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LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo

1086 Washburn                            October 2016
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.


Great Sugar Skull Workshop!


  LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
Everyone did so well on their Sugar Skulls
and it was a ton of fun too! 
 
 
  


 
Fall Harvest


  LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
Fresh out of the kiln! 
 Keeping them warm and running.
 
 
  


 
 
Don’t forget that you can see more of what our
students and customers are doing by “liking” our
Facebook page.  It makes it very easy to share with you!
Also tips and ideas from other artists.


  LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
 
  


 This Sunday Only!

October 23rd

1-4pm

 
  LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
I am the featured artist at Cliff Creek Cellars at the Vineyard this month.  On Sunday I’ll be doing a free demo of painting with glass enamels in the wine barn.  There’s also some of the best wines in Southern Oregon!  What’s not to love? 
 
  
LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
 FLOWERS OF HOPE Workshop

Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
$15 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and scrap glass, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.   

 
TRY FUSING!

 The same class only you get to keep it! Try fusing and see if you like it! Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!
$20
FLOWERS OF HOPE / TRY FUSING! workshops are available during any regularly scheduled Wednesday or Saturday morning  10a-12p Workshop

 
        Please call or email to reserve your space!

 
 
 
Create Your Own Backgrounds
 
  LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
 
October 29th
1pm – 3pm

Learn to use our Colors for Earth paints to create striking backgrounds for your painted, fritted or pieced glass work. It will give your work incredible depth and beauty.  All materials and firing included.

$25      
 
LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
Fused Glass Ornaments
November 5th  (2 spaces left)
1-4pm 
 
 
December 3rd  (second date)
1-4pm

Snowflakes, poinsettia’s, angels and more. Put them together and we’ll fire them for you. Get in the holiday spirit with this fun project class.

$30 class fee includes a package of holiday glass, high fire wire, patterns and firing. Make as many as you like!        

 
LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo
Fused Glass Table Lamps
November 12th
1-4pm

Learn how to make these beautiful, easy fused glass table lamps. Use one of our patterns or make one of your own design.

Fee includes a ceramic lighted base; retail value $35. You will need to purchase a small amount of glass and frit. Firing is included.

$55

LightGarden Glass Art New Classes and 10/23 Demo

Painting With Glass Enamels

November 19th
1-4pm  

Learn to paint with glass enamels that actually fire shiny like glass. These enamels can be used on any kind of glass, they have no c.o.e. so can be used on 90, 96 or float glass. Use these enamels to step up your frit painting or to create any beautiful image you can imagine.

Mini class includes one 6″ x 6″ clear, and 7 colors of Colors for Earth paint pre-mixed for you. You will learn how to paint these wonderful fall leaves in many combinations. So easy painting on clear glass with your pattern underneath. Anyone can do it! This is a great project to learn on!

$25

Take our “Painted Backgrounds Workshop” to make a backing layer to step up your project.

 

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!

 

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

 

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 

  

 Morning Workshops:

 

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

New Christmas Ornament Workshop at LightGarden Glass Art

New Christmas Ornament Workshop at LightGarden Glass Art

Fused Glass Ornaments

November 5th
1-4pm

Snowflakes, poinsettias, angels and more. Put them together and we’ll fire them for you. Get in the holiday spirit with this fun project class.

$30 class fee includes a package of holiday glass, high fire wire, patterns and firing. Make as many as you like!        

1086 Washburn                           Hours:
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                   Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                Closed:  Sun & Mon.
 

News from LightGarden Glass Art

News from LightGarden Glass Art

1086 Washburn
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

News from LightGarden Glass ArtNews from LightGarden Glass Art

2016 is another record-breaking year!

We collected 133 Flowers of Hope panels this year!!

 
Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in workshops or brought in panels to donate, especially the ones that Karen Christ brought all the way from Dunsmuir. It’s because of your hard work
that we are able to keep this program going year after year.

This is our 11th year!

A special thank you to our amazing Barbara Kelberlau and Diane Kobal, who not only completed 7 panels each, but came out to help hang the display!
And to Val Dann, our last year’s winner, who completed two more panels this year and helped take the show down.
 
This program has grown so much since the 23 panels we collected in 2005!  I REALLY appreciate all the help!
 
