Austin – Wednesday and Friday, Apr 14-16, 9am-12pm (Online)
In this 2-day workshop, the instructor will guide students through the basics of creating wearable art using the Tiffany method of Stained Glass (copper foil and soft soldering) through interactive demonstrations on: basic glass cutting, grinding, basic foiling, creating decorative foils, basic soldering, decorative soldering techniques, creating jewelry with broken ceramics and found objects, making jump rings and eye pins, as well as discussions and information regarding tools and materials. Handouts detailing *tools and supplies, a course outline, and other information will be emailed to participants prior to class.*It is not necessary to collect these items before class as it may be challenging to acquire all items in time. If you have tools, supplies, and a project in mind, you may work along with the instructor. However, you may find it more beneficial to treat the class like an interactive tutorial where you observe the process and ask questions of the instructor as needed and take notes. The instructor will also discuss different ways to acquire tools/supplies and how to work more economically.
About the Instructor:
Jennifer Austin has been working in stained glass since 1995. She began her journey in glass at the former Stained Glass Art Design in Durham, NC. She furthered her studies in design work and leaded construction through the Durham Arts Council. Her work is in private collections on the east and west coasts. Hundreds of students have attended her classes and workshops since she began her teaching career in 2000. In addition to teaching at her private studio, “The Kaleidoscope”, in Mebane, NC, she has also taught for The Alamance County Arts Council, Central Carolina Community College and has been an instructor for The ArtsCenter since 2001. She received an Associates Degree in Fine Arts, through Central Carolina Community College, an Early Childhood Education Specialist Certification through Caldwell Community College, and has pursued studies in interior design, metalsmithing, printmaking, and glass lampworking.
This class is conducted online! A computer with audio, video, and internet functionality is required. Students will receive Zoom login information the day before the class starts. Student gives permission for The ArtsCenter and for instructor to use their image and comments in class recordings for promotional non-commercial purposes. Refunds and exchanges are not offered for online classes.
All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
ArtsCenter members receive 15% off of the cost of this course!