Symposium Schedule 2020

Please note, schedule subject to change at any time. The LIVE Workshops (labeled as such) will start at 9AM MDT (8AM PDT, 10AM CDT, 11AM EDT, 3PM GMT, 4PM BST). All workshops will be available each day from 9AM-midnight.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Jodi McRaney-Rusho

Jodi McRaney-Rusho

 JOIN US LIVE at 11AM EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME!!

Fuse and Fold Police Box


Build a cobalt blue recycled glass 'Police Box', the kind well known in Science Fiction circles. We'll use both fuse and fold and kiln carving techniques to create a 3D police box. Make sure you reserve the time and have plenty of space!
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Shelly Woollvin Glass Artist

Shelly Woollvin

 Q&A Chat with Instructor at 3PM Eastern Daylight Time

How to Create Wave Beads

Have you wanted to learn how to make lampwork beads? Lets jump right in and make a wave bead and a tide pool bead! The first bead is a fun bead to make once you have mastered control over the glass and want to make something a little fancier. These wave beads are very popular on my website Perledivetro.com and they are so fun to make. We will take two rods of glass and a lentil press and with a little twist we will have a wave bead. The second bead will allow a little more artistic interpretation as we will use several transparent glasses, some sparkly dichoric, and some murrini to make this lovely bead with waves and eddies little tide pool creatures. Learn how to press the glass, move the glass to create the waved, and how to place the murrini. I hope you will join me while we dream about being on the beach.
Shelly Woollvin Glass Artist
Christina Lee Glass Artist

Christina Lee

 Q&A Chat with Instructor at 4PM Eastern Daylight Time

How to Drill Holes in Glass Pendants for Fusing and More

The course will consist of teaching how to drill holes in glass using both a Dremel tool and a drill press with diamond bits. Teaching how to use a glass band saw to cut detailed shapes in glass for fusing. Teaching how to fuse a three demensional abstract glass pendent using new glass, scrap glass and recycled glass.
Christina Lee Glass Artist

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Laura Lyn Stern Glass Artist

Laura Lyn Stern

 Q&A Chat with Instructor at 1PM Eastern Daylight Time

Kiln Cast Glass: Bas Relief Tiles


This course will take you through the steps of creating a kiln cast glass bas relief tile. Instruction will include:
  • Design (sourcing images) and function (is it part of a mosaic? A free standing tile? etc)
  • Sculpting your design (in clay)
  • Mold making (plaster/silica/grog)
  • How to fill your mold (with powder/frit)
  • Firing (schedule)
  • Cleaning up your tile
  • Setting your tile (in a mosaic)
Laura Lyn Stern Glass Artist
Emily Gribble Glass Artist

Emily Gribble

 Q&A Chat with Instructor at 2PM Eastern Daylight Time

How to Make a Simple & Tiny Stained Glass Cactus


Learn how to make a cute, small Saguaro cactus using the copper foil method of stained glass. The basic skills learned will provide creative curiosity for other types of cacti for your desert glass garden. From a single solo pot to an assorted container, the options are endless! Just remember to keep trying because... "Cactus Makes Perfect" :)
Emily Gribble Glass Artist
Carmen Flores Tanis Glass Artist

Carmen Flores Tanis

 Q&A Chat with Instructor at 3PM Eastern Daylight Time

First Steps in Glass: Cutting Glass


Ready to dive into the world of glass art? With a few tools, some safety rules and a little practice, you’ll be confidently and safely cutting glass like just the pros. I’ve taught hundreds of students how to cut glass and these are exactly the same steps which I use in my classrooms. You’ll meet the Big Four of glass tools - the cutter, the running pliers, the grozers and the breaking pliers. Then we’ll practice scoring glass and learn eight different ways to break it apart. Finally, you’ll learn how to cut curves and how to follow a pattern.
Carmen Flores Tanis Glass Artist

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Dixie Armfield-Rogerson Glass Artist

Dixie Armfield-Rogerson

 Q&A Chat with Instructor at 1PM Eastern Daylight Time

Intro to Leaded Stained Glass Window

We will be learning how to make a leaded glass design that can be enjoyed inside or out. The first step will be to show you how to prepare your pattern, demonstrating how to score(cut) the glass, break the glass, shape(grind) the glass to fit the pattern and what tools you will need to do this. From here we will move to working with the zinc (for the outside border) and lead (to hold your design together), discussing and demonstrating the tools needed. The final steps will be to explain what is needed to solder the design, demonstrating how to solder, safety, cleaning and how to hang your stained glass piece.
Dixie Armfield-Rogerson Glass Artist

Monday, October 12, 2020

Cheryl Peterson

Cheryl Peterson

 JOIN US LIVE at 11AM EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME!!

Glass Origami Cranes


Origami cranes are a symbol of good fortune. We’ll be using the copper foil (Tiffany) method to assemble 3-D glass origami cranes. Learn tips and tricks for assembling a 3-D project. Alone, a crane makes a beautiful sun catcher. Using several cranes, we’ll learn how to make a simple mobile. Anyone would be thrilled to receive these as a gift!
Cheryl Peterson Glass Artist
Cheryl Farrens Glass Artist

Cheryl Farrens

 Q&A Chat with Instructor at 4PM Eastern Daylight Time

Exploring the Art of Glass Fusing in a Microwave Kiln

In this short course you will learn how to make warm fused glass in a microwave kiln. These pieces can be used for creating jewelry, trinket dishes, sun catchers etc. We will cover safety, equipment, materials, glass cutting, methods for using a microwave with a microwave kiln, and trouble shooting issues that may occur during firing. We will also cover decals, fired enamels, molds, and freeze-and-fuse.
Cheryl Farrens Glass Artist

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Sarinda Jones Glass Artist

Sarinda Jones

 JOIN US LIVE at 11AM EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME!!

