Studio Workshops

These workshops are only available if the minimum persons can be filled.  We are not offering these on a regular schedule, you need to call Deborah and set up a specific time to work on any of these offerings.  Right now we have one or two people interested in the intro to sandblast technique two day workshop which needs a minimum of four to run the workshop.

FIRE & ICE STUDIO WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS 

Signup requires a 25% non-refundable deposit which can be used as credit for one year if there is cancellation or the workshop is rescheduled.


 

INTRODUCTION TO SANDBLAST TECHNIQUES: $395.00

2 Day / 10 hour Workshop

*Saturday & Sunday 11am - 4pm / 2 Weeknight option 6 - 11pm

Minimum 4 / Maximum 8

Learn all the basics of glass sandblasting technique. This comprehensive workshop will cover masking material options as well as several basic blasting and etching techniques. You will learn options for sandblast machinery set up, and work on two pieces of 1/4” plate glass which can later be used for our printing from glass workshop. You will receive supplier information and an informative hand out to go along with your notes from class.

 


 

SANDBLAST BEGINNING BASICS: $195.00

1 Day / 5 hour Workshop

*Saturday or Sunday 11am - 4pm / Weeknight option 6 - 11pm

Minimum 4 / Maximum 8

This is an affordable and fast moving one day workshop which covers intro to glass sandblasting basics.

You will get one piece of 1/4” plate glass to work with, and will learn masking and design technique, as well as how to set up and use a basic glass sandblast set up. You will be able to use your glass art in our printing from glass workshop. You will receive supplier information and an informative hand out to go along with your notes from class.

 


 

PRINT FROM GLASS WORKSHOP: $125.00** (family hands special)

1 Day / 5 hour Workshop

*Saturday or Sunday 11am - 4pm / Weeknight option 6 - 11pm

Minimum 4 / Maximum 12

This workshop is open to anyone who wants to try their hand at printing from glass. We will be making mono prints from textures you scratch into or paint onto the glass itself. If you have made a sandblast piece you will be able to make a mono relief print from the glass art you have sandblasted. We will be using water inks and rice paper in the studio to print on. In class you will have a limited supply of paper, so if you want to go wild you can bring more. Bring anything you think might make a texture onto the glass or print in an interesting way. I will have some interesting options available but it’s always fun to see what people come up with!

**Special offer for Family Hands Workshop attendees: Workshop is 2 for 1 for prior Family Hands workshop people. The extra person you bring will not count towards the minimum for this workshop, and the workshop maximum of 12 cannot be exceeded.

 


 

ETCH PASTE AND MASKING TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP: $55.00

1 Day / 4 hour Workshop

*Saturday or Sunday 12 - 4pm / Weeknight option 6 - 10pm

Minimum 5 / Maximum 12

You can bring your own glass objects, glasses, dishes, plates, wine bottles, whatever you can think of to etch a design into. I will show basic masking techniques, which works for sandblasting as well as etching paste. You can get as creative as you like. There will be images you can use in the studio, and you can bring your own ideas that have been photocopied to work with. The studio can also provide recycled wine bottles to work on. Have fun and express your creativity in this fun workshop. This workshop is open to children who are fifth grade level or older with parental supervision. We use x acto knives to do the cutting, which are sharp. The etch paste is non-toxic.

 

*if people sign up for Saturday or Sunday without filling the minimum on either day, we will vote to combine on one day or the other. Weeknights have to be set up in advance. Group reservations are welcome and may be eligible for special discount.

 


 

Signup requires a 25% non-refundable deposit which can be used as credit for one year if there is cancellation or the workshop is rescheduled.