A Red-Hot Afternoon at GAAH

At the invitation of Glass Arts Association of Hawai‘i (GAAH), Urban Sketchers O‘ahu attended the glass artists’ Saturday open house. In a welcoming setting with pupus and live music, sketchers captured live glass shaping and blowing while keeping a safe distance from the blazing furnaces and red-hot globs of glass. GAAH founder Ted Clark and fellow staff demonstrated the creation of friggers and helped visitors make their first pieces of glass art. Just like sketchers, glass artists have to work fast – not because their subjects move but because they solidify!

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It was a fascinating introduction to a 3D art form that many of us had not had first-hand experience with, and we certainly plan to be back.

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Soaked, Slapped, and Sanded

No, really, the weather was fine at Kaimana Beach this morning. Just a little gusty at times. And the occasional drizzle. All attendants had a lot of fun though, and there was no shortage of targets for our artistic ambitions. The lifeguard tower proved irresistible, the Natatorium challenging (Anita was up to it though), and postures and activities on and off the beach plentiful. Below is our traditional collection of scenes and views from the event.

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Spalding House next weekend will provide a very different setting – see you all there! (Yes, that means you!)