Classes

Thursday June 6th


Scott Cole “Southwest Magic” (Make your own kaleidoscope class)
Thursday PM June 6 12:00—4:00 Senora D-2 Cost: $220 Class Limit: 12
This fun and exciting workshop features the following: Interchangeable oil and dry cells, Brushed aluminum body, Isosceles mirror configuration. Magic includes: saguaro cacti, lamp-worked dichroic and other assorted goodies.


Kathleen Hunt “Shooting Star” (Make your own kaleidoscope class)
Thursday PM June 6 12:00—4:00 Senora D-1 Cost: $205 Class Limit: 15
Attendees will create an extremely large 36 point mandala. Your choice of oil or dry cell, or both using a split cell. A glass rod at the center of the mandala can be any color and creates a 3-D quality in the image. This scope will be tailored to your own color preferences. Several exterior colors will be offered.


Marc Tickle “Disco Dandelion” (Make your own kaleidoscope class)
Thursday PM June 6 12:00—4:00 Senora D-3 Cost: $250 Class Limit: 15
The Disco Dandelion is exclusively designed for the 2019 Kaleidoscope Expo. The image in this teleidoscope is made from 4 tapered reflective surfaces including dichroic mirror. Think of a psychedelic dandelion, it looks like that! It is a dynamic image and will change dramatically as it enters differing light sources and intensities, as can be seen in the photos taken through the same scope. Students will complete their scope with personalized touches such as hand painted papers for the scope body, or chosen from a large selection of beautiful paper. Students will be guided through the assembly of precision, precut components. Students will have an opportunity to cut mirror themselves if they wish to have the experience.

Friday June 7th

Sue Rioux of Sue Rioux Designs “Double Lil P” (Make your own kaleidoscope class)
Friday PM June 7 1:00—4:30 Senora D-1 Cost: $315 Class Limit: 10
Students will love this little parlor scope ! The body is 6” long and is attached to a stand. You will be able to choose either a 2 or 3 mirror system and will learn how to put together both. The really fun part will be filling 2, 25 mm x 3” test tubes will all kinds of fun stuff and glycerine, you may also bring some of your own treasures to put inside!


David Kalish “Pinnacle” (Make your own kaleidoscope class)
Friday PM June 7 1:00—4:30 Senora D-2 Cost: $265 Class Limit: 15
I’ve been making a living at making kaleidoscopes for the past 35 years and I’ve learned a thing or two. In my class you will make the “Pinnacle” kaleidoscope, so named because optically, this is one of the best scopes I’ve produced, and in the process you’ll learn my technique for making a flawless two mirror assembly. You will also learn how to construct an acrylic liquid cell, using bits and pieces of your own choosing. The result will be one of the best two mirror, hand-held scopes you will ever look into. All parts supplied.

Steve & Peggy Kittelson
Steve Kittelson “Polarized Scope” (Make your own kaleidoscope class)
Friday PM June 7 1:00—4:30 Senora D-3 Cost: $205 Class Limit: 15
Participants will assemble a two mirror polarized kaleidoscope in a turned wooden barrel. You will also explore the basics of polarized light and how it effects the image in the kaleidoscope.

Saturday June 8th


Carolyn Bennett “Scope-ology 101 / Beginner Level Scopemaking” (Make your own kaleidoscope class)
Saturday AM June 8 9:00—11:30 Senora D-1 Cost: $100 Class Limit: 20
Unlock the mysteries of the kaleidoscope with artist and author Carolyn Bennett.
Make your own beautiful KEEPSAKE KALEIDOSCOPE, and experience the joy of scope making while you learn some of the nitty gritty about how they work, where they came from and where they are going. Includes Carolyn’s book, “Kaleidoscopia” and kit.


Leif Colson “Wooden 2 mirror Kaleidoscope” (Make your own kaleidoscope class)
Saturday AM June 8 9:00—noon Senora D-2 Cost: $130 Class Limit: 15
A class covering basic mirror cutting and assembly where each student will build their own 2 mirror kaleidoscope with wood body and their choice of lamp-worked glass.

