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Glass Craft and Bead Expo 2012

Las Vegas, NV
glasscraftexpo.com

March 28 - April 1, 2012
Click each class link for more information and to register:
Design 101: The Basics, Wednesday 9-4, $225
Exploring Glass Powders* Thursday 9-4, $240
Color Theory for Glassists, Friday 9-4, $225
Shimmer Shine and Sparkle, Saturday 9-4, $240
Instructor: Linda Steider
Class Limit: 12

*Exploring Glass Powders is the one-day, condensed version of Powderology.

2011 Glass Craft and Bead Expo

Las Vegas, NV
glasscraftexpo.com

March 30 - April 3, 2011
- Playdate with Paste 3/30/11
- Exploring Glass Powders 3/31/11
- Beautiful Butterflies 4/1/11
- Build a Better Pocket 4/2 & 4/3/11
Instructor: Linda Steider
Class Limit: 12
Class Fee: TBA
EXPLORING GLASS POWDERS
DESIGN SAMPLES »

Explore the possibilities of personal expression with this underused form of glass in a hands on, fun, experimental atmosphere. Working with small components, students practice a variety of techniques unique to glass powders, including color blending and shading for painting, sgrafitto, combing and feathering, line work, resists, templates, faux sandblasting, and how to pull out oversifted powder. We'll play with mica, Glass Glow, dichroic, and irid glass, learning how they interact with and relate to powders. Discover how to "correct" a problem, after it's been fired. Design and color issues will be discussed and practiced. You'll take home a set of samples to remember the techniques allowing you to easily reproduce this work in your own studio. Some samples may have to be picked up the following morning.

BUILD A BETTER POCKET
Build a Better PocketExplore the possibilities of personal expression with this underused form of glass in a hands on, fun, experimental atmosphere. Working with small components, students practice a variety of techniques unique to glass powders, including color blending and shading for painting, sgrafitto, combing and feathering, line work, resists, templates, faux sandblasting, and how to pull out oversifted powder. We'll play with mica, Glass Glow, dichroic, and irid glass, learning how they interact with and relate to powders. Discover how to "correct" a problem, after it's been fired. Design and color issues will be discussed and practiced. You'll take home a set of samples to remember the techniques allowing you to easily reproduce this work in your own studio. Some samples may have to be picked up the following morning.
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Akimbo Studios (confirmed)
POWDEROLOGY PLUS
PLAY WITH PASTE

MARCH 6-11, 2011
Instructor: Linda Steider
Costs and additional information will be posted closer to class.
Location: 118 Kupuohi St #C-1, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
808-667-5393

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Aquila Glass School (confirmed)
POWDEROLOGY: Exploring Glass Powders, Surface Design for Glass

Saturday & Sunday, October 9-10, 2010
8am-5pm (both days)

Lunch will be provided.
Instructor: Linda Steider
Class Cost: $350
Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
Limit: 8/10
Location: 1628 N Columbia Blvd, Unit A, Portland, OR 97217
Register by calling: 503-240-9449

The Dalles Art Center
Basic Kilnforming

Tuesdays, 6-9pm, Sep 21 & 28 and Oct 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2010
Instructor: Linda Steider
Sessions: 6
Limit: 12
Cost: $132 plus a material & lab fee of $80 which covers all glass, fiber paper, misc supplies, and kiln firings.
To register call 541.296.4759.

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Half Moon Creek LLC Gallery & Glass Co.
POWDEROLOGY: Exploring Glass Powders, Surface Design for Glass

August 6-9, 2010
Instructor: Linda Steider
Location: Half Moon Creek LLC Gallery & Glass Co.
439 W Elmwood, Palmer, Alaska 99645
907-746-3393 | halfmooncreek@gmail.com

Build a Better PocketMachine Embroiderers of Oregon & Washington

Red Lion Inn, Olympia WA
sewmeow.org
Glass Clay for Handmade Buttons & Beads
June 3-6, 2010
Red Lion Hotel
2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW
Olympia. WA 98502
Instructor: Linda Steider
Maximum 12 students, cost of class published soon.

2010 Glass Craft and Bead Expo

Las Vegas, NV
glasscraftexpo.com

[WE-05-A] POWDEROLOGY: The Two-Day Class
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Wednesday & Thursday, April 7-8, 2010
9am - 4pm

Instructor: Linda Steider
Number of Sessions: 2
All skill levels
Class Limit: 12
Class Fee: $480
Materials Fee: $40 (Covers all glass, mica, disposable particulate respirator, and misc supplies used in class.)

