We’re getting ready for advanced weeks at the Folk School. In particular, we are offering an amazing class taught by Scott Cole and Sheryl Koch called Sculptural Kaleidoscopes.

In Sculptural Kaleidoscopes, students will create truly innovative kaleidoscopes – both inside and out. Imagine mirror systems that make abstract 3-D world images! The sculptural exterior can be designed with stained glass or other materials, and the piece can be viewed from a distance for tabletop or wall display. Push your creative boundaries and explore the possibilities! Both kaleidoscope and stained glass experience are strongly recommended for this advanced class.

The class runs January 20-27, 2013 and is sure to be a fun, challenging and informative class.

Sheryl Koch has been working in stained glass since 1973, has been a full-time glass and kaleidoscope artist since 1980, and is now Studio Assistant for the Folk School’s glass program. Her work is featured nationally and internationally in galleries, museums, and kaleidoscope books. Sheryl is well known for her brass turning-wheel kaleidoscopes. She also does commissioned stained glass for individuals, as well as church windows. Born and raised in the Southwest, she moved to Brasstown in 2004, where she continues her work of many colors, which has expanded into enameling. She loves the many facets that enameling offers.

Stained glass by Sheryl Koch

Stained glass by Sheryl Koch

 

Scott has been designing innovative kaleidoscopes for over 25 years. He has shown his work in galleries and museums throughout the world and has been featured on television, as well as in numerous books and articles. Scott has taught at the Folk School for over two decades, and also at Penland, in numerous states throughout the country, and even in Thailand.

The work of Scott Cole

The work of Scott Cole

For more information, check out our website  or call the office at 828.837.2775