Offsite Glass Workshops

We offer a variety of workshops in kiln-formed glass techniques at local and international venues as well as private and custom classes in Yucca Valley, CA.

 
Introduction to Glass Fusing: Christmas Ornaments, Yucca Valley Material Lab     Dates:  December 13, 2019  Time:  5:00pm - 7:30pm  Cost:  $75 (includes materials)  Location:  Yucca Valley Material Lab  Make your own glass ornament to hang on the tree or to give as a gift. Students will be introduced to the glass studio and tools while learning the basics of glass cutting, candle-bent stringer, powder printing, heat transformation and kiln operation. The ornaments will be fired and available for pick-up a few days after the course ends.  (Image courtesy of Bullseye Glass Co.)  To register email:  programs@yvml.org

Introduction to Glass Fusing: Christmas Ornaments, Yucca Valley Material Lab

Dates: December 13, 2019
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost: $75 (includes materials)
Location: Yucca Valley Material Lab

Make your own glass ornament to hang on the tree or to give as a gift. Students will be introduced to the glass studio and tools while learning the basics of glass cutting, candle-bent stringer, powder printing, heat transformation and kiln operation. The ornaments will be fired and available for pick-up a few days after the course ends.
(Image courtesy of Bullseye Glass Co.)

To register email: programs@yvml.org

Introduction to Hollow Core Kiln-Casting     Dates:  December 7 - December 11, 2019  Time:  9:00am - 4:00pm  Cost:  $700 (includes materials), One scholarship available, inquire at  programs@yvml.org   Instructor:  Michael Endo  Location:  Yucca Valley Material Lab  Hollow-core casting allows for dramatic combinations of form and imagery, allowing one object to appear inside of another. Covering the basics and intermediate topics, Michael Endo will go through the steps of silicone mold making, plaster positives and negatives, wax finishing, sprueing, volume calculation, and the theory behind firing schedules. Basic finishing and coldworking techniques will also be covered. (Artwork pictured by Lindsay Costello, photography by Mario Gallucci)  To register email:  programs@yvml.org

Introduction to Hollow Core Kiln-Casting

Dates: December 7 - December 11, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: $700 (includes materials), One scholarship available, inquire at programs@yvml.org
Instructor: Michael Endo
Location: Yucca Valley Material Lab

Hollow-core casting allows for dramatic combinations of form and imagery, allowing one object to appear inside of another. Covering the basics and intermediate topics, Michael Endo will go through the steps of silicone mold making, plaster positives and negatives, wax finishing, sprueing, volume calculation, and the theory behind firing schedules. Basic finishing and coldworking techniques will also be covered.
(Artwork pictured by Lindsay Costello, photography by Mario Gallucci)

To register email: programs@yvml.org

Introduction to Glass Fusing: Kiln-formed Plate, Yucca Valley Material Lab     Dates:  November 15, 2019  Time:  5:00pm - 7:30pm  Cost:  $75 (includes materials)  Location:  Yucca Valley Material Lab  Learn the fundamentals of glass fusing while creating an 8” x 8” glass plate. Students will be introduced to the glass studio and tools while learning the basics of glass cutting, kiln operation, and glass design. Each project will be fired and available for pick-up a few days after the course ends. (Image courtesy of Bullseye Glass Co.)  To register email:  programs@yvml.org

Introduction to Glass Fusing: Kiln-formed Plate, Yucca Valley Material Lab

Dates: November 15, 2019
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost: $75 (includes materials)
Location: Yucca Valley Material Lab

Learn the fundamentals of glass fusing while creating an 8” x 8” glass plate. Students will be introduced to the glass studio and tools while learning the basics of glass cutting, kiln operation, and glass design. Each project will be fired and available for pick-up a few days after the course ends. (Image courtesy of Bullseye Glass Co.)

To register email: programs@yvml.org

Introduction to Lost Wax Kiln-Casting, Yucca Valley Material Lab     Dates:  November 9 - November 11, 2019  Time:  9:00am - 4:00pm  Cost:  $350 (includes materials), One scholarship available, inquire at  programs@yvml.org   Instructor:  Michael Endo  Location:  Yucca Valley Material Lab  Learn the basics of lost wax kiln-casting by transforming found objects into glass. Students will learn the essentials for mold-building, wax finishing, material calculation, color mixing, and the theory behind firing schedules.  To register email:  programs@yvml.org

Introduction to Lost Wax Kiln-Casting, Yucca Valley Material Lab

Dates: November 9 - November 11, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: $350 (includes materials), One scholarship available, inquire at programs@yvml.org
Instructor: Michael Endo
Location: Yucca Valley Material Lab

Learn the basics of lost wax kiln-casting by transforming found objects into glass. Students will learn the essentials for mold-building, wax finishing, material calculation, color mixing, and the theory behind firing schedules.

