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Creative Glass Workshops

Glass is hot at WMODA and will be even hotter this season when we start our new series of creative glass classes with Chelsea Rousso. Her Fused Glass workshops will reflect the colors, light and sizzling sunshine of Florida and the inspirational art at WMODA through the brilliant translucency of glass.

Chelsea’s workshops will be on Friday afternoons in the Hot Glass Gallery at WMODA from 1pm to 3:30pm on October 18, November 15, and December 6. Classes can be booked individually or as a series to build expertise and confidence in glass art.

Experience the joy of creating your own work of art at WMODA as Chelsea shows you her techniques for making fused and kiln formed glass art. No previous experience is necessary to get creative. Have fun exploring the materials with your fellow students in our Hot Glass gallery.

At the three sessions, students will learn how to make a variety of glass artwork inspired by our WMODA exhibits and your own imagination. You’ll be amazed by your hidden talents when you pick up your masterpiece after firing a week later.

Ignite your own creative spark at a 2 1/2 hour glass fusing workshop with Chelsea. The cost of $100 includes expert instruction, supplies including superior glass from Bullseye Glass Co, use of tools, and firings. Book now as spaces in each class are limited.

Special VIP price of $80 per session for friends of WMODA who sign up and pay by September 16.

Crazy for Color

October 18, 1pm to 3:30pm

Color is everywhere you look and everywhere you don’t look! In a workshop dedicated to colored glass, you can delight in the marvels of color, light and shade both consciously and sub-consciously. In this workshop, you will be making a glass panel (12” x 4”) while discovering your own color preferences. Chelsea will provide expert instruction, firing options – flat or slumped in waves, and supplies including superior Bullseye Glass in a wide range of colors, textures, and opacities. This class Is geared toward beginning fusers and creatives who want to make a fabulous piece of art.

Nature in Glass

November 15, 1pm to 3:30pm

Let’s explore art and wildlife at WMODA as we revel in the beauty of nature in glass. Perhaps you will be inspired by the birds, flowers and fish on display in the museum or you might prefer to represent a
favorite animal in its habitat. Maybe bring along a photo for inspiration. Students will work on a glass plate 8” x 8” which can be fired flat or slumped. Chelsea will provide advanced instruction for fused glass techniques, firing options, and supplies, including superior Bullseye Glass in a wide range of colors, textures, and opacities.

Magical Glass for the Holidays

December 6, 1pm to 3:30pm

Have fun with Chelsea and friends at this workshop making magical glass art for the Holidays. Whether you choose a holiday decoration or practical coasters for entertaining, you can explore the images, colors and textures of the season in glass. Your glass art (either 8” x 8” or divided in 4) could be abstract or representational – perhaps you have a favorite image in mind so bring along your inspiration. Maybe you’ll make a gift for a loved one in time for the Holidays? Chelsea will provide instruction, firing options, and supplies including superior Bullseye Glass.