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A community of enthusiastic artists and students call the Glass Studio at Brookfield Craft Center home. Lampwork, fused and stained glass classes are generally held as short Sampler Workshops or weekend workshops. Classes range from introductory to master-level, along with Lampwork Open Studio programs for independent practice. Lampwork beads are made using our 7 Minor torches fueled by oxy/propane and an annealing kiln. Small and large fused glass pieces are fired and slumped in “bathtub” and tabletop kilns.

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Lampwork Open Studio 2017
Tuition as low as $29/session. Single session: $36.00

Intermediate
Monitor: Jillian Doherty
GL7101 (6-9 pm) Thursdays (Glass Studio)

Current or recent lampwork students of Brookfield Craft Center are welcome to purchase torch time by joining the Open Studio Program in the Glass Studio. Current BCC members are also eligible to participate if they possess basic torch skills. (Not a Member? Click here to learn more or sign up.) BCC lampwork glass students and local skilled artists can purchase studio time to use BCC's oxy/propane Nortel Minor Bench Burners and annealing kilns to work independently on projects. Open Studio sessions are monitored by a lampwork glass artist, are 3 hours in length, and are held Thursday evenings 6-9pm. Pay a drop-in rate of $46 at the door (cash or check), or purchase sessions online in advance at a discounted rate (single session - $36, two sessions - $65, three sessions - $87). Sessions must be used within 12 weeks of purchase. Periodically, sessions may be dropped due to schedule conflicts. Participants will be notified with as much advanced notice as possible. A limited supply of effetre glass will be available to purchase from the studio at $2/rod. No refunds or credits will be offered for unused Open Studio sessions.
Fused Glass Open Studio 2017
Tuition as low as $24/session. $30.00

Intermediate
Monitor: Ellen Morrell
GF7306 (6-9 pm) 3rd Tuesday of the month starting Sept 19 (Glass Studio)

Current or recent fused glass students of Brookfield Craft Center are welcome to purchase studio time by joining the Open Studio Program in the Glass Studio. Current BCC members are also eligible to participate if they possess basic fused glass skills. (Not a Member? Click here to learn more or sign up.) Each Open Studio session is monitored by a fused glass artist, and is 3 hours in length. A limited supply of glass will be available to purchase from the studio. No refunds or credits will be offered for unused Open Studio sessions.
Lampwork Glass Bead Intro
Tuition $100.00

Materials Fee: $20.00
Beginners
Ellen Morrell

GL7403 Dec 2, 2017 (10-2pm) Saturday (Glass Studio)
You can learn to make your own glass beads! This 4-hour workshop provides you with the opportunity to try your hand at lampworking on a propane.oxygen-fueled torch. Learn basic information about safety, the use of the torch and other lampworking equipment, as well as an introduction to basic glass beadmaking techniques. After this short workshop, you should expect to have a handful of your very own beads. Ages 16 and over. We will be working with an open flame so please wear a long sleeved shirt and pull long hair back. A $20 materials fee will be added to the tuition.
SUNDAY SESSION - Dec 3 Lampwork Open Studio
Tuition $36.00

Intermediate
Monitor: Ellen Morrell
GL7405 10am-1pm and/or 1-4pm Sunday Dec 3, 2017 (Glass Studio)

Current or recent lampwork students of Brookfield Craft Center are welcome to purchase torch time by joining the Open Studio Program in the Glass Studio. Current BCC members are also eligible to participate if they possess basic torch skills. (Not a Member? Click here to learn more or sign up.) Each Open Studio session is monitored by a lampwork glass artist, and is 3 hours in length. Previously purchased open studio time can be used on this date. A limited supply of effetre glass will be available to purchase from the studio at $2/rod. No refunds or credits will be offered for unused Open Studio sessions.
Fused Glass Jewelry I
Tuition $120.00

Materials Fee: $45.00
All Levels
Linda Banks

GF7403 Dec. 13 & 14, 2017 (10am-1pm) Wednesday/Thursday (Glass Studio)

If you like sparkles, this is the class for you! We’ll be using dichroic glass, decals, silver leaf and molds to make some gorgeous pendants, earrings, pins, and a bracelet. The process of cutting, etching, molding and finishing your jewelry will be covered. Firing and supplies will be addressed! Ages 18 and over. A materials fee of $45.00 will be added to the tuition.
Lampwork Gardens - Flowers and More
Tuition $120.00

Materials Fee: $54.00
Intermediate
Maureen Henriques
GL7406 Dec 23, 2017 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday (Glass Studio)

Students will learn everything and anything floral! We will cover techniques to create all kinds of petals, vines, leaves, shapes, and stamens with emphasis on design, placement, heat control, and encasing. Beadmaking and lampwork experience is a must. Ages 16 and over, a materials fee of $54 will be added to the tuition.

Fusing Plates & Bowls
Tuition $120.00

Materials Fee: $40.00
All Levels
Linda Banks

GF7404 Dec. 27 & 28 2017 (10am-1pm) Wednesday/Thursday (Glass Studio)

This class is open to beginners as well as seasoned glass artists. We will focus on making glass tableware. Planning, cutting, creating, and firing both single layer and multiple layers will be covered along with circle cutting, the Morton System, and molds. Various other techniques will also be applied during this practical two-day workshop. Ages 18 and over. A materials fee of $40.00 will be added to the tuition.
SUNDAY SESSION - Jan 7 Lampwork Open Studio
Tuition $36.00

Intermediate
Monitor: Ellen Morrell
GL8102 10am-1pm and/or 1-4pm Sunday Jan 7, 2018 (Glass Studio)

Current or recent lampwork students of Brookfield Craft Center are welcome to purchase torch time by joining the Open Studio Program in the Glass Studio. Current BCC members are also eligible to participate if they possess basic torch skills. (Not a Member? Click here to learn more or sign up.) Each Open Studio session is monitored by a lampwork glass artist, and is 3 hours in length. Previously purchased open studio time can be used on this date. A limited supply of effetre glass will be available to purchase from the studio at $2/rod. No refunds or credits will be offered for unused Open Studio sessions.
   
 
 
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