To register email: programs@yvml.org

 
Introduction to Glass Fusing: Kiln-formed Plate, Yucca Valley Material Lab     Dates:  October 6, 2019  Time:  10:00am - 12:30pm  Cost:  $75 (includes materials)  Location:  Yucca Valley Material Lab  Learn the fundamentals of glass fusing while creating an 8” x 8” glass plate. Students will be introduced to the glass studio and tools while learning the basics of glass cutting, kiln operation, and glass design. Each project will be fired and available for pick-up a few days after the course ends. (Image courtesy of Bullseye Glass Co.)  To register email:  programs@yvml.org

Introduction to Glass Fusing: Kiln-formed Plate, Yucca Valley Material Lab

Dates: October 6, 2019
Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm
Cost: $75 (includes materials)
Location: Yucca Valley Material Lab

Learn the fundamentals of glass fusing while creating an 8” x 8” glass plate. Students will be introduced to the glass studio and tools while learning the basics of glass cutting, kiln operation, and glass design. Each project will be fired and available for pick-up a few days after the course ends. (Image courtesy of Bullseye Glass Co.)

To register email: programs@yvml.org

Bas Relief, Yucca Valley Material Lab, Yucca Valley, CA     Dates:  Oct. 4, 2019, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Oct. 5, 2019, 12:00pm – 4:00pm  Cost:  $125 (includes materials)  Location:  Yucca Valley Material Lab  Bas-relief is one of the most basic forms of glass casting. In this type of low relief sculpture figures are raised or depressed slightly from a flat background to give a three-dimensional effect. Students will learn to create images in clay and then transform their design into glass.  (Image courtesy of Bullseye Glass Co.)  To register email:  programs@yvml.org

Bas Relief, Yucca Valley Material Lab, Yucca Valley, CA

Dates: Oct. 4, 2019, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Oct. 5, 2019, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $125 (includes materials)
Location: Yucca Valley Material Lab

Bas-relief is one of the most basic forms of glass casting. In this type of low relief sculpture figures are raised or depressed slightly from a flat background to give a three-dimensional effect. Students will learn to create images in clay and then transform their design into glass.
(Image courtesy of Bullseye Glass Co.)

To register email: programs@yvml.org

Basic Pate de Verre, Yucca Valley Material Lab, Yucca Valley, CA     Dates:  September 20, 2019  Time:  5:00pm - 7:30pm  Instructor:  Michael Endo  Cost:  $90 (includes materials)  Location:  Yucca Valley Material Lab  Description: Learn the basics of “pâte de verre” (paste of glass in French), a glass casting technique using granules of glass to create three dimensional forms. Students will create a cast vessel using colored glass while learning the basics of working with glass frit. (Image courtesy of Bullseye Glass Co.)  To register email:  programs@yvml.org

Basic Pate de Verre, Yucca Valley Material Lab, Yucca Valley, CA

Dates: September 20, 2019
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Instructor: Michael Endo
Cost: $90 (includes materials)
Location: Yucca Valley Material Lab

Description: Learn the basics of “pâte de verre” (paste of glass in French), a glass casting technique using granules of glass to create three dimensional forms. Students will create a cast vessel using colored glass while learning the basics of working with glass frit.
(Image courtesy of Bullseye Glass Co.)

To register email: programs@yvml.org

Constructed Images: Layered Glass Paintings, UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY     Dates:  August 26 - August 30, 2019   Time:  Mondays, 6:00pm - 10:00pm  Instructor:  Michael Endo  Location:  UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY  In his kilnformed glass paintings, Michael Endo utilizes a wide variety of image making techniques. By combining centuries-old glass painting, glass powder and frit painting, and drawing processes adapted for kiln-glass, he constructs multi-layered atmospheric spaces and narratives. This workshop will focus on the techniques Endo uses in his practice and will encompass painting with glass powders, enamel painting adapted for high temperatures, layered kilnforming, and will touch on printing and drawing techniques for kiln glass.

Constructed Images: Layered Glass Paintings, UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY

Dates: August 26 - August 30, 2019
Time: Mondays, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Instructor: Michael Endo
Location: UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY

In his kilnformed glass paintings, Michael Endo utilizes a wide variety of image making techniques. By combining centuries-old glass painting, glass powder and frit painting, and drawing processes adapted for kiln-glass, he constructs multi-layered atmospheric spaces and narratives. This workshop will focus on the techniques Endo uses in his practice and will encompass painting with glass powders, enamel painting adapted for high temperatures, layered kilnforming, and will touch on printing and drawing techniques for kiln glass.

