With Dr Julie Anne Denton
LIVE ONLINE COURSE COMMENCES 27th MAY 2020 FOR SIX WEEKS – see below for session times/dates
This class is designed by glass master Dr Julie Anne Denton, to gently introduce the sculptural beginner to quirky off mandrel forms in soft glass from the comfort of your own studio. During these six zoom sessions, and five ‘one on one’ e-tutorials we will learn how to make penguins, elephants, owls and flamingos. These forms will teach the student a variety of techniques including how to ‘gather’, how to work with scissors and scaled up ‘mashers’, how to make use of the ‘glass tripod’ to create a stand for your animal and when to use ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ punties during the making process whilst ‘auto-annealing’ your soft glass sculptures.
By the end of this six week class you will feel comfortable and confident making your own original small scale sculptures in soft glass without the cracks.
Tracey Bell from ‘The Old Kennels’ in Devon UK, said this about Julie’s teaching technique “JULIE ANNE DENTON has taught two to four day classes at The Old Kennels on a regular basis since early 2007. Her ability and affinity with glass is self-evident in her work, and she has a natural talent for conveying information clearly and concisely to others. Her teaching style is relaxed and her manner calm, even with the most demanding of pupils, making her a popular tutor.
I cannot fault Julie’s reliability, timekeeping, communications, lesson planning or preparation of class literature. Julie has taught all levels of students on courses at The Old Kennels, often with mixed and varied abilities within the same class. She always ensures that students work to their ability and are satisfied therefore with their results, and has a knack of balancing this with considered challenges and inspirational ideas to widen the student’s repertoire and tailors these well to the individual.
She is careful to give plenty of individual attention when teaching and is sensitive to characters and dynamics within a group, as well as being vigilant to be present for students at critical moments and offering sincere praise where it is due. This level of individual support is vital to students’ self-confidence as well as their consideration of ‘value for money’ and ultimately their return to future courses.”
Skill Level: Your own flameworking torch, or access to a flameworking studio is a necessity. This course is suitable for beginners and improvers.
£315 for six ‘live’ weekly one hour online demonstration sessions and five ‘One to One’ fifteen minute online sessions via Zoom.