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Beginning Blacksmithing, November 11-12

Instructor: Dillard Fraizer

Date: Saturday & Sunday, November 11 & 12, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $88.00 / Non Member $110.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $20

Class Description: This beginning blacksmithing class will introduce students to the equipment, tools and safety precautions involved in the use of the blacksmith’s forge. Once familiar with the tools of the trade, the class will practice fundamental blacksmithing techniques while learning to make basic hooks, tools and decorative flares.  Students are asked to bring their own safety glasses and to wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Aprons and gloves are optional.

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Dillard Frazier lives in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Dillard and his wife Pam, began Heritage Arts, a family organization with the goal of preserving the arts of their Appalachian area and heritage. They have made it their goal to be the reservoirs and transmitters of as much of the traditional Appalachian arts and crafts as possible.

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Blacksmithing: Think it, Make it, Reshape it, May 6-7

Instructor: Bryan Fritts

Date: Saturday & Sunday, May 6-7, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $88.00 / Non Member $110.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $20

Class Description: We will forge and fabricate items from old tools, scrap metal and whatever else your imagination brings to life. All skill levels welcome. If you can think it we can make it. Come on let’s have fun. Students are asked to bring their own safety glasses and to wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Aprons and gloves are optional.

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 5, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Brayn Fritts has been blacksmithing since 1997, and is Manley Brown’s ( blacksmith in Lexington VA ) last living apprentice . He has worked in the blacksmith shop as an historic interpreter at Virginia Explore Park and does public demonstration’s at fall festivals across southern VA. Brayn is self taught, as well as, has taken classes at John C Campbell Folk School and attended numerous blacksmithing workshops sponsored by the guilds located in the area. He is a member of ABANA and the Old Dominion Blacksmith’s Association. Bryan states “I love working with iron and non-ferrous metals. I also do fabrication and welding and upcycled / repurposed art from junk.I live in Blue Ridge VA with my wife Becky and have four children and two grandchildren.”

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Wine Bottle Cutting and Creating, June 3

Instructor: Chris Frazier

Date: Saturday, June 3, 12-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $38.00 / Non Member $47.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop)

Class Description: This Saturday afternoon workshop will make for a relaxing and enjoyable day learning how to safely cut wine bottles and create one of a kind works of art with them. Artist and art teacher, Chris Frazier, will demonstrate how to safely cut the wine bottles with the tile saw. If you feel comfortable cutting your own bottles you’ll be able to do so, but don’t worry if not Chris will cut them for you. After learning how to cut the wine bottles Chris will then demonstrate how to prepare and decorate them using the copper foil technique used in stained glass. Join us, have some fun, and try your hand at something new!

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 8

About the Instructor: Chris Frazier is a native of Martinsville, Virginia. Chris has taught art in the public schools for over 20 years. He received his formal education from Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Art with a concentration in Graphic Design. He earned a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Louisiana. Lately, Chris has been creating art in glass, wood and metal; however, he also enjoys working in various media including watercolor, pen and ink, colored pencil, pottery, wood and computer graphics. You can see some of his work at ‪www.cfrazier.net

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Beginning Ceramics, June 26-29

Instructor: Cory Potrafka

Date: Monday-Thursday, June 26-29, 5:30-7:30pm

Tuition: Member $44.00 / Non Member $55.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $20

Class Description: Work all day? This week long, evening class, workshop will be a perfect way to relax, but still be productive. All levels welcome at this workshop that will focus on beginning throwing skills and basic hand building techniques.   We will practice throwing, measuring and envisioning these pots in our home or as gifts for friends and family. We’ll explore handtools and how the wheel and our imagination create the pots that we want to make and use. Join us, have some fun and try your hand at something new!

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 8

About the Instructor: Cory Potrafka, a second generation potter, who now lives in Meadows of Dan. In the summer of 2016 he volunteered to become the Center’s Ceramic Studio Manager and now works for the Center, helping organize all of the special events and classes.  On his off days from the Center, he is also a production potter at the Phelps Studio.  Cory also manages the Friday Night Artisan Market in Downtown Floyd and is a talent musician as well.

