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2014 Spring Creative Glass Schedule

Class descriptions

All classes are held at the YAYA Creative Glass studio, 3924 Conti Street.

There are a maximum of 6 and a minimum of 2 students for most classes. All tools, materials, and color are provided. Please wear closed toe shoes. You may wear your own glasses or sunglasses, or use the studio’s safety glasses. Classes for students aged 12 and up. For students younger than 12 please contact us to arrange private instruction. Family Day workshops open to students 6 and older, must be accompanied by and adult (504)482-6003 or glass@yayainc.com

 

FAMILY DAY DROP IN WORKSHOPS

Drop in and make your own glass treasure with the help of Creative Glass Staff! Ages 6 and older welcome. Projects created in these mini workshops will be available for pick up the Tuesday after the class

 

Make Your Own Mardi Gras Doubloon

Use metal stamps to create impressions on discs of molten glass! You get to choose your stamp and color and even press the glass if you like. $10 each.

Saturday, February 22nd from 11-2

Make Your Own Hot Sculpted Glass Flower

This flower will bloom forever! Choose your colors and learn to create petals and stems out of hot glass with individualized instruction from Creative Glass staff. $25 each or 3 for $60

Saturday, April 5th from 11-2

Make Your Own Sandcast Bouquet

Just in time for Mother’s Day! Either bring in your own floral arrangement or create your own bouquet from our Creative Glass garden. Then you will place the flowers in a sand cavity and Creative Glass staff will ladle hot glass over the plants. As the plants burn up they will leave a permanent impression on the glass surface. $45 each

Saturday, May 5th 11am-2pm

PRIVATE LESSONS

Experience Glassblowing

In this introductory 2 hour class each student will create 1-3 unique paperweights, ornaments, sculptures, or flowers out of hot glass. With a focus on safety and individualized instruction this is a great way to learn the basics of glassblowing in a supportive environment. No experience is necessary. Returning students are welcome to join this class as well, to continue to practice basic skills and learn new techniques.

The fee for this class is $70 per student with a 2 student minimum. The fee for a private lesson for 1 student is $140. A third student is $50 extra. For 4 or more students call for pricing.

Please call in advance for an appointment

This class is taught by Mark Morris and Charity Poskitt

Fused Glass Jewelry

In this 1 session, 3 hour class students will create up to 6 pendants, brooches, or earrings using frit, stringer, dichroic and flat glass. You will learn to cut and collage colorful pieces of glass to design unique jewelry pieces that will then be melted together in the kiln. Once the jewelry is fused in the kiln Creative Glass Staff will glue your findings on to finish your jewelry, finished jewelry will be ready 1 week after the class. Fees are all inclusive, all supplies and findings are included.

Fee for this class is $80 per student, can accommodate up to 4 students

Please call for an appointment

Beadmaking

In this 1 session, 3 hour class students will learn to make basic beads at the torch. You will learn a variety of decorative techniques using beautiful glass colors. Finished beads will be available to pick up at the studio the following day.

Fee for this class is $75 per student, can accommodate up to 4 students

Please call for an appointment

YAYA Creative Glass Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Classes are open to students age 12 and older. Fees are all inclusive except for the neon class. Please call (504)482-6003 or email charity@yayainc.com to register. A 50% deposit is required to hold your place in class.

GLASSBLOWING

Mold Blowing

Molds have been used for hundreds of years for blowing glass into, in order to create different shapes, patterns and textures. It is a quick and easy way to realize more complex forms without having to employ all the skills of regular glassblowing. Two parts molds are most common, usually with hinges down one side. Some can be used multiple times and others are constructed for just one or two attempts.

In this 2 session class students will use molds that are provided and will also construct molds from a variety of materials including wood, steel, plaster, copper wire, sand and even fruit.

All are welcome, both students new to glass and those with experience. They will have the option of either blowing the glass into their molds themselves or having the instructor do it for them.

