provided. $145.
NEW! HUMMINGBIRD SUN CATCHER
Sat., Aug, 16; 10am - 2pm John Ryszka, Visiting Instructor Learn the skills to create beautiful and colorful glass hummingbirds that can be suspended in windows or from ceiling fans. Borosilicate glass will be used. Prerequisite: Flameworking 1. All materials provided. $95. Summer 2014 • WATER STREET GLASSWORKS • Page 7
GLASS PLUS (age 12 & up) BEADMAKING & JEWELRY DESIGN
Sat., Aug. 23; 10am - 1pm Dobrila Pintar, Visiting Instructor Develop a foundation for creating flameworked beads using glass rods. Topics include safety, properties of the material, applying the glass to the rod and reactions of different colors. Learn to shape and decorate your beads with consistency and confidence. Then, use your beads to create jewelry, key chains, rings, etc. using basic wire wrapping techniques, twisting and hammering of copper & brass. Material fee includes glass and copper & brass. Silver may be purchased for an additional fee. No experience required. All materials provided. $105.
NEW! SILVER IN GLASS
Sat., Aug. 23; 2 - 5pm Dobrila Pintar, Visiting Instructor Explore the surprising effects achieved combining bu silver with glass. Learn how to apply silver leaf, silver wire and stringers, to create very interesting looks–from the organic to the trendy. Prerequisite: Flameworking 1. All materials provided. $105.
T.G.I.F. (age 12 & up) TRY GLASS, IT'S FRIDAY Fridays; noon - 1pm Instructor: Carolyn O’Hearn Come and try fused glass projects on your lunch hour! Design and decorate your pre-cut glass base and we’ll take care of the firing and finishing. No experience required. All materials provided. $25.
AMUSING FUSING (age 12 & up) FRIDAY NIGHT FUSING FUN
Jun. 20 OR Jul. 25 OR Aug. 29 7 - 9:30pm Instructor: Carolyn O’Hearn Play harder! We’ve taken our popular TGIF format and expanded it. Projects are larger and more involved. 8" x 12" platter, 10" square plate, 9" square sushi dish are just some of the projects available. No experience required. All materials provided. $50.
Jun. 20 3" WASABI DISHES (2) Jun. 27 4" x 6" PHOTO FRAME Jul. 11 6" x 8" CHEESE TRAY Jul. 18 SAILBOAT SUNCATCHER Jul. 25 6” BOWL Aug. 1 PENDANTS (5) Aug. 8 5" CANDY DISH Aug. 15 6" SUSHI PLATE Aug. 22 3" WASABI DISHES (2)
NEW! LAZY DAYS BUBBLE BOWL (AGE 9 & UP)
Wed., Aug.20; 6 - 8:30pm Instructor: Carolyn O’Hearn Create a 10" bowl with bubble designs! This deceptively simple project captures bubbles between two layers of glass with surprisingly little effort. No experience required. All materials provided. $55.
Jun. 6 4" COASTER Jun. 13 6" SUSHI PLATE
NEW! SUMMER SERVING TRAY
Wed., Jul. 16; 6 - 8:30pm Instructor: Carolyn O’Hearn Create a summer-themed 8" x 12" fused glass tray with your choice of summer themes. Choose from lake, lighthouse, garden, or dream up your own escape. No experience required. All materials provided. $55.
BEGINNING FUSED GLASS
2 classes (4 hours) Mon., Jun. 9 & 16; 6 - 8pm OR Sat., Jul. 19 & 26; 10am - noon OR Sat., Aug. 16 & 23; 10am - noon OR Thu., Aug. 21 & 28; 6 - 8pm Instructor: Marion Maier Learn the fundamentals of glass fusing. This introductory class focuses on creating good designs, proper use of tools, different types of glass materials and techniques. We’ll complete 2-3 projects. If you have a design idea bring it with you! No experience required. All materials provided. $85.
Ask us about our glass parties in the bead and fused glass studios that include celebrating over gelato!
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FUSING TECHNIQUE INTENSIVE (age 12 & up)
INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS (age 12 & up)
Five different kiln-forming techniques covered over five classes. These classes are technique specific for the fuser with some experience. Expect to learn lots and develop a library of specialty glass sheets. Sign up for 1 class or all 5. COLLAGE SHEETS & COLOR THEORY
Mon., Jul. 28; 6 - 9pm Instructor: Carolyn O’Hearn Learn how to effectively use compatible scraps of leftover glass! Prerequisite: Beginning Fused Glass. All materials provided. $90. 15% discount if you register for all 5 classes.
Tue., Jul. 29; 6 - 9pm Instructor: Carolyn O’Hearn Embellish your fused projects using paints, enamels and glass powders, focusing on the use of line and texture. Prerequisite: Beginning Fused Glass. All materials provided. $90. 15% discount if you register for all 5 classes.
FRIT & POWDER
Wed., Jul. 30; 6 - 9pm Instructor: Carolyn O’Hearn Add texture using glass frit and powders. Learn several options for texture and fine detail. Prerequisite: Beginning Fused Glass. All materials provided. $90. 15% discount if you register for all 5 classes.
Thu., Jul. 31; 6 - 9pm Instructor: Carolyn O’Hearn Create optic effects using fiber products, molds and kiln carving, using transparent glass to transmit light. Prerequisite: Beginning Fused Glass. All materials provided. $90. 15% discount if you register for all 5 classes.
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NEW! FUSED GLASS THAT MOVES
Fri., Aug. 1; 6 - 9pm Instructor: Carolyn O’Hearn Customize glass with text and prints – adding words and images to customize your project. Prerequisite: Beginning Fused Glass. All materials provided. $90. 15% discount if you register for all 5 classes.
2 classes (3 hours) Wed., Jun. 25; 6 - 8pm & Wed., Jul. 2; 6 - 7pm Instructor: Marion Maier Design a project that combines several pieces of fused glass into a whole. It might be a simple wind chime or an elaborate series of coordinated sections that can be connected to form a piece that moves in the wind. Bring ideas or we can help you find inspiration. This is the perfect opportunity to combine flameworking (beads) with a fused project. During week two we will put the project together. Prerequisite: Beginning Fused Glass. All materials provided except beads. $65.
NEW! DISPLACEMENT & COLOR IN KILN-FORMED GLASS
Tue., Aug. 12 & Wed., Aug. 13 6 - 9pm Instructor: Robin Kittleson, Visiting Instructor Using the principles of surface tension and volume control we will create stunning one-of-a-kind bowls. By thoughtfully assembling intricate stacks of glass we will explore the concepts of color blending, dilution and movement of molten glass by allowing heat, gravity and surface tension to do the work. Our first class will be devoted to covering technical details and creating our bowl blanks. Day two will address additional firing considerations, cold working and finishing options. Prerequisite: Beginning Fused Glass. All materials provided. $165.
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STAINED GLASS FROM THE GROUND UP BEGINNING COPPER FOIL STAINED GLASS WINDOW TECHNIQUES
2 classes (5 hours) Sat., Jun. 14 & 21; 10am - 12:30pm OR Tue., Jul. 8 & 15; 6 - 8:30pm OR Sat., Aug. 9 & 16; 1 - 3:30pm Instructor: May Schultz-Reed Learn the copper foil stained glass method used by Louis Comfort Tiffany Studios to create windows and lamps. The first Tuesday evening class will be a “quick learning class” to prepare you for creating any leaded glass window. You will learn what all the tools are used for and practice each step: work surface, pattern prep, cutting, grinding, fitting, soldering joints and framing as well as pattern design tips to create a small stained glass window. No experience required. All materials provided. $135.
NEW! LEAD CAME METHOD OF STAINED GLASS
2 classes (5 hours) Wed., Jun. 17 & 24; 6 - 8:30pm Instructor: May Schultz-Reed Learn the lead came method of stained glass construction through demonstration and hands-on techniques. Cut, assemble and grout a 12" x 12" piece of stained glass using lead channel, the method used in large stained glass construction. Choose a design from several different patterns. Prerequisite: Beginning Stained Glass or instructor approval. All materials provided. $135.
