June 22th- 25th, 2017 10am-5pm
Price: $900 Instructor: Raven Copeland, Ben Ramsey & Freddy Faerron Skill Level: All
Ben Ramsey with Freddy Faerron (6/22-6/23);
Raven Copeland with Freddy Faerron (6/24-6/25)
In this course you will learn~
Fuming theory and application (6000 word paper included)
Fumed linework tubing and hollow/solid application techniques.
Functional glass fabrication.
Color theory and dot work application.
Opal encasement and opal frit rod application.
Vortex marble theory.
Large scale marble work.
How to develop a personal dialog.
Collaboration from personal studies.
This 4-day intensive hands-on and demo course will be jam-packed with individual and collaborative techniques by three artists. They will cover fuming theory, color theory, dot work, opal/dichroic applications and complex solid/hollow studies.
On days 1 and 2, Ben Ramsey (@oddball on Instagram) will be joining Freddy Faerron (@freddyfaerron on Instagram). Freddy and Ben will be collaborating on both hollow and solid works.
Day 1: Ben will share his signature dot work techniques on a glass encased opal pendant and also on Freddy’s fume implosion pendant demo. Freddy will discuss fuming theory and application throughout the course. Students will have hands-on practice time for each demo. Freddy will also demo multiple hollow fumed linework art glass to be used on day two.
Day 2: Students will practice the demos at will and watch as Ben and Freddy work on a fume vs. dot work functional work. Freddy will demo various hollow fume linework techniques such as different wig wag styles, bowties and montage/encalmo as Ben demonstrates the assembly of a mini rig.
On days 3 and 4, Raven Copeland (@madglasser on Instagram) will join Freddy Faerron, and the two artists will be demoing and collaborating on solid works.
Day 3: Raven and Freddy will be demonstrating signature vortex marble works. Raven will be sharing a dichroic double vortex marble and dichroic pendant. Freddy will share a fume implosion vortex. Students will have practice time for each demo. Both Raven and Freddy will be sharing their marble-making theories, and assisting students during their hands-on time.
Day 4: Students will have unlimited practice and viewing time as Raven and Freddy create a large collaboration marble work. Raven and Freddy work side-by-side and also assist students as needed. Their goal is to create a 4 plus inch collaborative marble work.
This exciting hands-on and demo format will also be open to student input on direction. Ben, Raven and Freddy will be available for input and exploration of student wishes. Teachers will be working on
Bethlehem, GTT and the Nortel Arrow torches as they demonstrate.
You can view more works by Raven Copeland (@madlasser), Ben Ramsey (@oddballglass) and Freddy Faerron (@freddyfaerron) on their Instagram accounts and at FreddyFaerron.com
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