Mary Aldrich Image
Mary Aldrich “Tapered Tumble Scope” (Make your own kaleidoscope class)
Saturday PM June 8 1:00—4:30 Senora D-1 Cost: $170 Class Limit: 15
The body glass will be Van Gogh glass. It will be 7″ in length including the object chamber. Partially assembled. Students will fill the chamber, decorate the body using an assortment of precast solder pieces and jewelry components, insert the mirrors and put the glass on the viewing end. The design of the scope will sit upright. The image will appear as a sphere. By having the decorative solder pieces precast the scope can easily be assembled.


Marc Tickle “Disco Dandelion” (Make your own kaleidoscope class)
Saturday PM June 8 12:00—4:00 Senora D-3 Cost: $250 Class Limit: 15
The Disco Dandelion is exclusively designed for the 2019 Kaleidoscope Expo. The image in this teleidoscope is made from 4 tapered reflective surfaces including dichroic mirror. Think of a psychedelic dandelion, it looks like that! It is a dynamic image and will change dramatically as it enters differing light sources and intensities, as can be seen in the photos taken through the same scope. Students will complete their scope with personalized touches such as hand painted papers for the scope body, or chosen from a large selection of beautiful paper. Students will be guided through the assembly of precision, precut components. Students will have an opportunity to cut mirror themselves if they wish to have the experience.


Koji Yamami “Space Teleidoscope” (Make your own kaleidoscope class)
Saturday PM June 8 : 1:00—2:30 & 3:00—4:30 Senora D-2 Cost: $110 Class Limit: 15
Participants will build a beautiful teleidoscope that allows you to see your world in a very different way. The images will amaze you when viewed through this scope.


Sunday June 9th

Laura Wilde “Hokey-Dokey” (Make your own kaleidoscope class)
Sunday PM June 9 12 noon—3:30 Senora D-3 Cost: $110 Class Limit: 15
Laura Wilde’s class produces a 7 3/4″ tall x 3″ wide x 2″ deep wooden scope with a 2-mirror system and dry cell. You may cut your own mirror, or use those she supplies already cut. The bodies are stained in dark wood, light (pickled) wood, or green, and a number of exterior adornments are provided, as is a wide variety of objects to fill the chamber. Cost is $100; add’l cells are $10 each as the bottom is magnetized and can be removed to change cells.

Steve & Peggy Kittelson
Steve Kittelson “Polarized Scope” (Make your own kaleidoscope class)
Sunday PM June 9 Noon—4:00 Senora D-3 Cost: $205 Class Limit: 15
Participants will assemble a two mirror polarized kaleidoscope in a turned wooden barrel. You will also explore the basics of polarized light and how it effects the image in the kaleidoscope.

Talks/Demonstrations

We have 2 artists who have agreed to present talks that will provide insights into specific techniques they apply to their work.


Randy Knapp “Fluid Filled Object Cells” (Demonstration)
Thursday AM June 6 9:00—noon Senora B-C Cost: $35
Randy Knapp will demonstrate the ins and outs of how to build your own fluid filled object cell. Drawing from his 30 years of experience as a kaleidoscope artist, Randy will demonstrate through video and live talk will show the steps of how he makes a basic object cell made from a piece of acrylic tubing. For all you “hard core” junkies Randy will share the secrets of building an object cell from an acrylic sheet. This demo includes how to glue up an object cell, how to fill it, how to seal it, how to trim off the excess, and how to polish the exterior. A detailed handout with all the basic information will be included.
Randy Knapp “Kaleidoscope Mirrors 101” (Demonstration)
Friday PM June 7 1:00—4:00 Senora B-C Cost: $35
Randy Knapp will take you through the magic of Kaleidoscope optics. He will cover the basic 2 and 3 mirror systems used in most modern kaleidoscopes. Learn how to cut mirrors, the jigs he uses to put them together, some of the consideration that come into play, and how to install them into the kaleidoscope body. The basic understanding of how a magnification lens works will also be addressed. The demo will end with an open discussion on kaleidoscope designs.


Steven Gray “Utilizing Negative Space” “Ma” (Demonstration)
Saturday PM June 8 1:00—4:30 Senora B-C Cost: $250

Sunday PM June 8 Noon—4:00 Senora D-1 Cost: $250
A talk and demonstration about the design process that created the Parasol Kaleidoscope series. An explanation on how to use negative space to make images dramatically stand out. To illustrate this concept Steven will demonstrate and assemble a Parasol Kaleidoscope mirror system.


Stay tuned for more info and details to come… last update 2019-02-04

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