Southern Flames is
sponsoring 2 classes with Kristen Frantzen Orr. There will be
two 2-day sessions offered: November 10 & 11 (Thursday / Friday) and
November 12 & 13 (Saturday / Sunday), 2005. Both class sessions
will cover the same material.
Kristen will be
teaching: A Painterly Approach to Beadmaking.
Students will explore a variety of techniques for embellishing the
surface of their lampworked glass beads. These will include
overwraps; dots, stripes and trails; striped and cased stringers;
Frits and foils, and encasements. These techniques form the
vocabulary that Kristen uses to create the floral beads for which
she is best known. She encourages her students to take off in new
directions by combining and expanding upon these basic techniques to
develop a personal style. This is an intermediate class. Previous
experience with "soft" glass and simple beadmaking is recommended.
handmade glass beads blend her love of nature with her background as
a watercolor artist. Kristen's work is in collections throughout the
U.S., and in England, Japan, South Africa and Australia. Her work
has been published in the books Making Glass Beads, by Cindy
Jenkins; Bead Art, by Alice Korach; and The Society of Glass
Beadmakers Exhibition Catalog from the Contemporary Glass Bead and
Jewelry Show at the Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY; and in the
magazines Lapidary Journal, Ornament, Beadwork and GLASS.
Kristen says, "I
think that with glass, I have finally found the perfect medium! I
had a feeling of 'coming home' when I discovered I could use
watercolor techniques of layering transparent colors to create depth
and draw the viewer into my pieces. Making beads from molten glass
gives me an opportunity to capture light and reflect it. When I am
working at the torch, I become centered and my mind switches over to
a quiet place where I can express feelings that are too deep for
words. Beads are personal and intimate, both for me as an artist,
and for the person who wears them."
will cost $280 for Southern Flames members in good standing ($305
for non-members if the class is not filled by members). Class
placement will be determined via lottery at the September
21 Southern Flames meeting (see below for details). In order to be
in good standing a member must be current on dues and fees.
Students will provid their own tools and soft glass to be used in
class (materials list to be provided prior to class). Southern
Flames will provide some additional materials that are included in
the class fee.
registration begins with this email announcement for students to
send in their application and check (application form is attached).
interested member must complete a Kristen Frantzen Orr Lottery Form
and provide a check for $280 made out to Southern Flames. You may
complete the attached form and bring it with your check to the
September 21 meeting (additional forms will be available at the
- If you would
like to be included in the lottery, but will not be able to attend
the September 21 meeting, you may mail a check payable to Southern
Flames in the amount of $280 along with a completed copy of the
attached Kristen Frantzen Orr Lottery Form to Southern Flames, 311 Peachtree Hills Avenue,
Box 11A, Atlanta, GA 30305.
Your check must be received by Monday, September 19, 2005.
You will get a confirmation that your check and form
has been received and you will be put into the lottery
drawing. If you do not
receive a confirmation, we did not receive your check and
form and you will not be in the lottery.
- There will
be eight spots available in each class session. Once all sixteen
spots are filled, names will continue to be drawn for waiting list
positions. Please not on the form if you want to be places on wait
list status. Checks for wait list participants will not be
deposited unless a class position opens for that person. In the
past, we have had students withdraw due to various emergencies and
have actually placed the last person on the waiting list in the
Checks from lottery participants will be returned if the member is
not selected in the lottery, unless the member indicates he or she
would like to be on the waiting list. In that event, checks will
be held but not deposited unless a class position becomes available.
If at any time a wait list participant would like to be removed from
the waiting list, he or she may notify Kim Runge, and she will
return that person's check and remove them from the waiting list.
The check for the class is non-refundable. If your name is drawn
and you cannot attend the class, your spot will be offered to the
next person on the waiting list. You will be refunded your money
if someone can take your spot. This must go through the Treasurer
and the waiting list. You may not directly sell or give your spot to
another individual unless all wait-listed persons have declined to
fill the spot.
The Kristen Frantzen Orr Form includes your name, address, phone
number, email address, preference of class session, and whether you
wish to be placed on the waiting list if your name is not initially
drawn for a spot in the class.
If you can attend either class, you may indicate a preference, but
could be put in your second choice class to allow Southern Flames
members with less flexible schedules to still attend a class. As an
example: I say I can attend either session but prefer Sat/Sun. I'm
selected and there is space in Sat/Sun, so I'm put in Sat/Sun.
Later, in the lottery when spaces are only left in Thur/Fri, someone
is selected that can only come Sat/Sun, so I would be moved to Thur/Fri
so that person could attend, too.
the class is not full after the lottery…
Once the lottery is complete, if the classes are not full, an email will
be sent to Southern Flames members giving them one additional week to
register for the open spots on a first come, first placed basis via
checks to Kim Runge either in person or at the address above.
If the classes are not full after the additional week of open
registration for members, registration will be opened to the general
glass community via web forums, emails, etc.
If you have any questions about Kristen's class or about the
lottery, contact Southern Flames Event Coordinator , Robert Simmons,
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