Learn from the Best- 2015 Delphi Guest Instructors

Featured Artists


We are gearing up for the Winter/Spring 2015 session of art glass classes at Delphi's Creativity Center in Lansing, MI. This year accomplished glass artists Tim Drier and Carol Shelkin will bring their talent and expertise to Delphi to help students upgrade their skills.

Get to know each artist and their work, then see which class is right for you! Class sizes are limited so register now to ensure your opportunity to work with these amazing artists.

Julie Hann Tim Drier



Tim Drier has been a glassblower for 25 years, and applies his scientific glassblowing expertise to artistic flameworking. He concentrates on creating decanters, goblets, vases, and human sculptural forms. Drier has taught flameworking courses at The Studio and the Pittsburgh Glass Center, and has demonstrated at the International Flameworkers Conference at Salem Community College.





Check out Tim's work on his Corning Museum of Glass page or his Pinterest Board.
Class: Introduction to Hollow Forms



Friday-Saturday, April 17-18, 2015

10:00am-4:00pm



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Description
Tims two day course offers a fun stress free and creative range of flameworking techniques for the beginner as well as for the intermediate flameworking artist. Using borosilicate glass, students will be taught to make and create a variety of small solid sculptural forms, with the focus on moving into the exciting and unlimited options that hollow tubing can offer. Students will learn to use a blow hose and create small hollow vessels, beads, and small goblets. Topics including using and adding color for detail and sandblasting for depth and interest will also be a part of this awesome class. Some previous experience with torches and borosilicate is recommended but not required for this flameworking class



All tools and materials will be included.
Mosaic Bottle Lantern
Charlie Shoulders Carol Shelkin



Carol Shelkin creates contemporary fine art and intricate mosaic designs that feature eminent care and attention to detail using hand-cut, high-quality stained glass.



Her life-long passion for art has been honed through studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and under the tutelage of mosaic masters in Italy. Her one-of-a-kind works can be found in galleries, community centers, libraries and private collections.



Explore Carol's work on our Pinterest board or on her website.

New Class



Class: Realism in Mosaic Using Stained Glass:

Flowers, Fruit Faces




Saturday-Sunday, April 25-26, 2015

10:00am-4:00pm



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Description
This is a hands-on workshop using modern mosaic techniques to understand realism in design, composition and color theory including; structure, cross contour, highlights, gradation, value and types of shadows using high quality Stained Glass. Learn to make decisions about your personal artwork to create realism in mosaic. Attention will be given to contemporary andamento to develop modern design. Instruction will be given to aid you in learning to evaluate your own work and help you to the next level of creativity.

You will start to conquer your creative obstacles. There will be plenty of one-to-one and group instruction. No question will go unanswered, so bring questions!

Level: From intermediate and advanced to first-time students in mosaic realism.



All tools and materials are included.
Boro Marbles
New Class
Class: Mosaic Jewelry Workshop



Friday, April 24, 2015

6:00pm-9:00pm



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Description
Instant gratification! Create two unique mosaic jewelry pieces utilizing Delphis well-appointed stock of millefiori, gems, beads, dichroic glass, stained glass, smalti an overabundance of embellishments.

In this evening workshop you can create the kind of mosaic jewelry offered in magazines and jewelry stores. This is an enjoyable and fun opportunity to create something unique and special for yourself or to give as a gift. Bring a friend!

All Levels; no experience necessary.
All tools and materials are included.
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laffargue a.  •  July 19, 2014
dommage très intéressant malheureusement jamais en francais s'il vous plait faites la traduction merci
ABOUT ME
Chandra Rusk Agostini

Chandra Rusk Agostini

Chandra currently serves as the Marketing Director for Delphi Glass. She graduated from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a concentration in stained glass. She studied under the direction of master stained glass artist  Frederick L. Leuchs. After graduation she continued her work in glass during a year long apprenticeship at Southern Art Glass studio in Lakeland, FL, under the direction of glass artist and designer Marni Johnson. She continues to pursue her passion for glass and hopes to broaden the spectrum of her expertise to include all facets of art glass. She her Delphi Artist Gallery here.