Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Summer Camp is Ready!

Hey, I could use some help with this summer camp doc. Any glaring inconsistencies, grammatical errors, bloopers? Any and all feedback welcome!

General Information
This summer Siyeh Studio is offering a few young people the opportunity to explore in depth a wide variety of hot glass techniques in our small, urban, production and teaching facility located in the heart of East Lake. This is not your typical 30-kids-to-a-group cattle-car summer camp staffed by high school students. Each of our sessions is limited to no more than six attendees—four for glass blowing. The instructors are our core group of instructors who teach all of our regular classes throughout the year.

All tools and materials are provided, and no previous experience is necessary. All we require is that all participants come enthused and ready to focus and learn a lot about GLASS. Healthy snacks are provided in both morning and afternoon sessions—please let us know in advance of any dietary restrictions. Everyone should be bring a full water-bottle everyday. Participants in the all day sessions are required to bring their own lunches.

Please call 404-373-4729 or email brenda@siyehglass.com to reserve your spot—space is EXTREMELY limited.

Half Day Sessions
Glass Blowing
Ages: 12 - 18
Dates: June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $400
Enrollment: Min 2, Max 4

Come learn glass blowing (traditional furnace working techniques) in an intense summer session. Each day students will learn and practice a variety of techniques and make their own artworks including flowers, paperweights, tumblers, bowls, mugs, and more!

Glass Casting
Ages: 10 - 18
Dates: July 12-16, July 19-23
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $325
Enrollment: Min 3, Max 6

Participants in this session will make glass castings in pre-made molds, sand and plaster. Their designs will incorporate natural objects such as shells and also sculpted or modeled clay and wax. Each person will make several projects during the course of the week in the process of exploring every aspect of casting from the beginning design to the end finishing work.

Kilnforming Glass
Ages: 10 - 18
Dates: June 21-25, July 12-16, July 26-30
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $250
Enrollment: Min 3, Max 6

Kilnformed glass is glass that has been melted and shaped by the heat of the kiln. Unlike glass blowing and bead making where the glass is handled hot, in kilnforming the glass is designed and assembled cold and then put into the kiln to melt into an entirely new piece of glass. In this session participants will learn the basic techniques of glass cutting, fusing (melting together), slumping and draping (shaping by heating over or into a mold). Then they will rapidly move on to design considerations and additional techniques such as stenciling, texturing, wire inclusions, and much more. Each person will make several projects throughout the week.

Glass Beadmaking
Grades 8 – 12
Dates: June 14-18, June 28-July 2, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $250
Enrollment: Min 3, Max 6

Each participant in this session will learn to make his or her own glass beads with a minor torch in this intense one-week session. Each day is packed with new techniques to learn from basic round beads to dots, raking, decorating with metals and frit, and more! Each class will start with a demonstration of a new beadmaking technique and then participants will have plenty of time to practice on their own beads. Each person has a torch and a full set of tools to work with. All beads are annealed and available to take home the following day.

Glass Jewelry Making
Ages: 10 - 18
Dates: June 21-25, July 26-30
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $250
Enrollment: Min 3, Max 6

This comprehensive hands-on glass jewelry making class starts with design considerations and then goes right into the techniques used to create brilliant dichroic glass jewelry and cast glass cabochon pieces. We will cover channel and grinding techniques, decorative options including micas, stenciling, and etching, and finishing choices such as adhesive and bail options. Students will make several pieces in the course of the week.

Full Day Sessions
Glass Craft
Ages: 7 - 9
Dates: June 14-18, June 28-July 2, July 19-23
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $325
Enrollment: Min 3, Max 6

Glass Craft begins with a modified kiln forming class in the morning. Participants will design and make their own fused and slumped glass artworks including tiles, sun catchers, plates or bowls and more. The afternoons will be spent designing pieces for the next day as well as making found-object art in other media—chalk, wire, wood, crystals, shells, etc.

Kilnforming Glass & Glass Jewelry Making
Ages: 10 - 18
Dates: June 21-25, July 26-30
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $375
Enrollment: Min 3, Max 6

Kiln forming glass in the morning and glass jewelry making in the afternoon (both described above).

Kilnforming Glass & Glass Casting
Ages: 10 - 18
Dates: July 12-16
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $375
Enrollment: Min 3, Max 6

Kiln forming glass in the morning and glass casting in the afternoon (both described above).

Kilnforming Glass & Glass Beadmaking
Ages: 12 - 18
Dates: July 12-16
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $375
Enrollment: Min 3, Max 6

Kilnforming glass in the morning and glass beadmaking in the afternoon (both described above).

6 comments:

Bill said...

Nice!

judy said...

can't sleep, read posting, found three "oops". 1. Under general info, next to last sentence, Everyone should be bring a full water....2. First Kilnforming Glass, ages 10-18, last sentence, wil, and 3.Kilnforming is one word except in Kiln Forming Glass & Glass Jewelry Making, wasnt't sure about that one. Sounds like a fun, busy summer.

becky said...

Didn't see any typos etc. I still find it difficult to read sentences where words are repeated (the instructors are from our core instructors.....) but that is because in French schools people are anal about that sort of thing:-)

I noticed you have a 7 to 9 camp - would you consider letting Danny take part the week he turns 7?

Brenda Griffith said...

Thanks everyone for the help! Becky, that sentence bothered me too, but at 2:00 am I couldn't come up with anything better. :-) Of course Danny can be in the camp! He'll be in 2nd grade, right?

Licha said...

Hi Brenda,
Looks like Judy covered the corrections. I'm sure that you will send out additional info to your students before the class/camp starts. I just wanted to mention that it's a good idea to mention to your students that they should wear cotton clothing and no sandals.

becky said...

Danny will be a rising 2nd grader...