Classes

Our Golden, Colorado location is home to one of the country's top glassblowing educational facilities. Our Studio was built with the student in mind focusing on safety, cleanliness and accessibility. Classes are held frequently focusing on everything from introductory to the most advanced workshops on the market. Please call 888-272-3830 for pricing and availability. 50% deposit required at time of registration. Workshop Deposits are non-refundable.

Studio Rental is available Monday through Friday from 9am-4:30pm and Saturdays from 9am-2:30pm when there are no classes or other events in progress. Studio rental includes use of one torch, lampworking tools, oxygen, fuel and kiln.

For those who will need to stay at a hotel during your class, consider staying at the Days Inn or The Hampton Inn. Both are very close to our Studio and they each offer a discounted price to Glasscraft students!

Welcome Groupon students! Look for beginning classes, then call for your coupon code, 888-272-3830.

 

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Glass Blowing Classes at Glasscraft - The Studio - Beginning Glassblowing Classes
Cornerstone Teaching Facility
Glasscraft in Eugene, OR does not currently offer classes, but our partners at Cornerstone Glass do. Click here for a current list of classes and to check out their great new teaching facility.
March 2015
Electroforming Basics

# of Registrants:

March 22nd, $99, 2pm to 4pm
Price: $99   Instructor: Luke Stone   Skill Level: All Skill Levels

Join Luke Stone in the Golden Studio on Sunday, March 22nd for a short, one-day class on the basics of electroforming! This  class will focus on the basic equipment needed, setup, and getting started with electroforming. This will include learning about the setup and equipment, applying copper paint to the pieces, using the correct voltage with the rectifier and using different kinds of patinas and sealant for finishing the pieces.

 

 


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June 2015
Wire Wrapped Florals with Terry Henry

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June 20th-21st, 2015
Price: $425   Instructor: Terry Henry   Skill Level: Intermediate Soft Glass

This class provides students with a basic lampwork instruction and assembly process for "soft glass" floral necklaces using disk beads and glass components.  Concepts learned will be useful beyond the design provided in this lesson. Students will produce a lightweight, comfortable, and wearable piece of floral glass art in class. Skills taught include lampworking on 24 gauge ni-chrome wire, nesting flower components, use of the bell flower and leaf presses, and a on mandrel flower components appropriate for this design.  Wire working skills include step-by-step coil wire wrapping and the use of pliers and other hand tools for assembly. A tutorial with detailed instructions and photographs for assembly will be provided to all class participants. Additional instruction includes finishing options for “hanging” and if time permits instruction for Viking knit for students interested in making their own “chain”. This is a full two-day class.

 

Day 1

Day one focuses on creation of floral components and the disk bead base.  Instruction will cover disk/fan beads; flowers, buds, leaves, and pods made on ni-chrome wire; the use of the bellflower and leaf presses; and on-mandrel components.

Day 1- Materials

Teacher Brings:

Student Brings:

·        Bell flower Press

·        Leaf Presses

·        Heart Press

·        24g 60 series Nichrome Wire

·        Wire Hooks

 

·        10-12 1/8” mandrels- dipped

·        8-10 3/32” mandrels- dipped

·        Tools/glasses/torch

·        Pin Vise/Hemostat

·        Glass in complementing colors

Day 2

Day two focuses on assembly and hanging options.

Day 2- Materials

Teacher Brings:

Student Brings:

·        Coiling Assembly

·        20 gage and 26 gage bronze or copper wire

·        Clasps and Chain

·        Liver of Sulphur

·        Printed Assembly Instructions

·        Draw Plate

 

·        Placemat or mat to work on

·        Hand Tools:

o    Chain nose pliers

o    Round nose pliers

o    Flush cutters

o    Bent chain nose pliers (optional)

o    Nylon jaw pliers (optional)

Other Optional Items

·        10-15 4mm crystal beads or pearls for embellishment, 4 end caps for finishing

·        A 16-inch length of 4 to 6 mm single or double Viking Knit for “chain” and 4 end caps. 

·        Reading glasses or magnifiers

·        3/8” Dowel for Viking Knit (optional)

·        Please bring your own leaf/flower presses if you have them.

 

 


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Pipemaking Classes
Pipemaking 101

# of Registrants:

3 days, Fri 4-8pm, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm
Price: $400   Instructor: Chris Schutz   Skill Level: Beginner

Students must be 21 or over.

