All Try-it classes are geared to the novice that would like to experience what it means to manipulate glass. Each individual Try-it! will touch upon a few fundamentals specific to the type of glass used and the technique highlighted.
While each class highlights different elements, techniques from each class will contribute to a better understanding - and may be applied - to any of the glass craft techniques.
New Class sessions are updated weekly - Check back soon to find a date that works for you.
Try-iT! : Kiln Mosaic
Simple to start endless in its potential; kiln-forming is to glass what conducting is to instruments. In this course students will learn to cut patterns out of sheet glass, make frit, and work with a variety of glass formats by combing them in the kiln to produce tiles, pendants and small art objects.
Try-iT! : Basics from Boron
Borosilicate glass gets its name from the element boron, which is added as a flux to create an American hard glass. A melt that occurs at a hotter temperature, boro is well suited for sculptural glass endeavors. In this class students will create a small paperweight, smash a gather into an icicle ornament as well as experiment with blowing a small object.
Try-iT! : Beads of Italian Soft Glass
In this course, students will learn the basics of gathering up molten glass from the torch and apply it onto a mandrel. Once our beads are made we will create stringers and apply decoration to our beads. Expect to make between 5 and 10 beads depending on working style.