Playing with Fire: Basics of Glass Torchworking

June 21 - June 25, 2024

Playing with Fire: Basics of Glass Torchworking

$920.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $770
Material Fee: $150

In this basic/intermediate torchworking workshop, participants will gain the knowledge and confidence of working with borosilicate glass. Some techniques that will be taught will be shaping, assemblage, canework and planning larger projects. You can expect to make everything from pendants, marbles, flowers and various larger sculptures. All are welcome as projects will be tailored to each participant’s skill set.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
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Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

David Licata

David Licata is a glass artist from Westchester NY.  A graduate of Cranbrook academy of art with a MFA in metalsmithing and BFA in Sculpture. From wearable chain maile to interactive nature based sculptures, his intricate torchworked glass works of art have been exhibited at SOFA, Glass weekend, Talente 09, Glass fashion show in Venice. David has taught high school visual art and glass workshops at various craft centers such as Penland, Peters Valley, Urban Glass, Brookfield Craft Center and Silvermine Art Center.

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