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Workshop: Kiln Glass Jewelry
Workshop: Kiln Glass Jewelry | Apr 8-10:00 AM | $233
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Code 296
Apr 8, 9 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 233
$ 210
$ 0

Instructor: Robin Oakes

Learn the art of kilnforming glass while creating fused glass jewelry. Many different techniques will be covered including casting, layering, etching, use of dicroic glass, frit, powders, stringers, paints and much more. You will learn different methods of mounting your glass into pendants, earrings, bracelets and rings, including drilling and chemically bonding. Simple coldworking and basic kiln use will also be covered. Prerequisite: None


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Glass Casting - Beginning and Beyond
Glass Casting - Beginning and Beyond | Apr 15-6:00 PM | $713
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Code 231
Apr 15, 22
May 6, 13, 20, 27 | 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


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Intermediate Glassblowing
Intermediate Glassblowing | Apr 17-6:00 PM | $619
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Code 228
Apr 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Monday
6
$ 619
$ 557
$ 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.


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Advanced Glassblowing
Advanced Glassblowing | Apr 18-6:00 PM | $619
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Code 229
Apr 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
6
$ 619
$ 557
$ 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


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Beginning Beadmaking
Beginning Beadmaking | Apr 18-6:00 PM | $342
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Code 273
Apr 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
6
$ 342
$ 308
$ 0

Instructor: Cheryl Matson

Glass Beadmaking is your chance to work with hot glass on a small scale at a bench torch. Learn techniques such as basic bead shapes, surface design, and molten glass manipulation. You will also learn various methods of creating internal design which will give you the ability to create more depth and interest in your work. Basic skills including bead cleaning and proper work habits will also be covered. Although oriented toward beginners, continuing students are always welcome! Prerequisite: None


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Experienced Intermediate Glassblowing
Experienced Intermediate Glassblowing | Apr 19-6:00 PM | $619
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Code 230
Apr 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 619
$ 557
$ 0

Instructor: Jeff Steenbergen

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


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Beginning Flameworking - Borosilicate
Beginning Flameworking - Borosilicate | Apr 20-6:00 PM | $342
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Code 274
Apr 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25 | 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


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Intermediate Glass Fusing and Slumping
Intermediate Glass Fusing and Slumping | Apr 20-6:00 PM | $392
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Code 271
Apr 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
6
$ 392
$ 353
$ 0

Instructor: Sasha Tepper-Stewart

This class is perfect for special projects. Enhance and refine your kiln formed glass skills. Practice techniques introduced in Beginning Glass Fusing and improve your work through thoughtful design, planning and execution. Perfect your circle cutting, explore tinting and color dilution, painting with glass, test slumping and cold working. Techniques in heat work, designing part sheets, pattern bars and creating thicker work will be covered. Come prepared to explore and experiment to expand your knowledge of kiln-glass. Prerequisite: Beginning Glass Fusing and Slumping


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Advanced Fusing Pattern Bars
Advanced Fusing Pattern Bars | Apr 23-6:00 PM | $468
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Code 295
Apr 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28 | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Sunday
6
$ 468
$ 422
$ 0

Instructor: Robin Oakes

Create more complex kiln-formed glass pieces by learning to create pattern bars as design components. A pattern bar is a  single piece of glass formed by fusing several layers of glass. A bar can be cut into numerous slices, all with the same design, to be used as repeating elements. Expand and stretch your design perspective by creating both organic and geometric pieces with pattern bars. Also, enhance your coldworking skills while refining your work. Some fusing experience recommended.


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Beginning Glassblowing
Beginning Glassblowing | Apr 23-6:00 PM | $585
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Code 227
Apr 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sunday
6
$ 585
$ 526
$ 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


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Glass Slumping and Fusing for Seniors
Glass Slumping and Fusing for Seniors | Apr 26-9:30 AM | $392
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Code 270
Apr 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | 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.


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Workshop: Introduction to Coldworking
Workshop: Introduction to Coldworking | May 6-9:30 AM | $326
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Code 232
May 6, 7 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 326
$ 293
$ 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.