 
News from LightGarden Glass Art 
 
These panels were on display at Art Presence in Jacksonville
September 23-25, 2016, and we had a Flowers of Hope
 Artist’s Reception on Saturday the 24th.
News from LightGarden Glass Art
We had such great attendance this year!
News from LightGarden Glass Art
News from LightGarden Glass Art
Barbara Kelberlau’s beautiful field flowers
(panel #6) won this year by a considerable amount of votes!
News from LightGarden Glass Art
 
 
“Calaveras Carlos”
 
  News from LightGarden Glass Art
 
The next show at Art Presence is Gallerie Carnevale!
 
This fun Halloween themed show runs
September 30th – October 30th
 
206 N. Fifth Street, Jacksonville

 
  News from LightGarden Glass Art
 
 
One thing I’ve heard over and over again in the studio is “I’m not an artist.” To which I would usually reply, “oh, I think everyone is an artist.  You just need to find the right media.”  But after more reflection I realize that isn’t quite true either. 

Everyone has the potential to be an artist.

Most things in this life don’t come without a little dedication and application on your part too.  People don’t go out and become an Olympic athlete overnight.  It takes years of training and practice to become the best in their field.  So it is true with art!
 
First, you have to believe that you are an artist or are capable of becoming an artist.  Whether you believe you can or that you cannot, it is probably true.  Without belief that something is possible it is unlikely to come true.
 
Second, what do “artists” do that most people do not?  I believe they look at things differently.  They actually look at things: leaves, trees, the way the light falls on petals.  Where is the light coming from?  What is causing the shadows?  They notice where the veins on the leaves begin and end, where the branches of the veins form.  This is just one example.  Not every artist paints nature.  Some gravitate towards other passions: glass (duh!), fabric, music, dance, theater…it’s all art!
Following your passions will help you find your way.  What makes you happy?  Researchers say that just the act of making things with our hands creates joy within our spirit.  (Whether it is good or not!)
The more you practice, the better you will get.  It is inevitable.  If you put forth the energy to get better, it will happen.
 
Just a few thoughts on “how to be an artist”.
 
 
 

 
Great Spectrum Glass News! 
 
Latest word from Spectrum on 9/22/2016 is that they have
sold to Oceanside Glasstile.
 
News from LightGarden Glass Art
  
I’ve been thinking about a Sugar Skull workshop in October.  
Who’s interested?  Email me:
 
 
News from LightGarden Glass Art
News from LightGarden Glass Art

 FLOWERS OF HOPE Workshop

 Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
$15 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and scrap glass, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.

TRY FUSING!

 The same class only you get to keep it! Try fusing and see if you like it! Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!
$20
FLOWERS OF HOPE / TRY FUSING! workshops are available during any regularly scheduled Wednesday or Saturday morning  10a-12p Workshop

Please call or email to reserve your space!
 
News from LightGarden Glass Art
   
Painting with Frit    
 10a-12pm
Lunch
1-4pm
October 1st
Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers and confetti to quickly add dimension and a painterly quality to your fused glass art.We’ll explore different techniques through 3 small panels, focusing on clouds, trees, water and layering backgrounds. We’ll also address combining colors and picture composition.Find out how easy it is to develop your sketches from photos and other inspiration. These panels can be a great reference guide for future projects.

All frit, confetti, stringers, glass and lunch are included.

Glass fusing: Basics or equivalent is required.

$125

 

 


News from LightGarden Glass Art
Glass Fusing Basics
Two Saturday Afternoons
October 15th & 22nd
1-4pm Learn one of the fastest growing mediums in glass! In this two week class you’ll complete a 4″ tile and a 8″ fused & slumped plate. Covers firing programs, prepping kiln shelves and ware and much more! If you’re considering getting a kiln or have one that you’d like to understand better, this class is for you!        All supplies are included.
$85      

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!

 

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

 

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 

  

 Morning Workshops:

 

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

New Class at LightGarden Glass Art THIS SATURDAY!!

Painting with Glass Enamels:  Mini class 
New Class at LightGarden Glass Art THIS SATURDAY!!
September 17th 1-4pm
 
 Learn to paint with glass enamels that actually fire shiny like glass. These enamels can be used on any kind of glass, they have no c.o.e. so can be used on 90, 96 or float glass. Use these enamels to step up your frit painting or to create any beautiful image you can imagine.

