Kiln Forming

Experience Kiln Forming

Price: $100 | Class Size:  Min 4 – Max 8 | Ages 14+ | Prerequisite: None

The perfect class for your first experience working with kiln formed glass. Participants are given the opportunity to work with our instructors to learn about the equipment, tools and materials used to transform raw glass into a memorable experience. When you are working in the kiln forming studio, you are working with glass in its solid state to create and design your object. The assembled work is then put into an electric kiln where it will be fired over a 12 hour cycle to fuse the layers together.

In this 2-hour kiln forming glass workshop, each participant will demonstrate the basic techniques of kiln formed glass to make at least two individual items. You will work with our instructors to cut and layer sheet glass with glass frits and stringers to create a design for a unique 6″ platter and a seasonal item. Items created will be ready for pick up five business days after made. SiNaCa Studios uses and teaches with Bullseye Glass (90coe) exclusively in our kiln forming studio.

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2017 Experience Kiln Forming Workshop Dates

Wine Down Workshop

Price: $85 |   Class Size: Min 4 – Max 6 | 18+ only (must be 21+ to drink) | Bring your own spirit

Need to wine down and dish it out? Then pour yourself a glass and create that dish with us during our next Wine Down Workshop in the kiln forming studio! Each participant will design and create one 12″ cheese platter and matching 4″ cheese knife handle. Platter and knife will be wrapped and available for pick up in 5-7 business days from the original class date in the SiNaCa Studios Gallery. SiNaCa Studios uses and teaches with Bullseye Glass (90coe) exclusively in our kiln forming studio.

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Kiln Forming: Think Tank [Open Table]

Price: $150 (Studio Member $110) | Class Size:  Min 2 – Max 8 | Ages 14+ | Prerequisite: KFI

This is an open format class designed for intermediate and advanced students/artists that need a little guidance on a project or are looking for a new challenge. This 4-hour workshop will give participants an opportunity for open discussion, experimentation and troubleshooting for any project. Don’t have a project? Not to worry. We will offer a new challenge each month to keep the conversation going. An instructor will be available to offer guidance and answer questions. Each participant will get up to 25% of one kiln firing.

Supplies and materials are not included but are available for purchase in the SiNaCa Store. SiNaCa Studios uses and teaches with Bullseye Glass (90coe) exclusively in our kiln forming studio.

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Kiln Forming Survey I: Understanding Kiln Formed Glass

Price: $325 | Class Size:  Min 3 – Max 8 | Ages 14+ | Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to be the first step in introducing students with no glass working experience to the possibilities of kiln formed glass. This 4-week (12 hour) survey course will focus on safety, tools, basic firing and cold working techniques. Student projects for this course will include designing and creating a hanging sun catcher, a 6×6” Platter and a 12×6” Platter.

Tools and basic supplies are included in this course. Students are given an $80 materials credit. Additional glass is available for purchase in the SiNaCa Store. SiNaCa Studios uses and teaches with Bullseye Glass (90coe) exclusively in our kiln forming studio.

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Class Duration: 4 days | 3 hours/day

LEVEL 1 WORKSHOPS

Level One Platter Workshop: Breaking the 6mm Rule

Price: $125 | Class Size:  Min 2 – Max 8 | Ages 14+ | Prerequisite: KFI

Level 1 workshops are designed to help students prepare for Kiln Forming Survey II.

This 3 hour workshop will focus on the possibilities of stacking and overlapping sheet glass. Student projects for this workshop will include designing and creating a 6” stack bowl and one other item demonstrating single layer overlapping.

Tools and basic supplies are included in this workshop. Materials are not included. Glass is available for purchase in the SiNaCa Store. SiNaCa Studios uses and teaches with Bullseye Glass (90coe) exclusively in our kiln forming studio.

Class Duration: 1 day | 3 hours

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Level One Technique Workshop: Taking Powders to the Next Level

Price: $210 | Class Size:  Min 2 – Max 8 | Ages 14+ | Prerequisite: KFI

Level 1 workshops are designed to help students prepare for Kiln Forming Survey II.

This 2-day (6 hour) workshop will focus on different ways of working with powders to create imagery on glass. Student projects for this workshop will include designing and creating a 6” powder effects platter and one other item using a wet powder technique.

Tools and basic supplies are included in this workshop. Materials are not included. Glass is available for purchase in the SiNaCa Store. SiNaCa Studios uses and teaches with Bullseye Glass (90coe) exclusively in our kiln forming studio.

Class Duration: 2 day | 3 hours/day

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Level One Casting Workshop: Kiln Carving

Price: $125 | Class Size:  Min 2 – Max 8 | Ages 14+ | Prerequisite: KFI

Level 1 workshops are designed to help students prepare for Kiln Forming Survey II.

