Thursday, October 13, 2011

Extreme Fusing II with Tanya Veit and the New Studio are Here!


AAE GLASS is proud to announce the opening of our brand new glass art teaching studio in Cape Coral, Florida.  Along with the opening, Tanya Veit is debuting her long awaited Extreme Fusing II workshop that takes place over 3 days!  The wait is finally over!  There are only 5 available dates for each workshop in the coming months and classes are filling up FAST!  Tanya is also offering a 1 day Beginner workshop and the 2 day Extreme Fusing I workshop .

The next few months in Southwest Florida are the best weather months of the year.  75-82 degrees and sun everyday.  Our studio, located at 1228 Lafayette St, Cape Coral, Fl 33904, is centrally located in the heart of the downtown Cape.  We have negotiated the best rates with the Holiday Inn Express located 2 blocks from the studio.  You can fly into Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and we are a 20 minute cab ride.  You can rent a car if you wish to explore the SW Florida beaches and islands but it is not necessary if you are planning on exploring the downtown Cape.  There is shopping, restaurants, bars and local SW Florida flair located within walking distance of the hotel.  Did I mention the AAE GLASS studio is just 2 blocks away?  How convenient!

The reviews have been nothing but excellent for X1 and now that Tanya has had time to perfect brand new techniques, X2 is going to be even more informative.  You can read the testimonials here. The techniques in these workshops have helped glass artists reach the next level in their glass art work.  We have helped several "part time" glass artists transition into "full time" glass artists. If you are looking to take the next step in your glass fusing experience, these workshops are a must.  You will receive full support from AAE Glass as we strive to help you anyway we can. 

AAE Glass believes in having fun while learning.  We are going to run these workshops while making fun a priority.  Those who have taken a Tanya Veit workshop in the past know what I am talking about.  We have made it a point to get to know the local businesses and restaurants and there will be no shortage of extracurricular activities during your stay in Cape Coral.

We can't wait to see you again or meet you for the first time.  Be sure to sign up ASAP.  Seats are filling fast.


BEGINNER FUSING WORKSHOP: One full day of beginning fusing with Tanya Veit. You will learn everything from cutting glass, kiln control and programming, glass selection, tools, use of molds, safety, design...the works! You will create coasters, jewelry pendants and a vase. This class is great to take before Extreme Fused Glass Jewelry 1 or 2 if you have no fusing experience. This will be one full day, including lunch, all tools, glass and supplies.

EXTREME FUSING I:  FIVE dates to choose from. Tanya's sold out 2011 tour is now being brought to our home base in Cape Coral, Florida! Are you ready to get serious about your fused glass jewelry?

Published glass artist Tanya Veit of AAE Glass presents a 2 day workshop teaching advanced fusing techniques to create gallery worthy fused glass jewelry. You will learn how to create 5-6 layered glass jewelry pieces, dichroic glass shading, creating your own color blends in glass design as well as creating your own patterned dichroic glass. Intricate etching techniques are taught along with creating your own frit blends and using paints to create your own landscapes FOUR different ways. Tanya's Picasso technique is also taught. As the creator of those cool new decals you may have seen, Tanya demonstrates serious decal work, while even adding your own color to the decals!  Be sure to work with the best quality decals on the market.

This is NOT a decal class! The decals are just icing on the cake, the workshop is about creating the 7 layers to get there! You will learn coldworking techniques that are essential to producing quality work, including how to shape and set your pieces in silver settings. Marketing your jewelry is also discussed by Mark Veit. Mark currently writes the marketing article for Glass Art magazine. This class fills up quickly! Students will leave with 5-6 jewelry projects. ***Basic fusing knowledge along with cutting skills are preferred, but not necessary. If you need basic instruction, we offer beginner fusing classes as well.

EXTREME FUSING II:  Extreme Fused Glass Jewelry Workshop II is debuting at our new studio in beautiful Cape Coral, Florida! This is an intense 3 day workshop with new, EXTREME techniques that will be introduced for your fused glass jewelry. Those of you have taken Tanya's workshops before, know this will be an intense 3 days! The techniques taught in this workshop are completely different and will blow your socks off!

You will notice there are no examples of jewelry for this workshop??? How can we do that? These techniques are so top secret, we cannot release them on the internet... but here is a taste:

-Creating liquid pattern bars for jewelry -Inclusions -Creating powder scenery in jewelry -Creating your own sheet glass -Surface Textures in Glass -SPECIAL SURPRISE TECHNIQUE! This is worth the workshop alone! -EXTREME COLDWORKING. We have opened up our "Mud Room" All students will using the large drill press, state of the art Gemini glass saws, the lap wheel, grinders and handpads.

Upon signing up for workshops & classes with AAE Glass using our secure checkout, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions on tools to bring if needed. Discounted hotel information will also be provided. All glass, supplies & lunch are provided by AAE Glass during workshops & classes. If you have any questions about FLORIDA workshops only or wish to sign up by phone, please call 239-284-6559.
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