Glass artist Bronwen Heilman wants you to know that she will soon be teaching online workshops. The Arizona artist, who travels all over the country to teach, is one of nearly 50 creative professionals signed up for Teaching Art Online, the only class that teaches artists how to create online classes.
recycled bicycle inner tube, flameworked bottle glass, sterling silver
Heilman, an award winning studio artist and flamework glass instructor, currently teaches a variety of workshops including glass beadmaking, glass casting, flameworking bottle glass and fusing window glass.
I first became aware of Bronwen’s work a few years ago when I saw a bead she painted using vitreous enamels. There was something so lovely about the expressive bead – the eyes kept me lingering on it, wondering about the story behind the face.
bicycle inner tube, flameworked bottle glass, spent 22 shells
Her current body of work has a strong focus on recycled glass. Heilman is passionate about this aspect of her art, explaining, “My thirst is to reuse unwanted and discarded items into something genuine and true to my being. I go out of my way to find the right materials before they end up in the landfill and repurpose them in order to create this body of work.”
flame worked bottle glass, bicycle inner tube, spent 22 shells, steel, sterling silver
Oh, how I wish I could show you her latest creations but she’s not quite ready to reveal them yet. Think bold statement. Think beautiful colors. Think flowers. Think glass and wire. They are quite different from what we’ve seen from her and really exciting!
Next Up For Bronwen Heilman & YOU!
When I wrote to Bronwen asking if I could let DAM readers know she was taking the class she immediately wrote back with this response:
“Yes! I want people to know that I will be teaching workshops via the Internet. And I figure, why reinvent the wheel,? You have done a ton of research and figured out what works best. That is your genius work. Mine is to make my work. And taking your TAO class will afford me to do this!”
The lineup of artists who have registered include textile, glass, polymer, precious metal clay, metal, jewelry and fine artists - I can’t wait to see the classes they offer after completing the course.
I look forward to helping Bronwen bring her classes to students around the world – and I want to help you too. Ready to learn how to bring your art class or workshop to large numbers of students? There are still a few seats left: Teaching Art Online
Class starts Monday, April 23, 2012. Students have unlimited, lifetime access to all course materials. See you in class!
P.S. Receive a $25 discount when you refer a friend and she/he signs up for the class!