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BECon 2013 Workshops

Taking On Color

Michael Endo

Color is seductive, engaging, and thrilling, and yet it is also mysterious, confounding, and frustrating. Throughout history, artists, scientists, and designers have tried to harness color through universal systems and theories. These systems often conflict with one another and often sit upon unsteady ground. Join Bullseye Gallery curator Michael Endo as he discusses the history of color, color science, the facts behind color theory, and how we can use this information to take on color in an informed and personal way. This one-day workshop will cover topics such as color harmony, the truth behind complements, simultaneous contrast, halation, and color space. Hands-on projects making several tests will allow you to apply your knowledge to kiln-glass, in the process creating a personal palette that will become an invaluable studio tool.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013  




 Making Breath Visible

Judy Tuwaletstiwa

The purpose of this workshop is to deepen your access to the unique vision you hold. We shall explore your vision through writing and hands-on exercises with non-glass materials such as clay, paper, needle and thread. The workshop will concentrate on your creative process so that, at the end of the day, you will have opened a door to reveal inspiring pathways.

For an introduction to Judy and her creative guidance, read Lani McGregor's post Judy Tuwaletstiwa: Think About It on To BE or Not to BE.

Two sessions:

Tuesday, June 18, 2013  


Wednesday, June 19, 2013




Crash Course in Powder Printing

Stacy Lynn Smith

Powder printing is a technique used by Stacy Lynn Smith to create images on glass with rich textures and colors that can't be achieved with traditional printing methods. In this session you will see how images are produced by pressing dry glass powder through a prepared silkscreen to produce prints that can be full-fused for smooth surfaces or tack-fused for textured surfaces that resemble relief printing or sandblasting. During the latter portion of the session you will try your hand at printing using a screen that has already been prepared with images.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013




The Color Lab

Nathan Sandberg

Even when working with the largest palette of tested compatible colored glass on the market, you may find yourself seeking a color that isn't available as an off-the-shelf option in the Bullseye line. Or you may find yourself wondering how to use some of the colors in the line for your work, if at all. In The Color Lab, you will develop a system to zero-in on specific colors and greatly expand your ability to understand and use the palette, learning through demonstrations, discussions and hands-on work, making as many as 60 samples.

Monday, June 24 – Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Monday–Tuesday 9:00am–4:00pm, Wednesday 10:00am–Noon




New Frontiers in Fluidity

Narcissus Quagliata

Known for his pioneering work in stained glass and in the painterly use of frits, stringers, and sheet glass for kilnforming, Narcissus Quagliata is now developing methods that allow for an even greater sense of fluidity, both in process and in finished results. In this workshop, he will guide participants as they combine traditional glass painting methods and enamels with kiln-glass processes to make images that can be at once both very crisp and concrete while also having passages that seem to float or even dissolve. Level: Intermediate to advanced.

Two sessions:

Monday, June 24 – Thursday, June 27, 2013
Monday-Wednesday 10:00am-6:00pm, Thursday 10:00am-1:00pm


Friday, June 28 – Monday, July 1, 2013
Friday-Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm, Monday 10:00am-1:00pm