Intro to Sand Blasting Glass
Instructor Cindy Peterson
Night Class: SPRING Sandblasting, 6-8 pm
In this introduction to Sand Blasting, Glass student will be introduced to how a sand blaster works. Students will learn how to cover the glass with a resist of tape, draw on their designs. They will learn how to hold the knives, how to cut and remove their tape. They will be shown how to remove and replace blades.
Students will learn about figure ground reversal are used in glass designs. We will discuss which is best and easier for beginners. Students will be supplied practice glass for their first blasting piece, for experimentation, and to check blasting nozzle.
Dress for a mess. Any questions on what you can or cannot sandblast just contact Cindy.
Last class includes a potluck & semi-formal critique on each student’s body of work. No prior art experience needed.
YOU WILL LEARN
- How to reduce a drawing to its simplest form.
- Creating simple contour line drawings.
- Students will learn about figure ground reversal and how to used it in glass designs.
- Discuss why figure ground reversal or negative vs positive drawing are best and easier for beginners.
- Students will be supplied practice glass for their first blasting, for experimentation, and to check blasting nozzle.
- How to operate a sandblaster, check pounds per square inch on compressor, holding glass and how to handle nozzle while blasting.
- Safety rules on using equipment and basic overview on how sandblasters operate will be discussed by onsite engineer.
- Rolls of blue painters tape size 2″ and 3″. Optional 4″ wide painters tape.
- Several glass objects that you want to blast. *Please note that objects cannot exceed 15-inch length or width; otherwise they will not fit into the blasting cabinet.
- Objects can be glass, ceramic, or mirror. Examples of common objects are: glass flower vase, glass jar, glass candle holder, glass apothecary, ceramic teapot, ceramic flower pot, flat mirror, flat color or clear glass, glass blocks. The darker the glass or ceramic object the more dramatic the effect.
- Bring sketches, images, or ideas that you have for your blasting projects.
6 week course
- 2 hour classes
- Evening Courses
- 4 to 10 people per class
- No art training necessary