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    Fusing with Iridescent Glass & Decorative Etching

    Diablo Glass School
    Create your own beautiful piece of artwork with this two-day hands-on workshop that will teach you the basics of fusing, glass etching and slumping. Beginning with iridescent glass, you'll form a fused glass piece that will eventually become a plate or bowl. Further customize your piece by cutting out a design and using sandblasting techniques to etch a pattern into the glass. Lastly, you'll learn how to fire-polish your piece for a beautiful, gleaming finish and form it into a three dimensional object. Learn the fundamentals of glass fusing and decorative etching while creating your own unique piece of artwork.
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    Glassworking: Introduction to Hollow Forms

    Fiamma Art Glass
    Have you always been a creator of sorts? Here is your chance to try something new and develop stunning pieces of art from glass! In this intro to hollow forms class, an expert teacher will carefully guide you through the intricate process of glass manipulation. You will learn important techniques as you discover how to create hollow forms at the torch using borosilicate glass. You will also learn the proper safety rules and how to operate the equipment. You will have your own workstation with a torch, tools, glass, and supplies all ready for you. Once you're feeling confident in your skills, you can begin moving towards advanced projects like ornaments, small vases, and bottles. Looks like you just found the perfect new hobby!
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    Glassblowing: Plate Making

    Diablo Glass School
    What if you made all of your dinnerware? No plate went produced without touching your hands. Crazy, right? Well, not really. This introduction to kiln forming guides you through the process of creating the most traditional fused glass form: the plate. You'll learn basic kiln forming theory, design and color applications. Once you have the basics down, you'll return for day two, when basic cutting techniques will be covered, such as straight lines and curves. Sculpt your dinnerware with your bare hands. It's damn impressive.
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    Glass Flowers!

    Fiamma Art Glass
    Regular flowers are so passe. Next time you want to give that special someone a flower, why not give them a hand crafted glass flower? Now that would be something! Show your loved ones how much they mean to you by signing up for this unique glass blowing class. You will practice this intricate art using graphite and steel to shape and meld molten glass into breathtaking glass flowers. At the end you can take home your beautiful creation and really sweep someone off their feet.
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    Dinner Ware: Glass Plate Making

    Diablo Glass School
    Delve into the word of glass fusing by creating the most traditional form: the plate. In this two-day workshop you'll gain hands-on training on how to form glass in the kiln, create colorful and eye-catching designs, apply color to glassware, and cut your pieces using straight lines and curves. Let your imagination run free as you create and design your own beautifully handcrafted dinnerware pieces. Not only will this course allow you to walk away with unique pieces of artwork made completely by you, but you'll also gain the skills and knowledge to create more once it's over!
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    Sandblasting Designs

    Diablo Glass School
    Think transparency is overrated? Then this is the glass class for you! You'll start out working with a piece of clear glass, and learn to embellish it with a decorative design. First you'll apply stickers and vinyl pieces, and then once you have the design you want, you'll use sandblasting techniques to create a "frosting" effect where the glass is exposed. One the stickers are removed ... Voila! You've got a stunning new glass piece to add to your home decor! Or, you could use it as a handcrafted gift to brighten up another's day ... But we're guessing this one's going straight to your mantel!
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    Glass Judaica Class: Menorahs, Seder and Challah Plates

    Diablo Glass School
    Looking to add a handcrafted heirloom to your home decor? You could scour the flea markets and antique stores and shell out big bucks for something that somebody else made ... Or you could go DIY with this introductory glass workshop! You'll be working towards creating a menorah, or a seder or challah plate, assembling your chosen project piece by piece. In the process, you'll learn techniques used by Judaic artists for thousands of years, including fusing, slumping, and essential kiln forming theory. The end result will be stunning piece that will grace your home for years to come! Pretty glassy, huh?
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    Glassblowing: Fused Glass Clock

    Diablo Glass School
    "Tick-tock on the clock, but the party never --" what's that? You don't have a clock? Well, well. Look no further than Diablo Glass School: In this three hour workshop, you'll create a one of a kind fused glass piece that will be assembled into a clock. Using clear glass, color scraps, frits, and stringers, you'll explore the medium of fused glass. You will complete a few small pieces to get their creative juices flowing followed by one larger piece to be made into a clock. After the piece has been fired, a few days after the class, Diablo staff will drill a hole in the center of the piece and install the clock parts. Return one week later to pick up your fully assembled fused glass clock (shipping options available too)!
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    Glassblowing TEEN CAMP - 4 day Summer Intensives

    Diablo Glass School
    Teens who are interested in working in a team atmosphere with a lot of physical activity will enjoy working in the glass blowing shop. Diablo's experienced instructors will guide teens through a series of demonstrations and hands-on exercises to build their understanding of the medium. There is a three students to one instructor ratio in the hot shop to ensure safety and plenty of individual instruction. First, students will learn basic glass manipulation by creating a paperweight. They will move on to learn how to introduce air into the piece to create a bubble. From there, students can make glasses and small vases. In the afternoon students will move into the kiln forming studio. There they will assemble pieces of glass that they will heat in the kiln to create a fused piece of glass. Their first assignment will be to make some pendants. They will learn basic glass cutting techniques, along with kiln forming and color theory to create coasters and plates.
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    Fused Glass 101

    Diablo Glass School
    This two-day long hands-on workshop will teach you the basics of creating your own glass artwork, including several necklace pendants, coasters, ornaments, suncatchers, tiles and a fused and slumped plate or bowl. Under careful instruction you'll design and customize your unique creations with colorful glass pieces and powders. Here, gain in-depth training on creating fused glass pieces by forming glass in the kiln. Additionally, learn all of the fundamentals of glass fusing, including glass cutting, kiln forming theory, tack-fusing and an introduction to all of the necessary tools. Once you've completed the course you'll walk away with beautiful, handcrafted pieces made completely by you, along with the skills to help you create many more.
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