Advanced Glass Cutting Workshop with Chicago Mosaic School
Instructor: Casey Van Loon
Date & Time: Wednesday, September 6, 1-5 PM
If you are a previous mosaic student looking to take your glass cutting skills to the next level this 4-hour workshop is for you! Students will focus on advanced cutting approaches such as curves, pattern, and gauge cutting through demonstration and practice. The workshop will also include an overview of different styles of glass and the different tools used for cutting.
This workshop will not result in a finished piece, rather an understanding of the different techniques to achieve different shapes and sizes in glass cutting. A possible sample board of different cuts can be created, gluing the cut glass onto a board with weld bond.
All materials included.
Casey Van Loon is a mosaic and glass artist who creates works of various sizes, from large windows or wall hangings to intricate mosaic jewelry. As an instructor at The Chicago Mosaic School since 2012, Casey teaches a range of courses for all levels, including the After School Matters Program. Previously working as a stained glass artist for over 20 years her work includes numerous historical and original projects including the restoration of the Tiffany Dome at the Chicago Cultural Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral [New York], and the world’s largest exterior glass mosaic at Tousaint Village [San Diego]. Van Loon’s original work has been featured in numerous galleries nationwide, most recently and the Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics in Chicago and the Museum of Biblical Arts [Dallas].