Merriment on Magazine
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Merriment on Magazine

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“Don’t Get Malled – Shop Magazine Street this Holiday Season! The holiday season has arrived and Magazine Street has all that you need for decorating, shopping, pampering and entertaining. From the CBD to Audubon Park, New Orleans’ historic Magazine Street offers six miles of shopping, dining, art, activities and entertainment for all ages. Magazine Street businesses will offer special sales, events, and extended hours for all your holiday needs. Check this page often for all the special events happening on the street during the holiday season.”

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Holiday Ornament Workshops
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Ornament Workshops

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Let’s get creative, y’all!

Our holiday ornament workshop is here!

Three time slots to choose from!

A great little class to learn how to create hollow glass ornaments over a table torch! We will play around with shapes and colors with enough time to make a small number of ornaments to share and enjoy! Challenge yourself!

There are FIVE spots in each date/time slot so hurry and get your seat(s) now!

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Holiday Ornament Workshops
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Ornament Workshops

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Let’s get creative, y’all!

Our holiday ornament workshop is here!

A great little class to learn how to create hollow glass ornaments over a table torch! We will play around with shapes and colors with enough time to make a small number of ornaments to share and enjoy! Challenge yourself!

There are FIVE spots in each date/time slot so hurry and get your seat(s) now! If you miss out on December 8th spots, CLICK HERE for our December 2nd options.

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Spun for Spin Tops
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Spun for Spin Tops

Instructor: Justin Barrows

Level: All Levels

December 9th, 2018

10am - 5pm

Found in cultures across the world, the spinning top has a seasoned history. Usually made of wood, metal, ceramic, and plastics (in some indigenous cultures, even fruit and seeds), these little toys are fascinating lessons in physics and a challenge to create. We are challenging YOU to make some of your own...in glass. Justin will walk everyone through the concept of spinning tops and their basic building blocks through narrated demonstrations. Then it's your turn! It is sure to be a fun day of learning and playing (with glass and with spin tops!). $175 per person (includes lunch)

To get your seat in class, CLICK HERE!



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Workshops with JeriLyn Alderman
Jan
10
to Jan 13

Workshops with JeriLyn Alderman

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Our first visiting artist for January 2019 is JeriLyn Alderman! She has been an active lampworker for about 15 years, calling the Mesa Arts Center, in Arizona, her home base as artist in residence and teacher. We have a couple of opportunities to learn from her and we cannot wait to participate! Her husband will also be here and we’ve set up a workshop with him as well! More info below.

SPACE IS THE PLACE: FUMING AND GALAXY NEBULAS (TWO DAY WORKSHOP)

When: Saturday, January 12th & Sunday, January 13th, 2019

Time: 10am - 5pm both days (one hour for lunch)

Workshop Fee: $210.00

In this 2 day workshop, JeriLyn shows us the essentials of glass fuming. We will use gold, silver, and copper wires to create beautiful effects on glass. In addition to fuming, we’ll learn all about galaxy nebula marbles and what goes into creating one of these gorgeous pieces with discussions about dichroic glass, opals, murrine, patterns, and textures.

Lunch will be provided.

Get your seat now: REGISTER HERE!


GLASS EYEBALLS WITH RANDY

When: Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Time: 6pm - 9pm

Workshop Fee: $95.00

Randy will teach us everything we need to know about designing and executing glass eyes. Attention to detail and how to incorporate them into other glass forms will be discussed.

Grab your spot HERE!


THE BOTTLE STOPPER AND WINE PARTY

When: Friday, January 11th, 2019

Time: 6pm - 9pm

Workshop Fee: $85.00

Join JeriLyn as she covers how to make your own glass bottle stoppers. Basic marble-making techniques will be combined with the form and function of the stoppers. Did we mention this is also a wine party? Seems appropriate to do so!

Want to join us? Click HERE TO SIGN UP!







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Micro-Bots: Introduction to Millefiori and Murrine with Nathan Middleton
May
17
to May 19

Micro-Bots: Introduction to Millefiori and Murrine with Nathan Middleton

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Ever wonder how Nathan Middleton does what he does??!

Nathan’s first ever formal class! Let’s give him a warm welcome in the Big Easy. In this 3-day class we will learn the secrets behind Nathan’s amazing compositions made from glass. He wants to make a robot murrine, so we shall make robots! It will be comprised of components made by the entire class. He will cover making components and pulling them down. Then assembling smaller components into a larger murrine that can be sliced into coins “like a loaf of bread”. This class is appropriate for someone with intermediate-level glass experience and who wants an introduction to the process of making their own murrine.

Class is from 10am - 5pm each day. Lunch will be provided.

Total cost of the workshop is $600.00 per person. A $250.00 deposit is required to secure your spot. Please note that $175.00 of the tuition is non-refundable.

To get your seat in this amazing class, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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Workshop #1: Bracelet Making with Kevin O' Grady (SOLD OUT)
May
24
to May 27

Workshop #1: Bracelet Making with Kevin O' Grady (SOLD OUT)

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This class is not-to-be missed. Kevin is one of the real masters in the industry - he developed the “vortex” glass technique and was one of the first to use dichroic glass and pushed the limits of fuming with precious metals. In this 4-day class, Kevin will show us how he creates a variety of his one-of-a-kind bracelets. We will learn about fuming with silver and gold, blending & layering color, and how to strike color in a kiln. Kevin will also touch on how to properly use a bracelet mandrel, which is one of the most incorrectly used tools!). Some experience is required to get the most from this class (intermediate to advanced level). Students must bring proper eyewear and any tools they like to use. If you prefer to use your own torch, a medium-sized torch will work fine.

Lunch will be provided each day of the workshop. Artist reception is evening of Thursday, May 23rd (tentative reception date). Workshop #1 is 4-days, May 24-27 (SOLD OUT).

Total cost of the workshop is $1,100.00 per person. A $500.00 deposit is required to secure your spot. Please note that $250.00 of the tuition is non-refundable.

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Workshop #2: Bracelet Making with Kevin O'Grady
May
31
to Jun 3

Workshop #2: Bracelet Making with Kevin O'Grady

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This class is not-to-be missed…clearly because the first workshop sold out in 35 minutes! Kevin is one of the real masters in the industry - he developed the “vortex” glass technique and was one of the first to use dichroic glass and pushed the limits of fuming with precious metals. In this 4-day class, Kevin will show us how he creates a variety of his one-of-a-kind bracelets. We will learn about fuming with silver and gold, blending & layering color, and how to strike color in a kiln. Kevin will also touch on how to properly use a bracelet mandrel, which is one of the most incorrectly used tools!). Some experience is required to get the most from this class (intermediate to advanced level). Students must bring proper eyewear and any tools they like to use. If you prefer to use your own torch, a medium-sized torch will work fine.

Lunch will be provided each day of the workshop.

Workshop #2 is 4 days, May 31 - June 3 (REGISTER HERE).

Total cost of the workshop is $1,100.00 per person. A $500.00 deposit is required to secure your spot. Please note that $250.00 of the tuition is non-refundable.

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Holiday Ornament Release Party
Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

Holiday Ornament Release Party

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Pollack Glass will launch this season's hand-blown glass ornament line this week and you are invited to be some of the first to lay eyes on them! We will be joined by Dirty South Art Glass' own, Leslie Ann Hollingsworth, so come join us for some wine and glass demonstrations this Friday night, November 16th, from 5pm - 8pm. Preview party begins at 5:00pm and we will launch a few things online for those who cannot attend. Hope to see you all there!



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Artist Reception and Workshop with Eric Mort
Nov
6
to Nov 8

Artist Reception and Workshop with Eric Mort

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VISITING ARTIST RECEPTION & DEMO

Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Eric Mort has a few tricks up his sleeve and he wants to share them with you! Eric is a talented and hard-working glass artist, with a witty sense of humor to match. He is visiting our studio November 6th - 8th to hang out in between his art festivals in Pensacola, FL and Covington, LA. We decided it was a great time to have him visit and teach us some things! We will have a Meet the Artist reception on Tuesday, November 6th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Light snacks will be served. Eric will also take some time and do a demonstration for us in the studio!

Free and open to the public!

WORKSHOP INFO

Dates: November 7th and 8th, 2018

Times: 6:00pm - 9:00pm each evening

Cost: $195.00

In this two day, evening workshop, Eric will be teaching us all about glass geodes, heart pendants, and how to make glass eyes! Day one includes creating geodes and heart pendants. He will cover glass eyes and cutting the geodes in day two. This is a great experience for students still in the beginning phases of their practice, as well as those looking to evolve their work.

To sign up for this workshop, please REGISTER HERE.

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Oct
6
5:00 PM17:00

Art for Art's Sake

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At Pollack Glass Studio + Gallery, Jerilyn Alderman will be the featured visiting glass artist. We will host a meet n greet and she will demonstrate her craft as well as participate in our marble pop up in the gallery. Additionally, we will host a marble hunt around the property so tune up your hunting skills and come play with us!

The party gets started around 5:00pm and ends at 9:00pm on Saturday, October 6th!

About Art for Art’s Sake:

Presented by the Magazine Street Merchants Association, Art for Art's Sake is back for their annual showcase of art, food, music and fun on Magazine Street. With over 100 shops, stores, restaurants and galleries participating along the six-mile stretch, Art for Art’s Sake is expected to bring out hundreds of shoppers on Saturday, Oct. 6.

From 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. enjoy complimentary wine samples provided by Breaux Mart, special deals and extended hours at a variety of participating Magazine Street businesses and live music throughout the day.

For a full list of participating businesses or more information on Art for Art’s Sake, visit here.

Art for Art's Sake is free and open to the public. Grab a group of friends and explore New Orleans’ fastest growing shopping and entertainment district - Magazine Street.

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Oct
5
to Oct 6

Marble Pop-Up with Jerilyn Alderman and Friends

Glass artist, Jerilyn Aldermann, will be visiting us for Art for Art’s Sake this year. Jerilyn is a master of marbles! We’ve invited her to take over the studio with demonstrations and other shenanigans.

The gallery will host a Marble Mania Pop-Up on October 5th and 6th, with a collection of her glass pieces, as well as other glass artists such as Justin Barrows, Brad Quintana, Andy Pollack, and Greg Chase & Jason Lee.

All are invited so grab a friend or two and stop by!

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GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
Sep
22
to Sep 25

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

For 4 days, we will roll out a series of special events to celebrate our Grand Opening, scheduled for September 22, 2018. 

3-DAY BEGINNER'S INTENSIVE: Submerge yourself in glass arts this weekend! This is a package deal for our Torchworking 101, 102, & 103 course. Perfect for someone who wants to get in on a crash course situation and start moving up on the torchworking ladder. Classes will be on the following dates/times:

  • Friday, September 21st - 10am - 1pm: Torchworking 101

  • Saturday, September 22nd - 10am - 1pm: Torchworking 102

  • Sunday, September 23rd - 10am - 1pm: Torchworking 103

In addition to a special grand opening intensive workshop, we will host an evening soiree from 5pm - 9pm, complete with food, drinks, live music, and live glass demonstrations! 

You are invited! Grab a couple of friends and come celebrate with us!

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Make and Donate: A Gathering for Beads of Courage
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Make and Donate: A Gathering for Beads of Courage

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This month we are teaming up with our friends at Beads of Courage.  We are super excited to be a participating studio in this year's Beads of Courage bead drive!  

Starting at 10am and going until 8pm.

Beads of Courage is a great organization! The Program is a "resilience-based intervention designed to support and strengthen children and families coping with serious illness. Through the program children tell their story using colorful beads as meaningful symbols of courage that commemorate milestones they have achieved along their unique treatment path."

There will be food, drinks, live lamp working demonstrations, a table available for more information on the program, a cash donation jar (we have a $1,000 cash donation goal!), and plenty of artists to chat with, all while giving back to a great cause. Come by and say hello any time between 10am and 8pm! Visit our Facebook page for more information. 

If you are a flame worker, you may come and create glass beads to donate and we will send them to Beads of Courage. If you are interested in being an artist-participant, please contact us and we will send you the logistics.  

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Jul
21
5:00 PM17:00

COMMUNITY NIGHT!

Curious about lampworking? Want to take a class, but not sure if you're ready to commit yet? Then Community Night is your chance to get all of your questions answered! The studio will be open to the public and interested individuals will get to speak with other glass artists, and familiarize themselves with our education programs.  

This month we have invited our local glass community to meet and enjoy each other's company and share ideas for future events or even possible collaborations.  

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May
12
5:00 PM17:00

CHAMPAGNE STROLL: Open House

Many of the shops along Magazine Street will be open later than usual for this Saturday evening event! We will not officially be open yet, BUT we will have an open house, which consists of a retail pop up, demonstrations in our studio, and information on upcoming classes. There will also be light refreshments and snacks. Come by and say hello....and let us introduce you to your new hobby!

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