Welding Bottle Tree August 6th & 7th Cost: $190.00
On the first morning, we will see samples of welded art pieces, explore a scrap metal yard where you can purchase scrap
metal pieces for your one-of-a-kind metal art piece, and then visit a welding supply shop where you can buy tools and supplies.
In the afternoon, there will be a session in which you learn proper safety techniques, equipment use, tools, MIG welding, and
shop use, followed by practice time with the machinery and welder. You will get dirty and work hard, but it is rewarding and fun.
Create your very own garden Bottle tree art piece up to 48-inches tall with about 6-10 welds. Or you could create an unique
outdoor sculpture piece. Included is: welding feed, grinders, and some safety equipment. At the end of the day you'll have a
piece to take home and a smile on your face. Limited to two students per class for individual attention and private instruction
so sign up early. Must wear some safety clothing.
Stepping Stones DATES COMING SOON
In this class you will learn about mosaic techniques, including: how to cut the glass or ceramic pieces; how to use mosaic nippers; design and color considerations; how to mix the cement; how to clean and finish your piece. It is a fun easy project and a good way to spend the day. I will have some mold forms for sale and materials you can take home to create more of your own pieces. Most people have time to make two pieces.
3-D cement class July 17th 24th 31st Cost $128.00
Let’s make something to beautify our outdoor spaces that will show us color all year long! We will create three-dimensional objects out of styrofoam, wire mesh, and PVC pipes. These pieces are then covered with cement slurry and a fiberglass mesh. They can be covered with glass and/or ceramic mosaics to create a one-of-a-kind outdoor sculpture or can be left just the raw cement. Design specifics to be discussed with individuals in advance, there will be a size limitation due to time restrictions.
The nature of this work is you have to work on the piece then let it dry, each class length is dependent up the size of your piece(s) and the shape. Use of found objects is encouraged, contact me for more ideas and information. Materials Fee: $45.00
Upcoming Shows and Exhibitions
Rare Things Gallery
106 Main St Creede CO 81130
Sangre De Cristo Art Center
210 North Sante Fe Pueblo 81003
All classes require a 50% deposit and refunds will only be given if you cancel at least one week before the class. I accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover; checks; and, cash. Class size is limited to provide individual attention, so please call early to reserve your spot. All classes take a one-hour break for lunch. Please, CALL or E-MAIL to register or inquire about a class.
Bird Feeders August 20th Cost: $38.00
You will have your choice of 3 different styles of Bird feeders that are easy to make in just one day and
all using found objects. We will use found objects, both glass and ceramic, you bring or use what I have available, to make a unique one of a kind bird feeder. All you do is provide the bird seed and a place to hang it in your home or patio.
I will have pictures, designs, and samples, so you can see all the alternatives and then after you learn a few simple techniques you will be able to delight and amuse your friends with your creativity. Material Fee $15.00 or $5.00 if you bring your own.
Mono Print Notecards August 27th Cost: $29.00
Mono is defined as one; alone: single; so we will make prints on paper that are just that. First thing upon arrival we will play with paints and found object and create “one off” prints. We will have a lunch break while they are drying and then come back to play some more either making more prints or adding colors designs to the ones we made. We will embellish our creations with pens or more paint learning to use our imaginations to “see” into the prints and draw out what we see.
PLEASE CALL ME TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT! IF YOU DON’T SEE A CLASS you want let me know. Dates can be changed or added. If you and two friends want to do a class I will do the class for you at a time that is convenient for all concerned. If you have already taken a class and want to do it again or use my studio and the equipment, talk with me, studio time is $10.00/ hour, except when using the welding equipment the cost for that is $25.00/hour.
Beginning Stained Glass July 9th Cost: $65.00
Learn how to create a small stained glass window for your home or office in this one-day sampler class. You will learn the basic techniques such as: cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering, and finishing. Use my simple patterns or talk to me in advance about your own project choice. It is a great way to try working with glass without having to make a big investment in equipment. The end result is sure to please you. Come spend the day with new friends and take home a colorful treasure to enjoy.
Materials Fee: $10.00. This includes: glass, solder, foil, flux, cleaner, patina. Tools and equipment are provided for your use.
Fusing Glass Class June 5th, 12th & 19th, $92.00
This class is a beginners class to learn to create simple pieces using the techniques of Slumping and Fusing glass. First day we will make jewelry pieces using a small kiln, pins or necklaces or earrings. The next class we will decide on a project and fuse the glass pieces. Third class will be slumping the pieces into or over a mold of your choice. each student will have 10” x 10” of kiln space to do one or as many project as they chose. Additional firings after the class will be available for $20.00 per firing. Limit of 4 students due to kiln space.
PLEASE CALL ME TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT! IF YOU DON’T SEE A CLASS you want let me know. Dates can be changed or added. If you and two friends want to do a class I will do the class for you at a time that is convenient for all concerned. If you have already taken a class and want to do it again or use my studio and the equipment, talk with me, studio time is $10.00/ hour, using the kiln for firings is $20.00 per firing, when using the welding equipment the cost for that is $25.00/hour.
Sand Dollar Gallery
1256 So. Pearl St Denver, CO
The Studio Gallery
541 Big Thompson, Estes Park, CO 80517 303-815-2757
Materials Fee: $10.00. This includes the glass or ceramic pieces, hardware cloth, a mosaic form of your choice in shape and size for you to use in the class, and the necessary cement and sand mixture. Or bring your own ceramic or glass pieces and cut this costing half. There will be an additional cost if you want to buy a mold form or some nippers to take home with you, I will sell the mold forms at a discounted price to you for taking this class. Please call me to reserve your space, I am limiting the class to 6 people.
If you have taken the class previously and just want to come and join the group, you can pay for the materials $10.00 and use your own forms or pay a little more, $10.00, and use my forms and my materials.