Mini class includes one 6″ x 6″ clear, and 7 colors of Colors for Earth paint pre-mixed for you. You will learn how to paint these wonderful fall leaves in many combinations. So easy painting on clear glass with your pattern underneath. Anyone can do it! This is a great project to learn on!

$25

Take our “Making Your Own Glass Backgrounds” to make a backing layer to step up your project. Coming soon!

 

LightGarden New Fall Classes 2016

LightGarden New Fall Classes 2016

 
Time is running out to
make your panel for
Flowers of Hope
this year!
 
September 17th
is the last day you can turn your panels in .
 
I know summer is busy for everyone
 but we haven’t added many to our stack of
 Flowers of Hope
panels in weeks! 
There’s still plenty of time to complete
 a work of art for this year.
 
 
This year’s Artist Reception
will be held at
Art Presence
 
 
All of the panels will be on display at
Art Presence
in Jacksonville
September 23-25      11-5pm
Flowers of Hope
 Artist’s Reception
 1-4pm on Saturday the 24th.
 
 
A big THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed! 
 
 

 
 Susy sent me a picture of her latest fused work along with an enlightening note of an artist statement:
 
“My art energy craved a glass expression of geology (which i am fascinated by)… so I made this 8 inch circle of 2 layers of fused glass showing striations of sedimentary soils… uplifted to a diagonal… and a fault line. Skyline, upper half in clear glass, was cut using a Taurus ring saw… in one continuous motion. very exciting, and I breathed all the way through!!”
 
Pretty impressive.  Thank you for sharing!
 
 

 

Well, the summer is speeding by again and fall is rushing at us.  I have spent a lot of time playing with the Colors for Earth paints and have been having a blast with them.  They sure open up the realm of possibilities!  Either as a stand-alone paint project or a scaled up frit painting.

 

I am offering some basic classes in painting with glass enamels to share what I’ve learned to do and what not to do!  It’s hard to make a mistake because just about everything is fixable.  It takes all the worry out of it.

 

I hope you will sign up for a class and join in on the fun!

 

Jess

 

 FLOWERS OF HOPE Workshop

Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
$15 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and scrap glass, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.   

 
TRY FUSING!

 The same class only you get to keep it! Try fusing and see if you like it! Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!
$20
FLOWERS OF HOPE / TRY FUSING! workshops are available during any regularly scheduled Wednesday or Saturday morning  10a-12p Workshop

 
        Please call or email to reserve your space!
Painting with Glass Enamels:  Mini class
September 17th 10-12N
&
October 29th

 Learn to paint with glass enamels that actually fire shiny like glass. These enamels can be used on any kind of glass, they have no c.o.e. so can be used on 90, 96 or float glass. Use these enamels to step up your frit painting or to create any beautiful image you can imagine.

Mini class includes one 6″ x 6″ clear, one 6″ x 6″ opal art and 8 colors of pre-mixed paint. You have the option to outline with the black outliner and color as easy as a coloring book or just paint over the pattern. Totally fun and easy! The “Dragonfly” is the pattern of this workshop.

$35

Painting with Glass Enamels:  Step it Up!
September 17th  1-4pm
or
October 29th

This class is much the same as the mini class with an upgrade to two 8″ clear sheets and 10 premixed paints. You will learn to create your own backgrounds on the second sheet by mixing and blending enamels. The “Frog and Lilly Pads” is the project for this class.

$45

Glass Fusing Basics
Two Saturday Afternoons
October 15th & 22nd
1-4pm

Learn one of the fastest growing mediums in glass! In this two week class you’ll complete a 4″ tile and a 8″ fused & slumped plate. Covers firing programs, prepping kiln shelves and ware and much more! If you’re considering getting a kiln or have one that you’d like to understand better, this class is for you!       

All supplies are included.
$85      

   
Painting with Frit    
 10a-12pm
Lunch
1-4pm
October 1st

Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers and confetti to quickly add dimension and a painterly quality to your fused glass art.

We’ll explore different techniques through 3 small panels, focusing on clouds, trees, water and layering backgrounds. We’ll also address combining colors and picture composition.

Find out how easy it is to develop your sketches from photos and other inspiration. These panels can be a great reference guide for future projects.

All frit, confetti, stringers, glass and lunch are included.

Glass fusing: Basics or equivalent is required.

$125

 


 

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!

