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SPRING 2012 140 Water Street Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022 (269) 925-5555 www.waterstreetglassworks.org

SCHOOL, STUDIO AND GALLERY DEDICATED TO THE GLASS AND METAL “FIRE ARTS”

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS AGE TEEN TO ADULT / EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

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WATER STREET GLASSWORKS SPRING 2012 EVENTS EXHIBIT & DEMONSTRATIONS

FIRED UP! SPRING EXHIBIT Opening Reception & Demonstrations

Saturday, April 21, 6 - 8pm Please join us for a night of studio demonstrations and creative interaction with the Fired Up! student artists. Students and Faculty will be on hand to discuss the Fired Up! after-school teen glass program, demonstrate their skill and knowledge in the studios and discuss their work on display. This is a great free family fun event and is open to the public Exhibit will be on display April 21 - May 12.

EXHIBIT

STUDIO EXPOSITION Featuring the works of

Cynthia McKean & Water Street Glassworks Faculty Friday, May 18 - Saturday, June 16

Opening Reception

Friday, May 18, 6 - 8pm Water Street Glassworks will be showcasing metal sculptures created by Cynthia McKean along with glass and metal art created by faculty and friends of Water Street Glassworks. This exposition is a celebration of the mediums of glass and metal and highlighting the talents of the artists that create them right here in Southwest Michigan.

BENTON HARBOR ARTS DISTRICT ART HOP

I AM THE GREATEST Friday, May 25, 6 - 9pm

Please visit the STUDIO EXPOSITION Exhibit in the Dorris Akers Gallery and wander over to savor the summer flavors of gelato in GelatoWorks. Water Street Glassworks will be featuring glass beadmaking and glassblowing demonstrations inside and blacksmithing demonstrations outside in our new outdoor studio. Please come visit our new space!

GELATOWORKS NEWS Please welcome our new GelatoWorks Manager, Cheryl Vitek. We are excited to have her on our team!

New Spring Hours Starting April 1!

Tues - Thur : 12am - 6pm Fri & Sat: Noon - 8pm Sun & Mon: Closed

GELATOWORKS MOBILE CART! We would love to cater your next holiday party, a wedding or event of any size.  We sell in bulk or we can bring our mobile gelato cart to you! Call us for more details at (269) 925-5545.

Follow us on Facebook! CLOSINGS

Water Street Glassworks will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Enjoy your holiday!

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EXHIBIT

FUNDRAISER

THE GLASS GARDEN & OTHER WHIMSIES

SAVE THE DATE

DORRIS AKERS Friday, June 22 - Saturday, August 4

Opening Reception

Friday, June 22, 6 – 8pm Found objects, mostly man-made, fuel Akers’ art. Don’t miss this exhibit of objects with new intents and purposes. From glass to metal, paper, plastic, wood—you name it—the exhibit is great for everyone as they guess, “What is it?”

TWILIGHT IN THE GARDEN Saturday, August 18, 6pm – Sunset Join us for an evening in the spectacular gardens at Lake Cliff Gardens, the home of Robert and Barbara Weirich. Throughout the evening you'll enjoy culinary delights from Tim Sizer and have the chance to stroll the gardens with exhibit curator Susan Wilczac as she describes the earthly and fantastical glass and metal garden sculptures at twilight. Look for more news regarding this event on our website and facebook page. Tickets go on sale May 1 and will be limited.

SENIOR PGA WEEK - MAY 21 - 27 EXTENDED OFFICE / GALLERY HOURS

Mon - Thur, 9am - 9pm Fri & Sat 9am - 10pm Sun 9am - 5pm Glassblowing, Glass Beadmaking, and Blacksmithing Demonstrations throughout the week.

EXTENDED GELATOWORKS HOURS MON - THUR am - 9pm FRI & SAT 9am - 10pm SUN 9am - 5pm Water Street GelatoWorks will be featuring special tasting events through out the week with regional artisanal products.

JEWELRY TRUNK SHOW

Thursday May 24, 5 - 9pm Featuring area jewelry artists

CLASSES TGIF: TRY GLASS IT’S FRIDAY FOR BRUNCH!

