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 registration, 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.
February 2015
The Finer Points of Grimm Casement

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February 21-22, 2015 - 10am-6pm
Price: $550   Instructor: Karl Taylor   Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

In this intensive demo class, Karl will fit as much information and technique as possible in two, 8-hour periods. 

 

 

 

  • Day 1 - Vacuum sleeving for hollow work, sleeving over chipstack, sleeving for cylinders, cones, multiple layers, assembly, and hiding seams.
  •  Day 1 Demo - Minitube
  • Day 2 - Sleeving solid work, horns and marbles, vacuum sleeving spheres, using murrini, disk flips, implosions, and drawn elements.
  • Day 2 Demo - 3-Layered Marble

 

 

 

     


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Beginner Classes
Beginning Beadmaking - 4 hour class

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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

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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:

  • January 18, 2015
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    Flameworking 201 - Hollow Forms

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    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:

  • January 12, 2015
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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:

  • January 22, 2015
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    Pipemaking Classes
    Pipemaking 101
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    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.

     

    • December 12-14th
    • January 9-11th

       

     


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