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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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Gas and Glass: A Neon Intensive
Gas and Glass: A Neon Intensive
Jul 14 | 5:00 PM-10:00 PM
Jul 15, 16 | 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
Jul 17 | 5:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 443
Jul 14 | 5:00 PM-10:00 PM
Jul 15, 16 | 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
Jul 17 | 5:00 PM-10:00 PM
Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
4
$ 700
$ 630
$ 0

Instructor: Kelsey Fernkopf

Learn basic neon tube bending techniques while creating your own unique neon art piece. While spending time in the fires you will be introduced to 90 degree bends, U-bends, curves and fusing tubes. Class will include an overview of the noble gases, neon bombarding process, and correct transformer loading and wiring. Emphasis will be placed on the completion of your own design. A basic bending kit and a transformer to power your completed project are included in the price of the class. Please note that this class will take place at City Light Sign Co. in Ballard. http://www.citylightssign.com/ Pre-Requisite: None

Non-Member: $ 700
Members: $ 630


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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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Beginning Beadmaking
Beginning Beadmaking
Jul 18-Aug 22 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 410
Jul 18-Aug 22 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tue
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

Non-Member: $ 342
Members: $ 308


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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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Beginning Glassblowing
Beginning Glassblowing
Jul 23-Aug 27 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 402
Jul 23-Aug 27 | 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
Jul 24-Aug 28 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 403
Jul 24-Aug 28 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Mon
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
Jul 25-Aug 29 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 404
Jul 25-Aug 29 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tue
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
Jul 26-Aug 30 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 405
Jul 26-Aug 30 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wed
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: 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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Workshop: Introduction to Beadmaking
Workshop: Introduction to Beadmaking
Aug 19-Aug 20 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 408
Aug 19-Aug 20 | 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 Coldworking
Workshop: Introduction to Coldworking
Aug 19-Aug 20 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 407
Aug 19-Aug 20 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat
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: 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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Workshop: Introduction to Flameworking - Borosilicate
Workshop: Introduction to Flameworking - Borosilicate
Aug 26-Aug 27 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 409
Aug 26-Aug 27 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat
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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Workshop: Introduction to Glassblowing
Workshop: Introduction to Glassblowing
Aug 26-Aug 27 | 1:45 PM-5:45 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 406
Aug 26-Aug 27 | 1:45 PM-5:45 PM
Sat
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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