Introduction to Glass Bowl Draping
Welcome to the Glass Bowl Draping Introduction Classes at The Glass Bar. Glass fusing is becoming the fastest growing art medium of today! It’s accessible for all skill levels, east to learn, and the results are always stunning! This course is your perfect opportunity to explore a new art form with no commitment! In this class you will learn the skills and techniques to create a fused glass bowl.
New to glass fusing? Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. At The Glass Bar, we work with beginners everyday, accessing each individual’s skill level. We have developed a master plan to ensure that each individual is calm and confident before we move on. Then, we work with you to find inspiration for your project. We want you feel the excitement of exploring a new art form. We encourage each individual to test their imagination to find a design that suits them.
At this point, You might be wondering what is glass draping and slumping. We will discuss these processes in depth during class. For now, glass draping and slumping are two different processes used to create organically shaped glass bowls and vessels.
You will create a beautiful draped glass bowl that you will love. During this class you will learn glass safety, so you can feel calm and confident when working with glass. Next we will jump into designing.
We encourage you to brain storm ideas before class, to leave as much time for working. We have a selection of pattern books and many pictures of previous works to aid you in your inspiration. Once you have created a design that you love, the instructor will aid you in bringing it to life. You will pick through many pieces of glass to create your masterpiece. We will then move on to the final touches, finalizing your design and prep the pieces for the kiln. You will not be present for the kiln firing process, as it takes 12+ hours, but you will gain knowledge of the process.
During this course you will receive the materials and instruction to complete a 8 x 8 draped glass bowl. This course will take 2-3 hours. Students are welcome to leave as they finish.
Course fee is $95 per participant. Online registration required.
Maximum of 10 participants per class. Minimum of two participants per class.
Please wear close toed shoes.
Projects must fire in the kiln over night and may take up to a month for completion.
We are not responsible for projects after 30 days. We are not responsible for projects that break in the kiln.