2011 Pre/Post-Conference Workshops

2011 Pre and Post-Conference Workshops

For more details and to register, please contact the studios directly.

Pratt Fine Art Center
1902 S Main Street, Seattle, WA 98144, 206.328.2200, kmiller@pratt.org

Richard La Londe Studio
Freeland, WA, 360.730.2166, lalonde@whidbey.com

Seattle Glassblowing Studio
2227 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121, 206.448.2181, sgs@seattleglassblowing.com


http://www.glassart.org/cgi/content.cgi/Willenbrink-Johnsen_25162C.jpg?id=8459&name=Willenbrink-Johnsen4-Day Sculpture Workshop

Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen and Jasen Johnsen

Seattle Glassblowing Studio
4 Days: May 27-30, 10 am - 6 pm. $745.
2 years experience required; 9 students
The class will focus on sculpting, color application, torch work, garage work, textures, and teamwork.


Advanced Fusing and Design Elements

Patty Gray

Pratt Fine Art Center
5 Days: May 26-30, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. $680.
Intermediate; 8 students
Experiment with numerous advanced kilnworking techniques, including combing and pattern bars, as well as fusing and slumping thicker work.


Dancing with the Diva

Laura Donefer

Pratt Fine Art Center
4 Days: May 27-30, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. $720.
At least 1 year of recent hot-shop experience; 6 students
Experiment with texture, color, and idea development, all under the guise of having way too much fun in the hot shop.


Introduction to Vitreography: Printing from Glass Plates

Morgan Sims and Elli Bemis

Pratt Fine Art Center
4 Days: May 27-30, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. $410.
All levels; 10 students
Students will explore methods of engraving, sandblasting, and etching to create prints that are embossed and rich in color and detail.


http://www.glassart.org/cgi/content.cgi/Balshor.jpg?id=8251&name=Balshor.jpgKilncast Mold Making: Floating Cores for Hollow Work

Susan Balshor

Pratt Fine Art Center
3 Days: May 30-31, 10 am - 4 pm; June 6, 10 am - 2 pm. $260.
Beginning and continuing; 8 students
Molds for hollow work, both vessels and sculpture, require a unique approach. Learn through demonstration and hands-on experience.


More Color!

Karina Guévin

Pratt Fine Art Center
4 Days: May 27-30, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. $420.
All levels; 8 students
Gain a solid foundation in basic and advanced bead-making skills with an unusual twist!




Frit Fusing on Whidbey Island

Richard La Londe

La_Londe_Botanical_10_Dec_2010.jpgRichard La Londe Studio (Whidbey Island)
4 Days: June 6-9, 10 am - 5 pm. $725
8 hands-on projects - limit 12 participants.
Come and spend some time on beautiful Whidbey Island, located 30 miles north of Seattle. Using Bullseye glass, create (3) 8" x 8" fused tiles, slump a bowl, and make an aluminum mounting system. Also fuse/slump recycled window glass and enamels in a beach-sand mold.  Lunch and materials included. Local lodging available.


Graphic Glass: Screenprinting for Kilnformers

Jeffrey Sarmiento

Pratt Fine Art Center
3 Days: June 6-8, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. $410.
Intermediate/Advanced; 8 students
Cross over from pen and ink to computer, from kiln room to print studio; incorporate your imagery into glass artwork.


Lampwork: Beyond the Usual

Bandhu Scott Dunham

Pratt Fine Art Center
4 Days: June 6- 9, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. $460.
Intermediate; 8 students
Through demos and hands-on practice time, learn new technical skills and methods for generating new ideas and enhancing your creative style.


Paper to Piece, Confessions of a Gentleman Gaffer

Jay Macdonell

Pratt Fine Art Center
4 Days: June 6- 9, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. $720.
Intermediate (at least 2 years of recent glassblowing); 6 students
Learn different aspects of and approaches to glass, from start to finish. Achieve your goals through problem-solving and sculpting, or blowing.


Secrets Revealed

Scott Darlington

Seattle Glassblowing Studio
4 Days: June 5- 8, 10 am - 6 pm. $745.
Intermediate glassblowing skills required; 9 students
Learn to deconstruct objects through drawing and to reassemble pieces and parts through glassmaking. Plus: debunking hot-shop myths!

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