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!
Private/individual instruction is also available by request. Please contact me for more details.
Shifting Perspectives: Glass & Print
Eileen Miles Biggs Studio
Sante Fe, New Mexico
October 11-14, 2019
What are our methods of creative practice? How can we develop an individualized approach to process through material research? We’ll explore these questions through individually focused experimentation in glass, paper, and print. Techniques to inspire this process will include lithographic image transfers, screenprinting with glass powder, and experimental print processes, as well as inspirational field trips into the Sante Fe landscape. Daily assignments and group discussions will support each individual’s creative goals. Artists from all mediums are welcome.
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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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.
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.