Glass Working

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    Flame Working 101: Boro

    Diablo Glass School
    Flames erupt. You turn the glass, melting it and forming it. It's glowing. Whether you're working a flame for fun or hobby, here, you'll have the chance to create one-of-a-kind beads, pendants, and marbles. This hands-on flameworking course covers the basics of shaping colorful glass in the flame of a stationary propane/oxygen torch. There will be a discussion of studio set-up and safety, followed by periodic demonstrations and plenty of practice time. Throughout the day, you will create beads, glass pendants, and marbles.
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    Fused Glass Pendants

    Diablo Glass School
    For nearly 2,000 years, fusing was the primary method for making small glass objects. Those relics in the museum were all fused. Return to those days and create something equally beautiful. This class will introduce you to the basic principles behind forming glass in the kiln to create beautiful fused glass pendants. You will be introduced to all of the tools, basic glass cutting and kiln forming theory. When these one of a kind pieces come out of the kiln, a Diablo staff member will attach a sterling silver bail by which to hang your pieces.
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    Flame Working TEEN CAMP- 4 day Summer Intensives

    Diablo Glass School
    Flame working takes glass into a small and delicate world, teens interested in focusing on color and fine details will enjoy the flame studio. In this class, teens will learn how to make beautiful glass beads using a stationary bench torch. They will be working on a mandrel, using soft glass to build colorful glass pieces. After a discussion of studio set-up and safety, demonstrations will introduce students to the use of heat and gravity to shape molten glass. Techniques such as dot application, marvering, stringers, annealing and bead cleaning, will all be covered. In the afternoon students will move into the kiln forming studio. Here 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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    Glassblowing 101 : Drinking Glasses

    Diablo Glass School
    Like in ancient Greece, you sculpted glass into your cups. Wine was sipped from a utensil that took days to produce. This two-day introduction to glassblowing will guide first timers, and others looking to brush-up on their skills, through the fundamentals of gathering glass from the furnace, vocabulary, tools, and safety. You will start with one of Diablo's core exercises: the paperweight. Then the class will be introduced to the blown bubble through a series of demonstrations and hands-on exercises. You will then apply the color and blowing techniques learned to create your very own colorful drinking glass.
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    Bead Making 101: Moretti

    Diablo Glass School
    Beads, beads are good for your heart. Beads, beads, they make you... look so luxurious and elegant. In this introductory class, you will learn how to make beautiful glass beads on a mandrel. After a discussion of studio set-up, safety, and demonstrations, experienced instructors will introduce you to the use of heat and gravity to shape molten glass. You will use soft glass, Moretti, to build these colorful glass pieces. Demonstrations will alternate with working time. Just remember the need for bead.
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    Flame Working: Glass Pendants

    Diablo Glass School
    Accessorize your wardrobe, now, with a beautiful pendant, sparkling on your vest, jacket, or even a cap. Using Borosilicate glass, you'll learn to shape and mold a variety of objects, including flowers, at a stationary bench torch. Sculptures will then be cased in clear glass to produce a pendant. Look at it shine and glisten. Along the way, your instructor will demonstrate techniques and then assist as you work on your pieces. Add to your personal style and glisten with the glass.
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    Glassblowing: Paperweights

    Diablo Glass School
    Do you ever feel that all of the paper on your desk is weighing you down? Sounds like it's time to turn the tables. Get on top of your paper game by making your own hand crafted paper weight at Diablo Glass School. The glass paperweight is the first step for anyone interested in working with hot glass. This introductory class guides the first-time glass artist through the most crucial skills. In a fun and informative manner, experienced instructors will introduce you to tools, safety, and basic glass theory. You'll learn how to gather glass from the furnace, how to shape and control it, and how to apply color to the glass. You'll create your own gorgeous handmade paperweight and leave with a strong foundation for future exploration. Take THAT, paper stack!
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    Flame Working: Glass Animals

    Diablo Glass School
    Bring glass to life by creating an animal of your own. Learn to sculpt a variety of animals with Borosilicate glass at a stationary bench torch. After a discussion of studio set-up and safety, demonstrations will introduce you to the use of heat and gravity to shape molten glass. Techniques for applying color and manipulating the form will be practiced. By the end of the class you will have created several sculptural pieces. How does a dragon sound?
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    Glassblowing: Flowers

    Diablo Glass School
    Give your sweetie a flower that will never wilt, a flower that never needs water, and a flower that, just maybe, looks prettier than a generic red rose! During this workshop, you will learn basic glass blowing theory to produce brilliantly colored glass flowers. In a fun and informative environment, you'll use the tools and safety to gather glass from a furnace, shape it, control it, and color it. Surprise your loved one with a set of one-of-a-kind flowers or simply spruce up your apartment with some shrubbery... shrubbery you won't need to worry about.
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    Glassblowing

    Luke Adams Glass Blowing Studio
    Delve deeper into the fun of hot glass in this three-hour class. First, make a simpler piece; choose from a pumpkin, paperweight or an ornament. You'll then have your choice of a larger and more involved piece to make. Choices include a tall-tumbler, scalloped-bowl, vase, 2nd pumpkin or a footed-bowl. Pick your favorite colors or work with clear glass. Then, let the professional instructors help you do the rest. You'll have something of your own making to take home. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and blow some glass like an ancient Egyptian!
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