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BECon 2017 Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops

silvia levenson workshop 

Explore Bullseye, en Español: Reconstrucción de Forma, Imagen y Textura con Silvia Levenson
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT

El vidrio es un material particularmente interesante para utilizar en distintas técnicas de escultura debido a que su superficie puede extenderse interiormente; y nosotros podemos observar sea el exterior que el interior de las piezas. Por lo cual podemos crear una poderosa relación entre la textura de la superficie exterior, imágenes capturadas dentro del material, y del objeto en su totalidad.

Los estudiantes en este seminario investigaran como insertar fotografías, dibujos y escritos en castings o fusión de vidrio en molde. Las técnicas utilizadas incluirán serigrafía, transferencia de imagen con calcos, realización de moldes y horneadas de castings con molde abierto.

Silvia guiara a los estudiantes en cómo crear un repertorio significativo de estas posibilidades a través de explicaciones, demostraciones y charlas.

A parte del seminario, que será en Español, los estudiantes participaran de otras actividades adicionales.

  1. Tour y Tequila. El 16 de Junio iremos en grupo a la casa de Dan y Lani para conocer una de las más significativas colecciones privadas de vidrio de arte contemporáneo.
  2. Tour de la fábrica de Bullseye Glass en Español guiada por Maria Gracia Cabanilla. Podremos visitar juntos la parte dedicada a la producción del vidrio, al control de calidad, la producción de fritas y los estudios donde se producen obras aplicadas a la arquitectura.
  3. Tour de Bullseye Projects en Español con sesión de preguntas con el curador de la galería, Michael Endo. Los estudiantes no solo van a tener la oportunidad de tener una visita guiada sobre la muestra expuesta en ese momento, si no que van a poder conversar en modo informal con Michael Endo tratando sobre la relación entre el artista y la galería. Y otros temas generales como el empaque y envío de obras, y consejos sobre la declaración artística.
  4. Cada participante tendrá la oportunidad de formar su propia plancha de vidrio – esto es una experiencia inolvidable!

Junio 16-Junio 21, 2017
Viernes - Miércoles
Bullseye Resource Center Portland
$1000

SOLD OUT

 

En su obra Silvia Levenson exhibe una versión tragicómica de la vida hogareña moderna al reformar objetos cotidianos como utensillos domésticos, perfumes y productos farmacéuticos en vidrio de colores tenues. Nacida en Buenos Aires, Argentina, Levenson emigro a Italia en el año 1981, durante la época de los desaparecidos de la guerra Sucia. En 2004 Levenson recibió el Premio de Rakow Commission del Museo de Vidrio de Corning en New York, en el año 2008 fue preseleccionada para el Premio Bombay Sapphire y en 2016 acaba de recibir el premio a la carrera “Glass in Venice” otorgado por el Instituto Veneto en Italia. Su obra ha sido exhibida por el mundo entero y es parte de las colecciones del Museo de Vidrio de Corning, Museo de Bellas Artes de Santa Fè, New Mexico, Fine Art Museum in Toledo, USA , Museo del Vidrio León Rigolleau en Buenos Aires , y el Museo del Vetro en Murano entre otros.


 

Richard Whiteley

Teaching Short Courses that Integrate Concept and Material Mastery, with Richard Whiteley
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT 

In teaching short courses, there is often a sense that one must focus exclusively on technical skills, due to both time constraints and the interests of students. As a result, the development of concept is often kept separate from working with the material or even left out altogether.

This course addresses the direct integration of skills and content for short courses using parallel methods employed at the university level. Classroom work will consist of lecture, discussion, reading, role-playing, and demonstration. We'll also work with existing curriculum, enriching it to empower students to simultaneously pursue ideas and material mastery.

The ideal participant for this workshop teaches short courses in kiln-glass and wants to push their instruction further. Everyone’s approach to teaching will be supported and extended.

June 20-21
Tuesday-Wednesday, 10am-6pm
$250

SOLD OUT 

 

Richard Whiteley is the Head of the Glass Workshop at the School of Art, Australian National University in Canberra. He received a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra before earning a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois, Urbana.


 

3D Printing workshop 

3D Printing to Kilncasting, Presented by the Bullseye Research and Education Team

In the field of kiln-glass, 3D printing has radically expanded how work can be made. Although it's been around for many years, this technology has recently become much less expensive and more accessible to the individual artist.

In this 3-hour workshop, you'll learn about the basics of 3D printing as you follow all the steps from creating a digital model, through the mold-making process and casting, to finished kilncast glass object.

Wednesday, June 21
9am-Noon
Afternoon session added! 1-4pm
$35

 


 

Post-Conference Workshops

daniel clayman workshop 

Master Casting Seminar, with Daniel Clayman

Since 1984, Daniel Clayman's studio practice has revolved around objects made from kilncast glass, with his work undergoing constant transformation. As such, he has mastered a multitude of known casting techniques and pioneered new ways of casting glass into refractory molds. Clayman will start by clearly explaining the fundamental characteristics of refractory mold making materials and build from there.

This masters seminar is not hands-on. Instead through discussion, drawing, and PowerPoint presentations, Dan will cover everything from basic skills to detailed explanations of how complex projects have been completed. This seminar is intended for artists of all levels, but artists who have experience with various casting methods will get the most from it.

June 25-26
Sunday-Monday, 10am-6pm
$250

 

Daniel Clayman has been working with glass for more than 30 years and is known for his elegant kilncast sculptures which over the years have become increasingly sophisticated in their execution and presentation. He holds a BFA in glass from Rhode Island School of Design maintains a studio in Providence, Rhode Island. His work is shown internationally and he has completed numerous private and public commissions.


 

judy tuwaletstiwa workshop 

Transformation, with Judy Tuwaletstiwa
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT 

We shall work deeply in process, exploring your unique vision through transformative exercises with glass and other media, including sand, clay, paper, wood, paint, needle and thread. This workshop is not about finished pieces: it is about using your hands, heart and mind to sink into your artistic vision so that you return to your practice more connected to your own genius (from Latin, procreative divinity, inward tutelary spirit).

June 26-28
Monday-Wednesday, 9am-4pm
Bullseye Resource Center Portland
$600

SOLD OUT

 

Judy Tuwaletstiwa was an Exchange Artist at Bullseye Resource Center Santa Fe from February 2012 to June 2013. She is a mixed media painter, writer and teacher based in New Mexico. She is the author of Mapping Water and, more recently, Judy Tuwaletstiwa: Glass. Tuwaletstiwa received her BA in English Literature from UC Berkeley and her MAT in English literature from Harvard University. Her art resides in numerous public, private, and corporate collections. She is represented by William Siegal Gallery in Santa Fe.