UCDA Workshop: Play with Fire: A Day at Glass Axis
HANDS-ON GLASS BLOWING EXPERIENCE AND JEREMY SLAGLE OF SLAGLE DESIGN
Enjoy a day of fun, creativity and learning at Glass Axis in the historic East Franklinton area of Columbus, Ohio!
The Workshop will include:
- A tour of the 12,700 square foot Glass Axis facility
- A first experience glass blowing class under the guidance of a professional artist
- A presentation on creativity and design process from Jeremy Slagle of Slagle Design
Glass Axis is a non-profit, public access glass art facility and gallery with well-equipped studios for all forms of glass art including stained and fused glass, torch and hot glass blowing and sculpting, and neon art. The studio is located in the historic section of Franklinton in Columbus and is home to the Kennedy Galleries and gift shop showcasing gorgeous glass art, hand crafted by member artists. glassaxis.org
FIRST EXPERIENCE GLASS BLOWING ORNAMENT CLASS
Introduce yourself to glass design and lingo in a Glass Axis first experience workshop. Learn to speak the language of glass through a hands-on project with the guidance of a professional artist. Participants will receive individual attention. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and clothes made from natural fibers. Ornaments will be shipped to you after they cool.
Slagle Design recognizes that great creative doesn’t happen in a vacuum and is proud to partner with some of the finest senior level creative talent in the industry. Every project is as unique and the perfect creative team is hand picked to fit each one. Slagle Design’s work has been published in numerous national and international trade publications, and they have won several Addys and Creative Best awards from the Columbus Society of Communicating Arts. He was selected by Business First as Forty under 40 class of 2012. www.slagledesign.com
Design work by Jeremy Slagle, Slagle Design
9:30 a.m.-12 noon
Glass Blowing Ornament Class
During this hands on experience, you will choose your colors, apply and melt in the color and inflate your own ornament.
12 noon-12:45 p.m.
Enjoy pizza and salad from Donatos
Presentation on Creativity and Design Process (TBA)
Jeremy Slagle, Slagle Design
WHAT TO WEAR
From the Glass Axis website: We always recommend layers. We recommend natural fibered clothing, such as cotton, and closed-toed shoes like gym shoes or hiking boots. We DO NOT recommend taking classes in sandals, ballet flats, or heels. Do not wear clothes that have long dangling pieces or fringe. You may wear short sleeves. We DO NOT recommend shorts that are shorter than knee length.
REGISTRATION FEES (all prices in USD)
|UCDA Professional, Associate, or Faculty Member||Partner Member||Non-Member||Student|
|Register before April 1||$75||$100||$125||$50|
||UCDA Professional, Associate, or Faculty Member||Partner Member||Non-Member||Student|
|Register after April 1||$100||$125||$150||$75|
See UCDA's cancellation policy.
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING INFORMATION
Glass Axis is located in historic East Franklinton area of Columbus, Ohio on the corner of Town Street and Grubb Street and just east of 315.
Parking is west of the building off Grubb Street near the main entrance. The street and mailing address is 610 W. Town Street, Columbus, OH 43215. For GPS directions, use the address 156 S. Grubb Street, Columbus, OH 43215. It will navigate you around the one way streets to the parking lot entrance.
Jeremy Slagle is an award-winning creative director and graphic designer best known for visual branding and logo development. Always looking for new ways to solve problems, Jeremy is the person to whom clients turn when they need to express themselves and their brand graphically. Jeremy puts his insatiable curiosity to work every day, getting into the heads of his clients to understand not only what they want, but what they need in order to develop a memorable brand presence.
Slagle Design recognizes that great creative doesn’t happen in a vacuum and is proud to partner with some of the finest senior level creative talent in the industry. Every project is as unique and the perfect creative team is hand picked to fit each one. Slagle Design’s work has been published in numerous national and international trade publications, and they have won several Addys and Creative Best awards from the Columbus Society of Communicating Arts. He was selected by Business First as Forty under 40 class of 2012.
Glass artists will be on hand to demonstrate and walk you through the glass blowing process. You’ll start by selecting bits of colored glass and then partner with a glass artist to create your artwork. You will dip molten glass into your color, then will inflate the ornament by blowing air through the moving blowpipe as the artist shapes the glass with advanced tools. Afterward, your ornament is removed from the blowpipe, a glass loop is added and it is placed in an oven to begin a slow cooling process.