Classes & Workshops

Workshops at the 2017 American Glass Guild Conference

Workshops will take place on Wednesday, May 17th and Thursday, May 18th before the Conference, and on Monday, May 22nd immediately after the Conference on May 19-21. Various local studios, in addition to the Conference hotel, will be used as workshop sites.

For those of you considering workshops on Wednesday or Thursday, when multiple classes are offered, the following schematic may be helpful in making your choice:

 

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Wednesday- May 17, 2017


Photoshop for Marketing

Instructor: Bill Dexter
Time: 8:00am-Noon
Where: Flower City Art Center (www.rochesterarts.org)
Cost: $185   Class size limited to: 12 maximum

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop CS6 such as tools including move, crop, marquee, rubber stamp, paint bucket, etc.; functions including exposure, brightness/contrast,  color balance, warp and distort; as well as how to isolate objects, use Navigator, History, and Layers. This class will prepare students to use Photoshop as a digital darkroom; where they will be able to consistently and repeatedly control photographic images for the web,  submitting to competitions, marketing distribution and printing. Required: basic computer skills.
Bill is a graduate of the RIT School of Printing and has worked in graphic arts for more than 40 years. Originally from northern New Jersey, he has lived in Rochester since 1978. Bill owns Dexter Creative Services and specializes in design and electronic file preparation for specialty printing. Bill also volunteers at the Flower City Arts Center Printing and Book Arts, where he teaches handmade papermaking and paper marbling. When he is not getting ink under his fingernails, he enjoys one-design sailboat racing,woodworking, skiing, cycling and touring the Finger Lakes with his wife Tricia in their 1951 MG.

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Design Elements for Kilnformed Glass

Instructors: Amanda & Lance Taylor
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Oatka School of Glass
Cost: $300 (plus $55 materials fee) Class size limited to: 15 maximum

Glass doesn’t have to be just a flat surface. Give your glass work more interest by adding textural and dimensional elements. During this one day class, students will explore a sampler of design techniques that can be incorporated into or on top of any kilnformed or stained glass work. Join us in exploring a variety of kilnformed techniques: Powder Wafers; Frit Wafers; Freeze and Fuse; Scragfitto; Vitrigraph & Murrine Cane; Classic and Contemporary Micro Mosaics. Discussions, demonstrations, and making of samples that will keep you busy all day. Samples will be fired in our studio and delivered to the conference.
In 2006, Amanda and Lance met each other at a glass conference in Corning, NY. In 2007 they decided to join forces and open a glass studio and teaching facility in the space they occupy today in Batavia, NY. In 2008/2009 Amanda attended the Glass Program at Rochester Institute of Technology to work towards her BFA in Glass. They are now co-owners & operators of OATKA School of Glass & Glass Studio. The school/studio resides in 17,000 square feet of warehouse space. They produce and sell their own work, teach workshops and bring in world renowned artists to teach various kilnformed glass techniques and operate a retail glass supply store.

www.amandataylorglass.com

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The Art of Photographing Your Work

Instructor: Tim Wilkes    http://timwilkes15029.sitewelder.com/portfolio.html
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Where: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel
Cost: $300  Class size limited to: 10 maximum

 Glass is a continual play on light and color. It is ever changing as it’s surroundings change. This workshop will help you capture the vision you have of your art in the photographic medium as we explore how lighting, time of day and use of your surroundings affect the surfaces and transparent nature of different kinds of glass.

 This workshop begins with an opening discussion accompanied by a slide show presentation on photographs of glass in art and architecture.  We will discuss:

  • the effects of direct and indirect lighting techniques
  • the best time of day for capturing your particular project
  • how to compose your photograph to be a dynamic image unto itself
  • how to use your surroundings to best feature your glass art through contrast and color

We will review the equipment typically used in the process of producing the images from camera choices, settings, lighting equipment and grip equipment. We will then travel to locations where significant glass art installations have been done and photograph them, both individually and as a group. Here you can apply what you’ve learned to create your own photos. Then together, we will set up and capture the way I would approach the project. Finally, we will dive into the post production process and prepare our images files for print or digital display. First, Tim will demonstrate some of the techniques he uses in post production, then you will have a chance to work on images yourself.

