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R Scott Cole Necklace Scope
Make a lightweight aluminum and brass necklace kaleidoscope only 1/2" in diameter. Using ultra thin front surface mirror, you will be able to create a bright, active, colorful, and detailed object chamber (with dichroic, lampworked, and other assorted magic). Included is an Italian 30" Sterling Silver chain with clasp for added elegance.
David Kalish “The Hypochondriac” or “The Doctor’s Delight”
In this class you will make one of the more hilarious and out-of-the box ideas I’ve had for a kaleidoscope. The object cell is filled with an extremely colorful assortment of real, over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, suspended in mineral oil. It’s a whole new way to take your medicine: Visually! It’s called “The Hypochondriac”, or sometimes “The Doctor’s Delight”, depending on your level of sensitivity. Perhaps it should just be called “THAT’S AMAZING!”. This scope is 7" long, 1.5" in diameter. I embodied the idea in a very basic, straight forward design, because that’s all it needed to be. In my class you will learn how to assemble a perfect 3-mirror system without using a jig. I will also teach the techniques I use for creating liquid cells, and so much more.
Dan Land Pocket Fireworks – Make a Wooden Mini-wand Kaleidoscope.Do you like fireworks? How would you like to be able to see them any time of the year (safely) and carry them in your pocket? Join me to make a beautiful mini-wand kaleidoscope (2 or 3 mirror) using woods from the nearby Appalachian forest. In this class you’ll learn about my design process and how that gets implemented in making a wooden kaleidoscope. You’ll choose woods, assemble a wooden box, and learn about the operations that go from that box to the kaleidoscope you take home. I’ll teach you a few of my tricks while you assemble the mirrors, which you will then install into your box; along with a lens, eye-cap, glass end-cap, and a mini- wand of your choice. Ooh, Aah, Fireworks!
Friday May 13th, 1:00 - 4:30 Zermatt
Slots remaining:8 Cost: $55
Jim Riedl "Shaken not Stirred"
Wooden bases will be provided.
Saturday May 14th, 1:00 PM - 4:30 Room Zermatt Slots remaining:13
Sue Rioux "Balance"
Glass colors may vary from the picture.
Friday May 13th, 1:00 PM - 4:30 Room Lugano Slots remaining:0
Saturday May 14th, 8:30am - Noon Room Lugano Slots remaining:0
This is a high quality kaleidoscope.
Friday May 14th 1:00 - 4:30 Room Davos Slots remaining:8
Sunday May 14th Noon - 4:30 Room Lugano Slots remaining:7
Sheryl Koch - "Wand Scope w/Dichroic glass end" 1:00 - 4:30 Davos
Marc Tickle Marc is offering two different classes.
This unique scope features an image that has three distinctly different views via one mirror system. Using 4 reflective surfaces, two of which are different dichroic mirrors, the image transitions from a golden / rose framed chorus line to a wall of square repeating mandalas to a purple / pink framed chorus line - all with one mirror system and one eye hole. Students will assemble this unique system and make their own liquid filled glass cell. The cell will then be fixed permanently to the scope body. Turning the finished scope is what changes the image as light streams in through two open windows onto the dichroic mirrors. Students will have a selection of hand made liquid filled ampules to put into their cells.
Thursday May 12th, 12:00—4:00 Alpine 1 Slots remaining:0 Cost: $315
Friday May 13th, 1:00 - 4:30 Alpine 1 Slots remaining:0 Cost: $370
Thursday May 12th, Noon—4:00pm Zermatt Slots remaining:11 Cost: $66
BKS Convention Cancellation Policies:
Registration, Class, Table, Banquet, Flyer and all other Fees connected with registration: Full Refund less $50 cancellation fee per registration if canceled by April 1, 2022. No refunds for cancellations after April 1, 2022 or for no-shows. Processing fees will not be refunded. No refunds on membership fees. Special circumstances may be considered by registrar upon written request at the time of cancellation if after the deadline. Refunds will be paid following the close of the convention by June 30, 2022. To cancel a registration please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Last update 2022-01-17