What do you get when you mix flame and glass rods? Besides beads? Well, you can also get the amazing artwork of acclaimed artist Sara Sally LaGrand! Sara Sally’s work goes beyond beads and become shaped components of larger art pieces. Her work is fanciful, colourful and brilliant!
Sara Sally LaGrand has had the great fortune to study with many gifted
teachers both in Italy and the US. She has been melting glass since
1996. In that time she has won numerous awards and has the great
privilege to teach workshops all over the US and Europe. She earned a BA in Glass Formation at Park University of Missouri with
the collaboration of the award winning public glass artist, Dierk Van
Keppel. She has studied with Italian glass masters Lucio Bubbaco and
repetitive forms to create a larger whole drawing from her own
experimentation in glass, and her mother’s experience as a professional
She continues to study and grow, pushing the limits of the glass and
combining it with unconventional materials for an eclectic look at
nature, life and pop culture.
BeadFX is pleased and proud to offer classes with Sara Sally this coming August.
Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9
Creativity and the Glass Corsage
10:00am – 5:00pm both days
This class will focus on the creation of a glass corsage only in a two-day period. The first day, will be the lampworking portion, including the necklace,
followed by wire working and assemblage the second day. The students
will learn how to create the sculptural shapes. The students should have
had several years of lampworking experience.
Experimentation with color
combinations will be encouraged. The students will be shown how to
create glass sculptures using creative methods with the final design in
mind. They will be making glass corsages of their OWN creation, not the
exact piece shown. Each piece they create will be unique to them.
Sunday, August 10
Silver Glass Lampworking Class
10:00am – 5:00pm
Stop wasting that expensive glass and learn how to use it effectively!
This one-day class will cover the most cost effective ways to use the
highly silvered 104 glasses including decoration. Precision 104 from
Northstar, Bella Donna Glass from Arrow Springs, Double Helix and TAG
glass as well as parts of the Vetrofond, Moretti and CIM palette are
selected for most interesting results.
Several projects will enhance the student’s ability to test colors, mix
colors and apply those techniques to bead decoration. Each student
will take home a handbook filled with test results utilizing stringer
and encasing techniques, utilizing each type glass for the best
reactions. Each student will gain knowledge of how to test colors for
maximum results. Includes 15 page booklet for easy reference at home.
Complete information about both of these classes is on the website! Follow the “Classes” link to the August calendar.