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.

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Beginning

Intermediate

Advanced

All Levels


FALL 2020 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 • August 24-December 7 • 12:30-3:30 pm • $965.00 • Intermediate/Advanced • Shawn Everette • No Class September 7

 

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 • October 26-December 7 • 12:30-3:30 pm • $625.00 • 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 • October 26-December 7 • 4-6 pm • $625.00 • Beginning • Kenton Pratt

 

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 • August 24-December 7 • 6:30-9:30 pm • $965.00 • Beginning • Drew Mason • No Class September 7

 

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 • October 26-December 7 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $625.00 • Beginning • Kenton Pratt

 

WEDNESDAY

 

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 • October 21-December 2 • 3-6 pm • $625.00 • 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.


15 Weeks • August 26-December 2 • 6:30-9:30 pm • $965.00 • Advanced • Kenton Pratt

 

THURSDAY

 

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 • August 27-December 10 • 6:30-9:30 pm • $965.00 • All Levels • Justis Gipson • No Class November 26

 

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 • August 28-December 11 • 12:30-3:30 pm • $965.00 • Intermediate-Advanced • Kenton Pratt • No Class November 27

 

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 • August 30-December 13 • 3-6 pm • $965.00 • Beginning • Kenton Pratt • No Class November 29

 


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