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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.

Beads 2

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

Take your beads to the next level! With Michael Mangiafico as your guide, learn more advanced decorative techniques, shapes and improve your Moretti bead making skills. Intro to Beads, 24…

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Beyond the Cup

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

This class is great for any Hot 1 or Hot 2 student looking to further their form and practice their skills beyond the eight-week classes. More hot glass time and practice along with forms…

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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 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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Clearly Thinking

Summer Intensives

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Instructor: Jeff Ballard Do you want to work thinner, faster, and with more understanding? Without the distraction of color we can easily see what is happening to the glass; form,…

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Cold Construction and Lamination

Summer Intensives

All Levels

Instructor: Pavel Novak Using solid blocks of glass students will experiment with many aspects of coldworking: cutting with the diamond saw, grinding with silicon carbide grit, diamond…

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Cold Cuts and Lamination

Multi-Week Classes

Newbie, Beginner

Step into the cold shop and learn how to operate all the basic equipment. Cut and grind blocks of glass into multiple sections and then glue them back together using dyed glues. Learn other…

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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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Coldworking Basics and Beyond for Beadmakers

Summer Intensives

Intermediate

Instructor: Ann Steenkiste In this class, students will use both fire and water to make unique beads. At the torch, using a variety of sizes of mandrels, you will make beads that are…

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Coldworking: The Space in Between

Summer Intensives

All Levels

Instructor: Heike Brachlow Starting with solid blocks, this class will explore glass as a sculptural material through coldworking. Focusing on multi-part sculptures, we will…

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Collage + Combine | Remix + Redux

Summer Intensives

All Levels

Instructors: Carrie Iverson + Jeremy Scidmore In this experimental class you will use multiple printmaking and painting with glass processes mixed with glass cutting techniques to…

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Come Join Me In A Creative Journey - Casting

Summer Intensives

Beginner, Intermediate

Instructor: Helen Stokes In this course students will learn not only how to make a mold, but strategies for planning a firing schedule for different types of molds. The instructor will…

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Compression Marbles

Summer Intensives

All Levels

Instructor: Sabina Boehm In this class students will explore several different applications of well known techniques including the compression technique (also referred to as…

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Compression Pendants

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Entice the world with your very own one-of-a-kind, handmade pendants. In this one-day workshop, use the torch to melt glass rods and combine colors to make pendants that look like an…

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Cultivating Casting: Lost Wax Kiln Casting

Summer Intensives

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Ace

Instructor: Evelyn Dunstan With the lost wax process, you can create anything. It offers creative freedom and versatility to combine sculptural form, texture, and color with the luminous…

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Easter Eggs

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Make your very own colorful Easter egg paperweight! Choose your colors and work with an instructor to sculpt an Easter egg that will be the perfect addition to your basket! 

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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. We will provide you with two glasses. You’ll learn to…

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Exercising Control

Spring Intensives

Intermediate

Instructor: Granite Calimpong This is an intermediate glassblowing course that is aimed at providing a functional framework for understanding how to exercise control over the material.…

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Exploration of the Mosaic

Multi-Week Classes

Newbie, Beginner

Explore the art of the traditional glass mosaic. We will start by designing and creating a small mosaic window using traditional glass applications and grouting techniques. Then we will go…

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Exploring Metals in Lampwork Glass Beads

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced

Instructor: Lisa St. Martin For glass artists, so many of our materials revolve around metals. Glass is a metal and our colorants and lots of fun stuff are metals also. This…

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