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Introduction to Cane Work
Introduction to Cane Work
Sep 24
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 717
Sep 24
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sunday
6
$ 613
$ 552
$ 0

Instructor: Rand Coburn

This class is a look into the world of working with cane. We will cover the very basics of pulling cane, starting with filligranna (straight cane), clear or color core and clear core with color on the outside, as well as a myriad of other possibilities. As the foundations of gathering, marvering, and transferring to a post are established we will delve into the beginnings of patterned cane such as zanfirico, ballotini, and a few others. In addition to pulling the cane the process of picking up the cane to make small vessels, tumblers, and ornaments will be covered. Successful cane pulling happens by repetition to sharpen your eyes and hands for managing the heat correctly. Look forward to a fun class. For me, pulling cane is one of the coolest things in glass, right up there with Prince Rupert's drops. Prerequisite: At least one session of Beginning glass blowing or equivalent.

Non-Member: $ 613
Members: $ 552


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Workshop: Introduction to Beadmaking
Workshop: Introduction to Beadmaking
Sep 30-Oct 7 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 497
Sep 30-Oct 7 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat
2
$ 231
$ 208
$ 0

Instructor: Donna Prunkard

Glass beadmaking is your chance to work with hot glass on a small scale. Learn to melt rods of glass in a propane-oxygen flame, wrap the molten glass onto a mandrel, and then use heat and gravity to shape a round bead. You will pull stringers (thin strings of glass) and use them to decorate your beads with dots, lines and simple flowers. We'll also cover basic torch safety, glass terminology, annealing, and bead cleaning. Prerequisite: None

Non-Member: $ 231
Members: $ 208


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Workshop: Introduction to Glass Fusing
Workshop: Introduction to Glass Fusing
Sep 30-Oct 7 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 492
Sep 30-Oct 7 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Sat
2
$ 243
$ 219
$ 0

Instructor: Sasha Tepper-Stewart

Learn the basic fundamentals of fusing and slumping glass, a common form of kiln-glass. Discussions and demonstrations will cover glass cutting, design layout, color combinations, slumping molds, kilns and firing schedules. You will gain the foundations to design and create at least four fused and slumped glass plates, a set of coasters and a trivet. Prerequisite: None

Non-Member: $ 243
Members: $ 219


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Pate de Verre: Kiln Casting
Pate de Verre: Kiln Casting
Oct 11, 18, 25
Nov 1, 8, 15 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 607
Oct 11, 18, 25
Nov 1, 8, 15 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 575
$ 518
$ 0

Instructor: Delores Taylor

Pate de Verre is a French term meaning 'paste of glass,' referring to a process in which a paste of glass is made from fine particles of glass and mixed with a binding agent. The mixture is placed into the interior of a plaster mold to create either a thin, thick, solid, or hollow glass form. Learn the basic fundamentals to create pieces starting from the creation of the clay positive to making a mold, and from packing and kiln-firing the glass to cold working and finishing touches. In this 6 week Pate de Verre class you will learn how to create and use custom color to provide limitless possibilities for your creative work. The class will cover three projects and two distinct looks so you can mix and match to provide multiple opportunities to work in this unique medium. The bas-relief and sintered vessel will be appropriate to the size and time frame to complete within 3 weeks. At the first session please bring a sample of your art images on a jump drive so we can share artwork. Prerequisite: None.

Non-Member: $ 575
Members: $ 518


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Master Artist Workshop: Cane and Murrine Mastery
Master Artist Workshop: Cane and Murrine Mastery
Oct 23-Oct 27 | 9:30 AM-5:45 PM
Sessions: 5
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 604
Oct 23-Oct 27 | 9:30 AM-5:45 PM
Mon
5
$ 1,100
$ 990
$ 0

Instructor: Davide Salvadore

Studying Venetian glassblowing techniques is considered an important step in a glassblower?s skill development and professional practice. The goal of this intensive review of Venetian glass techniques with a well-known maestro is to practice complicated traditional designs to express contemporary ideas in glass. Students will learn intricate techniques, including zanfirico, incalmo, reticello, and murrine, used to produce precisely blown and sculpted objects, from small bowls to large free-form works. Students will work with the maestro and have the unique opportunity to develop glassmaking skills with high degree of accomplishment. Students should be well-versed in glass working and want the challenge of refining their skills through keen observation and daily studio time. Prerequisites: At least 2 years of glass experience