A deeper exploration into the possibilities of personal expression with glass powders in a hands-on, fun, experimental atmosphere. Working with small components on the first day, we'll practice a variety of techniques unique to glass powders, including color blending and shading for "painting," sgrafitto, combing and feathering, line work, resists, faux sandblasting, and how to pull out over-sifted powder. We'll play with mica, Glass Glow, dichroic, and irid glass, learning how they interact with and relate to powders. Discover how to "correct" a problem, after it's been fired. Design and color issues will be discussed and practiced.

The second day will focus on expanding the previous day's results, whether working larger or further studies in a specific area of interest. You'll take home a set of samples to remember the techniques allowing you to easily reproduce this work in your own studio. Some samples may have to be picked up the following morning.

Students bring: regular safety glasses and safety glasses for looking into the kiln (instructor will have a few pair to share); glass cutter and pliers; sketch pad, eraser, exacto knife and pad, fine stabilo or sharpie pen; imaginative implements to draw through powders, paintbrushes (2 or more, multiple sizes, including very fine to medium sizes); sifters, screens, spoons, eyedroppers to distribute the powdered glass onto your "canvas"; and clay shapers if you have them.

[FR-02] EXPLORING GLASS POWDERS: Surface Design for Glass
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Friday, April 9, 2010
9am - 4pm
Instructor: Linda Steider
Number of Sessions: 1
All skill levels.
Class Limit: 12
Class Fee: $240
Materials Fee: $25 (Covers all glass, mica, disposable particulate respirator, and misc supplies used in class.)

Explore the possibilities of personal expression with this underused form of glass in a hands on, fun, experimental atmosphere. Working with small components, students practice a variety of techniques unique to glass powders, including color blending and shading for painting, sgrafitto, combing and feathering, line work, resists, templates, faux sandblasting, and how to pull out oversifted powder. We'll play with mica, Glass Glow, dichroic, and irid glass, learning how they interact with and relate to powders. Discover how to "correct" a problem, after it's been fired. Design and color issues will be discussed and practiced. You'll take home a set of samples to remember the techniques allowing you to easily reproduce this work in your own studio. Some samples may have to be picked up the following morning.

Students bring: safety glasses; glass cutter and pliers; 2 pencils, sketch pad, eraser, exacto knife and pad, fine stabilo or sharpie pen; imaginative implements to draw through powders, paintbrushes (2 or more, multiple sizes, including very fine to medium sizes); sifters, screens, spoons, eyedroppers to distribute the powdered glass onto your "canvas"; and clay shapers if you have them.

[SA-08-A] BUILD A BETTER POCKET
Build a Better PocketApril 10-11, 2010
Saturday 8am-4pm
Sunday 9am-11am

Instructor: Linda Steider
Number of Sessions: 2
All skill levels. Basic kiln work helpful.
Class Limit: 12
Class Fee: $300
Materials Fee: $30 (To be paid to instructor in class. Covers all glass, dichro slide, fiber paper, copper and misc supplies used in class.)

Explore the possibilities of personal expression with this underused form of glass in a hands on, fun, experimental atmosphere. Working with small components, students practice a variety of techniques unique to glass powders, including color blending and shading for painting, sgrafitto, combing and feathering, line work, resists, templates, faux sandblasting, and how to pull out oversifted powder. We'll play with mica, Glass Glow, dichroic, and irid glass, learning how they interact with and relate to powders. Discover how to "correct" a problem, after it's been fired. Design and color issues will be discussed and practiced. You'll take home a set of samples to remember the techniques allowing you to easily reproduce this work in your own studio. Some samples may have to be picked up the following morning.

Students bring: safety glasses; glass cutter and pliers; 2 pencils, sketch pad, eraser, exacto knife and pad, fine stabilo or sharpie pen; imaginative implements to draw through powders, paintbrushes (2 or more, multiple sizes, including very fine to medium sizes); sifters, screens, spoons, eyedroppers to distribute the powdered glass onto your "canvas"; and clay shapers if you have them.

