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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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    Glass Flowers!

    Fiamma Art Glass
    Regular flowers are so passe. Next time you want to give that special someone a flower, why not give them a hand crafted glass flower? Now that would be something! Show your loved ones how much they mean to you by signing up for this unique glass blowing class. You will practice this intricate art using graphite and steel to shape and meld molten glass into breathtaking glass flowers. At the end you can take home your beautiful creation and really sweep someone off their feet.
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    Glassblowing: Paperweights

    Diablo Glass School
    Do you ever feel that all of the paper on your desk is weighing you down? Sounds like it's time to turn the tables. Get on top of your paper game by making your own hand crafted paper weight at Diablo Glass School. The glass paperweight is the first step for anyone interested in working with hot glass. This introductory class guides the first-time glass artist through the most crucial skills. In a fun and informative manner, experienced instructors will introduce you to tools, safety, and basic glass theory. You'll learn how to gather glass from the furnace, how to shape and control it, and how to apply color to the glass. You'll create your own gorgeous handmade paperweight and leave with a strong foundation for future exploration. Take THAT, paper stack!
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    Flame Working: Glass Pendants

    Diablo Glass School
    Accessorize your wardrobe, now, with a beautiful pendant, sparkling on your vest, jacket, or even a cap. Using Borosilicate glass, you'll learn to shape and mold a variety of objects, including flowers, at a stationary bench torch. Sculptures will then be cased in clear glass to produce a pendant. Look at it shine and glisten. Along the way, your instructor will demonstrate techniques and then assist as you work on your pieces. Add to your personal style and glisten with the glass.
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    Intro to MIG Welding

    Stonybrook Fine Arts
    Become familiar with the art of welding in an informative introductory class, where you'll cover gas welding, stick or arc welding and metal inert gas (MIG) welding techniques. This workshop will teach you about the fascinating process of gas and metal arc welding, including effective methods, equipment handling, and shop safety. 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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    Make a Ring

    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 create your own custom rings in this jewelry making class! Take a quick spin through several jewelry making techniques, including measuring, cutting, soldering, shaping and buffing metal under instruction from master craftsmen. After learning the basics of fashioning a ring from silver, create your own and customize it however you'd like. Leave with a beautiful accessory to either give to someone special or rock on your own to show off your new skill!
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    Fusing with Iridescent Glass & Decorative Etching

    Diablo Glass School
    Create your own beautiful piece of artwork with this two-day hands-on workshop that will teach you the basics of fusing, glass etching and slumping. Beginning with iridescent glass, you'll form a fused glass piece that will eventually become a plate or bowl. Further customize your piece by cutting out a design and using sandblasting techniques to etch a pattern into the glass. Lastly, you'll learn how to fire-polish your piece for a beautiful, gleaming finish and form it into a three dimensional object. Learn the fundamentals of glass fusing and decorative etching while creating your own unique piece of artwork.
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    Glass Judaica Class: Menorahs, Seder and Challah Plates

    Diablo Glass School
    Looking to add a handcrafted heirloom to your home decor? You could scour the flea markets and antique stores and shell out big bucks for something that somebody else made ... Or you could go DIY with this introductory glass workshop! You'll be working towards creating a menorah, or a seder or challah plate, assembling your chosen project piece by piece. In the process, you'll learn techniques used by Judaic artists for thousands of years, including fusing, slumping, and essential kiln forming theory. The end result will be stunning piece that will grace your home for years to come! Pretty glassy, huh?
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    Glassblowing Workshop

    Luke Adams Glass Blowing Studio
    Does your life need a bit more heat and creativity? Of course it does. Get your creative start now by working with molten glass, an ancient process still used today. During this one-hour workshop, you'll make a pumpkin, paperweight, or an ornament. Pick your favorite colors and a professional instructor will help you do the rest. You will have something of your own making to take home! You craftsy creator, you!
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