Non-Member: $ 1,100
Members: $ 990


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Glass Casting - Beginning and Beyond
Glass Casting - Beginning and Beyond
Nov 4, 11, 18
Dec 2, 9, 16 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 632
Nov 4, 11, 18
Dec 2, 9, 16 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Saturday
6
$ 713
$ 641
$ 0

Instructor: Cathy Chase

If you are fascinated with hot glass, try casting it! Ladle molten glass into molds pressed into sand. Learn about sand molds and how to use other mold-making techniques such as plaster bandage, steel, and CO2-bonded sand. Participate in weekly demonstrations and discussions. This is a fun, active class that requires 100% student involvement. Work as part of a team for safe and efficient use of the studio. Beginners and continuing students are welcome! Prerequisite: None

Non-Member: $ 713
Members: $ 641


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Workshop: Introduction to Beadmaking
Workshop: Introduction to Beadmaking
Nov 4, 11 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 645
Nov 4, 11 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday
2
$ 231
$ 208
$ 0

Instructor: Donna Prunkard

Glass beadmaking is your chance to work with hot glass on a small scale. Learn to melt rods of glass in a propane-oxygen flame, wrap the molten glass onto a mandrel, and then use heat and gravity to shape a round bead. You will pull stringers (thin strings of glass) and use them to decorate your beads with dots, lines and simple flowers. We'll also cover basic torch safety, glass terminology, annealing, and bead cleaning. Prerequisite: None

Non-Member: $ 231
Members: $ 208


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Beginning Glassblowing
Beginning Glassblowing
Dec 3, 10, 17 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 627
Dec 3, 10, 17 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sunday
6
$ 613
$ 552
$ 0

Instructor: Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Discover the universal appeal of shaping molten glass. Ease yourself into this art form with individualized instruction that covers all the basics of glassblowing, from gathering glass from the furnace, to blowing and shaping bubbles. Learn to use the marver, shape with jacks, and begin paper shaping. In addition, learn valuable techniques and safety rules that will give you a solid foundation on which to build your skills. In this class, you will have plenty of time to practice. Prerequisite: None

Non-Member: $ 613
Members: $ 552


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Workshop: Introduction to Flameworking - Borosilicate
Workshop: Introduction to Flameworking - Borosilicate
Nov 5, 12 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 644
Nov 5, 12 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sunday
2
$ 231
$ 208
$ 0

Instructor: Patricia Davidson

Learn to work with borosilicate tubing to create blown ornaments, beads, vessels, and other forms. Learn how to transfer a section of tubing to a blow-pipe, proper use of a blow hose, and apply even heating to form bubbles. We will introduce color techniques and how to control heat and handle molten bubbles of glass to shape them with your breath. Prerequisite: None

Non-Member: $ 231
Members: $ 208


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Intermediate Glassblowing
Intermediate Glassblowing
Nov 6, 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 628
Nov 6, 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Monday
6
$ 638
$ 574
$ 0

Instructor: Donna McCord

Expand on and refine your basic glassblowing skills while working with the four basic shapes: bowl, cone, vase, and cylinder. Learn about teamwork and tool use as well as annealer and glory hole operation. Explore all the details of bits, handles, lip wraps, and beginning color application. Learn by designing a piece of your own and analyzing the steps needed to complete it. Students are encouraged to repeat this class. Prerequisite: Beginning Glassblowing.

Non-Member: $ 638
Members: $ 574


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Advanced Glassblowing
Advanced Glassblowing
Nov 7, 14, 21, 28
Dec 5, 12 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 630
Nov 7, 14, 21, 28
Dec 5, 12 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
6
$ 638
$ 574
$ 0

Instructor: Manuel Castro

This class is an opportunity to refine and focus on your own path in glassblowing. Special Projects will allow students to make the class whatever they need to advance their techniques and the way they think about how to get things done, from design to calculations to implementation. Demonstrations will be used minimally to guide students on their personal journeys. Having most or all of the class to explore individual projects will give students ample time to work out kinks and questions in accordance with their own desires. Professional advice and helping hands throughout the classes will give students more bench time and opportunity to discover breakthrough ways of achieving desired results. Prerequisite: Experienced Intermediate Glassblowing

