CBS is proud to offer our glass teaching series twice per year and ongoing classes on weekends.
All classes are located at our teaching facility in Orange, CA. Click here for address and directions to class.
WEEKEND Glass class schedule
Mad Craft Skills: Exploring the Vinyl Cutter for Screen Printing & Sand Blasting
Instructor: Carmen Flores Tanis
Oh the things you can do with an electronic vinyl cutter! In this class, you'll learn how to create your stencil using vinyl cutter software and a vinyl cutting machine, how to apply the vinyl to a pre-stretched screen and then how to print onto glass with powders and enamels. Then for a different effect, you'll learn how to apply cut vinyl directly onto pre-fired glass blanks so that you try your hand at sand blasting. Tools and Tech – you're gonna have fun!
If you have a laptop computer please bring it along! (Basic computer and digital image editing skills are helpful but not required for the class.)
This class combines the long histories of glass and photography with the high tech of laser printers and digital photos. Students will learn an exciting new way to etch favorite photographs onto dichroic glass using etching cream, Mad Craft Skills Printable Resist - and photos downloaded from smart phones! Imagine being able to transform a fleeting digital photo into something that could potentially last forever - I'm talking about glass! We'll etch dichroic as well as non-dichroic glass using a variety of etching techniques then practice cutting the shapes out using ringsaws and grinders. We'll finish up the first session by prepping the pieces for kiln firing overnight. Students will return the next day to assemble the newly fired dichroic treasures into a finished 6” x 12” panel ready to display at home in a window or on a tabletop. Carmen will also demonstrate how Photoshop and Illustrator are used to prep the artwork for etching so that students will walk away understanding the basics of the process.
Students bring: a selection of digital photos of people - either on your smart phone along with the cable to connect it to a computer or on CD/ DVD/USB/Flash drive (photos should be at least 300 dpi if on any format other than on the smart phone - selfies work great and the more varied the angle of the faces the better!)