Learn the basics of pipemaking in this intensive 3-day class!

Starting Friday evening from 4-8pm with a basic course in torch use, safety, and beginning to melt glass, the next two days will be an accelerated course in beginning glassblowing geared towards creating functional pipes. Saturday and Sunday are full-length, 7-hour classes from 10am-5pm. The instruction will include demos followed by hands-on student practice with teacher assistance. There will be time for students to practice on their own during Saturday and Sunday's classes. Materials, tools and torches will be provided.

Our Pipemaking 101 class is structured to teach students from the beginning steps of torch safety all the way to creating a finished piece. We do not require previous flameworking experience, although students who do have some experience may gain more from the class.

 

  • March 6-8
  • April 3-5

   

 


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Pipemaking 201

# of Registrants:

April 24-26, Fri 4-8pm, Sat & Sun 10-5pm
Price: $500   Instructor: Chris Schutz   Skill Level: Prerequisite: Pipemaking 101

What will be taught: Lined tubing and color application, sculpture/carving techniques, assembling multiple pieces, water pieces, ground joints, repairs, and everything else that the class time allows! Maximum of 7 students.


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Beginner Classes
Beginning Beadmaking - 4 hour class

# of Registrants:

Beginner classes are available several times per month....usually on Saturdays. Click here to view current schedule
Price: $199   Instructor: Cindy Brown   Skill Level: Beginner

Topics covered will include studio safety, stringers, twisted cane, bead shaping, surface decoration, annealing and glass compatibility.
A handout is included. We will be using soft glass (COE104) and each student can expect to make between 4 to 10 beads during the day. Beads will need to anneal overnight, and they can be picked up at a later date. No previous hot glass experience is required. Class size is limited (3- 6 students), so each student will receive lots of individual attention. The cost includes glass and the use of a propane/oxygen torch and all other tools and materials needed for the class. Click here to view current schedule and register!
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Flameworking 101 - 4 hour class

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Beginner classes are available several times per week......various weekdays and some Saturdays. Click here to view current schedule and register!
Price: $199   Instructor: Varies   Skill Level: Beginner

Boro 101 is a great introduction to flameworking in a professional setting. This class will cover setup, tools, lampworking materials, glass properties, with an emphasis on solid form. Sculpture, welds, leaves, and other flameworking basics will be covered in this workshop. Each student will have the opportunity to create their own glass sculpture during this class. The cost includes glass and the use of a propane/oxygen torch and all other tools and materials needed for the class. Click here to view current schedule and register!
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2nd Step Beadmaking

# of Registrants:

Full Day class - 9am-4:30pm
Price: $250 ($175 for return students)   Instructor: Cindy Brown   Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Topics covered will include studio safety, review of techniques from the beginning class, clear casing and working with dichroic glass. There will also be plenty of time for one on one problem solving, so feel free to bring in examples of problems you are having with your technique. We will be using soft glass (coe104) and each student can expect to make between 10 and 15 beads during the day. Beads will need to anneal overnight, and they can be picked up at a later date.............Pack a lunch! Upcoming Dates:

  • March 15
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    Flameworking 201 - Hollow Forms

    # of Registrants:

    Full Day class - 9am-4:30pm
    Price: $250 ($175 for return students)   Instructor: Kristina Sasser   Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

    This class will cover setup, tools, lampworking materials, glass properties, with an emphasis on hollow form. Honeycombs, implosions, vessels, and attachments will be covered in this workshop. Each student will have the opportunity to create their own glass sculpture during this class. Materials are provided. Pack a lunch! Upcoming Dates:

  • March 19 - FULL call to get on the waiting list!
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    Flameworking 201: “Fuming”/Phantom Work and Dichro

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    Full Day Class - 9am-4:30pm
    Price: $250 ($175 for return students)   Instructor: Curtis Jarman   Skill Level: Intermediate

    This 2nd step solid class is designed to teach students the art of gold and silver “fuming”, one of the earliest methods of applying color to borosilicate glass. Using some techniques from our Boro 101 class, students will learn several ways to use these metals including "phantom work". As an added bonus you will learn to stabilize, encase, and manipulate dichroic glass. Pack a lunch! Upcoming Dates:

  • March 18
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