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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.

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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.

LightGarden Glass Art January 2016 Workshops

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

LightGarden Glass Art January 2016 Workshops

 

Project of the Month!

 
 
 Come in and fill up our casting form with your choice of frit colors and make two of these gorgeous dragonflies to use as hangers or as decoration for other fused glass work. $14 covers frit, firing and use of form. Call or email ahead to reserve your spot.

 

New Year Sale!

 
15% off Kokomo Glass
lots of new glass in discount bin
 
15% off 96 Dichroic
 
20% off all books
through January 23rd
 

 

U.S. Cellular group does team building…

by Making Flowers of Hope!

 
 
 A group from U.S. Cellular came in on Wednesday evening and  made 14 Flowers of Hope panels as a company team building exercise. 
  Thank you all so much!! 
You all did a great job! 
 I’ll be firing for a couple more days
 
 

 
Fused Glass Switchplates
 
 
Learn how easy it is to make these very cool fused glass switch plates. All the instructions, materials and firing are included in the $20 fee.  All you need is a

small amount of  glass.

Basic fusing or equivalent is required.

January 16
1-4pm
 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.
January 30th
10-3pm with an hour lunch break
 
$125   

 
 
 

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 
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.

LightGarden's Flowers of Hope A Success!

 

Light Garden Glass Art Banner

1086 Washburn                            September 2015
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

Val Dann’s
 abstract bouquet 
won by a big margin
in our popular vote!
People's Choice Winner at the LightGarden Glass Art Flowers of Hope 2015 reception!
 
Congratulations, Val!
 
You won a $50 gift certificate
to
LightGarden Glass Art!

Best Flowers of Hope

Artists’ Reception EVER!

 
Thank you to Traute Moore, Porscha Schiller and all of the wonderful people at South Stage Cellars for making this the best reception ever!
 
The biggest
THANK YOU
goes to all the wonderful artists that helped us make
115 panels
this year!
 
Ginny Nosal came all the way from Klamath Falls almost every month to make 10 panels
Diane Kobal made 7 panels
Barbara Kelberlau made 6 panels
Melanie Dines made 4 panels
 
and a
BIG FAT APOLOGY
for saying no men contributed!
(I was running on serious lack of sleep)
 
Steve (age 7) made 1 panel
(even though he really doesn’t like art)
Kevin Smith made 1 panel
Cole Smith made 1 panel
Mitch Sherman made 1 panel
 
so ok…111 made by women
4 made by men.
 
So we could even that out a little next year?
(still a challenge to you guys!!)
 
or how about this challenge?
 
Everyone that made one this year…
next year bring a friend and see how many we
can collect!
 

Flowers of Hope Artist Reception

1086 Washburn                            August 2015
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

 
Flowers of Hope
Artists’ Reception
is
less than a month away!
 
Come join us on the beautiful patio at
South Stage Cellars!
 
Support the artists that help make this happen!
 
 
This is our tenth year
with this incredible program
and thanks to your hard work it has been
wonderfully successful!
 
 A BIG thank you to
South Stage Cellars for donating their beautiful venue.  If you’ve never been there, this is the perfect time to treat yourself to an awesome experience.

 

 

 We’ve had full workshops for the last few weeks filling up boxes with new
Flowers of Hope
panels!
 
THANK YOU!!
 
We still have a few spaces open on
September 5 & 12
 
September 12  will be the last workshop
that will be fired in time for this year’s donation.
 
Any Wednesday or Saturday
we have a workshop scheduled
you can come in and make a
 
Flowers of Hope
or
Try Fusing!  panel
call or email to save your space
 
 
 Flowers of Hope Fusing 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!

$10 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.
OR
TRY FUSING!  Workshop
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!    $15
September 5                     10-12
September 12                   10-12
*For 5 or more people we can schedule a private party!
(We will not be able to schedule any more private parties until after this year’s reception.)

 
Fun and Easy Projects
in
Fused Glass!
 
 
These table lamps are such a decorative feature in any room.  A $35 value ceramic lamp base that you get to paint yourself, is included in the price of the class.  Patterns available or make your own.
You will need to buy a small amount of glass
and frit.
September 12
1-4pm 
 
$55

 
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.

September 26
10-3pm with an hour lunch break
 
$125

 
Glass Fusing Basics
 
 
 
Learn one of the fastest growing mediums in glass!
If you’re considering buying a kiln, or have one and not sure how to use it, this class is for you.
  In this two week class you’ll complete a 4″ tile and a 8″ fused & slumped plate. Covers firing programs, volume control, trouble shooting, prepping kiln shelves and ware and much more!  
October 10 & 17th
1-4pm
 
$85     
 

 
Glass Fusing : Dichroic Jewelry
 
 
 
Grab attention with beautiful dichroic glass jewelry you make yourself! Cabochons for necklaces or earrings; they all will dazzle your friends!

Learn to cut them so they fuse perfectly every time. Compatible glass and lots of dichroic glass is included.

Make several pieces for $55

 
October 24
1-4pm
 

 
Fused Glass Christmas Ornaments
 
 
 
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!

 
November 14th
1-4pm
(Can also be done during a workshop time)
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.

LightGarden Glass Art New Classes & Events

1086 Washburn                            July 2015
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

 
We will be closed
August 4 – 8th!
 
