Angles and Assembly
Details - While stained glass is best known as a decorative art form, if also has the functionality of cutting down the amount of light depending on certain glasses. Opaque glass for example can reduce the amount of light while the glass itself remains bright and brilliant from being backlit. Where there’s art there’s usually a utilitarian use for it! in this case students taking this class will discover how far stained glass can be used to construct a multi panel lamp shade. In this class students will be shown the various steps of application and the processes used. With this knowledge it will be up to the students to design and fabricate each piece used to create a functional piece. No prerequisites are required though a intermediate course is suggested.
Work Involved - (cutting, soldering, grinding, filing, framework)
Tools & Materials - (Lead came/U channel, copper foil, 60/40 lead solder, soldering irons, various color and styles of stained glass, latex gloves, diamond files, tracing sheets, pliers, glass cutters, T pins/flat nails, pin hammers, cutting oil, glass grinder, decorative chain, tinned wire, tinned jump rings, plastic water color brushes, small plastic paint cups, paper towels, flux, and patina)
There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.
About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge
Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines
What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.
Light and Shapes
Details - light is a major component of what makes stained glass so unique. The way the colors and shapes interact with the light are not only beautiful but mesmerizing! To expand upon the effect this class will use stained glass to create a functional kaleidoscope. Students will utilize their skills to cut, join, foil, assemble, and solder pieces of glass to create a functional work of art made entirely out of glass. The processes will put nearly every skill of stained glass fabrication to the test. Though no prerequisites are required it is strongly suggested that a intermediate class be considered prior to this class.
Work Involved - (cutting, soldering, grinding, filing, assembly of small pieces)
Tools & Materials - (kaleidoscope kit, first surface mirror 6”x8” sheet, copper foil, 60/40 lead solder, masking tape, soldering irons, various color and styles of stained glass, latex gloves, diamond files, tracing sheets, pliers, glass cutters, T pins/flat nails, pin hammers, cutting oil, glass grinder, decorative chain, tinned wire, tinned jump rings, plastic water color brushes, small plastic paint cups, paper towels, flux, and patina)
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