Amy Lemaire

Instructor

Amy Lemaire is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, where she studied painting and contemporary art. She has taught at Salem Community College in New Jersey, and Penland School of Crafts in NC. Her work is exhibited nationally, and included in many public and private collections internationally. Lemaire has shown at SOFA New York, SOFA Chicago, Bijoux at the Norton Museum (FL), Glass Weekend (NJ). Lemaire was a 2015 resident artist at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC as a part of the Artists’ Studios Program, and the recipient of a 2015 CGCA Flexible Fellowship at Wheaton Arts. Additional information can be found at www.amylemaire.com.

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Classes with Amy Lemaire

Through a field of 140 small sculptures installed on a round table, Lemaire considers the currency of history in the age of Twitter. Opening reception: June 7th from 6-8pm. 

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Weekly Class

How can wearable sculpture respond to the body or the environment? During this course, we will explore the possibilities of combining flameworked glass with neon, plasma, and LED’s.

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Glass lenses and windows comprise the crucial parts microscopes, telescopes, cameras and screens that extend our ability to perceive. Starting with a brief lecture exploring the origins and development of lens technology, we will then move into the studio for an interactive flameworking demonstration. 

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Weekly Class

During this six week class students will be introduced to a wide range of solid and hollow fabrication techniques together with a variety of decorative techniques, including basic murrini cane fabrication.

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Weekly Class

Learn flameworking techniques to create text and image-based murrini pattern slices that you can incorporate into your glass pieces. 

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Weekend

In this intensive, information filled weekend workshop students will learn the basics of flameworking by learning to fabricate glass beads. Seasoned students will have the opportunity to hone their skills and expand their skill set. A variety of shaping and surface embellishments will be covered, including dots, lines, encasing with clear, drawing on the surface of the glass. Hollow bead forms and sculptural beads, will also be explored and cold working techniques to bring the beads to a clean finish will be demonstrated.

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Two Week Intensive

Blending traditional and unconventional flameworking techniques, the coursework will include a combination of prompted exercises designed to improve hand skills and generate new forms.

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Intensive

In this one day workshop, students will learn the basics of flameworking by learning to fabricate glass beads.

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Two Week Intensive

Have an idea you’d like to develop in the flameworking studio? Focused on contextualizing flameworking within contemporary sculpture, this workshop is geared towards artist’s crossing over from other disciplines that would like to translate their ideas into glass. 

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The Latest Findings is on view in the Agnes Varis Art Center through September 6, this body this body of work presents artifacts found by the investigative team around the world.

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