 

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

 

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 

  

 Morning Workshops:

 

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

LightGarden Glass Art, 1086 Washburn Lane, Medford, OR 97501-2000

Celebrating Summer with LightGarden Glass Art

1086 Washburn                            July 2016
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

 
Flowers of Hope
Artist’s Reception
will be held at
Art Presence
this year
 
This has been a great year for Flowers of Hope!
We’ve had many people, including large groups, come in and make these beautiful panels for women with breast cancer.
 
All of the panels will be on display at
Art Presence
September 23-25      11-5pm
Flowers of Hope
 Artist’s Reception
 1-4pm on Saturday the 24th.
 
 
A big THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed! 
 
 Last year we broke another record
and I’m confident that we can do it again this year
but we’re not there yet!

 

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

It’s been very busy around here with a show at Valley View Vineyard, Taste of Summer, “Celebrate” at Art Presence, the awesomely successful yard sale, and a couple of fun commissions.

One commission was for Westminster Presbyterian Church here in Medford.  They wanted two large bowls for the baptismal font in their church. Pastor Barnabas Sprinkle met with me and liked the colors in a set of coasters I had made….and we went from there.

Another adventure I got involved with this year is doing a piece for the Oregon Wine Experience “Art on the Wall”. Proceeds go to benefit Children’s Miracle Network.   Canvases are given out to local artists and then auctioned off at the event.  I haven’t really painted with acrylics in over 20 years but I made a fused glass tile for the center of the canvas then painted the border.  Rules say it can be any kind of art as long as it’s attached to the canvas.

So, yes I know, summer is a busy time.
I have some great ideas for classes
and workshops coming up soon!

You can still come in and make Flowers of Hope panels,
Try Fusing!
or other projects during our

Wednesday and Saturday workshops
from10-12N.

ENJOY YOUR SUMMER

IT’S GOING FAST!


 

It is that time of year when we schedule fewer classes.  Summer is such a busy time.  I know, it’s hard to fit it all in.  It goes so fast!  It is also a time when I have the opportunity to go out and promote our glass studio so that we can continue to bring you new classes and techniques.

 

We will continue to do our Flowers of Hope, Try Fusing! (OUR NEW PAINTING WORKSHOPS!) and open workshops on most regularly scheduled days.  You can always go to the website to see if there is a workshop scheduled.  If we have special events they will be listed.  

 

calendar schedule

 

 

Most of our easier classes such as Dichroic Jewelry, Table Lamps, Cabinet Knobs and Fused Glass Switchplates can be scheduled during workshop time as well as the dragonfly, butterfly and daisy dish casting forms.  Please email or call for availability. 

 

 

 

 

 FLOWERS OF HOPE Workshop

Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
$15 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and scrap glass, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.

 

TRY FUSING!

 The same class only you get to keep it! Try fusing and see if you like it! Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!
$20
FLOWERS OF HOPE / TRY FUSING! workshops are available during any regularly scheduled Wednesday or Saturday morning  10a-12p Workshop

 
        Please call or email to reserve your space!
 

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!

 

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

 

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 

  

 Morning Workshops:

 

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

LightGarden Glass Art, 1086 Washburn Lane, Medford, OR 97501-2000

Flowers of Hope

Flowers of Hope 2016 Display and Reception : Flowers of Hope Glass Art panelThis year’s Flowers of Hope Reception takes place at Art Presence Art Center. So you can see all of the panels made this year, the gallery will host a display from Sept 23-25th. Join us for the Artist’s Reception on Saturday, September 24th from 1-4pm. We invite everyone to join us! Refreshments will be served, and we invite guests to vote for their favorite panel. The creator of the panel with the most votes wins a $50 gift certificate to LightGarden Glass Art.

About Flowers of Hope

The Flowers of Hope program provides the venue, equipment and supplies for local artists to make 8” x 8” glass panels at a nominal fee of $15. Then LightGarden Glass Art gives these glass panels, decorated with flower art, to women with breast cancer. LightGarden Glass Art collects these panels all year long, puts them on display at an Artist’s Reception, then delivers them to Women’s Imaging at Asante Medical Center. Women with breast cancer have the opportunity to pick a panel of their choice from the panels on display at the Imaging Center before they go into surgery. We hope that creating these panels brings joy and hope to these women who so desperately need some comfort.

Flowers of Hope Display and Reception: Flowers of Hope 2015 display at South Stage Cellars

This is our 11th year and we have collected over 800 panels for this great cause! Learn more about how you can get involved HERE.

