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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:

  • May 11, 2014
  • July 13
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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:

  • May 22
  • July 8
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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:

  • May 21
  • July 7
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