May 21, 2015
I feel like we’re just coming up for air since we began the moving process last summer, but we may finally be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. So it is time! Time for thinking about glass workshops . . . of course! I’m sure some of you had just about forgotten who we are, but I assure you all . . . y'all . . . that we are still alive and kicking.
We’ve received many inquiries about workshops from both potentially new students and, of course, the “Groupies” as they like to call themselves! And make no mistake about it, they are a “special” group of glass students. The good news is that we are planning a few classes for the fall. The bad news is that they are going to be smaller and fewer than before. So here is the line up for the rest of the year . . . assuming the electricity gets put in, the studio is completed, and the creek don’t rise . . .
Many of you have asked us to do a mosaic, and that is a very different kind of workshop altogether. Here especially . . . a mosaic is not just a mosaic. It has to incorporate cut pieces, dimension, and most of all, it must be a challenge! I’ve attached a picture . . . unfortunately not a very good one . . . of the only mosaic that we have done in a class. This is NOT what we will be doing in the coming class, but what we are doing will be even more beautiful and “special.” Love that word!
Our new studio located in our new home is cozier/smaller and allows us to comfortably seat only 4 students in a workshop. We’ve decided to do the same workshop twice in Sept. giving students a choice of dates. Mosaics take a tremendous amount of time . . . kind of like putting a puzzle together . . . and therefore, will be 5 days of hard work for our large project . . . approx. 12” x 18” or larger. However, since there is more time spent doing busy work, we will be charging for what you might normally pay for a 4 day workshop.
Fee: $765.00 for everything except postage and meals (snacks and some drinks provided)
September 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 if needed (and I think it will be)
September 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22 if needed (and I pretty sure it will be)
Mosaics done the way we do them . . . fired! With lots of color! Cut glass pieces that are dimensional! Finished to the edge! And maybe even slumped! YEAH!!! Pieces will be fired the last time after class is completed, and students will pay postage for their pieces to get home.
Fee: $200.00 for everything except wire and beads.
Nov. 28 and 29 First session
Dec. 3 and 4 Second Session
We’re having a party . . . a Christmas Party! When everyone comes together with holiday treats and music, it is so much fun to make 3-5 of the most beautiful ornaments you’ve ever seen! Each person makes as many as they can in 2 days . . . we fire them and drill holes for wires . . . you go home and bead them as demonstrated in class! These ornaments sell for $25 -$100, and they are gorgeous! It is a great time for everyone. Bring your friends and make new ones too.
One will be held at the Orchid Tree Gallery in Round Top where we taught last year, and it was a great time. The other smaller class will be here. Each one will be a large original NEW work, and I can’t wait for you to see them! How about a multi-object, free-standing piece? Also, ideas for those gorgeous water birds done in a totally new way have been floating around in my head for a while now. Stay tuned!
It is wonderful when some of you say, “I don’t care what you are doing, sign me up!” Often classes fill almost before they are announced, so please call me w/questions, and then send a deposit of half of the fee as quickly as you can. We do not do credit cards . . . so sorry . . . but checks are fine. Should there be a cancellation (and we’ve never had to do that yet) there will be a 100% refund. If you cancel, only under emergency situations will there be a refund, but we do allow people to put it toward another class. We can help w/room reservations also.
NEXT WEEK please check the website for the dates and info on the two large workshops. Each will be 5 days and cost approximately $925. More details next week. For those that like to make long range plans, this at least gives you a chance to prepare. One will be here in Fayetteville, and the other will be in Round Top.
Blessings to you all.
~ Donna and John
Donna and John Sarafis
109 E. Market Street
Fayetteville, TX 78940