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Whether you're an artist working in another medium, a collector, a college student, or just someone fascinated by glass, we've got something for you! Depending on your interests and schedule, you may choose anything from a quick Make-it-Now experience to an 8-week class or weeklong summer intensive. Our classes are taught by both local and international professional artists. If you want to see classes on a particular date, use our calendar.

Blown and Cut

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced

ETHAN STERN Working between hot and cold Shops, students will take a sculptural approach to integrating form, pattern, and surface. Focusing on closed forms in the hot shop, students…

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Blown Glass Garden Floats

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Make your own beautiful glass object for your garden. In this workshop, an instructor will help you gather, color and blow a beautiful glass ball to either hang in your garden or float on a…

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Blown Glass Ornaments

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Celebrate Christmas in July by making your own blown glass ornament. Under the guidance of a hot shop instructor, you will be able to select and add color to a hot glass bubble to create a…

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Blown Glass Pumpkins

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Real pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes and so do the ones you’ll create in this workshop. Gather, color, shape and blow a bubble of hot glass to form a pumpkin and then add a stem…

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Bodacious Beads

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Mesmerized by intricate, colorful glass beads and jewelry? Learn the secrets of how beads are made at the torch in this introductory session in the flame shop. You will have a chance to make…

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Candle Bridges

Workshops

Intermediate

Use the skills and techniques learned in fused tiles workshops to create your own decorative display for your favorite candles. Cut and place color rods, stringers and pieces of glass to…

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Coasters

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

This workshop is a great introduction to the world of kiln formed glass. We start by learning how to use a variety of tools to cut sheet glass. You will create mosaic patterns and designs on…

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Coldworked Pendants

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Choose from a variety of transparent glass colors and coldworking techniques to transform a piece of flat glass into a one-of-a-kind pendant. You will learn how to sandblast, carve and…

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Color and Design for Modern Lampworkers

Summer Intensives

Intermediate

MATT TYNER Students will learn cutting-edge techniques involving proper use of color and design elements to encourage creative application and develop their abilities in…

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Context Through Craft

Summer Intensives

Beginner, Intermediate

AMBER COWAN This course will cover introductory to advanced flameworking techniques utilizing borosilicate, soft, and recycled glass. We will work on proper techniques as well as how to…

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Embossed Glasses

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Personalize your own beer mug, wine goblet or drinking glass using sand blasting, glass carving and dremeling techniques! Working with the glass that is provided for you, you’ll learn…

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Explorations Off the Mandrel

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced

JARI SHEESE Buttons, cabochons, and pendants are all first cousins in this exploration of off mandrel work. Whether these pieces are molded, sculpted, or free formed with gravity, the…

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Finding Your Form

Summer Intensives

All Skill Levels

DEAN ALLISON This class will demonstrate how to duplicate a positive form in wax using paintable and pourable silicone rubber materials. There will be demonstrations in capturing life…

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Flameworked Magnets

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Use your own handmade glass magnets to post that reminder note or special someone’s crayon and glitter drawing on the refrigerator. Work on a torch and melt, control and manipulate a…

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Flirting with Fusing

Summer Intensives

Newbie, Beginner

BECKY SMITH In this class, we will explore the art of kilnformed glass. Students will learn how to cut and shape sheet glass to create intricate designs. You will also be introduced to…

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Fused Glass Picture Frames

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Create your own fused glass picture frame that holds a 4” x 6” photo. In this class, you will create a variety of patterns and designs using glass frit and stringers to adorn…

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Fused Glass Sun Catchers

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Have fun creating fused glass sun catchers using a variety of glass materials. We will use pieces of flat glass, rods, stringers and frit to create a pattern or scene. Many things are…

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Gather Round: An Introduction to Hot Glass

Summer Intensives

Newbie, Beginner

JASON FORCK + JARROD FUTSCHER Jason and Jarrod will work with beginning students to teach them the fundamentals of working with hot glass.  Students will go from learning to work…

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Glassblowing: Beyond the Book

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced

ED SCHMID + BENJAMIN JOHNSON This course is for the artist who can get the molten glass out of the furnace but can’t get the results they want out of the box. Using both your…

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Glass Painting for the Next Century

Summer Intensives

All Skill Levels

JOSEPH CAVALIERI This workshop offers modern techniques for applying imagery on the glass surface. It covers hand painting, airbrushing, inking, and silk-screening onto glass along with…

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Glass Taxidermy

Summer Intensives

All Skill Levels

ALLI HOAG In this one-week intensive, we will be finding solutions to translate an array of natural forms and textures into glass, looking to conserve the finest detail and surface…

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Kilnformed Mosaics

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Using sheet glass and glass powder, this technique allows you to create a design or image in glass. Similar to cold mosaics, but instead of messy grout, we use glass powder and fire our work…

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Large Beads with Intricate Stringer Work

Summer Intensives

Intermediate

ALI VANDEGRIFT In Ali’s five-day bead making class, she will demonstrate and discuss her process of making large beads with intricate stringer work. She will share her techniques…

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Make a Glass Sculpture!

Summer Intensives

All Skill Levels

FRANTIŠEK JANÁK This class will teach you how to, step by step, make a small glass sculpture from a solid block of glass using coldworking techniques such as glass shaping,…

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Marketing for Artists

Summer Intensives

All Skill Levels

This workshop focuses on organized steps for marketing your art, with the results of getting better exposure, professional contacts and better sales. It starts with tips on how to package…

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