The post Flowers of Hope appeared first on Art Presence Art Center : Art Enhancing Community in Jacksonville, Oregon.

Announcements from Light Garden Glass Art

For anyone I told we were having a yard sale this weekend, I have cancelled due to rain.
I have rescheduled for June 10th & 11th
depending on weather.
 
Glass Racks
Finished Stained Glass
Clear textured, stained glass cut offs
Seconds, Trial Pieces, things that have been here too long….who knows what will hit the tables?!
(also household overstock!)
 
Too much stuff!
 
Need to make some room for more cool product!

 
On May 11th Spectrum Glass
announced that they are stopping
production of all art glass at the end of June.
 
As they are one of the largest art glass
manufacturers in the United States so this is
troubling to say the least.
 
We rely heavily on Spectrum glass.  It accounts for about 85% of our glass inventory, including System 96 for fusing.
 
Uroboros has stepped up and agreed to continue producing the System 96 line.  They have been partners with Spectrum 96 from the beginning and already make a considerable amount of their colors.
 
This is the latest from Uroboros this morning
 on what they can and can’t do.
 
 
 
The new
are a big hit!
 
Lots of blendable colors, outlines
and bubble art!
 
Almost as easy as coloring!
 
 Introductory Offer
 
Come in a paint a
6″ x 6″ square for
 
$12
up to 8 colors of your choice
includes firing
 
 
Available during Wednesday and Saturday morning workshops
Call or email to reserve your space.
 

 

 
 
  
This is Diane’s first attempt at glass painting.
Fuchsia painted on clear glass
and fused on pink streaky.
..
Great job, Diane!
 

It is getting to be that time of year when we schedule fewer classes.  Summer is such a busy time.  I know, it’s hard to fit it all in.  It goes so fast!  It is also a time when I have the opportunity to go out and promote our glass studio so that we can continue to bring you new classes and techniques.

 

We will continue to do our Flowers of Hope, Try Fusing! (OUR NEW PAINTING WORKSHOPS!) and open workshops on most regularly scheduled days.  You can always go to the website to see if there is a workshop scheduled.  If we have special events they will be listed.  

calendar schedule

Most of our easier classes such as Dichroic Jewelry, Table Lamps, Cabinet Knobs and Fused Glass Switchplates can be scheduled during workshop time as well as the dragonfly, butterfly and daisy dish casting forms.  Please email or call for availability. 

 

 FLOWERS OF HOPE Workshop

Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
$15 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and scrap glass, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.

 

TRY FUSING!

 The same class only you get to keep it! Try fusing and see if you like it! Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!
$20
FLOWERS OF HOPE / TRY FUSING! workshops are available during any regularly scheduled Wednesday or Saturday morning  10a-12p Workshop

 
        Please call or email to reserve your space!
 

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!

 

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

 

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 

  

 Morning Workshops:

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

LightGarden Glass Art, 1086 Washburn Lane, Medford, OR 97501-2000

February 2016 News from LightGarden Glass Art

1086 Washburn                            February 2016
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

 
Finally got the metal backing so
 this piece could be hung. 
 
“Long and Winding Road” 
 
 
 

  
So I’ve been thinking about workshops…
 
Most of our customers work during the week and Saturday morning has a lot of competition for attention. I’ve also had a few weeks that have
been full so not everyone could get in.
 
Is anyone interested in a Wednesday night workshop
from 5:30 – 7:30p ?
 
I’m thinking about scheduling a couple a month.  Now that the sun is coming out again it’s staying light later.
 
Send me an email and let me know if you’d be interested.  If I get enough response, we’ll make it happen!
 
 
 

 
Are you ready to start a new project?
 
Let us help get you started with a

Glass Sale!

February 25 – March  5th
 
15% off
all Spectrum Glass
in stock
stained glass & 96
 

 
Project of the Month!
 
 
 We’ve been having so much fun with these fun casting forms!  Sign up today to reserve your space.
You can include wire to hang as a sun catcher or
add them as decoration to your next fusing project.
 
1 large butterfly    $14
2 dragonflies  $14
2 small butterflies  $10
Use access to our “wall of frit” to color them 
any way you wish.
Covers frit, class and firing.  Wires are included to hang or add them to another fusing or mosaic project!
Any regularly scheduled workshop.
Wednesday & Saturdays 10-12n.
Email or call to reserve your form!