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Hood River Community Education
POWDEROLOGY: Exploring Glass Powders, Surface Design for Glass

Saturday & Sunday, November 14-15, 2009
10am-4pm
Instructor: Linda Steider
Location: HR Middle School, Woodshop

Number of Sessions: 2
Class Fee: $95
Supply Fee: #95

Explore the possibilities of personal expression with this underused form of glass in a hands on, fun, experimental atmosphere. Working with small components, students practice a variety of techniques unique to glass powders, including color blending and shading for 'painting', sgrafitto, combing and feathering, line work, resists, templates, faux sandblasting, and how to pull out oversifted powder. If you have it available, we can work with Glass Glow™ and mica, as well as dichroic and irid glass, learning how they interact with and relate to glass powders. Students will also discover how to 'correct' a problem after it's been fired. Design and color issues will be discussed and practiced. Students will take home a set of samples to remember the techniques, allowing them to easily replicate this work in their own studio.

To register, call HR Community Ed at 541.386.2055.

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Cascade Glass Art Center
POWDEROLOGY: Exploring Glass Powders, Surface Design for Glass

Saturday & Sunday, Oct 24-25, 2009
Instructor: Linda Steider
Location: Cascade Glass Art Center
9003 151st Ave NE, Redmond, WA

Number of Sessions: 2
Limit: 10
Class Fee: $350

Practice a variety of techniques unique to glass powders, including color blending and shading for 'painting', sgraffito, combing and feathering, line work, resists, templates, faux sandblasting, and how to pull out ovesifted powder. Please feel free to stop by the store and see first hand Linda's work and examples of what you'll learn during this incredible class.

To register, call Cascade Glass Art Center at 425.861.8600.

GlassHopper Patterns
GLASS CLAY PLAY

Saturday, October 17, 2009
9:30am - 4:30pm
Instructor: Linda Steider
Location: GlassHopper Patterns, 7200 SE 92nd Ave, Unit E, Portland, OR 97266

Number of Sessions: 1
Class Fee: $50
Material & Lab Fee: $35

Students learn how to mix powdered glass into a paste then sculpt it into a variety of small forms, that can be used for jewelry, magnets, or architectural applications. Applying modified polymer clay techniques to our paste we can achieve similar results that in the past were only relevant to clay or could only be achieved using molds. Students will also form small paste pattern bars with intricate detail, that can be used as cabochons, buttons, and beads or components in other projects.

We start with a small sculpture to learn and practice mixing the paste and forming it. Although not imperative, if we can dry the work with hairdryers, we’ll be able to further carve into them and/or perform any cold-working prior to firing them.

While the sculptures are in the kilns we’ll make paste pattern bars, learning how to form, make patterns, and slice. Further explorations with mica and Dichro Slide will be introduced. Piercing the clay while wet for bead & button holes and how to maintain the holes during firing will be discussed and practiced. Hairdryers, again optional, but will aid student to thoroughly dry projects so cold-working can be done prior to firing.

Students should bring: regular safety glasses; hair dryer (to dry the paste in one day’s time); sculpting tools for small forms (dental tools, toothpicks, makeup applicators, etc. can be used as well as small scale sculpting tools); rubber tipped clay shaper; ideas or images of what you might want to sculpt.

More information here.

To register, call GlassHopper Patterns at 503.777.4343 or register online.

See also Glass Fusing for Intermediates
Hood River Community Education
BASIC KILNFORMING: GLASS FUSING FOR BEGINNERS

Thursday evenings, Oct 15, 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12, 19, 2009
6:00-9:00pm
Instructor: Linda Steider
Location: HR Middle School, Woodshop

Number of Sessions: 6
Class Fee: $140
Supply Fee: $80

Glass fusing is the joining of glass together by heat. It is one of the most versatile ways of working with glass today. Join us in this fun-filled, hands-on, information-packed, exciting class. No experience is necessary and you don't have to be an artist! Beginners will make a series of sample tiles, jewelry and refrigerator magnets, as well as a small functional bowl, vase or plate, and a bas relief art piece. Learn the basics of glass cutting, placement and firing while receiving extensive information on the technical aspects of kilnwork, safety, and studio set up.

Students should bring safety glasses and a glass cutter to the first class. Please wear closed toed shoes for your safety.

To register, call HR Community Ed at 541.386.2055.

Also available: Glass Fusing for Beginners
Hood River Community Education
GLASS FUSING FOR INTERMEDIATES

Thursday evenings, Oct 15, 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12, 19, 2009
6:00-9:00pm
Instructor: Linda Steider
Location: HR Middle School, Woodshop

Number of Sessions: 6
Class Fee: $140
Supply Fee: $80

The returning student will determine class projects based on level of experience. Please contact instructor prior to first week of class to plan first project and discuss supplies. Processes will include, but not be limited to: developing a clean edge on finished pieces; drilling holes in glass; different dimensions in tack fusing; multiple firings; positive/negative bas relief; inclusions such as copper, brass, mica, and dichroic; thicker work including blocks; and frit casting with fiber paper. Further explorations based on individual concerns will be addressed.

