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ONE DAY WORKSHOPS

Glassblowing Sampler
Course Fee: $75
No experience necessary
All materials included

Class size limit: 9
Come on in and get a taste of the ancient art of glassblowing. This sampler class is the best way to enjoy the excitement of playing with melted glass while making your very own souvenir. You will learn how to gather glass from the furnace, and then control and shape it. Our experienced teachers will help you make a colorful paperweight for you to exhibit as your trophy.

Saturday
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Wednesday
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Friday
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Glass Paperweights I
Course Fee: $145
No experience necessary
All materials included

Class size limit: 9
The glass paperweight is the first step for anyone interested in working with hot glass. This introductory class guides the first time glass artist through the most crucial skills. In a fun and informative manner, our experienced instructors will introduce you to tools, safety and basic glass theory. You will learn how to gather glass from the furnace, then how to shape and control it, and how to apply color to the glass. Every student will leave with a gorgeous handmade paperweight and a strong foundation for future exploration.

Saturday
2:00pm - 6:00pm

Glass Flowers
Course Fee: $145
No experience necessary
All materials included

Class size limit: 9
Give your sweetie a flower that will never wilt! During this workshop, you will learn basic glass blowing theory to produce brilliantly colorful glass flowers.

Saturday
2:00pm - 6:00pm

TWO DAY WORKSHOPS

Glassblowing 101: Make your own Drinking Glass
Course Fee: $290
No experience necessary
All materials included

Class size limit: 9
This two-day introduction to glassblowing will guide the first time student and students looking to brush-up on their skills, through the fundamentals of gathering glass from the furnace, vocabulary, tools, and safety. You will start with Diablo's core exercises: the paperweight. Then the class will be introduced to the blown bubble through a series of demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Students will then apply the color and blowing techniques learned to create their very own colorful drinking glass.

Saturday & Sunday
9:00am - 1:00pm

Glassblowing 202: Color & Size
Course Fee: $290
Prerequisite: Glassblowing 1 or Glassblowing 101
All materials included

Class size limit: 9
This continuing workshop will expand on the skills learned in Glassblowing 101. Our knowledgeable instructors will begin with a series of demonstrations to refresh your technical memory and then you will move into practicing your bubble skills. Students will learn how to gather more glass and control it using a series of blocks and instruments. Then students will learn Swedish glassblowing techniques to create larger pieces with a variety of color applications. New color techniques such as color mixing, body raps, and raking will be introduced. Students will apply the skills learned to create beautiful glass vessels, while gaining a stronger understanding of how to control the glass to create artistically colorful pieces.

Saturday & Sunday
9:00am - 1:00pm

THREE SESSION WORKSHOPS

Glassblowing 3
Course Fee: $435
Prerequisite: Glassblowing 2 or Glassblowing 202
All materials included

Class size limit: 9
This is a three-week, topic intensive class. Each week a new form and technique will be introduced and perfected. Our experienced instructors will reinforce the chosen topic through a series of demonstrations and class exercises. The topics will be chosen between the group and the teacher in the first class.

Friday
6:00pm - 10:00pm

FOUR SESSION WORKSHOPS

Glassblowing 1: Basics and Fundamentals
Course Fee: $435
No experience necessary

Class size limit: 9
This four-week introductory course will guide students through a series of fundamental skills, which are crucial to working in the hot shop. First, you will learn Diablo's core exercise: the paperweight. After the paperweight exercises teaches you how to gather, form and control glass, you will be introduced to the blown bubble. With these fundamentals skills you will learn how to make beautiful glasses and small vessels.

Monday
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Tuesday
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Wednesday
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Glassblowing 2: Color and Size
Course Fee: $435
Prerequisite: Glassblowing 1 or Glassblowing 101
All materials included

Class size limit: 9
This continuing class introduces you to the wonderful world of colorful vases. Our experienced instructors will begin with a series of demonstrations to refresh your technical memory. Then you will learn how to implement Swedish glassblowing techniques to create larger pieces with a variety of color applications. New color techniques such as color mixing, body wraps and raking will be covered. Students will apply the skills learned, while gaining a stronger understanding of how to control and shape the glass to create artistically colorful larger vases.

Tuesday
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Introdution to Hot Glass Sculpture
Course Fee: $435
Prerequisite: Students should have glass blowing experience.

Class size limit: 9
This course is designed to give students an introduction to hot glass sculpture. Through a series of demonstrations and hands-on practice, students will explore the use of different punties, torches, bit work and color application to create beautiful glass sculptures. Students will be encouraged to think creatively, with a strong emphasis on teamwork as well as collaborative thought.

Tuesday
6:30pm - 9:30pm


 

Important notes about the hot shop: To work safely in the Hot Shop you must wear closed-toed sneakers or shoes. Please do not wear sandals, flip flops, heels, shorts or skirts and only cotton clothing is allowed. Remember: Polyester melts... and that's no fun!!! Please also bring sunglasses and a water bottle.

 

 

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