Kiln Forming 1: Fusing and Slumping (4 session workshops)
This four-week class is an excellent overview to the world of kiln formed glass. Kiln forming is a process by which glass is assembled, put into a kiln, and heated in a controlled manner to achieve a wide range of effects. There will be discussions about kiln forming theory, color theory, design, and pattern. You will learn how to cut straight lines, curves, and circles. The exercises will cover kiln carving, fusing, slumping, some painterly effects, and how to cut straight lines, curves, and circles. Students will end the class with many study pieces and two finished pieces, which bring the techniques learned together. Demonstrations and class discussions will alternate with plenty of hands-on work time. No experience necessary. Event website: http://www.diabloglassschool.com/index.php Monday 1:00pm - 4:00pm May 16/2016 June 20/2016 July 18/2016 August 15/2016 September 19/2016 October 17/2016 Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm May 12/2016 June 9/2016 July 14/2016 August 11/2016 September 8/2016 October 13/2016
Diablo Glass School opened in 2001, creating a public access glass arts studio in Boston, Massachusetts. Diablo is a place where beginning and experienced glass artists are welcome to share a nurturing environment, to grow and develop their creative skills in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Diablo offers different level classes and facilities in various disciplines, exposing a broad spectrum of people to exciting glass techniques in glassblowing, flameworking, fused glass and stained glass. By connecting students to professional national and international glass artists, we provide a learning experience that constantly offers new information and challenges. Diablo currently has partnerships with institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston University, Massachusetts College of Arts and Design, Decordova Museum and Sculptural Park, and Verlocal.
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