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.

Summer 2021 Registration:
April 19 - Member Registration
May 3 - Registration Open to the Public


Class Levels By Color

Beginning

Intermediate

Advanced

All Levels


SUMMER 2021 CLASSES

IN-STUDIO CLASSES


MONDAY

 

Hot Glass 1


Start your journey into hollow work and sculpting here! As the perfect introduction to glass manipulation, students will not only learn the keys to off-hand blowing but also better understand the medium and its possibilities in art-making.


Monday • 7 Weeks • June 7—July 26 • 6:30—9:30 PM • $656 • Beginning • Drew Mason

 

TUESDAY

 

Working with Sheet Glass


Sharpen 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 recommended.


Tuesday • 7 Weeks • June 8—July 20 • 1:00—4:00 PM • $373 • Intermediate-Advanced • Shawn Everette

 

Hot Glass 1


Start your journey into hollow work and sculpting here! As the perfect introduction to glass manipulation, students will not only learn the keys to off-hand blowing but also better understand the medium and its possibilities in art-making.


Tuesday • 7 Weeks • June 8—July 20 • 6:30—9:30 PM • $656 • Beginning • Kenton Pratt

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Intro to Glass Fusing


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


Wednesday • 7 Weeks • June 9—July 21 • 12:30—2:30 PM • $351 • Beginning • Kenton Pratt

 

Intro to Glass


Experiment with several types of glass working in an environment that’s perfect for beginners! Exploring a mixture of hot sculpting and fusing to showcase the malleability of glass, this is a great way to test the waters before jumping into a full semester glass class.


Wednesday • 7 Weeks • June 9—July 21 • 3:00—6:00 PM • $656 • Beginning • Kenton Pratt

 

Hot Glass 3


Develop your skills in advanced glass manipulation! While demonstrations will act as refreshers for requested techniques, projects and class time will mostly stay self-directed. This course can be taken multiple times and previous enrollment in Hot Glass 2 is highly suggested.


Wednesday • 7 Weeks • June 9—July 21 • 6:30—9:30 PM • $656 • Advanced • Kenton Pratt

 

THURSDAY

 

Intro to Glass Fusing


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


Thursday • 7 Weeks • June 10—July 22 • 5:00—7:00 PM • $351 • Beginning • Kenton Pratt

 

Intro to Glass Fusing


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


Thursday • 7 Weeks • June 10—July 22 • 7:00—9:00 PM • $351 • Beginning • Kenton Pratt

 

FRIDAY

 

Independent Study: Glass


Express your hottest artistic ideas while continuing to learn the basics of molten glass-forming! Exploring composition, melting, and working with extreme temperatures, class time will be divided between demonstrations of techniques and hands-on learning Previous enrollment in Hot Glass 1, 2, or 3 highly suggested.


Friday • 7 Weeks • June 11—July 23 • 1:00—4:00 PM • $656 • Intermediate-Advanced • Kenton Pratt

 

SUNDAY

 

Hot Glass 2


Build upon your skills with glass as a craft and artistic material! Providing an opportunity to work with larger amounts of glass and more advanced forms, students will begin to use teamwork to achieve their creative goals while reviewing basic color application and the formation of basic shapes. This class may be taken multiple times and previous enrollment in Hot Glass 1 is highly suggested.


Sunday • 8 Weeks • June 13—August 1 • 3:00—6:00 PM • $656 • Intermediate • Kenton Pratt

 

ART RETREAT


MONDAY-FRIDAY

 

Art Retreat: 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.All materials are included in the class fee. Registration stops one week prior to ensure enough time for materials purchasing.


Monday-Friday • 5 Days • June 21—25 • 6:30—9:30 PM • $464 • All Levels • Heather Whitesides

 

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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