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Fall 2014 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 3 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)529-3306 or charity@yayainc.com

 

PRIVATE LESSONS

We will gladly design a glass experience for any size group to fit your schedule! Please call (504)529-3306 for more information

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 $80 per student, can accommodate up to 4 students Please call for an appointment

 

YAYA Creative Glass Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Classes are open to students age 12 and older. Fees are all inclusive. Please call (504)529-3306 or email charity@yayainc.com to register. A 50% deposit is required to hold your place in class. There is a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 students for each 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:

Thursday, October 23rd and 30th 6-9pm

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:

Thursdays, 6-9pm September 18th and 25th,

This class is taught by Charity Poskitt and Mark Morris

Fused Glass Holiday Ornaments

Learn the basics of glass fusing and make your own glass holiday ornament that is also a beautiful sun catcher year round. You will learn to cut and collage with our beautiful colored flat glass, frit and stringer to design up to 5 ornaments. We will then fire your pieces and have them ready to take home the Monday following class. Fees are all inclusive. Beginners are welcome!

Fee for this class is $80 or take both sessions for $140 total

Class will meet:

Thursdays 6-9pm December 4th OR December 11th

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 3 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, September 27th from 11am-2pm OR

Saturday, October 25th from 11am-2pm OR

Saturday, December 6th 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 this class is $180

Class will meet Thursdays 6-9pm September 25th, October 2nd and 9th

This class is taught by Andrew Jackson Pollack

Advanced Marblemaking

Students must have 9 hours of previous lampworking instruction or instructor permission.

Students will use Borosilicate glass to create intricate patterns and designs that will then be formed into

perfectly round marbles.

The fee for this class is $180

Class will meet Tuesdays 6-9pm September 23rd, 30th, October 7th

This class is taught by Andrew Jackson Pollack

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 this class is $180

Class will meet Thursdays 6-9pm, October 16th, 23rd, 30th

This class is taught by Andrew Jackson Pollack

Glassblowing on the Torch 1

Students must have 9 hours of previous lampworking instruction or instructor permission.

Students will use borosilicate tubing to create vessels and hollow sculpture.

The Fee for this class is $180

Class will meet Tuesdays 6-9pm October 14th, October 21st, October28th

This class is taught by Andrew Jackson Pollack

Lampworking: Inspired By Nature

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

The fee for this class is $180

Class will meet: Thursdays 6-9pm, December 4th, 11th and 18th

This class is taught by Andrew Jackson Pollack

Glassblowing on the Torch 2

Students must have 9 hours of previous lampworking instruction or instructor permission.

Students will use borosilicate tubing to create vessels and hollow sculpture. This class is a continuation of Glassblowing on the Torch 1 and will incorporate the use of color and other decorative techniques.

The Fee for this class is $180

Class will meet Tuesdays 6-9pm December 2nd, 9th, 16th

This class is taught by Andrew Jackson Pollack

Free Glassblowing Demos

Second Friday of Every Month 6-9pm Fun for the whole family with refreshments available by donation!

September 12th, October 10th, November 14th,December 12th

 

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