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Saturday, April 14

Glassblowing Sampler (2 Hours) ($85)
Come on in and get a taste of the ancient art of glassblowing. This sampler class is the best way to enjoy the excitement of playing with the melted glass while making your very own souvenir. Experience gathering glass from the furnace, controlling and shaping it. Our experienced teachers will help you to make an object for you to exhibit as your trophy.

Glass paperweights $175
The glass paperweight is the first step for anyone interested in working with hot glass. This introductory class guides the first time glass artist through the most crucial skills. First you will gather glass from the furnace, learn to shape and control, and how to apply color to the glass. In a fun and informative manner our instructors will introduce you to tools, safety and basic glass theory. Every student will leave with a gorgeous paperweight and a strong foundation for future exploration. No experience necessary. All materials included.

Bead Making 101: Moretti (1 Day) $115
In this introductory class, you will learn how to make beautiful glass beads on a mandrel. You will use soft glass, Moretti, to build these colorful glass pieces. After a discussion of studio set-up and safety, demonstrations will introduce students to the use of heat and gravity to shape molten glass. Demonstrations will alternate with working time. No experience necessary. Return students welcome.All materials included.

Flame Working: Marbles ($150)
Using either Moretti or Borosilicate glass, we will learn how to make several styles of marbles, such as complex twists, raked designs, and paperweight-style encased flowers. We will also learn techniques for encasing marbles in clear for a magnifying effect, and make glass stands for you to proudly display your creations.

Bead Making 101: Moretti (2 Day)-$230
In this introductory class, you will learn how to make beautiful glass beads on a mandrel. Dot applications, marvering, stringers, annealing and bead cleaning will also be covered.

Fused Glass Sampler ($65 1hr)
This course will introduce flat glass and kiln forming. This beginner class is the best way to enjoy the excitement of crafting cold glass while making your very own piece. You will experience cutting glass, arranging colors and shapes, and finish with fused pendants. The course is intended to briefly introduce flat glass work to the student for further consideration.

Make your own Suncatcher (1 Day) $115
Learn the basic techniques to catch light with Stained Glass instruction. You will be guided through fundamental cutting, grinding and soldering exercises to make your own sun-catcher

Teens Glassblowing 12 weeks Sat 10am -12pm ($870)
Class runs 2nd, 3rd and 4rd Saturdays of the month. In this 12-week intensive, teens will focus on building their skills and understanding of hot glass. This is a great course for a teen that has taken Diablo's Teen Camp or the first time student. In the first quarter, Diablo's teachers will drill the basic skills of gathering, blowing, and tool handling. Second quarter we will concentrate our skills on making a set of matching drinking glass. In the final quarter students will be given the chance to move into the sculptural world, beginning with a variety of decorative bit techniques on larger vessels. A series of group projects will occur through out the 12 weeks. From there we will see were their imagination takes them.