The second stage of the Artist in Residency project involved incorporating all of the individual art glass collage squares into larger pieces for the annual Art in the Garden fundraising event for the Guadalupe School.
Members of the Glass Art Guild and board members from the Guadalupe School worked together to display the students work to the best advantage.
Our second day of the Artist in Residency with the Guadalupe School summer program was using recycled glass to create modified Fossil Vitrae.
The glass that the students used was all donated and was originally shelving for the Red Butte Garden Gift Shop. We were delighted to be able to have this resource available.
Modified Fossil Vitrae is done using leaves, flowers, dirt, sand and other organic materials. Sandwiching the items between layers of glass and fusing them gives the students a blank slate to practice their artistic skills and imagination.
Guild member Jodi McRaney Rusho instructed the class about all of the different variations that were possible and encouraged the children to be creative and explore with their materials.
The students were assisted by Guild members: Matt Jackson, Cindy Larson and Mary Young, as well as members of the Guadalupe School.
More exciting photos can be seen in the Deseret News.
This summer the Glass Art Guild had the opportunity to visit the Guadalupe School and present a mini course on Glass Art to 60 students. Continue reading