The Arbutus Folk School believes all crafts are worth preserving, and there are any number of traditional crafts that don't fall into one of our categories.
In this workshop, students will create a translucent stained-glass mosaic on a clear glass candle holder, which will be illuminated when placed in a window or lit by a tealight.
Students will have use of wheeled nippers to cut glass during this introductory level workshop, and will use clear adhesive to attach translucent glass pieces to a clear glass substrate, which is later grouted. The effect is similar to that of leaded glass, but created spontaneously, without planning, creating a pattern, numbering, and reassembling the pieces.
Students will complete the design the first day. The second day will be the following weekend, when we grout the completed project. Each student will receive two candle holder bases. Some students may work quickly and complete both during the workshop. Others may complete one candle holder but will leave with enough supplies to make another at home. The same techniques learned in this workshop can be used for any glass-on-glass mosaic project.
Students with glass cutting experience and scoring tools are welcome to bring their own tools and supplies, but the instructor will supply everything needed for a beginner student.
Ages 14 and up welcome!
Instructor: Jennifer Kuhns
Capacity Remaining: 12
Schedule Details: Sat, Nov 9 10am - 4pm. Nov. 16 10am - 2pm
Dates: 11/9/2019 - 11/16/2019
Times: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Building: Arbutus Folk School
The Gelli Plate printing is an exciting and easy way to make glorious prints. This no fuss, no hassle printing technique is all the rage right now precisely because you can make Monoprints or layered imagery easily, creating uniquely fabulous pictures.
This workshop will introduce you to the process of the Gelli plate and how to effectively use various elements to enhance your prints. Stencils, handmade cutouts, layered printing or simple monoprint collages are some of the ways to create on your Gelli Plate. The results will amaze you and can be used on your many art projects, including Art Journals, Scrapbooks and Specialty Cards.
Students will need to purchase a Gelli Plate Kit which is available here for about $22 before tax and shipping. Students should wait to order until class is confirmed 2 weeks prior to start date. The instructor has a couple extras available if needed for the start of class.
Ages 18 or older
Instructor: Rene Westbrook
Capacity Remaining: 7
Schedule Details: Wed evenings, Oct 23 - Nov 20 6-8 pm
Dates: 10/23/2019 - 11/20/2019
Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Room: Front Classroom
Message phone: (360) 350-0187
120 State Avenue NE, #298
Olympia, WA 98501
Facility Physical Address (no mail please):
610 4th Ave E.
Olympia, WA 98501
Our current open office hours are Mondays and Thursdays, 10-2 pm. Since we have very limited staff, we recommend calling the facility before coming to be sure we are there. We are closed on major holidays.
This is the absolute best way to stay informed about everything Arbutus!
Like us on Facebook