November 23, 2012
John and I want to send our warmest wishes for each of you over the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah holidays. So many of you have touched our lives and made this year very special for us. Through our classes, not only have we shared our knowledge and love of glass with students, but they have taught and shared with us. Although the studio is a business, it is much more important to us that we have acquired many wonderful friends and spent many hours in a productive, yet fun, endeavor to create beautiful art glass. You have blessed us!
Many of you have asked about our classes for the next year, and we have come up with a schedule for the first half of the year. Some of you have asked for classes that would be for those beginning in fused glass. If you have never had a glass class, then I would suggest that you take a beginning fusing class from another studio like Hot Glass Houston to learn some basics in cutting and fusing. Some of the workshops listed below will be for those who want to learn by working on smaller beginning/intermediate projects. Each workshop will teach different techniques and cover different material, but all will produce a lovely piece to take home!
We also have a list of students who are waiting for more advanced workshops to be scheduled. In the spring, we have only four intermediate and/or advanced workshops which include the Gorgeous Egret workshop (Advanced) in Feb, the Chickadee in the Magnolias (Advanced) at Hot Glass Houston in March. the Tulips, Tulips, Tulips workshop in April (Intermediate/Advanced), and the Texas Oak in the Wildflowers in May (Intermediate/Advanced). In Sept. and/or early Nov., we will probably schedule one large, advanced landscape workshop, but that is not on the schedule yet. At the moment, this is all that will be scheduled for the coming year, and because we have so many asking for these workshops, I would urge you to send in the deposit of half of the class fee as soon as possible as we take students on a first come, first served basis to be fair.
January 26! More Than Your Usual Beginning Class!
One-Day Landscape for Beginners!
$180 includes everything except lunch!
In this fast paced one-day workshop, you will make a lovely 12" square winter landscape using frit, frit, and more frit! Bullseye glass calls it "Painting with Light!" Making trees is magical when you learn to bend and sculpt stringer into trunks and branches. It is a wonderful beginning piece for those wanting to learn how to do landscapes. This class is limited to 7 students.
February! Gorgeous Egret Panel Workshop!
$800 for 4 days, everything included except mailing of the piece to your home after final firing.
This large panel with the beautiful egret will challenge even the experienced glass artist as we build our egret, pull feathers with a torch, and shade with frit. So much to learn! :) Only five spots available, and we already have 2 students signed up........
March 20 and 21 More Than Your Usual Beginning Class!
Let's Make a Beautiful Bird!
$350 for 2 days, everything included
For beginning/intermediate students of glass art, this is the perfect class. No picture frames or refrigerator magnets here! Let's create art! Let's make a wonderful dimensional bird on a branch with colorful leaves and berries! This wonderful panel will take two full days of work, but what a lovely outcome. Learn to build dimensionally, shade with frit and bend stringers for branches.
March! Chickadee in the Magnolia at Hot Glass Houston
We are scheduled to teach a beautiful piece called the Chickadee in the Magnolias (Intermediate/Advanced) at Hot Glass Houston, Tomball, TX. The dates are March 9-13 w/a day off for firing. We love working with Bob Paterson at Hot Glass, and this workshop is fantastic for those who have experience in glass and want to challenge themselves with new techniques. I would not suggest this class for a beginner. Bob is already taking deposits for this class. Please contact Bob at www.hotglasshouston.com for information on that workshop.
April 20 and 21 More Than Your Usual Beginning/Intermediate Class!
Tulips! Tulips! Tulips! Two-Day Tulip Workshop!
$350 includes everything except mailing cost for piece if needed
Just in time for the spring tulips will be our lovely tulip workshop! If you love flowers, you will love this class. Building dimensional, shaded tulips w/leaves and stems to make a lovely panel is awesome and challenging! Intermediate skills in cutting are required for this class. This is a great class for the intermediate glass artist who wants to learn techniques that are only taught at Dancing Light Studio. Only seven student spots available!
May 18-21 with one day off for firing
Three-Day Texas Oak in the Wildflowers Workshop
$625 for everything except mailing cost for piece if needed
Texas Oak in the Wildflowers....this is an intermediate/advanced workshop that we get so many requests to teach. Here it is, and only one time this year will we do this particular class. The gorgeous and intricate Texas Oak is just a puzzle waiting to be solved in glass. Creating dimension, texture, depth, and realism in glass is the challenge we undertake, and it IS a challenge! However, it is one that we can conquer! Those who enjoy detail ........ will love this workshop. Those who love landscapes or paint....will love this workshop! It is a lovely, large panel landscape with Monet-like wildflowers. All of this in three very busy days! Only five student spots available in this class, so hurry if you are interested in signing up! This workshop is on an intermediate/advanced level for those who have taken a previous class from us OR has painting and glass experience.
As usual, half of the class fee is required as a deposit for the class to secure your spot. If there is a cancellation, we do not refund the deposit, but will put it toward another class. If we have an emergency and need to cancel, we will refund all deposits.
We are looking forward to the coming year as we develop new techniques and create exciting art glass. Thank you all for your support and encouragement, and may your New Year be a wonderful and blessed year!
Have a wonderful holiday season and come see us sometime!
~ Donna and John
Donna and John
170 Scott Rd.
Huntsville, TX 77320