What you'll do
Class will start with a look at my studio and the art within it while sipping tea and munching cookies. We will learn a little bit about each other and about my background in the arts. Students will examine samples of the fused glass ornament project and then have a look at all the glorious materials we will work with. I will demonstrate the process of using the different types of glass and talk a little bit about how firing the work is done. I will then set students loose to work in a guided creative fervor with lots of attention from me (if wanted). Ornaments will be fired and ready for pick up within a week. Optionally, students can pay to have their project shipped.
I've been working with glass for over 20 years, and teaching art to adults and children for 30 years. I grew up in a house with a glass artist and worked at Bullseye glass in the research and education department for a few years. I show my bamboo and glass artwork nationally and travel extensively to teach workshops in bamboo and glass. At the end of every workshop I teach the feedback I hear from students is that they has a great time, learned a lot, and that they thought I was a really great teacher. I teach from a place of understanding what it was like to be a beginner.
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Where you'll be
My studio is not typically open to the public except during Portland Open Studios. It is a professional studio space where large and small scale sculpture is produced on a daily bases and where I teach others how to work with bamboo and glass during workshops. I am one of the only artists living in the United Staes working with bamboo. As my guest you will be able to work in this 900 square foot space as we take our creative journey together.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 6 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This space is in a residential neighborhood. The restroom is up a half flight of stairs so is not wheelchair accessable.
Create a fused glass ornament
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