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    Glassblowing 101 : Drinking Glasses

    Diablo Glass School
    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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    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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    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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