INTERMEDIATE STAINED GLASS
Fri., Jul. 17 & Sat., Jul. 24; 6 - 8:30pm Instructor: May Schultz-Reed Continue your stained glass experience and improve your technique. Create an 11" x 14" panel by the end of class. Prerequisite: Beginning Stained Glass or instructor approval. All materials provided. $135.
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(age 12 & up)
MOSAIC GLASS STEPPING STONE
Sat., Jun. 28; 6 - 9pm OR Sat., Jul. 26; 1 - 4pm Instructor: May Schultz-Reed
NEW! STAINED GLASS & METAL SCULPTURE (AGE 16 & UP)
Sat., Aug. 2; 9am - 3pm Instructor: Jerry Catania Using stained glass and metal, students will be able to fabricate one or two small sculptures. Introducing colored glass into a sculpture adds a light-filled dimension to your creations. Learn how to cut glass, use a welder and a plasma cutter. No experience required. All materials provided. $145.
A fun, easy and rewarding project for beginners. Create a beautiful stained glass stepping stone for your garden. Learn to cut, adhere and grout as part of the mosaic process. At the end of class, you will have finished pieces to take home. No experience required. All materials provided. $60.
NEW! PICASIETTE MOSAIC PLANTER
Mon. through Wed., Jul. 21, 22 & 23 6 - 9pm Instructor: Carolyn O’Hearn Using broken china, glass and other found objects we will decorate and grout a 17" terracotta pot for that favorite corner of your home or garden. No experience required. Bring china, glass & found items suitable to break and mosaic. Some materials will be provided. $165. Summer 2014 • WATER STREET GLASSWORKS • Page 13
JUST 4 TEENS (age 12 — 19) NEW! TEEN FUSING INTENSIVE I: FOCUS ON JEWELRY
CREATIVE WELDING 1
3 classes (6 hours) Wed. through Fri., Jun. 18, 19 & 20; 10am - noon Instructor: Carolyn O’Hearn Develop basic glass shaping skills, focusing on composition and texture. We will cover forming, firing, slumping, drilling and finishing a variety of different projects using specialty glass and decorative applications. Projects will include pendants, bracelets, barrettes, pins and cuffs. No experience required. All materials provided. $130.
NEW! TEEN FUSING INTENSIVE II: FOCUS ON SCULPTURE
3 classes (9 hours) Wed. through Fri., Jun. 18, 19 & 20; 1 - 4pm Instructor: Jerry Catania In this class we will cover planning for sculptural considerations specific to glass. We will shape, form and fire glass projects, drill and cut fired glass, and fabricate displays for the work using a selection of commercial and creative options. Students are encouraged to bring found items, sketchbooks and their imagination. No experience required. All materials provided. $150.
NEW! STAINED GLASS SCULPTURE: TEEN WORKSHOP
Tue., Jun. 24; 9am - noon Instructor: Jerry Catania Teens will make a small tabletop sculpture using stained glass, Styrofoam, and plaster. Using sheet Styrofoam as an armature, students will create a sculpture that incorporates stained glass and allows light to pass through much like a stained glass window. No experience required. All materials provided. $75.
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ARTISTIC METALWORKING (age 15 & up) (12 hours) Mon., Jun. 9, 16, 23 & 30; 6 - 9pm OR Tue., Jul. 8, 15, 22 & 29; 6 - 9pm OR Sat., Aug 9 & 16; 10am - 4pm Instructor: Josh Andres This introduction to artistic welding and metal working includes safety in the studio and how to handle the tools in order to cut, bend, hammer, torch and weld steel to create metal artwork. No experience required. All materials provided. $225.
