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Workshops: An In-Depth, Hands-On Experience

(MOSTLY) WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
Wednesday •Thursday • Friday • Saturday
Our workshops offer a more in-depth initiation to basic and intermediate glassmaking techniques, as well as the opportunity to create a finished product. Small group sizes and sessions over two or three days ensure quality time with your instructor. Unless otherwise indicated, beginners (minimum age 16) are welcome!

Solid Borosilicate Reflex: An Introduction to Flameworking

Online registation begins Nov. 2

Instructor: Christopher McElroy
Explore the basics of sculpting glass in the flame. Bend and shape rods into geometric forms to learn how molten glass changes with heat and time. Then gather more glass to sculpt and shape forms that echo plants and animals found in the Tidewater area of Virginia.

Saturday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 13
8 a.m.—5 p.m. / Limit: 8 students
Cost: $200 Museum Members / $250 all others. (Become a Member)
Online class registration opens Nov. 2.

Pattern and Design: An Introduction to Glass Fusing

Online registation begins Nov. 2

Instructor: Charlotte Potter
Meld your interest in art and design into your own handmade piece of glass. Explore the Chrysler Collection, then create your own glass pieces that reflect a master’s composition and craftsmanship. Learn to cut, assemble, melt, and slump the glass into molds to create colored tiles and platters.

Friday, Nov. 18 • 5—9 p.m. • Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20 8 a.m. —noon
Limit: 8 students
Cost: $150 Museum Members / $200 all others. (Become a Member)
Online class registration opens Nov. 2.

Structure to Form: An Introduction to Flameworking (Rod-building)

Online registation begins Nov. 2

Instructor: Robin Rogers
Bend and weld thin glass rods into a variety of geometric and organic forms and sizes using a small jeweler’s torch. Once familiar with the torch, investigate the many possibilities that rod-building offers. Your instructor will help you with design, sequencing, and troubleshooting, if necessary.

Wednesday, Nov. 30, Thursday, Dec. 1, and Friday, Dec. 2
1—5 p.m. / Limit: 6 students
Cost: $150 Museum Members / $200 all others. (Become a Member)
Online class registration opens Nov. 2.

Amorphous Solid: An Introduction to Glassblowing

Online registation begins Nov. 2

Instructor: Charlotte Potter
Create a series of solid and hollow forms such as paperweights, spheres, and cylinders as you explore the curious qualities of molten glass. Get familiar with basic glassblowing techniques, and then brave some more experimental approaches in the Studio hot shop.

Friday, Dec. 2 • 5—9 p.m. • Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 • 8 a.m.—noon
Limit: 6 students
Cost: $200 Museum Members / $250 all others. (Become a Member)
Online class registration opens Nov. 2.

Sculpting With Fire: An Introduction to Hot Glass Sculpting

Online registation begins Nov. 2

Instructor: Julia Rogers
Find out just what it takes to control and shape a mass of solid glass into a sculpture. Learn how to create strong connections when combining separate forms into one work, and how to use the garage to store components for hot construction.

Friday, Dec. 9 • 5—9 p.m. • Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11 • 8 a.m.—noon
Limit: 6 students
Cost: $200 Museum Members/$250 all others. (Become a Member)
Online class registration opens Nov. 2.

From the Furnace to the Table: An Introduction to Glassblowing

Online registation begins Nov. 2

Instructor: Robin Rogers
Handcraft your own dinnerware! After getting oriented to the Studio and its tools, practice blowing bubbles that you’ll turn into cylinders that are drinking vessels. After that, you’ll turn bubbles into bowls, then move on to plates. Your instructor will help you create your own hand-blown set of tableware.

Wednesday, Dec. 14, Thursday, Dec. 15, and Friday, Dec. 16
1—5 p.m. / Limit: 6 students
Cost: $200 Museum Members / $250 all others. (Become a Member)
Online class registration opens Nov. 2.

Color Theory/Theoretical Beads: An Introduction to Flameworking

Online registation begins Nov. 2

Instructor: Julia Rogers
Marvel as you create beads and small sculptures in glass. It all starts with a solid introduction to working with the glass torch. Then creativity is key as you learn to form beads and pendants, make and apply glass cane, use glass frit, and apply metal foils to your work.

Friday, Dec. 16 • 5—9 p.m. • Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18 • 8 a.m.—noon
Limit: 8 students
Cost: $150 Museum Members/$200 all others. (Become a Member)
Online class registration opens Nov. 2.

The Sport of the Venetian Goblet: An Intermediate Class in Glassblowing

Online registation begins Nov. 2

Instructor: Robin Rogers
Discover the complex process of goblet making, step by step. Analyze cup shapes, optics, stems, blown feet, decorative bits, and (of course) the avolio. Practice skills individually to make components, then put it all together to make finished pieces. Discuss and experience the importance of teamwork in this creation process, working in harmony with an assistant to craft classic Italian goblets.

Prerequisite: Students must have some glassblowing experience (Two-Hour Teaser or Weekend Workshop).

Wednesday, Jan. 11, Thursday, Jan. 12, and Friday, Jan. 13
1—5 p.m. / Limit: 6 students
Cost: $200 Museum Members/$250 all others. (Become a Member)
Online class registration opens Nov. 2.

WEEKLONG WORKSHOP
Full Immersion: Glassblowing Intensive

Online registation begins Nov. 2

Instructor: Charlotte Potter
Over the course of a week, practice and hone your skills—and see results. This concentrated boot camp couples skill-based drills with material explorations, and concludes in a series of drinking glasses and vases. Lectures, demos, and conversations with classmates and our Studio Team enlighten you to the technical and potential applications of the medium of glass.

Prerequisite: Students must have some glassblowing experience (Two-Hour Teaser or Weekend Workshop).

Tuesday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Jan. 29 • 10 a.m.—5 p.m. (1-hour lunch break at 1 p.m.)
Limit: 6 students
Cost: $675 Museum Members/$775 all others. (Become a Member)
Online class registration opens Nov. 2.