I’m finally getting a vacation!
 

 
Here’s Diane’s rendition of Crater Lake!
 
 
 
Isn’t it gorgeous?
Barbara and Diane have been coming in most Wednesday mornings  working on their frit painting skills during workshop time.  They are getting really good!  Many of the panels they are making are going to Flowers of Hope.  Thank you, Ladies!

 
I have some new bowl molds in
 and they are so cool !
 
  
 
There has always been a challenge with deeper bowl molds falling straight and forming a flat bottom.
These are the new bottomless molds by Laurie Spray at Bonny Doon Glass Tools in Santa Cruz.
They allow the glass to fall and hit the shelf.
So far I’ve made several different size bowls and they’ve all come out perfectly!
Schedule a workshop to come in and make a bowl!
We have 8″, 11″ and 12″.

 

 

 Time is running short
to make
a
Flowers of Hope
panel for
2015!
 
Everyone always waits until the last minute and then we don’t have time to fire them all.
 
 
This year is our 10th year
help us make it the best year ever!
 
Any Wednesday or Saturday
we have a workshop scheduled
you can come in and make a
Flowers of Hope
or
Try Fusing!  panel
call or email to save your space
 
 
 Flowers of Hope Fusing 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!

$10 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.
OR
TRY FUSING!  Workshop
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!    $15
August 15                     10-12    Only 3 spots left
*For 5 or more people we can schedule a private party!

 
Summer is a great time to
learn mosaics!
 
 
This two week class teaches you everything you need to know about mosaics by making your own 10″ birdbath or birdfeeder.  We cover adhesives, ways to lay out your tiles, grouts, colorants and sealants.  Mosaics is easy, relaxing and makes use of all that glass scrap you have saved up!
August 22 & 29
10-1pm
$75
Tentatively full

 
Fun and Easy Projects
in
Fused Glass!
 
 
These table lamps are such a decorative feature in any room.  A $35 value ceramic lamp base that you get to paint yourself, is included in the price of the class.  Patterns available or make your own.
You will need to buy a small amount of glass
and frit.
September 12
1-4pm
$55

 
Painting with Frit
 
 
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 from Peruvian Point is included.
Glass fusing: Basics or equivalent is required.

September 26
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.

Painting with Frit Demonstration Saturday!

Jessica Carrara of Light Garden Glass Art presents a Valley View Winery show of fine glass art and demonstration of painting with frit to make fused glass art on Saturday June 12 2015. Local band SIP (Survive In Peace) will provide live music and Valley View Winery will also have wine tasting and food available. There will be glass art for sale.

LightGarden Glass Art May 2015 News

1086 Washburn                            May 2015
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

 
This is the Reason We Do It
 
It has been a lovely spring hasn’t it?  I miss seeing some of you but I know how busy this time of year is.  For me too!
I got a card the other day that I wanted to share with you. 
It’s a tougher time of year for some. 
But it reminded me again of why we do what we do.
 
Dear Jessica,
Thank you for allowing local artists to make the 8″ x 8″ glass panels for women diagnosed with breast cancer.  I didn’t or couldn’t grasp the concept when they told me to “pick a panel.”  I thought it was some form of subtle identification in the hospital waiting area.  Needless to say my mind was somewhere else the morning of my mastectomy; it was also the first day of spring.  All the panels had flowers & designs but my eyes fell to the solid red heart created by Deanna Gossner.
Thank you for your studio!!  I hope to some way connect and make a lot of panels, some day, and meet you.  My panel has become an inspiration daily to keep on because others out there have the love and understanding to care, when life seems so confusing and scary.
Even though we’ve never met, I know your heart is good.  I hope to create something to pay forward in the near future.  Gifts such as yours brings people together when times can be so tough.  Thank you!
You can make one of these panels
for $10 in 2 hours or less.
No experience necessary!
Come join us and make one soon.
You know you want to!
Does anyone know Deanna Gossner?  She is not on our mailing list and I have a personal card for her as well.
 
 *Beautiful marigold pansy by Diane Korbel.  Nice work Diane!
 

 
Amanda Berkeley was in the other day and picked out a sheet  of glass that I’d had on the shelf for awhile.  It was a sheet of yellow textured Kokomo glass. It’s a nice piece of glass but I wasn’t sure what to do with it either. The next day she sent me this picture of her beautiful work. She had used the striking yellow glass in the two focal point circles in her latest panel.  Amanda does a very nice job of incorporating bevels, glass nuggets and jewels, as well as combining different textured glasses.
 
You can see more of her work at
 

 
Any Wednesday or Saturday
we have a workshop scheduled
you can come in and make a
Flowers of Hope
or
Try Fusing!  panel
call or email to save your space
 
 
 Flowers of Hope Fusing 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!

$10 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.
OR
TRY FUSING!  Workshop
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!    $15
June 13                         10-12
July  18                         10-12
August 15                     10-12
*For 5 or more people we can schedule a private party!
I have a few events scheduled on Saturdays coming up.  I will keep the calendar current so you can Check Here to see where we are: 

June 6th  12 – 4pm Taste of Summer   Britt Festival

 

June 13th  1-4pm   Valley View Winery    Demonstration with Dawn Lucero of Glass Village.

 

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.