REQUIRED TOOLS

  •  A digital camera with manual settings
  • A sturdy tripod
  • Something for taking notes (notebook, iPad, etc …)

 OPTIONAL TOOL:  A laptop computer with Photoshop or other editing software

 http://timwilkes15029.sitewelder.com/portfolio.html

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Vitreous Paint & Fusing

Instructor: Tim Carey
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Where: Oatka School of Glass
Cost: $300 (plus $55 materials fee) Class size limited to: 8 maximum

***** This class is full! Contact Nancy Gong (nancy@nancygong.com) for waiting list *****

This class will examine the relationship between painting on glass with vitreous enamels and fusing. Students will learn a direct painting approach on clear glass upon which they will build layers of color using cut glass, stringer, and frit.

www.judsonstudios.com

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Glass Lamination: Beyond the Leadline

Instructor: Sasha Zhitneva
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Where: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel
Cost: $300 (plus $35 materials fee)  Class size limited to: 9 maximum

This workshop will teach participants to work with adhesives to combine the functionality of modern architectural glazing substrates with the tradition of stained glass artistry and taking it beyond that.
In this course, students will learn and practice technical steps of glass lamination, such as a glass fitting and panels assembly, building a dam, mixing and pouring laminating compound and imagery layering. Also, we’re going to discuss the character and qualities of light and ways of manipulating those by means of composing a laminated panel. As we explore how to design for a particular desired outcome, we are going to use clear glass properties such as transparency, translucency/opacity, and textural variety as our palette. Blocking, redirecting, reducing or enhancing light; alternating luminosity and vibrancy of it; creating glass panels that work/are visible in both daylight and at night, as well as effective ways of combining glass with various properties in one panel, will be among subjects we are to cover. Attendees will be offered to create several tiles or a small panel that pertain to those situations and can be later used as reference material.

www.sashazhitneva.com

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Pen & Ink Drawing in Stained Glass

Instructor: Joseph Cavalieri
Time: 8:00am-Noon
Where: Pike Studio
Cost: $185  Class size limited to: 20 maximum

This pen-and-ink drawing workshop is a perfect class if you have a stained glass background and want to discover a direct and controlled way to paint enamels onto the glass surface. You don’t have to be an expert painter, you will learn how to paint any type of image, be it a design you draw yourself, or tracing a existing found image. Joseph will kiln fire the work after the class and it will be ready to be collected the next day.  Students are asked to bring a few simple and detailed, black & white drawings or found illustrations they would like to work with, all about 5×5 inches.

www.cavaglass.com

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Social Media Workshop: Doing It!

Instructor: Amanda Chestnut
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Flower City Art Center (www.rochesterarts.org)
Cost: $185  Class size limited to: 7 maximum
Social media can be an important way to reach audiences locally and around the world. This workshop will help you understand different platforms, how they can be used, and what kinds of management techniques could work best for you.  Amanda Chestnut holds an MFA in Visual Studies from Visual Studies Workshop, through The College at Brockport, SUNY. She has been exhibited throughout New York and was an artist in residence at the Center for Photography at Woodstock in 2015, and at Genesee Center for the Arts & Education in 2016. She is currently employed as the Communications Coordinator at Flower City Arts Center.

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Vitreographs: Paper Prints from a Glass Plate

Instructor: Chas Davis
Time: 8:00am-Noon
Where: Flower City Art Center (www.rochesterarts.org)
Cost: $185  Class size limited to: 7 maximum

A vitreograph is a mono printing process done by pulling the print from a glass plate. This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of seeing line, shape and color. Emphasis is given to sketches and quick studies utilizing a variety of printmaking media. Techniques include working directly on the glass plates, image transfer, and reductive and additive techniques. Principles of visual perception will also be explored.

www.chasworld.com

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TOUR of Advanced Glass Industries: an Optics Manufacturing Company

Guide: Tony Marino
Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Where: Advanced Glass Industries  Tour size limited to: 10 maximum
Join Tony Marino, President of Advanced Glass Industries, on a tour of this manufacturing facility.  AGI not only supplies optical glass for glass artists, but their extensive manufacturing capabilites include providing precision saws and waterjets for cutting material, machinery to polish spheres, as well as massive ovens for glass casting. AGI is proud to have worked with prominent glass artists as well as up-and-coming glass artists. They have a strong interest in glass art and are always delighted to work with new artists.

www.advancedglass.net


Thursday- May 18, 2017


            

Tonal Engraving on Flashed Glass

Instructor: Judith Schaechter
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Where: Gong Glass Works
Cost: $300 (plus $55 materials fee)  Class size limited to: 8 maximum

***THIS CLASS IS FULL! Please contact conference@americanglassguild.org if you wish to be placed on a cancellation waiting list)***

Flash glass has been around since the Middle Ages, but its potential has barely been explored! There is a world to explore including engraving that rivals oil paint for its subtleties of tone. In this workshop, we will use engravers and files to create images that create the illusion of volume, form, light and shadow.
Judith Schaechter lives and works in Philadelphia. She has exhibited widely, including in New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, The Hague and Vaxjo Sweden. She is the recipient of many grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her work is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Hermitage in Russia, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Corning Museum of Glass, The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution and numerous other public and private collections.

