Glass Arts & related upcoming events

    • Saturday, July 15, 2017
    • Saturday, July 29, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island WA
    • 6
    This class has been rescheduled to the Fall. Follow this link
    https://bainbridgebarn.wildapricot.org/event-2572744

    This three-session A-Z of Fusing Glass workshop is a must for beginning students or any level glass artists who want to
    work independently in the BARN Glass Studio:
    1.  Beginning, intermediate, and advanced fused glass artists who want to use studio time to work on independent glass projects must take this course to qualify.
    2. Beginning and intermediate fused glass artists who want an overview or refresher of the entire fused glass process will find it beneficial.  They will become familiar with the studio space, available supplies, and equipment.

    In each workshop session, participants will learn fused glass basics: studio safety, vocabulary, types of products, compatibility, cutting, using tools and equipment, use of design elements, how to use the BARN studio, kiln use and care, and slumping mold use and care.

    At the completion of the class, participants will leave with two completed fused glass projects and a variety of samples.  More importantly, they will leave with the knowledge of glass fusing from start to finish.

    Materials Fee: $98
    Please bring your material fee to the first session if writing a check, please make payable to BARN Glass Studio.  Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! Thank you.

    For more information: diane@mesolini.com

    NOTE:  In order to use Open Access time or Monitored Open Studio time for your own projects, you must demonstrate competency in glass cutting, grinder use, mold prep, and kiln use.  This course will address those competencies.

    InstructorsDiane Bonciolini is the "olini" of Mesolini Glass Studio, and glass is her passion.   As a full-time glass artist who has lived and worked on Bainbridge Island since 1977, she grows and changes with every project. Glass, her medium of choice, has a life of its own.  This multifaceted medium shows itself in each of her creations:  stained glass, slumped and fused glass, lamp work, or glass combined with concrete. 

    • Monday, July 31, 2017
    • Friday, August 04, 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Glass & Jewelry Studios, 8890 Three Tree Lane, BI WA 98110
    • 7

    During the Triple Treat Week, you will gain skills in three studios: Jewelry, Glass, and Wood. 

    The week starts making a wire miniature circus, then make glass cabochons and using your wire wrapping skills to make pendants, next learn to fuse glass by designing tiles and make a wooden frame to show off your tile, and finally, back in the jewelry studio you will learn to make your own silver ring.

     

    Ages: 13- 18

    Additional Material Fees for this course: $150.00 Please bring check to the first day of class. Scholarships are available, please contact Tammie@BainbridgeBARN.org

    Click below for more Teen Camps:

    August 7 - 11 Outdoor Fun: Make an Adirondack chair, metal stars, glass mobile and a small planter.    

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    • Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Glass Studio 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island WA
    • 5
    The Art of Glass Cutting is simply that, an art.  It is fascinating, exciting, & empowering when you are successful, when you are not, it can stop you in your tracks and be very expensive.  With a few simple tricks, and patience,  you too can master  the Art of Glass Cutting.  Gregg will focus on circle cutting, curves, strip cutting and more.  There will be plenty of time for practice and personal attention!  After demos, conversation and practice, you will go home having a better understanding of techniques and tools that will make cutting glass a breeze.

    There will be a $10 material fee, please bring this with you to class.

    INSTRUCTOR: Gregg Mesmer has been cutting glass professionally for decades. He and his wife, Diane Bonciolini, moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977 and started the iconic Mesolini Glass Studio.  The techniques they have used over the years are varied and diverse. Gregg's expertise is in techniques involved in fabrication, not only  glass cutting, but also leading, soldering and glazing of stained glass windows. Over the years, he has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge park district and Olympic College.

    • Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    • Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island WA
    • 5

    Learn to create a stained glass window, an art with a proud history of a thousand years. Bainbridge glass artist Gregg Mesmer,  Mesolini Glass Studio will guide you through the step-by-step process of building a stained glass window measuring approximately 24" x 24". You will learn contemporary, innovative, and efficient methods to create this art piece, methods that they have honed over his 40 years as a glass artist. you will be guided through design decisions, selecting materials, and assembling your abstract or figurative piece. Be a part of history, create stained glass art.

