Requires minimum 5 class commitment.
Hands-on instruction in the basics of blown glass and glass sculpting:
vocabulary, introduction to use of tools and equipment, properties of the glass medium; techniques for manipulating hot glass to achieve desired results.
Classes will be small with supportive and personalized instruction in a team environment.
In each session students will learn how to safely work with molten glass, gather glass from the furnace, apply color, blow out and/or sculpt and shape.
Examples of objects that we will make: paperweights, marbles, vessel forms (cups/vases/bowls/plates). Each student will take home several objects that they have made themselves over the 5 sessions. Students will leave the class with new ideas, techniques, and concepts for further work in glass.
These 2+ hr sessions are available on a drop-in basis with advance purchase of 5-class card. Ongoing classes will meet Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday evenings; each class will be structured in a way that that doesn’t require sequential attendance. In other words, students can come on any five Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays. Class card expires after one year.
Advance registration for 5 sessions: $300