Held in conjunction with Beginning Glass Fusing.

To register, call HR Community Ed at 541.386.2055.

The Dalles Art Center
BASIC KILNFORMING, GLASS FUSING FOR BEGINNERS

Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3 & 10, 2009
Wednesday evenings,
6:00-9:00pm
Instructor: Linda Steider
Location: The Dalles Art Center

Number of Sessions: 6
Limit: 12
Class Fee: $132
Material & Lab Fee: $80

Want to try it yourself? Glass fusing is the joining of glass together by heat, also called kilnforming. It is one of the most versatile ways of working with glass today. Join us in this comprehensive, fun-filled, hands-on, exciting class. No experience is necessary and you don't have to be an artist! Each week spotlights a different project with new techniques and kiln processes to learn.

Beginners will make a series of sample tiles, coasters, jewelry, and small components for magnets, drawer pulls, etc.; a small functional bowl, vase or plate, and a bas relief art piece. Learn the basics of glass cutting, placement, and firing while receiving extensive information on the technical aspects of kilnwork, safety, and studio set-up. If you’ve taken the class in the past, you’re welcome to come back for a refresher course!

*Instructor will have tools available to purchase in class, reasonably priced for students, as well as a few tools to be shared. Please wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes.

To register, call The Dalles Art Center at 541.296.4759.

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D&L Stained Glass
POWDEROLOGY: The Study of Glass Powders

July 22-24, 2009
Instructor: Linda Steider
Location: D&L Stained Glass
Denver, CO

Number of Sessions: 3
Limit: 12
Class Fee: $395 (non-refundable); includes material and lab fees, lunch, snacks, and continental breakfast
Supply Fee: Included

PÂTE DE VERRE SAMPLES »
D&L Stained Glass
PÂTE DE VERRE: Clay Play

July 22-24, 2009
Instructor: Linda Steider
Location: D&L Stained Glass
Denver, CO

Number of Sessions: 3
Limit: 12
Class Fee: $220 (non-refundable); includes material and lab fees, lunch, snacks, and continental breakfast
Supply Fee: Included

DESIGN SAMPLES »
Cascade Glass Art Center
POWDEROLOGY: Exploring Glass Powders, Surface Design for Glass

June 12-14, 2009
Instructor: Linda Steider
Location: Cascade Glass Art Center
9003 151st Ave NE, Redmond, WA
Beginning to Intermediate Students

Number of Sessions: 3
Class Fee: $350
Supply Fee: Included

To register, call 425.861.8600.

DESIGN SAMPLES »

2009 Glass Craft and Bead Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada:

EXPLORING GLASS POWDERS: A Creative Approach to Exceptional Work
Glass Craft and Bead Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada

April 1, 2 or 3, 2009
Instructor: Linda Steider
Location: Glass Craft & Bead Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada
Number of Sessions: 1
Class Fee: TBA
Materials Fee: TBA

Explore the possibilities of personal expression with this underused form of glass in a hands on, fun, experimental atmosphere. Working with small components, students practice a variety of techniques unique to glass powders, including color blending and shading for painting, sgrafitto, combing and feathering, line work, resists, templates, faux sandblasting, and how to pull out oversifted powder. Students will also discover how to correct a problem, after it has been fired. Design and color issues will be discussed and practiced. Students will take home a set of samples to remember the techniques allowing them to easily replicate this work in their own studio.

PÂTE DE VERRE SAMPLES »
CLAY PLAY WITH GLASS POWDERS: An Innovative Pâte de Verre Method
Glass Craft and Bead Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada

April 4, 2009
Instructor: Linda Steider
Location: Glass Craft & Bead Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada
Number of Sessions: 1
Class Fee: TBA
Materials Fee: TBA

Learn how to mix powdered glass into a paste, similar to clay, then sculpt it into a variety of small forms that can be used for jewelry, magnets, or architectural applications. We'll start with powder wafers to heat things up, then using a non-toxic liquid binder. You'll discover the secrets of a very unique method. Applying modified polymer clay techniques to our paste we can achieve similar results that in the past were only relevant to clay or could only be achieved using molds. We'll also make small paste pattern bars with intricate detail, that can be used as cabochons, buttons, beads, or components in other projects. From this class, you'll take home a finished small sculpture and as many paste pattern bar projects as one day allows. Your friends won't believe the samples you take home were made without molds!

