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Fused Glass is Hot! – G200744

Bright and colorful, fused glass is a hot fashion item. Learn to create objects from glass, using high temperature firing in a kiln to fuse, slump, and finish glass. Learn techniques of basic glass cutting and shaping, design of jewelry, and kiln firing. Using findings and cords, assemble your glass pieces to create unique and beautiful jewelry, key rings, magnets and suncatchers. Ghost Ranch has all the basic tools and all of the consumable supplies that you will need for the week.

The cost of these is included in your registration fee. Additional specialty supplies for more advanced projects or to continue your new hobby at home will be available for purchase from your instructor. Experienced glass fusers will find plenty of techniques and supplies to try something new. Because of limited kiln space and time for firing, we will be working on small jewelry and ornament size projects.

This workshop is part of Family Week. In the mornings, adults will choose one of several mini-workshops (note second choice on registration form), while younger family members will participate in youth activities. Ranch evenings will be a patchwork of family fun. There will a movie night (with popcorn), a scavenger hunt, a campfire and a concert at the end of the week.

Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate.

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This is a perfect class for beginners, students with limited prior experience, and serious minded youths (12 years minimum age).

During this Covid-19 Pandemic Period, full refunds will be given as requested for workshops scheduled through May. This period may be extended or refunds considered per request. Please consider leaving your funds on deposit for another Ghost Ranch workshop or future stay. Or, consider donating a portion to help us through this unique business period.

Traditional Policy: Written notification must be received no later than 45 days prior to the start date of your workshop in order to receive a refund, minus a $100 processing charge. No refunds will be processed after that time. We reserve the right to announce a change in leadership or cancel any program 45 days prior to the first day of the workshop. In that event, you may transfer to another workshop without charge or we will refund the full workshop payment. Many participants have found it helpful to purchase travel insurance. This cancellation policy does not apply to January Term – see below.

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What day/time does the workshop start and end?

 Workshops always begin with check-in at 3:00 p.m. and a ranch orientation in the evening on the first date listed for the course and end at 10:00 a.m. with checkout on the last date listed..

What is double occupancy and single occupancy lodging?
  • All-inclusive rates include double occupancy lodging, meaning that we will have two participants per room in most cases.If you do not specify a roommate, you will be assigned a roommate of the same gender
  • In the off-season (late October-May), participants may choose to upgrade to single occupancy lodging for an additional $50 per night. Guarantee single occupancy lodging by paying the single occupancy upgrade.
  • During our busy summer seasons, late June-July and late September-early October, participants who register alone should expect to have a roommate assigned to their room. In some limited circumstances, a single occupancy upgrade will be available at $100 per night.
What is the difference between a room with private bath, a room with semi-private or shared bath, and a room with communal/dorm bath?
  • Private refers to the type of bathroom, not single occupancy
    • Private: There is a bathroom in that one room that is not shared between or with any other rooms.
    • Semi-private/shared: There is a bathroom in between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two rooms.
    • Communal/dorm: There is a communal bathroom/showers in the lodging building (or in a proximate building, for some upper mesa dorm rooms), and participants will need to exit their room to reach these facilities.

Instructors

  • Katrina Jameson
    Katrina Jameson

    Katrina has always loved art. As a child, she learned to draw and paint from her parents and grandparents. In college she studied pottery and airbrush painting. She worked for six summers as a camp counselor at a Girl Scout Camp in New Mexico where she taught tie dye, batik, screen printing, pottery and jewelry making.

    Looking for a new creative outlet, Katrina attended the Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico class “Fused Glass is Hot!” with Olive Smith in 2009, 2010 and part of Family Camp in 2011 and 2012. She fell in love with glass as an art medium and set up her ceramic kiln to fuse glass. She creates one of a kind jewelry with fusible art glass, recycled window glass and dichroic glass with unique inclusions. She has taken advanced fused glass classes from internationally known instructors such as Tanja Veit, David Alcala, Gil Reynolds, Peggy Pettigrew Stewart, Dennis Brady and Kent Lauer. Her hobby turned into Mariposa Treasures, LLC in September 2011. She continues to grow her jewelry making technique with silversmithing classes at Ghost Ranch, Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club, and Durango Art Center’s TOP Jewels classes with Tim McCreight and Deb Karash.

    Katrina is a member of the Dancing Spirit Community Art Center in Ignacio, CO and teaches children’s art-as-therapy classes through their Building Bridges Through Art program and Art a le Carte Week.

    Katrina is a Lifetime Girl Scout, she started in second grade and never quit. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Colorado and also serves locally as a Trainer and Leader of Girl Scouts of Colorado Troop 20836.. She was honored with the Thanks Badge in 2009, the highest award for adults in Girl Scouting. Katrina serves Girl Scouts internationally as a member of Friends of Our Cabaña in Cuernavaca Mexico, and the Olave Baden-Powell Society. In 2004, Katrina was presented with her Olave Baden-Powell Society membership pin by Princess Benedikte of Denmark in Auckland, New Zealand. Since then she has attended OB-PS meetings in Paphos, Cyprus; Mumbai & Pune, India; Reykjavík, Iceland; and Vancouver, British Columbia.

    Educational achievements include an Associates of Arts Degree in General Studies from San Juan College, Farmington, New Mexico; a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a Minor in Art (Pottery) from Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado; and an Executive Masters in Business Administration from Colorado Technical University Online.

    Katrina owns and operates Cash Sales Company/Pine River Car Washes and Mini-Storage in Bayfield and Ignacio, Colorado as well as Mariposa Treasures, LLC.

Date

Jul 26 2020 - Jul 31 2020

Time

Arrival & Departure Dates - Check-in & Check-out times
3:00 pm - 9:00 am

Cost

Depends on Family Size and Lodging Preference
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