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MassArt:Introduction to Flameworking (1.5 Credits)

Diablo Glass School @ 123 Terrace St, Boston, MA

This class is an introduction to basic flameworking techniques used to make both vessels and sculptural forms incorporated into vessel stoppers.  The course uses a structured approach to torch use, flame, heat and gravity in projects that become increasingly advanced as the course progresses. Undergraduate course. GLXXX-C1 1.5 cr.

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MassArt:Introduction to Flameworking (3 Credits)

Diablo Glass School @ 123 Terrace St, Boston, MA

Introductory Flameworking draws upon historical records and contemporary lampworked glass to develop a working knowledge of blowing glass with a torch.  This course will focus on research, elaboration of ideas, and the realization of successful sculptural work using glass. Students will learn the differences of material that can be used in the flameworking studio and how to sculpt both moretti and borosilicate glass.  Marbles, beads,...

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MassArt: Introduction to Glassblowing (1.5 Credits)

Diablo Glass School @ 123 Terrace St, Boston, MA

Students will be guided through the process of gathering molten glass, shaping and blowing it, to create basic vessels and sculptural forms.  Demonstrations and class discussions will alternate with plenty of hands-on work time. Undergraduate GLXXX-C1 1.5cr.

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MassArt: Introduction to Glassblowing (3 Credits)

Diablo Glass School @ 123 Terrace St, Boston, MA

Introduction to Glassblowing focuses on process, technical experimentation, documentation, and presentation. Starting from the very beginning of learning to blow glass, this course will teach you how to make utilitarian and sculptural pieces using this molten material.  Paperweights, cups, vases, bowls, and multipart sculptures will be covered in this course. Drawing upon historical records, contemporary glass, and urban context, we will develop...

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Classes for Homeschool Teens: Beginner Flameworking

Diablo Glass School @ 123 Terrace St, Boston, MA

Are you interested in jewelry and design? In this 12-week intensive class, students will get the opportunity to develop and create a personal line of jewelry.  After a discussion of studio set-up and safety and demonstrations, students will be introduced to the use of heat and gravity to shape molten glass at a stationary bench torch.  In the second quarter, students will be introduced to design concepts and jewelry fittings. In the third...

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Glassblowing Intensive

Diablo Glass School @ 123 Terrace St, Boston, MA

This intensive course will take students through a series of fundamental skills, which are crucial to working in the hot shop. While beginner students will be learning how to gather, form and control glass, and blow bubbles to make glasses and small vessels, intermediate student will be implementing Swedish and Venetian glass blowing techniques to create larger pieces with a variety of color applications, body wraps and raking.  More advanced...

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Teen After School: Beginner Glass Blowing

Diablo Glass School @ 123 Terrace St, Boston, MA

In this 12-week program, 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 a first time student.  Diablo’s experienced instructors will guide teens through a series of demonstrations and hands-on exercises to build their understanding of the medium.  In the first quarter, students will learn the basic skills of gathering, blowing, and tool...

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Teen After School: Beginner Flame Working

Diablo Glass School @ 123 Terrace St, Boston, MA

Are you interested in jewelry and design? In this 12-week intensive class, students will get the opportunity to develop and create a personal line of jewelry.  After a discussion of studio set-up, safety and demonstrations, students will be introduced to the use of heat and gravity to shape molten glass at a stationary bench torch.  In the second quarter, students will be introduced to design concepts and jewelry fittings. In the third...

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Classes for Homeschool Teens: Beginner Glassblowing

Diablo Glass School @ 123 Terrace St, Boston, MA

In this 12-week intensive class, 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 experienced instructors will guide teens through a series of demonstrations and hands-on exercises to build their understanding of the medium, and teach the basic skills of gathering, blowing, and tool handling. ...

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Teen Vacation Week: Glassblowing & Fused Glass

Diablo Glass School @ 123 Terrace St, Boston, MA

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...

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Teen Vacation Studios: Flameworking & Fused Glass

Diablo Glass School @ 123 Terrace St, Boston, MA

Flame working takes glass into a small and delicate world, teens interested in focusing on color and fine details will enjoy the flame studio. In this class, 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...

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Chopps

Mill City Glass Works @ 122 Western Ave, Lowell, MA

This class will focus on gaining an understanding of hot glass and the bubble. Over the six weeks, through exercises we will slowly work our way towards making cups.  Each class we will build skills and understanding realizing the why and how as we become comfortable with turning, heating, and moving around with 2000F glass. We will also cover basic bit work and handles. 

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MassArt: Intermediate Glassblowing (1.5 Credits)

Diablo Glass School @ 123 Terrace St, Boston, MA

This class is designed to help beginners refine their skills. The first half of the class focuses on drills to help students work faster and hotter. With practice, students will learn to distribute smaller amounts of glass more effectively.  During the second half of the class, students will have the opportunity to explore more complex forms such as bottles, plates and hourglass cylinders. Demonstrations and class discussions will alternate...

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Kiln Casting

Diablo Glass School @ 123 Terrace St, Boston, MA

During this four-week class, students will cast found or created objects in glass. We will make rubber molds around objects and then pour wax into the rubber molds creating your object in wax.  Important notes about the hot shop: To work safely in the Hot Shop you must wear closed-toed sneakers or shoes.  Please do not wear sandals, flip flops, heels, shorts or skirts and only cotton clothing is allowed.  Remember: Polyester...

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Teen After School: Intermediate Flame Working

Diablo Glass School @ 123 Terrace St, Boston, MA

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. ...

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Teen After School: Intermediate Glass Blowing

Diablo Glass School @ 123 Terrace St, Boston, MA

Teens will keep the momentum going with the second level of After School Glass Blowing classes. Diablo’s experienced 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 bigger, thinner, and faster.  As glass pieces become more...

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Glassblowing 1: Basics and Fundamentals

Diablo Glass School @ 123 Terrace St, Boston, MA

This four-week introductory course will guide 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 beautiful glasses and small vessels. Important notes about...

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Teen After School Program

Mill City Glass Works @ 122 Western Ave, Lowell, MA

Students will gain an understanding and ability to work with molten glass as a medium, creating pieces such as paperweights, vessels and sculptures. We offer a calm, respectful and creatively stimulating environment. Note: Please wear closed toe shoes. And no synthetic materials in clothing. Please show up 30 minutes before your time slot.

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Stained Glass 101

Museum of Fine Arts @ 123 Terrace St, Boston, MA

During this two-day weekend workshop, students learn the basic skills of stained glass. Instructors start by teaching students to cut and grind glass. Then, using the American Tiffany Copper Foil technique, students will prepare their objects to be assembled. The final step is to solder the pieces together to create sun-catchers, window panels, or ornaments.  No prior experience necessary, all tools and materials are provided.

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Glassblowing 3

Diablo Glass School @ 123 Terrace St, Boston, MA

This is a three-week, topic intensive class. Each week a new form and technique will be introduced and perfected. Our experienced instructors will reinforce the chosen topic through a series of demonstrations and class exercises. The topics will be chosen between the group and the teacher in the first class. Prerequisite: Glassblowing 2 or Glassblowing 202 All materials included. Important notes about the hot shop: To work safely in...

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