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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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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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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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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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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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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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Expressionism in Glass

Summer Intensives

Beginner, Intermediate

Instructor: Jamex de la Torre + Einar de la Torre We will focus on ways to convey ideas in the hot shop. This will include different construction techniques and efficient color…

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Flame 2

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

Fine tune your skills from Flame 1. In this class things begin to flow more naturally. Hand and glass control, and multitasking while remaining in one spot is much easier. Both…

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Fundamentals of Flameworking Borosilicate

Summer Intensives

Newbie, Beginner, Intermediate

Instructor: Tim Drier In this class we will cover techniques from how to make a marble to the human form. We will explore hollow work, some scientific and many different ways to apply…

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Fused Glass Dishes (Slumping)

Workshops

Intermediate

Take your fusing to the next level. Create and cut a pattern from sheet glass and adorn that pattern with other glass accessories. Then after the initial full fuse, we will fire your tile a…

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Gettin' Weird

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced

Instructor: Andrew Certo In this course, students will be challenged to find (or strengthen) their unique voice in glass. We will begin by sketching, building skills and discussing…

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Glassblowing with Found and Recycled Glass

Summer Intensives

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Ace

Instructors: Julian Maturino + Nanda Soderberg During this class, students will learn how to transform recycled and found glass via traditional glass working techniques in the hot and…

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Making Your Mark

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced

Instructor: Clare Belfrage This class will focus on expressive uses of color and pattern in blown glass. With an emphasis on linking pattern and form, students will learn a range of ways…

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Murrine Methods

Summer Intensives

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Instructor: Penny Rakov In this class we will concentrate on the various methods that can be employed to create Murrine in the glass studio. Making and using Murrine does not…

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New! Design Your Own Sheet Glass

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

Do you love to cut and fuse sheet glass, creating pattern and design for functional fused dishes and art pieces but wish you had more variety in material? In this class we will tap into your…

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New! Dropout Vessels

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

Explore gravity's influence on kilnformed glass. Put your introductory fusing knowledge to use and push the boundaries by creating a variety of dropout vessels and dishes. Suspended in…

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New! Introduction to Stemware

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

This class will focus on the basics of goblet making. We will cover basic cup shapes, simple decorative bits, and different assembly techniques. Because repetition will be stressed, you will…

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New! Mold Blown in the USA

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

Get ready to be inspired by historical flasks and mold blown factory glass. This class will research and explore the history of American factory mold blown glass. You will learn to…

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New! Murrini

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

Murrini is an Italian glass technique that involves creating colored patterns and images made in glass cane (long rods of glass) that are revealed when cut into cross-sections. As an…

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New! Working Solo

Multi-Week Classes

Intermediate

This class is for anyone who wants to further their knowledge of hot glass, but doesn’t always have ability to find an assistant. We will learn about new tools and techniques along…

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Playing with Sea Inhabitants

Summer Intensives

Intermediate, Advanced, Ace

Instructor: Mauro Vianello This class is for students who wish to broaden their knowledge and add techniques and forms to create sea creatures like fish, crabs, starfish, dolphins,…

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Pulled It!

Summer Intensives

Intermediate

Instructors: Adam Holtzinger + Emrys Berkower In this class we will explore and discuss various types of cane patterns and how they change and interact with various blown forms.…

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