Breaking Down and Zooming In:
Creating Abstract Work in Glass
|Date:||April 13 - 17, 2013 (5 Days)
Saturday - Wednesday (10 AM - 6 PM each day)
|Class Size:||8 students|
|Tuition:||$1025 - includes all materials, use of tools and firings|
There are excellent artists and there are excellent teachers. At Helios we work hard at finding the rare individual who can create work that inspires and then successfully share knowledge so that students can channel the inspiration to create their own rewarding art.
Kari Minnick is one of those rare people who is truly exceptional in both vocations - as artist and teacher.
Abstract artwork, when successful, touches the viewer deeply - often without the viewer even understanding why. But the process of creating abstract artwork doesn't have to be a mystery. This class will give you the tools and confidence to create abstract art in glass.
Starting with non-abstract found images from magazines, online, and your own photographs, you will learn specific exercises to help you better understand why certain imagery appeals to you, how to isolate the potency of the image, and alter and abstract it to make it your own.
Participants will work extensively with frit, powder and more to create two finished glass compositions.
About Kari Minnick
Kari Minnick holds a degree in studio art from the University of California and has been an exhibiting artist and educator for over twenty-five years.
Collected internationally, Kari's works are in private, corporate and embassy collections. Recently, her work was featured in the exhibit "Celebrating Connections: Contemporary Glass Art by Mid-Atlantic Artists" at the Museum of American Glass in Millville, NJ. Noted for outstanding craftsmanship and achievement in glass, Kari received the prestigious Juror's Choice Award at the Bay Area Glass Institute 2008 Gala Auction.
Kari is the owner/artist of Kari Minnick Art Glass Studio, located in the heart of the new Arts and Entertainment district in Silver Spring, Maryland. The studio offers architectural commissions, fine art glass, and internationally recognized courses in kilnformed glass.
You can see more of Kari's work on her website at http://www.kariminnick.com.