This class will resume on AUGUST 3RD - as the instructor is on holiday until then. TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM COVID RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT
Instructor, Christine Kende guides you through the fusing glass process.
Create imagery, realistic or abstract, with glass powders and other heat-shaped elements.
Contact The Art Loft 503-325-4442 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
NEWCOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME - - EACH CLASS IS NEW
Samples you see here include the following techniques;
1. tac fuse powder to create a ‘tooth’, then paint with cutting oil and dust powder on, or dry paint powder.
2. stencil backgrounds and layer other imagery on subsequent firings.
3 sift powder and manipulate with various tools.
4. alter any technique with heat for texture.
5 alter any piece with additional layers.
6 sketch with vitrigraph elements (writing with glass-hot glass is pulled into organic shapes).
7. fused mosaics and collage.
8 glass paper.
9 sand casting imagery.
10 ‘pour’ painting with fusible enamel paints...or use a brush. These are enamels that are compatible with the glass we’ll use.
11. Talk glass, drop those words like an expert, i. e. , coe, 90,96, fusing, slumping, tac, firing schedules…..
Kende will have structured fused glass classes (1class per week for 4 weeks) using the traditional/formal creative process. Each class will include an educational component on the art of fusing glass.
Participants will create imagery, realistic or abstract, with glass powders and other heat-shaped elements. Techniques will include sgraffito, vitrigraph sketching, and others.
Samples can be seen at the Art Loft.
Occasionally, Kende will also have themed workshops.
COST: $35 including all supplies per class - - The workshop fee is to be paid in advance or at the beginning of each session.
Christine Kende holds Fine Arts degrees in Music and Education. She paints with glass because it combines material science and the physics of glass and art. She has painted with watercolor and acrylic but found her 'voice' is in glass.
Originally from New Mexico, she gave up the more arid landscape of Utah to be closer to the great Pacific Ocean.