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Astoria, OR 97103
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Workshops



BEGINNING CALLIGRAPHY - - Mary K. Adams - Instructor

DATES: January 15, 22, 29, February 5

TIME: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This is a four-session workshop beginning Saturday, January 15th.  

Supplies are furnished. If you have calligraphy supplies of your own by all means bring them.




FUSED GLASS WORKSHOPS - - CREATING ART with GLASS

Classes start: January 8th

TIME: 1:00 PM - 3:00 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 cskende@hotmail.com for more information


NEWCOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME

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, fusingslumpingtac, 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:   $40 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.





CHILDREN'S SATURDAY MORNING ART WORKSHOPS - - see under CLASSES

Start date: January 15th




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