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  The 2010 Masterclass Programme


Make your selection from our list of Masterclasses

Click on the Class(es) you are interested in on the left hand menu to see more information (with just a few details still to be confirmed). If you have any further queries please email us at: masterclasses@ifg.org.uk



Masterclass 1 - Engraving with Alison Kinnaird (UK)
Dates: Monday 23 to Thursday 26 August
Venue: Ruskin Glass Centre
Level: Intermediate/Advanced*
Capacity: 6 students
Price: £395 (including VAT)

*Also suitable for beginners with other experience of glassmaking

Masterclass 2 - Advanced Flameworking with Gianni Toso (Italy/USA)
Dates: Monday 23 to Thursday 26 August
Venue: Ruskin Glass Centre
Level: Intermediate & Advanced             CLASS FULL
Capacity: 6 students
Price: £395 (including VAT)

Masterclass 3 - Wood-fired furnace building and Krobo beadmaking with Nomoda Djaba (Ghana)
Dates: Monday 23 to Thursday 26 August
Venue: Ruskin Glass Centre
Level: Experience not necessary
Capacity: 8 students
Price: £395 (including VAT)

Masterclass 4 - Introduction to Glassblowing with Allister Malcolm (UK)
Dates: Monday 23 (1.30pm to 5pm) and Tuesday 24 August (9am to 5pm)
OR Wednesday 25 (9am to 5pm) and Thursday 26 (9am to 12.30pm)
Venue: Broadfield House Glass Museum
Level: Experience not necessary
Capacity: 4 students per course
Price: £170 (including VAT) for each course (includes one evening event and an invitation to the opening of the British Glass Biennale)

Masterclass 5 - Introduction to Beadmaking with Melanie Rudd (UK)
Dates: Monday 23 (1.30pm to 5pm) and Tuesday 24 August (9am to 5pm)
OR Wednesday 25 (9am to 5pm) and Thursday 26 (9am to 12.30pm)
Venue: Ruskin Glass Centre
Level: Experience not necessary
Capacity: 6 students per course
Price: £150 (including VAT)
(includes one evening event and an invitation to the opening of the British Glass Biennale)

Masterclass 6 - Fused Glass / Kilnforming with Silvia Levenson (Argentina)
Dates: Monday 23 to Thursday 26 August
Venue: School of Art and Design, University of Wolverhampton
Level: Intermediate / Experience not necessary
Capacity: 8 students per course
Price: £395 (including VAT)

Argentinian-born Silvia, now resident in Italy, is well known for her work in glass exploring themes related to the stereotype of womanhood and domesticity.
This class will be an opportunity to challenge your own approach to working with 'The Negative Space' in an area of glass which falls between fusing and casting.

Masterclass 7 - Lost Wax Casting and Mouldmaking with Professor Keith Cummings (UK)
Dates: Monday 23 to Thursday 26 August
Venue: University of Wolverhampton, Glass Department
Level: Advanced (underpinning glass knowledge) CLASS FULL
Capacity: 10 students
Price: £395 (including VAT)

Masterclass 8 - From Technology to Craft - New Technologies and Approaches with Katy Holford (UK)
Dates: Monday 23 to Thursday 26 August
Venue: University of Wolverhampton, Glass Department, with visits and demonstrations around the West Midlands
Level: Advanced (underpinning glass knowledge)
Capacity: 12 students
Price: £275 (including VAT and transport to alterative venues by mini-bus))

Masterclass 9 - Hot Glass Casting with Professor Guan Donghai (China)
Dates: Monday 23 to Thursday 26 August
Venue: University of Wolverhampton, Glass Department
Level: Experience not necessary
Capacity: 12 students
Price: £395 (including VAT)

Masterclass 10 - Working with the elements – water & sun: The fundamentals of waterjet cutting with Vanessa Cutler (UK) and photovoltaic glass with Chris Bird-Jones (UK)
Dates: Monday 23 to Thursday 26 August
Venue: Leasowes Community College, Halesowen
Level: No experience necessary, but underpinning glass knowledge useful
Capacity: 10 students
Price: £395 (including VAT)

Masterclass 11 - Combining Stained Glass Surface Techniques – A Taster with Rachel Philips (UK)
Dates: Monday 23 to Thursday 26 August
Venue: Leasowes Community College, Halesowen
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Capacity: 10 students
Price: £395 (including VAT)

Masterclass 12 - Glassblowing and Design for Beginners with Scott Benefield (USA)
Dates: Monday 23 to Thursday 26 August
Venue: Ruskin Glass Centre
Level: Beginners
Capacity: 6 students
N.B. This is not a bookable event.
Details to follow.

Masterclass 13 - Teaching Teachers – A one day session aimed at teachers who want to introduce glass into their curriculum.
Dates: Monday 23 to Thursday 26 August
Venue: Leasowes Community College, Halesowen
Level: Experience not necessary
Bookings now being taken.

Symposium - Creativity and Innovation in Glass
Date: Friday 27 August
Venue: University of Wolverhampton
Registration Fee: £85 Standard; £30 Students. The fee includes lunch and refreshments, and the symposium proceedings.
Information: www.wlv.ac.uk/artanddesign/glassbiennale
Contact: Dr Kristina Niedderer. Email: k.niedderer@wlv.ac.uk
BOOKINGS: Please contact Univertsity of Wolverhampton to book directly.

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Contemporary Glass Society presents
'Glass PechaKucha' CGS Networking Event


Saturday 28 Aug 3pm – 5pm followed at 5.10pm by the CGS AGM
Venue: Northlight Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre
“Glass Pechakucha” is a one off networking event hosted by the Contemporary Glass Society. Twenty four contemporary glass artists will be presenting their work in quick-fire succession as they take part in a Pechakucha event held in the ‘Northlight Theatre’, on the 28th of August 2010 at 15.00 – 17.45. For booking information please contact CGS directly.
Tel: +44(0)1379741120 Email: admin@cgs.org.uk Website: www.cgs.org.uk

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E&OE - All courses and details are provided in good faith and may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.

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