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Blacksmithing: Think it, Make it, Reshape it, July 22-23

Instructor: Bryan Fritts

Date: Saturday & Sunday, July 22-23, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $88.00 / Non Member $110.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $20

Class Description: We will forge and fabricate items from old tools, scrap metal and whatever else your imagination brings to life. All skill levels welcome. If you can think it we can make it. Come on let’s have fun. Students are asked to bring their own safety glasses and to wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Aprons and gloves are optional.

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 5, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Brayn Fritts has been blacksmithing since 1997, and is Manley Brown’s ( blacksmith in Lexington VA ) last living apprentice . He has worked in the blacksmith shop as an historic interpreter at Virginia Explore Park and does public demonstration’s at fall festivals across southern VA. Brayn is self taught, as well as, has taken classes at John C Campbell Folk School and attended numerous blacksmithing workshops sponsored by the guilds located in the area. He is a member of ABANA and the Old Dominion Blacksmith’s Association. Bryan states “I love working with iron and non-ferrous metals. I also do fabrication and welding and upcycled / repurposed art from junk.I live in Blue Ridge VA with my wife Becky and have four children and two grandchildren.”

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Beginning Ceramics, August 26-27

Instructor: Cory Potrafka

Date: Saturday & Sunday, August 26-27, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Member $88.00 / Non Member $110.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $20

Class Description: Work all week? This weekend long workshop will be a perfect way to relax, but still be productive. All levels welcome at this workshop that will focus on beginning throwing skills and basic hand building techniques.   We will practice throwing, measuring and envisioning these pots in our home or as gifts for friends and family. We’ll explore handtools and how the wheel and our imagination create the pots that we want to make and use. Join us, have some fun and try your hand at something new!

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 8

About the Instructor: Cory Potrafka, a second generation potter, who now lives in Meadows of Dan. In the summer of 2016 he volunteered to become the Center’s Ceramic Studio Manager and now works for the Center, helping organize all of the special events and classes.  On his off days from the Center, he is also a production potter at the Phelps Studio.  Cory also manages the Friday Night Artisan Market in Downtown Floyd and is a talent musician as well.

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Polymer Clay Series: Kitty Ring Holder, October 21

Instructor: Teri Walters

Date: Saturday, October 21, 1-4pm

Tuition: Jax Member $17.00 / Non Member $21.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $10

Class Description: Sculpture and polymer clay go hand in hand. Join us for this fun Kitty Ring-Holder sculpture workshop with artist Teri Walters. Teri will demonstrate basic sculpture techniques to create this functional design. If you haven’t worked with polymer clay yet, don’t worry, this class is great for beginners too. More experienced students will also get a chance to experiment with color selection and texture techniques. Students can also customize their sculpture by adding seasonal decorations to their sculptures, like fall leaves at the kitty’s feet.   The final product would also make a great gift for the upcoming season.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

 

About the Instructor: Teri Walters was introduced to polymer clay in 1999 and quickly became a “polyholic”. Since then, her artwork has taken her to many different places. She has been featured on local television, has won 1st and 3rd places in Polymer Cafe magazine for her work in millefiori caning and mixed media work, featured in newspapers, participated in various exhibits, has her creations in retail stores, and can be found at local craft shows selling and teaching in her booth. Teri has a great desire to teach and thoroughly enjoys passing on her knowledge and experiences in polymer clay to all those desiring to learn.

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Chair Weaving, September 10

Instructor: Dillard Fraizer

Date: Sunday, September 10, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member 44.00 / Non Member 55.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $10

Class Description: Don’t throw that old chair frame away: learn to weave a traditional splint seat and put it back into use. This is a rapid, easily-mastered technique using sturdy rattan reed and a minimum of tools. All levels of students are welcome.  Students should bring one or more chair or stool frames in good condition.  Stool frames are available from the instructor if requested in advance of the class.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Dillard Frazier lives in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Dillard and his wife Pam, began Heritage Arts, a family organization with the goal of preserving the arts of their Appalachian area and heritage. They have made it their goal to be the reservoirs and transmitters of as much of the traditional Appalachian arts and crafts as possible.