Mon., Wed., Fri., 10 - 11am Instructor: Carolyn O’Hearn Come and try fuse on your pre-cut glass base and we’ll take care of the firing and finishing. No experience required. All materials provided. $25. Mon. May 21

Nightlights

Wed. May 23

Sushi dish

Fri. May 25

Coaster set (2)

BOTTLE BONANZA!

Wednesday May 23 or Friday May 25 1-2pm Re-purpose a favorite bottle (wine, beer, etc,) or select one of ours for decoration and slumping. No experience required. $15.

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WATER STREET GLASSWORKS CLASS REGISTRATION INFORMATION Class registration begins Tuesday, March 20 at 10am. All courses and rental times are based on Eastern Standard Time. OFFICE HOURS:

TUE - FRI, 10am-5pm SAT, 12am-4pm CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAY

REGISTER: By phone (269) 925-5555 or in person during office hours. PAYMENT: Due no more than 5 days after registration and must be made through the office. (Instructors are not responsible for payments). We accept Visa, Master Card, cash or check made payable to: WATER STREET GLASSWORKS, PO BOX 161, BENTON HARBOR, MI 49023 CANCELLATION: Refunds given up to 7 days prior to the first class meeting only. PARKING: Parking and entrance to studio are in back of the Hinkley 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 a class is cancelled your payment will be returned or shredded. • All students must sign a liability waiver on the first day of class. • Krasl Art Center member discount of $15 per class is available for courses $65 and up. For Krasl membership information, call the KAC at (269) 9830271.

WATER STREET GLASSWORKS STAFF Administration and Operations: Sarah Hess, Executive Director Jerry Catania, Creative Director Lynne Clayton, Education Director Cheryl Vitek, GelatoWorks Manager Becky Wehmer, Studio Manager Eli Zilke, Studio Technician

Fired Up! Consultants: Kathy Catania, Marketing Angela Caldwell, Jewelry

Staff Instructors: Jarry Catania, Fired Up! Mary Jane McNish, Fired Up! Carolyn O'Hearn, Fired Up! Becky Wehmer, Fired Up!

A heartfelt thanks to the many volunteers that help our organization run smoothly and continue to grow and serve the community.

Fired Up! Volunteer Mentors: Barbara Pence Amy Johnson

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STUDIO RENTAL Rental sign-up begins Tuesday, March 20 at 10am. ALL STUDIO RENTALS REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION REGISTER BY PHONE OR IN PERSON.

NO EMAIL REGISTRATIONS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF REGISTRATION.

Contact the Studio Manager: (269) 925-1944 / becky@waterstreetglassworks.org

HOT SHOP RENTAL

Hot shop rental hours are available only to students who have successfully completed Glassblowing 4 at WSG (or equivalent from another studio) and can safely demonstrate a proficient level of skill. Contact the office for an interview/audition. Sign up with a partner or one will be assigned to you. LIMIT: 4 renters per session. PAYMENT: Full payment is due no more

than 5 days after sign up. $70 per person, per session; shared bench. CANCELLATION: No refunds after 7 days prior to date of rental.

BEAD STUDIO RENTAL

In order to use the studio you must have completed a Beginning Bead class and be age 12 and older. Tools and supplies are included. There is no formal instruction during studio rental. $12. per hour. BEAD STUDIO RENTAL HOURS: Mon. & Fri., 2 - 6pm Tues. & Thurs., 6 - 10pm. Other times are available by appointment.

STAINED GLASS STUDIO RENTAL

In order to use the studio you must have completed a Stained Glass class and be comfortable working on your own. 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

HOT SHOP RENTAL HOURS: WEEKDAYS Mon. & Fri., 2-6pm Tues. & Thurs., 6-10pm WEEKENDS and SPECIAL DATES Sun., April 8 (Easter), 10am-2pm & 2-6pm Sun., April 15, 2 - 6pm Sat., April 21, 9am-1pm & 1-5pm Sun., April 22, 5-9pm Sat., May 5, 4-8pm Sun., May 6, 4-8pm Sat. & Sun., May 12 & 13, 2-6pm Fri., May 25, 6 -10pm Sun., May 27, 10am-2pm & 2-6pm Sat., & Sun., June 2 & 3, 2-6pm Please feel free to inquire about other dates and times.