CREATIVE WELDING 2
Wednesdays, Aug. 6, 13, 20 & 27; 6 - 9pm Instructor: Josh Andres This is a continuation of Creative Welding 1. Students will develop intro skills in artistic welding and metalworking. Learn safety in the studio and how to handle the tools in order to cut, bend, hammer, torch and weld steel to create metal artwork. At the conclusion of this course, students may apply to rent studio time. Prerequisite: Creative Welding 1. All materials provided. $225.
Sat., Jul. 19 & Sun., Jul. 20; 9am - 4pm John VanAmerongen, Visiting Instructor Explore the use of an oxy-acetylene torch as an alternative to blacksmithing. Square and round bar stock (1/4" to 1⁄2") will be used to fabricate a project of your choice that falls within the scope and time frame of the class. This technique lends itself to vine-like forms. Racks, shelves, hooks, hangers, garden art, and sculpture are all possibilities. John will help you realize your individual piece. No experience required. All materials provided. $260.
WELDED GARDEN TRELLIS
Sat., Jul. 26; 10am - 4pm Instructor: Josh Andres Create a beautiful, functional work of art in the form of a trellis for your garden or yard by using re-bar and found objects. You will cut, bend, weld and fabricate metal. Prerequisite: Creative Welding 1 or equivalent experience. All materials provided. Bring a lunch. $150.
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METAL JEWELRY (age 12 & up) COPPER CUFF BRACELET
Fri., Jul. 25; 6 - 9pm Instructor: Angela Caldwell Using copper tubing, create your own memory cuff by stamping or texturizing designs on metal. These bracelets make great gifts as you can personalize a message to the recipient by adding a special date or name. You learn how to anneal, hammer, texture, stamp, and form metal in this rewarding class. No experience required. All materials provided. $65.
NEW! FUN WIRE EARRINGS
Tue., Jul. 8; 5:30 - 7pm Instructor: Tina Walter “Wire” you waiting? Learn to make these fun, funky earrings! We’ll use copper wire, hammers, fire, possibly some beads – and your imagination to make unique jewelry. No experience required. All materials provided. $50.
COLORED PENCIL & COPPER JEWELRY
Tue., Jul. 15; 5:30 - 7:30pm Instructor: Tina Walter Learn how to apply vivid, lovely colored pencil to copper! In this class you will learn simple techniques using materials such as copper sheet, sandpaper and gesso and of course color pencil, to create your own beautiful jewelry. No experience required. All materials provided. $65.
NEW! PEWTER CASTING IN CUTTLEFISH BONE
Tue., Jul. 22; 5:30 - 7pm Instructor: Tina Walter Try the ancient art of metal casting! This is easier than it sounds - using cuttlebone, sand and some pewter, you will carve a mold and pour molten pewter to make your own charm or pendant. No experience required. All materials provided. $60. Page 16 • WATER STREET GLASSWORKS • Summer 2014
NEW! FUNKY HOOP EARRINGS
Sun., Jul. 27; 2 - 5pm Instructor: Angela Caldwell Make stylish hoop earrings out of copper tubing. Learn how to anneal, hammer, texture, shape and saw metal. There may be time to make two pairs of earrings in this fun workshop. No experience required. All materials provided. $65.
Gelatoworks & Fired Up! Did you know that every scoop helps support the Fired Up! after-school, teen glass program at Water Street Glassworks? That’s right – every scoop. And a FIRED UP! teen artist will scoop it for you because GelatoWorks is the jobskill training arm of Water Street Glassworks. Sweet! - a great tasting treat for a good cause. This award-winning art and entrepreneurial program celebrates its 10th year in September 2014.
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CLASS REGISTRATION INFORMATION REGISTRATION IS OPEN AND ONGOING All courses require pre-registration and are based on Eastern Standard Time.
OFFICE HOURS: Tue. - Fri., 10am - 5pm Sat., Noon - 4pm Sun. & Mon. - CLOSED REGISTER: By phone (269) 925-5555 or in person during office hours. We do not accept online registrations or email registrations for classes at this time. PAYMENT: Due no more than 5 days after registration and secures your place in class. Payments must be made through the office. (Instructors are not responsible for accepting payments). We accept Visa, Master Card, cash or check made payable to:
Water Street Glassworks 140 Water Street Benton Harbor, MI 49023 CANCELLATION: Refunds given up to ONE WEEK prior to the first class only. PARKING: Parking and entrance to studios are in back of the building.
