2018 Classes With Bandhu Dunham


April 4
ISGB Gathering
Las Vegas, NV


Sculptural Assemblage Pendants in Glass

Students will make small elements and put them together into interesting, dramatic compositions. Specific topics will include: designing elements for easy assembly, attractive assembly techniques, color theory and composition and loop/bail construction. Enjoy demonstrations by Bandhu and some directed exercises, but this workshop is about developing your own designs and methods with the instructor’s guidance.

For More Information:
www.isgbgathering.org

www.isgb.org

 

 

 

 

April 5
Glass Craft and Bead Expo
Las Vegas, NV


Glass Plants: Foundations of Form

Traditionally, glassblowers had to know how to make various kinds of flowers and other plants to have a successful career. Now making beads, jewelry and various types of functional glass are also options. Plant-making is still a great way to learn techniques, as well as elements of design, self-organization and composition. This one-day class will use the creation of various glass plant forms as a vehicle to explore new ways to look at glass. You will learn tricks that can be added to your existing repertoire.All experience levels welcome; there will be something to learn for everyone, even experienced glass artists.

For more information:  
www.glasscraftexpo.com
Las Vegas Management
1-800-217-4527
jen@lvmanagement.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 6
Glass Craft and Bead Expo
Las Vegas, NV

Glass Animals: Foundations of Form


There was a time when making glass animals was the way to make a living as a glassblower. Now making beads, jewelry and various types of functional glass are also options. But making animals is still a great way to learn techniques, as well as elements of design, self-organization and composition. This one-day class will use animal making as a vehicle to explore new ways to look at glass. You will learn tricks that can be added to your existing repertoire. All experience levels welcome; there will be something to learn for everyone, even experienced glass artists.

For More information:
1-800-217-4527
jen@lvmanagement.com
www.glasscraftexpo.com

 

 

 

 

 

July 29-Aug 5
The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass
Corning, NY


Forces of Nature


This class will explore natural forces through a combination of free individual exploration and some collaborative work.  Taking inspiration from Nature, we will develop and refine techniques for sculpting convincing plant, animal and human forms that can be incorporated as elements in vessels or larger sculptures.  We will also investigate our personal relationship with glass as a material to better understand its nature and how we can work with it in the most natural way.  In addition, Bandhu will demonstrate some of his techniques for creating kinetic glass sculptures, which utilize natural forces like gravity, heat, and pressure to animate whimsical moving machines. Basic glass experience is required for this class; more advanced students will also learn some cool new tricks.
For more Information:
607-438-5100
www.cmog.org/studio

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 12-24
Penland School of Crafts
Penland, NC


Cooking Up Glass Fun with Bandhu


Whimsy, unconventional forms, goblets and kinetic sculpture are on the menu. Entering this kitchen of fun, you will learn solid and hollow techniques to manifest your ideas, including expressive figures and goblets that are structurally strong, visually yummy and suitable for daily use. Demonstrations and hands-on time will help you conquer the perfect foot and a pretty darn good goblet bowl. The fabrication of whimsical functional glass mechanisms and Rube Goldberg contraptions will also be served.
For more information:
info@penland.org
828-765-2359
www.penland.org

 

 
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