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Workshop: Introduction to Glassblowing
Workshop: Introduction to Glassblowing | May 6-1:45 PM | $213
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Code 233
May 6, 7 | 1:45 PM-5:45 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 213
$ 192
$ 0

Instructor: Lydia Boss

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


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Workshop: Introduction to Glass Fusing
Workshop: Introduction to Glass Fusing | May 6-10:00 AM | $243
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Code 272
May 6, 7 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sat, Sun
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


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Workshop: Introduction to Flameworking - Borosilicate
Workshop: Introduction to Flameworking - Borosilicate | May 13-9:30 AM | $231
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Code 276
May 13, 14 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
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


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Workshop: Introduction to Beadmaking
Workshop: Introduction to Beadmaking | May 20-9:00 AM | $231
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Code 275
May 20, 21 | 9:00 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
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


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Master Artist Workshop: A Course in Goblets
Master Artist Workshop: A Course in Goblets | May 30-9:30 AM | $1,000
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Code 261
May 30, 31
Jun 1, 2, 3 | 9:30 AM-5:45 PM
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
5
$ 1,000
$ 900
$ 0

Instructor: Boyd Sugiki

By deconstructing the goblet into manageable sections, students will work towards refining those parts and gain confidence in working efficiently. The first portion of the course will focus on parts. Tops, blown feet, and joining bits will be broken down into smaller steps that will create a foundation to build upon. The second half of the course will cover making stems, building the goblet off the pipe, and garage use. More general topics such as working thin and understanding heat will also be addressed as they apply to goblets. Sorry no bit work. I don't quite have a handle on that... yet


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Master Artist Workshop: Living the Dream
Master Artist Workshop: Living the Dream | Jun 7-9:30 AM | $1,000
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Code 262
Jun 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 | 9:30 AM-5:45 PM
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
5
$ 1,000
$ 900
$ 0

Instructor: Kait Rhoads

This course will sharpen your murrine and cane making techniques. Come to a better understanding of how cane and murrine making follow the physics of solid sculpting. Get comfortable with the mathematics of creating pulled down or bundled murrine and learn useful adaptive pattern tactics. Students will plan and execute complicated patterned vessels or sculptures. There will be multiple group and one on one meetings to refine strategies for creating successful and timely outcome of planned project. Prerequisite: At least 2 years of glassblowing


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Master Artist Workshop: Controlled and Extreme Pattern Bars
Master Artist Workshop: Controlled and Extreme Pattern Bars | Jun 14-9:30 AM | $700
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Code 297
Jun 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
5
$ 700
$ 630
$ 0

Instructor: Leslie Speicher

In this course students will learn a different way to approach kilnformed glass. This class will cover construction methods for five pattern bar techniques including suspended flow bars, precisely composed blocks and hand formed rolls that will produce wildly varied effects. We will cover containing glass, volume calculations and firing schedules. Through multiple firings, a new understanding of how to achieve controlled patterning will lead to assembling a new body of work. Students will gain confidence in their cutting and finishing skills as well as increasing their understanding of how and why glass behaves the way it does in the kiln. You will leave the class with a minimum of 3 finished pieces and several parts to incorporate into your work at a later time. All skill levels are welcome. Those that are more advanced will likely absorb more technical information but a beginner will be able to follow the simple steps to a complicated process. Includes all materials and kiln firings for projects created in class.


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Master Artist Workshop: Form and Function
Master Artist Workshop: Form and Function | Jun 19-9:30 AM | $700
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Code 264
Jun 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 | 9:30 AM-5:45 PM
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
5
$ 700
$ 630
$ 0

Instructor: Robert Mickelsen

This class will focus on design aspects of functional glass vessels using flameworking techniques. Three types of vessels will be explored: goblets, teapots, and pipes. Students will design and execute pieces that combine strong aesthetics with good function to create unique, original forms. There will be in-depth discussion of historical design aspects of each type of vessel to establish a baseline for creating new designs. There will be extensive hands-on instruction and direction from the instructor and assistant to help the students achieve their designs. I am very honored to have Seattle artist Jared Betty (@jredglass) as my assistant. Some flameworking experience is required for this class.


