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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 Sampler

    Diablo Glass School
    Play. With. FIRE! This beginner course will introduce flame working at a stationary bench torch. This class is the ideal way to enjoy the excitement of melting glass in the torch and creating your very own piece. You will experience putting the melted glass on the mandrel, controlling, shaping, and sculpting it to produce colorful and elegant shapes. The course is intended to briefly introduce you to flame working for further consideration. Basically, get ready to play with fire and transform flame into beauty.
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    Fused Jewelry Class (1 Hour)

    Luke Adams Glass Blowing Studio
    Experience glass on a personal scale. Create a fused-glass piece for you to wear and show-off. During this exciting one-hour jewelry workshop you'll make your very own unique piece of jewelry. You will have the choice of making a pendant, earring set, or ring. Customize your masterpiece with your own hand-selected silver findings and glass colors. You'll use the silver backings and hardware to mount your beautiful fused glass centerpiece. Add to your jewelry box and neckline in this fashionable class!
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    Modern Calligraphy: Intro to Pointed Pen (1 person)

    Lettering By Liz
    Join us for a 2 hour small group workshop with a maximum of 15 students. No previous experience is required & no need to bring anything! All class materials & generous take-home kit of supplies (pen, nibs, multiple inks & more) are included with your registration. During this interactive small group class, you will learn the fundamentals of the meditative art of pointed pen calligraphy from Liz Roessler of Lettering By Liz, a calligrapher with over 30 years of professional experience. The easy-to-understand instruction is focused on everything you need to get started & enjoy calligraphy: how to properly hold & use a dip pen with acrylic ink, setting up your workspace, healthy ergonomics, patient & personal instruction & focused, specific goals for your practice & project work following class. 5 unique lettering styles are demonstrated & included in the take-home materials: 3 script/cursive styles & 2 print/block styles We will review all the best pro tips & tools & unique ways to use your new calligraphy skills, inspiring demonstrations, customized take-aways and Q&A throughout. Following each class, students receive an informative email packed with a bevy of resources & ongoing mentoring for all alumni is available & strongly encouraged. Intersted students may choose to continue their learning experience in intermediate-level classes which are available year-round or in private, 1:1 lessons.
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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: 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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    All about Glass Dots I

    Fiamma Art Glass
    This class will introduce you to the bead-i-ful world of beads and dots! Explore your inner artist as you learn to execute simple dot patterns using multiple colors and stringers on moretti glass. Expert teachers will carefully guide you through the entire process. You will explore various techniques including pulling stringers, spacing dots, dot stacks, and more. Leave with a beautiful creation you can show off to your family and friends. Who knew, the world of beads is not so small after all!
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    Stone Setting and Ring Workshop

    Stonybrook Fine Arts
    Rings can be great fashion statements, but they kind of lose their appeal when everyone else has the same one you do. Why not learn to make your own custom rings? In this jewelry making class, take a quick spin through several jewelry making techniques, including measuring, cutting, customizing, soldering, shaping and buffing. After learning the basics, create your own silver ring with a bezel set stone, perfect to either give to someone special or rock on your own!
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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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    Weaving and Spinning

    Elissa's Creative Warehouse
    It's no yarn to say that this weaving and spinning class is going to be a colorful time! You'll learn to use a rigid heddle loom like a pro. This simple to use and portable loom is perfect for classroom learning, home crafts, and clubs, capable of creating beautiful pieces. Pick up the knowledge you need to weave scarves, bags, towels, and more! Ellissa's Creative Warehouse offers a supportive learning environment to enhance your skills, plus the opportunity to meet and socialize with other crafty sorts. Get in touch with your creative side with some creative cohorts! How about giving it a spin?
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