2012 Pre/Post-Conference Workshops

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Coming early? Staying late? Keep on learning, at glass workshops nearby. Organizations in the area are offering workshops before and after the conference. For updated details and to register, please contact the studios directly. Please note that dates, activities, and artists are subject to change.

Artists Leading the Workshops: Fritz Dreisbach (work pictured at right)Janet Kelman (Ann Arbor) •  Susan Taylor Glasgow (Perrysburg & Pittsburgh) • Nick Mount • Chris Nordin and Motor City Goblet BlowersJenny Pohlman & Sabrina KnowlesAmy RueffertHelen Stokes Barbara Thomas-YeraceBrian UsherAlbert Young and Marc Vandenberg

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Pre-Conference Classes in the Hot-Glass, Flameworking, and Warm-Glass Studios
Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion
2445 Monroe St • 419.254.5080 • www.toledomuseum.org
June 6 - 12; prices vary
Check out the list of TMA classes at www.toledomuseum.org/learn/classes

Conversation: USA and Japan, Hiromi Takizawa and Sayaka Suzuki
Bowling Green State University, Fine Arts Center, Glass Studio
419.372.2786 • www.art.bgsu.edu
2 Days: June 11 - 12; $250; 20 students
BGSU School of Art’s Glass Program will host a two-day workshop with Japanese glass artists Sayaka Suzuki and Hiromi Takizawa. Their thoughtful use of personal narrative and discovery, together with a sophisticated understanding of the properties of glass, will provide a unique experience for participants. Lectures, demonstrations, and collaborative projects are part of the class. BGSU’s glass program, developed in collaboration with Dominick Labino, is one of the nation’s earliest glass programs and boasts a state-of-the-art glass studio.

Susan Taylor Glasgow: Imagery and Text on Glass
Owens Community College
30335 Oregon Rd, Perrysburg • www.owens.edu
2 Days: June 11 - 12; $295; 10 students
This course delves deeply into different methods of processing your images, with a strong emphasis on Photoshop. Learn how to apply text and imagery to glass, how to create realistic half-tone photographs on glass, and how to make high-contrast images from photographs for silkscreens.

Brian Usher: Casting Illusive Forms
College for Creative Studies
201 East Kirby St, Detroit  • 313.664.1530 • www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu
4+ Days: June 9 - 12 & June 18; $640, Intermediate & up; 8 students
Explore casting and mold-making for interior and exterior forms that push, pull, and transcend the nature of glass. Register online.

Chris Nordin and Motor City Goblet Blowers: Motor City Goblet Blowers Workshop
The Glass Academy
25331 Trowbridge St, Dearborn • 313.561.4527 • www.GlassAcademy.com
4 Days: June 9 - 12; $600, lunch included
2 years’ experience requested; enthusiasm required; 9 students
Advanced positions: 3 students; $750; image juried
Watch, learn, and get motivated by the Motor City goblet blowers. Students learn hands-on, top-secret glass skills, color tricks, fancy moves, and drawing. More details at www.GlassAcademy.com.

Nick Mount: Glassblowing with Nick Mount
Pittsburgh Glass Center
5472 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh • 412-365-2145 • www.pittsburghglasscenter.org
(Pittsburgh is about a 3-hour-hour drive from Toledo)
5 days: May 28 - June 1; $650

Susan Taylor Glasgow - Imagery: 5 in 5
Pittsburgh Glass Center
5472 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh • 412-365-2145 • www.pittsburghglasscenter.org
(Pittsburgh is about a 3-hour-hour drive from Toledo)
June 4 - 8; $650

Jenny Pohlman & Sabrina Knowles - Simplicity of Form: When Less is More
Pittsburgh Glass Center
5472 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh • 412-365-2145 • www.pittsburghglasscenter.org
(Pittsburgh is about a 3-hour-hour drive from Toledo)
5 days: June 4 - 8; $650

Janet Kelman: Floating Color – Fusing with Threads, Shards, and Frit
Janet Kelman’s Glass Studio
1410 Barnard Rd, Ann Arbor • 734.389. 0454 • janet@janetkelman.com • www.janetkelman.com
3 days: June 8 – 10; $325 includes materials and lunch
6 students max; beginners are welcome.
In this class, we will arrange patterns of threads, shards, and frit, fuse them, cut the sheets apart, and have fun reassembling the pieces in surprising ways. We will use a vitrograph kiln to produce many varieties of glass thread and students will learn how to build their own vitrograph.

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Classes in the Hot-Glass, Flameworking, and Warm-Glass Studios
Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion
2445 Monroe St, Toledo • 419.254.5080 • www.toledomuseum.org/learn/classes
June 18 - 22; prices vary
Check out the list of TMA classes at www.toledomuseum.org/learn/classes

Amy Rueffert: Image to Form
College for Creative Studies
201 East Kirby Street, Detroit • 313.664.1530 • www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu
4+ Days: June 18 - 21 & 22; $755
2 years’ or more experience requested; 8 students
Working with the master of transfer, explore the process of generating your own color decal images for hot and fused work using in studio decal printer.

Albert Young and Marc Vandenberg: Putting It All Together
Michigan Hot Glass Studio
Russell Industrial Center, 1604 Clay Ave, 2nd Floor, Detroit MI • 313 871 1798 • www.michiganhotglass.com
4 Days: June 18 - 21; $775; 1 year’s experience in both glassblowing and lampworking required; 8 students
Glass combo class integrating torchwork, sandcasting, and glassblowing. Explore torchworked imagery in glass castings and the surface of blown forms.

Barbara Thomas-Yerace: Creating In Color
Yerace Glass Studio
9217 Yorkshire Dr, Saline • 734.944.0925 • www.yeraceglass.com
3 days: June 9 - 11; $700; Intermediate; 4 students
Explore a variety of color techniques and applications. Use color rod, frit, murrini and optic molds to create vibrant and colorful pieces. “It is not the form that dictates the color, but the color that brings out the form,” said Hans Hofmann.

Helen Stokes: Casting Intricate & Hollow Forms with the Honeycomb Mold
Pittsburgh Glass Center
5472 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh • 412-365-2145 • www.pittsburghglasscenter.org
(Pittsburgh is about a 3-hour-hour drive from Toledo)
5 days: June 18 - 22; $650

Fritz Dreisbach: From Hot to Cold and A to Z
Pittsburgh Glass Center
5472 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh • 412-365-2145 • www.pittsburghglasscenter.org
(Pittsburgh is about a 3-hour-hour drive from Toledo)
5 days: June 18 - 22; $650

The Glass Art Society reserves the right to deny applications for Technical Display, advertising participation, GAS membership or the conference from anyone for any reason.