Friday, February 27, 2009
> OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND at DC GlassWorks and Sculpture Studios!!!
> Our next Open House will be this Saturday, February 28th. The event
> starts at 3:30 and will continue until 8:30 or so. This is a very
> special Open House as it will be held in conjunction with the "fools
> night out" website (http://www.foolsnightout.com) to honor their
> 10th anniversary! Live music will be provided by Rhodes Tavern
> Troubadours. If you have not heard them play, they are awesome
> (check them out at http://www.myspace.com/rhodestaverntroubadours).
> Come out and listen to live music, watch glassblowing demonstrations
> or try your hand at making a glass paperweight or flower. Please
> join us for part or all of the day! For directions on how to get
> here, check out the map links on our Contacts page of the website (http://www.dcglassworks.com/pages.php?p=contact
> SPRING CLASS SCHEDULE ONLINE
> Our spring class schedule is now available. We are offering both
> glassblowing and metal casting classes for the upcoming session.
> Check back often as we are always adding new classes.
> GLASS CLASSES:
> If you are new to glassblowing, try our 'Beginning Glassblowing'
> classes. We are offering a Tuesday night or Saturday night six-week
> class or a Saturday/Sunday class. Any of these classes will get you
> started on the basics of glassblowing.
> If you are returning to glassblowing after an absence or want to
> continue honing your skills after the Beginning Glassblowing class,
> try our 'Basic Shapes' class.
> We are also offering a "Vases w/ handles, bits, and prunts class"
> for those who have wanted to start making their own work using these
> techniques and a Glass Sculpture/fabrication class where students
> will work on non-traditional glass sculptural forms of their own
> We still have some one-day classes listed under our Jan/Feb
> schedule, but we are still scheduling our one day workshops for the
> upcoming session. Please keep checking the webpage as we have some
> great classes in the works.
> METAL CLASSES:
> If you've always wanted to try to make something out of cast iron,
> bronze or aluminum, then check out our metal casting classes. We
> have split these classes into four weekend classes:
> (1) One piece resin-bonded sand molds;
> (2) Multi-part resin-bonded sand molds;
> (3) Lost foam aluminum casting;
> (4) Cast Iron Pour
> Mix and match these two day classes to gain the knowledge and skills
> to start making molds on your own. Once you have taken these
> classes, you are eligible to sign up to make molds on your own in
> our mold studio and take part in our studio metal casting sessions.
> Sign up quick as the spaces are limited.
> Check out the full class schedule on our "classes" page of the
> website (http://www.dcglassworks.com/pages.php?p=classes).
> FUN GROUP EVENTS:
> Looking for a fun venue for a birthday party, bachelorette outing,
> or corporate event? Email or call us with your ideas or let us help
> you plan something special. DC GlassWorks offers an enjoyable,
> creative and friendly environment for events to remember.
> VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
> If you would like to get more involved in the studio, please contact
> us. We can always use a hand at the studio. It takes a community to
> build a community.
> YOUR IDEAS:
> We try to offer events and classes based on the feedback and ideas
> that we get from our students, artists and supporters. If you have
> any suggestions for events or classes that you would like to see,
> please don't hesitate to call us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
> Thanks and we hope to see you soon.
> The DC GlassWorks Team.
> DC GlassWorks and Sculpture Studios
> 5346 46th Avenue
> Hyattsville, MD. 20718
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Class 906 - Mold Making / Concrete Casting & Finishing
Need a great industrial material to compliment your glass? Try concrete! In this class we will explore possibilities in flexible mold-making, concrete casting and finishing. We will make tiles, proper rubber molds, play with concrete using colorants and stains. You will walk away with a few finished pieces, molds for further reproductions, and the knowledge to tackle larger projects
Instructor Sean Hennessey
Dates Thursday evenings, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Time 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Tuition $250 per student (plus $100 lab fee payable to instructor)
Thursday, February 19, 2009
cool shops coming by. This set up is pretty hot. People have built
some insane displays though taking pictures is forbidden. There are
houses and buildings and balconies and all the designers you regularly
see. There are skateboards and glasses, shoes, graffiti, bags,
dresses, jeans, great dj's. Most virbrant ad high end show I've ever
Lots of canadians here. Lots of Japanese.
Live mural painting. Pretty rockin.
If you make stuff that works in the fashion world, the Magic/pool
trade show is the place to be.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
MY COMIC VALENTINE:
A Comic Book for the Stage
Co-Presented by Rotogravure Entertainment and banished? productions
Based on actual comic book stories from over fifty years ago, this show examines the culture and values of the early '50s through a most contemporary lens, challenging the conservative stereotypes and affirming universal truths in the never-ending search for true love. A living comic book with all the elements, from cover to cover including the ads and letters, My Comic Valentine brings heart, humor and sheer pre-code hotness to The Shop at Fort Fringe in four-color splendor.
Wednesday, 2/11: 8pm (Pay What You Can Preview)
Thursday, 2/12: 8pm
Friday, 2/13: 8pm &10pm ("Unlucky in Love" open mic following 10pm show featuring vivianne a. njoku & Joseph M. Price)
Saturday, 2/14: 8pm & 10pm ("Sweet Nothings" Valentine Soiree following 10pm performance)
Sunday, 2/15: 3pm
Tickets are a cheap $15, $12 with button discount
($10 suggested donation for post-show events)
Available online at www.capfringe.org or 1 hour prior to scheduled show times at the door.
All performances at THE SHOP at Fort Fringe, 610 L St., NW DC 20001
more info? www.banishedproductions.org/comicvalentine
or email email@example.com
Thursday, February 12, 2009
visit with good friends and most important,
experience wonderful sculpture!
SCULPTURE NOW 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
6:30 to 8:30 pm
An awards presentation will take place at 7:15 pm
February 1 - May 2, 2009
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW (entrance on L Street)
Washington, DC 20036
(Nearest Metro: Farragut North)
Washington Square is open to the public daily from 7 am until 7 pm.
Juror: Victoria Reis, Executive and Artistic Director, Transformer
Artists included in the exhibition: Michael J. Bednar, Constance Bergfors, Kyan Bishop, Jackie Braitman, Janet Brome,
Frederic Crist, Joel D’Orazio, Leah Frankel, Carol A. Jason, Mila Kagan, James Kessler, Lois Levitan, Mitra Lore,
Jacqueline Maggi, James Mallos, Ryan McKibbin, Bill Moore, Marcella Morgese, Sharon Murray, Ethan Rochmis,
Rachel Rotenberg, Craig Schaffer, Bo Simeon, Lynda Smith-Bugge, Pamela Soldwedel, Berta Stegmeier,
Garrett Strang, Lynn Sures, Elizabeth Whiteley, and Alice Yutzy.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Date: Tuesday February 10, 2009
Time: 5pm to 7pm
Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library 901 G Street, NW
To RSVP and for more information call 202.274.5613 or email Rachel.Dickerson@dc.gov.
Thursday, February 05, 2009
You can call in or email questions, if you'd like
hotline: (301) 560 6992,
The Show starts at 10:30 AM and can be listened to HERE