Additional Materials Fee: $25.00. Covers all glass, disposable particulate respirator, and miscellaneous supplies used in class.

Students need to bring: safety glasses, hair dryer, sculpting tools for small forms (such as dental tools, toothpicks, makeup applicators, etc.), sifters, eyedropper, small paintbrushes and/or rubber-tipped clay shaper for manipulating powdered glass.

Also available: Glass Fusing for Beginners
Hood River Community Education
GLASS FUSING FOR INTERMEDIATES

Oct 16, 23, 30, and Nov 6, 13, 20, 2008
Thursday evenings,
6:00-9:00pm
Instructor: Linda Steider
Location: HR Middle School, Woodshop

Prerequisite: Basic Kilnforming or Instructor Approval
Number of Sessions: 6
Limit: 8
Class Fee: $160
Class fee includes all glass, fiber paper, miscellaneous supplies and kiln firings.*

The returning student will determine class projects based on level of experience. Please contact instructor prior to first week of class to plan first project and discuss supplies. Processes will include, but not be limited to: developing a clean edge on finished pieces; drilling holes in glass; different dimensions in tack fusing; multiple firings; positive/negative bas relief; inclusions such as copper, brass, mica, and dichroic; thicker work including blocks; and frit casting with fiber paper. Further explorations based on individual concerns will be addressed.

Held in conjunction with Beginning Glass Fusing.

To register, call HR Community Ed at 541.386.2055.

Also available: Glass Fusing for Intermediates
Hood River Community Education
GLASS FUSING FOR BEGINNERS

Oct 16, 23, 30, and Nov 6, 13, 20, 2008
Thursday evenings,
6:00-9:00pm
Instructor: Linda Steider
Location: HR Middle School, Woodshop

Number of Sessions: 6
Limit: 10 (minimum of 6)
Class Fee: $160
Class fee includes all glass, fiber paper, miscellaneous supplies and kiln firings.*

Glass fusing is the joining of glass together by heat. It is one of the most versatile ways of working with glass today. Join us in this comprehensive, fun-filled, hands-on, exciting class. No experience is necessary and you don't have to be an artist! Each week spotlights a different project with new techniques and kiln processes to learn.

Beginners will make a series of sample tiles, coasters, jewelry, and small components for magnets, drawer pulls, etc.; a small functional bowl, vase or plate, and a bas relief art piece. Learn the basics of glass cutting, placement, and firing while receiving extensive information on the technical aspects of kilnwork, safety, and studio set-up.

*Instructor will have tools available to purchase in class, reasonably priced for students, as well as a few tools to be shared. Please wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes.

To register, call HR Community Ed at 541.386.2055.

The Dalles Art Center
GLASS FUSING FOR BEGINNERS

Oct 15, 22, 29, and Nov 5, 12, 19, 2008
Wednesday evenings,
6:00-9:00pm
Instructor: Linda Steider
Location: The Dalles Art Center

Number of Sessions: 6
Limit: 12 (minimum of 6)
Class Fee: $105
Material & Lab Fee: $65 (covers all glass, fiber paper, miscellaneous supplies and kiln firings)*

Glass fusing is the joining of glass together by heat. It is one of the most versatile ways of working with glass today. Join us in this comprehensive, fun-filled, hands-on, exciting class. No experience is necessary and you don't have to be an artist! Each week spotlights a different project with new techniques and kiln processes to learn.

Beginners will make a series of sample tiles, coasters, jewelry, and small components for magnets, drawer pulls, etc.; a small functional bowl, vase or plate, and a bas relief art piece. Learn the basics of glass cutting, placement, and firing while receiving extensive information on the technical aspects of kilnwork, safety, and studio set-up.

*Instructor will have tools available to purchase in class, reasonably priced for students, as well as a few tools to be shared. Please wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes.

To register, call The Dalles Art Center at 541.296.4759 during business hours (11am–5pm, Tuesday–Saturday).

