Weekend - May 20-22, 2022
Refining Your Personal Goals in the Hotshop
Whether a beginning or experienced glass blower, different levels of goals are crucial
to stay in business. Participate in fundamental to advanced glassblowing demos and
break your personal vision in glass into concrete steps to take home as an arsenal
for your ongoing journey.
Intermediate-Advanced (Must be able to make a straight walled cylinder)
Weekend - May 27-29, 2022
Blown Glass: Draw It, Make It
Learn the fundamentals of glass blowing by focusing on setting up a sphere of even-walled
blown glass that can be heated to make any shape imaginable. We will work together
to make it well!
Weeklong - June 5-10, 2022
Sculpting with Whimsy
Explore sculpting with whimsy and character. Delve into using a range of hot shop
techniques in both traditional and unconventional ways. From creatures of myth to
critters in your imagination, learn how to work through your designs and bring your
own creations to life.
Intermediate (1-2 years glass experience with basic blowing and color application
Weeklong - June 12-17, 2022
Make a statement with wearable art! Explore style and scale while working through
the process from design through execution. Learn a multitude of techniques to shape
and color fabulous glass beads and pendants. Experience lively demonstrations and
ample time at the torch. Students are encouraged to bring your own designs and ideas!
Intermediate (Must be able to turn torch on and off safely.)
Weeklong - June 19-24, 2022
Exciting Approaches to Combine Printmaking and Glass
Learn to combine printmaking and glass. Techniques include basic kiln casting, relief
carving, monoprinting, etc. Experience interactive demonstrations and receive handouts
and access to Youtube videos created just for the class. Walk away with prints on
paper and kiln cast glass works.
Weeklong - July 17-22, 2022
Collaborative Explorations in Cast Glass
Eric Cruze and Tomo Sakai
Explore cast glass, 3D printing, and glass finishing techniques to create and document
a collaborative installation. Utilize both traditional techniques (lost wax casting,
coldworking) and new methods (3D scanning & printing, project documentation) and work
together on an innovative approach to installation and public art.
All skill levels
Weekend - July 29-31, 2022
Intro to Solid Glass
Learn to sculpt hot glass! Gather, shape, add color and sculpt hot glass from the
furnace to create flowers, paperweights, hearts and so much more. Bring ideas and
bring them to life in the hot shop.