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.
Note: This is a 4 day class running each week June-August and December-January geared towards students 12-18 years old. Class is in session Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm.
Students will spend 9-12 working in the flame shop blowing glass, after an hours lunch students will switch studios and work in the flat shop on fused glass projects 1-4pm.
All materials included.
All glass projects have to be cooled or "annealed" in a kiln after creation, for this reason all projects will be available for pick up within 1 week of the class. (Next day for Flameworking classes only) please call ahead to schedule pick up
What to expect
- Learn how to melt and manipulate, shape and color molten glass at a bench torch
- 4 consecutive days of class time will allow studentd to receive a comprehensive introduction to the art of flame working
- Create your own, unique glass pieces
- No experience necessary
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About this Activity
|Price||$545.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||7 hours|
Cancellation notice must be given at least 7 days prior to the scheduled activity to receive a full refund. If you cancel within 7 days, you can receive a refund less a $20 processing fee.