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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.

3D Printed and Cast Glass Heads

Workshops

All Skill Levels

With 3D printing, you can now quickly and easily create a physical object from a computer model. 3D scanning technology allows you to scan objects, even yourself! In this workshop, you will…

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3D Stained Glass

Multi-Week Classes

Newbie, Beginner

Add some dimension to your stained glass! Students will learn how to cut and shape sheet glass, and solder them together to create a 3D star and set of decorative boxes. No previous…

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All About the Pattern

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

In this class, we will learn multiple color techniques to help you create uniquely patterned glass. Learn a variety of pattern bar techniques and harness the heat of the vitrigraph to create…

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Beginner Beadmaking

Multi-Week Classes

Newbie, Beginner

If you’re fascinated by baubles, bangles, and beads, this is the class for you. You will make many glass beads as you learn the basic skills of heating Moretti (soft) glass, applying…

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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

Make your own blown glass ornament to hang on the tree or give as a special holiday gift! Under the guidance of a hot shop instructor, you will be able to select and add color to a hot glass…

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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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Casting on a Different Plane, Press Molds

Summer Intensives

All Skill Levels

JENNIFER HALVORSON Press molds have a very unique and purposeful mold design, which allows thinner objects to be cast, as well as forms containing various openings or texture on all…

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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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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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Color, Form and Line in 104 COE Glass Beads

Summer Intensives

Intermediate

JC HERRELL In this one week study you will have the opportunity to explore a range of 104 COE beadmaking techniques, tailoring practice time to best meet your personal goals. Emphasis…

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Compression Technique

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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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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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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Fast Track Flameworking

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Flameworking is the technique of forming objects by melting glass rods and tubing at the torch. You will be amazed at what you can make – beads, marbles, chains and pendants to name a…

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Flame 1 Fundamentals

Multi-Week Classes

Newbie, Beginner

A great combination class to explore variety in the flameshop.  You will work with both Moretti (soft) and Borosilicate (hard) glass while learning the fundamentals of flameworking.…

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Flame 2

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

Fine-tune your skills from Flame I while taking it to another level!  In Flame II things begin to flow more naturally. Hand and glass control, and multi-tasking while remaining in one…

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Flamecicles

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Have you ever wanted to enjoy the beauty of icicles inside your home? Now you can. Turn on the torch and learn to melt Borosilicate glass rods. Then by twisting, pushing, and pulling create…

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Flame Open Projects

Multi-Week Classes

Advanced

Bring new ideas and a sketchbook to this advanced class. The instructor will work with you on challenges and designs for new projects. Basic materials are provided. Students will be allotted…

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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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Floral Glass Gardens

Summer Intensives

Intermediate

LEAH FAIRBANKS In this class you will learn how to create your own floral glass beads using precise application of surface embellishment. Emphasis will be placed on design, color…

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Frit Pendants

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Flamework your own frit pendant using crushed colored glass to create a 3D explosion. Melt and manipulate your own eye-popping pendant by gathering a molten ball of glass, applying color and…

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