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Painting Gauche Postcards, September 16

Instructor: Darcy Meeker

Date: Saturday, September 16, 1pm-4pm

Tuition: Jax Member $16.50 / Non Member $20.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $40

Class Description: This is a relaxed, fun, creative workshop.  Students will enjoy palette-knife play with gooey gouache straight from the tube on wet, heavy, textured water-color paper.  Yum-yum!  Create images on several postcards, then two quarter sheets of heavy watercolor paper with the best quality gouache paints.  Supplies are provided by the instructor so that students won’t have to scramble and buy materials.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Darcy Meeker tools copper (from earrings to 38-foot wall work), creates sculpture in stone, clay, silk, aluminum, and, well, pretty much anything she can get her hands on, and paints, collages and prints on a variety of materials with the same wide-ranging enthusiasm. She also works in light, currently developing a walk-through light/sculpture experience. Her commissions include a large public sculpture for General Electric in Schenectady, NY, one for the Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Blacksburg, Va., and other sculptures for private homes coast to coast. Five colleges have given her one-person shows. Galleries in North Carolina, Washington, DC, Virginia, Oregon and Tennessee have included her work in one-, two- and three-person shows. She has been in invitationals and juried shows in Colorado, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, South Carolina, Arizona and North Carolina.”

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Market Style Basket Weaving, October 2

Instructor: Dillard Frazier

Date: Monday, October 2, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $44.00 / Non Member $55.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $10 – $20

Class Description: Carry all of your “stuff” in a sturdy rectangle market style basket with a woven bottom. Beginning and intermediate students are welcome in this workshop with an emphasis on technique, attention to detail, and shaping to create crisp corners. Dillard can work one on one with students to add patterns and unique details into their basket.  All materials will be provided by the instructor.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Dillard Frazier lives in Meadows of Dan, Virginia Dillard and his wife Pam, began Heritage Arts, a family organization with the goal of preserving the arts of their Appalachian area and heritage. They have made it their goal to be the reservoirs and transmitters of as much of the traditional Appalachian arts and crafts as possible.

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Silk Scarf Dyeing, October 14

Instructor: Darcy Meeker

Date: Saturday, October 14, 1pm-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $22.00 / Non Member $27.50

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) Approx $50

Class Description: Create beautiful silk-wool scarves or silk-rayon velvet scarves during this intensive day of creativity. Each scarf will be a unique piece of you. Use them as gifts or keep them for yourself! Darcy will bring all sorts of fun materials to use to help dyes create visual textures on the scarves. Students should expect to make about 3 scarves during the workshop, however, if students make more or less, the material fee will be adjusted accordingly.

Minimum Age: Responsible young adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Darcy Meeker tools copper (from earrings to 38-foot wall work), creates sculpture in stone, clay, silk, aluminum, and, well, pretty much anything she can get her hands on, and paints, collages and prints on a variety of materials with the same wide-ranging enthusiasm. She also works in light, currently developing a walk-through light/sculpture experience. Her commissions include a large public sculpture for General Electric in Schenectady, NY, one for the Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Blacksburg, Va., and other sculptures for private homes coast to coast. Five colleges have given her one-person shows. Galleries in North Carolina, Washington, DC, Virginia, Oregon and Tennessee have included her work in one-, two- and three-person shows. She has been in invitationals and juried shows in Colorado, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, South Carolina, Arizona and North Carolina.

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Lampshade Making, November 6 & 7

Instructor: Susan Icove

Date: Monday & Tuesday, November 6 & 7, 1pm-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $60.00 / Non Member $75.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) Approx $30

Class Description: Join Susan Icove and make your own perfect lampshade for a one-of-a-kind lamp!  More info to come soon about this workshop.

