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Recent Phil Teefy Workshop

Several guild members recently enjoyed a one day Raku glass workshop with Phill Teefy. Phill’s definition of “Raku”, as an art form, is “unexpected/unknown result”.  We combined metal inclusions with various chemicals to produce different colors. We then fused our inclusions between different layers of glass. We had a sand casting demonstration where molten glass was poured into a sand mold, an inclusion was added, then the inclusion was covered with with more molten glass.

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Kiln Formed Beads Workshop

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KILN FORMED BEAD WORKSHOP
Instructor: Jodi McRaney Rusho
Dates:

Workshop 1:  Saturday, January 30, 2016 [Full]
Workshop 2: Saturday, February 25, 2016

Location:

Glass with a Past
2041 E. 2100 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Tuition:

Members: $125 (contact Jodi for Guild Pricing Discount Code)
Public: $150

This fast paced workshop covers how to make a variety of different size, shape and style of kiln formed beads using Glass With a Past bead molds.  We will begin at 9:00 a.m. sharp and make beads until 4:30, stopping for a quick catered lunch.  Beads will be available for pick up the following week after fusing.  This workshop will be held in Jodi’s studio in Salt Lake City, UT.

-This is class will use CoE90 art glass, stringers, powders and frits.  This is the ONLY art glass class that Jodi teaches.  Have a pile of frit and scrap that needs to be used?
-All materials will be prepared and provided.  Students will need to bring a dust mask for working with frits and powders.
-Lunch is provided
-Workshop includes one bead making kit of your choice ($36 dollar value)

The number of beads that we make will be determined by how fast students are able to work, however, a conservative estimate is at least 100 beads per student.  Class is limited to 6 students.

Some techniques that we will be covering:

-Frit and powder beads in lentil and square shapes
-Scrap glass beads in lentil, square, channel and triangle bead molds
-Fused Beads with Mica Decals
-Fused beads with stringer and dots
-Fused beads with nichrome loops to make components
-Fused glass bails
-Fused beads for use in chimes and ornaments
-Painted fused beads
-Fused beads with Murrini

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Glass Inclusions and Raku Glass Workshop by Philip Teefy

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GLASS INCLUSIONS and RAKU GLASS (1 day workshop)
Instructor: Philip Teefy
Dates: (Maximum of 10 students per workshop)

Workshop 1: Friday, February 19, 2016   9am – 5pm
Workshop 2: Saturday, February 20, 2016  9am – 5pm
Workshop 3: Sunday, February 21, 2016   9am – 5pm

Location:

Spectrum Studios
196 W Malvern Ave (2625 S)
South Salt Lake, UT 84115

Tuition:

Members: Approx. $175-200 ($90 non-refundable deposit)
Public: Approx. $275-300 ($120 non-refundable deposit)

This class will cover the use of inclusion in between the glass with reactive materials.  The great thing about inclusions is that they can be used with any type of glass.  We will work with the following materials:  copper sheets, aluminum foil, silver foil, copper beads, copper powder, copper stands, glass paints, brown earth, green earth, green oxide, cobalt oxide, decals and mica.  You will go home with a 7 x 7 x 3/8 finished piece and 2 x 2 test color design pieces.  Students bring glass cutter, pliers, safety glasses, and mask.

Phil has worked in glass since 1972. He is a well known artist who owns and operates Rainbow Glass and Beads in Sacramento. He also and designs and builds kilns for Glass Glow Kilns. He is a popular instructor at major glass shops, teaching centers, and conferences around the country. He has been commissioned for major national works utilizing sand blasting and fusing techniques.

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Lester Lee Workshop Opportunity

At: Bountiful Davis Art Center
Lester Lee Watercolor Workshop
12/05/2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ages 15+
Tuition $70

Lester Bird Lee, full time artist and educator, has five children and now resides with his wife and youngest child in Clarkston, Utah. Lester graduated from high school in Mesquite, Nevada where he spent his boyhood. Later Lester received a BFA from Utah State University, and a MA from Brigham Young University. Lester is a full time art educator at Sky View High School in Cache Valley. In 2006, Lester received the Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education. Lester is a self-taught stage scenery artist and has painted over 50 sets for Centerpoint Legacy Theatre (including Aida), and other local theaters and high schools. Lester also sells hundreds of pieces of fine art watercolors each year and several prints, including the distribution over one million copies of The Presidents of The Church lithograph. Lester has illustrated several children’s books including P is for Pioneer through Buffalo Books, and book covers for Bookcraft Publishers (including The Work and the Glory by Gerald Lund), Granite Publishing, the University of Utah, and others. Lester has designed Hundreds other posters, logos, and CD covers for other local and national corporations. Lester shows his work in many galleries across Utah and surrounding states and has won numerous local and national awards for his paintings and sculptures.

Call the Bountiful Davis Art Center to register.

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Lester Lee Workshop Was a Big Success

In a workshop held on May 16, 2015, the well-known artist, Lester Lee taught guild members about Art Composition and Color Theory. Lester is a skilled teacher who makes complex topics simple and easy to understand. Students were able to practice many techniques taught during the course. Several students also received a professional critique on their own glass creations.

