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Short Classes

Make Your own Cup or Paperweight

2 Hour Intro to Flameworking

3 Introduction to the Hot Shop

Weekend Workshops

Fundamentals of Borosilicate

The Colorful World of Soft Glass Beads

Introduction to Off Hand Glass Blowing

Hot Glass Sand Casting with Robert Gardner


Make Your own Cup or Paperweight

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We are offering 1/2 hour sessions for beginners to experience Off Hand Glassblowing. For only $50 our trained shop assistants will walk you throught the process of making your own artwork from hot glass. You will get to take home your creation the very next day! By appointment during the week and walk ins on weekends.

Only $60!

Important Notice: Our furnace is undergoing unexpected reconstruction. All hot shop classes and workshops are being rescheduled. The furnace will be back up by Monday July 15th.We are still accepting Hot Shop reservations after this date.

The AGC Gallery and Flameworking Studio are still open with beautiful art and exciting workshops!

 

How Many?


2 Hour Intro to Flameworking

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This workshop is designed for beginners who just want to try flameworking and for people who want to take a workshop on short notice. It is NOT a prerequisite for our other workshops. We can focus on either borosilicate flame working or soft glass beadmaking during this workshop. Those students who wish to explore flameworking in more depth will find better value in one of our weekend workshops below.

Please check the calendar for dates or call for an appointment.

ONLY $100!

How Many?


alex hot shop3 Hour Introduction to the Hot Shop

If you are interested in Glass Blowing and dont have enough time for a weekend workshop we offer a 3 hour workshop that gives the student a more hands-on experience than our 1/2 hour lesson. In this class the beginner will have the opportunity to learn about many of the various tools and techniques used in the Hot Shop. By the end of the workshop each student can produce several pieces of art, ready to be picked up the very next day.

Please check the calendar for dates.

Important Notice: Our furnace is undergoing unexpected reconstruction. All hot shop classes and workshops are being rescheduled. The furnace will be back up by Monday July 15th.We are still accepting Hot Shop reservations after this date.

The AGC Gallery and Flameworking Studio are still open with beautiful art and exciting workshops!

ONLY $200!

How Many?


logan teaching boroFundamentals of Borosilicate

This class is usually held monthly, please check the calendar for dates.

In this fast paced class students will be introduced to borosilicate glass. The class begins with simple concepts including torch safety and working with clear glass. However, this is just the beginning. From here students will begin to explore the endless possibilities of color and design while they make their own marbles and pendants. Some of the things we will cover are:

    Day One
  • Clear and colored marbles
  • Marias, laying on stripes, clear icicles
  • logan boro pendants array
  • Pulling and applying colored stringers
  • Color application
  • Pendant making
    Day Two
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Colored hollow ornaments
  • Hollow implosion flowers

Please check the calendar for dates.

Tuition $250



alex teaching soft glassThe Colorful World of Soft Glass Beads

This class is usually held monthly, please check the calendar for dates.

This class is for everyone that loves color. From the very start of class, students will be able to produce their own beads from molten rods of glass. In this two day workshop we will cover a wide variety of color techniques that will allow you to create a multitude of different beads. soft glass beads by alexSafety and setup will be covered, as well as lots of tricks of the trade. From beginners to the experienced, this class is sure to please.

Please check the calendar for dates.

Tuition $250


Introduction to Off Hand Glass Blowing

We are excited to offer this "Introduction to Off Hand Glass Blowing" class. This workshop focuses on the age old techniques of blowing glass using a furnace and working in teams to create functional as well as decorative glass pieces. This is a two day class that begins with shop safety, as well as an introduction to the tools and equipment you will be using. Once familiar with your surroundings we will learn how to gather the glass out of the furnace and add color to it in order to make your first paperweight. After you've mastered the paperweight, we'll get into making hollow vessels such as cups and simple vases. If you've ever wondered what it's like to play with a molten material that's flowing at 2300 degrees, here's your chance.

Tuition $350



robert casting glassHot Glass Sand Casting
with Robert Gardner

 

A two day introductory workshop exploring the funda-mentals of glass sand-casting, a relatively easy to learn process of pouring molten glass into open face sand sand casting multiple objectsmolds.

Day one covers funda-mentals such as working safely in a glass studio, getting acquainted with a variety of hand tools and the exotic environment we call the "hot shop". Day one also covers production of models/templates used in the sand-casting process.

Day two concentrates on the actual casting of glass objects to which every student will make several forms. An overview of other possibilities that can be explored through sand-casting will also be covered.

Please check the calendar for dates.

Tuition $250