BASIC KILNFORMING, GLASS FUSING

Instructor: Linda Steider
Hood River Community Education
HR Middle School, Woodshop

Wednesday evenings, April 30 through June 4, 2008
6:00-9:00pm
Number of Sessions: 6
Limit: 12
Class Fee: $105
Supply Fee: Included (covers all glass, fiber paper, miscellaneous supplies and kiln firings)

Glass fusing is the joining of glass together by heat. It is one of the most versatile ways of working with glass today. Join us in this fun-filled, hands-on, information-packed, exciting class. No experience is necessary and you don't have to be an artist! Beginners will make a series of sample tiles, jewelry and refrigerator magnets, as well as a small functional bowl, vase or plate, and a bas relief art piece. Learn the basics of glass cutting, placement and firing while receiving extensive information on the technical aspects of kilnwork, safety, and studio set up.

Students should bring safety glasses and a glass cutter to the first class. Please wear closed toed shoes for your safety.

DESIGN SAMPLES »
POWDEROLOGY: Exploring Glass Powders, Surface Design for Glass

Instructor: Linda Steider
Cascade Glass Art Center
9003 151st Ave NE, Redmond, WA
Beginning to Intermediate Students

Dates: May 3-4, 2008
Number of Sessions: 2
Time: 10am-4pm
Limit: 10
Class Fee: $350
Supply Fee: None

Explore the possibilities of personal expression with this underused form of glass in a hands on, fun, experimental atmosphere. Working with small components, students practice a variety of techniques unique to glass powders, including color blending and shading for 'painting', sgrafitto, combing and feathering, line work, resists, templates, faux sandblasting, and how to pull out oversifted powder. If you have it available, we can work with Glass Glow™ and mica, as well as dichroic and irid glass, learning how they interact with and relate to glass powders. Students will also discover how to 'correct' a problem after it's been fired. Design and color issues will be discussed and practiced. Students will take home a set of samples to remember the techniques, allowing them to easily replicate this work in their own studio.

To register, call 425.861.8600.

DESIGN 101: The Basics

April 6, 2008
Glass Craft & Bead Expo, Las Vegas
Instructor: Linda Steider
Number of Sessions: 1
Class Fee: $145
Materials Fee: $15
Material fee covers misc. class supplies, including gouache and brush sets.

Design is visual language. The more visually literate we are, the easier it will be to use design fundamentals in our studio glass. In this class you will develop a good visual vocabulary, and practice using it with specific design exercises. We'll discuss the principles and elements of design; what they are, what they mean and why they're important. Discover the meaning and emotion behind certain shapes and colors and how to put them to work for you. Learn about formal and informal balance; to develop tension or serenity, different types of perspective and how to put it all together into a composition. Approach your next project with visual intelligence after attending this fast-paced, introductory level class.

Students should bring to class:
- Drawing pad (heavier paper weight than sketch pads, 9" x 12" is a good size)
- Soft drawing pencils, such as 6B, 4B, 2B, HB; standard #2 is ok if you can't find drawing pencils.
- If you already have paintbrushes, bring various sizes; some will be provided in class.

If students have difficulty finding supplies, please contact instructor: linda@steiderstudios.com.

For additional information about the Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas, go to www.glasscraftexpo.com.

PÂTE DE VERRE SAMPLES »
PÂTE DE VERRE: An Innovative Method Without Molds

April 3, 2008 OR April 5, 2008
Glass Craft & Bead Expo, Las Vegas
Instructor: Linda Steider
Number of Sessions: 1
Limit: 12
Class Fee: $235
Materials Fee: $25

Description:  This time tested version of pâte de verre ("glass clay") will free you from messy molds! Learn how to mix powdered glass into a paste and sculpt it in a variety of small forms, including cabashons, buttons, beads, and fetishes. We'll start with powder wafers to heat things up, then using a non-toxic liquid binder you'll discover the secrets of a very unique method, without waiting for the glass to freeze. Your peers won't believe the samples you take home were made without molds!

You'll take home a finished small sculpture that you've formed & sculpted with glass paste from the morning session.

We'll spend the afternoon making glass paste pattern bars that can be turned into beads, buttons, jewelry, magnets, etc. I throw in powder wafers mainly to get the kilns hot to help dry the wet paste, but if you aren't already making and using them, it's a quick lesson on another technique as well.

Students need to bring: regular safety glasses and safety glasses for looking into the kiln (welding type glasses if you have no others; instructor will have a few pair to share); hair dryer; sculpting tools for small forms (such as dental tools, toothpicks, makeup applicators, etc.); sifters; eyedropper; small paintbrushes and/or rubber tipped clay shaper.

For additional information about the Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas, go to www.glasscraftexpo.com.

