Come celebrate your child’s next birthday at Bullseye Glass Company in Mamaroneck. Known as a manufacturer of colored glass for architecture and art with worldwide distribution and with a strong commitment to research, education and promoting glass art, your child and their party guests will explore their inner artist with one of these fun, hands on party packages:
Portraits In Glass Ages 6-11 (2 hours)
In this two hour class, students will explore the self-portrait. After looking at examples of fine art self-portraits and discussing proportion, physical characteristics and expressed emotion, they’ll draw a 4 by 6 portrait on paper. Next comes an introduction to various forms of glass and how they change through firing. Then, using their drawing as a guide, students will translate their self-portrait into glass using sheet glass, frit, stringer and confetti on a base of pre-fired sheet glass. Pieces will be fired after the workshop and available for pick-up at a later date. The finished piece will have an embedded wire loop at the top for hanging.
The Necklace Project Ages 10-18 (2 hours)
This fun, project-based workshop starts with a brief introduction to the fundamental concepts of fused glass and a quick tutorial on glass cutting. Then, working with a wide palette of sheet glass colors and pre-designed part sheets, you’ll plan, cut and assemble one or two kilnformed glass pendants. Your work will be fired and finished after class and you can pick up your pendants–as well as a sterling silver chain at a later date. (Number of pendants and chains is determined by which birthday package you choose)
*The last 30 minutes of the birthday celebration is designated for food and drinks. This will be set up on the table in the studio.