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Master Artist Workshop: An In-Depth Introduction to Kiln-Cast Glass
Master Artist Workshop: An In-Depth Introduction to Kiln-Cast Glass | Jun 20-9:30 AM | $1,000
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Code 263
Jun 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 | 9:30 AM-5:45 PM
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
6
$ 1,000
$ 630
$ 0

Instructor: Lisa Zerkowitz

In this workshop, students will learn how to cast glass by sculpting forms out of clay, pouring refractory molds around the forms, removing the clay and melting glass back into the empty cavity, in kilns. Hands-on time, in addition to daily demonstrations and lectures on mold making, loading kilns, firing schedules, and finishing pieces in the cold shop, will round out this in-depth course on kiln-casting. At the end of the course students should feel confident in continuing to work independently with this process, through the use of their own studio, at Pratt as an independent user, or a combination of the two. In addition, there will be an introduction to lost-wax casting, for those interested in learning about more complicated castings. A field trip off campus will include visits to local studios and galleries. Come prepared, as day one will kick off with sculpting forms out of clay! All skill levels are encouraged to apply.


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Master Artist Workshop: Pull, Stretch and Twist: Patterns in Glass
Master Artist Workshop: Pull, Stretch and Twist: Patterns in Glass | Jul 12-9:30 AM | $1,000
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Code 266
Jul 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 | 9:30 AM-5:45 PM
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
5
$ 1,000
$ 900
$ 0

Instructor: Katrina Hude

Everyone will have an opportunity to stretch their skills and ideas for creating abstract patterns using simple and complex canes that can be used in many glassmaking applications. We will explore a wide variety of cane making possibilities for surface design. The cane we make will then be applied to several methods of construction for functional glassware as well as structural applications in sculpture. This class is for anyone who wants to explore intensive design and dialogue in the hot shop. Furnace skills are handy but it's a class that is applicable to lampworkers, fusers and sculptors alike. All artists encouraged.


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Master Artist Workshop: The Roger Parramore Experience
Master Artist Workshop: The Roger Parramore Experience | Jul 19-9:30 AM | $700
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Code 265
Jul 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 | 9:30 AM-5:45 PM
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
5
$ 700
$ 630
$ 0

Instructor: Roger Parramore

This will be a fast paced review or introduction to the philosophy, techniques and psychology of Parramore's approach to lampworking. Come ready to absorb a lot of information quickly as students explore heat, goblets and vessel forms in borosilicate glass. An intense submersion, this class is designed for experienced lampworkers ready to move to the next level or stout-of-heart beginners wanting to know what it's all about. Prerequisite: Beginning Flameworking


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Master Artist Workshop: Figure Sculpting
Master Artist Workshop: Figure Sculpting | Aug 1-9:30 AM | $1,100
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Code 267
Aug 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 | 9:30 AM-5:45 PM
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
6
$ 1,100
$ 990
$ 0

Instructor: Martin Janecky

Many barely detectable manipulations of the bubble collectively bring the sculpture to life. Daily demonstrations will provide insight to the nuances of sculpting inside the bubble. Beginning with a rough form, the instructor will show students his methodical approach to transforming a bubble into an expressive piece of work with implied movement and gesture. After gaining a better understanding of the material and heating methods, hands on practice will give students the opportunity to translate their sketches into 3 dimensional works This course will give students a more complete understanding of bit work, sculpting using inside sculpting tools, spot heating using a variety of torches as well as hot assembly of sculptural elements from the garage. Prerequisite: At least 2 years of glassblowing.


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Master Artist Workshop: Surface
Master Artist Workshop: Surface | Aug 21-9:30 AM | $1,000
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Code 268
Aug 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 | 9:30 AM-5:45 PM
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
5
$ 1,000
$ 900
$ 0

Instructor: Thor Bueno

In this intermediate glassblowing class non-traditional surface decoration techniques will be explored. Experimentation is encouraged and students will approach the blown glass bubble as a canvas to re-invent upon. Students will learn about encase-able high fire enamels, low fire surface enamels, advanced powder techniques, surface textures, mirroring, cold working and anything else we can "what if". Hot, fast, fluid and spontaneous blowing techniques will be demonstrated and encouraged. This is a high-energy intensive class, come prepared to play super hard and absorb more information than humanly possible.


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