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Lampwork Open Studio 2015
Tuition as low as $24/session. Single session: $30.00

Monitor: Dawn Lombard
GL5110 (6-9 pm) Wednesdays (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 Wednesday evenings 6-9pm. Pay a drop-in rate of $40 at the door (cash or check), or purchase sessions online in advance at a discounted rate (single session - $30, two sessions - $54, three sessions - $72). 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.
Introduction to Lampwork
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $16.00
All Levels
Dawn Lombard
GL5108 March 8 2015 (10am-2pm) Sunday (Glass Studio)
Registration will close one week prior to the date of the first class. Register early to reserve your space!

Love glass Beads? Wondering if lampworking is for you? This half day 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 materials fee of $16 is added to the tuition.
Shaping Lampwork Glass Beads
Tuition $120.00

Materials Fee: $25.00
Dawn Lombard
GL5109 March 28, 2015 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday (Glass Studio)
Registration will close one week prior to the date of the first class. Register early to reserve your space!

Move beyond the classic round glass bead with this shaping class. In just a few hours, you will learn how to correctly place your glass on a mandrel to get a great footprint, how to expand the size of your bead, and how to use a marver to shape molten glass. We will review and practive three exciting shapes: a tube or pencil bead, a soft bi-cone or football bead, and the mighty "volcano" bead. Ages 16 and up. A $25 materials fee will be added to the tuition.
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