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Teen Vacation Week: Glassblowing & Flameworking $750 Date(s)
Teens who are interested in working in a team atmosphere with a lot of physical activity will enjoy working in the glass blowing shop. Diablo's experienced instructors will guide teens through a series of demonstrations and hands-on exercises to build their understanding of the medium. There is a three students to one instructor ratio in the hot shop to ensure safety and plenty of individual instruction. First, students will learn basic glass manipulation by creating a paperweight. They will move on to learn how to introduce air into the piece to create a bubble. From there, students can make glasses and small vases. In the afternoon students will move into the Flame shop where teens will learn how to make beautiful glass beads using a stationary bench torch. They will be working on a mandrel, using soft glass to build 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. Techniques such as dot application, marvering, stringers, annealing and bead cleaning, will all be covered.
Mon,12/23/2019
Mon,12/30/2019
Mon,2/17/2020
Mon,4/20/2020
 
Saturday, September 21

The Swedish Bowl ($175)
The Swedish Bowl is similar to the glass paperweight but students will be working with a blowpipe to add a hollow to their piece and then allowing the bubble to collapse creating a bowl shape in the center. This introductory class guides the first time glass artist through the most crucial skills. Students will learn how to gather glass from the furnace, how to shape and control, and how to apply color. 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 funky glass bowl and a strong foundation for future exploration. No experience necessary. All materials included.
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Flame Working: Halloween Madness ($150)
In this one-day workshop you will learn the basics of manipulating glass at a stationary bench torch to create Halloween themed figurines and pendants. A variety of color applications will be covered along with plenty of working time.
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Glass Blown Pumpkin $175
Glass pumpkin workshops quickly introduce the idea of teamwork in the hot shop. You will work as a group to create hollow glass pumpkins with decorative stems. The glass pumpkin will give the first time blower a strong introduction to creating sculptural glass pieces in the hot glass studio. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
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