Craft Guild of Dallas January 2022 news

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Happy New Year!!! It’s 2022!
As 2021 comes to a close we want to take a moment and give thanks to our instructors, staff, supporters and members for making 2021 a fantastic year. We were able to be together again; learning, shopping and celebrating! Many new classes and workshops were added! Our membership has grown and it is such a joy to see all the new faces. We look forward to 2022 and all it has in store. Wishing you and yours a prosperous and creative New Year,The Craft Guild 2022 Board of Directors
Winter Session Starts January 2, 2022
Try your hand at something new in 2022 and sign up before January 2nd and receive a $10.00 Early Bird discount! Winter session will run from January 2 – February 26, 2022.
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Upcoming Workshops
Basic Enameling Skills
Sunday, January 23, 202212:00 PM – 3:00 PM
This is a basic course about enameling. There will be a short lecture on enamels, temperatures, leaded vs. unleaded enamels, and different techniques. You will learn how to prepare enamels for firing. You will learn to torch fire enamels and kiln fire enamels using opaque enamels.Sign up now!
Fused Glass Celtic Dish
Sunday, January 30, 20221:00 PM 4:00 PM
Students will learn the unusual technique of Kiln Carving in this fused glass class. Using a special “paper” student will create their own detailed Celtic designs which will “carve” deep shapes into the glass.Sign up now!
Valentine’s Day Sandblasting
Saturday, February 5, 202210:00 AM 1:00 PM
Valentine’s Day means wine and roses! In this workshop you will learn to personalize glass dinnerware and wine glasses using resists to create designs of your choice.Sign up now!
Fused Glass Watercolor Vase
Saturday, February 12, 202210:00 AM 1:00 PM
Do you love the washy colors of watercolor and want to learn how to create it in glass? Then this is the class for you. Using special techniques can create multiple tones of color which are key to making this glass vase.Sign up now!
Live Model Sessions are Back
Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb. 2510:00AM – 1:00PM
There is no better way to improve your drawing and painting skills than to work from a live nude model. Bring your preferred drawing supplies- drawing paper, newsprint, charcoal etc. We provide the easels and the model. There will be a monitor to pose and light the model but no instructor. Start with short warmup poses and progress to longer 20-30 minute poses. Please sign up in advance to give us adequate time to hire a model. Click here for more information.
“Evening in the Studio” Workshops!
Build your own pottery treasure in the Clay Studio on the 7th or 21st, bind our own journal on the 21st in the Bookbinding Studio, create a beautiful glass art piece in the Glass Studio on the 28th or paint your own Valentine’s Day card in the Painting Studio on the 28th.An Evening in the Studio Information
Upcoming Masterclasses
Russian Filigree with Victoria LansfordJan. 20, 22, 27 & 29, 20221:00PM – 4:00PM
Go from the basics of traditional Russian filigree (filigrana) to advanced, contemporary, and sculptural filigree fabrication, while making several pieces of jewelry, including two pendants and a ring. Learn expert techniques for successfully fabricating filigree.
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Drawing on Metal with Deb Karah Zoom Workshop
March 5th, 6th,12th and 13th10:00AM – 12:00PM and 3:00PM – 5:00PM each day
This class focuses on the basics of Deb’s technique for drawing on metal with colored pencils. Learn to add color and excitement to your work with my special technique. In this online class you should finish at least one pendant of your own design and several sample pieces. You will have the opportunity to show your work and problem solve together.
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Upcoming Events

Out with the Old, In with the New
Sunday, January 16, from 2:00 – 4:00pm 
The Clay Studio is hosting a fundraising event! In the spirit of renewal and hoping for luck in the year ahead, Guild members and their guests will have the opportunity to make a wish, a New Year’s resolution, or scare off bad mojo for the coming year by joining in some pottery smashing fun in exchange for a small donation. 
At a Greek wedding, the couple throws away their old single life and welcomes their new married life by smashing plates. Germans enjoy joyful pottery smashing at Polterabend festivities – they have a saying: “scherben bringen glück” (shards bring luck). In the Clay Dept, we just want to have fun (and bring a little good luck in 2022). For more information email claystudio@craftguildofdallas.org.
Guild Online Gallery is Always Open
Are you looking for a special gift? Open Saturdays from 10 am – 4 pm for all of your shopping needs or schedule a time that works best for you or even shop online. To make your appointment please email us at communications@craftguildofdallas.org or call 972-490-0303. You will find exceptional artworks from each of the disciplines taught at the Craft Guild for purchase.
If you are a current member of the Craft Guild and wish to have some of your artwork displayed in the Gallery, you will find Artist Agreement Application online.
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