Non-Member: $ 638
Members: $ 574


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Experienced Intermediate Glassblowing
Experienced Intermediate Glassblowing
Nov 8, 15, 22, 29
Dec 6, 13 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 631
Nov 8, 15, 22, 29
Dec 6, 13 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 638
$ 574
$ 0

Instructor: Julie Bergen

Learning to blow glass is like learning to play a musical instrument; it takes a lot of practice and expert instruction. Develop a working routine and method to refine shapes and thin forms using steady heat and efficient moves. Focus on more complicated techniques such as handles and bits, blown feet, and wraps. Learn more about the garage, optic molds, and the fluffy torch. Prerequisite: At least two quarters of Intermediate Glassblowing or equivalent

Non-Member: $ 638
Members: $ 574


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Glass Slumping and Fusing for Seniors
Glass Slumping and Fusing for Seniors
Nov 8, 15, 22, 29
Dec 6, 13 | 9:30 AM-1:30 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 648
Nov 8, 15, 22, 29
Dec 6, 13 | 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 392
$ 353
$ 0

Instructor: Robin Oakes

Learn the art of fusing and slumping glass. Study the different principles of cutting and shaping glass and the use of glass frits, powders and stringers to create exciting designs. Explore painting on glass, metal inclusions and proper kiln set-up and firing. Add dimension to your work by slumping into a variety of molds. You do not need to be a Senior to attend this class. Prerequisite: None.

Non-Member: $ 392
Members: $ 353


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Beginning Flameworking - Borosilicate
Beginning Flameworking - Borosilicate
Nov 9, 16, 30
Dec 7, 14, 21 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 646
Nov 9, 16, 30
Dec 7, 14, 21 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
6
$ 342
$ 308
$ 0

Instructor: Patricia Davidson

Learn the fundamentals of flameworking - melting and manipulating glass over a bench-top torch - and explore the artistic possibilities of this warm glass technique used for creating everything from beads to vessels to sculptures. You'll learn the basics of tools, safety, equipment and techniques so you can take advantage of this versatile and popular art form. The emphasis of this class is on borosilicate glass. Beginning and returning students are welcome. Prerequisite: None

Non-Member: $ 342
Members: $ 308


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Workshop: Veterans Glassblowing Day
Workshop: Veterans Glassblowing Day
Nov 11 | 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 634
Nov 11 | 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
Saturday
1
$ 0
$ 0
$ 0

Instructor: TBA TBA

Veterans Glassblowing Day was initially inspired by President Obama's plea for citizens to help our veterans find work after returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Following President Obama's passing of the Veterans Skills to Jobs Act in July 2012, longtime glassblower Lisa Aronzon was inspired by this call to action and invited the glassblowing community to come together in support of our veterans. As our nation faces financial uncertainty, social revolution, acts of violence, and military conflicts, Veterans Glassblowing Day offers a terrific opportunity for Americans to pay it forward to our troops. Pratt Fine Arts Center is proud to offer this FREE opportunity to our Veterans.

Non-Member: $ 0
Members: $ 0

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Workshop: Veterans Glassblowing Day
Workshop: Veterans Glassblowing Day
Nov 11 | 1:45 PM-5:45 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 635
Nov 11 | 1:45 PM-5:45 PM
Saturday
1
$ 0
$ 0
$ 0

Instructor: TBA TBA

Veterans Glassblowing Day was initially inspired by President Obama's plea for citizens to help our veterans find work after returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Following President Obama's passing of the Veterans Skills to Jobs Act in July 2012, longtime glassblower Lisa Aronzon was inspired by this call to action and invited the glassblowing community to come together in support of our veterans. As our nation faces financial uncertainty, social revolution, acts of violence, and military conflicts, Veterans Glassblowing Day offers a terrific opportunity for Americans to pay it forward to our troops. Pratt Fine Arts Center is proud to offer this FREE opportunity to our Veterans.

Non-Member: $ 0
Members: $ 0

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Holiday Workshop: Intermediate Boro Ornaments
Holiday Workshop: Intermediate Boro Ornaments
Nov 14-Nov 15 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 653
Nov 14-Nov 15 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tue
2
$ 125
$ 113
$ 0

Instructor: TBA TBA

In this class students will learn how to make two styles of ornaments; an icicle made out of solid glass,and a hollow blown Venetian style ornament. Students should be comfortable working with borosilicate glass, and have at least some experience with hollow glass, pulling points or attaching handles (your choice). Class will adapt to students abilities. Students will be encouraged to work at their own levels.

