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    Stained Glass: Suncatcher or Decorative Mirror

    Diablo Glass School
    Stroll past an impressive cathedral, and you'll be welcomed with glistening, artistic stained glass. The sun catches it, reflects and refracts the light, and shines the colorful beauty. It's your chance to create the phenomenon. Here, you'll learn the basic techniques to catch light with stained glass. Experienced instructors will guide you through fundamental cutting, grinding, and soldering techniques that'll make your piece perfect. From there, choose between making a suncatcher or decorative mirror frame. Whatever it may be, it'll reflect the beauty of the surrounding light.
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    Flame Working TEEN CAMP- 4 day Summer Intensives

    Diablo Glass School
    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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    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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    Dinner Ware: Glass Plate Making

    Diablo Glass School
    Delve into the word of glass fusing by creating the most traditional form: the plate. In this two-day workshop you'll gain hands-on training on how to form glass in the kiln, create colorful and eye-catching designs, apply color to glassware, and cut your pieces using straight lines and curves. Let your imagination run free as you create and design your own beautifully handcrafted dinnerware pieces. Not only will this course allow you to walk away with unique pieces of artwork made completely by you, but you'll also gain the skills and knowledge to create more once it's over!
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    Sandblasting Designs

    Diablo Glass School
    Think transparency is overrated? Then this is the glass class for you! You'll start out working with a piece of clear glass, and learn to embellish it with a decorative design. First you'll apply stickers and vinyl pieces, and then once you have the design you want, you'll use sandblasting techniques to create a "frosting" effect where the glass is exposed. One the stickers are removed ... Voila! You've got a stunning new glass piece to add to your home decor! Or, you could use it as a handcrafted gift to brighten up another's day ... But we're guessing this one's going straight to your mantel!
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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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    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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    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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    Bead Making 101: Moretti

    Diablo Glass School
    Beads, beads are good for your heart. Beads, beads, they make you... look so luxurious and elegant. In this introductory class, you will learn how to make beautiful glass beads on a mandrel. After a discussion of studio set-up, safety, and demonstrations, experienced instructors will introduce you to the use of heat and gravity to shape molten glass. You will use soft glass, Moretti, to build these colorful glass pieces. Demonstrations will alternate with working time. Just remember the need for bead.
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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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