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Monday, August 27

Teen Vacation Studios -Flameworking & Fused Glass $545
In this studio, teens will learn how to make beautiful glass beads at a stationary bench torch. They will be working on a mandrel, using 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. Dot application, marvering, stringers, annealing and bead cleaning, shall be covered. Flame working takes glass into a small and delicate world. Teens interested focusing on color and fine details will enjoy the flame studio. In the afternoon students will move into the kiln forming studio. Here they will assemble pieces of glass that they will heat in the kiln to create a fused piece of glass. Their first assignment will be to make some pendants. They will learn basic glass cutting techniques, along with kiln forming and color theory. The pieces they will create are coasters and plates.
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Teen Vacation Week -Glassblowing & Fused Glass $650
Diablo's experienced instructors will guide teens through a series of demonstrations and hands on exercises to begin 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 to gather, by creating a paperweight. Then they will learn how to introduce air into the piece to create a bubble. From there, students can make glasses and small vases. Teens who are interested in working in a team atmosphere with a lot of physical activity will enjoy working in the glass blowing shop. In the afternoon students will move into the kiln forming studio. Here they will assemble pieces of glass that they will heat in the kiln to create a fused piece of glass. Their first assignment will be to make some pendants. They will learn basic glass cutting techniques, along with kiln forming and color theory. The pieces they will create are coasters and a plate.
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Stained Glass Study Group
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