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Glass Journal

Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Saturday & Saturday Eve

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$ 260  

This little precious book is a beautiful union of form and function. Copper, wire, paper, and beveled glass come elegantly together in this charming little book that is sure to become a treasured keepsake, especially once it is filled with your art and writing. In this workshop you will fabricate the new and improved version of my original all metal binding and two 4" beveled glass squares. Fill it with some nice watercolor paper, and it is perfect for writing, art journaling, scrapbooking, whatever! Students fabricate the glass and metal book completely "from scratch" and embellish with chain, beads, charms, and pretty photo images. This unique binding, once mastered, can be adapted to many other materials such as found tin, sheet metal, stained glass, and much more! Two transparencies of vintage photos are included, but students are invited to bring a personalized image for the covers. Just print out any 2 photos you like on transparency film at 4.25" sq. but do not cut them out yet. Glass squares are pre-drilled for this workshop, but bring your own Dremel and a 1/8" diamond drill bit if you want to try your hand at drilling some glass in class. Techniques you'll learn include drilling the glass bevels, some cool metal fabrication, how to alter metal with fire and chemical patina, some basic bookbinding terminology, safe use of various hand tools, and more! More info on tools and supplies can be found at www.blacksheepartist.com.

Students must bring the following tools and supplies to class:
16 sheets of 90# or 140# hot press watercolor paper hand torn to 3.5" x 7.5"
Please feel free to paint, stamp, collage, dye, color, or otherwise decorate your paper, but use light colors on at least two sheets, so the transparency shows up well!
4 sheets of some "decorative" paper or vellum at 3.5" x 8.5" (these are optional, but if your watercolor paper is plain white... these can have text, images, or other patterns printed on them or not)
Tin Snips
Phillips screwdriver
Disposable paint brush
Scissors/ruler/sharpie/pencil (basic)
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Wire cutters
Nutdriver set (optional)
Propane torch w/fuel canister (optional)
Dremel tool or drill with 1/8" diamond drill (optional)

$40 kit fee to be collected in class on day of workshop includes the following items:
Tools/materials list
Copper "plumber's tape"
Machine screws, nuts, and washers
Copper or brass wire
2 Vintage photo transparencies
2 pre-drilled beveled glass squares
Decorative chain
Beads & pins
Various patinas
Clear coat spray (time permitting)
 

Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. To order supplies, contact Maria Ralaigh

 


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