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Fused glass workshops in April

Fused glass classes at Twisted Fish Gallery

Fused glass by Debra Coburn

Debra Coburn will be teaching two classes on fused glass in April. Students will make two small dishes and two coasters during the classes, which will meet on Thursdays evenings, April 14 and 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cottage Gallery at Twisted Fish.

Coburn is an experienced teacher (Traverse City Area Public Schools) who learned how to fuse glass while in Portland, Ore. She continued to learn during trips to North Carolina, New York and Florida until she was able to fuse (sorry) her newfound love with her long-term career. She now teaches glass fusion workshops while still creating her own works.

Coburn graduated with Presidential Honors from the Kendall School of Art & Design and went on to open her own graphic design company. During the 10 years she owned the company, she received awards from the Traverse City Ad Club as well as groups in Chicago and Colorado.

During the Thursday evening classes, students will design and make their own fused-glass artwork — two small pieces and two coasters, perfect for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gifts or just to keep for yourself. It’s a fun new art form that a lot of people aren’t familiar with, so you can impress your family and friends with your new talent. You aren’t limited to any particular colors or styles, so let your creativity flow.

Cost for both classes is $110 and includes all materials and firing your treasures. You need to be at both sessions in order to complete your projects. Call 264-0123 today to register.

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