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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 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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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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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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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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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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Flame 1 Fundamentals

Multi-Week Classes

Newbie, Beginner

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

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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 at the torch and melt, control and manipulate a…

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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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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 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 Suncatchers

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

Have fun creating fused glass suncatchers 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

Instructors: Jason Forck & Chris Hofmann Jason and Chris will work with beginning students to teach them the fundamentals of working with hot glass.  Students will go from…

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Glass Terrariums

Newbie, Beginner

Create a new home for your air plants! Choose your colors. Then blow, shape and manipulate a glass bubble into a lovely terrarium. Air plants not included.

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Hot Glass 1

Multi-Week Classes

Newbie, Beginner

In this introductory Hot Glass I class, you will learn to gather molten glass from the furnace, and then shape it into various forms from paperweights to simple blown shapes such as cups and…

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Hot Glass Blowout

Workshops

Newbie, Beginner

If you have been dying to try glassblowing, this one-day workshop is for you. It gives you a full day of hands-on time to learn how to gather, shape and manipulate molten glass. Start with…

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Intro to Found Object + Life Casting

Multi-Week Classes

Newbie, Beginner

Combine sculpting and building molds with the heat of the kiln to manipulate glass and create cast glass sculptures. You will be introduced to the art of kilncasting through the creation of…

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Intro to Fusing and Slumping

Multi-Week Classes

Newbie, Beginner

Fusing has many dimensions even though you are working with flat glass. Harness the heat of the kiln and use a wide spectrum of glass materials to create an array of functional works of art.…

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Intro to Stained Glass

Multi-Week Classes

Newbie, Beginner

Learn the Tiffany method of stained glass while creating your very own stained glass panel from a variety of patterns and glass. Students will learn the basic skills of cutting and shaping…

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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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Links and Doodads

Multi-Week Classes

Newbie, Beginner

Work with Borosilicate glass to construct a variety of components that can be pieced together to create one-of-a-kind jewelry. Class will cover a broad range of skills and techniques from…

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