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Master Artist Workshop: A Course in Goblets
Master Artist Workshop: A Course in Goblets
May 30, 31
Jun 1, 2, 3 | 9:30 AM-5:45 PM

Sessions: 5
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
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

Non-Member: $ 1,000
Members: $ 900


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Beginning Glassblowing
Beginning Glassblowing
Jun 4-Jul 9 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 360
Jun 4-Jul 9 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sun
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

Non-Member: $ 585
Members: $ 526


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Intermediate Glassblowing
Intermediate Glassblowing
Jun 5, 12, 19, 26
Jul 3, 10 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 361
Jun 5, 12, 19, 26
Jul 3, 10 | 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.

Non-Member: $ 619
Members: $ 557


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Advanced Glassblowing
Advanced Glassblowing
Jun 6, 13, 20, 27
Jul 11, 18 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 362
Jun 6, 13, 20, 27
Jul 11, 18 | 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

Non-Member: $ 619
Members: $ 557


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Experienced Intermediate Glassblowing
Experienced Intermediate Glassblowing
Jun 7, 14, 21, 28
Jul 5, 12 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 363
Jun 7, 14, 21, 28
Jul 5, 12 | 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

Non-Member: $ 619
Members: $ 557


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Master Artist Workshop: Living the Dream
Master Artist Workshop: Living the Dream
Jun 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 | 9:30 AM-5:45 PM
Sessions: 5
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
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

Non-Member: $ 1,000
Members: $ 900


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Glass Casting - Beginning and Beyond
Glass Casting - Beginning and Beyond
Jun 10, 24
Jul 8, 15, 22 | 1:45 PM-5:45 PM

Sessions: 6
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 388
Jun 10, 24
Jul 8, 15, 22 | 1:45 PM-5:45 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. Please note this class will not meet on July 1. And the June 17 class will meet in the afternoon 1:45-5:45PM.

Non-Member: $ 713
Members: $ 641


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Master Artist Workshop: Controlled and Extreme Pattern Bars
Master Artist Workshop: Controlled and Extreme Pattern Bars
Jun 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 5
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
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.

Non-Member: $ 700
Members: $ 630


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Master Artist Workshop: Form and Function
Master Artist Workshop: Form and Function
Jun 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 | 9:30 AM-5:45 PM
Sessions: 5
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
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.

Non-Member: $ 700
Members: $ 630


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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, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 | 9:30 AM-5:45 PM
Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
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.

Non-Member: $ 1,000
Members: $ 630


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Workshop: Introduction to Beadmaking
Workshop: Introduction to Beadmaking
Jul 8, 9 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 369
Jul 8, 9 | 9:30 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

Non-Member: $ 231
Members: $ 208


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Workshop: Introduction to Glassblowing
Workshop: Introduction to Glassblowing
Jul 8, 9 | 1:45 PM-5:45 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 364
Jul 8, 9 | 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

Non-Member: $ 213
Members: $ 192


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Workshop: Introduction to Glass Fusing
Workshop: Introduction to Glass Fusing
Jul 8, 9 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 366
Jul 8, 9 | 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

Non-Member: $ 243
Members: $ 219


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Glass Slumping and Fusing for Seniors
Glass Slumping and Fusing for Seniors
Jul 26
Aug 2, 9, 16
Jul 11, 18 | 9:30 AM-1:30 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 367
Jul 26
Aug 2, 9, 16
Jul 11, 18 | 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
Tue, Wed
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. Please note the first 2 classes are on Tuesday and the last 4 classes are on Wednesday.

Non-Member: $ 392
Members: $ 353


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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, 13, 14, 15, 16 | 9:30 AM-5:45 PM
Sessions: 5
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
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.

Non-Member: $ 1,000
Members: $ 900


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Workshop: Introduction to Flameworking - Borosilicate
Workshop: Introduction to Flameworking - Borosilicate
Jul 15, 16 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 368
Jul 15, 16 | 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

Non-Member: $ 231
Members: $ 208


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Master Artist Workshop: The Roger Parramore Experience
Master Artist Workshop: The Roger Parramore Experience
Jul 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 | 9:30 AM-5:45 PM
Sessions: 5
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
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

Non-Member: $ 700
Members: $ 630


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Workshop: Introduction to Coldworking
Workshop: Introduction to Coldworking
Jul 22, 23 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 365
Jul 22, 23 | 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.

Non-Member: $ 326
Members: $ 293


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Master Artist Workshop: Figure Sculpting
Master Artist Workshop: Figure Sculpting
Aug 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 | 9:30 AM-5:45 PM
Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
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.

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


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Master Artist Workshop: Surface
Master Artist Workshop: Surface
Aug 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 | 9:30 AM-5:45 PM
Sessions: 5
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
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.

Non-Member: $ 1,000
Members: $ 900


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