STARworks Glass Offers Glass Fusing Camp
Youth ages 10 to 14 will have the opportunity to enroll in Glass Art Fusing Camp at STARworks Glass this summer. The camp is offered July 23 to 27, from 10 a.m. to noon each day.
The weeklong camp, taught by David Wilkie, will cover everything from the very basics to projects that stretch the imagination.
Students will learn how to create fused objects, including glass tiles, dishes and other fun items, using pieces of cut colored glass. Once students finish laying out their designs, the glass will be heated in a kiln, fusing the different colored pieces together.
Wilkie, a retired Montgomery County principal, is a regular volunteer at STARworks Glass. He specializes in work that incorporates both fusing and glassblowing.
"Fusing is a fun and safe way to learn about what is actually happening to the glass when it is heating up and why it takes so long to cool down," said STARworks Glass coordinator Nick Fruin.
The camp will cost $85, which includes instruction and materials. Payment is due at the time of registration. The deadline to register is July 6. The camp is limited to only eight students, and early registration is encouraged.
Visit www. starworksnc.org to download the registration form. The form can also be picked up at STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise, located at 100 Russell Drive in Star.
For more information, call (910) 428-9001.
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