 

Past Classes

 
 
Introduction to Glass Fusing: Kiln-formed Plate, Yucca Valley Material Lab     Dates:  July 26, 2019   Time:  5:00pm - 7:30pm  Instructor:  Emily Endo  Location:  Yucca Valley Material Lab, Yucca Valley, CA  Learn the fundamentals of glass fusing while creating an 8” x 8” glass plate. Students will be introduced to the glass studio and tools while learning the basics of glass cutting, kiln operation, and glass design. Each project will be fired and available for pick-up a few days after the course ends.  No previous glass experience necessary.

Introduction to Glass Fusing: Kiln-formed Plate, Yucca Valley Material Lab

Dates: July 26, 2019
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Instructor: Emily Endo
Location: Yucca Valley Material Lab, Yucca Valley, CA

Learn the fundamentals of glass fusing while creating an 8” x 8” glass plate. Students will be introduced to the glass studio and tools while learning the basics of glass cutting, kiln operation, and glass design. Each project will be fired and available for pick-up a few days after the course ends.

No previous glass experience necessary.

Glass Painting in the Kiln: Scenic Images, Bild-Werk Frauenau, Frauenau, Germany     Dates:  July 3 - July 19, 2019  Instructor:  Michael Endo  Location:  Bild-Werk Frauenau, Frauenau, Germany  In this class we will create atmospheric spaces and narratives on the glass surface. By combining a wide variety of image making techniques, we will construct multi-layered, kiln-formed glass paintings. We will learn painting with glass powders and frits, enamel painting adapted for high temperatures, layered kiln-forming, and will touch on drawing techniques and cold working for kiln-glass.  Bild-Werk Frauenau is a regional and international forum for glass and visual arts, a stage for music and culture, and a place for border-crossing encounters, in the glassmaking village Frauenau in Bavaria, Germany. In the International Summer Academy courses and in other workshops at Bild-Werk Frauenau, the principal focus is on artistic and creative work with glass, both hot and cold, both traditional and new creative methods, together with all the visual arts.

Glass Painting in the Kiln: Scenic Images, Bild-Werk Frauenau, Frauenau, Germany

Dates: July 3 - July 19, 2019
Instructor: Michael Endo
Location: Bild-Werk Frauenau, Frauenau, Germany

In this class we will create atmospheric spaces and narratives on the glass surface. By combining a wide variety of image making techniques, we will construct multi-layered, kiln-formed glass paintings. We will learn painting with glass powders and frits, enamel painting adapted for high temperatures, layered kiln-forming, and will touch on drawing techniques and cold working for kiln-glass.

Bild-Werk Frauenau is a regional and international forum for glass and visual arts, a stage for music and culture, and a place for border-crossing encounters, in the glassmaking village Frauenau in Bavaria, Germany. In the International Summer Academy courses and in other workshops at Bild-Werk Frauenau, the principal focus is on artistic and creative work with glass, both hot and cold, both traditional and new creative methods, together with all the visual arts.

Immaterial: Scent & Hollow-Cast Forms, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA     Dates:  June 7 - June 14, 2019  Instructor:  Emily and   Michael Endo  Location:  Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA   “Perfume straddles the line between the tangible and intangible, the earthly and the ethereal, the real and the magical.” – Mandy Aftel   Fusing glass casting with history and sensory exploration, this course will examine the ethereal, fluid, and transparent qualities of glass and perfume; two properties that have been intertwined since their inception in ancient Mesopotamia. Students will be introduced to hollow-core casting and will use plant extractions and distillation to create their own individual scent. Each student will leave with a one-of-a-kind cast-glass vessel and a corresponding perfume.  Pilchuck Glass School is an international center for glass art education. Our serene campus in Stanwood, Washington, is nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains amidst a working tree farm. Small classes taught by world-renowned artists and instructors emphasize experimentation and teamwork while fostering individual initiative and expression.

Immaterial: Scent & Hollow-Cast Forms, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

Dates: June 7 - June 14, 2019
Instructor: Emily and Michael Endo
Location: Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

“Perfume straddles the line between the tangible and intangible, the earthly and the ethereal, the real and the magical.” – Mandy Aftel

Fusing glass casting with history and sensory exploration, this course will examine the ethereal, fluid, and transparent qualities of glass and perfume; two properties that have been intertwined since their inception in ancient Mesopotamia. Students will be introduced to hollow-core casting and will use plant extractions and distillation to create their own individual scent. Each student will leave with a one-of-a-kind cast-glass vessel and a corresponding perfume.

Pilchuck Glass School is an international center for glass art education. Our serene campus in Stanwood, Washington, is nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains amidst a working tree farm. Small classes taught by world-renowned artists and instructors emphasize experimentation and teamwork while fostering individual initiative and expression.