FUSING, MOSAICS, STAINED GLASS & MORE

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P: 561-585-9011    F: 561-586-2292

701 North Dixie Hwy

Lake Worth FL 33460

 JAN/FEB/MAR 2018 SPECIALTY CLASSES

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS OUR NEW (never-before taught) CLASSES!
ALICE BENVIE GEBHART – Our Winter Visiting Master Artist: LANDSCAPE DIPTYCH
BOILED GLASS PLATE
THE WARDELL MASTER CLASS
ADVANCED GLASS PAINTING TECHNIQUES
FUSED GLASS BUD VASES
STAINED GLASS MOSAIC MANDALA

 


JANUARY:

 

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Wednesday January 10th INTRODUCTION TO FUSING 6:00-8:00pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included

Saturday January 13th PRIVATE CLASS -Stained Glass Mobiles w/ Patti

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Wednesday January 17th FUNKY FUSAICS w/ Taylor Part One 6:30-8:30pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*
Create funky fused mosaic designs in this mixed media class! Learn the art of fusing and mosaics while creating a one-of-a-kind piece of art. The class will work together to design unique compositions which will then be fused together using fusible frits and powders as our grout. This unique concept will get you excited about all the possibilities the glass arts have to offer! Includes all materials and kiln firings.  Image pictured above created by individual artist

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Saturday January 20th STAINED GLASS SAILBOATS w/Faith 9am-12pm $45.00 *Beginner Level*

A fast and easy way to learn the art of stained glass! Learn to create 3-piece stained glass sailboats in just ONE DAY!
Wednesday January 24thFUNKY FUSAICS w/ Taylor Part Two 6:30-8:30pm $150.00 *Beginner Level* 

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NEW Saturday January 27th BOILED GLASS PLATE with Phil 9am-12pm $125 *Cutting Skills Required*
Boiling glass or boiled glass is a high fire process that is accomplished inside a kiln. Klaus Moje made this technique famous and now you can learn it right here at McMow Art Glass. Master fuser Phil Materio has been practicing this technique for 30 years now and is excited to share it with you! This class includes materials and two kiln firings.

FEBRUARY:

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Saturday February 3rd OPEN FUSING WORKSHOP 10am-2pm $45.00 *Fusing Experience REQUIRED*
Create a STUNNING fused glass project of your choice! Come in with your idea, and Patti or Phil will help you make your dream project a reality. They will help you determine design, materials, and kiln firings – which you can pay for separately.  Experience is required – both beginning fusing knowledge and cutting experience is required. This is also a GREAT way to meet other fusing fanatics!
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Wednesday, February 7th DICHROIC JEWELERY & ETCHING TECHNIQUES 6:00-8:00pm $65.00 *Beginner Level* The perfect gift making class just in time for Valentine’s Day!
In this 3 hour course students will learn a multitude of jewelry design techniques that can be achieved using dichroic glass. The instructor will demonstrate techniques such as reverse etching, using a dremmel tool, and decal application. A variety of methods for making your fused dichroic pieces wearable will be covered as well. Students will create two pendants. All materials are included. Introductory level fusing knowledge is required.

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Back by Popular Demand: Saturday February 10th GO WITH THE FLOW 9am-3pm $300.00 *Experience Required*
In this two-part Master Class students will learn the process of using heat, gravity, and beautiful Bullseye Glass to create a dimensional piece of kiln-formed art.  Learn the following:  The basics of how glass moves • The fundamental tools and materials necessary to harness flow within a body of glass • How to fire sheet glass arranged within an assembled mold that includes a ramp or incline to achieve flow within a finished piece. All materials and kiln-firing are included


About Gina Sneiderman:
Gina Sneiderman started working with glass over the summer of 2012.  After selling her sign company, she gave herself some time to find her creative outlet and came across McMow Art Glass’ beginner stained glass class.  After completing that class and several stained glass projects, she decided to give fusing a try and was hooked, from the first day.  A short few months later, at the McMow Annual Holiday party, she bought her first kiln and the following year at the same party, she bought her second kiln. Gina has taken numerous classes in fusing at McMow Art Glass; at a couple of other teaching studios; and at the Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas.

