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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: Flowers

    Diablo Glass School
    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: Plate Making

    Diablo Glass School
    What if you made all of your dinnerware? No plate went produced without touching your hands. Crazy, right? Well, not really. This introduction to kiln forming guides you through the process of creating the most traditional fused glass form: the plate. You'll learn basic kiln forming theory, design and color applications. Once you have the basics down, you'll return for day two, when basic cutting techniques will be covered, such as straight lines and curves. Sculpt your dinnerware with your bare hands. It's damn impressive.
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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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    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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    Stone Setting and Ring Workshop

    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 make your own custom rings? In this jewelry making class, take a quick spin through several jewelry making techniques, including measuring, cutting, customizing, soldering, shaping and buffing. After learning the basics, create your own silver ring with a bezel set stone, perfect to either give to someone special or rock on your own!
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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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