As defined by the Merriam Webster dictionary, a master class is a seminar for advanced music students conducted by a master musician.
We don’t teach music. But we believe being the education crucible for glass art requires us to offer master classes for glass artists. We’ve been offering them for years.
The Melting Point’s master classes are typically multi-day events and may include both the Hot Shop and the Torch Studio. Classes are taught by successful artists in the industry. Names like Astrid Riedel, Kristina Logan, Heather Trimlett, Kim Fields, and Lisa Fletcher, just to name a few.
If you’ve been creating art with glass for a while, make sure you take a course. It’s a time you’ll never forget while learning or honing techniques you’ll use for years to come.
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We will spend these two days creating butterflies and integrating them into a more complex sculptural pendant. Margaret will guide students through creating wings, full butterflies, foliage, and other nature-inspired elements out of borosilicate glass. We will work entirely off-mandrel, starting with simpler shapes and detail and move toward more complex shaping and patterning. Students will learn several strategies for creating loops and bails for pendants, as well as multiple methods for adding detail and layering color. Please join us…
Come spend these two days with Margaret and learn to create nature-inspired beads, pendants, and small sculpture. We will spend the first day at the torch, working both on and off mandrel. Content is sure to include many of the insects that Margaret creates: beetles, bees, butterflies, caterpillars, leaves and other foliage. Margaret will then guide students through adding additional detail and complexity using vitreous enamel. This class is great for bead makers who want to cultivate skills working off-mandrel…
This class is devoted to assisting you in achieving your own unique sculptural bead designs using the sea as our inspiration. Demonstrations will include a variety of sculptural fish and sea life in bead form, as well as small sculptures. Techniques will consist of assembling complex canes, color mixing and overlays, temperature control and precision stringer, and dot application and placement. This class is an intermediate level. This class includes glass packs and lunches. We will also have a hot…
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