Our Grief and Glass workshop is a new three month series in February, March, April 2015.This workshop is for teens ages 13-18 who have had a death loss and want to remember their special person by creating some glass art. These workshops are in collaboration with C&H Glassworks & Ambrosia Glass.
Hot glassblowing requires communication, collaboration, working as a team and learning to trust yourself and others to maintain safety, creativity and being in the present moment. The medium of glass is similar to the grief journey with lots of changes, different reactions to situations and things take time to form, mold and transform from one form into the completed piece.
The group is a peer support group to talk about remembering your special person who has died, sharing photos and stories about that person as well as how things have changed, what has helped you with those changes and how everyone grieves differently.
The group will learn glass blowing safety skills, how to marver, blow, shape and manipulate the glass with some color application. They will learn how to make a bowl, an ornament and a paper weight.
The maximum number for this group is eight and there is a registration interview required with both teen and parent/guardian prior to acceptance.
For more information, call Michon Davies at 303-604-5330.
About the Instructors:
The workshop is facilitated by Laura McCracken & Michon Davies, MA. Laura is a glass artist and school art teacher of 20 years currently teaching in Lakewood. Michon has a background in counseling since 1993 and is an apprentice at C & H glassworks and Angelo Ambrosia glass. Both Michon and Laura have also had training at Pilchuk and Penland glass school.
Download the flyer here:
Teen Grief Glass Group 2015