Fused Glass: For Kids - Tack Fired Mobiles
(grades 5 - 8)
3 week class (All materials included!)
Dates: Mondays, Nov 28, Dec 5, 12
Time: 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Location: 916 Shelburne Road
Instructor: Micaela Wallace
In this class we will study Alexander Calder who was an American sculptor known as the originator of mobiles. All the mobile components will be tack fired. Tack firing is done at a lower temperature than full firing. The glass maintains is size shape but softens and sticks to the glass around it. Students will learn the basics of glass fusing which includes use of hand tools, making frit, cutting glass and how use of cold working tools (power tools) as well as the characteristics of fusible glass and what to consider when working with it. No experience necessary!
Please note: Some pieces may need to be picked up at a later date.
NOTE: Our class fee is $90, and the $25 materials fee provides you with enough glass to make any of the projects we will make in class.