Fusing FUNdamentals-3 Day: An Extended  Art Seminar Class Details

Fusing FUNdamentals-3 Day: An Extended Art Seminar

With:  Val Oswalt - De Waard

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Where:  Delphi's Lansing Creativity Center

When:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Instructor: Val Oswalt-De Waard

Approx. Material Cost: Included

Experience Required: None

Type of Class: Demonstration and hands-on projects. Students will make many projects and be encouraged to create their one of a kind pieces based on the things they've learned.

Class Description: In this extensive three day class, students will learn the basics, including glass compatibility, kiln preparation and operation, fusing, slumping and annealing. In this 3 day format, students will have a chance to  implement what they've learned by sampling  many of the current fusing products.  Frits, stringers, confetti, and Dichroic glass along with various slumping , textured, and casting molds will be available for use..  

Safety: Please do not wear sandals if cutting or handling glass. Safety glasses must be worn during class, provided if needed.

Tools & Materials Included: Use of our tools for the class. All materials (including fusible glass) provided.

Additional Tools & Materials: Paper/pen for notes- optional. Students may want to bring their own glass cutting tools.

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  • Fusing FUNdamentals-3 Day: An Extended  Art Seminar
  • Category
  • Fusing
  • Skill Level
  • Beginner
  • Instructor
  • Val Oswalt - De Waard
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  •   Fabulous/Exceeded Expectations
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Pros : Val was well-versed on the complete subject of fused glass making. She brought to the table her 25 years of hands on experience. I began the class knowing very little and left feeling confident I can create most anything I choose. I was especially intimidated by using a kiln and all those fears have been assuaged. Val explained firing segments and duplicated ones we used for class projects for us to take home and use for reference. With a very easy tips I mastered cutting; something I had been struggling with. I even cut a 10” circle.?? I couldn’t be more pleased and would definitely recommend the generous, friendly folks at Delphi.
Cons : Other than I live too far from the store, none??
Other Thoughts : I was initially intrigued-how a class could last 3 days…. Every moment was filled with useful information. I attended by myself but didn’t feel isolated or alone in the slightest. The size, of the class was perfect to be enable questions, learn from others and make new friends. Cudos to Val!!
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
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Pros : I truly enjoyed this class! It was very informative and fun. I walked away very excited to start sharing what I learned with others. Val was very patient and made learning fun. I would definitely recommend taking this class if you are interested in glass fusion.
Cons :
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Great fusing class with Val!
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Pros : I learned so much about fusing glass, kilns, and glass. The hands-on projects were varied and taught basic fusing techniques and provided ample opportunities to practice new skills, analyze our work, and grow as new glass artists.
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Other Thoughts : I look forward to trying additional classes in the future. This was a great experience and three fun-filled days.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   Awesome Class!
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Pros : Val was great and I learned so much! I had recently purchased a kiln but was not very comfortable with programming it. Now I know what to do and what to expect! It was also great to try out different techniques like using fiber paper, slumping items, and working with various molds. Great class!
Cons :
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Excellent Introduction to Glass Fusing
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Pros : This class was a perfect introduction to glass fusing. An amazing amount of information was covered in a clear, concise and fun way, in three days. The instructor Val, was exceptional. She was extremely knowledgeable, flexible, catered to individual students needs, while still keeping the class moving forward. Would highly recommend!
Cons : None
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   Fusing Fundamentals
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Pros : Val was awesome! I learned so much. I purchased a kiln about a year ago and spent most of the year learning on my own. The three days spent in this class taught me so much. We made a number of projects and Val answered all of the questions that I had. I would definitely take another class.
Cons :
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   Great class!!
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Pros : This class sounds like a beginner class…it is and it isn’t. I know the beginners got a lot out of it, but so did I. I’ve had experience doing a variety of ‘make and take’, classes, and done some projects on my own. But I learned a lot from this class, especially about firing schedules, what the segments are, and when and how to change them. We were able to try a variety of fusing techniques, with the techniques explained. Val was a great teacher!
Cons : Really weren’t any cons. I loved the class.
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Very informative!
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Pros : Great for beginners to glass fusion Lots of different projects to make Easy to understand format Val is patient and great instructor!
Cons : none
Other Thoughts : Never before have I learned about working with glass. Now I can't get enough of it! I didn't want the class to end and want to make more things and experiment. It was well worth the investment to take this course. Thank you so much
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Absolutely Incredible
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Pros : Val is a huge pro! Not only does she know her stuff when it comes to glass, but she presented the information in such a way that it was completely understandable. She answered all of the questions we had, helped when we needed it, but allowed us to make mistakes and learn; She never just jumped in and took over on our project pieces. Made so many big and little projects that I have plenty of examples to compare to.
Cons : No cons related to Delphi or Val. It is just a bit of a drive.
Other Thoughts : Can't wait to take another class.
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   I learned so much in Val’s Class
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Pros : I had so many questions about using my kiln. Val walked me through all of them. She also showed us some new methods of manipulating glass in our projects. I felt the three days will advance my glass fusing capabilities immensely.
Cons : I have none.
Other Thoughts : The class was very worthwhile. I left with a lot more confidence in my abilities.
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Thorough and inspirational
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Pros : This class is good for either the novice, with some experience or, like me who had to take a break for a few years and need a refresher. It is very thorough and the benefit of 3 sequential days is you get to see your work the next day, evaluate, ask questions and grow from there. There is time for freestyle, to apply your knowledge to create your own pieces. Val, the instructor, encourages experimentation and allow you to be creative.
Cons : Plan on buying, or wanting to buy, a lot of supplies to go home and try more. If you are new and don’t have a kiln you may want to add that to your shopping list.
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Learned a lot
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Pros : Val was great. We learned the fundamentals and also what to do if things don't turn right.We also learned how to program our kilns according to the projects we made.
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Other Thoughts : My daughter in law took the class with me. I had experience and she didn't. We both loved it.
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Fusing FUNdamentals Class
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Pros : I had a great time learning how to fuse glass and creating projects with different techniques, such as using fiber paper to create tiles and frit to create jewelry pieces, as well as fusing and slumping glass. Val was very knowledgeable and customized the class on day 3 to things we were interested in learning. I traveled from New Orleans to take the class. I would take more classes at Delphi if it were closer to home. If another class was offered over a two or three day period I would definitely consider signing up again.
Cons : none
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful