This series of E-courses is designed for beginners in sculpting off-mandrel forms in soft glass.
This class is designed by glass master Dr Julie Anne Dentona and is a stand alone course, but purposefully designed as a follow on from Julie 1: Animals in soft glass. This course will build upon the techniques learnt in Julie 1 using the figure to further develop your off-mandrel learning curve in the comfort of your own studio. In this E_course you will learn how to make a torso, a venus, a full figure with closed legs, a full figure with 'dancing' legs, full figure with arms and legs both close to the body and separate. We will also touch upon feet, hands and heads. These forms will teach you a variety of more tricky techniques. We will be making these figures in both soft glass and borosilicate glass; although if you prefer just to use one of the glass types this is fine. To be bilingual in glass types is something many many pipemakers cannot claim ;) By the end of this three week course you will feel like an entirely new world of sculpting off mandrel through flameworked glass has opened up to you. Expect breakages and tears. What we are creating is tricky and takes practice, logic and an enquiring mind.
Nine video tutorials which should take six weeks to complete if you include your practising time. These tutorials show you how to make a torso, a Venus, a Cycladic figure, a Renaissance figure in the Italian style, figure hospital and a fully formed tree spirit in soft & hard glass.
This option does not come with the x5 'one on one' consultations with Dr Julie Anne Denton (15 minutes per session) which came with the LIVE course. For individual help with techniques and checking on your progress, it is highly recommended that you book one on one consultations separately.
You can work through this course at your own pace. You will be given the password to the the figure channel on the website and you can download all the visual pdf's to help you with each excercise, plus photographs of what you should be aiming for.
Skill Level: Own torch or access to a flameworking studio is a necessity. Experience in flameworking is helpful but not a necessity.