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Portraits in Glass


Glass for Good: Children's Classes

Glass fusing classes for young artists = a fundraising opportunity

Here's a win-win situation: Artists ages 6-11 expand their expressive abilities making beautiful fused glass art, and Bullseye Glass donates up to $375 to fund scholarships or other fundraising initiatives at your school or organization.

How It Works

First: You register 6 to 10 young artists for "Portraits in Glass," a new 2-hour kilnforming class at Bullseye Glass Resource Center Portland. (Cost: $75 per child—there are classes for ages 6-8 and 9-11. See full description below.)

Then: Bullseye Glass donates up to $375 (depending on the number of artists) to your school or organization!

  • 6 students: $75 donation
  • 7 students: $150 donation
  • 8 students: $225 donation
  • 9 students: $300 donation
  • 10 students: $375 donation

Bullseye Glass provides studio space, an instructor and all the necessary supplies and materials. The organizer or participants can bring refreshments to enjoy during class. After class, we'll load the children's artwork into the kiln for firing. The fused glass self-portraits will be ready for pickup a day or two later.

Portraits in Glass

Portraits in Glass

In this two-hour class, students will explore the self-portrait. After looking at examples of fine art self-portraits and discussing proportion, physical characteristics, and expressed emotion, they'll draw a 4x6 self-portrait on paper. Next comes an introduction to various forms of glass and how they change through firing. Then, using their drawing as a guide, students will translate their self-portrait into glass using sheet glass, frit, stringer, and confetti on a base of pre-fired sheet glass. Pieces will be fired after the workshop and available for pick-up a few days later. The finished piece will have an embedded wire loop at the top for hanging.


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