WEEKLY HOTSHOP CLASSES FALL 2019 SESSION 2 *six weeks unless otherwise noted* *Please call or e-mail us to sign up, there is no online sign-up* *must be 14 years or older*
MONDAYS 6:30-9:30pm: LEVEL: NOVICE (AKA ADVANCED BEGINNER) STARTS OCTOBER 28th
For our newer glassblowers, this course will focus on the fundamental skill of making a successful setup. Beginning with the bottom-weighted spheres and moving to the eggplant set-up, each week we will explore a new vessel shape that takes advantage of these key set-ups. Starting with orbs, we will then move to cylinders, pint glasses, high-shouldered vases, cones, and finally cooling towers.
TUESDAYS 6:30-9:30pm: LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE STARTS OCTOBER 29th Get ready for lots of practice practice practice in this class! We are going to start the session off with drills that will help get you working faster and thinner. Working with thin glass is tough! And we will go over lots of theory that will help your brains understand it, as well as lots of repetition that will help your hands understand it! Not only will we explore working thinner with our good old "bottom weighted sphere" method, but we will also explore an in-depth break down of the Venetian "pull-tip" method, which will then get us ready for the ever coveted "optic twist". COST: $690
WEDNESDAYS 6:30-9:30pm: LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED STARTS OCTOBER 30th
We will start this class by making a handful of well planned, carefully designed vessels. Then, with an emphasis on size and proper fit, we will make everything from simple to complex stoppers as well as thoughtfully crafted lids.
THURSDAYS 6:30-9:30pm: LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED STARTS OCTOBER 31st *this class is 5 weeks long and will not meet on 11/28* This class is all about BOWLS! We will start with wide crisp cylinder bowls and tall round bowls using the tools you are already familiar with. Then we will work up to lower and more difficult bowls as we introduce the newspaper and the wooden jacks to achieve results. COST: $575
WEEKLY BEGINNING GLASSBLOWING CLASSES WILL RESUME IN THE NEW YEAR! If you were hoping to get in sooner take a look at the awesome WORKSHOPS we have throughout the fall