This 3 hour workshop will focus on using fiber construction to create designs with relief, contour and texture. Student projects for this workshop will include designing and creating a 6” relief platter or hanging window panel.

Tools and basic supplies are included in this workshop. Materials are not included. Glass is available for purchase in the SiNaCa Store. SiNaCa Studios uses and teaches with Bullseye Glass (90coe) exclusively in our kiln forming studio.

Class Duration: 1 day | 3 hours

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Level One Jewelry Workshop: Pendant Basics

Price: $210 | Class Size:  Min 3 – Max 6 | Ages 14+ | Prerequisite: KFI

Level 1 workshops are designed to help students prepare for Kiln Forming Survey II.

This 2-day (6 hour) workshop will focus on the basic steps of creating fused cabochons. Student projects for this workshop will include designing and creating up to 4 pendants illustrating several kiln forming techniques. We will also cover basic cold working and finishing techniques used in glass jewelry making.

Tools and basic supplies are included in this workshop. Materials are not included. Glass is available for purchase in the SiNaCa Store. SiNaCa Studios uses and teaches with Bullseye Glass (90coe) exclusively in our kiln forming studio.

Class Duration: 2 day | 3 hours/day

 

Kiln Forming Survey II: Building on the Basics

Price: $325 | Class Size:  Min 4 – Max 8 | Ages 14+ | Prerequisite: KFI & 3 Level 1 Workshops

This course is designed to be the next big step in our beginning kiln forming curriculum. In this 4-week (12 hour) course, you will begin working with and making pattern/design/part sheets to create complex design with glass by utilizing frits, powders, stringers and enamels. Student projects for this course will include designing and creating one unique 12”x6” platter and one 3 piece serving set.

Tools and basic supplies are included in this course. Students are given an $80 materials credit. Additional glass is available for purchase in the SiNaCa Store. SiNaCa Studios uses and teaches with Bullseye Glass (90coe) exclusively in our kiln forming studio.

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Class Duration: 4 day | 3 hours/day

LEVEL 2 WORKSHOPS

Level Two Platter Workshop: Strip Construction

Price: $210 | Class Size:  Min 4 – Max 8 | Ages 14+ | Prerequisite: KFII

Level 2 workshops are designed to help students prepare for Kiln Forming Survey III.

This 2-day (6 hour) workshop will focus on working with strip cut patterns. Student projects for this workshop will include designing and creating two 6” platters. One demonstrating a chevron design and one using an on-edge strip technique.

Tools and basic supplies are included in this course. Materials are not included. Glass is available for purchase in the SiNaCa Store. SiNaCa Studios uses and teaches with Bullseye Glass (90coe) exclusively in our kiln forming studio.

Class Duration: 2 day | 3 hours/day

Level Two Technique Workshop: Transparency, Texture & Draping

Price: $210 | Class Size:  Min 4 – Max 8 | Ages 14+ | Prerequisite: KFII

Level 2 workshops are designed to help students prepare for Kiln Forming Survey III.

This 2-day (6 hour) workshop will focus on transparency and texture. Student projects for this workshop will include designing and creating a 6” draped form using glass stringers.

Tools and basic supplies are included in this workshop. Materials are not included. Glass is available for purchase in the SiNaCa Store. SiNaCa Studios uses and teaches with Bullseye Glass (90coe) exclusively in our kiln forming studio.

Class Duration: 2 day | 3 hours/day

Level Two Casting Workshop: Casting with Fiber

Price: $210 | Class Size:  Min 4 – Max 8 | Ages 14+ | Prerequisite: KFII

Level 2 workshops are designed to help students prepare for Kiln Forming Survey III.

This 2-day (6 hour) workshop will focus on creating designs with layered fiber paper. Student projects for this workshop will include designing and creating a dimensional cast block.

Tools and basic supplies are included in this workshop. Materials are not included. Glass is available for purchase in the SiNaCa Store. SiNaCa Studios uses and teaches with Bullseye Glass (90coe) exclusively in our kiln forming studio.

Class Duration: 2 day | 3 hours/day

Level Two Jewelry Workshop: Reactions, Frit Molds & Decals

Price: $210 | Class Size:  Min 4 – Max 8 | Ages 14+ | Prerequisite: KFII

Level 2 workshops are designed to help students prepare for Kiln Forming Survey III.

This 2-day (6 hour) workshop will focus on working with reactive materials, frits and high fire decals to create wearable glass art. Student projects for this workshop will include designing and creating at least three pendants using frit molds, reactive glass and high fire decals

Tools and basic supplies are included in this workshop. Materials are not included. Glass is available for purchase in the SiNaCa Store. SiNaCa Studios uses and teaches with Bullseye Glass (90coe) exclusively in our kiln forming studio.