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 5, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: As an artist, Susan Icove seeks to find the beauty in what others may consider junk.  She draws on her love of combining elements of the past with the world of the present.  She creates three-dimensional collages to form lamps and other furnishings, that are often surprising and humorous, using household objects, broken appliances, odd family heirlooms, or just leftover odds and ends. She finds these objects by searching junkyards, thrift stores, yard sales, and even dumpster diving.  Often a lamp will grow around a few parts that work together so that each lamp has a theme.  “Each creative decision builds upon the one before it, perfectly orchestrated in accordance with the message that I seek to inspire,” states Susan.  She feels that lighting is one of the foundations of the atmosphere in our lives and her lamps reincorporate found and recycled objects into our homes in unexpected ways.  Living in the rural southwestern Virginia town of Floyd, Susan has many interests, ranging from her 125 year old home, the local community, and as an owner of a local gallery, Troika Contemporary Crafts.  When not making lamps, she divides her time between her husband David, her children, Max and Margaux, and their many dogs and horses.  After an earlier career as a successful studio potter, Susan turned over a new leaf, and began to assemble her unique lamps.  The challenges of adapting modern living to an old home, while preserving the character of the house, has been a profound influence on Susan’s development as an artist.  Her often playful and surprising solutions to lighting are an obvious outcome.   You can learn more about Susan Icove and her work at her gallery in Floyd and online at www.TroikaCrafts.com.

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Chair Weaving, May 13

Instructor: Dillard Fraizer

Date: Saturday, May 13, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $44.00 / Non Member $55.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $10

Class Description: Don’t throw that old chair frame away: learn to weave a traditional splint seat and put it back into use. This is a rapid, easily-mastered technique using sturdy rattan reed and a minimum of tools. All levels of students are welcome.  Students should bring one or more chair or stool frames in good condition.  Stool frames are available from the instructor if requested in advance of the class.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Dillard Frazier lives in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Dillard and his then wife Pam, began Heritage Arts, a family organization with the goal of preserving the arts of their Appalachian area and heritage. They have made it their goal to be the reservoirs and transmitters of as much of the traditional Appalachian arts and crafts as possible.

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Beginning Blacksmithing, June 3-4

Instructor: Gerald Boggs

Date: Saturday & Sunday, June 3-4, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $88.00 / Non Member $110.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $20

Class Description: This beginning blacksmithing class will introduce students to the equipment, tools and safety precautions involved in the use of the blacksmith’s forge. Once familiar with the tools of the trade, the class will practice fundamental blacksmithing techniques while learning to make basic hooks, tools and decorative flares. Students are asked to bring their own safety glasses and to wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Aprons and gloves are optional.

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Gerald Boggs lives in the village of Afton, Virginia. He opened his own shop, Wayfarer Forge, in 2004, where he does demonstrations and commissions. Working as a classical blacksmith, Gerald is not stuck in the past doing over and over designs from the 18th century. Rather, he tries to work within the framework of classical blacksmithing, while embracing design development of the last century. A member of the Old Dominion Blacksmith Association (OBDSA), Gerald is spearheading a partnership between The Jacksonville Center and OBDSA that is making blacksmithing more accessible to the public and experienced blacksmiths alike. http://wayfarerforge.com/

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Molten Metals, April 8-9

Instructor: Nell Fredericksen

Date: Saturday & Sunday, April 8-9, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $120.00 / Non Member $150.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) Approx. $100

Class Description: Ever wonder how you can create your own complex cast metal pieces for you jewelry creations? Learn simple casting techniques such as drop, charcoal, cuttlebone, and broomstraw casting in this unique class by heating metal to a liquid state and pouring it into molds. Interesting forms will be chosen from among practice pieces to create several finished pieces.

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 4, Maximum Enrollment: 6

About the Instructor: Nell Fredericksen took time off between a MS in Zoology and beginning a PhD program and took classes in pottery, stained glass and metalsmithing. When her PhD funding fell through, she turned to the arts and as a result has been a professional artist and fine art jeweler for over 28 years.  She is an Artisan Center of VA Juried Master Artisan.  She has never lost the fascination and wonder she feels in connection with nature and her work is very organic and reflects the natural world.  Nell works primarily in gold and has a high level of expertise in many traditional metalsmithing techniques. Learn More about the Instructor at: http://www.nellfredericksen.com/mm5/merchant.mvc

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Simple Fermentation, April 8

Instructor: Rebecca Shannon

Date: Saturday, April 8, 1-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $22.00 / Non Member $27.50

