GLASS: The Art Center specializes in teaching beginning to advanced glassblowing classes to the next generation of glass artists. We offer a variety of learning experiences including classes, visiting artists and 2-hour guided Make It Take Its.

Spring 2021 Registration:
November 23 - Member Registration
December 7 - Registration Open to the Public


Class Levels By Color

Beginning

Intermediate

Advanced

All Levels


SPRING 2021 CLASSES

IN-STUDIO CLASSES


MONDAY


Working with Sheet Glass


Progress your skills in glass fusing! Demonstrations will showcase traditional and modern techniques as well as those requested by the class. Personal projects will be mostly self-directed, so previous enrollment in beginning sheet glass is highly suggested.


15 Weeks • January 18–April 26 • 12:30–3:30 pm • $592 • Intermediate-Advanced • Shawn Everette

 

Stained Glass: Outside the Frame


Free your stained glass from the frame as you embrace forms in a multitude of shapes! In this class, students will learn to incorporate negative spaces, allowing for a beautiful airiness, and explore the layering of glass pieces to experiment with dimension and depth of colors.


7 Weeks • January 18–March 1 • 12:30–3:30 pm • $373 • All Levels • Heather Whitesides

 

Sculptural Stained Glass


Take the beauty of stained glass into the third dimension! In this class, students will learn how to create inventive works of art that experiment with traditional shapes, textures, patterns, and colors as they explore new and inventive territories in stained glass.


7 Weeks • March 15–April 26 • 12:30–3:30 pm • $373 • All Levels • Heather Whitesides

 

Flameworking: Beads


Learn to wield a torch as you melt glass on metal rods to craft your own beads! Start with the basics, students will be able to explore more complex shapes and decorative techniques in this introductory 7-week class.


7 Weeks • January 18–March 1 • 4–6 pm • $656 • Beginning • Drew Mason

 

Flameworking: Beads


Learn to wield a torch as you melt glass on metal rods to craft your own beads! Start with the basics, students will be able to explore more complex shapes and decorative techniques in this introductory 7-week class.


7 Weeks • March 15–April 26 • 4–6 pm • $656 • Beginning • Drew Mason

 

Hot Glass 1


Focusing on developing the technical skills required to correctly manipulate glass through off-hand blowing, Hot Glass 1 is a perfect introduction of hollow work and sculpting. After learning the keys to a strong foundation, students will better understand the medium and its possibilities in art-making.


15 Weeks • January 18–April 26 • 6:30–9:30 pm • $1013 • Beginning • Drew Mason

 

TUESDAY

 

Hot Glass 2


Hot Glass 2 is designed to build upon your skills in working with glass as a craft and artistic material. As you are already familiar with the basics, we will begin to work with larger amounts of glass and more Advanced forms while emphasizing the use of teamwork to achieve our goals. We will also review basic color application once we have a good grasp on forming basic shapes. This class may be taken multiple times and previous enrollment in Hot Glass 1 is highly suggested.


15 Weeks • January 19–April 27 • 6:30–9:30 pm • $1013 • Intermediate • Kenton Pratt

 

Traditional Stained Glass


In this introductory class, students will be able to learn the esteemed copper foil method of stained glass developed by Tiffany. Covering all the basics, you will be able to cut, shape, and fit glass, as well as foil and solder the glass together.


15 Weeks • January 19–April 27 • 6:30–9:30 pm • $592 • All Levels • Nancy Peterson

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Intro to Sheet Glass


Discover the foundational practices and processes of fusing glass! Learn to cut and assemble glass plates, frits, noodles, and stringers to make a variety of plate and jewelry projects. As the class goes on, we will discuss how glass reacts to different kiln temperatures as well as how to prepare molds for slumping.


7 Weeks • January 20–March 3 • 12:30–2:30 pm • $373 • Beginning • Kenton Pratt

 

Intro to Sheet Glass


Discover the foundational practices and processes of fusing glass! Learn to cut and assemble glass plates, frits, noodles, and stringers to make a variety of plate and jewelry projects. As the class goes on, we will discuss how glass reacts to different kiln temperatures as well as how to prepare molds for slumping.


7 Weeks • March 17–April 28 • 12:30–2:30 pm • $373 • Beginning • Kenton Pratt

 

Survey of Glass


Experiment with several types of glass working while exploring a mixture of hot sculpting, fusing, and flameworking. Showcasing the creative malleability of glass, this is a great way to test the waters before jumping into a full semester glass class!


7 Weeks • January 20–March 3 • 3–6 pm • $656 • Beginning • Kenton Pratt

 

Survey of Glass


Experiment with several types of glass working while exploring a mixture of hot sculpting, fusing, and flameworking. Showcasing the creative malleability of glass, this is a great way to test the waters before jumping into a full semester glass class!


7 Weeks • March 17–April 28 • 3–6 pm • $656 • Beginning • Kenton Pratt

 

Hot Glass 3


Hot Glass 3 will focus on developing advanced skills in glass manipulation. Demonstrations will be based on techniques requested by the class and personal projects should be mostly self-directed. This course may be repeated multiple times and previous enrollment in Hot Glass 2 is highly suggested.


15 Weeks • January 20–April 28 • 6:30–9:30 pm • $1013 • Advanced • Kenton Pratt

 

THURSDAY

 

Flameworking: Sculpture


Come play with fire in this 15-week introductory flameworking class! As a great class for beginners, students will learn the basics of manipulating borosilicate glass as well as the fundamentals of traditional and free form sculpture techniques.


15 Weeks • January 21–April 29 • 12:30–3:30 pm • $1013 • Beginning-Intermediate • Shawn Everette

 

Flameworking: Marbles


Learn about the art of lampworked marbles as you get lost in their mesmerizing self-contained galaxies! We will cover everything from the basics of working with torch glass to making the hypnotizing spheres of color themselves.


15 Weeks • January 21–April 29 • 6:30–9:30 pm • $1013 • All Levels • Justis Gipson

 

FRIDAY

 

Independent Study: Glass


Express your hottest artistic ideas while you continue to learn the basics of molten glass forming. Explore composition, melting, working with extreme temperatures, and the medium’s sculptural capabilities as you get comfortable in the glass studio. Class time is divided between basic use of glassblowing equipment, demonstrations of techniques, and hands-on learning. Previous enrollment in Hot Glass 1 highly suggested.


15 Weeks • January 22–April 30 • 12:30–3:30 pm • $1013 • Intermediate-Advanced • Kenton Pratt

 

Traditional Stained Glass


In this introductory class, students will be able to learn the esteemed copper foil method of stained glass developed by Tiffany. Covering all the basics, you will be able to cut, shape, and fit glass, as well as foil and solder the glass together.


15 Weeks • January 22–April 30 • 12:30–3:30 pm • $592 • All Levels • Nancy Peterson

 

SUNDAY

 

Hot Glass 1


Focusing on developing the technical skills required to correctly manipulate glass through off-hand blowing, Hot Glass 1 is a perfect introduction of hollow work and sculpting. After learning the keys to a strong foundation, students will better understand the medium and its possibilities in art-making.


15 Weeks • January 24–May 9 • 3–6 pm • $1013 • Beginning • Kenton Pratt • No class April 4

 


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