This workshop will introduce kiln forming students to the wonderful world of flame working! Flame worked elements add a new and unique dimension to fused glass. The workshop begins with a brief introduction to both the Hot Head and Micro Butane torches. After a review of basic safety,students will learn how to pull stringer, coil it into shapes and create simple flame worked elements. Leaves, petals, branches and many elements that add dimension to you fused pieces will be demonstrated. Students will make a small tile with the elements they create.
Once again Nina “Sam” Hibler will visit McAllen Stained Glass to teach Glass Beadmaking I. This fun class introduces the student to torch work fundamentals and the making of glass beads with a torch. Safety, studio-set up and beginning bead making techniques will be covered. Each student will make and take several beads including donut beads, cylinder beads, textured beads, round beads and dichroic glass beads. Decorative techniques such as dots, stringer and frit will also be introduced. All tools and materials will be provided.