NEW!! JEWELRY STUDIO RENTAL

You will need to provide your own supplies and some specialty tools of your own (basic tools provided). No repairs to jewelry will be offered by instructor, Angela Caldwell. $10/hr. Mondays starting in April, 12-4pm

See the JEWELRY section for more information.

FUSING & STAINED GLASS STUDIO RENTAL HOURS:

Mon. & Fri., 2 - 6pm / Tues. & Thurs., 6 - 9pm Other times are available by appointment.

FUSING STUDIO RENTAL

In order to use the studio, you must have completed Beginning Fused Glass and be age 13 and older or with 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.

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GLASSBLOWING CORE CLASSES FOR AGES 15 & UP

WSG Matriculation Sequence For Glassblowing • Glassblowing instruction in the weekend format is sequenced into four courses: Glassblowing 1, 2, 3 and 4 • In the four-weeknight format, four courses are also required: (Glassblowing 1, 2, 3 and 4. • Tutoring is available in between each session if you or the instructor feels more experience is needed to progress to the next level. After successful completion of either sequence, you are eligible for studio rental, allowing access to the glassblowing studio in four-hour reserved time slots.

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 non-flammable 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.

GLASSBLOWING TUTORING BY APPOINTMENT by appointment Instructors: Becky Wehmer & Eli Zilke

If you have completed a glassblowing level but still feel a little behind, we offer tutoring. We will work with you one-onone to determine where you are having the most difficulty and help you improve your skills.

Master Glassblower Jerry Catania

Contact the Studio Manager at 269925-1944 or via Email (becky@waterstreetglassworks.org). $65/hr.

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GLASSBLOWING: FOUR-WEEK COURSES

GLASSBLOWING 1: (4-WEEK COURSE)

Mondays, March 26 – April 16 6 – 8:30pm Instructor: Jerry Catania This hands-on course introduces the art of glassblowing to the beginner. Learn skills and techniques for manipulating molten hot glass into vessels. Lectures, instructional videos, demonstrations and critiques augment studio instruction. You will work in teams of two, because good teamwork is an important aspect of an efficient and safe glass studio. No experience required. All materials provided. $245.

GLASSBLOWING 2: (4-WEEK COURSE)

Mondays, April 30 – May 21, 6 – 8:30pm Instructor: Jerry Catania Develop the basic techniques and skills learned in Beginning 1, starting with practicing desired shapes and ending with an introduction to color. Prerequisite: Glassblowing 1. All materials provided. $245.

GLASSBLOWING 3: BIT-WORK

(4-week course) Wednesdays, March 28 – April 18 6 – 8:30pm Instructor: Jerry Catania Move beyond the basic vessel and focus on the techniques and teamwork necessary to accurately and safely apply "bits" such as handles, feet, wraps and prunts. Exercises to develop these skills will be applied to your own design interests. Prereuisite: Prerequisite: Glassblowing 2. All materials are provided. $245.

GLASSBLOWING 4: ADV. TECHNIQUES- REFINING FORM AND CRAFT (4-WEEK COURSE)

Wednesdays, May 2 – May 23, 6 – 8:30pm Instructor: Jerry Catania This class builds on basic color and shaping techniques covered in the Beginning 2 and Intermediate 1 courses. Incalmo, wraps, cane pick-ups, optical mold designs, cane drawing, etc. will be covered. Prerequisite: Intermediate 1. Bring your own color. All other materials provided. $245.

Please See Page 5 for studio rental Information

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GLASSBLOWING: WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

GLASSBLOWING 1:

GLASSBLOWING 3: BIT-WORK

(WEEKEND WORKSHOP)

(WEEKEND WORKSHOP)

Sat., March 31 & Sun., April 1, 9am – 2pm Instructor: Jerry Catania This hands-on workshop introduces the art of glassblowing to the beginner. Learn skills and techniques for manipulating molten hot glass into vessels. Lectures, instructional videos, demonstrations and critiques augment studio instruction. You will work in teams of two, because good teamwork is an important aspect of an efficient and safe glass studio. No experience required. All materials provided. $245.

Sat., May 12 & Sun., May 13, 9am – 2pm Instructor: Jerry Catania Move beyond the basic vessel and focus on the techniques and teamwork necessary to accurately and safely apply "bits" such as handles, feet, wraps and prunts. Exercises to develop these skills will be applied to your own design interests. Prerequisite: Glassblowing 2. All materials provided. $245.