SPECIAL NOTICES: • Future prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in utility prices. • We reserve the right to cancel, reschedule or adjust class levels according to demand. You will be sent a confirmation once enrollment requirements are met or if a class is cancelled. • Your payment is held until enrollment is met. If a class is cancelled your payment will be returned or shredded. • All students must sign a liability waiver on the first day of class. Page 18 • WATER STREET GLASSWORKS • Summer 2014
STUDIO RENTAL REGISTRATION IS OPEN AND ONGOING Available rental times for the Fusing, Stained Glass, Flameworking and Metal Studios starting June 1 by appointment, except when a class is scheduled. Please call the Studio at 269-925-1944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a time slot. Sign up is required no less than one day prior. This is not a drop-in open studio. PAYMENT: Due upon sign up.
FUSING STUDIO RENTAL
CLASS SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
The following safety precautions apply to all artists and students in all Water Street Glassworks classes and studios, regardless of experience: • Protective eyewear is required and provided. Prescription eyeglasses are acceptable. • Wear only natural fiber fabrics; 100% cotton is recommended. • Long pants/jeans are required. No shorts. • Wear long-sleeved shirts or short sleeves with arm protection. Kevlar sleeves are provided. • Wear closed-toe, non-skid shoes and socks. No sandals. • No jewelry or acrylic nails allowed. • Long hair must be tied back.
In order to use the studio, you must have completed Beginning Fused Glass and be age 12 and older and have faculty approval. There is no formal instruction during studio rental. Bring your own supplies, use our tools and leave your projects to be fired. We’ll make it easy for you! $10 per hour.
STAINED GLASS STUDIO RENTAL In order to use the studio you must have completed a Stained Glass class and be 12 years and older or have faculty approval. There is no formal instruction during studio rental. You can rent studio time and work on your project independently using our tools. You must supply your own glass, lead, copper foil and zinc. $10 per hour.
FLAMEWORKING STUDIO RENTAL Flameworking studio rental hours are available to students (12 & up) who have successfully completed Flameworking 2. Tools and glass are included. There is no formal instruction during studio rental. $12 per hour for Hot Head torch. $15 per hour for Minor torch. Previous experience with Minor torch required.
METAL STUDIO RENTAL In order to use the studio you must have completed Creative Welding 1 and 2 and have a good understanding of how to safely operate equipment on your own. There is no formal instruction during studio rental. You must supply your own metal. $15 per hour.
Preregistration is open now!
GLASSBLOWING 1 This hands-on course introduces the art of glassblowing to the beginner. Learn skills and techniques for manipulating molten hot glass into vessels. Lectures and demonstrations augment studio instruction. You will work in teams of two, because good teamwork is an important aspect of an efficient and safe glass studio. FOUR-WEEK COURSE: Mon., Sept. 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6-8:30pm WEEKEND WORKSHOP: Sat. & Sun., Sept. 13 & 14, 9am - 2pm Instructor: Jerry Catania. No experience required. All materials provided. $250.
SCULPTURE FOR THE GARDEN: WEEKEND WORKSHOP Create your own ladle-cast glass and forged/fabricated metal sculptures for the garden in this intensive weekend workshop. Start by learning how to ladle molten glass into sand molds and move on to metal forging and welding. Expect to complete one or two garden sculptures by the end of the weekend. Fri., Sept. 19, 5 - 8pm; Sat., Sept. 20, 10am - 4pm; Sun., Sept. 21, 10am - 4pm Instructors: Jerry Catania & Lou Mark. No experience required. Bring a sketchbook. Dress for mess! $290.
Additional Glassblowing classes will be listed in the Fall 2014 schedule. Summer 2014 • WATER STREET GLASSWORKS • Page 19