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Lampwork Open Studio 2017
Tuition as low as $24/session. Single session: 30.00

Intermediate
Monitor: Jillian Doherty
GL7101 (6-9 pm) Thursdays (Glass Studio) No Open Studio on March 16

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 $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.
Silver & Glass Secrets
Tuition 120.00

Materials Fee: $60.00
Intermediate
Maureen Henriques
GL7102 Mar 18, 2017 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday (Glass Studio)

In this class students will explore the effect of fine silver foil, wire, reduction frit, and silvered glass when creating lampwork beads. Techniques and tricks include silvered stringer, using a reduction flame correctly, color reactions with silver foil, and encasing silvered glass to achieve the best color results. Previous lampwork experience is required. A materials fee of $60.00 will be added to the tuition.

Tiny Glass Sculpted Vessels
Tuition 80.00

Materials Fee: $15.00
All Levels
Mayann Weinberg

GL7108 Mar 26, 2017 (10-2pm) Sunday(Glass Studio)
Colorful soft glass rods will be used to shape and sculpt a tiny glass vessel with a decorative handle. Focus and emphases will be on shaping sculpting the glass and handle. A basic knowledge of at least beginning lampworking will enhance the experience. Ages 16 and over. We will be working with an open flame so please wear closed toe shoes, a long sleeved shirt and pull long hair back. A $15 materials fee will be added to the tuition.
Learn to Make Glass Fish Beads
Tuition 80.00

Materials Fee: $20.00
All Levels
Mayann Weinberg

GL7201 Apr 8, 2017 (10-2pm) Saturday(Glass Studio)
Students will use colorful glass rods to make their sculptural fish beads. In this workshop we will focus on shaping the bead and adorning with a face and fins. A basic knowledge of beginning lampworking will enhance the experience.. Ages 16 and over. We will be working with an open flame so please wear closed toe shoes, a long sleeved shirt and pull long hair back. A $20 materials fee will be added to the tuition.
SUNDAY SESSION - April 9 2017 Lampwork Open Studio
Tuition 30.00

Intermediate
Monitor: Ellen Morrell
GL7205 9am-1pm and/or 1-4pm Sunday April 9 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.
Beginning Glass Beadmaking
Tuition 120.00

Materials Fee: $35.00
Beginner
Maureen Henriques
GL7203 Apr 15 2017 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday (Glass Studio)

Learn the art of glass beadmaking. This classwill cover the basics, from studio safety and set up, to creating round beads, shaping the glass, heat control, pulling stringer and other techniques to create one of a kind works of art. Students will be able to pick up their beads the following week. Ages 11 and over, a materials fee of $35 will be added to the tuition.
SATURDAY SESSION - April 29 2017 Lampwork Open Studio
Tuition 30.00

Intermediate
Monitor: Ellen Morrell
GL7206 9am-1pm and/or 1-4pm Saturday April 29 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.
Spring Open House on Saturday, May 20th, Noon-5pm
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SM7210 May 20, 2017 (noon-5pm) Saturday (Campus-wide)

Brookfield Craft Center will host a community open house on their campus located at 286 Whisconier Road in Brookfield, Connecticut. This creative event is free, open to the public and will feature demonstrations conducted by talented faculty artists working in all of the studios.
Beginning to End - Let's Make a Glass Pendant
Tuition 210.00

Materials Fee: $35.00
Beginner
Maureen Henriques
GL7204 Jun 24 & 25 2017 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday (10am-2:30pm(/Sunday (Glass Studio)

In this class students will create lampwork components including headpins, discs, florals and pods as design elements for the next day's pendant assembly. Emphasis will be on color, texture and shape. Day two will be embellishment and construction of the pendant using simple wrapping techniques. Composition, balance and placement of the components will be discussed. Some lampwork experience is required. Ages 16 and over, a materials fee of $35.00 will be added to the tuition.
 
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