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Old 2011-01-26, 11:20am
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Default Appalachian Center for Craft Workshops

Appalachian Center for Craft
1560 Craft Center Drive
Smithville, TN 37166

Glass Workshops 2011

Weekend Workshops (May/June)
May 13-15
Glass Fusing
Sharon Moyer
Fee: $300
Skill Level: Beginning
Materials Fee: TBA (to be paid directly to the instructor)
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Description: Learn about glass compatibility, firing and mold materials while making beautiful and functional art. Use frit, noodles, and stringers. Use etching cream and resist to make your own dichroic glass.
Sharon Moyer has been a stained glass artist for over 18 years, has owned her own glass supply store, and has worked with fused glass since 2005.

May 20-22
Glass Bead Making
Marjorie Langston
Fee: $300
Skill Level: Beginning-Advanced
Materials Fee: $25 (to be paid directly to the instructor)
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Description: Create gorgeous glass beads while learning: the proper way to use tools and equipment, how to wind a bead, annealing techniques, and more. Leave with great beads and the ability to set up a home studio.
Marjorie Langston has taught beadmaking for 10+ years in her private studio and various venues around the Southeast.

May 27-29
Intro to Glass, Abstract Sculpture & Presentation
Damon MacNaught
Fee: $330
Skill Level: Beginning-Intermediate
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Description: This class offers students an introduction to hot glass and cold working techniques. The focus will be on abstract glass forms and presentation of those forms.
MacNaught has worked in glass for over 10 years, is the owner of Bare Glass and teaches at the Art Institute of Nashville.

June 4-6
The Bevel Made Me Do It
Sam Simms
Fee: $330
Skill Level: Beginning
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Description: Gain experience with the copper foil method in working with beveled glass of all shapes. Techniques covered include foiling, soldering and constructing multiple 3-D projects.
Simms has been working with stained glass since 1987 and owns Stained Glass Accessories, a stained glass supply and teaching studio.

Three-Week Intensive in Glass*
*OPTIONAL: This workshop is available for 3 TTU elective credit hours; credit hour fees are in addition to workshop fee. For more information about credit hours, please click here.

June 12**-July 1
Intermediate-Advanced Glass Blowing
Boyd Sugiki
Fee: $1,895
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced (Required: glass blowing experience)
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Description: Focus on skill enhancement for various levels of glass experience. Begin by creating tumblers, cylinders, bottles, and bowls as a point of departure, and expand forms and creations from there. See the techniques in a new light as instruction is personalized and detailed according to each participant’s skill level and desired outcomes.
Boyd Sugiki started working with glass at Punahou High School in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has taught extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally.
**Workshop check-in is Sunday, June 12, 2011; class begins Monday, June 13 @ 9am.

One-week Workshops (July*)
*OPTIONAL: One-week workshops are available for 1 university credit hour; credit hour fees are in addition to workshop fee. For more information about credit hours, please click here.

July 10-15
Hot Glass Techniques for Sculpture
Michael Hernendez
Fee: $550
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced (Some glass blowing experience required.)
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Description: Focus on creating objects or parts in glass that can be used for sculpture. Work primarily in the hot glass studio, but some discussion and demonstration are directed toward coldworking and assemblage. Work in teams and explore possibilities through blowing, sculpting, and garage work/hot assemblage.
Hernandez has over 15 years of experience with glass, including working with blowing/sculpting, mold-making/casting, and mixed-media sculpture and installation. He has a BFA in Glass and an MFA in Sculptural/Dimensional Studies, and is currently an Instructor and Glass Studio Manager at Ball State University.

July 17-22
Painting, Printing & Stamping on Glass
Karen Reed
Fee: $500
Skill Level: Beginning-Intermediate
Materials Fee: $85 (to be paid directly to the instructor)
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Description: Explore a wide array of glass embellishment techniques, including stencils, mono-prints, rubber stamping, direct screen printing, and more.
Karen Reed, a glass professional for 30 years, is a contributing editor for “GLASScraftsmen Mag” and writer for “Fired Arts and Crafts” Magazine. She teaches workshops throughout the U.S.

July 24-29
Building Blocks
Andrew Najarian
Fee: $550
Skill Level: Beginning
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Description: This isn’t your everyday “Intro to Glassblowing Class." In this class you will learn, or relearn, the fundamentals of glassblowing, which will prepare you for intermediate or advanced classes. This class is for anyone who has never stepped into a glass class, as well as people that want to focus on the building blocks of glass. Instruction will be tailored to each participant's experience level and learning style as much as possible.
Andrew Najarian, current Artist-in-Residence in Glass at the Appalachian Center for Craft, has worked at the Corning Museum of Glass Studio, as well as Pilchuck Glass School. He learned glass cutting from the cutters at the Waterford Crystal Glass Factory. His work is exhibited nationally and internationally.
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Old 2011-01-28, 7:47pm
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If you have never attended a class at the Appalachian Center, it's a wonderful experience and worth every penny. I would encourage everyone to check out one of their classes!

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Old 2011-01-28, 8:15pm
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I spent a week there a few years ago with Deanna Griffin Dove. I would love to go back. It's idyllic and having all that torch time...wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!
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