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Blown Glass Paperweights

In this class, students will learn how to create and cold-work paperweights. Paperweights are easy to learn but hard to master. There will be design planning and color experimentation as well.

Dates & Times

Mar 16 & Mar 17, Saturday & Sunday 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Patrick Matson
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Cheers! Blown Glasses

This course will be an overview of the cylinder and a back to basics approach to glass blowing in clear glass. We will focus on this one specific shape to gain technical knowledge and know how to make breakthroughs in your technical skills. This course is great for any level glassmaker with some glass blowing experience.

Dates & Times

Mar 11-Mar 25, Mondays 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Elizabeth Perkins
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

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

#1: Jan 12 & Jan 13, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-2 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Rebecca Chernow
Location: Cold Shop

#2: Mar 30 & Mar 31, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-2 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Rebecca Chernow
Location: Cold Shop

Glassblowing I

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

Dates & Times

#1: Jan 7-Feb 25, Mondays 6-10 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

#2: Mondays, 4/8-6/3 (skip 5/27), 6-10pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
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 9-Feb 27, Wednesdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Manuel Castro
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

#2: Apr 10-May 29, Wednesdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Manuel Castro
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Perfume Bottles

The class will cover the different color applications that could be used to decorate the bottle. There could be 2 variations of a perfume bottle form to choose from, a tall and a short bottle. Vessel construction steps will be talked about before gathering any glass to give an idea on the process of how a small vessel like a perfume bottle would be achieved.

Dates & Times

April 28, Sunday 10 am-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Katie Matson
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop