Sometimes referred to as “Sacred Hoops,” dreamcatchers were traditionally used as talismans to protect sleeping people from bad dreams and nightmares, believing the night air is filled with dreams, both good and bad. When hung above the bed in a place where the morning sunlight can hit it, the dream catcher attracts and catches all sorts of dreams and thoughts into its webs. Good dreams pass through and gently slide down the feathers to comfort the sleeper below. Bad dreams, however, are caught up in its protective net and destroyed, burned up in the light of day.
In this 3.5-day workshop, join Warren Norgaard as he takes you step-by-step through the process of creating your own personalized dreamcatcher … made of glass! Learn the tricks to cutting rings of glass, custom cutting shapes, successfully drilling glass, putting images onto enameled metal, and successfully get full texture on both sides of our projects with Warren’s mandala technique! Then, we will weave a web in the glass, and create a finished, hanging, DOUBLE-SIDED dreamcatcher, complete with non-glass inclusions!
You’ll sleep much better with this mixed-media dreamcatcher hanging over your bed, protecting you throughout the night.
All materials included
Breakfast snacks and Catered Lunch
I look forward to meeting new students, connecting with @Fused Glass Fanatics members in Canada, and showing how you can create Mandalas with ease, and how you can go beyond to create imagery of your own intention!
I can't wait to experience all that the area has to offer!
Warren Norgaard is a multi-discipline artist whose focus is in fused and cast glass. Working in the glass mediums since 1990, his work has been shown and collected internationally. His passion for glass has led him to focus his own work around the mandala, and the traditional way they have been created for centuries, developing a method for creating these intricate designs in glass. In 2015, Warren opened Milkweed Arts, a multi-disciplinary facility offering classes in stained glass, fused glass, silk-dyeing, wood turning, and metals, focusing on adult education. He also travels the country teaching his trademark "Mandala technique" at host studios around the US and Canada. Warren resides with his dogs -- Rex, Laverne, and Shirley – in Phoenix, Arizona, and his favorite film is The Princess Bride. As you wish!