I’ll be offering an online sandcarving class soon on my membership site, but you might find my response to a subscriber’s question about finding a workshop below.
Good morning, Eric.
And thank you for the free designs. My question is, do you know of a “hands on” workshops in the midwest area? I’m from southwest Missouri and can’t really afford the expense of traveling to Ca, Canada, or the northeast for classes, but before I spend money on equipment I want that hands on experience to see if I even want to do this.
Actually, being from the Ozarks area I’m more interested in sandcarving into stone. This part of the country seems to appreciate the rustic appeal of stone, and we have plenty of it. I like the glass, but it seems to appeal more to a more metropolitan area. Since I’m hoping to make money at this and have fun, I need to appeal to the taste of my future customers. Most classes that I do find are far away and are only geared toward glass, not stone. I understand the same method will work on stone, so I’m willing to take a class on glass sandcarving/etching. I just need to find one nearby my home.
Thanks for any info you can provide.
My response and answer:
You are right; the methods are basically the same. There really isn’t that much of a difference, and there isn’t much too it. The stencil process is the main thing that takes some time to learn (with software, vector graphics, etc.).
I am not sure about your area though but check out a local university if they have a glass art program. Also ask around at stained glass shops- most stained glass artists are familiar with it and could direct you.
I now offer an online course for members here.
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