GLASSBLOWING 4: ADV.TECHNIQUESREFINING FORM AND CRAFT

(WEEKEND WORKSHOP)

GLASSBLOWING 2:

(WEEKEND WORKSHOP)

Sat., April 14 & Sun., April 15, 9am – 2pm Instructor: Jerry Catania Develop the basic techniques and skills learned in Beginning 1, starting with practicing desired shapes and ending with an introduction to color. Prerequisite: Glassblowing 1. All materials provided. $245.

Sat., June 2 & Sun., June 3, 9am – 2pm Instructor: Jerry Catania This class builds on basic color and shaping techniques covered in the Glassblowing 2 & 3 courses. Incalmo, wraps, cane pick-ups, optical mold designs, cane drawing, etc. will be covered. Prerequisite: Glassblowing 3. Bring your own color. All other materials provided. $245.

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SPECIAL TOPICS – GLASS NEW!! SUMMER PITCHERS

Saturday, April 7, 10am-4pm Instructor: Shawn Watt- Visiting Artist Summer is almost here everyone! It’s time to make some glass to show off during the warmer months. In this course we will be working on the skills to make beautiful, functional pitchers. We will talk about good designs for pitchers to hold your favorite liquids. We’ll learn things such as cutting in easy pouring spouts and the application of a few different styles of handles. Come ready to enjoy some lemonade and ice tea. Prerequisite: Glassblowing 4. Bring your own color and a lunch.. $125.

INCALMO: BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BOWL BLOWER

Sat. & Sun. April 28 & 29, 10am-5pm Instructor: Eli Zilke In this class, students will explore several processes of joining separate vessels of glass to create one conjoined piece. We will also play with color, cain and texture to complete the experience. Prerequisite: Glassblowing 4. Bring your own color and a lunch. $175.

Please see page 5 for studio rental info.

TASTE OF GLASS: INTRODUCTION TO THREE STUDIOS

Sat., April 22, 1 - 5pm Instructor: Instructors Jerry Catania, Carolyn O’Hearn & Becky Wehmer Rotate through three WSG studios in this “sampler platter” workshop and learn three very different ways of working in glass. Expect to make one paperweight, several glass beads and two fused glass pieces. Enjoy as a ‘one time’ experience or explore the possibilities for further study at WSG. Got a four-some? Groups of four can ‘taste’ together! No experience required. All materials are provided. $130.

NEW!! BACK TO BASICS - FINETUNE YOUR FORM

Sat. & Sun., May 5 & 6, 10am-4pm Instructor: Wes Hunting-Visiting Artist Decoration, fancy techniques, and lots of color can be great, but take away all the glitz and glamour, and are the forms you create what you intended? This coarse will deal with emphasis on creating classic and basic forms in blown glass. Students will be encouraged to evaluate their own work, and be open to group discussion on improvement of skills. Prerequisite: Glassblowing 3. All materials provided. Bring a lunch. $150.

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SPECIAL TOPICS – GLASS

GLASS & METAL SCULPTURE FOR THE GARDEN

May 18, Fri., 6–9pm, May 19 & 20, Sat. & Sun., 10am-4pm Instructors: Jerry Catania & Lou Mark 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. Dress for mess! No experience required. All materials provided. Bring a lunch and a sketchbook. $290.

NEW!! BLOWING WITHOUT A BLOWPIPE?!

Sunday, May 20, 10am-4pm Instructor: Eli Zilke Students will play with creating sculpture on a copper tube. We will gather glass onto a copper fitting at the end of a copper tube and blow and sculpt away! When finished, we’ll remove pieces from the tube for the glass and fitting to anneal together. You may then use this opening to mount on a rod in your garden or wall. Prerequisite: Glassblowing 3. Bring your own color and a lunch. All other materials included. $150.

SPIN TO WIN!: CENTRIFUGAL CASTING

Sat., May 26, 10am-4pm Instructor: Jerry Catania Apply the principle of centrifugal force to ladle cast glass and - voila! - you get one-of-a-kind, beautiful bowls. Form bowl shapes in sand and press in patterns to create “one-use” molds. Pour in the glass and “spin” for a “winning” functional work of art. Expect to make several pieces. No experience required. All materials provided. Bring a lunch. $150.

