The three hour workshop will consist of demonstrations/print presentations and discussions. Students should bring something to take written notes with, all other materials will be provided.
To understand and apply multiple silkscreen techniques while incrementally developing skills and craft in the medium.
To become familiar with basic silkscreen terminology.
To create aesthetically pleasing images through the medium of printmaking.
To understand printmaking as a form of art, design, and a means of communication.
A one color/layer print will be the final outcome of this workshop. Most steps will be demonstrated by the instructors with hands-on help from the students. Each student will leave with one print, hand printed by them.
April 25th, 2015
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Members get a 20% discount
Please Dress Accordingly
About the Teachers:
Nicholas Schurman loves things like bowling, high fives and laughing. One day he hopes to be a good dancer, but for now he just likes dancing. Nic's not completely terrible at making things, like friends. He dreams of one day giving his bloodhound, Django, a gold tooth. Nic has mostly enjoyed screen printing for nearly a decade. Nicholas believes in the human race and wants people to go outside more.
Over the course of 3 days, This class will study the most basic steps of starting to work with hot glass out of a furnace. Each student will learn how to work with solid glass, as well as blown glass. Students will learn basic beginner shapes that lend to form and function, like the cup and bowl. The class will cover color theory and the most basic applications of colored glass, to help personalize the students’ work. In addition to 6 hours of demos and class time participation (demos on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 12 p.m.), each student will have 6 hours of guided, solo work time in the studio, as well the opportunity to assist a fellow class mate in their studio time. This class will be a stress free environment, to learn how to enjoy the amazing art of glassblowing, and enjoy one-on-one time with the instructor making a piece to take home!
Members get a 20% discount
Mandatory Dress Code: Closed-Toe Shoes and Long-Sleeved Cotton Shirt
About the Teacher:
Johnny Glass (yes, that is his real name) began his glass career in Los Angeles, CA, where he was first introduced to glass at Santa Monica College. He has spent multiple summers studying at Dale Chihuly’s world renowned Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA, where he studied with master glassblowers from around the world. His interests range from fine Italian cane work to the abstract arts of some of Japan’s most crafted masters. Glass by Glass grew quickly from a hobby to Johnny’s full time job. In 2012, Johnny decided to expand his market and returned to Knoxville, Tennessee, where he grew up, to open Glass by Glass’ east coast mobile hot shop and to finish his education at Tennessee Techs Appalachian Center for Crafts, under world famous glassblower and teacher, Curtis Brock. He is currently in his senior year and will graduate next fall with a BFA in Glass. 2014 was a big year for his new east coast branch. Johnny gave over 30 days of live demo’s throughout the east Tennessee area from Gatlinburg to Lenoir City. Johnny has shown the live art of glass blowing to well over 60,000 people last year. 1000s of whom said they had never seen it done live before. Johnny’s work can now be found at The Knoxville Museum of Art, as well many retailers in the east Tennessee and Los Angeles areas.