2017 Classes

If you are interested in having a class in your area contact me at cooper_studio@earthlink.net

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New! Silver Effects

silver

silver

This is a two day workshop in which Holly will share her unique surface techniques
involving different forms of silver and applied stringer. These forms include silver leaf,
foil, powder, and Double Helix silver glass. As we explore these techniques we will see
how silver and hot glass transform one another in multiple ways.
This class is designed to open up new ways of using these special materials to add
patina and depth to the surface of glass beads. In this class you will be able to see
inside Holly's creative process as she explains her method of exploration of these
various forms of silver.

Special Materials: Silver Leaf, Silver Foil, Silver Powder, Silver Glass, and Frit

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Powder Play

This is a two day intermediate class

powderplay class

 


As bead makers we are always looking for new ways to use materials to lend a uniqueness to
our work. In this class we will explore glass powders in new and interesting ways. Enamels
and powdered frits will be our paints, interesting methods of application will be our brush,
glass beads, our canvas. We will examine and explore color interaction: how colors enhance
one another, choosing a color palette and how color creates luminosity and visual depth.
Bring your imagination and willingness to play

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Fantasy Flora and Fauna

florafauna

Here is a chance to be inspired to create your own stylized and patterned creatures
and floral forms using Holly's special modular approach. Step by step you will learn how to
build a complex pattern using basic stringer techniques. In this two day class we'll
stretch our imagination and explore new design territory. Holly will guide you to push
the limits of stringers and dots to create your own magical animals and plants.
We will use basic colors and bead shapes to better concentrate on the stringer designs.

(prerequisite- some stringer experience. Intermediate/advanced)

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Design and Detail: Stringer Control and Modular Design Principals

This is an intermediate foundation class on stringer and design

 Class beads


This is an intermediate class focusing on stringer control and design.
In the class we will concentrate on using stringers to create intricate detailed patterns
on glass beads while in the flame. We'll also discuss methods that aid in promoting
individuality in our work by taking technique and design beyond our usual boundaries
and towards a more personal style.
Part of the session I'll be showing how I manipulate fine stringers using simple tools
and techniques as well as discuss the properties of glass as it relates to the making of
stringers that hold a highly detailed pattern.
I will also demonstrate and discuss surface design elements such as:
rhythmic pattern, negative and positive space, color, scale and proportion, texture,
bead shape and its relationship to the design and modular pattern development.
I use modular development in many of my beads as a means of creating a complex design
within a simple framework. I will demonstrate step-by-step how I achieve this in my beads.

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 Rare Chemistry I and II

This is an intermediate class on surface techniques.

The ability to make and use stringer is a prerequisite of the class

rare chemistry I

rare chemistry II

Rare Chemistry I
Special Materials: Silver leaf, Silver Foil and Silver Glass

This is a one day workshop in which Holly will share her unique surface
techniques involving different forms of silver and applied stringer.
These forms include silver leaf, foil and Double Helix silver glass.

As we explore these techniques we will see how silver and hot glass
transform one another in multiple ways.
This class is designed to open
up new ways of using these special materials to add patina and depth
to the surface of glass beads.
In this class you will be able to see inside
Holly's creative process as she explains her method of exploration of
these various forms of silver.


Rare Chemistry II
Special Materials: Copper Leaf, and Copper Powder 

In this one day workshop we will explore the use of various forms of
copper as a surface design element with powdered enamel as a base.

Using glass stringers, copper leaf and powders we will create patterned
surfaces rich in depth and layered interest.
These combined techniques
will utilize the interplay of various materials to enrich the surface of your work.

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Simply Stringer

simplystringer

This is a one day workshop on stringer technique. Holly will demonstrate,
step by step, how to apply the stringer to the beads. We will focus on
straight lines, scrolls and raking. Demos will alternate with practice time.
We will be using standard soft glass colors and making simple bead
shapes. This is a great class for learning some simple stringer basics or
honing your stringer skills.
  
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2017 Classes

February 18-19 Otterbein Glas in Langen, Germany (near Frankfurt)

New! Silver Effects two day class

February 25-26 at Mango Beads in Barnstaple, Devon, UK
 
New! Silver Effects two day class

April 22-23 at Carlisle School of Glass Art in Millville, New Jersey

Fantasy Flora and Fauna with Special Effects

May 2-6 at Bead Camp in Nokomis, Florida

Simply Stringers (one day) and Powder Play (four days)

May 27- June 2 at Bead Glass in Pataonga, NSW, Australia

Powder Play and Silver Effects

September at Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis, Missouri

Rare Chemistry I and II

October at Scarab Glass Works in Fresno, California

3 day class of Powder Play and Design and Detail

November at Kiss My Glass in Santa Cruz, California

New! Silver Effects- More fun with silver in all forms: Leaf, Foil, Frit and Powder.

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About me:

Working out of my studio in Austin, TX, I have been a professional artist my entire
working career. With a background in painting, art history, ceramics, textiles, jewelry and
finally glass, my work melds all of these disparate disciplines into my creative work.
I draw inspiration from a variety of cultural and historical traditions and incorporate
them into my glass beads.