 
 Glass Fusing: Basics
 
 

Learn one of the fastest growing mediums in glass! In this two week class you’ll complete a 4″ tile and an 8″ fused & slumped plate. Covers firing programs, volume control, prepping kiln shelves and ware and much more!

All glass and supplies are included.
$85

 
February 27 & March 5th
 Please call or email to reserve your space.
 

 
Painting with Frit
 
 

Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers and scrap glass to quickly add dimension and a painterly quality to your fused glass art.  We’ll explore different techniques through 3 small panels, focusing on clouds, trees, water and layering backgrounds. We’ll also address combining colors and picture composition.

Find out how easy it is to develop your sketches from photos and other inspiration. These panels can be a great reference guide for future projects.


All frit, scrap glass, stringers, and lunch from Peruvian Point is included. 

     Glass fusing: Basics or equivalent is required.
March 19th
10-3pm with an hour lunch break
 
$125   
Is there a class listed on our website that you would like to take that isn’t scheduled yet?  Send me an email and let me know.  That’s how I know when to schedule our classes.  If you have 5-6 people we can schedule private parties.

click here to check out our classes

 

 

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!

 

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

 

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 

  

 Morning Workshops:

 

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

The Lie You’ve Been Told – LightGarden Glass Art

1086 Washburn                            February 2016
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

 
What’s the lie you’ve been told all your life? 
And it’s probably been told BY you TO you…
 
” I‘m not artistic!”
 
I hear this all the time from people in class…and then they go on to tell me that they make exquisite quilts or are a master chef.  Everyone is artistic in some way.  Just because you don’t paint with a brush or can’t draw a straight line…(that’s what they make rulers for)…everyone can create something.
 
First, you have to
BELIEVE
that you can.
 
We get so busy in our daily lives we forget
that we should also be having fun. 
There are many studies that strongly suggest that making things with your hands actually creates joy, inner peace and well being.  This is why we do more and enjoy less.  We don’t allow ourselves time to create.   Fast food, cell phones, television, modern technology has edged a lot of the creativity out of our lives.   Anything that is worthwhile takes some investment of time. 
You don’t just start out being great. 
You have to practice to be great.
 
It’s a brand New Year!
 
What will YOU practice this year?    
 
 

 
Project of the Month!
 
 
 For the month of February we are adding two different butterfly casting options to the project.
1 large butterfly    $14
2 dragonflies  $14
2 small butterflies  $10
Use access to our “wall of frit” to color them 
any way you wish.
Covers frit, class and firing.  Wires are included to hang or add them to another fusing or mosaic project!
Any regularly scheduled workshop.
Wednesday & Saturdays 10-12n.
Email or call to reserve your form!

 
 
 
Make a fun project for your spring garden! Learn speedy ways to make lots of tiles from your scrap glass, several techniques for applying mosaics to different surfaces and complete a 10″ bird bath/feeder. Once you finish this class you’ll know how to mosaic almost anything. Several patterns to choose from.

The $75 fee includes all materials and tools. 

 All you provide is the glass.  
 
February 13 & 20th
1-4pm 

 
 Glass Fusing: Basics
 
 
Learn one of the fastest growing mediums in glass! In this two week class you’ll complete a 4″ tile and an 8″ fused & slumped plate. Covers firing programs, prepping kiln shelves and ware and much more!

All supplies are included.
$85   

 
February 27 & March 5th
 Please call or email to reserve your space.
 

 
Painting with Frit
 
 
Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers and scrap glass to quickly add dimension and a painterly quality to your fused glass art.  We’ll explore different techniques through 3 small panels, focusing on clouds, trees, water and layering backgrounds. We’ll also address combining colors and picture composition.

Find out how easy it is to develop your sketches from photos and other inspiration. These panels can be a great reference guide for future projects.


All frit, scrap glass, stringers, and lunch from Peruvian Point is included. 

     Glass fusing: Basics or equivalent is required.

March 19th
10-3pm with an hour lunch break
 
$125   
Is there a class listed on our website that you would like to take that isn’t scheduled yet?  Send me an email and let me know.  That’s how I know when to schedule our classes.  If you have

 5-6 people we can schedule private parties.

click here to check out our classes

 

 

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!

 

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

 

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 

  

 Morning Workshops:

 

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.