Mosaic Dress Workshop with Guest Artist Susan Wechsler *2 Day ($400) and 3 Day ($660) Options Available
April 21-22 with option of adding 23rd
April 23-24 with option of adding 25th
10am-4pm each day
In this exciting and high energy workshop visiting artist Susan Wechsler shares her tips, techniques and trade secrets on creating her one of a kind dress mosaics. Susan’s dresses can be seen all over the world whether her creation or those of her students which are guided through the whole process for a successful and creative project. This workshop is offered in both 2 and 3 day options (read below).
New skills will be shared for the use of your discarded treasures in mosaics. You will learn how to collect and then design with a unique palette of tesserae; how to cut and then place a flow of antique china and other materials & how to use her Magic Putty to add dimensional found objects to your mosaics. Susan will provide lots of individual attention to ensure everyone creates a unique piece of artwork. Each student will need to bring personal treasures for their project: a palette of china plates, gem stones, and glass tiles for edging. Your prep work and pre-class adventure begins the day you register with Art Glass Array, Susan will be notified and will work with you via email and phone calls to guide you through the design process of gathering everything you will need to complete your project. No previous mosaic skill necessary. Beginners to advanced welcomed.
The difference between the 2-day and 3-day workshop:
2 day $400– the dress substrate is simple and smaller, there will be a couple choices from her mini series (example 11X11 mini ballerina, 11X8 mini dress)
3-day $660- the dress substrate is larger (example 14X16 ballerina, 17X13 original)
*Call Art Glass Array to register. 50% deposit due at registration, balance due March 1. Registrations after March 1st require payment in full. Due to expense of bringing in a guest instructor, refunds are only given if a waitlisted person is able to fill your spot.
The Coral Bowl:Redefined, 2 sessions, $150
Create a luscious sea-form that takes "the coral bowl look" to new heights. Learn simple ways to alter your design and layout to create openings of various sizes and shapes. Displayed individually, stacked together, or hung on a wall, these pieces are show stoppers! Students will make one bowl (aprox 12").
Mondays October 23-30 6:30-8pm
Fuser Friday! 1 session, $15
A special evening for open studio customers. Join us as we treat you to pizza, snacks, and drinks as you work on your independent projects. Lots of fun, laughter, and fusing abounds! Pre-registration and full payment is required. Since this is an open studio event, you must purchase your glass and have taken at least the Fusing Fundamentals class.
Friday Sept 29 6-8:45pm
Friday Oct 27 6-8:45pm
No Fuser Friday in November
Friday Dec 8th 6-8:45pm
Flower Power, 1 session, $75
If you saw the glass exhibit at the Botanical Gardens, you can make your very own! Choose from either a spiraling stem yard art piece (single flower) or a double wall flower set. (Must have basic glass cutting skills).
Fusing Fundamentals: $145
By far, the most comprehensive class for those interested in fused glass or just beginning. You will make 4 projects as you learn about glass cutting, compatibility, firing schedules, and slumping. You will work with frit, glass powder, stringers, and leave with pieces featuring a variety of techniques such as kiln carving, tack fusing, and full fusing.
Mondays Nov 13-27 6:00-8:30pm
Class Registration Policy: Registration requires a $30 deposit (applies to class fee). Cancellations must occur a minimum of 7 days in advance to receive a refund or change deposit to another class. No refund/changes for no call/no show students.
We are sorry but we cannot offer make-up sessions for missed classes.
Register by phone:636-724-0288 or Online through Paypal using Class/Date box on right:
PS: If Paypal acts glitchy and charges you tax or shipping, we'll credit the charge to your class fee.
We LOVE glass, but we also enjoy working in other media. Sometimes I feel that trying something different makes me more inspired for my glasswork or I can even try the technique in a glass version. We've held a couple of private mixed media get togethers and they were so fun we decided to offer a few on select Friday nights! Workshop includes one piece unless noted. Yummy drinks included
Each workshop $25! Registration required (to make sure we have enough supplies)
New Workshops coming summer 2017
Ornaments, 1 session, $35
Make a trio of holiday ornaments perfect for gift giving in this fun workshop. If time allows, additional ornaments can be made for $5
Tuesday Nov 14 6:30-8:30pm *Full
Thursday Nov 30th 6:30-8:30pm
Stand Up Trees, 1 session $40
Perfect for placecard or picture holders...make a pair in this simple workshop. Aprox 8" tall.
Wednesday Nov 1 6:30-8:00pm *1 spot left
OPEN STUDIO: We often have open studio available for those who have taken our Fusing Fundamentals class. You MUST call ahead for Open Studio 636-724-0288. If you do not call ahead, there may not be space available.
Girls Night Out: Mixed Media Style!
Reverse enameling on glass, two 1/2 days followed by one 2hr session, $250
A process by which black enamel is applied as a first layer, the layer is filled and removed via sgraffito (scratching to create designs), and then color is applied. To complete this technique in our specific time frame, we will be creating "positive/negative" style designs in which two halves illustrating 2 different approaches to reverse enameling, will fit to complete one aprox 12" piece. Designs provided in class or talk to AGA about bringing your own design.
Saturday Dec 2 10am-2pm, Sunday Dec 3 10am-2pm, and Monday Dec 4th 10am-12pm *please contact Lisa if interested in the class but you cannot make the last day (Monday). *CLASS FULL*
Beyond Beginner Classes: these classes require taking "Fusing Fundamentals" first
Tie Dye Glass, 1 session, $75
All we can say is that these are addicting because they are so simple and fun. Make a trio of 7" tie dye plates in your favorite colors.
Thursday Dec 14th 6:30-8pm *A few spots left