Fused Glass Sgraffito Drawing "Into the Forest" 3 day class with Kelly Crosser Alge 17th - 19th March 2019
We are very pleased to announce that Kelly Crosser Alge, a renowned American sgraffito glass artist will be going us to teach her techqniue this year! The glass is suitable for all skill levels from absolute beginners to advanced students.. no previous experience is required, but will also offer the experienced glass artist some thing new...
"Into the Forest" is a nature-themed course that will teach you to use colored glass powders to create two dimensional imagery in glass. We will explore traditional ideas of drawing and using a very non-traditional approach; using glass to interpret line, value, contrast, texture, color, movement, and gesture. Special attention will be given to drawing trees, foliage, water, rocks, and other natural subjects. Suitable for ALL skill levels, If you think you can’t draw, this class is for you!
This intensive workshop focuses heavily on learning skills for planning excellent compositions in nature, using glass color effectively, and developing artistic habits that will improve your drawing skills exponentially in a short amount of time. In addition to learning simple ‘tricks of the trade’ and improvised technical drawing skills, you’ll have the freedom and individual encouragement to experiment with ways to use glass to create your own drawn imagery that evokes emotion and expresses mood.
Previous drawing experience is not necessary, but an open mind and some fusing experience is helpful. By the time you leave you will have gained a new awareness of the visual language that is possible with kiln formed glass, as well as confidence in your ability to “see” as an artist.
Additional topics to be covered: Kiln formed cane and murrini, collage part sheets for sgraffito drawing, tool making, color theory, reactive glass, volume control, firing schedules, and finishing.
Students will complete (2) 8 1/2"x11" pieces, (2) 4" x 6" pieces, and several samples.
As will all our classes the option to pay a deposit and spread the cost of the balance by Direct Debit is available, just choose "deposit on ly" from the drop down list , and an invitation to set up a Direct Debit Mandate will be emailed to you separately.
Start time 10am day 1.