Non-Member: $ 125
Members: $ 113


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Workshop: Introduction to Coldworking
Workshop: Introduction to Coldworking
Nov 15, 22, 29
Dec 6 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 718
Nov 15, 22, 29
Dec 6 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
4
$ 326
$ 294
$ 0

Instructor: Morgan Peterson

Alter the shape and/or surface texture of glass using tools and processes that don't rely upon heat. This includes grinding, carving, engraving, polishing and sandblasting-- all of which provide opportunities for artists to resolve aesthetic and functional issues, ranging from shape and surface quality to strength and stability of edges. In this class, you will try your hand at many coldworking methods, using state-of-the-art tools. You will also discuss ways to adapt basic methods to home studio practice. Prerequisite: None.

Non-Member: $ 326
Members: $ 294


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Holiday Workshop: Fused Gifts and Ornaments
Holiday Workshop: Fused Gifts and Ornaments
Dec 2, 9 | 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 649
Dec 2, 9 | 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
Saturday
2
$ 243
$ 219
$ 0

Instructor: Robin Oakes

Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for that hard to buy for person or decorate for the holidays with your own style, this is the class for you! Learn to cut, arrange, stack, and design your own flat glass pieces while creating gifts and ornaments for the holiday season. Prerequisite: None

Non-Member: $ 243
Members: $ 219


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Holiday Workshop: Winter Wonderland Sculptured Beads
Holiday Workshop: Winter Wonderland Sculptured Beads
Dec 2-Dec 9 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 647
Dec 2-Dec 9 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat
2
$ 231
$ 208
$ 0

Instructor: Cheryl Matson

In this exciting workshop students will learn to manipulate glass to make delightful sculptural beads including, but not limited to holly leaves, elves, snowmen, penguins and candies. Students will explore more advanced bead shapes and will learn to create a variety of wearable holiday sculptures. Learn to analyze basic body shapes and components to create your own winter wonderland. Bring your ideas and active imagination! Prerequisite: Introduction to Beadmaking or equivalent experience.

Non-Member: $ 231
Members: $ 208


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Workshop: Introduction to Glassblowing
Workshop: Introduction to Glassblowing
Dec 2, 9 | 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 633
Dec 2, 9 | 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
Saturday
2
$ 213
$ 192
$ 0

Instructor: Henry Jackson-Spieker

Beginner glass enthusiasts: here's your chance to try your hand at this fascinating and engaging art form. You will learn to gather glass from the furnace, blow, shape bubbles, and much more. Gain an appreciation for this process while you create paperweights and other basic forms with individualized assistance from the instructor. Prerequisite: None

Non-Member: $ 213
Members: $ 192


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Holiday Workshop: Fused Gifts and Ornaments
Holiday Workshop: Fused Gifts and Ornaments
Dec 12, 19 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 650
Dec 12, 19 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
2
$ 243
$ 219
$ 0

Instructor: Robin Oakes

Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for that hard to buy for person or decorate for the holidays with your own style, this is the class for you! Learn to cut, arrange, stack, and design your own flat glass pieces while creating gifts and ornaments for the holiday season. Prerequisite: None

Non-Member: $ 243
Members: $ 219


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Holiday Workshop: Blow Your Own Ornament
Holiday Workshop: Blow Your Own Ornament
Dec 14 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 651
Dec 14 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
1
$ 125
$ 113
$ 0

Instructor: Rand Coburn

Have you always wanted to try blowing glass? This is your chance to learn and make your own unique holiday ornament. Learn to gather glass from the furnace and blow and shape bubbles into fantastic forms. There will be lots of hands-on experience and individual assistance. Prerequisite: None

Non-Member: $ 125
Members: $ 113


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Holiday Workshop: Blow Your Own Ornament
Holiday Workshop: Blow Your Own Ornament
Dec 17 | 1:45 PM-5:45 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 652
Dec 17 | 1:45 PM-5:45 PM
Sunday
1
$ 125
$ 113
$ 0

Instructor: Rand Coburn

Have you always wanted to try blowing glass? This is your chance to learn and make your own unique holiday ornament. Learn to gather glass from the furnace and blow and shape bubbles into fantastic forms. There will be lots of hands-on experience and individual assistance. Prerequisite: None

Non-Member: $ 125
Members: $ 113


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