Watercolor Glass With Powders and Glass Ornaments


During this class you will learn three different techniques of Watercolor Glass With Powders. We'll also also create various glass ornaments, and to finish it off we'll discuss packaging and promotion.
Sarinda Jones Glass Artist
Cheryl Cohen Glass Artist

Cheryl Cohen

 Q&A Chat with Instructor at 3PM Eastern Daylight Time

How to Create a Mosaic Garden Globe


The exciting class starts with preparing the globe for mosaics, by covering it with mesh and thinset (a cement-based adhesive). Next, instruction on cutting the glass and applying it to the globe are given. The final step is how to grout the piece.
Cheryl Cohen Glass Artist
Suzanne Balestri Glass Artist

Suzanne Balestri

 Q&A Chat with Instructor at 4PM Eastern Daylight Time

Kaleidoscope Plate Project


Learn how to create a bold, impactful design using blocks of organically shaped color and mosaic-like clusters. The bold comes from the colors you choose. The impact comes from ensuring the defining outline around each color!
Suzanne Balestri Glass Artist

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Jodie McDougall Glass Artist

Jodie McDougall

 JOIN US LIVE at 11AM EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME!!

A Conversation About Murrine
Jodie McDougall Glass Artist
Tracy Arietti Glass Artist

Tracy Arietti

 Q&A Chat with Instructor at 1PM Eastern Daylight Time

Make Glass, Not War! “Tie Dye” Fusing


They say if you remember the 60’s, you weren’t really there. But you’ve got to remember the tying and dyeing! Well, everything old is new again, and why not bring the trend to your home décor by learning the tie dye glass fusing technique. We will use powdered glass to create works of art straight out of you favorite Deadhead’s basement. It’ll be a groovy, outta sight and righteous time!
Tracy Arietti Glass Artist
Komal Prasad Glass Artist

Komal Prasad

 Q&A Chat with Instructor at 2PM Eastern Daylight Time

Let’s Plant a Tree


I will be teaching you how to make a Fused Glass Tree using glass powders and frits, and a bit of scrap sheet glass. I will also show you how to display it in a stand ( small pot) and back-light it!
Komal Prasad Glass Artist

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Kat Huddleston Glass Artist

Kat Huddleston

 JOIN US LIVE at 11AM EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME!!

Creating a Fused Glass Wave

Let's make some Waves! I'll show you how to create a free form Fused Glass Wave that has the feel of the ocean. We'll work right on a kiln shelf or a piece of kiln paper and break small pieces of glass off of different colored sheet glass or scraps to create the Wave's shape and finish the piece with white or clear frit.
Kat Huddleston Glass Artist
Karen Birdwell Glass Artist

Karen Birdwell

 Q&A Chat with Instructor at 3PM Eastern Daylight Time

Multi Media Windchime

Learn to make anything into a windchime; this course concentrates on wine bottles and wine glasses with stained glass.
Karen Birdwell Glass Artist
Katrina Jameson Glass Artist

Katrina Jameson

Easy Fused Glass Landscapes

Learn to make basic, freestanding, sculptural landscape panels featuring Aspen/Birches. Layer fusible art glass, frit and enamels to represent Fall and Winter scenes.
Katrina Jameson Glass Artist

Friday, October 16, 2020

Tremaine Fenton Glass Artist

Tremaine Fenton

 JOIN US LIVE at 11AM EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME!!

Bead Woven Frozen Necklace with Glass Seed Beads

I will be demonstrating how to make this necklace using a Chevron Stitch and Coraling Technique.
Tremaine Fenton Glass Artist
Petra Kaiser Glass Artist

Petra Kaiser

 JOIN US LIVE at 2:30PM EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME!!

Kiln Forming

What you will learn:
  • How to design, cut, and carve a Kaiser Lee Board (KLB) Mold.
  • How to create your own pattern with your flexible KLB system.
  • How to solve a problem.
  • How to work with Wissmach Luminescent Glass
  • How to make a pocket into your vessel that is easy to remove.
  • A short introduction to KLENDOX (a technique that uses the KLB Sand which is actually leftover from carving the Kaiser Lee Board).
  • Designing with glass powder and frit
  • How to hang your glass vessel without any addition of wire.
  • How to fire your glass vessel.
  • Kiln Forming a Wall Pocket Vessel
Cathy Vitale Glass Artist
Cathy Vitale Glass Artist

Cathy Vitale

 Q&A Chat with Instructor at 5PM Eastern Daylight Time

Simple Copper Foiled Beveled Heart and Kiln Formed Snowflake


This class will start out showing you how to create a simple copper foiled heart to hang in your window or give as a gift to someone very special. The second part of the class will walk you through a kiln formed snowflake to hang on your tree or give as a gift this comming holiday season.
Cathy Vitale Glass Artist

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