DESIGN SAMPLES »
EXPLORING GLASS POWDERS: A Creative Approach to Exceptional Work

April 2, 2008 OR April 4, 2008
Instructor: Linda Steider
Glass Craft & Bead Expo, Las Vegas
Number of Sessions: 1
Limit: 12
Class Fee: $235
Materials Fee: $25

Explore the possibilities of personal expression with this underused form of glass in a hands on, fun, experimental atmosphere. Working with small components, students practice a variety of techniques unique to glass powders, including color blending and shading for painting, sgrafitto, combing and feathering, line work, resists, templates, faux sandblasting, and how to pull out oversifted powder. Students will also discover how to correct a problem, after it has been fired. Design and color issues will be discussed and practiced. Students will take home a set of samples to remember the techniques allowing them to easily replicate this work in their own studio.

GLASS VALENTINES: MAKE A GIFT FROM YOUR HEART

Instructor: Linda Steider
Hood River Community Education
HR Middle School, Woodshop

Saturday & Sunday, February 2-3, 2008 or
Saturday & Sunday, February 9-10, 2008
10:00 - 3:00 Saturday; 2:00 - 3:00 pm Sunday


Number of Sessions: 6
Limit: 12
Class Fee: $80
Supply Fee: Included (covers all glass, fiber paper, miscellaneous supplies & kiln firings)

No experience necessary for this fun 'make & take' class. Simply come & play with glass, learn what the excitement about glass is all about and build some valentines with the materials already precut for you. We'll play with sheet glass, frit, and stringer, turning them into your personal expressions of love. Endless possibilities for valentine construction await you on Saturday, including wall art, jewelry, tiles, and more. Your glass hearts will be transported and fired professionally in a kiln, then returned to you ready to give away on Sunday.

Please bring any glass tools you have; wear closed-toe shoes and safety glasses. Students might want to bring a lunch, snacks, and water.

BEGINNING GLASS FUSING & ADVANCED STUDIES FOR THE RETURNING STUDENT*

Tuesday and Thursday Evenings, beginning Nov 13, 2007 (except Thanksgiving)
Hood River Community Education
Instructor: Linda Steider
Location: HR Middle School, Woodshop
Number of Sessions: 6
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Limit: 12
Class Fee: TBA
Supply Fee: $55 (covers all glass, fiber paper, miscellaneous supplies & kiln firings)

Glass fusing is the joining of glass together by heat. It is one of the most versatile ways of working with glass today. Join us in this fun filled, hands on, information packed, exciting class. No experience is necessary and you don't have to be an artist! Beginners will make a series of sample tiles, jewelry and refrigerator magnets, as well as a small functional bowl, vase or plate, and a bas relief art piece. Learn the basics of glass cutting, placement and firing while receiving extensive information on the technical aspects of kilnwork, safety, and studio set up.

*The returning student will determine projects in class based on level of experience.

Students should bring safety glasses and a glass cutter to the first class. Please wear closed toed shoes for your safety.

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POWDEROLOGY: Exploring Glass Powders, Surface Design for Glass

Instructor: Linda Steider
Delphi Glass
Lansing MI
Beginning to Intermediate Students

Dates: July 28-29, 2007
Number of Sessions: 2
Time: 9am-5pm
Class Fee: $375
Supply Fee: None

Explore the possibilities of personal expression with this underused form of glass in a hands on, fun, experimental atmosphere. Working with small components, students practice a variety of techniques unique to glass powders, including color blending and shading for 'painting', sgrafitto, combing and feathering, line work, resists, templates, faux sandblasting, and how to pull out oversifted powder. If you have it available, we can work with Glass Glow™ and mica, as well as dichroic and irid glass, learning how they interact with and relate to glass powders. Students will also discover how to 'correct' a problem after it's been fired. Design and color issues will be discussed and practiced. Students will take home a set of samples to remember the techniques, allowing them to easily replicate this work in their own studio.

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BEGINNING GLASS FUSING & ADVANCED STUDIES FOR THE RETURNING STUDENT*

Instructor: Linda Steider
Hood River Community Education
HR Middle School, Woodshop

Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 & July 3, 10, 2007 (6-9pm)
OR
Saturday & Sunday, June 9 & 10 (9am-5pm)
AND Wednesday, June 13, 2007 (5:30-7:30pm)
OR
Monday-Friday, July 9-13, 2007 (9am-12noon)


