FAC members are invited to an exclusive first look at the A Passion for Glass: Art Glass from Colorado Collections exhibition. Enjoy light appetizers, beverages and conversation in a fun and informal setting. Invite a guest for a night they’ll remember. Members also receive 10% off their purchases in the gift gallery. Register at http://bit.ly/APassionforGlass
Instructor: Janet Nunn Dates: April 7th , 14th ,21st ,28th May 5th and 12th Time: 5:30pm- 8:30pm Price: $150 public/ $135 members Download Supply List Description: This five week class is filled with a broad range watercolor painting techniques and is taught by one of our most accomplished and popular instructors. Each week participants will complete an entire piece utilizing these techniques.
Sundays, April 12, 19, 26, May 3 2:00-3:30pm Presented by Marianne Lorenz, Curator Foothills Art Center Library Members are free, non-members $5 per lecture This four-part lecture series will take participants on a journey of discovery—from ancient Phoenicia to turn-of the century New York to 1930’s Venice to Seattle in the 1980’s. Each step along the way will be illustrated by incredible works of art glass made using techniques that have been passed down through millennia. Participants will learn how, after hundreds of years in the shadow of Italy, France and other international glass centers, the United States became the leader of the studio art glass movement. Learn about the art of Louis Comfort Tiffany, Rene Lalique, Dale Chihuly, Harvey Littleton, Bertil Vallien and many other leaders in the art of creating glass.
Thursday, April 16 6:30-8:00pm Petersen Classroom Members free, non-members $5 Maximum of 45 people Creating glass from trash is a sustainable and environmentally attractive process that proposes harvesting the mineral portion needed to make glass from organic waste, thus treating waste as a mineral source with which to make advanced materials. A recent discovery at the Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics at Colorado School of Mines has demonstrated that glass and glass-ceramics can be made entirely from food wastes (banana peels, egg shells, rice husk, corn husk, spent beer grain, coffee grinds, and more). Learn more about the methods and some of the materials properties in this lecture with Ivar Reimanis, PhD, FACERS, Interim Department Head and Professor at Colorado School of Mines.
Saturday, April 18th 10 am to 1 pm C & H Glassworks 11354 W 13th Ave, Suite 6 Lakewood CO 80215 $100 per person Maximum of 12 people This fun workshop offered in collaboration with C&H Glassworks in Lakewood will give beginners a hands-on opportunity to experience the ancient art of blowing glass. This will be an exciting hot glass studio experience and each person will create a hand-blown paperweight. No prior experience or special skills are necessary; one of C& H Glassworks’ professional glassblowers will guide you in the creation of your masterpiece. About C & H Glass’ Artists Corey Silverman was formally trained as a glass artist while getting his BFA at Alfred University in Alfred, NY. Upon graduating in 1998 he worked with several glass studios around the country before settling in Denver, CO in 1999. His studies with glass have led him to experiment with slumped forms, casting, cold work, solid sculpting and blowing. After much experimentation with glass, he found himself always coming back to the blown form. “I love the immediacy found in making a blown vessel. There’s no questioning what it’s going to look like. You know the end result as you’re putting it away in the annealer. It feels great to have that kind of instant gratification in an art form.” Horace Marlowe is a studio trained glass artist with over decade of experience. He got his start in 1996 making glass sculptures in Orlando, Fl. Since then He’s worked in some of the finest glass studios from Florida to Colorado.” My love of glass stems back to 1986 where I experienced it for the first time in Colonel Williamsburg. I was amazed at the grace and fluidity of the glass blowers’ movements. The heat, the fire, the glow of the glass, I knew then, I was hooked.” Now Horace’s work can be found is some of the finest galleries all across the globe. “My mission is to explore new techniques and discover all the possibilities of glass making.”