The fee for this class is $200

Class will meet:

Tuesdays, April 15th and 22nd 6-9pm

NEON

A Synopsis of Illuminated Glass

Welcome to the world of pushing neon beyond its traditional boundaries.  In this course, you will get an overview of how to manipulate glass in a way that you can fill it with an inert gas, electrify it and create a luminous glow that responds to human touch!  It is also known as plasma.  We will start off in the hot shop by blowing vessels we can fill with neon.  Then we will demonstrate the process of pulling glass tubes that we can further manipulate (in other words, bend) with torches, and even add these details to the original blown vessels.  Once we have a general idea on what we can do with the glass, we will explore the actual process of filling these vessels with gas and lighting them up with electricity.
With that said, the amount of information needed to learn this process is very involved and requires a lot of technique.  Thus, this class is intended as a survey.  Further exploration will be required by the student to achieve concrete results. While not required, it is highly recommended that the student has prior experience in glass blowing. Students without glass blowing experience may take the class and have pieces blown for them by the staff. There will also be as much discussion as there will be blowing.  Be prepared to take notes.  But, I assure you. In the end, it will be worth it and quite inspiring.

Fee for this class is $500, students will also be given a materials list of $75 for a transformer and other misc. materials

This class is taught by Michael Cain

Class will meet:

Tuesday, March 11th 6-9pm: Glass blowing, with an emphasis on removing glass from pipe for further manipulation- mainly for filling with gas

Tuesday, March 18th 6-9pm: Pulling tubes from furnace and then manipulating them in neon tube bending torches

Tuesday, March 25th 6-9pm: Filling vessels and tubes with gas and electrifying work
Tuesday, April 1st 6-9pm: Continuation of filling vessels, question and answer session, misc. blowing and tube bending.

KILNFORMING

Fused Glass Jewelry

In this 2 session class students will create up to 6 pendants, brooches, or earrings using frit, stringer, dichroic and flat glass. In the first class you will learn to cut and collage colorful pieces of glass to design unique jewelry pieces that will then be melted together in the kiln. During the second class you will learn to grind down any rough edges and glue findings on your pieces to make them ready to hang. Fees are all inclusive, all supplies and findings are included.

Fee for this class is $80

Class will meet:

Tuesdays, 6-9pm January 14,21

This class is taught by Charity Poskitt

Fused Glass Wind Chimes

Learn the basics of glass fusing and make your own fused glass wind chime. The first night of class you will learn to cut and collage with our beautiful colored flat glass, frit and stringer to design a hanging plate and chimes. We will then fire your pieces and have them ready to string with bead wire and crimp beads the following Tuesday. Fees are all inclusive. Beginners are welcome!

Fee for this class is $80

Class will meet:

Tuesdays 6-9pm, February 4,11

This class is taught by Charity Poskitt

Lost Wax Casting

In this class students will: make an alginate mold of your hand, pour wax to create positive replica of your hand/de-mold construct Plaster/Silica investment mold, steam out wax, calculate volume/weigh out glass, dry out mold load kiln, and cold work/clean up casting. You will leave the class with a glass replica of your hand.

Fee for this class is $320

Class will meet:

Saturdays 11-2 February 1, 8, 15, 22

This class is taught by David Gillies

Pâte de Verre Cutouts

In this class students will create or select an image to replicate in glass and create shallow molds to pack with powdered glass. This mold will be fired in a kiln to fuse the layers of glass together to create a ¼ inch thick flat glass form.

Fee for this class is $140

Class will meet Saturday, March 8th 10am-4pm

This class is taught by David Gillies

Fused Glass Surface Design: “Painting” With Frit and Powders

In this 2 session class students will learn how to use different textures and colors of glass frit and powders to create painterly layered designs. You will learn how to use stencils, sifters, and brushes to manipulate the glass color. In the first class you will learn how to plan your layers and will make the background of your paintings. In the second class you will build on your fired designs to add depth, detail, and texture.

Fee for this class is $120

Class will meet:

Saturdays, 11-2 April 12,19

This class is taught by David Gillies

Open Face Plaster-Silica Mold Kiln Casting

In this 3 session class students will form clay sculptures, create a plaster/silica mold of the clay positive, then fill the plaster mold with glass to melt in the kiln. With step by step instruction and thorough explanation of mold making and firing schedules each student will leave the class with a glass sculpture of their own design along with everything they need to further explore open face kiln casting.