Class Duration: 2 day | 3 hours/day

Kiln Forming Survey III: Working Thicker

Price: $325 | Class Size:  Min 4 – Max 8 | Ages 14+ | Prerequisite: KFII & 3 Level 2 Workshops

This course is designed to be the next big step in our beginning kiln forming curriculum. In this 4-week (12 hour) course, you will begin working on more complex designs in thicker glass. Student projects for this course will include designing and creating at least one bits and pieces flow bar that will be incorporated into a platter.

Tools and basic supplies are included in this course. Students are given an $80 materials credit. Additional glass is available for purchase in the SiNaCa Store. SiNaCa Studios uses and teaches with Bullseye Glass (90coe) exclusively in our kiln forming studio.

Tools and basic supplies are included in this workshop. Materials are not included. Glass is available for purchase in the SiNaCa Store. SiNaCa Studios uses and teaches with Bullseye Glass (90coe) exclusively in our kiln forming studio.

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Class Duration: 4 day | 3 hours/day

LEVEL 3 WORKSHOPS

Level Three Platter Workshop: Pattern Bar

Price: $300 | Class Size:  Min 3 – Max 6 | Ages 14+ | Prerequisite: KFIII

Level 3 workshops are designed to help students prepare for advanced level workshops.

This 3-day (9 hour) workshop will focus on creating complex, repetitive color application with pattern bars. Student projects for this workshop will include designing and creating several projects using a complex color application achieved through pattern bar.

Tools and basic supplies are included in this workshop. Materials are not included. Glass is available for purchase in the SiNaCa Store. SiNaCa Studios uses and teaches with Bullseye Glass (90coe) exclusively in our kiln forming studio.

Class Duration: 3 day | 3 hours/day

Level Three Technique Workshop: Vitrigraph

Price: $210 | Class Size:  Min 3 – Max 6 | Ages 14+ | Prerequisite: KFIII

Level 3 workshops are designed to help students prepare for advanced level workshops.

This 2-day (6 hour) workshop will focus on using a special kiln called the vitrigraph. Student projects for this workshop will include designing and creating several projects incorporating murrine and stringers pulled from the vitrigraph.

Tools and basic supplies are included in this workshop. Materials are not included. Glass is available for purchase in the SiNaCa Store. SiNaCa Studios uses and teaches with Bullseye Glass (90coe) exclusively in our kiln forming studio.

Class Duration: 2 day | 3 hours/Day

Level Three Casting Workshop: Layered Powder Imagery

Price: $300 | Class Size:  Min 4 – Max 6 | Ages 14+ | Prerequisite: KFIII

Level 3 workshops are designed to help students prepare for advanced level workshops.

This 3-day (9 hour) workshop will focus on layering imagery in glass. Student projects for this workshop will include designing and creating a multi layered image block. We will stencil images to create back, middle and foreground. We will then fuse the layers together to create one cohesive image casting.

Tools and basic supplies are included in this course. Materials are not included for the class. Glass is available for purchase in the SiNaCa Store. SiNaCa Studios uses and teaches with Bullseye Glass (90coe) exclusively in our kiln forming studio.

Class Duration: 3 day | 3 hours/Day

Level Three Jewelry Workshop: High Temperature Fires

Price: $210 | Class Size:  Min 3 – Max 6 | Ages 14+ | Prerequisite: KFIII

Level 3 workshops are designed to help students prepare for advanced level workshops.

This 2-day (6 hour) workshop will focus on the possibilities and inevitable challenges in working with kiln formed glass at high temperatures. We will explore ways to work with our extra bits and pieces to create unique swirl patterns using pot and screen melts. Student projects for this workshop will include designing and creating complex color swirl sheets that will be used to create cabochons.

Tools and basic supplies are included in this course. Materials are not included for the class. Glass is available for purchase in the SiNaCa Store. SiNaCa Studios uses and teaches with Bullseye Glass (90coe) exclusively in our kiln forming studio.

Class Duration: 2 day | 3 hours/Day

Advanced Workshops

  • Platter
  • Fused Mosaics
  • Drop Ring & Deep
  • Imagery on Glass (screenprinting, rayzist, printable decals)
  • Teqnique
  • Vitrigraph Murrini
  • Imagery on Glass (screenprinting, rayzist, printable decals)
  • Hot Raking
  • Painting on Glass
  • Casting
  • Lost Wax Casting
  • Pate De Verre
  • Hollow Forms
  • Life Casting
  • Mold Making
  • Jewelry
  • Wire Wrapping
  • Inclusions
  • High Fire Decals

 

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