Holly Cooper-Olds - August 18-19
Design and Detail: Modular Design and Stringer Control
Saturday - Sunday Class hours 9 to 5.
$485.00 Lunches included.

Holly Cooper beadThis is an intermediate class focusing on stringer control and design. Holly will show you the techniques she uses to create intricate detailed patterns on a small glass surface.
Part of the session Holly will be showing how she manipulates fine stringers using simple tools and techniques as well as discuss the properties of glass as it relates to the making of stringers that hold an intricate pattern.

Holly will also demonstrate and discuss surface design elements such as: rhythmic pattern, negative and positive space, color, scale and proportion, bead shape and its relationship to the design, and modular pattern development. Holly uses modular development as a means of creating a complex design within a simple framework. She will demonstrate step-by-step how she achieves this in her beads.
Holly will also discuss methods that aid in promoting individuality in our work by taking technique and design beyond our usual boundaries and towards a more personal style.

Students should be intermediate level, comfortable working on a Hot Head torch or a propane/oxygen mix torch, and have good working control of their glass.

Bring to class:
Supplies will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own didymium/boro glasses (or use ours), favorite handtools, a notebook and pen. You may also bring your own torch, if it is equipped with quick connects... or use ours.

There are a number of inns and affordable BnBs located within easy walking distance, and many more located within a short drive of the studio. See our website Links for more info about area lodging, and please don't hesitate to call us for more info.
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To Register:
Please call 207-594-7805 to reserve your seat, and please download our Class/Workshop enrollment form, and mail with your payment by check or credit card, or Fax your form to us with your credit card info.

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Working out of her studio in Austin TX, Holly has been a professional artist her entire working career. With a background in painting, art history, textiles, ceramics, jewelry and finally glass, her work melds all of these disparate disciplines into her complex decorative work. She draws inspiration from a variety of cultural and historical traditions and incorporates them into her intricate glass beads.
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