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Glass Art

Hot Glass Experience I
Glassblowing is a technique that was invented by the Phoenicians around 3500 years ago; now you will have the opportunity to learn the art of working with studio glass! Students will learn about the history of hot glass, introduction to equipment, and safety precautions. This is an introductory level class. Each student will complete two paperweights during this class; a standard paperweight and a jellyfish paperweight. Students will learn a shaping technique rather than a blowing technique. Paperweights must cool in an annealing oven at the studio overnight before they can be taken home. Class will be
held at the Starved Rock Hot Glass Studio in Ottawa. There is a $10 material fee payable to the instructor at class.
Sat 1-4 p.m. Oct 6 1 Session
Laura Johnson Starved Rock HLR-2748-410 $59
Hot Glass, Ottawa

Tue 5-8 p.m. Oct 9 1 Session
Laura Johnson Starved Rock HLR-2748-420 $59
Hot Glass, Ottawa

Tue 5-8 p.m. Oct 23 1 Session
Laura Johnson Starved Rock HLR-2748-430 $59
Hot Glass, Ottawa

Sat 1-4 p.m. Nov 3 1 Session
Laura Johnson Starved Rock HLR-2748-411 $59
Hot Glass, Ottawa

Hot Glass Experience II
In this second level class, students will learn the actual blowing process in working with hot glass. Each student will complete two blown glass vessels, picking their own colors and choosing from a cup, jar, or candleholder. Completed projects must cool in an annealing oven at the studio overnight before they can be taken home. Pre-Requisite: All students registered for Hot Glass Experience II must have completed Hot Glass Experience I prior to taking this course. Class will be held at the Starved Rock Hot Glass Studio in Ottawa. There is a $10 material fee payable to the instructor at class.
Tue 5-8 p.m. Nov 6 1 Session
Laura Johnson Starved Rock HLR-2751-411 $69
Hot Glass, Ottawa
Sat 1-4 p.m. Nov 17 1 Session
Laura Johnson Starved Rock HLR-2751-421 $69
Hot Glass, Ottawa

Your instructor, Laura Johnson, first became interested in the art of glass blowing on a school field trip to the Sofa Show in Chicago. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences. During her time in Champaign, she began taking classes from a glass blower in Farmer City; where she learned the art. In 2009, Laura opened Starved Rock Hot Glass in her hometown of Ottawa.

 

Stained Glass for Beginners
Learn to assemble two stained class projects, one with lead and one with copper foil method. This class will show the techniques of cutting, grinding, and soldering. Upon completion of the course, students will take home both of their works of art. Note: Because you are working with real glass there is a possibility of injury from glass fragments. You may be exposed to a small amount of lead from the lead strips used in one project and from the soldering process. Some chemicals will be used to patina your finished project. If you have any health issues concerning lead, chemicals or small cuts, you may want to consult your physician before enrolling in this class. Please wear old clothes to class, bring a pair of safety glasses, and
work gloves. There is a $65 material fee payable to the instructor on the first night of class. Registration deadline is September 24. No class: October 31. Tammy Schrowang has operated a stained glass studio since 2000. She first experienced stained glass as a continuing education student at IVCC.
Wed 6:30-9 p.m. Oct 3-Nov 14 6 Sessions
Tammy B-101, IVCC HLR-1301-310 $89
Schrowang Art Room