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Transparency, Imagery and Layers

Instructor: Jeff Zimmer
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Where: Oatka School of Glass
Cost: $300 (plus $25 materials fee)  Class size limited to: 12 maximum

Explore layers and imagery in your glass work in this workshop that will focus on discussion, demonstration and doing. Using the transparency of glass enables us to create works that straddle and blur the lines between painting and sculpture. We will start with a demo of how Jeff approaches and executes layered glass imagery, then look at and discuss the work of artists and their approaches. Each participant will get the chance to paint their own layered painted work.

www.jeffxzimmer.com

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Introduction to Fusing 

Instructor: Troy Moody
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Where: Oatka School of Glass
Cost: $300 (plus $55 materials fee)  Class size limited to: 8 maximum

After more then 15 years working with kiln-formed glass, Troy Moody has developed a style and process for creating his personal artwork incorporating numerous techniques into each piece. This workshop is an introduction to the ever-expanding range of possibilities available in kiln worked glass. Troy will demonstrate everything from fused and slumped glass fundamentals to more advanced techniques such as image transfers, frit stencils, powder marbling and much more as he creates an original composition in the classroom. He will then assist each student experiment with the new techniques and exercise new skills. All glass and supplies will be provided for each student to create a 10” fused glass dish

Troy has been teaching kiln formed glass classes since 2009 when he began an artist residency at the Mesa Art Center. Numerous examples of Troy’s autonomous work using these techniques will be available to view and discuss as well as examples of various other techniques such as pattern bars, torch work, vitrographs and bubble grids. He will gladly share encouraging tips for successfully incorporating numerous techniques into your own studio work. Printed literature outlining all relevant information including required materials, firing schedules, suppliers and instructions will be available to all attendees.

www.troymoody.com

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PR Tactics to Boost Your Business

Instructor: Lisa Hahn & Joseph Cavalieri
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel
Cost: $185  Class size limited to: 25 maximum

Learn how to create a buzz around your talent, your business, and your creations. Lisa Hahn will give a tutorial on how to put the power of public relations to work for your business – from developing clear message points and how to get the word out on your brand. Then, nationally-recognized stained glass artist Joseph Cavalieri will share case studies of how he and other artists have successfully promoted their work. Bring samples of your prepared communications tools (postcards, press releases, other communication elements and sales tools) along with your laptop. Lisa and Joseph will work with attendees to draft a variety of communications tools – artist statement, press release and social media copy, blog topics, etc. – that can be put to immediate use. Join this session and get a jump start on building your brand awareness.

This session will cover:

    • Your Audiences – How to identify and reach your audiences
    • Clear messaging – The importance of staying on message in all your communications
    • Communications Tools – traditional tools to social media
    • Do’s and Don’ts of Public Relations
    • How to measure the success of your efforts
    • Writing of artist statement, press release, social media posts, postcard copy, etc.

Lisa Hahn is a seasoned public relations counselor, having worked with national and regional B2B and B2C businesses and nonprofit organizations for more 30 years. Her expertise is developing and executing sound communications strategy that includes corporate and crisis communications, and media, community and employee relations. Lisa started her career at the Whitney Museum of American Art to promote the museum’s 50th Anniversary, and had to good fortune to work with major artists such as Louise Nevelson and Chuck Close. Annually, Caugherty Hahn Communications, Inc. provides pro bono support to a nonprofit.

Joseph Cavalieri is an award-winning native New York artist and educator. His work can be seen in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, the Italian American Museum, the Leslie-Lohman Museum, the Stax Museum, in the collections of two Simpson’s writers in Los Angeles, and the collection of movie director Morgan Spurlock. He has produced many private and public art commissions.

www.chcomm.com/lisa

www.cavaglass.com
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 TOUR of Albert Paley’s Studio

Guide: Albert Paley, Sculptor
Time: 9:00am-10:30am
Where: Local Rochester area (3.7 miles from hotel)  Tour size limited to: 25 maximum

Join sculptor Albert Paley as he leads you on a personal tour of his Rochester studio.  Paley has been active as an artist for over 40 years. At his studio in Rochester, New York, he employs fifteen full time people. He is the first metal sculptor to receive the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects, the AIA’s highest award to a non-architect.

www.albertpaley.com
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TOUR of Advanced Glass Industries: an Optics Manufacturing Company

Guide: Tony Marino
Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Where: Advanced Glass Industries  Tour size limited to: 10 maximum
Join Tony Marino, President of Advanced Glass Industries, on a tour of this manufacturing facility.  AGI not only supplies optical glass for glass artists, but their extensive manufacturing capabilites include providing precision saws and waterjets for cutting material, machinery to polish spheres, as well as massive ovens for glass casting. AGI is proud to have worked with prominent glass artists as well as up-and-coming glass artists. They have a strong interest in glass art and are always delighted to work with new artists.

