Come and spend a day with Marty Meade introducing us to Glass Fusing and ways that we might take it into our classroom.
In the workshop you will be able to create two small plates and some jewelry. And you will learn about:
Powders, frits, stringers and dichroic glass, wires, ceramic fiber paper;
Assembly and bubble prevention;
Preparation of the kiln shelf;
Forms: hand built or preparing commercial bisque ware;
Resources for materials;
Tips on keeping track of individual work while transporting and loading the kiln.
Information held carefully for centuries maintained the secrecy of how to fuse glass together. In Murano, Italy, famous for its beautiful glass wares, the glass makers were not allowed to leave the Republic lest they would share their secrets. But with modern technology we have figured out how to fuse glass and use programmable kilns to gradually heat and cool this medium.
Come join the fun and meet our community!
Our classes are filled with artists at all levels, art teachers of all grade levels, and art enthusiasts who share their ideas and techniques from their studios and classrooms.
Bring a bag lunch. Food is available at nearby restaurants and a grocery store.
$45 for teachers, $65 for non-teachers
Materials fee additional $15
Continuing Education credit available. Contact Liz Lauter for more information: email@example.com
Event Location: Redwood High School, room 514
395 Doherty Drive, Larkspur, Ca. in Marin County
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About Marty Meade
Marty has been teaching Glass Art since the late 1970's through the College of Marin. Most recently with "at risk students" at MCOE's Braun School. Her organization techniques and firm agreements with students have made it possible to continue this wonderful art form with young people.
The San Geronimo Vally Gymnasium houses an 8'x8' wall of glass that she created with students... Over 2000 pieces were wired onto steel fabricated by Brandon Stieg of San Rafael.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Liz Lauter
with Marty Meade
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Redwood High School
Rm 514, the Ceramics Room
Continuing Education Credits available!
Marin County Office of Education