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SPECIAL TOPICS – GLASS DALLE DE VERRE

Instructor: Toni Smith, Visiting Artist Sat., June 9, 10am-4pm, Sun., June 10, noon-4pm Dalles are intensely colored, hand-cast ‘slabs’ of glass. Often seen in churches, this rare art form combines jewel-like chunks of glass, chiseled from ‘dalles’ and surrounded by a rough mortar of sand, epoxy and resin. Learn the handson techniques required (designing, chiseling and casting) to create a one-of-a kind, 12” x 12” ‘dalle de verre’ window panel. Bring any other materials such as ladle castings you might like to add. NOTE: Dress for mess. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required for safety. No experience required. All materials provided. Bring a lunch. $210.

COPPER ENAMELING

Sun., June 10, noon-6pm Instructor: Neil Kraus- Visiting Artist In this mult-level class, participants will learn the basic techniques of Limoges Enameling; fusing glass to copper. We will learn how to sift, fire and layer. Sgrafitto, stencils, as well as other pattern making techniques will be discussed. You will be able to several finished pieces and end up with great artwork that is colorful, spontaneous and immediate. No experience required. All materials provided. $145.

BEADMAKING (AGES 12 & UP)

NEW!! GOLDFISH BOWL

Sat. & Sun. May 19 & 20, 10am-1pm Instructor: Gina Edwards, Visiting Artitst Using a Minor torch, we will learn to pull various dual-toned stringers to use to "paint" the foliage and our fish, and a different type for the eyes. I’ll also show you tips on how to manipulate the glass to shape the fish and the bowl and how to encase successfully with clear. Prerequisite: Beginning Beadmaking. All materials provided. $125.

BEGINNING BEADMAKING: (WEEKEND WORKSHOP)

Sat. & Sun., May 26 & 27, 1-5pm Instructor: Kerri LeRoux -OR-

(4-WEEK COURSE)

Wednesdays, April 25-May 16 Instructor: Kerri LeRoux Learn basic methods and techniques of making glass beads using a tabletop torch. Shape, mold and decorate molten glass into beads for use in jewelry. Learn wraps, stringers, dots, “twisties” and more! Instruction includes lecture, demonstration and lots of hands-on studio time. No experience required. All materials provided. $145.

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BEADMAKING (AGES 12 & UP)

CREATE A BEAD NECKLACE:

Saturday, June 9, 11am – 4pm Instructor: Kerri LeRoux Make a special one-of-kind piece that will bring you compliments for many years to come! Spend the first part of class making beads specifically for a necklace you will make later in the day. A variety of stringing supplies and accent pieces will be available for you to choose from. No experience required. All materials provided. $90.

ENCASED FLORAL BEADS

Saturday, June 30, 12-4pm Instructor: Gina Edwards, Visiting Artist Learn how to make an encased floral bead using the Minor torch. Building on basic bead making skills, students will learn to make and pull a multi-colored vine stringer, dot placement to create flowers, and encasing techniques. Prerequisite: Beginning Beadmaking. All materials provided. $85. Please see page 5 for studio rental info.

TBIT LUNCH: “TRY BEADS- IT’S THURSDAY!”

Thursdays, noon-1pm Instructor: Becky Wehmer Come have a quick bead getaway on your lunch hour – Each week a new topic will be covered.

NEW!! TREES AND SHRUBBERY: AN INSPIRATION FROM NATURE

Sunday, June 24, 9am-noon Instructor: Todd Knight, Visiting Artist Learn the technique of mixing colored rods to "paint" stems and leaves on a large base bead. These can be literal types of trees or specimens of creative botany. Different base-beads will also be demonstrated to depict a time of day such as midday, nighttime, and even sunset. Get ready to learn how to make a beautiful series of beads and techniques that can be applied to other bead making projects. Prerequisite: Beginning Beadmaking. All materials provided. $65.

April 5

Intro to Basics

April 19

Dots on Dots

May 3

Wraps

May 10

Intro to Basics

May 17

Twisties

May 31

Bubbles

June 7

Flowers

Some previous beadmaking experience is required for classes besides Intro to Basics. Prerequisite options include: TBIT: Intro to Basics on April 5 or May 10 or the Beginning Beadmaking classes listed above. All materials provided. $20.

