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Below you will find listed bamboo or glass classes in my studio and other places, shows, lectures, and other events I am a part of. If you would like to know more about any of these events or register please follow the link provided or feel free to email my through my contact page if the class takes place in the Beaverton/Aloha studio.
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“Bamboo Basics” and “Bamboo Vessel”
August 20 - August 25
Two classes will be held at The Barn on Bainbridge Island. Take one or take both!
August 20 & 21, 2020 for Bamboo Basics
Bamboo is a wonderfully complex art material that can be used in a variety of ways to create
form. It can be split into narrow strips, bent, crosscut, woven, sewn, and drilled. It can be used
to make small scale objects or architectural structures. In this class we will explore using small
bamboo and glass elements to create vessel forms that play with light and shadow. Students
will learn how to cut, heat bend, drill, weave, and sew bamboo strips together. Basic tool skills
will be covered. Students will learn how to incorporate small pre-made glass elements using
creative stitching techniques. Examples of various bamboo techniques will be shown and
students will see through slide lecture the variety of ways bamboo can be used as an art
material. Participants will walk away with bamboo knowledge to create more at home.
August 22 – 24, 2020 for the Bamboo vessel
Bamboo’s unique structure has a variety of interesting ways it can be used to create form. Its hollow form makes it the perfect readymade vessel which can be decorated. Bamboos long grain make it a perfect material to split and create strips. These strips can be used to create vessels or incorporated with another material. In this class you will learn how to split bamboo and learn about the tools used to create fine strips. We will also learn basic bamboo skills in the process of creating personalized vessels. Lectures on bamboo art and bamboo horticulture will enhance the student technical knowledge.
September 28-30, Bamboo craft TBA
October 4-5, Bamboo Craft TBA
November 3, 2018, 12-3 pm Fused glass menorah
November 9, 2018, 6-9 pm Fused glass menorah
November 30, 2018, 6-9 pm Fused glass Christmas ornaments
December 8, 2018, 12-3 pm Fused glass Christmas ornaments
To register please email me
If you are interested in taking private lessons feel free to contact me. I would be happy to talk about what you want to learn, create a lesson plan, and schedule a class for us. Classes are $40 per hour with a minimum of three hours. Additional students can be added for a fee. I can teach school age children, teens and adults basketry, bamboo, and glass techniques. Classes can be tailored to Homeschool students.