Bronwen Heilman is the Director of the Hot Shop at The Sonoran Glass School in Tuscon, Arizona, and is an Internationally known glass artist.
Saturday and Sunday August 31- Sept 1, 2019. 10 am – 4 pm. Bring a lunch or restaurants in the village. $825.00 per student.
This is an intermediate class focusing on how to work with enamels and how to apply them. We will be focusing on applying wet enamel, capturing your own line-drawings on a flat surface then, after firing the enamels; we will apply your image to a bead. Duration: 2 days
Day 1: We will be creating our own one-of-a-kind small glass paintings. We will learn how different brushes create different effects, and how to sign you name on your work.
Day 2: We will be lighting the torch and rolling up our sleeves, as well as our paintings, to create beautiful pieces of wearable art. There will be a lot of hands on practice in order become comfortable with the amount of heat we need, and the new tools we will be using to make the images permanent on our beads. All equipment, tools, glass & enamels included. Beginner enamel kits and tools will be available for purchase from instructor if desired. All students must be at least 18 years of age. Wear 100% cotton clothing, tie long hair back, and wear closed toed shoes. We will send ‘homework’ before your class.
Supplies (supplied by Student):
Safety glass working glasses. Didymium flame working glasses. And if you don’t wear glasses, please bring safety glasses, as we will be cutting glass. Dust mask (N100 or P100 are best). Working gloves (laytex, nitril or vinyl). Homework (I will send you a copy before the class). Bead making tools and favorite flame working tools.