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LIGHT-BASED MEDIA: INtermediate


Spring Quarter 2019


Classes #1-6: Thursdays with Kelsey Fernkopf and Dylan Neuwirth.

Studio Sessions #1-4: Sundays with Dani Kaes.


Class #1: Thursday, March 21: 6:00-9:00 pm
6:00-6:15 pm: Introduction.
6:15-6:45 pm: Light-Based Media: Intermediate Topics #1.
6:45-7:15 pm: Comprehensive Safety Presentation on studio etiquette, industry hazards, and best-practice first-aid solutions.
7:15-8:15 pm: Students will review skills and techniques learned in introductory classes. The instructor will meet with each student to discuss goals for the class. Students will be encouraged to create completed artworks with refined patterns, pursue focused experimentation with glass tubes, or a combination of both. Students will receive a demonstration of correct pattern layout. Students will be introduced to bending phosphor glass. Students in Intermediate class will receive four different colors of 12mm phosphor coated tubing, five sticks each of green, blue, white, and gold. Students will also have the opportunity to purchase more glass, as well as more than 6 processed tubes.
8:45-9:00 pm: Clean-Up Orientation and Conclusion.

Class #2: Thursday, March 28: 6:00-9:00 pm
6:00-6:15 pm: Overview of previous class.
6:15-8:45 pm: Students focus on bending phosphor colored glass tubing and receive instruction on splicing phosphor tubing as well as glass bending techniques like European butt welds and glass shearing. Students desiring to make complete artworks will work on perfecting pattern-making skills.
8:45-9:00 pm: Clean-Up and Conclusion.

Studio Session #1: Sunday, March 31: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Students will focus on techniques introduced in previous classes. Students can receive one-on-one help from instructor as-needed. Ability to pump any finished tube is available. Labels are required on tubes ready for processing with name and gas color (Neon Red, Pure Argon, with or without mercury). Only tubes with labels will be processed.

10:00 am-1:45 pm: Studio Session
1:45 pm-2:00 pm: Clean-Up.

Class #3: Thursday, April 4: 6:00-9:00 pm
6:00-6:15 pm: Overview of previous class.
6:15-8:45 pm: During the course of this class students and instructor will discuss fabrication techniques and supplies for presentation of finished artworks as students work to perfect their bending skills and focus on completion of up to 6 4-foot tubes of various col0rs, 3 of which may be mercury vapor tubes and 3 neon gas tubes.
8:45-9:00 pm: Clean-Up and Conclusion.

Studio Session #2: Sunday, April 7: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Students will focus on techniques introduced in previous classes. Students can receive one-on-one help from instructor as-needed. Ability to pump any finished tube is available. Labels are required on tubes ready for processing with name and gas color (Neon Red, Pure Argon, with or without mercury). Only tubes with labels will be processed.

10:00 am-1:45 pm: Studio Session
1:45 pm-2:00 pm: Clean-Up.

Class #4: Thursday, April 11: 6:00-9:00 pm
6:00-6:45 pm: Light-Based Media: Intermediate Topics #2.
6:45-8:45 pm: Emphasis will be on completion of student designs and projects using the cumulative techniques and skills learned in the previous three weeks.
8:45-9:00 pm: Clean-Up and Conclusion.

Studio Session #3: Sunday, April 14: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Students will focus on techniques introduced in previous classes. Students can receive one-on-one help from instructor as-needed. Ability to pump any finished tube is available. Labels are required on tubes ready for processing with name and gas color (Neon Red, Pure Argon, with or without mercury). Only tubes with labels will be processed.

10:00 am-1:45 pm: Studio Session
1:45 pm-2:00 pm: Clean-Up.

Class #5: Thursday, April 18: 6:00-9:00 pm
6:00-6:15 pm: Overview of previous class.
6:15-8:45 pm: Emphasis will be on completion of student designs and projects using the cumulative techniques and skills learned in the previous four weeks. Emphasis on completing final tubes for processing.
8:45-9:00 pm: Clean-Up and Conclusion.

Studio Session #4: ***Saturday, April 20: 6:00pm - 10:00pm*** (Easter is Sunday, April 21)
Emphasis on completing final tubes for processing. Students can receive one-on-one help from instructor as-needed.  Final tubes are due from each student. Labels are required on Final Term tubes ready for processing with name and gas color (Neon Red, Pure Argon, with or without mercury). Only tubes with labels will be processed.

6:00 pm-9:45 pm: Studio Session
9:45 pm-10:00 pm: Clean-Up.

Class #6: Thursday, April 25: 6:00-9:00 pm
6:00-7:00 pm: Light-Based Media: Intermediate Topics #3 and Open Studio Discussion.
7:00-8:15 pm: Students will light tubes and discuss final assembly presentation ideas. Each student will receive an assembly kit containing one transformer, two endcaps, and GTO wire.
8:15-8:45 pm: Students pack-up final projects.
8:45-9:00 pm: Clean-Up and Conclusion.