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WORKSHOP Building Glass (Gingerbread) Houses

Grown-Ups Art Camp Workshop: "Building Glass (Gingerbread) Houses"
Date: Wednesday, July 8 from 6-9pm
Instructor: Betsy Mead
Workshop Fee: $65 members / $75 non-members
Plus Supply Fee: $10
Class size: 6-12 participants

Participants will use pre-cut glass pieces, decorative embellishments, glue, and caulk to construct and decorate "gingerbread" houses. The "hard work" of cutting the glass pieces is done by the instructor so that participants can enjoy the art of making, constructing, and decorating!

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Meet the Instructor: Betsy Mead - I am a native Washingtonian and glass artist in Washington, DC. I graduated with a degree in art education from the University of South Carolina, but having additional interests, I pursued a professional career in the federal government. I applied my artistic skills to my work whenever possible, and even managed to put together an art show for my agency. I have always loved the arts. I owe a major portion of my creative passion to my ancestors: my great grandfather, two great uncles and one aunt were all professional artists. My love for art was also influenced by growing up in an area rich with culture - the National Art Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, Corcoran, architecture of local government buildings, homes and parks. And just being in the city itself! So much to take advantage of and soak in!

An introductory weekend into the world of glass ignited my passion for this medium, and began a transformation opening a wide range of creative possibilities. Glass can be sliced, diced, and baked; painted and etched; portrayed flat or three-dimensional. Glass for me is a dichotomy of fragility and strength that offers endless possibilities for creating. I particularly like to juxtapose opposites in my work. My glass art continues to evolve - I may play a single instrument in my work, or continue to play with the symphony. As I and my work transform, the end result remains to be seen.

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Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm EDT
Duration: 3 hours
Category: Workshop*, Event*, Register*
Created by: Public Access ( by Office Manager )
Updated: Saturday, May 16, 2015 11:26pm EDT
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Supported in part by:
City of AlexandriaAlexandria Commission for the ArtsVirginia Commission for the ArtsNational Endowment for the Arts

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