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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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    Glassblowing: Paperweights

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    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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    Glassblowing: Paperweights

    123 Terrace St, Boston

    • Work with hot glass in a fun and informative manner
    • Become familiar with the tools, safety, and basic glass theory of glass making
    • Gather glass from a furnace, and learn how to shape, control, and apply color to the glass
    • Create a gorgeous, handmade paperweight
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    Introduction to Beadmaking

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    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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    Introduction to Beadmaking

    86 Maple St, Waltham

    • Learn to create and decorate your very own glass beads during this beadmaking class
    • Explore the fundamentals of this ancient artform, such as shaping and coloring hot glass
    • Enjoy the perk of having your own workstation and tools to customize your beads any way imaginable
    • Gain a hands on experience and hang on to your creation forever
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    Glassworking: Introduction to Hollow Forms

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    Have you always been a creator of sorts? Here is your chance to try something new and develop stunning pieces of art from glass! In this intro to hollow forms class, an expert teacher will carefully guide you through the intricate process of glass manipulation. You will learn important techniques as you discover how to create hollow forms at the torch using borosilicate glass. You will also learn the proper safety rules and how to operate the equipment. You will have your own workstation with a torch, tools, glass, and supplies all ready for you. Once you're feeling confident in your skills, you can begin moving towards advanced projects like ornaments, small vases, and bottles. Looks like you just found the perfect new hobby!
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    Glassworking: Introduction to Hollow Forms

    86 Maple St, Waltham

    • Learn the basics of blowing hollow forms at the torch using borosilicate glass
    • Practice proper safety and equipment handling as you learn the fundamentals of hot glass manipulation, and breaking down tubing
    • Advance towards challenging projects like ornaments, small vases, and bottles
    • Bring your creations home to share with friends and family
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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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    Glass Flowers!

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    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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    Glass Flowers!

    86 Maple St, Waltham

    • Learn the basics of shaping and using graphite and steel to mold and shape glass into a beautiful flower
    • Practice proper safety and equipment handling as you learn the fundamentals of hot glass manipulation
    • Create a gorgeous glass flower you take it home to a loved one
    • Explore the possibilities of a new and exciting hobby
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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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    Introduction to Flameworking

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    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 Flameworking

    86 Maple St, Waltham

    • Explore the ancient yet magnifying art of flameworking
    • Craft spectacular glass marbles, and figurines
    • Learn to safely manipulate glass into your desired shapes, colors, and patterns
    • Embrace an approachable introduction to glasswork
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    7 positive reviews

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