    This class is for beginners & those looking to refresh their skills.

    Materials fee: $100 collected in class, cash or checks written to BARN Glass Studio. The materials fee will cover glass, drafting paper, pattern film, zinc and lead, and miscellaneous other supplies. Students are encouraged to use glass from the glass studio however, they can buy or bring their own.

    NOTE:  In order to use Open Studio time for your own projects, you must demonstrate competency in glass cutting, grinder use, mold prep, and kiln use.  This course will address those competencies.

    INSTRUCTOR: Gregg Mesmer, of Mesolini Glass Studio. He and his wife, Diane Bonciolini, both recognized with the 2015 Island Treasure Award, moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977 and started the iconic Mesolini Glass Studio. They have been cutting glass professionally for decades. Their expertise, however, goes beyond glass cutting to include other types of fabrication; all aspects of creating stained glass art; and leading, soldering and glazing of stained glass windows. Over the years, they have worked on many community projects.  Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Parks District, and Olympic College.

    • Friday, September 15, 2017
    • Friday, September 29, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island WA
    • 2
    This three-session A-Z of Fusing Glass workshop is a must for beginning students or any level glass artists who want to
    work independently in the BARN Glass Studio:
    1.  Beginning, intermediate, and advanced fused glass artists who want to use studio time to work on independent glass projects must take this course to qualify.
    2. Beginning and intermediate fused glass artists who want an overview or refresher of the entire fused glass process will find it beneficial.  They will become familiar with the studio space, available supplies, and equipment.

    In each workshop session, participants will learn fused glass basics: studio safety, vocabulary, types of products, compatibility, cutting, using tools and equipment, use of design elements, how to use the BARN studio, kiln use and care, and slumping mold use and care.

    At the completion of the class, participants will leave with two completed fused glass projects and a variety of samples.  More importantly, they will leave with the knowledge of glass fusing from start to finish.

    Materials Fee: $98
    Please bring your material fee to the first session if writing a check, please make payable to BARN Glass Studio.  Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! Thank you.

    For more information: diane@mesolini.com

    NOTE:  In order to use Open Access time or Monitored Open Studio time for your own projects, you must demonstrate competency in glass cutting, grinder use, mold prep, and kiln use.  This course will address those competencies.

    InstructorDiane Bonciolini is the "olini" of Mesolini Glass Studio, and glass is her passion.   As a full-time glass artist who has lived and worked on Bainbridge Island since 1977, she grows and changes with every project. Glass, her medium of choice, has a life of its own.  This multifaceted medium shows itself in each of her creations:  stained glass, slumped and fused glass, lamp work, or glass combined with concrete. 

    • Saturday, September 16, 2017
    • Saturday, September 23, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 1

    Collaborate with multiple BARN studios in this two-session class where you will create a 6” x 21” fused glass sculpture and, next, a metal stand in which to display it.

    Week one, you will cut, arrange, and layer glass in a colorful and artistic fashion. Then, the piece will be flat fired in the Glass Studio’s kiln. The next session, you will work in the Sheet Metal Studio, learning to form, cut, and spot weld metal.  The result? A fantastic stand for your tall sculpture.

    Note: In the second session on September 23, participants will work in two groups. One group will meet in the Sheet Metal Studio from 10 am-noon and the other from noon-2 pm.


    Materials Fee: $43, payable at start of first session.

    Instructors:

    Jack Archer spent a career in the sheet metal work and is now studio lead for that craft.

    Teri Smith has created fused glass art for over ten years. She particularly enjoys working with vivid colors, the reflective and transparent effects of the medium, the play of light, and the textural aspects of glass.  Mostly, she designs both functional and decorative bowls.

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