Beginner Classes

Learn how to blow glass at our studio in Golden, CO! We offer beginner and intermediate flameworking and beadmaking classes throughout the month, as well as pipemaking and advanced classes. Learn a fun new hobby that involves playing with fire!

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Glass Blowing Classes at Glasscraft - The Studio - Beginning Glassblowing Classes Beginner Classes
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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:

  • July 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:

  • May 31
  • July 20
  • September 14

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