She especially likes to work with architectural styles of glass and with deep pieces – glass casting is her absolute favorite.


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NEW Wednesday February 14th FUSED GLASS BUD VASES 6-9pm $45.00 *Experience Required*

Bring a date! Includes chocolates and a glass of red or white wine!
The perfect gift-making class for any level glass artisan! You will create a one-of-a-kind Bud vase which can be hung on your wall to showcase beautiful flowers – this class includes all materials and firings.


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NEW Saturday February 17th THE WARDELL MASTER CLASS:

9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner Level* Includes your oval mold and Tattoo Stencil Kit
Randy & Carole have spent the last year developing an ingenious new fusing design technique called Glass Tattoo Stencils that enables fusers to quickly and easily add intricate designs to their fused glass work. This technique uses custom designed, 1/8” thick, clear plastic stencils and a creamy thick gel product called Glass Tattoo Goo along with glass powders to decorate the surface of the glass using an ever-expanding range of stencil designs. This class will begin with a demonstration of how the Glass Tattoo Stencil system works then show how you can expand your decorative glass techniques using the Glass Tattoo Goo to create wet-stringers and noodles, texture smears, wet-on-wet blending, stick lighting, cold combing, plus so much more.  Then each student will have an opportunity to create two 9” x 12” oval serving trays. You’ll start by choosing 2 different Glass Tattoo Stencil designs then create a separate glass oval with each of those designs. Then you will be set free to explore the creative power of the Tattoo Goo to enhance your stencil designs to make them true one-of-a-kind art pieces.

 

Package includes:

  • Sufficient fusing glass and Tattoo Goo Colors to make two – 9” x 12” design oval panels.
  • Use of all necessary tools and our workshop facility
  • The fee will includes 2 kiln firings, one to fuse the design ovals plus a second firing to shape the ovals into a serving tray.

 

Biography: Randy & Carole Wardell

Randy and Carole have been in the art glass industry for more than 35 years and their teaching style holds nothing back. This class is full of professional tips, tricks, shortcuts, design philosophy and so much more. Come prepared to ask any question you have about fusing then get ready for an insightful and all-inclusive answer.

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Wednesday February 21st INTRODUCTION TO FUSING 6:00-8:00pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*
In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included

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THIS IS SO EXCITING – SPACE IS LIMITED!

NEW  ALICE BENVIE GEBHART – Our Winter Visiting Master Artist
LANDSCAPE DIPTYCH, February 22,23,24,25, 2018 $895

“I work at translating and elevating the average, day-to-day experience into an enthusiastic and energetic celebration.   I am captivated when finding appealing combinations of elements in the everyday scene and experiences then use these memories in my creations .  
Being born into an artistic family, my father and grandfather were practicing artists, I continue the family legacy with glass. Glass is the media that reveals this natural vibrancy of mind and spirit to its utmost.  I enjoy the technique of using glass to create something that is both abstract and literal. “

Alice Benvie-Gebhart earned her bachelor and master’s degrees in art education with concentrations in painting and printmaking. She worked as a teacher and painter for many years before discovering fused glass. She now works exclusively in kiln-fired glass.

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NEW THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd 6-8pm –ADVANCED GLASS PAINTING TECHNIQUES – $375 – includes all materials and firings Space is limited & Beginner Painting is a Pre-Requisite

The Master Class in painting technique you have been waiting for! Learn from McMow Master Jordan Day on advanced shading and coloring techniques. This class will focus on detail and dimension. Students will also learn how to apply this new knowledge to stained, fused and mosaic art glass. All materials and kiln firings included.
MARCH:

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Saturday March 3rd STAINED GLASS MOSAICS: THE FACE-TAPING METHOD w/Debbie 9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

This class is an introduction to mosaics using the face taping method. We will spend the day together exploring design techniques, and learning about Andamento and other mosaic-making techniques, all while creating your own original piece of art. We will be using the face taping method which allows for more versatility and a cleaner application. This workshop is open to beginner and intermediate levels.

