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.

Fall 2021 Registration:
July 19 - Member Registration
August 2 - Registration Open to the Public


Class Levels By Color

Beginning

Intermediate

Advanced

All Levels


FALL 2021 CLASSES

MONDAY

 

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. 

 

Monday • 7 Weeks • August 23, 2021—October 11, 2021 • 4:00 PM—6:00 PM • $473.00 • Beginning • Drew Mason

 

 

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.

 

Monday • 15 Weeks • August 23, 2021—December 6, 2021 • 12:30 PM—3:30 PM • $592.00 • Intermediate-Advanced • Shawn Everette

 

 

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.

 

Monday • 15 Weeks • August 23, 2021—December 6, 2021 • 6:30 PM—9:30 PM • $1,013.00 • Intermediate • 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. Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Monday • 7 Weeks • October 25, 2021—December 6, 2021 • 4:00 PM—6:00 PM • $473.00 • Beginning • Drew Mason

 

TUESDAY

Blow + Weld

 

Combining your glass with steel opens so many possibilities for creative projects! We will use both the glass studio and the sculpture studio to make sculptural objects out of these complementary materials. Many examples and techniques will be shown to move students forward into their projects.

 

Tuesday • 7 Weeks • August 24, 2021—October 5, 2021 • 3:00 PM—6:00 PM • $656.00 • All Levels • Kenton Pratt + Julie Ball

 

 

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. Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Tuesday • 15 Weeks • August 24, 2021—November 30, 2021 • 6:30 PM—9:30 PM • $1,013.00 • Beginning • Kenton Pratt

 

 

Blow + Weld

 

Combining your glass with steel opens so many possibilities for creative projects! We will use both the glass studio and the sculpture studio to make sculptural objects out of these complementary materials. Many examples and techniques will be shown to move students forward into their projects.

 

Tuesday • 7 Weeks • October 19, 2021—November 30, 2021 • 3:00 PM—6:00 PM • $656.00 • All Levels • Kenton Pratt + Julie Ball

 

WEDNESDAY

Sculptural Flameworking

 

Discover the fundamentals of flame working. An introduction to glass making and torch work by learning to manipulate borosilicate rods. Students will work with several different tools, surface applications, and design techniques to create solid sculpted animals and marbles!

 

Wednesday • 7 Weeks • October 20, 2021—December 1, 2021 • 9:30 AM—12:30 PM • $473.00 • Beginning • Caitlin Stamper

 

 

Flameworking for Jewelry

 

Discover the fundamentals of flame working. An introduction to glass making and torch work by learning to manipulate soft glass rods. Students will work with several different tools, surface applications, and design techniques to create a variety of unique beads, pendants, and hollows!

 

Wednesday • 7 Weeks • August 25, 2021—October 6, 2021 • 9:30 AM—12:30 PM • $473.00 • Beginning • Caitlin Stamper

 

 

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. Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Wednesday • 7 Weeks • August 25, 2021—October 6, 2021 • 12:30 PM—2:30 PM • $373.00 • Beginning • Kenton Pratt

 

 

Survey of Glass

 

Experiment with several types of glass working while exploring a mixture of hot sculpting, fusing, and flameworking. As a showcase of the creative malleability of glass, this is a great way to test the waters before jumping into a full semester glass class! Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Wednesday • 7 Weeks • August 25, 2021—October 6, 2021 • 3:00 PM—6:00 PM • $656.00 • 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. Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Wednesday • 15 Weeks • September 1, 2021—December 8, 2021 • 6:30 PM—9:30 PM • $1,013.00 • Advanced • 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. Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Wednesday • 7 Weeks • October 20, 2021—December 1, 2021 • 12:30 PM—2:30 PM • $373.00 • Beginning • Kenton Pratt

 

 

Survey of Glass

 

Experiment with several types of glass working while exploring a mixture of hot sculpting, fusing, and flameworking. As a showcase of the creative malleability of glass, this is a great way to test the waters before jumping into a full semester glass class! Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Wednesday • 7 Weeks • October 20, 2021—December 1, 2021 • 3:00 PM—6:00 PM • $656.00 • Beginning • Kenton Pratt

 

THURSDAY

 

Sculptural Flameworking

 

Discover the fundamentals of flame working. An introduction to glass making and torch work by learning to manipulate borosilicate rods. Students will work with several different tools, surface applications, and design techniques to create solid sculpted animals and marbles!

 

Thursday • 7 Weeks • August 26, 2021—October 7, 2021 • 3:00 PM—6:00 PM • $473.00 • Beginning • Caitlin Stamper

 

 

Flameworking for Jewelry

 

Discover the fundamentals of flame working. An introduction to glass making and torch work by learning to manipulate soft glass rods. Students will work with several different tools, surface applications, and design techniques to create a variety of unique beads, pendants, and hollows!

 

Thursday • 7 Weeks • October 21, 2021—December 9, 2021 • 3:00 PM—6:00 PM • $473.00 • Beginning • Caitlin Stamper

 

Flameworking for Jewelry

 

Discover the fundamentals of flame working. An introduction to glass making and torch work by learning to manipulate soft glass rods. Students will work with several different tools, surface applications, and design techniques to create a variety of unique beads, pendants, and hollows!

 

Thursday • 7 Weeks • October 21, 2021—December 9, 2021 • 3:00-6:00 PM • $473.00 • Beginning • Caitlin Stamper

 

 

Sculptural Flameworking

 

Discover the fundamentals of flame working. An introduction to glass making and torch work by learning to manipulate borosilicate rods. Students will work with several different tools, surface applications, and design techniques to create solid sculpted animals and marbles!

 

Thursday • 7 Weeks • August 26, 2021—October 7, 2021 • 3-6 PM • $473.00 • Beginning • Caitlin Stamper

 

 

Flameworking 1

 

Discover the fundamentals of flame working! Over the course of this introductory class, students will work with several different tools, surface applications, and design techniques to manipulate moretti and borosilicate glass. While we will learn about annealing and differences between the two types of glass, there'll still be plenty of time to create a variety of pendants, marbles, and animal sculptures!

 

Thursday • 15 Weeks • August 26, 2021—December 9, 2021 • 6:30 PM—9:30 PM • $767.00 • All Levels • Caitlin Stamper

 

FRIDAY

Independent Study: Glass

 

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

 

Friday • 15 Weeks • August 27, 2021—December 10, 2021 • 12:30 PM—3:30 PM • $1,013.00 • 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. Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Friday • 15 Weeks • September 3, 2021—December 17, 2021 • 12:30 PM—3:30 PM • $592.00 • All Levels • Heather Whitesides

 

SUNDAY

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. Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Sunday • 15 Weeks • August 29, 2021—December 19, 2021 • 3:00 PM—6:00 PM • $1,013.00 • Intermediate • Kenton Pratt

 

 

VISITING ARTIST


WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY

 

Visiting Artist: Stained Glass - From Fable to Framing with Joseph Cavalieri

 

This class encompasses all aspects of making a stained glass panel based on a fable. We start with design and production, to mounting the work in a 10 x 10 inch frame, lit with LED lighting. Many samples will be made in class, plus one frame and LED lights will be provided to each student to professionally mount and display the work made in class.

Techniques covered including painting, pen-and-ink drawing, and air-brushing with enamels, sand-blasting and cut paper processes, mounting and adding a LED lighting system. We will use premixed enamel paints which are added to the surface of the glass, then kiln fired, then copper foiled and soldered. Students don’t have to be professional artist, they can bring in existing images and trace them on glass.


5 Days • Wednesday-Sunday • August 25-29 • 10:00 am-4:30 pm • $840 • All Levels

 


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