I typically offer several intensive classes a year- classes will be listed here when registration is available. Previous venues include Pilchuck Glass School, Ox-Bow School of Art, Pittsburgh Glass Center, and North Lands Creative Glass. If you’d like to be added to my mailing list, please subscribe here!
Toner Lithography (1 day)
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Hyattsville, Maryland
May 24, 2019 10am – 4pm
Explore this versatile printmaking method for transferring images from a Xerox or laser print. The technique uses principles from lithography and can be used to print drawings, photographs, found objects – anything that can be photocopied! We will explore building images through layering, multiple color printing, and printing on a variety of surfaces. This technique can be used with or without a press. No prior printing experience necessary!
Screenprinting on Glass (1 day)
Creative Art Center of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
June 9, 2019 10am – 6pm
Explore the wonderful world of printing on glass with powered glass (texture, depth and color interactions) as well as learn about the basics of glass as a material. The workshop will cover a range of methods of image creation (both dark-room and non-darkroom based) as well as how to properly choose, prepare and clean screens. No previous experience is necessary.
Images in Glass (4 days)
Harmony Stained Glass, Pasadena, TX
June 21-24, 2019
Incorporate images into glass! You will learn a variety of printmaking processes to incorporate imagery into kiln formed glass, as well as strategies for how to combine multiple techniques. Using photographs, drawings, and text, you will create components to combine into layered projects. Processes include: lithographic image transfers, screenprinting with glass powders, and experimental monoprint techniques. The class will also cover the basics of fusing, color reactions in glass, color and composition, and the proper firing and annealing procedures for each process. No printmaking or glass experience necessary!
Collage + Combine | Remix + Redux (5 days)
Carrie Iverson and Jeremy Scidmore
Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY
July 29 – August 2, 2019
In this experimental class, you will use multiple printmaking and painting with glass processes mixed with glass cutting techniques to assemble layered imagery in glass. We will discuss the pros and cons of each technique and how to mix and match them to best realize your ideas. Individual experimentation will be encouraged through focused research and observation of process and material. The print processes covered are lithographic image transfers and screen printing with glass powder; “painting” processes covered are manipulating glass powders in a variety of mediums for painterly effects.
Glass Kilncasting (2 days)
Creative Art Center of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
August 11 & August 18, 2019 10am – 4pm
Delve deep into the technical aspects of kilncasting by creating a refractory mold for glass casting. Beginning with a simple wax form, you will customize it through carving or using wax additions (students will be asked to research surface decoration ideas for their project before coming to the workshop and then bring your ideas in the form of sketches, photos, etc.). You will learn how to build refractory molds, steam out wax and calculate appropriate glass quantities. Basic finishing and coldworking techniques will also be covered.
In addition to the supplies the materials fee covers, you will need to plan to spend $100-150 the day of the first class to choose your billet and accessory glasses depending on the color you choose.
Toner Lithography for Glass (3 days + evening/intro)
Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Nov. 14 – 17, 2019
Explore this versatile printmaking method for transferring images from a Xerox or laser print onto glass. The technique uses principles from lithography and can be used to print drawings, photographs, found objects- anything that can be photocopied! This technique differs from a decal process in that it results in prints composed of fine glass powder fired onto a glass sheet. Over the class, you will create a variety of samples exploring the potentials of the process, including using reactive glasses to widen your color palette. Prerequisites: None
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Master Class: Toner Lithography For Glass & Paper
Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle WA
March 16-18, 2019
Explore this versatile printmaking method for transferring images from a photocopy or laser print. The technique uses principles from lithography and can be used to print drawings, photographs, found objects- anything that can be photocopied! We will explore building images through layering, multiple color printing, and printing on both glass and paper. (When printing on glass this technique differs from a decal process in that it results in prints composed of fine glass powder fired onto a glass sheet.) You will create a variety of samples exploring the potentials of the process, including using reactive glasses to widen your color palette. This technique can be used with or without a press. Prerequisites: None
M3 | Methods, Materiality & Making
Carrie Iverson & Jeremy Scidmore
Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington
July 8 – 25, 2018
What are our methods of creative practice? How can we develop an individualized approach to process through material research? In M3, we’ll explore these questions through focused experimentation in a wide range of materials (glass, metal, paper & print). Each student will then fine-tune their approach to making through careful observation and an individualized methodology. Our group focus will be producing new strategies for the conceptualization and adoption of cohesive yet tangential approaches to the process of creation. Techniques to inspire this process will include digital and analog 2d image creation, screen printing and lithographic transfer processes using glass powders and vitreous enamels on glass and steel, as well as complementary experiments in Pilchuck’s print studio. Field research, daily assignments, readings, and group discussions will support each individual’s creative goals.
Collagraph: Chance Investigations
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
August 30 – September 2, 2018
During this course students explore collagraphs, a unique hybrid of collage and printmaking especially susceptible to unexpected marks and textures in the print matrix. You will cut up and recombine materials such as wax, carborundum, acrylic mediums, fabric, leaves, stencils, string, netting, and grass to create a series of interrelated work. Other methods participants will undertake include incising plexiglass plates with a variety of power tools and discovering experimental weathering in Arrowmont’s natural environment. In addition to pursuing individual experiments, we’ll also look at examples of contemporary artists’ use of chance as a tool for reference and inspiration. Open to all skill levels.