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    Jewelry Class (2 Hour)

    Luke Adams Glass Blowing Studio
    How's your jewelry set? Is it in need of some of your own, signature designs? Glass on a more personal scale. Come make a unique piece of jewelry in this two-hour jewelry workshop. You will have yoru choice of making three pieces in this class: pendants, earring sets or rings. Pick your own silver and pick your own colors in glass. You'll use the silver backings and hardware to mount your unique fused glass centerpiece. All glass pieces need overnight annealing (a cooling process) and will be ready for pickup or shipment the next day.
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    Introduction to Stained Glass

    Glass, Arts and More
    Enjoy a night of fun with some friends creating a breathtaking sun-catcher in this comprehensive intro to stained glass class! Stained glass, as an art and hands on creation, requires the artistic skill to conceive an appropriate and workable design, and ultimately the engineering skills to assemble the piece. Learn the skills necessary to create these unique and beautiful 'illuminated wall decorations,' which are used to control and manipulate light to create a beautiful effect unlike any other type of art. During this three hour course, you will receive a kit of pre-cut glass, including all the materials you need to create your own masterpiece, to decorate your home or give away as a perfect gift!
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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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    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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    Images in Glass

    Diablo Glass School
    Engrain your favorite images onto a glass backdrop. How crazy is that? This course will introduce you to the process of applying photographic quality images to glass. On this day, you'll learn how to transfer an image to resist and then to flat glass. The glass can be sandblasted and paradise paints can be applied. Examples of imagery can include logos, text, hand drawn imagery, or even old family photographs.
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    Intro to Welding: Stick Technique

    Stonybrook Fine Arts
    Become familiar with the art of stick welding with a fun and informative introductory class, where you'll cover gas welding and stick, or arc, welding. This workshop will teach you about the fascinating process of gas metal arc welding, including the effective methods, equipment handling, and shop safety, as well as how the machine itself works. After you've got a handle on the art, try your hand at welding a few things together to get some hands-on practice with your new skill!
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    Intro to Oxy Welding

    Stonybrook Fine Arts
    Get a brief taste of Oxy-Acetylene welding and cutting techniques, often used for welding pipes together as well as fabricating metal artwork, during this introductory class. You'll begin to familiarize yourself with the methods, equipment handling, and shop safety of this form of welding, one of the oldest welding processes on earth. After you've got a handle on the art, try your hand at welding a few things together to get some hands on practice with your new skill!
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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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    Introduction to Flameworking

    Fiamma Art Glass
    Ever since the first human looked at sand and thought, "What if I melted these tiny rocks?", people have been in love with glass decorations. Learn the ancient art of flameworking as you use torches and metal tools to melt and sculpt dazzling marbles and figurines. You'll learn how to safely operate your equipment, the fundamentals of manipulating hot glass, and how to decorate the surface of your glass creation to make different visual effects. Your inner artist is in there, just waiting to be recognized.
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    Introduction to Beadmaking

    Fiamma Art Glass
    Jewelry making is great and all, until you just can't find that perfect colored bead. Stop relying on crafting stores to achieve your artistic visions, and take matters into your own hands! In this 2-hour crafting class, travel back in time to explore the over 5000 year old art form of glass beadmaking -- using the best modern equipment and supplies, of course. Learn all the fundamental skills and information needed to produce your own glass beads in nearly any shape or color you can imagine, including safety procedures, how to manipulate hot glass, how to color glass, and how to decorate the surface. Enjoy the luxury of having your own workstation, torch, tools, and all the supplies and glass you need to be well on your way towards making custom jewelry more beautiful than you ever dreamed!
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