Saturday at the Glass Studio
Feb 16, 2013
We offer a free glass art demo every day at noon.
On the calendar today for classes or special events:
• Introductory Glassblowing: Champagne Paperweight
This is our most popular introductory class. In these two-hour sessions you'll use a blowpipe to convert hot glass into a colorful champagne paperweight. In the process, you’ll get familiar with the Studio equipment and working with molten glass. Today's session begins at 2 p.m. and you can sign up or get more details here. You can repeat these classes for more practice or advance to more in-depth instruction.
• Two-Weekend Workshop: A Survey of Four Glass Processes
In two Saturdays you can learn four different glass techniques—glassblowing, flameworking, fusing and coldworking. From creative paperweights to carefully constructed tiles, from beautiful colored or clear beads to elegantly engraved creations, here's a fun way to learn the possibilities of glass. Held on consecutive Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Feb. 16 and 23, March 16 and 23, and April 20 and 27). You can sign up online. ($175 Members, $225 all others).
• Two-Hour Class: Introduction to Flameworking
From 2-4 p.m. today, come get a taste of an addicting form of glass art—the molding of glass by way of a torch. In introductory classes you make beads and marbles as a way to learn the craft. You can then advance your skills by taking atwo-night course that moves you from beads to figures (offered March 6 and 13). If you do well at that, you can then consider a two-day workshop called Blowing on the Torch that will be offered March 16-17. After that you can start looking at booking private time and calling yourself a Jedi master. To sign up for this first step, click here. ($40 Members, $60 all others).