Glassblowing Classes Child and Adult : JuneJu
Classes are listed below. We sill work with you to arrange a time for your class. Minimum of 4 students per class session. Contact us through email then sign up for a class. NEXT CLASSES are November 25--through first week in January: firstname.lastname@example.org Class listings are below. No experience necessary for most classes. More than one class per day can be arranged.
Glass Art Experience This is a class for those who would like the experience of assisting and designing their own paperweight. Teens +
You select the colors, inside design, use of glass colors and work with the artist in the hot shop. After a demonstration, you will hold the punte (pipe), apply the frit (color), warm the weight several times, cut the hot glass and twist it around with artisan tools. You can select colors for your paperweight and once the final layer of hot glass is applied, you will use the cherry blocks to help shape the paperweight.
Finally, the paperweight is cut off the punte and the bottom is fire-polished. Since your art is very hot, it needs to anneal overnight. You can sign and date your very own paperweight or have us ship to you for an additional charge.
$55 per paperweight
What to bring/wear to class (Very Important)
- All clothing must be cotton
- Long pants (No shorts will be allowed)
- Closed-tipped shoes (i.e. tennis shoes)
- Long-sleeved cotton shirt Optional– no billowy sleeves
- Hat or headband
- Long hair should be pulled back securely
1.Child Glassmaking Class #1: Ages 5 -11 (Add an extra child for $5 each)
Experience the heat of the hot furnace, reaching in to gather glass, roll the glass in color, reheat in the glory hole, then place the molten glass into a form to create a beautiful paperweight. $15
2. Child Glassmaking Class #2: Ages 5 -11 (Add an extra child for $5 each)
Glass Heart Making: In this class you will use the skills as in Class #1 but this time make a pretty glass molded heart. You will make a small and large heart. $15
3.Mold Making Floral or Fish Paperweight Ages 11+
Experience the heat of the hot furnace (2200 degrees), gather hot glass, learn to marver the glass, re-gather more glass, roll in frit (color), reheat and place into a mold to form the flower.$20 (Add another child for $5each)
4.Paperweight Mold Making: Ages 11+
Gather glass from 2200 degree oven, roll in color, reheat in glory hole, then place molton glass into a form to create a beautiful paperweight. $20 (Add another child for $5 each)
5.Glass Heart Making: Ages 11 +
Using the glass as above you will make a large and small heart using a glass mold. 2 hearts your choice of colors. $15 (Add another child for $5 Each)
6.Glass Sculpturing 1/Clear glass Ages 13 +
Experience the heat of the furnace (2200 degrees), gather hot glass, marver(shape) the glass, gather glass again, then stretch, shape and pull the glass as instructed to form 1 or more glass sculptures. $26.00
7.Glass Sculpturing 2/Colored glass Ages 13+
Class as above using colored glass. 1 sculpture (must have taken the previous class)
$18 per person
Beginner Classes Teens +
8.Free form Paperweight Making 1 : Pre requisite previous sculpting classes #6 and #7:(Working by yourself with instructor) An introduction to techniques and skills such as gathering, centering, jacking, blocking, and marvering along with instruction in proper shop etiquette and use of tools.
Experience the heat of the furnace (2200 degrees), gathering molton glass, learn to marver (shape) the glass, then form the glass into a ball at the end of the stainless steel rod to form your own paperweight.
- An introduction to glassblowing machines, tools of the trade and proper shop etiquette
- Create and keep up to two (2) paperweights: (results may vary)
$100 per student
9.Paperweight Making 2: 1 + hrs
- Basic color application using powders and frits
As above using color $50 first paperweight $85 for 2 paperweights
Prerequisites for the Glassblowing Class **
You must be able to complete the following tasks before taking the Glassblowing Class. These skills may be acquired in Beginner #1 and #1 Paperweight Classes.
- Take a clean gather of glass from the furnace
- Marver or newspaper
- Use of Jacks
- Proper Heat Flashes
- Work with no gloves
- Center the piece on the pipe
- Break off the piece from the pipe
10.Glassblowing 1: Pre-requisite sculpting and paperweight classes.
Using the skills learned above you will be using a hollow rod and after marvering and forming the glass properly you will blow into the glass forming a bubble and sequentially a glass form. You will attempt to make a small dish, bowl, or cup.
Approx 2+ hours $150
11.Glassblowing 2: Pre-requisite Glassblowing 1
Must be able to successfully make one of the above items(small dish, bowl or cup). Continuing as above but adding the gathering of frit and powders in colors of your choice. Your choice of item/s made.
Approx 2 hours $145
12. Glassblowing 3: More work in the studio working on the skills learned to create your choice of glass objects. $50 per hour.
13. Private lessons: Additional instruction in particular skills available upon Completion of Classes #6---#12.