Composing with Confidence:
Turning Techniques into Art with Kari Minnick

Date:   October 28 - November 1, 2017 (5 Days)
Saturday - Wednesday (10 AM - 6 PM each day)
Tuition:   $1100 - includes all materials, use of tools and firings

Copyright Kari Minnick There are excellent artists and there are excellent teachers. At Helios we work hard at finding the rare individual who can create work that inspires and then successfully share knowledge so that students can channel the inspiration to create their own rewarding art.

Kari Minnick is one of those rare people who is truly exceptional in both vocations - as artist and teacher.

Class Description

Over time, most fused glass artists and enthusiasts "collect" a lot of techniques, filling toolboxes with countless ways of making things. Where we often struggle is knowing what to make with our abundant palette.

This unique class, taught by one of the fused glass community's most highly regarded instructors, will teach you skills for both figuring out what to make and how to use the techniques and methods that you have available to realized your ideas.

Copyright Kari Minnick

This course is designed for students with existing technical abilities who wish to further the unique and artistic aspects of their work. Individual investigation through non-glass studies will lead to completed glass projects. Topics covered will include:

Copyright Kari MinnickConsider Composing with Confidence a knowledge multiplier as it will teach you new skills that will allow you to make more effective use of the knowledge you already have.


About Kari Minnick

Kari Minnick owns and operates Kari Minnick Art Glass Studio, where she produces architectural commissions, fine art and introduces artists from other media to kiln-glass. Her glasswork has won several prestigious awards and is held internationally in private, corporate and embassy collections. Minnick began her career as a painter; earning a degree in studio art from the University of California at Davis. An exhibiting artist and dynamic educator, Kari shows her work and teaches her signature classes internationally.

You can see more of Kari's work on her website at