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Summer Intensives

Description

Teens in grades 6 - 12 take over Pittsburgh Glass Center in this intensive class! This one-week summer program introduces the science and art of glass to teens. It gives students the rare hands-on experience of learning the many facets of glass in one of the top facilities in the country. Sessions will include glassblowing, flameworking, kilnforming, and coldworking. During the lunch hour all students will come together for discussion with the instructors and fellow students.

  • In the Hot Shop, learn the basics of gathering, blowing, and tool handling.
  • In the Flame Shop, students use heat and gravity to shape molten glass at a stationary bench torch.
  • In the Kiln Shop, students will be introduced to the world of kilnforming, from cutting sheet glass to exploring the creation of imagery using frits and powders.
  • In the Cold Shop, students learn to sandblast, etch, grind and polish.

Scholarships are available; deadline June 1.

 

Type

High School

Difficulty Level

Newbie, Beginner

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