2 Day Workshops: Images in Glass!

Workshops in San Diego North County, at Rayzist Photomask and nearby at Susan Hirsch's glass studio.

The first day (at Rayzist) you will learn how to convert images into line screens, make photomasks with the Rayzist Letralite UV Exposure Light. With a choice of premade masks you will learn application to glass, sandblasting images, inking and preparing to fuse.
The second day (in the glass studio) will be building your three to four layered collage pieces, damming and putting in the big kiln to fire.
The studio day will also include "fusing deep" firing schedules and a hands on demonstration of diamond saw cutting and wet grinding "cold-working" techniques to make beautiful finished edges.
(they will be shipped to you via priority mail when cooled)

Images in Glass Fusing
2017 WORKSHOP DATES:
May 20-21

August 5-6
October 14-15

Location:
Rayzist Photomask Inc
955 Park Center Drive, Vista CA 92081 (760) 727-8185
Fire Fusion Studio - Susan Hirsch
968 E Rancheros Drive Suite S San Marcos CA 92069

Call for more information or to reserve one of these classes:
Liz Haas at Rayzist
Toll Free: 800-729-9478
Direct Phone: 760-727-8185
Fax: 760-727-2986
955 Park Center Drive Vista, CA 92081-8312
Susan Hirsch at FireFusionStudio 858-663-5701

WORKSHOP PRICES
Two Day Workshop

400.00... limited to 6 students

Class Fees include all materials used
and shipping your fired piece in the two day workshop

You can reserve a date and sign up with a 50% deposit
Deposits are non-refundable but can be applied to another workshop or with arrangement transfered to another person. Balance can be paid at the class

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RecommendedHotels:

La Quinta Inn (walk to Ross, Target and many Restaurants)
630 Sycamore Avenue
Vista, CA 92083 (about $62.00)
(760) 727-8180
Marriott Residence Inn (walk to Nordstrom Rack and many Restaurants)
1245 Los Vallecitos Boulevard
San Marcos, CA 92069 (about $109). 
 (760) 591-9828

 

LAS VEGAS GLASS CONVENTION - DEMONSTRATION AT THE RAYZIST BOOTH
Creating deep layered images using Rayzist photomasks and sandblasting, then inking and fusing.
This is very similar to traditional Copper plate etching used for centuries.

For more Pictures of the class and Susan's Studio see our facebook page

PRIVATE WORKSHOPS:

Private workshops or individual lessons are also a great option if you want one on one personal instruction.

We structure the day(s) to fit whatever your level of glass experience you have and goal you would like to acheive. We can explore learning to create imagery in Photoshop, illustrator, mask making and sandblasting deep layers.

I can help you to develop your own business in glasswith my 30+ years in advertising and marketing.

Private day fees with materials included are $300

 

email: susanthehirsch@gmail.com for more information

 

 

 

5 Day Private Workshop: "Ancestry Glass" - Creating your own heritage in Glass

This is a workshop where we will create a unique and personal muli-layer heirloom piece with your own family pictures, documents and memoribilia. This is an all inclusive workshop where we customize the entire project to suit you. (Glass, enamels and kiln time all included) We can vary the lessons according to your level of experience and customize your learning experience.

"Ancestry Glass "is a 5 day workshop with all materials and equipment provided. We will create together a 5 layer piece up to 12" x 20" .

The first day -We will determine what elements you would like to see and you will get assistance with the design and composition. (You need not be an artist for this amazing process). We will scan the photos and elements you would like to include. .
We will also sift powder and used cut pieces to create the bases for the photos and documents or elements.
The second day We will review the steps in Photoshop to get the best halftones and you will learn how to convert images into line screens and make photomasks with the Rayzist Letralite UV Exposure Light. We will take out the base layers and apply the image masks, sandblast and add enamel to create the imagery! We will set in the kiln to tack fire individual layers overnight.
The third day We will see our individual layer, stack the layers and determine if we want to add additional elements. We will stack those in the kiln for a full fuing of the multilayers. You will learn about deep firing schedules and damming.
The forth day
We will look at glass cutting tecniques and demonstration of diamond saw cutting and wet grinding "cold-working" techniques to make beautiful finished edges. (while our piece is cooking) We have the option to make a field trip to Pacific Art Glass in LA!
The fifth day We open the kiln and start our coldworking process, cutting and polishing our piece!


Location:
Rayzist Photomask Inc
955 Park Center Drive, Vista CA 92081 (760) 727-8185
Fire Fusion Studio - Susan Hirsch
968 E Rancheros Drive Suite S San Marcos CA 92069

Call for more information or to reserve a session:
Susan Hirsch at FireFusionStudio 858-663-5701

WORKSHOP PRICES
Five Day Workshop is 1500.00... limited to 1 person or couple doing the same project.

You can reserve a date and sign up with a 50% deposit
Deposits are non-refundable but can be applied to another workshop or with arrangement transfered to another person.

 


For more than twenty years I was a Creative Director/Art Director
and worked with many professional photographers shooting product
and fashion for the direct mail industry.
Many tricks I learned in the industry will help you get better results.

 

 

   
   
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