*STUDENTS MUST BE 14 YEARS OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE.*
Here is what we have for our experienced students...
~please note that a one-day workshop will not qualify you for the skill level in the classes below~
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.
"PRODUCTION FOR BEGINNERS" w/ Sarah LaSpada MONDAYS 6:30-9:30pm: LEVEL: EXPERIENCED BEGINNER STARTS NOVEMBER 6th (6 WEEKS) COST: $690 This class is for folks who have at least completed our 6 week 101 class and for the experienced novice who would like to revisit some basics. Although we will be mostly working on projects that you may have done before, our focus will be on making them successful, replicable, and sellable! You do not have to be a goblet maker with 10 plus years experience to sell your glass and we will teach you lots of tricks. This class is perfect for this time of year as you are bound to go home with some pieces that would be wonderful handmade gifts.
"IS IT TRASH? OR IS IT TREASURE?" w/ SHANNON FLOYD & KRISTIN IMRE TUESDAY: 6:30-9:30pm: LEVEL: ADVANCED BEGINNER STARTS NOVEMBER 7th (6 WEEKS) COST: $690 In this class we will put to use some of the hidden treasures of the NOCA tool room. Now that it is freshly organized, we have discovered that it is full of hidden gems! Learn how to make your glass even more interesting with the use shards, stringers, cane, murrine, new colors, and much more!
"INTRO TO OPTICS" w/ Emery Wenger WEDNESDAYS: 6:30-9:30pm: LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE STARTS NOVEMBER 8th (5 WEEKS) COST: $575 This class will be all about optic 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. *class will not meet on November 22nd*
"ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE" w/ OTOM CHARTERS-JAFFE THURSDAYS: 6:30-9:30pm: LEVEL: ADVANCED BEGINNER to ADVANCED STARTS NOVEMBER 9th (5 WEEKS) COST: $450 This 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. There won't be any new instruction, but we will light up for you and you will have an excellent "coach" available to you all evening answering questions and helping you through the blow slot. In the past we have allowed students who we deem skilled enough permission to rent and have been teaching those interested how to light up and shut down and setting them free. We now believe we have been doing that backwards! The lighting up and shutting down, though important, is the easy part. It is what happens during the blowslot where things can get whacky and this has lead to more strict measures being taken recently with our student renters. Please plan to commit to the full 5 weeks of class. By the end of the session we intend to have you ready to be on your own. Requests for this class will be considered on a case by case basis. *class will not meet on November 23rd*
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