Debbie Davis is a mosaic artist from North Palm Beach, Florida. She was an emerging artist at Artigas 2017. She has trained with several well-known mosaic artists, but is mostly self-taught, drawing from the inspiration of Antoni Gaudi, and other great mosaic artists of the past. Through her art, Debbie would like to inspire others to express passion, love and creativity in all they do.

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Wednesday March 7th COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE 6-9pm $85.00 *Intermediate Level*
In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

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Wednesday March 14th INTRODUCTION TO FUSING 6:00-8:00pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*
In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included

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NEW Saturday March 17th and March 24th   STAINED GLASS MOSAIC MANDALA w/ Master Debbie Davis 9am-3pm $150.00 *Intermediate Level*

In this two-day workshop artist Debbie Davis will guide you through an inspirational process to discover your own unique mosaic mandala – a colorful, kaleidoscopic, that reflects your own personal style and inspirations. Various exercises will help students to stretch their creative potential and run with their inspirations as they explore pattern, color, and design. Debbie will present and demonstrate various mosaic-making techniques, including the face taping method which allows for more versatility and a cleaner application. This class is for students with some experience cutting glass or making mosaics.

Debbie Davis is a mosaic artist from North Palm Beach, Florida. She was an emerging artist at Artigas 2017. She has trained with several well-known mosaic artists, but is mostly self-taught, drawing from the inspiration of Antoni Gaudi, and other great mosaic artists of the past. Through her art, Debbie would like to inspire others to express passion, love and creativity in all they do.

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Wednesday March 21st PATTERN BAR CASTING w/ Phil Part One 6:00-9:00pm $150.00 *Intermediate Level*
Learn how to construct and cast pattern bars in this two part class. Specific firing schedules and formulas will be discussed. Students will choose from a variety of Bullseye glass to use when creating a rectangular shaped cast piece. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge and cutting experience are required. All materials are included. If desired, Pieces may be slumped for an additional & discounted fee.

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Saturday March 24th LEAD CAME 9am-3pm $150.00 *Experience Required*
If you are an intermediate student looking to take your work larger OR create professional looking panels, then this class is for you! With more than 30 years of experience, Jurgen will walk you through this ancient process step-by-step. Glass and came is supplied, but you will need to bring your stained glass tools. Leave the class knowing the techniques of Old World Masters and with your very own leaded panel. This is an intermediate level stained glass class; students must be proficient in cutting & soldering techniques. Additional tools may need to be purchased.

 

Wednesday March 28th PATTERN BAR CASTING w/ Phil Part Two 6:00-9:00pm *Intermediate Level*

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Back by Popular Demand: MASTERING MURRINE w/ Phil & Patti $575
 Space is Limited & Fusing Knowledge is encouraged – This is a 3-part class!

Friday March 30th 6-9pm, Saturday March 31st 9am – 3pm, Sunday April 1st from 9am – 1pm

Class Registration: $575
This 3-part course includes daily coffee & snacks, all materials & kiln firings

Murrina (plural murrine) – colored patterns or images made in a glass cane (long rods of glass) that are revealed when cut in cross-sections. The term murrina, derives from Murrino, the name given in 1878 by Vincenzo Zanetti, a Muranese priest and historian, who founded the Murano Glass Museum in 1861 with the intent to restore the lustre of Muranese glassmaking and relaunch the industry that was going through a deep crisis. The crisis was the Bad News. THE GOOD NEWS?? You don’t have to go back in time or travel to the Island of Murano to learn how to make these beautiful murrine. Learn how to prepare the glass, pull the murrine canes, slice the rods to reveal amazing designs, and create your own functional piece of art glass. This is a 3-part intensive and fusing knowledge is strongly recommended. Class size is limited so be sure to sign up soon NOW!

About Phil Materio: For more than 40 Years Phil has practiced and educated in the finest fused glass techniques. Learning from the original founders of Bullseye Glass, Phil has taught at glass art education centers across Florida as well shows his fused glass art collections throughout Florida.

Phil will be joined by special artists and famed McMow educator, Patti Gibbons!

Buckle up – this fast-paced class will blow your mind!

 

PLEASE NOTE: Due top the high demand of our classes, all class sales are final. For Beginner & Intermediate Stained Glass we offer one makeup class only. Thank you!