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Glass - Hot

Coldworking

Students will be instructed on the efficient and safe usage of the equipment and techniques necessary for the successful cutting and polishing of glass objects.

Dates & Times

Mar 14 & Mar 15, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-2 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Rebecca Chernow
Location: Cold Shop

Creating Pate de Verre Forms

After watching a demo on how to make glass sculptural work from tiny pieces of fractured glass (pate de verre), students will make their own 6" glass sculptural form. Glass will be colored with permanent glass powders and embellished with other glass frit, stringer, confetti, etc. Students will arrange to pick up their finished fused pieces at the Schack the following week or pay to have the work shipped to their homes.

This class is part of the NW Designer Craftsman Symposium and no discount codes may be used for registration. Thank you.

Dates & Times

March 21, Saturday 8 am-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Lin McJunkin
Location: Multiple

Glassblowing I

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

Dates & Times

#1: Jan 6-Feb 24, Mondays 6-10 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

#2: Mon, April 6-June 1 (skip May 25), 6-10pm
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. 

Dates & Times

#1: Jan 8-Feb 26, Wednesdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Manuel Castro
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

#2: Apr 8-May 27, Wednesdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Manuel Castro
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

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 skills outside of the class. Teamwork and repetition will be emphasized.

Students will learn how to make "avolios", "blown feet", and the fundamentals of using the garage to assemble multiple parts.

Dates & Times

Jan 18 & Jan 19, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Rich Langley & Chris Schulke
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.

Dates & Times

#1: Feb 22 & Feb 23, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-3 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

#2: Apr 18 & Apr 19, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-3 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop