EXPERIENCE GLASS FUSING
With Dorothy Hafner, a leading American glass artist,
in her expansive SONO studio.
NEW! A Glass Fusing Experience – 2-hour introduction
Join the excitement. See all the steps of the glass fusing process and learn glass cutting. Then make your own glass plate in sparkling colors. Your works of art will add flare to any home or office or be special gifts for friends and loved ones.
Color, Color, Color! – 1-day workshop
Students choose from over 60 transparent colors, while learning to overlay them to create their own unique tints and tones. Basics of glass fusing are covered, including glass cutting and kiln firing. Each makes a plate or panel that adds flare to any home or office. Critiques and group discussion round out the experience.
The Elements of Inspiration – 3-day intensive workshop
Hafner’s “visual brainstorming” exercise launches the program, providing students with steps and methods for creating their own dynamic designs with lively color play and personally meaningful abstractions in fused glass.
All steps of the process are covered including Hafner’s precision glass cutting techniques and kiln firing methods. Critiques, group discussion and printed handouts round out the experience.
Design, Inspiration and Realization – 6-week workshop
Drawings, paintings and words are used as creative springboards. Students learn Hafner’s exciting methods for harvesting from their own imaginations and areas of interest. The dynamics of design, color and line are fully explored as well as the language of abstraction.
Choose from over 60 colors in thick and thin gauges to mix, match and overlay to create your own tints and tones. Students can choose from a variety of design projects offered or invent their own.
Demonstrations, one-on-one critiques, lively group discussion and print handouts round out the program.