Number of Sessions: 15 hrs
Limit: 12
Class Fee: $110
Supply Fee: $55

Advanced Studies for beginning or returning students. Glass fusing is the joining of glass together by heat. It is one of the most versatile ways of working with glass today. Join us in this fun filled, hands on, information packed, exciting class. No experience is necessary and you don’t have to be an artist! You will make a series of sample tiles, jewelry and refrigerator magnets, as well as a small functional bowl, vase or plate, and a bas relief art piece. Learn the basics of glass cutting, placement and firing in a kiln while receiving extensive information on the technical aspects of kilnwork, safety, and studio set up. *The returning student will work on more advanced projects in class based on level of experience. Please consult with instructor prior to first day of class to determine project options. Students should bring safety glasses and a glass cutter to the first class. Please wear closed toed shoes for your safety. A material and lab fee of $55 covers all glass, fiber paper, misc. supplies & kiln firings. Choose from either Tuesday , weekend or week-long summer session.

DESIGN SAMPLES »
POWDEROLOGY: Exploring Glass Powders, Surface Design for Glass

Instructor: Linda Steider
Cascade Glass Art Center
9003 151st Ave NE, Redmond, WA
Beginning to Intermediate Students

Dates: June 23-34, 2007
Number of Sessions: 2
Time: 10am-4pm
Limit: 10
Class Fee: $350
Supply Fee: None

Explore the possibilities of personal expression with this underused form of glass in a hands on, fun, experimental atmosphere. Working with small components, students practice a variety of techniques unique to glass powders, including color blending and shading for 'painting', sgrafitto, combing and feathering, line work, resists, templates, faux sandblasting, and how to pull out oversifted powder. If you have it available, we can work with Glass Glow™ and mica, as well as dichroic and irid glass, learning how they interact with and relate to glass powders. Students will also discover how to 'correct' a problem after it's been fired. Design and color issues will be discussed and practiced. Students will take home a set of samples to remember the techniques, allowing them to easily replicate this work in their own studio.

DESIGN SAMPLES »
EXPLORING GLASS POWDERS: A Creative Approach to Exceptional Work

Instructor: Linda Steider
Glass Craft & Bead Expo, Las Vegas

Dates: March 29, 2007 OR March 31, 2007

These classes have been filled and are now deferring to a waiting list. For more information about the waiting list for these classes, please e-mail patty@lvmanagement.com.

PÂTE DE VERRE SAMPLES »
PÂTE DE VERRE: An Innovative Method Without Molds

Instructor: Linda Steider
Glass Craft & Bead Expo, Las Vegas

Dates: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 OR Friday, March 30, 2007
Number of Sessions: 1
Class Fee: $205
Materials Fee: $25
Materials Fee covers all glass, disposable particulate respirator & miscellaneous supplies used in class.

Description:  This time tested version of pâte de verre will free you from messy molds! Learn how to mix powdered glass into a paste and sculpt it in a variety of small forms, including cabashons, buttons, beads, and fetishes. We'll start with powder wafers to heat things up, then using a non-toxic liquid binder you'll discover the secrets of a very unique method, without waiting for the glass to freeze. Your peers won't believe the samples you take home were made without molds!

You'll take home a finished small sculpture that you've formed & sculpted with glass paste from the morning session.

We'll spend the afternoon making glass paste pattern bars that can be turned into beads, buttons, jewelry, magnets, etc. I throw in powder wafers mainly to get the kilns hot to help dry the wet paste, but if you aren't already making and using them, it's a quick lesson on another technique as well.

Students need to bring: regular safety glasses and safety glasses for looking into the kiln (welding type glasses if you have no others; instructor will have a few pair to share); hair dryer; sculpting tools for small forms (such as dental tools, toothpicks, makeup applicators, etc.); sifters; eyedropper; small paintbrushes and/or rubber tipped clay shaper.

For additional information about the Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas, go to www.glasscraftexpo.com.

BEGINNING GLASS FUSING & ADVANCED STUDIES

Hood River Community Education
Instructor: Linda Steider
Location: HR Middle School, Woodshop

Dates: Tuesdays, beginning February 13, 2007
Number of Sessions: 6
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Limit: 12
Class Fee: $110
Supply Fee: $55

Students will design and make a series of projects including sets of tiles, jewelry, small components, a bas relief art piece as well as a small functional bowl, vase or plate. Safety issues, tools, assemblage, kiln firing, and extensive information on the technical aspects of working with glass will be covered. For the beginner, this is a great introductory class designed to explore a variety of techniques. The returning student will work on more advanced projects, based on level of experience (please call Linda ahead of time at 509.493.1974 to discuss projects).

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