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Learn from the Best- Spring 2015 Delphi Guest Instructors

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The Spring 2015 session of art glass classes at Delphi's Creativity Center in Lansing, MI is all set to start. This season renowned glass artists Cathy Claycomb and Margaret Zinser join Tim Drier and Carol Shelkin to help expand the scope of your glassworking 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

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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
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

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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.
Boro Marbles
New Class
Class: Mosaic Jewelry Workshop



Friday, April 24, 2015

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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.
Kent Lauer Cathy Claycomb



Nationally recognized for her self-developed copper foil-overlay techniques, Cathy developed her unique style of copper foil sculpture in an effort to bring more realism to her stained glass work. Her art is in galleries and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. She has been featured in multiple glass industry magazines, and is the author of a video that describes her copper foil overlay soldering techniques. She lectures and teaches a variety of classes across the country.



Enjoy Cathy's style and expertise on our Pinterest board or on her website.


New Class

Class: Going Head-to-Head with Stained Glass




Friday, May 1, 2015

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Description

Going inside out with new techniques for panels and cabinet fronts.

Do you love the open sided concept to stained glass? Lets turn that on its head and work new designs for open insided work!

Bring a contemporary, state of the art, fresh look into your home or that of your clients. Learn the engineering behind this new INSIDE OUT approach to your stained glass. Learn fitting, locking, layering and attachment secrets to give your work a totally different look.

Faceted Dichroic Pendants
New Class

Class: Thinking Outside the Box



Saturday, May 2, 2015

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Description

Work a stained glass masterpiece without foiling or leading! Start by gilding oak to showcase your glass design. Multiple layers of glass will be chosen for its peculiarities, its special qualities and its texture rather than for its light transparency. Work with cold fusion and Just Make Glass without the constraints of lead, solder, or flux! Sharpen cutting skills as you begin to think of glass as a sculptural art object rather than a color component.

Kent Lauer Pendant
New Class

Class: Dancing Glass



Sunday, May 3, 2015

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Description

Lets learn something different! Work textured or fabulously stained glass together into graceful panels that join together and seem to move as they hang on your wall! Fabricate several panels that hang together to create an installation as large as you desire without the usual hanging challenges of a large work. Layer the panels for added depth and add sculptural solder for unexpected texture. Explore surface decoration and hanging techniques

After this class you may never make just a glass panel again!

Kent Lauer Pendant
Charlie Shoulders Margaret Zinser



Margaret Zinser has been flameworking since 2001. Her work has been featured inthe Flow,Bead Button, Step By Step Beads, Bead Unique, and in galleries in the U.S., Canada, and Japan. She teaches group classes in studios nationwide and abroad, and private classes in her studio in Tucson, Arizona. A strong advocate of arts in the community, Margaret volunteers on the Board of Directors of two Tucson non-profits:Sonoran Glass School andBeads of Courage.



Explore her work on our Pinterest board or her website.

New Class

Class: Flora and Fauna




Friday, May 15, 2015

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Description
Oh, the fun well have in this fast paced, one day workshop! Margaret will guide students through her strategies for sculpting nature-inspired beads and pendants out of soft glass. Many insect-themes are sure to be covered, but if bugs arent your thing, Margaret will help you adapt the relief sculpting techniques she uses to your own repertoire and artistic content. Well work both on and off mandrel, using sculpting and flameworking techniques to create neat details on our flameworked jewelry! Leaves and other foliage, caterpillars, butterflies, ladybugs, and so many more fun designs will be included.

Boro Marbles
New Class

Class: Bugs, Butterflies Mazes:

Sculpting Enamel Painting




Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17, 2015

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Description
This workshop is for intermediate (or advanced) beadmakers wanting to learn how to add another dimension of detail to their work. Margaret will guide students through the essentials for adding surface detail with vitreous enamel paints, including providing lessons on proper safety and handling of glass powders and enamels. Students will leave class understanding how to properly mix enamel for various applications; how to apply enamel paint to beads; how to correct mistakes; and how to fire finished pieces. Margaret will also share with students her techniques for sculpting shaping tools to create detailed beads and pendants. An enthusiasm for insects not required! If bugs arent content that interests you, Margaret will help you translate your own designs using techniques covered in class. Techniques for sculpting, painting, and firing work made without a mandrel (AKA the beadmakers security blanket) will also be included in class. Get ready for this fast paced and FUN workshop!

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Barbara L.  •  May 14, 2016
Wish there was an East Coast teaching source, near New Jersey :-)
Jennifer B.  •  March 19, 2015
@undcar we offer classes all year around and we offer many classes geared toward fusers. You can look at out complete spring class schedule at http://www.delphiglass.com/page/workshops_main.
Jennifer B.  •  March 19, 2015
@tjfoster summer classes will start trickling into the schedule from here on but the full summer schedule should be available by the beginning of May.
Teri F.  •  March 18, 2015
I would be interested in summer courses, too. When will they be posted?
Carole U.  •  March 18, 2015
This is the first time I have seen these classes. Do you have them in the summer? I see nothing for we kiln people. Is there something coming?
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