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Tuesday, July 3

Glass Blowing 1 : Basics and Fundamentals-4wk Mon 1:00 p.m. ( $500)
This four week introductory course will take students through a series of fundamental skills, which are crucial to working in the hot shop. First, you will learn Diablo's core exercise: the paperweight. After the paperweight exercises teaches you how to gather,form and control glass, you will be introduced to the blown bubble. With these fundamentals skills you will learn how to make glasses and small vessels. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
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Introduction to Hot Glass Sculpture (4 W) $500
This course is designed to give students an introduction to hot glass sculpture. Through thinking sculpturally we will explore the use of different punites, torches, proper use of garage, bit work, and basic color application, to create our visions in glass. There will be an emphasis on teamwork as well as collaborative thought. Through demonstrations, questions, and practice we will learn together. Students should have glass blowing experience.
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Teen After School Intermediate- Flameworking (12 wk) Tue 4:15pm-6:15pm- $775
Returning teens will push their flame working skills and jewelry design to the next level. Students will delve into techniques such as making and mixing frits, surface imagery on beads and writing with stringers, using silver and copper leaf, blowing and applying shards, and creating twisted canes. Students will practice more blown techniques, working towards small vessels and perfume bottles. Demonstrations will alternate with working time. Students will be encouraged to do research at home about other flame working artists and techniques that inform their ideas. Their artistic development will be embodied in their final pieces, which will be reviewed by their teacher and a guest critic, at the end of the course.
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Teen After School Intermediate- Glassblowing (12 wk) Tue 4:15 pm-6:15pm- $1000
Teens will keep the momentum going with the second level of After School Glass Blowing classes. Diablo Instructors will pick up where the last course left off with complex color techniques and optic molds. Students will have more time to work on their own pieces and will design class demos and projects. The final weeks of the course will be dedicated to blowing thinner and faster. As glass pieces become more complex, students will become problem solvers, forced to define the steps he or she must take to accomplish their ideas. Their artistic development will be embodied in their final pieces, which will be reviewed by their teacher and a guest critic, at the end of the course.
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Glassblowing 2-Study Group
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