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    Glassblowing

    Luke Adams Glass Blowing Studio
    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 Sampler

    Diablo Glass School
    You know what they say about people who live in glass houses: They should learn how to shape glass. Come on into Diablo Glass School and get a taste of the ancient art of glassblowing. This sampler class is the best way to enjoy the excitement of playing with molten glass -- by making your very own souvenir. You'll learn how to gather glass from the furnace, and then control and shape it. The experienced teachers will help you make a colorful paperweight for you to exhibit as your trophy. Take this course and you'll never need another repairman again! If you live in a glass house, that is.
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    Glassblowing: Lampworking

    Juggernaut Glass (MA)
    If you can't handle the heat, stay out of the kitchen. Or, in this case, the lampworking class. Spend an afternoon learning the in's and out's of lampworking -- a cool form of glassblowing that creates beautiful shapes from molten glass rods and a trusty torch. In this class, you'll see how the pros create items such as hand-blown glass beads, pendants, marbles, ornaments, functional art, pipes, and sculptures. The lampworking studio is your oyster, come see what beautiful creations you can make.
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    Flame Working: Glass Animals

    Diablo Glass School
    Bring glass to life by creating an animal of your own. Learn to sculpt a variety of animals with Borosilicate glass at a stationary bench torch. After a discussion of studio set-up and safety, demonstrations will introduce you to the use of heat and gravity to shape molten glass. Techniques for applying color and manipulating the form will be practiced. By the end of the class you will have created several sculptural pieces. How does a dragon sound?
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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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    Glass Pipe Making

    Juggernaut Glass (MA)
    If you can't handle the heat, stay out of the kitchen. Or, in this case, the glass pipe making class. Spend an afternoon learning the in's and out's of lampworking -- a cool form of glassblowing that creates beautiful shapes from molten glass rods and a trusty torch. In this class, see how the pros create items such as hand-blown glass beads, pendants, marbles, ornaments, functional art, pipes, and sculptures. The lampworking studio is your oyster, come see what beautiful creations you can make.
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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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    Flame Working 101: Boro

    Diablo Glass School
    Flames erupt. You turn the glass, melting it and forming it. It's glowing. Whether you're working a flame for fun or hobby, here, you'll have the chance to create one-of-a-kind beads, pendants, and marbles. This hands-on flameworking course covers the basics of shaping colorful glass in the flame of a stationary propane/oxygen torch. There will be a discussion of studio set-up and safety, followed by periodic demonstrations and plenty of practice time. Throughout the day, you will create beads, glass pendants, and marbles.
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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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    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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