VETART glass Casting with Brian Canfield @ VETART school of Ceramics and glass | 2422 Cades Way | Vista, CA 92081 Thursdays, January 31, 2019 at 7:00-10pm, Through Thursday, February 21, 2019
VETART glass Casting with Brian Canfield @ VETART school of Ceramics and glass | 2422 Cades Way Vista, CA 92081 Thursdays, January 31, 2019 from 7:00-10pm,-Thursday, February 21, 2019
Class meets 4 Thursdays from January 1-31, 2-7, 2-14, 2-21.
Community VetArt glass Casting Works Programs
VETART classes are free for Active duty, spouses and Veterans.
Open slots for the general public are available and open with a fee component listed below.
The VetArt center explores the language of ceramics and glass. The Center offers programming in process, material understanding, design and conceptual approaches to making; and, it is housed in an industrial facility that provides a safe and exceptional environment where students are encouraged to learn and explore through the traditional craft media as an individual, team or community involvement. Together, faculty and students hone, improvise and redefine historic technologies while unifying concept, process, and materials through making.
Kiln Forming Glass
Kiln-forming is the process of shaping glass in a kiln with heat and gravity. There are many methods and techniques that are related to kiln-forming, including casting, fusing, slumping and printmaking.
Kiln Casting is an easy way to manipulate solid glass into almost any shape, usually working with plaster/silica molds. Molds are made and then loaded with small bits of glass that become molten and fill the mold.
Kiln Casting I
Kiln Casting is an easy way to manipulate solid glass into almost any shape, working primarily with wax, clay and plaster molds. This class focuses on the core skills of: plaster-silica mold making and preparation of molds for the kiln. Students will be instructed in cold working as well as how to generate firing schedules and understanding how glass operates during the firing process of temperatures up to 1600 degrees. 1-3 glass objects will be produced during the 4 week class. Mold materials and 3lbs of clear casting glass will be provided.
Class Level: Introduction
Cost: $ 325.00
Kiln Casting II
Students will build on their knowledge of mold making as they explore more intricate and complex forms to cast in glass. Emphasis will be placed on planning and intent as students create one or several pieces based on their ideas - different molding materials, including plaster and silica. In addition, lost wax and multiples in wax, which can also be utilized for fabrication and carving, will be explored. Drawing will be a necessity as students investigate proportion and placement of form before it is cast in glass. Investment will be provided and clear casting glass will be available for purchase.
Class Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Kiln Casting I
Payment for materials and course fees will be due at beginning of class.
Make checks payable to SEE, social and environemental entrepreneurs.