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LIGHT METAL / JEWELRY (AGES 12 & UP)

NEW!! JEWELRY STUDIO RENTAL

NEW!! KNOTS FOR JEWELRY

Monday, May 7, 6-8:30pm Instructor: Angela Caldwell Learn the basics of knot tying for jewelry. You’ll learn how to design with knots, tie knots on leather and how to make decorative slip knots. You’ll leave with a couple of finished pieces and the know how to get started making simple but stylish jewelry. No experience required. All materials provided. $45.

COLD CONNECTIONS

Tuesdays, June 12 & 19, 6-9pm Instructor: Angela Caldwell Love the look of layered and combined metals or the industrial style of rivets and tubing? Cold connections are the secret to putting it all together. Learn the basics of tube and nail rivets while creating interesting earrings, pendants or components for bracelets. In this class, you’ll learn how to cut, drill, saw, file, and hold all your pieces together with various types of rivets. Once you learn these techniques, you won’t be able to stop! This class is for the beginner or anyone wanting a little more instruction and insight into cold connections. No experience required. All materials provided. $90.

Mondays starting in April, 12-4pm Angela Caldwell The doctor’s in the house! Do you have hand made beads or half finished projects lying around? Enjoy working in the company of others or have seen an idea in a magazine that you’d like to try? Then this is for you. I’ll be available to help you reach the final stages of your project or get you back on track during time in the studio. You’ll be able to use our tools and get personal instruction while working on your project. Bring in your piece of jewelry or just an idea and let’s get to work. You will need to provide your own supplies and some specialty tools of your own. No repairs to jewelry will be offered by instructor. $10/hr.

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KILN-FORMED GLASS

(AGES 12 & UP, EXCEPT 'TWEEN FUSING) BEGINNING FUSED GLASS

Saturday, April 14, 9am-1pm -ORFridays, April 20 & 27, 9-11am Instructors: Cyndi Fielding & Carolyn O’Hearn 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 for basic projects. $90.

INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS

Saturday, May 5, 9am-1pm -ORFridays, May 11 & 18, 9-11am Instructors: Cyndi Fielding & Carolyn O’Hearn Broaden your knowledge of fused glass techniques and explore more complicated projects as you develop your own personal style. Plan on completing two larger projects. Prerequisite: Beginning Fused Glass. All materials provided for basic projects. $105.

Please see page 5 for studio rental info.

FUSED GLASS GARDEN STAKE

Saturday, April 7, 9am-1pm Instructor: Carolyn O’Hearn Add some color to the garden! Create customized fused glass artwork for placement on a garden stake (provided). Learn how to shape sheet glass and add other glass products to enhance your design. No experience required. All materials provided. $85.

BUTTONS AND BITS FOR HANDCRAFTERS

Friday, April 13, 6-8pm Instructor: Carolyn O’Hearn Need a special button or pin to dress up a favorite jacket? We will introduce you to a variety of specialty glasses and techniques to produce "one of a kind" items to adorn your own wearable art. Expect to make several buttons, pins or scarf loops during this class. No experience required. $45.

MULTI-LAYER FUSING

Saturday, April 21 AND Saturday April 28, 9am - noon Instructor: Carolyn O’Hearn Learn to add interest and complexity to your kiln-formed glass composition by the use of inclusions such as millefiori, wire, decals and fiber products. We will be adding further interest through multiple firings and layering of glass and design elements. Finished piece may be slumped for functional artwork, or framed to enjoy. Prerequisite: proficiency in cutting and shaping glass. All materials provided. $130.

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KILN-FORMED GLASS

(AGES 12 & UP, EXCEPT 'TWEEN FUSING) TGIF: TRY GLASS IT’S FRIDAY!

SPRING WINDOW MOSAIC

(FOUR - WEEK COURSE)

Wednesdays, May 30, June 6, 13 & 20, 6pm-8:30pm Instructor: Carolyn O’Hearn Celebrate spring by repurposing a wood-framed window as a stained glass mosaic for display in your home or garden. Bring your own gently used window or we will provide for an additional fee. No experience required. $115.

