*STUDENTS MUST HAVE PRIOR EXPERIENCE AND BE 14 YEARS OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE.*
~please note that a one-day workshop will not qualify you for the skill level in the classes below~
The terms "experienced beginner", "advanced beginner", and "intermediate" are subjective and tend to change with our evolving student body. All of the classes below are for experienced students only. There are no online sign ups for these classes. If you are joining us with experience from a different studio we highly recommend working one on one with an instructor before requesting to be in a class. This is to ensure that you are placed in the appropriate class for your skill level when a spot opens up.
Requests are first come first servewith priority given to students that were signed up for the previous session. Although we wish we could accommodate everyone, these classes often fill quickly with returning students. If you miss out, reach out to us about private lessons! Please be patient with our slow response time after classes are announced as we let the requests come in before getting back to everyone.
Here is what we have for our experienced students...
"EXPLORING FORM" w/ Sarah LaSpada MONDAYS 6:30-9:30pm: LEVEL: EXPERIENCED BEGINNER STARTS MARCH 11th (6 WEEKS) COST: $690 *please note, class will not meet on April 8th* This class will immerse students in different techniques for making various shapes, focusing on body and blowpipe position as the primary method to develop new forms. Students will also have the opportunity to use new tools and techniques to build upon their current skillset. This class is recommended for those who have completed a six week glassblowing class or two and are looking to expand their repertoire.
"GLASS FOR A GREEN THUMB" w/ Emery Wenger TUESDAY: 6:30-9:30pm: LEVEL: ADVANCED BEGINNER STARTS MARCH 12th (6 WEEKS) COST: $690 *please note, class will not meet on April 9th* Calling all plant lovers! In this class we are going to explore form and function by creating pleasantly purposeful pots, plates, & pitchers for all of your planting needs. Each week will be an exploration of a different forms including watering globes, terreriums, pots with drainage holes, water catch plates, and pitchers. Everything you need to tend to your house plants!
"MURRINE MADNESS" w/ Zach Herrmann & DJ Benyosef WEDNESDAYS: 6:30-9:30pm: LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE STARTS MARCH 13th (6 WEEKS) COST: $720 *please note, class will not meet on April 10th* This class will be a continuation/ introduction to the process of pulling MURRINE. We will spend some time getting used to the act of pulling with some very simple, straight forward designs so that we can start really designing anything from letters to complex designs. We will even have access to the shops COLOR FURNACE to make our designs even more special. We will spend the last several weeks processing and chopping our murrine and learning various methods of picking it up in the hot shop! *please note the price difference to cover extra materials and equipment usage*
"INDEPENDENT STUDY" w/ Otom Charters-Jaffe THURSDAYS: 6:30-9:30pm: LEVEL: ADVANCED BEGINNER to ADVANCED STARTS MARCH 14th COST: $510 This class is a great opportunity to gain a little independence in the shop. What you make will be completely up to you and you will have access to all of the NOCA tools and color, whether your goal is to work on a project that you have had in mind or if you are hoping to rent unmonitored in the shop. There won't be any new instruction, but you will have an excellent "coach" available to you all evening answering questions and helping you through the blow slot. Requests for this class will be considered on a case by case basis.
If you don't want the commitment of a 6-week class take a look at the awesome WORKSHOPS we have coming up!
NOCA GLASS SCHOOL ~ 147 SHERMAN STREET CAMBRIDGE, MA 02140 ~ NOCAGLASSSCHOOL@GMAIL.COM ~ (617) 245-0350