15, 16, 18 en 19 september 2010 heeft Leah Fairbanks workshops geven in Leende.
Hieronder wat meer informatie en een beschrijving van de inhoud van de workshops.
Leah Fairbanks has been creating glass beads since 1992, and began teaching classes in 1993. She continues to teach workshops in the United States and abroad and her work is exhibited Nationally and Internationally. Her work has been featured in Ornament, Bead & Button, Lapidary Journal, Glass Art and Bead Unique magazines as well as numerous books. She draws from nature for inspiration and best know for her distinctive representational floral, berries and bonsai tree beads.
Leah lives in Ashland, Oregon with her husband Derek Lusk, a lapidary artist and prospector of gem stones, and her four year old daughter Tara Arabella. Leah finds that Ashland is a perfect place to gather inspiration for her work.
Hieronder vind je een beschrijving van haar workshop.
Floral Gardens & Special Techniques
Two day class
skills: Intermediate/Advanced glass beadmaking
In this workshop, Leah will increase your skill level and expand your knowledge of beadmaking. Some of the techniques that will be covered will include floral and cased canes, surface decorations, feathering, several different types of latticino canes and clear casing. There will be an emphasis placed on design, color blending, and precise application of surface decorations with a focus on florals, perfecting your bead shapes and refining ends.
We will be using “soft glass” in this class, Effetre glass rods from Italy. A variety of materials will be provided to experiment with including palladium, copper and gold leaf, silver foil, glass powers, multi-colored handmade frit, and dichroic glass.
Leah’s style of teaching balances demonstration with one on one attention. Throughout the workshop, students will be assisted with their individual needs.