TWEEN FUSING:

(TWO-WEEK COURSE) (AGES 9 – 12)

Instructor: Carolyn O’Hearn Fridays, April 13 & 20, 4-5:30pm OR Sundays, May 13 & 20, 4-5:30pm OR Fridays, June 1 & 8, 4-5:30pm Bring your imagination and your sketchbook as we learn to cut and shape glass, plan and complete your designs, and maybe add a few touches you would not expect to see in fused glass! No experience required. All materials provided. $70.

Fridays, Noon-1pm Instructor: Carolyn O’Hearn Come and try fused glass projects on your lunch hour – no experience necessary. Design and decorate on your pre-cut glass base and we’ll take care of the firing and finishing. No experience required. All materials provided. $25. April 6

Spring flower sun catcher

April 13

Sushi plate

April 20

Cheese tray

April 27

Wasabi dishes

May 4

Pendants

May 11

6” round bowl

May 18

6” square plate

May 25

Nightlights

June 1

Lake-scape sun catcher

June 8

Coaster pair

June 15

Pocket vase

June 22

Photo frame 5” x 7”

LANDSCAPE CLUB:

(4-WEEK COURSE)

Session I: Fridays, April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 2-4pm Instructor: Carolyn O’Hearn This club offers studio time to focus on landscape development for those who have previously taken the Landscape class. Bring your own choice of glass or add materials fee. Pre-registration is required. Cost $100. + materials fee $50.

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STAINED GLASS & MOSAIC (AGES 12 & UP)

BEGINNING COPPER FOIL STAINED GLASS TECHNIQUES: SUNCATCHER

(2-WEEK COURSE) Tues., April 17, 6-9pm & Sat., April 21, 1pm-6pm Instructor: Mary Jane McNish The first session is a “quick learning class” to prepare you for creating copper foil stained glass piece. You will learn what all the tools are for, and practice each step: cutting, grinding, foiling and soldering. The second class you will execute what you've learned to create your own sun catcher. No experience needed. All supplies provided. $125.

NEW!! MOSAIC SIDE TABLE

(FOUR-WEEK COURSE)

Tuesdays, May 1, 8 15, & 22, 6:30-9pm Instructor: Greta Hurst, Visiting Artist Create classic mosaic artwork by cutting and shaping a variety of tesserae (tiles) to complete one of 4 designs on the surface of a small side table. No experience required. All materials provided. $190.

LEAD STAINED GLASS WINDOW TECHNIQUES FOR PETITE WINDOW

(2-WEEK COURSE) Tues., April 24, 6-9pm & Sat., April 28, 1-6pm OR Tues., June 5, 6-9pm & Sun. June 10, 12-5pm Instructor: Mary Jane McNish 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. During the second Sunday afternoon class you will execute what you have learned and create a leaded stained glass window. No experience required. All materials are provided. $135.

GLASS MOSIAC TRIVET

(TWO-WEEK COURSE)

Sun., May 6, 4-8pm AND Sun., May 13, 1-3pm Instructor: Mary Jane McNish A mosaic trivet makes a nice gift or a colorful piece to match your home decor. The glass pieces are all ready to go; just a little nip here and there. Bring a 4 ¼ in x 4 ¼ in design, if you wish. The first evening you will create your design on the trivet base; grout/ cement your piece. On the second day, you unmold, clean and seal the top with a water resistant topcoat and take home for Mother’s Day! No experience required. All materials provided. $110.

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STAINED GLASS & MOSAIC (AGES 12 & UP)

GARDEN GLASS FLOWER OR CRITTER ON A STAKE

(2-WEEK COURSE) Mon., June 4 & Thurs., June 7, 6-9pm Instructor: Mary Jane McNish Make an insect or little critter or flower out of colorful glass and copper foil and reinforce with heavy wire for stability. Then, solder to attach to a three foot stake. Various designs and patterns will be available or bring your own design. No experience required. All materials are provided. $120.

MOSAIC ADDRESS PLAQUE

(2-WEEK COURSE) Fri., June 15, 6-9pm & Sat., June 16, 10am-2pm Instructor: Greta Hurst, Visiting Artist Customize your home entry with a delightful mosaic address plaque. This technique lends itself to all styles and color choices. Dress for a mess! No experience required. All materials provided. $85.

