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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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    14 positive reviews
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    Glassblowing: Lampworking

    If you can't handle the heat, stay out of the kitchen. Or, in this case, the lampworking class. Spend an afternoon learning the in's and out's of lampworking -- a cool form of glassblowing that creates beautiful shapes from molten glass rods and a trusty torch. In this class, you'll see how the pros create items such as hand-blown glass beads, pendants, marbles, ornaments, functional art, pipes, and sculptures. The lampworking studio is your oyster, come see what beautiful creations you can make.
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    Glassblowing: Lampworking

    116 Pleasant St. Ste 58 , Easthampton

    • Discover the secrets behind lampworking, a unique form of glassblowing
    • Create objects from molten glass rods and tubing using a torch or a flame
    • Learn how artists create hand-blown glass items such as beads, pendants, marbles, ornaments, functional art, pipes, and sculptures.
    • Come solo or with friends for an unforgettable class!
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    Glass Pipe Making

    If you can't handle the heat, stay out of the kitchen. Or, in this case, the glass pipe making class. Spend an afternoon learning the in's and out's of lampworking -- a cool form of glassblowing that creates beautiful shapes from molten glass rods and a trusty torch. In this class, see how the pros create items such as hand-blown glass beads, pendants, marbles, ornaments, functional art, pipes, and sculptures. The lampworking studio is your oyster, come see what beautiful creations you can make.
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    Glass Pipe Making

    116 Pleasant St. Ste 58 , Easthampton

    • Discover the secrets behind glass pipe making
    • Watch as experts show you various techniques
    • Learn how artists create unique glass pipes
    • Come solo or with friends for an unforgettable class!
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    Glassblowing

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    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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    Glassblowing

    416 Lenox St, Norwood

    • Express your creativity through the ancient process of glass blowing
    • Work with molten glass to create a pumpkin, paperweight, or ornament, and then a larger object of your own
    • Color your glass-blown piece of art
    • Enjoy meeting other craftsmen in the making!
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    27 positive reviews
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    Glassblowing: Flowers

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    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: Flowers

    123 Terrace St, Boston

    • Create a one-of-a-kind flower made out of glass
    • Learn basic glass blowing theory and techniques to produce brilliantly colorful flowers
    • Use tools to gather glass from a furnace, shape it, and color it
    • No experience necessary
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    21 positive reviews
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    Glassblowing 101 : Drinking Glasses

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    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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    Glassblowing 101 : Drinking Glasses

    123 Terrace St, Boston

    • Learn the fundamentals of glassblowing, including vocabulary, tools, and safety
    • Apply color and blowing techniques to create your own, colorful drinking glass
    • Practice gathering glass from a furnace
    • No experience necessary
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    21 positive reviews
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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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