Fire Glass Studio Celebrates Its First Year In Business.

Fire Glass Studio held an Open House to celebrate its one-year anniversary. Fire Glass Studio offers glass fusing art classes and workshops to children and youth, families, and adults. Owner Michal Hasson said she was delighted for the opportunity to introduce a creative and enjoyable art form to communities throughout the San Fernando Valley.

“Our studio shows all our students how to take their imagination and bring it to life in a beautiful art form that is simple to learn, but has endless possibilities they can explore.” said Hasson. “We are constantly touched by the personal growth stories we get from individuals after just taking one class.”

The Open House featured gallery exhibits from glass art students and several independent glass artists, who use the studio space to enhance their art projects. In attendance were prominent glass artists, but also a number of visitors who had just discovered Fire Glass Studio. According to Hasson, guests were thrilled to discover the variety and quality of the colorful artworks on display, and, as an added bonus, they were given a chance to try their hand at creating their own one-of-a-kind fused glass art. Even some curiosity seekers found themselves at a craft table learning how to combine different shapes and colors of glass to make their own eye-pleasing keep-sakes.

Fire Glass Studio’s in-house artist and head of teaching, Darren Frale stated, “It is so much fun to see someone try their hand at glass fusioning for the first time. Watching someone go from ‘I could never do that’ to ‘I can’t wait to do it again’ makes what I do so worthwhile. Frale, who is a graduate of the Corning Museum of Glass as well as the famous Glass Furnace studios and a contributor at Santa Monica college’s Glass Art program, is an avid glass artist, who loves sharing his skill and passion with the student’s at the studio.

“We feel we have just begun to bring the special value of fused glass art to all kinds of communities and people,” said Hasson. “We can’t wait to see what we will achieve in the coming year.”

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Adventures In Glass Fusioning Summer Camp Announced

This summer, Fire Glass Studio is offering a special 2-week Summer Camp program for kids in the Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley area called “Adventures in Glass Visioning.” The program was created to provide a unique and different alternative for the youth of our community to come and explore the world of Glass Art. During their two-week journey our young adventurers will discover:

  • the history and possibilities in Fused-Glass Art.
  • the many different types of techniques used to create Glass Art.
  • how to work with ceramics and acrylic paints to enhance their Glass Art.
  • how to work with artist tools such as brushes, saws, grinders, kilns and polishers.
  • how to combine paint, wood, glass and other media into works of art.
  • how to take their “Creative Vision” from their imagination, to paper, and then create stunning one-of-a-kind art they can treasure forever.

“Adventures in Glass Visioning” meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm for two-weeks and has six time slots open for the 2014 Summer Season. They are:

  • June 9 – June 20
  • June 23 – July 4
  • July 7 – July 18
  • July 27 – August 1
  • August 4 – August 15
  • August 18 – August 29

The camp is designed for kids age 6 to 16 and the cost is only $390.00 for the entire two-week session and includes all supplies and materials. If you sign up now and use the promo code “glassadventure” at checkout, you can receive an additional 10% discount.

Don’t miss this chance to let your kids explore their un-discovered creativity in this exciting adventure.

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