Lester Lee with Students, March 16, 2015

Lester Lee with Students, March 16, 2015

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Education Opportunity

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Lester Lee workshop

Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Red Butte Garden, in their 2nd floor classroom. The fee will be just $25.

Please send Lori Sharf your check. The classroom holds about 30 people, so send a check right away.

Lester Bird Lee, artist and teacher, resides in Logan Utah with his wife, three daughters and two sons. Lester was raised in a family of nine children in Mesquite, Nevada, where he was encouraged to be creative by his father at a young age. Lester received a BFA from USU and an MA in education from BYU and has now taught with Davis County Schools for twenty-four years. From his youth, Lester was largely self-taught in art, with an interest in being an accomplished watercolorist. Later he gained some of his color theory and art skills from such greats as Richard Bird and Anton Rasmussen.

Though Lester is a high school teacher, fortune allows him to boost his income by selling his own fine art and illustrating for others on the side. Lester has shown his work at The Utah Arts Festival and the Park City Arts Festival and Art & Soup. He has won numerous awards for his art work and has sold hundreds of watercolor paintings and portrait prints locally, nationally and internationally, with some of his prints selling beyond one million copies. Lester has illustrated for Bookcraft Publishers, Publisher’s Press, Horizon Publishers, and exclusively with Bison Books out of New Jersey, as well as others. Perhaps Lester’s most noted illustrations are those on the cover and end sheets of the series The Work And The Glory by Gerald Lund. Lester is accomplished in most mediums of art, the most recent accomplishment being published as a bronze sculptor.

Lester has served as Chairman of the Board and teacher at the Bountiful/Davis Art Center with whom he sells some art work, and has been represented by Philips Gallery of Salt Lake City. Most recently, Lester has been awarded the 2006 Huntsman Award of Excellence in Education award, and has been recipient of the Utah Art Education Association as High School Art Teacher of the Year for 2000. Lester has also designed and painted theater scenery for many theater companies, including Rodger’s Memorial Theatre and City Repertory Company.

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Wayne Jacobsen’s Quail Class

Fused Glass Quail SculpturesStudents Kathy Watt, Mary Young, and Juliann Tronier participating in Wayne Jacobsen’s Quail Sculpture Class held on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

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Quail Class Announcement

Jacobsen Art Glass (JAG) – Wayne Jacobsen Instructor

quailFormer Artist in Residence and Instructor at Western Art Glass, Salt Lake City
Date: March 14, 2015
Time: 10:00-2:00 pm
Place: 738 Walden Hills Drive, Murray

Maximum class size 6 minimum 4

Quails on a Rock $149 for GAGU members in good standing. Public $199 . Must have basic cutting experience. JAG donates $10/student to GAGU.

Class includes all materials and 1 firing at JAG Studio. 4 hours on first day to make quails and 1/2 hour on the 2nd day to mount the quails in rock. ( this can be scheduled)

You will create 2 quails with an attached heavy gage wire embedded in the glass and mounted in a feather light rock. The short second day is to epoxy mount the quails. Refreshments provided during short break.

Registration: Reserve you spot by email to waynejacobsen@yahoo.com. Payment must be made 2 weeks prior to class date. Mail check: to Wayne Jacobsen, 738 Walden hills drive, Murray 84123

Equipment needed: safety glasses, glass cutter and breaking pliers, closed toe shoes.

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Upcoming Mica – Glue Chip Class

Jodi McRaney-Rusho has made the following class dates available to us to teach her beautiful pearl paint on glue chip glass technique.

Tuesday, September 16 – 6PM to PM
Wednesday, October 1 –  6PM to 9PM
Thursday, October 16 –     6PM to 9PM

( a minimum of 3 students per date is necessary to run the class and the max per class is 6. Sign up early to get your preferred date. )

Jodi’s Studio is located at: 2041 East 2100 South.  (Park in the lot directly east of her house). Cost including materials is $75.00. Check payable to GAGU.

Sign up for  classes and payment is to be made to Lori Scharf:
Send Lori an email by August 10th with your preferred date. 
Full payment is due 30 days prior to your class date.
No refund on cancellations made less than 7 days prior to class date.

Contact:
Lori Scharf: lorischarf@comcast.net   Address: 1767 S Nevada St. SLC 84108

Jodi will have additional glue chip glass available at a 20% discount for class attendees on the dates of classes.  She will also have additional pre cut textured glass pieces at the 20% off.  Members who cannot attend a class may stoll drop by her studio on class dates between 5 and 6pm to take advantage of this discount for GAGU members..

Jodi is known for her ability to create beautiful fused glass art from glass that is supposedly not for fusing and costs much less than fusable glass.  Take this opportunity to learn the skills.

Happy Glassing everyone!

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Report on Barry Kaiser’s Class

Several guild members attended an “Images on Glass” screen printing class on August 16-17, 2014. Class members were able to practice different screen printing techniques. We appreciate guild member, Kerry Collect, for hosting the class. Click here to read Dana Worley’s write up on the weekend’s events.

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