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-1pm 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.
October 2016
Fine Lines and Fine Wines

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October 17-19, 2016, 10am-5pm
Price: $800   Instructor: Robert Mickelsen and Shane Fero   Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

This 3-day hands-on class will focus on teaching you to create thin glass goblets. Fero and Mickelsen will start with a presentation on goblet history, and the class will shift to demonstration and hands-on torch time. You will learn about finessing thin glass and how to create sculptural stems. You’ll finish with a wine tasting party, where you’ll sample wine using the goblet you created!

 



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November 2016
The Romantic Side of Glass

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11/13/2016
Price: $250.00   Instructor: Chris Schutz   Skill Level: Intermediate

Learn to make strong and sensual toys from borosilicate glass with instructor Chris Schutz. This one day, hands on class will be best suited to those students with lampworking experience. Class Attendees must be 18 years old or over.  


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December 2016
Tiny Worlds Within with Miles Parker

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December 2nd-3rd 10am-5pm
Price: $350   Instructor: Miles Parker   Skill Level: All

Miles Parker is fascinated by the endless possibilities of what can be placed inside a ‘simple’ marble form. Through demonstration and ample experimentation, explore some of the basics for creating a borosilicate marble, such as basic encasement and simple tubing implosions, and more, creating your own tiny world within. Materials used may include gold, silver, copper, dichroic glass, Herkimer diamond, volcanic pebbles, and a wide spectrum of colored glass. Demonstrations and topics discussed will be guided by questions asked.



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January 2017
Photography and Photoshop with Doug Baldwin

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January 14-15 , 2017 10am- 5pm
Price: $350.00   Instructor: Doug Baldwin   Skill Level: All

The single most important step an artist (or company) can take to improve their sales, get more attention on social media, get into more juried shows and project a more professional presentation is to increase the quality of the photography of their products. 

 With that opening, I'd like to introduce myself. I'm Doug Baldwin, a professional product photographer with 30+ years of experience and flameworker from Arizona. 

 

Since 2011 Baldwin has taught Photography and Photoshop classes across the US at many of the glass, bead and wood art shows such as the Glass Craft & Bead Expo, the Bead & Button Show, the Tucson Bead Show, the ISGB Gathering, and the Sonoran Glass School. Over 570 students have taken the classes and learned how to shoot high quality photos of their glass, metal, wood, ceramic, metal clay and bead art. You can see photos of the students here: dougbaldwinphoto.com/2014classgroupph.html and  dougbaldwinphoto.com/2014classgroupph.html.

 

Day 1: Photography

Come learn the secrets of how to shoot glass and other arts and crafts with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography, camera and lens choices, the qualities of good lighting, composition, background materials, and how to set your camera's menus for consistent, high quality photographs. Several lighting demos will be staged to show how shoot glass art for different effects.

 

Day 2: Photoshop

One workflow will be demonstrated using the full Photoshop CS5 and a different workflow will be demonstrated using Photoshop Elements 11. The workflows will show how to color correct a photo for accurate color, remove an object from the background, add a new gradient background, add a new drop shadow, and set the proper resolution for print and online uses. Students will have time to practice the workflows and get help with processing their individual photos from day 1.


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March 2017
Compression Marbles with Sabina Boehm

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March 25-26, 2017 10am-5pm
Price: $450.00   Instructor: Sabina Boehm   Skill Level: All

In this two day workshop Students will explore several different applications of a well known techniques. The compression technique (also referred to as implosions by some) used for making flowers and butterflies. Success lies in the details with this technique! We will cover all the details! Variations on stringers and placement yields different results.

Advanced/intermediate flame workers will make the most progress in this class, But, it’s open to anyone with basic flameworking knowledge. Students will be encouraged to work at their own levels. This class will focus on a fundamental understanding of your flame and core heat. An emphasis on ‘striking’ and getting the most out of your color will be addressed.  Students should be comfortable working with rod. 

More of Sabina Boehm's work can be seen at www.glassbysabina.com


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April 2017
Sculpting Natural Forms with Carmen Lozar

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April 28-May1, 2017, 10am-5pm
Price: $350   Instructor: Carmen Lozar   Skill Level: All

This 4 day work shop will focus on the specifics of sculpting natural forms out of borosilicate glass rod and tubing with a focus on the figure. The class will explore the basics in shaping both human and animal forms and then move on to manipulate that knowledge to suit your own individual style.

Some time will be spent on the logistics of idea development through discussion and quick exercises. Each student will come away with the basic knowledge of how to sculpt the figure as well as how to make a sculpture that is uniquely your own.

Both solid sculpting and hollow sculpting will be covered. This class welcomes all levels but some experience at the torch is helpful. 


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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:

  • October 1

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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:

  • September 22
  • November 17

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