Meet Delphi's Spring 2014 Guest Instructors

Featured Artists

This Spring Delphi is excited to host two amazing glass artists at the Delphi Creativity Center in Lansing, MI.

Mosaic artist Carol Shelkin and master of beveling, Kent Lauer, will both be teaching this Spring at Delphi. Each artist brings their own unique skill set and techniques that any student from beginner to professional artist would enjoy.

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.

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.
Mosaic Portraiture

Starts: May 17, 2014 Ends: May 18, 2014

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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In this intermediate-level workshop you will use traditional and non-traditional mosaic techniques to understand structure, cross-contour, highlights, color, gradation, value and types of shadows. You will learn how to see things differently with artist tricks and learn fine art techniques such as understanding facial structure, color and value in order to create and discover realism in mosaic art. You'll learn to mix glass values and colors to define planes, and how to use color most effectively.

Carol will help you to develop your own style and foster an eye for mosaic. There will be a one hour demonstration and you'll begin a life-like 12 x 12 mosaic portrait from a photograph.
Fabulous HairIn a Village
Kent Lauer Kent Lauer

Kent has been working with glass for more than 30 years. What started as a fascination with glass soon became a career.

Kent learned to bevel early in his art glass career, and was determined to find out everything he could about pushing the limits of beveled glass. His work has since been seen worldwide, in important homes and historic buildings.

Explore Kent's work on our Pinterest board or on his website.
Class: Faceted Dichroic Glass Pendants

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - Register Now

9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Saturday. May 31, 2014 - Register Now

9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Learn to make beautiful, faceted dichroic glass pendants using glass from Coatings by Sandberg and Profusion Studio. Kent will also demonstrate awesome cold working techniques.

Students will have the opportunity to make several pendants. The pendants and the knowledge and experience gained all add up to an incredible day!
Faceted Dichroic Pendants
Class: Advanced Faceted Dichroic Glass Pendants

Friday, May 30, 2014 - Register Now

9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Sunday, June 1, 2014- Register Now

9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Join Master Coldworking artist Kent Lauer for this new advanced class. Learn to create beautiful sculpted, curved dichroic glass pendants with the Covington/Lauer Glass Machine using patterned dichroic glass from Profusion Studios.

This is Kents first class involving curved shapes and includes a demonstration of the Diamond Hemispheres that allow the cutting of inside curves on the Lauer Machine.
Kent Lauer Pendant
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Karina Foster

Karina Foster

Karina Foster been at Delphi since 1998. She started in customer service and later transferred to the merchandising department where she currently works to create Delphi catalogs and marketing materials. She is also responsible for Delphi's e-Commerce program. In addition, Karina is a talented glass artist. She has always loved art in any form, and has a self-proclaimed "over-stuffed" home art studio to prove it.