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $15

Class Description: Make your own sauerkraut, kimchi, crock pickle, hot sauce or other fermented delight. Learn the basics of this age-old method of food preservation. Class is hands-on and participants will make and take home their own fermentation jar. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes. An apron is suggested but optional. Class size is limited so please register early.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Rebecca Shannon started out as a dishwasher and somehow ended up a chef. She is an instructor of home food preservation and culinary arts, and a Slow Food member. Rebecca is certified through Virginia Tech in Canned Foods, Principles of Thermal Process Control, Acidification, and Container Closure. In addition to holding a degree in Graphic Design she is an avid gardener and is busy growing her 2 acres in the southwest Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains into a productive small holding.

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Market Style Basket Weaving, June 10

Instructor: Dillard Fraizer

Date: Saturday, June 10, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $44.00 / Non Member $55.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $10-$20

Class Description: Carry all of your “stuff” in a sturdy rectangle market style basket with a woven bottom. Beginning and intermediate students are welcome in this workshop with an emphasis on technique, attention to detail, and shaping to create crisp corners.   Dillard can work one on one with students to add patterns and unique details into their basket. All materials will be provided by the instructor.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Dillard Frazier lives in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Dillard and his then wife Pam, began Heritage Arts, a family organization with the goal of preserving the arts of their Appalachian area and heritage. They have made it their goal to be the reservoirs and transmitters of as much of the traditional Appalachian arts and crafts as possible.

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Beginning Basketry: Appalachian Weaving, March 7-9

Instructor: Kathy Dulaney

Date: Tuesday-Thursday, March 7-9, 1-3pm

Tuition: Jax Member $33.00 / Non Member $41.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $10

Class Description: Do you decorate with baskets? Collect them? How about use them? You can learn to make your own in this introductory basket weaving class. Each student in Kathy Dulaney’s Basket Weaving Class will weave an Appalachian style basket. Each participant will come away with information on Appalachian Baskets, their origins, and uses. Information will be provided on how to order supplies for future baskets.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: A native of Floyd County, Kathy Dulaney has been weaving baskets and teaching classes for 25 years. Weaving mostly older Appalachian style baskets, she strives to keep the tradition alive by teaching younger folks the art. If you make a basket in one of her classes you can be sure that it will be something you can use. Each basket was designed for a specific purpose and Kathy stresses the usefulness of each in her classes.

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Beginning Blacksmithing, April 8-9

Instructor: Dillard Fraizer

Date: Saturday & Sunday, April 8-9, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $88.00 / Non Member $110.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $20

Class Description: This beginning blacksmithing class will introduce students to the equipment, tools and safety precautions involved in the use of the blacksmith’s forge. Once familiar with the tools of the trade, the class will practice fundamental blacksmithing techniques while learning to make basic hooks, tools and decorative flares. Students are asked to bring their own safety glasses and to wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Aprons and gloves are optional.

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Dillard Frazier lives in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Dillard and his then wife Pam, began Heritage Arts, a family organization with the goal of preserving the arts of their Appalachian area and heritage. They have made it their goal to be the reservoirs and transmitters of as much of the traditional Appalachian arts and crafts as possible.

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Lampworking: Animal & Insect Sculpture, June 10-11

Instructor: Emilio Santini

Date: Saturday & Sunday, June 10-11, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $185.00 / Non Member $225.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $0

Class Description: We will be making various animals with soft glass and borosilicate using the “Venetian technique”. Emilio will demonstrate and you will practice both quick commercial to more detailed and close to reality animals. Bugs and insects making will also be covered from the basic to the finished insects. From legs to antennae, come to make your bug. Class open to everybody although a minimum experience will be helpful. ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED!

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 4, Maximum Enrollment: 7

About the Instructor: Emilio Santini was born in Murano, Italy, into a family with 600 years of glassblowing tradition. He currently resides in Williamsburg, VA. He has recently begun to combine his flameworking talent with furnace blown and cast work. He has taught extensively in this country’s major glass schools and is a popular instructor for both beginning and highly skilled students.

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