Lottery/ Registration Form
The Southern Flames
March 17-18, 2011 and
March 19-20, 2011
Flames is excited to sponsor classes with Michael Barley!
Two 2-day sessions will be offered: Thursday-Friday, March 17-18,
2011 and Saturday-Sunday March 19-20, 2011. The cost of the
class will be $400.00. This is a fantastic price for such a prominent
Barley Class Description
Michael has been making glass beads for twenty years and has developed
many unique and interesting ways of working with glass. Using Effetre
glass and propane/oxygen torches, he will share many of these techniques
with the class. You will learn different ways to blend colors to create
a personal palette specific to your individual needs. Although this
class is not designed for beginning students, you will learn new ways to
shape your beads using simple tools. You'll learn ways to use
silver leaf in combination with a few
basic colors to achieve results that look very similar to some of the
new and expensive silver glass that is currently so popular. If you have
problems clear casing your beads, Michael will show you techniques to
case your beads without bubbles, scum or distortion in your designs. You
are guaranteed to leave the class with many new ideas to enhance your
own designs and the inspiration to take your beads in new and
interesting directions. You can see more of Michaelís work at
Level: Beyond Beginner to Intermediate and beyond.
The lottery for
class placement will be held at the Southern Flames meeting at 7:00 p.m.
on January 22, 2011
Prior to the lottery, each interested member must complete a Lottery
Form and provide a check for $400.00 made out to Southern Flames.
You may complete the Lottery Form and bring it, along with your
check, to the occasion of the lottery drawing (see date and location
above -- additional lottery forms will be available at that time).
If you would like to be included in the lottery, but will not be
able to attend the occasion of the lottery drawing, you may mail
your completed Lottery Form along with a check payable to Southern
Flames in the amount listed above to the Southern Flames Treasurer,
Martha Fuerst, at the address below:
2679 Mercedes Drive NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30345-3974
Your check must be received by Martha no later than January 21,
Martha will email you a confirmation when she has received your
check and form, and you will be entered into the lottery drawing.
If you do not receive a confirmation within a reasonable time,
please contact Martha prior to the lottery to confirm whether or not
your check and lottery form have been received. Marthaís email
Eight spaces will be available in each class session. Once all
sixteen spaces are filled, names will continue to be drawn for
waitlist positions. Please note on your Lottery Form if you wish to
be placed on waitlist status. Checks for waitlist participants will
not be deposited unless a class position opens for that person. In
the past, we have often had students withdraw due to various
emergencies, and have actually been able to place the last person on
the waitlist in the class, so there is a possibility that slots may
become available to those on the waitlist.
Checks received from lottery participants who do not win class seats
in the lottery will be destroyed unless the member indicates he or
she would like to be on the waitlist. In that event, checks will be
held but not deposited unless a class position becomes available.
If at any time a waitlist participant would like to be removed from
the waitlist, he or she may notify the Treasurer, and she will
return that person's check and remove him/her from the waitlist.
Once you have been placed in a class, the class fee is
non-refundable. However, if you are ultimately unable to attend the
class, you should notify the Treasurer and/or the Event Coordinator,
and your space will be offered to those on any waitlist. You will
be refunded your money only if someone takes over and pays for your
class space. The process of filling vacated class spaces must go
through the Treasurer/Event Coordinator and the waitlist process.
You may not directly sell or give your space to another individual
unless all waitlisted persons have declined to take over the space.
At the beginning of the class you will be asked to complete a
liability waiver; only those who complete and sign the waiver may
attend the class. You will not be eligible for a refund of the
class fee if you refuse to sign the waiver. In addition, Southern
Flames reserves the right to place class photos, which may include
pictures of you and/or your class work, on its website.
The Lottery Form asks for your name, address, phone number, email
address, preference of class session, and whether you wish to be
placed on the waitlist if your name is not initially drawn for a
space in the class.
class is not full after the lottery...
If any class seats are open after completion of the lottery process, an
email will be sent to Southern Flames members announcing an additional
period (usually about a week) during which registration for the open
spaces will remain available only to Southern Flames members, on a first
come, first placed basis, by delivery of checks to the Treasurer, either
in person or by mail to the address above.
class seats remain open after the additional members-only registration
period, class registration will be opened to the general glass community
via announcements in web forums, emails, etc.
Of course, Southern Flames members may still enroll for available spaces
after registration has been opened to the public, but they will no
longer be given preference and spaces will be filled on a first
come-first served basis.
you have any questions about this class or about the lottery, contact
Southern Flames Treasurer Martha Fuest.
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