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 with the remainder due 2 weeks prior to the class. 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!

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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.
February 2016
Steve Bates' Construction and Concept Class

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February 21-23, 2016
Price: $500   Instructor: Steve Bates   Skill Level: All

 NOTE: Steve Bates' class sold out, but due to overwhelming demand, he has agreed to teach another session! Sign up now before this one too sells out!

In this 3 day combination class, students will get the best of both worlds- 1 day of demonstration and 2 days of hands-on instruction. During the demonstration, Bates will be showing his techniques and discussing theory and piece construction. The hands-on class time will be focused on concept creation and working on some of the techniques highlighted in the demonstration. Students will leave the class with new ideas, techniques, and concepts for functional construction as well as pieces of their next great creation There will be room for up to 8 students in this class.

 

 

 


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April 2016
Goblets, Shapes, and Vessels

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April 14-16, 2016 10am-5pm
Price: $400   Instructor: Christian Luginger   Skill Level: Intermediate and Up

 

Come and enjoy with us a three day combination class focusing on Goblets, Shapes, and Vessels. Christian will be covering some of the basic techniques he uses to make goblets, different cup shapes and assembly of the pieces. Students of different skill levels will take home the experience of learning, discussing and maybe collaborating with others. We will discuss old world and  modern day glass through demonstrations, exercises and one on one instruction. We will be using tools such as jacks and diamond sheers to setup different cups and the foot pieces. Intermediate levels and above welcome. There will be room for up to 8 students for this class. Please pack a lunch!

 

 


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May 2016
The Mazet Brothers Marble Class

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May 11-12 2016, 10am-5pm
Price: $500   Instructor: The Mazet Bros   Skill Level: Beginner / Intermediate

We are excited to offer this special class from the Mazet brothers, with Josh and Eli taking on dual teaching duties for their classes here at Glasscraft, in Golden.  This 2 day marble class will cover multiple marbles techniques, patter work, design, opal encasements, and using dichroic glass. The Mazet brothers will also spend some time on flame chemistry and how that works with color.   

The class will include several demos, with lots hands on torch time, getting direct instruction as you work through and complete your on marbles during the class time. You are encouraged to bring your ideas and questions.  If you have the opportunity try making a few marbles before the class and  bring those marbles to the class to share. We will give you an analysis of how to improve them or maybe where you can go from there. This is not a requirement as the class is also open to beginning flame workers. Marbles are great way to enter flame working, and they have a lot to offer in terms of learning about glass and torch work.

 

 

 

 


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The Mazet Brothers Pipe and Shot Glass Class

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May 13-14 2016, 10am-5pm
Price: $500   Instructor: The Mazet Bros   Skill Level: Beginner / Intermediate

 


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June 2016
David Kaminski’s Murrini Class

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June 16-18, 2016 10am-5pm
Price: $600-800   Instructor: David Kaminski   Skill Level: Advanced

 

Class will be 2 days of demo and 1 day hands on. David Kaminski will be making a detailed crayon color milli from start to finish, and will also demonstrate pulling and working with stringers, hand mixing color, the nuances of sculpting cadmium colors and much more.  

Class runs 3 days - Day 1 and 2 will be demonstration of the breakdown, construction and completion of a complex murrini. Day 3 will be a hands on collaborative murrini project.
 After watching the 2 day demonstration, students will spend day 3 making their own murrini to be used in a collaboration with the rest of the class and the instructor. Hands on instruction will be provided throughout day 3 to assure that all class members complete their murrini component successfully. 
Some topics covered will be: 

Image Selection
 Image construction breakdown


Starting your image from a rod, a gather or a component

Source image accuracy

Painting with 7mm rod

Painting with stringers

Working with crayon colors

Efficient sculpting and shaping

Consistency in outlining

Choosing color schemes wisely

Pulling milli - the initial pull

Pulling in the flame

Pulling out of the flame

Murrini application

Sales & marketing of milli

General best practices

Annealing large solid sculpture


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October 2016
Fine Lines and Fine Wines

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October 27-29, 2016
Price: $800   Instructor: Robert Mickelsen and Farrow   Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced


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Pipemaking Classes
Pipemaking 101 BOOK NOW
3 days, Fri 4-8pm, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm
Price: $400   Instructor: Chris Schutz   Skill Level: Beginner

Students must be 18 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.

 

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    Beginner Classes
    Beginning Beadmaking - 4 hour class BOOK NOW
    Beginner classes are available several times per month....usually on Saturdays.
    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. Students must be 16 or older. 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.
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    Flameworking 101 - 4 hour class BOOK NOW
    Beginner classes are available several times per week......various weekdays and some Sundays.
    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. Students must be 16 or older. The cost includes glass and the use of a propane/oxygen torch and all other tools and materials needed for the class.
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    2nd Step Beadmaking BOOK NOW
    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 12

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    Flameworking 201 - Hollow Forms BOOK NOW
    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 29

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    Flameworking 201: “Fuming”/Phantom Work and Dichro BOOK NOW
    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 28

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