HERE is what we are offering in the hot shop this winter...
ADVANCED BEGINNING GLASSBLOWING MONDAYS 6:30-9:30pm: SIX WEEKS/ $660 STARTS FEBRUARY 25th
What are the first two tools you are going to use when you take a gather of molten glass? The marver? The blocks? Wrong! Your very first tools are heat and gravity, and we are going to spend our six weeks exploiting this to our advantage starting with your very first gather. We will make "NO MARVER" cups and roman bottles and work our way to comfortably working hotter and faster!
INTERMEDIATE GLASSBLOWING TUESDAYS 6:30-9:30pm: SIX WEEKS/ $660 STARTS FEB 26th This class will be all about optics molds! We will start with optic frit twists to re-introduce you to the bubble set-up for the optic mold while getting a cool color effect. We will also get a chance to create other unique color effects like dot patterns and wavy lines using the molds. From there we will move on to using the optic molds for texture. This will include the ever coveted optic twisty cups, as well as scaling up to make slightly larger pieces.
INTERMEDIATE GLASSBLOWING WEDNESDAYS 6:30-9:30pm: SIX WEEKS/ $660 STARTS FEBRUARY 27th This class will be focusing on FEET! We will cover everything from solid dropped (Swedish) feet that are shaped in various ways as well as blown (Venetian) feet. We will also have a chance to play with a footing tool to achieve a look that is somewhere in the middle.
INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED GLASSBLOWING THURSDAYS 6:30-9:30pm: SIX WEEKS/ $660 STARTS FEB 28th In this workshop, participants will work individually with guest instructor Chris Watts to analyze core problems that each student encounters in their chosen designs. Whether it’s achieving a difficult vessel shape or getting closer to mastering a patterning or color technique, Chris will watch your process, help identify what needs to be improved and tailor individual plans for achieving each goal. The first 2 or 3 weeks of this 6-week session will consist of drills designed to increase everyone’s comfort level with working hot and fast before progressing to individual goals. By the end, everyone will work faster, hotter… BETTER! Learn more about Chris HERE
BEGINNING GLASSBLOWING SUNDAYS 2:30-5:30pm: FOUR WEEKS/ $440 STARTS MARCH 10th This is your chance to try glassblowing. This class can be the next step for any student who has taken a weekend workshop, or the first step for someone who wants to learn the basics of blowing glass. After a refresher/ introduction on how to gather, marver, and blow a bubble, we will focus our time on team work and making drinking vessels. No experience necessary. *only two spots left* SIGN UP HERE
NOCA GLASS SCHOOL ~ 147 SHERMAN STREET CAMBRIDGE, MA 02140 ~ NOCAGLASSSCHOOL@GMAIL.COM ~ (617) 245-0350