August 2017 Mosaic Workshop in Hillsboro, OR

Glass on Glass Mosaic Workshop
Theme: Branches and Blossoms
Date: August 25, 26, 27 2017
Hours of class:
Friday — 5 – 9 pm
Saturday — 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday — 9 am – 5 pm
Cost: $300— which includes glass and materials
Project: wood framed piece of glass at least 10″ x 16″
Location: 12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Contact Denny Miller Nkemontoh at info@dennys-workshop.com or 503-866-0180 to register or visit http://www.dennys-workshop.com

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Students will learn Kory’s NEWLY designed Three Step Fabrication Method® to simplify the steps in creating a Blossom Tree stained glass mosaic sun-catcher.  The class will discuss her strip cutting approach to breaking down the glass to patternize blossoms. This is a wonderful opportunity to understand how to organize your mosaic from start to finish.

The three day workshop will be a combination of lecture/slideshow, discussion, Q&A, demos, and hands-on instruction. We will focus on Glass on Glass (GOG) application, using the direct method to create a stimulating optical effect. The students create a finished beautiful stained glass mosaic sun-catcher. Students will learn Kory’sThree Step Fabrication Method® to effectively and efficiently construct a Blossom Tree. Kory will demo several unique cuts she uses in her blossom, using three tools, nippers, a scoring tool, and running pliers. During this process, you will learn how cut strips to patternize your glass into flowers while maximizing your glass. Kory will demonstrate and discuss a specific nipping style /technique, Glass Shaving® to create a crisp clean edge, using only wheeled nippers. The class will explore how to create movement, using Kory’s signature cut, One-cut Sliver Cut®. Additional topics covered include: committing to a design, selecting a color pallet, varying opacity, Randomization Method®, balance and composition, creating a one-of-a-kind designs, and incorporating found and unusual items. Kory will discuss grout bleed, adhesives, grout additives, and provide tips and tricks to grouting. Mac glue will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring additional unique items such as broken jewelry, beads, and tesserae to embellish your mosaic.

There will be a grout demonstration on Sunday. Students are welcome to grout if they have completed the project and glue has dried. If projects are not completed, or dried by 2 pm then a grout package will be available to take home for optional grouting.

Kory notes that she does not strive for perfection; “the art of art is the imperfections.” She says, “It is my goal that I will simplify the process enough to give you ‘artistic freedom without self doubt’. I strive to build confidence in these classes. I do not teach from a pattern, I teach to use your sketch as only a guideline; you are not restricted to the pattern. I will assist you in creating a balanced one-of-a-kind composition, using my uniquely designed simplified steps. We will focus on several unique cuts and I will provide you with tips and tricks that I use daily.”

If the class min is not reached (6) or the teacher cancels, ALL deposits and funds will be returned in full. Maximum students: 10

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