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Master Series

Check this page often for new class series! We will feature special classes taught by master artists throughout the year. Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, and 4culture.

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SGE: The Roger Parramore Experience | 7.13

Roger Parramore

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6225
7/13 - 7/17
9:30am - 5:30pm
Wed - Sun
1
$700
$630

Steep yourself in a long week of lampworking with one of the world's foremost artists in this medium. This will be an introduction to Roger's philosophy, techniques, and the psychology of his approach to lampworking. Come ready to absorb a lot of information quickly as we explore heat, goblets, and vessel forms in borosilicate glass. An intense submersion, this class is designed for experienced lampworkers ready to move to the next level or stout-of-heart beginners wanting to know what it's all about. Prerequisite: Flameworking I


Screenprinting with Mexican Master Artist Arturo Negrete | 7.17

Arturo Negrete

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6539
7/17 - 8/7
10am - 4pm
Fri - Sun
1
$350
$315

Arturo Negrete of El taller 75° Color has worked with generations of accomplished Mexican and international artists. Based in the heart of Mexico City, Negrete is at the center of one of the most dynamic spots of contemporary screen art today. The reputation of his taller (studio) attracts an exceptional group of young artists, helping pave the way for the next generation of talent. Negrete with his team work with artists of diverse media to realize precise, exceptionally rich hand pulled limited editions. Work with Arturo to create your own professional edition! You will choose an image of your own and with the help of Arturo and his assistants they will separate the layers and work with you on color decisions and accurate registration. Supply fee: $50

Please note: class meets Saturday 7/17 from 1-5pm,  then Wednesday-Sunday 8/3 - 8/7 from 10am-4pm.


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SGE: Secret “Knitted Glass” Techniques | 8.12

Carol Milne

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6343
8/12-8/14, 8/20
9:30am - 1:30pm
Fri - Sun
1
$515
$464

Seattle artist, Carol Milne will share her secret 'knitted glass' technique.  You don't have to know how to knit.  The idea is to learn how to make successful, thin or hollow glass castings with cut-outs or filigree holes in them. Working with strands of dimensional wax (3/16' diameter up to ½' diameter), students will make small objects (fist size) to transform into glass.  As a class, we will analyze each object to determine how best to get a successful casting.   The class will cover all aspects of casting:  wax-working, spruing waxes, mold-making, kiln schedules, divesting and cold-working.  All levels are welcome.  But beginners should be prepared to be challenged. Class meets 8/12 - 14 and 8/20.


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SGE: Extra Texture: Intermediate Caneworking at an Advanced Level | 10.5

Scott Benefield

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6227
10/5 - 10/9
9:30am - 5:45pm
Wed - Sun
1
$1000
$900

In this intense five-day workshop we will unzip all the secret compartments in the caneworking suitcase to reveal what lies beyond the basics of Venetian cane and murrine. Taking simple, traditional cane techniques as a starting point, this workshop will explore the potential that lies in combining and synthesizing methods of generating regular patterns in glass in order to achieve innovative, original results. Cane techniques can be understood a means of assembling a glass envelope, which offers a different starting point from the more usual methods of inflating a homogeneous mass of glass. As such, a glass object becomes more related to collage and opens new avenues of discovery. Prerequisite: Intermediate Glassblowing