Introduction to Boro Glass Sculpting: (4 Weeks) Tuesday 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

$225.00Member Price: $195.00

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This 4 week course is an introduction to working with borosilicate glass (referred to as boro or hard glass) as a sculptural material on the torch. The course will cover how to safely set up and use a flame-working torch to melt and manipulate borosilicate glass. There will be a range of projects to help students learn the rules of the material and how to approach creating their vision on the torch.

Students will utilize clear and colored borosilicate glass, while learning how to create both basic and detailed shapes and objects. Projects will include objects such as a “bubble” wand, a flower, and small figurines. The class will focus on solid sculpting techniques, while introducing a few ways to approach using colored glass as well.

Students are invited to participate in an open studio session, on Dec. 18th, after the last session of class in order to practice their skills and finish their projects. Open Studio will have a monitor available to answer questions or provide assistance.

Included Supplies:

Course fee ($225) includes a $25 fee to cover the cost of clear and colored glass, as well as fuel usage for the duration of the course.

Students will also be able to borrow didymium glasses, required eyewear to view/work on the torch, as well as have access to studio hand tools for the duration of the course.

What to Wear/Bring:

Participants must wear cotton clothing (no synthetics), closed-toed shoes and bring a hair-tie for securing long hair away from face.

Students are encouraged to bring a sketchbook/notebook to record demonstrations and generate ideas for projects.

Please notify your instructor if you have special health issues which require adjustment to the demonstrated techniques.

2022 Dates:

  • February 22 – March 15, 2022 (Optional-Open Studio March 29, 1-4pm)

Classroom Location:

When you arrive for class please use the De Soto Street entrance to enter the FCAC parking lot. You may park anywhere in the lot that is available, but please do not block cars from exiting. There are several parking spaces along Guillemard St. if you need closer parking than available in the parking lot.

If you are new to FCAC, please see the campus map at the bottom of the page for studio location.

Details

Age

16+

Instructor

Kellie Sylvester

Duration

4-Week Course

Dates

Tuesday Afternoons 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Requirements

  • Participants must wear cotton clothing (no synthetics), closed-toed shoes and bring a hair-tie for securing long hair away from face.
  • WAIVER: Signed waivers are required for participation. Please sign and bring with you to your class.

Cancellation Policy

Students will receive a refund of tuition minus 10% if the student contacts us no later than 7 days prior to the first day of class. Cancellations up to 48 hours before the start of the class will receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations within 48 hours before the start of the class, or after the class has begun will not be refunded. In the case of an emergency, the student may be able to transfer their payment towards another class based on availability.

Class sizes are limited and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, FCAC is unable to prorate students for missed classes or classes that they are unable to attend. We strive to provide the highest quality art classes and we value your feedback. If you would like to share your experience or have questions or concerns, please email us at create@firstcityart.org.

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