 
 

 


 


 

 

 

 

This is a two day workshop in which Holly will share her unique surface techniques
involving different forms of silver and applied stringer. These forms include silver leaf,
foil, powder, and Double Helix silver glass. As we explore these techniques we will see
how silver and hot glass transform one another in multiple ways.
This class is designed to open up new ways of using these special materials to add
patina and depth to the surface of glass beads. In this class you will be able to see
inside Holly's creative process as she explains her method of exploration of these
various forms of silver.

Special Materials: Silver Leaf, Silver Foil, Silver Powder, Silver Glass, and Frit

.......................................................................

Powder Play

This is a two day intermediate class

powderplay class

 


As bead makers we are always looking for new ways to use materials to lend a uniqueness to
our work. In this class we will explore glass powders in new and interesting ways. Enamels
and powdered frits will be our paints, interesting methods of application will be our brush,
glass beads, our canvas. We will examine and explore color interaction: how colors enhance
one another, choosing a color palette and how color creates luminosity and visual depth.
Bring your imagination and willingness to play

........................................................................ 

Fantasy Flora and Fauna

florafauna

Here is a chance to be inspired to create your own stylized and patterned creatures
and floral forms using Holly's special modular approach. Step by step you will learn how to
build a complex pattern using basic stringer techniques. In this two day class we'll
stretch our imagination and explore new design territory. Holly will guide you to push
the limits of stringers and dots to create your own magical animals and plants.
We will use basic colors and bead shapes to better concentrate on the stringer designs.

(prerequisite- some stringer experience. Intermediate/advanced)

........................................................................  

Design and Detail: Stringer Control and Modular Design Principals

This is an intermediate foundation class on stringer and design

 Class beads


This is an intermediate class focusing on stringer control and design.
In the class we will concentrate on using stringers to create intricate detailed patterns
on glass beads while in the flame. We'll also discuss methods that aid in promoting
individuality in our work by taking technique and design beyond our usual boundaries
and towards a more personal style.
Part of the session I'll be showing how I manipulate fine stringers using simple tools
and techniques as well as discuss the properties of glass as it relates to the making of
stringers that hold a highly detailed pattern.
I will also demonstrate and discuss surface design elements such as:
rhythmic pattern, negative and positive space, color, scale and proportion, texture,
bead shape and its relationship to the design and modular pattern development.
I use modular development in many of my beads as a means of creating a complex design
within a simple framework. I will demonstrate step-by-step how I achieve this in my beads.

........................................................................  


 Rare Chemistry I and II

This is an intermediate class on surface techniques.

The ability to make and use stringer is a prerequisite of the class

rare chemistry I

rare chemistry II

Rare Chemistry I
Special Materials: Silver leaf, Silver Foil and Silver Glass

This is a one day workshop in which Holly will share her unique surface
techniques involving different forms of silver and applied stringer.
These forms include silver leaf, foil and Double Helix silver glass.

As we explore these techniques we will see how silver and hot glass
transform one another in multiple ways.
This class is designed to open
up new ways of using these special materials to add patina and depth
to the surface of glass beads.
In this class you will be able to see inside
Holly's creative process as she explains her method of exploration of
these various forms of silver.


Rare Chemistry II
Special Materials: Copper Leaf, and Copper Powder 

In this one day workshop we will explore the use of various forms of
copper as a surface design element with powdered enamel as a base.

Using glass stringers, copper leaf and powders we will create patterned
surfaces rich in depth and layered interest.
These combined techniques
will utilize the interplay of various materials to enrich the surface of your work.

........................................................................ 

Simply Stringer

simplystringer

This is a one day workshop on stringer technique. Holly will demonstrate,
step by step, how to apply the stringer to the beads. We will focus on
straight lines, scrolls and raking. Demos will alternate with practice time.
We will be using standard soft glass colors and making simple bead
shapes. This is a great class for learning some simple stringer basics or
honing your stringer skills.
  
........................................................................

2017 Classes

February 18-19 Otterbein Glas in Langen, Germany (near Frankfurt)

New! Silver Effects two day class

February 25-26 at Mango Beads in Barnstaple, Devon, UK
 
New! Silver Effects two day class

April 22-23 at Carlisle School of Glass Art in Millville, New Jersey

Fantasy Flora and Fauna with Special Effects

May 2-6 at Bead Camp in Nokomis, Florida

Simply Stringers (one day) and Powder Play (four days)

May 27- June 2 at Bead Glass in Pataonga, NSW, Australia

Powder Play and Silver Effects

September at Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis, Missouri

Rare Chemistry I and II

October at Scarab Glass Studio in Fresno, California

Design and Detail class

November at Kiss My Glass in Santa Cruz, California

New! Silver Effects- More fun with silver in all forms: Leaf, Foil, Frit and Powder.

........................................................................

About me:

Working out of my studio in Austin, TX, I have been a professional artist my entire
working career. With a background in painting, art history, ceramics, textiles, jewelry and
finally glass, my work melds all of these disparate disciplines into my creative work.
I draw inspiration from a variety of cultural and historical traditions and incorporate
them into my glass beads.




 
 

 


 


 

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contact:cooper_studio@earthlink.net