GLASS MOSAIC STEPPING STONE (2-WEEK COURSE)

Sat., June 23, noon-5pm & Sat., June 30, 1-3pm Instructor: Mary Jane McNish Join us to make an original steppingstone for your garden. Glass pieces in many colors are available. Come with an idea of what you would like your design to be. ie., flowers, sun dial, critters, special date or memorial. We will also have patterns available. During the first session you will create your design in the bottom of a mold and then grout and cement. After allowing your creation to cure, you will return a week later after it has cured, for a two-hour session to unmold, clean up, grout and waterproof your step. No experience required. All materials are provided. $130.

Please see page 5 for studio rental info.

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METAL WORKING (AGES 15 & UP)

CREATIVE WELDING:

CREATIVE BLACKSMITHING:

(4-WEEK COURSE) Mondays, April 9-30, 6-9pm Instructor: Aaron Closson Creative Welding is an introduction in to 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. No experience required. All materials provided. $215.

(4-WEEK COURSE) Mondays, May 7-Jun 4, 6-9pm (no class Memorial Day) Instructor: Ted Guimond This course will cover the basics of the art of blacksmithing. Learn fire tending, hand forging, decorative twists, and use of special tools. We will begin with simple projects such as nails, “S” hooks, coat hooks, and letter openers. More complex projects are possible as you progress.

GARDEN TRELLIS WORKSHOP

No experience required. All materials provided. $215.

(WELDING) Sat., April 28, 10am-4pm Instructor: Josh Andres Create a beautiful, functional work of art in the form of a trellis for your garden or yard this spring by using re-bar and found objects. You will cut, bend, weld and fabricate metal. Prerequisite: Creative Welding or equivalent experience. All materials provided. Bring a lunch. $115.

FOR THE BIRDS

(WELDING) Sun., April 29, 10am-4pm Instructor: Josh Andres Take one day and help feed those hungry birds. Make your own ‘Yard-Art” bird feeder. We’ll take iron rods, a metal bowl, mesh and ideas to put together a creation of your own design. No experience necessary. All materials provided. Bring a lunch. $115.

CAMPFIRE COOKING TOOLS

(BLACKSMITHING) Sat. & Sun. June 30 & July 1, 10am-4pm Instructor: Ted Guimond An opportunity for blacksmithing students to make the tools and equipment needed around the home or camp-fire pit. Participants will make their own set of fire tending and campfire cooking implements including: fire poker, cooking tripod, “S” hooks, fireplace log tongs, campfire grill, and more. No experience necessary. All materials provided. Bring a lunch. $215.

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METAL WORKING (AGES 15 & UP)

RUBY MILLER Ruby Miller is an artist, farm worker, fiber-dyer and seamstress based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her studio practice is a mix of methods and materials with her areas of focus being fiber, metals and object collage. She draws inspiration from traditional craft practices, the natural world and the history recorded in objects we use everyday. Ruby received her BFA in Sculpture from Grand Valley State University. She is currently working on an Associates degree in Welding Technology from Grand Rapids Community College.

PLASMA CUT LAMPS

Sat. & Sun. May 12 & 13, 10am-4pm Instructor: Ruby Miller, Visiting Artist Students will be learning to use a plasma cutter to “draw” in steel and make a lamp to go around a candle. The basics of metal safety and working between 2D and 3D designs will be covered. This is a fun technique that is straightforward to learn and has broad artistic potential. No experience required. No experience required. All materials provided. Bring a lunch. $215.

METALS AS FIBER

Saturdays, June 9 & 16, 9am-4pm Instructor: Ruby Miller, Visiting Artist In this class, students will be exploring unconventional combinations of fiber and metal and how one creates meaning in art through their material decisions. The class will explore the application of traditional fiber techniques to metal. Methods will include crochet/ knitting with wire, embroidery on wire screen and thinking about metal working in a fiber context, among others. This class will also incorporate discussion of the meaning in these materials and combinations and how ones’ artistic choices build meaning in art. No experience required. All materials provided. Bring a lunch. $225. WATER STREET GLASSWORKS •Spring 2012 • Ph: 269-925-5555 • www.waterstreetglassworks.org • Page 19 18


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Water Street Glassworks Spring 2012 Course Schedule