Fee for this class is $180

Class will meet:

Saturdays 11-2 May 10, 17, 24

This class is taught by David Gillies

SANDCASTING

Introduction to Sandcasting

Sandcasting is the process of pouring hot glass into a cavity made in sand. One can make impressions in the sand with found objects or other forms or just with your hands. The sand is mixed with a small amount of clay which allows it to bind together well and hold its shape once the impression has been made. The mold is then sprayed with a release so that the sand will not stick to the glass.  Students will spend time preparing molds in the sand for the glass to be poured into and will have the option of either pouring their own molds or having the instructor fill them with glass. The glass pieces will then be placed in an oven for slow cooling.

Please bring 3 sturdy objects of various sizes to press into the sand for the first class. Beginners and continuing students are welcome.  This class is open to students age 12 and older.

The fee for this class is $100

There will be 2 separate sessions of this class. Students who have taken sandcasting class with YAYA before will begin to ladle their own pieces if they choose.

Class will meet:

Saturday, January 25th from 11am-2pm

Saturday, March 22nd from 11am-2pm

This class is taught by Christian Stock

LAMPWORKING

Beadmaking

Learn to make glass beads both on and off the mandrel (don’t worry you will learn what that means in your first class!) This is a great introduction to lampworking for beginners as well as an opportunity for returning students to hone their skills and experiment with new designs and surfaces.

The fee for the 3 session Tuesday night class is $180

Class will meet: Tuesdays 6-9pm January 14, 21, 28

The Fee for the 2 session Tuesday night class is $120

Class will meet: Tuesdays 6-9pm April 8, 15

The fee for the 1 session Saturday classes is $120

Class will meet Saturday February 1st 10am-4pm

OR Saturday April 12 10am-4pm

Lampworking 101

Working on the oxy/propane torch, students will start with small glass sculpture, trying their hand at making beads, marbles, figures and more using glass rods. Students may progress to larger sculptures or marbles as an exploration into encasement and magnification with glass. Color application and sculptural processes will also be covered. There will be lots of hands on practice and demonstration in a safety conscious environment.

The fee for the Tuesday night class is $180

Class will meet:Tuesdays 6-9pm, February 4, 18, 25

The Fee for the Saturday class is $120

Class will meet Saturday, February 15st 10am-4pm

This class is taught by Andrew Jackson Pollack

Lampworking 102

This class is designed for students who have completed Lampworking 1, but can accommodate beginners. This class will build on the fundamental skills learned in Lampworking 1, incorporating tubing to begin to work with hollow forms.

The fee for the Tuesday class is $180

Class will meet: Tuesdays 6-9pm, March 18, 25, April 1st

The Fee for the Saturday class is $120

Class will meet Saturday March 22nd 10am-4pm

This class is taught by Andrew Jackson Pollack

Lampworking: Inspired By Nature

This is an all levels class, with individual lessons for the beginner through the advanced student. Demos will focus on forms found in nature – plants and creatures of all types!

The fee for the Tuesday night class is $180

Class will meet: Tuesdays 6-9pm, May 6, 13, 20

The Fee for the Saturday class is $120

Class will meet: Saturday, May 17th

This class is taught by Andrew Jackson Pollack

Free Glassblowing Demos

Second Friday of Every Month 6-9pm Fun for the whole family!

January 10

February 14

March 14

April 11

May 9

June 13

 

 

Experience Glassblowing
In this introductory 2 hour class each student will create 1-3 unique paperweights, ornaments, tumblers, or flowers out of hot glass. With a focus on safety and individualized instruction this is a great way to learn the basics of glassblowing in a supportive environment. No experience is necessary. Returning students are welcome to join this class as well, to continue to practice basic skills and learn new techniques. There is a 2 student minimum to run this class. Please call to make an appointment.

Fee $70

Class instructors Charity Poskitt and Mark Morris