Fusing and Slumping Class - September 19 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Maximum of four people per class
All Classes are held at 1310 S. Market St., Kokomo, IN
Fusing and slumping are techniques that provide a limitless range of opportunity to create very cool works of art. In this class, you will cut pieces of art glass and arrange them according to a design of your choosing. The design will then be placed into a kiln for about twelve hours, where the pieces will become fused together. Then the project will become three dimensional as it is placed over a mold and re-heated. While hot, it “slumps” over the mold and permanently takes on its new shape.
Skills you will gain in this class include glass selection and cutting, pattern arrangement, kiln operation, molds, and of course safety. After completing this course, you will be able to continue pursuing this art form at home, with a relatively modest investment in a small kiln.
Note: Because the projects produced in this class must remain in the kiln overnight, they will need to be picked up the following day. If you are unable to return to the studio, we can send your projects to your home for the cost of shipping.
All materials are included in the price of the class. We provide the tools that you will need.
Call us at 765-457-1829 or email OpShop@KOG.com with questions. Classes can fill up fast, so you will want to sign up early; you can also schedule private classes. Classes are one time only, during the date and times specified.
All Classes are held at 1310 S. Market St., Kokomo, IN. Please check in at the Op Shop when you arrive.
Because most of our courses involve working with materials that are either very hot or very sharp, safety is our first concern. Safety glasses are required while in our studios and gloves must be worn while handling glass. These are provided by KOG. Please come dressed appropriately. Legs must be fully covered and open toed shoes are not allowed. We suggest that you wear older clothing to class, being that some of the courses can get messy. Also, the studios can be cold in the winter so dress according to the weather.
Once your order is processed, you will get an email stating that it has "shipped." This email is your ticket. Ticket is refundable with minimum of 48 hours cancellation notice.
Students must buy tickets in advance of class. No walk-ins accepted! Tickets may be purchased online, in person, or via phone. Please purchase tickets at least 7 days in advance to ensure availability.