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Glass - Hot

Coldworking Basics

A coldworking class covering the basics of cutting and grinding glass, tool care, theory of polishing and decorative techniques. We will cover the proper use of each tool in the cold shop and get hands on experience using the tools.

Beginning

Dates & Times

Jun 4-Jun 25, Mondays 6-10 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Jesse Bach
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Glassblowing I

The basics of working with molten glass will be covered in this eight week class. Beginner

Dates & Times

#1: Apr 3-May 22, Tuesdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Eric Pederson
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

#2: June 5-July 31, Tuesdays (skip July 3) 6-10 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Glassblowing II

If you already know the basics of blowing glass, but aren't quite ready to work on your own, this class is for you. The use of handles, bits, and wraps will be covered, as will color application. Intermediate - Prerequisite: Glass I (taken twice) or one year experience

Dates & Times

#1: Apr 4-May 23, Wednesdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Manuel Castro
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

#2: June 6-August 1 (skip 7/4), Wednesdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

High School Glassblowing

This one week summer program introduces students to the science and art of glass blowing with the guidance of a highly knowledgeable teacher. This hands-on experience will introduce teens to the basic techniques involved in glassblowing such as gathering, blowing, and properly handling tools.  No prerequisite. Beginner

Dates & Times

Aug 14-Aug 17, Tuesday-Friday 10 am-2 pm
Ages: Ages 14 to 18
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Introduction to Goblets

Learn to blow thin glass cups,stems and blown feet and learn to put them together using the "garage" we will also learn exercises to practice building skill outside of the class. Teamwork and repetition will be emphasized.

Advanced

Dates & Times

Jun 16 & Jun 23, Saturdays 9 am-5 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Rich Langley & Chris Schuelke
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Making Fancy Cane

Learn to make\pull "zanfrico" fancy cane of various designs and "roll" them up to create beautiful pieces!

In this class student will learn to:
Pull straight canes proficiently

Twist various fancy canes using straight canes to make patterns.

Roll up fused canes on a collar and blow them into various shapes.

Intermediate

Dates & Times

Th 7/12, F 7/13, Th 7/19 & F 7/20, 6-10pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Rich Langley & Chris Schuelke
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Weekend Intro to Hot Glass

Learn the basics of gathering, shaping, and blowing glass in this introductory course. We will establish a vocabulary about glass while using breath, heat, gravity, and simple tools to create forms.

Beginner

Dates & Times

#1: Apr 7 & Apr 8, Saturday & Sunday 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

#2: Jun 9 & Jun 10, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

#3: Jul 14 & Jul 15, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop