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    Sock Talk

    Looking to pick up some knitting skills? Hop in feet first with this sock workshop! You'll learn basic approaches and knitting theory for using one, two, and four needles to create colorful, cozy socks! These same skills are transferable to numerous other projects, including mittens and hats, so you won't just be stuck knitting socks for the rest of your life -- your sock collection would get pretty out of hand. Ellissa's Creative Warehouse offers a supportive learning environment to enhance your skills, plus the opportunity to meet and socialize with other crafty sorts. The knowledge you pick up in this class ought to come in pretty handy... or footy, in this case!
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    Sock Talk

    220 Reservoir St, Needham

    • Learn to use needles to handknit socks during a beginners' class
    • Pick up the basic skills necessary for many other projects
    • Develop your crafting confidence thanks to a fun, supportive learning environment
    • Satiate your creative side and meet others interested in knitting
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    Cake Pop Decorating

    Is regular cake too square for your fancy taste? Want to learn to make a dessert that really pops? Come on down to this cake pop decorating class, and learn how to bake this delicious dessert-on-the-go right at home! Crumble and squish moist cupcake cakes and scrumptious frosting into a dozen impressive cake pops using whichever gourmet flavor that calls to you. Under the instruction of a knowledgeable baker and cake pop expert, create and custom decorate a dozen pops to take home upon completion of this two hour class! How sweet is that?
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    Cake Pop Decorating

    1450 Highland Ave, Needham

    • Learn how to create your own delicious cake pops during this hands-on baking class
    • Receive guided instruction from an expert baker and cake pop connoisseur
    • Take home a dozen custom created and decorated desserts to share with friends or enjoy by yourself
    • Experience a small class size that will ensure plenty of personal assistance and attention
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    Intro to Glass Ornaments

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    Why have generic, store-bought ornaments when you can have awesome hand made ones? No ones Christmas tree will compare to yours after you fill it with your own festive creations. In this class you will learn the ancient art of Flameworking by way of its modern incarnation using gas/oxy torches and graphite and steel tools. Expert teachers will carefully guide you through the entire process. You'll learn the basics of safety and equipment operation before getting into the fundamentals of hot glass manipulation, glass color usage, and surface decoration. You'll get the experience of working at your own personal workstation with a torch, tools, glass and supplies. You might want to host a contest for the best looking tree this year because your tree is about to be unbeatable.
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    Intro to Glass Ornaments

    86 Maple St, Waltham

    • Learn the basics of flameworking, the modern incarnation of lampworking, under the guidance of a skilled instructor
    • Practice proper safety and equipment handling as you learn to use gas/oxy torches with graphite and steel tools
    • Create holiday ornaments and festive figurines you can take home and share with family and friends
    • Explore the possibilities of a new and exciting hobby
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    Flame Working 101: Boro

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    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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    Flame Working 101: Boro

    123 Terrace St, Boston

    • Cover the basics of shaping colorful glass in the flame of a stationary torch
    • Discuss studio set-up and safety, followed by demonstrations and practice time
    • Create beads, glass pendants, and marbles
    • No experience necessary
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    21 positive reviews
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    Intro to TIG Welding

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    Become familiar with the art of welding in an informative introductory class, where you'll cover tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding techniques, which allows for the joining of more alloys and metals than any other welding process. This workshop will teach you about the fascinating process of gas metal arc welding, including effective methods, equipment handling, and shop safety. After you've got a handle on the art, try your hand at applying topics demonstrated during the class to create a welding sample in mild steel.
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    Intro to TIG Welding

    24 Porter St, Jamaica Plain

    • Become familiar with the basics of metal welding with an introductory workshop
    • Learn shop safety while getting a good grasp of the shop tools and equipment
    • Try your hand at your new skills to create a welding sample in mild steel
    • All skill levels are welcome
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    Make a Pendant

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    Tired of wearing the same accessories that everyone else has? Why not let your individuality shine through your jewelry! Learn the basics of making and customizing pendants in this crafting workshop. This four hour course will take you through several jewelry making techniques, including metal cutting, filing, and soldering. After learning the essentials, begin to customize your own personal silver pendant, perhaps with some colorful glass beads? The sky's the limit! Leave with a beautiful accessory to either give to someone special or rock of your own.
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    Make a Pendant

    24 Porter St, Jamaica Plain

    • Explore the basics of jewelry making and stone setting in an introductory workshop
    • Learn basic techniques including metal cutting, filing, and soldering
    • Practice using stones to further customize your creations
    • Leave with a hand-crafted silver and gemstone pendant as a souvenir
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    Flame Working TEEN CAMP- 4 day Summer Intensives

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    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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    Flame Working TEEN CAMP- 4 day Summer Intensives

    123 Terrace St, Boston

    • 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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    21 positive reviews

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