www.advancedglass.net

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Monday – May 22, 2017


Wet Collodion Interpositives on Glass

Instructor: Marc Osterman
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Where: Eastman Museum
Cost: $360 (plus $55 materials fee)  Class size limited to: 6 maximum

In this workshop, learn how to make an interpositive on glass that can be fired to produce a vitrified photograph. Participants will make positive image glass plates using the wet collodion process dating from the early 1850s. They may then fire them at home. Hands-on instruction and complete instructions are included in this fascinating workshop taught by Mark Osterman, a modern master of the process.

Osterman is the Photographic Process Historian for the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York, where he teaches workshops in early photographic processes from Niepce heliographs to gelatin emulsions. While Osterman iswidely recognized as the foremost expert in the evolution of photography he is best known for his research in the collodion variants. Through his research, writings, exhibitions and teaching, he has been an important influence in the current revival of collodion in fine art photography.

Osterman’s images and writing are featured in Photography’s Antiquarian Avant-Garde, The New Wave in Old Process Photography by Lyle Rexer, Coming into Focus by John Barnier, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes by Christopher James (both editions), Le Vocabulaire Technique de la Photographie by Anne Cartier-Bresson (2008), and the third edition of Photographic Possibilities, by Robert Hirsch (2008). His work is included in numerous private and museum collections including Nihon University, Tokyo; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; Museum of Fine Art, Houston; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; George Eastman Museum; Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas; The Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke; and the James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA.

www.collodion.org

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Other Workshops


Workshops at Bryn Athyn College – Summer 2017

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There is a great lineup of glass classes this summer at Bryn Athyn College featuring instructors who are also AGG members. Each full-day class meets Monday – Friday beginning at 9AM for a total of over 32 hours of hands-on classroom instruction with additional evening studio time. Participants are treated to behind-the–scenes tours of Glencairn Museum and Bryn Athyn Cathedral. Workshop costs include materials and access to tools. College credit, onsite lodging and meals are available for an additional fee. Full details including other workshops in the related Building Arts: Blacksmithing, Stone Carving, and Mosaic can be found online at: www.workshopsatbrynathyn.com .

Workshops in glass include:

Traditional Glass Painting in the Munich Style

Dates:  June 19-23, 2017

Location: Bryn Athyn College, Bryn Athyn, PA

Instructor: J. Kenneth Leap

Learn the art of mixing, applying and firing glass-based paints, enamels and stains. This class will start with the core skills of traditional glass painting – tracing & matting. We will then concentrate on 19th century figurative techniques as exemplified by the Munich Style. Students can choose to practice replicating brocade patterned drapery, foliage, ornamental architectural borders and of course painting the figure. This course will introduce a variety of processes for mixing and layering pigments with exotic mediums. Glass selection and enamel work for flesh will be explored in depth. This class will be of specific interest to restoration painters and to all who admire the techniques of the 19th century. This class is designed to complement the workshop “Stained Glass Repair & Conservation” with Steve Hartley offered July 10-14, 2017.

Register at  https://brynathyn.edu/academics/workshops-at-bryn-athyn/

 

Repair and Conservation of Historic Stained Glass

July 10-14, 2017

Location: Bryn Athyn College, Bryn Athyn, PA

Instructor: Steve Hartley

This hands-on course will introduce proper evaluation and documentation techniques for stained glass conservation. Students will participate in repairing a 19th Century stained glass window while practicing conservation techniques including cleaning, copper foil repairs and chemical edge bonding. Restoration painting including glass selection and color matching historic pigments will be discussed and practiced.

The Art of Glass Painting – Keeping it Simple

Instructor: Jim M. Berberich

You can master the art of glass painting. The simple methods we will use in class have been proven effective and will give you the skills needed to achieving your goals.
As you can imagine, for the thousand years that this applied art form has been in existence, a multitude of techniques have been created. The different approaches have added confusion to this medium. We will focus on some traditional methods with a twist, going into detail on how and why these methods work. There will be demonstrations, open discussion and a lot of one on one guidance from myself.  My objective is for the student to leave with confidence, understanding and the knowledge to create beautiful glass painting. The class projects will include portraits and life subjects, using vitreous paints, enamels and stains.

Register at  https://brynathyn.edu/academics/workshops-at-bryn-athyn/

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Beginner to Advanced Glass Painting Workshop

September 2017
Location: Creative Space Art and More, Avon, OH
Instructor: Hallie Monroe
Cost: $525 for a 3-day class (September 22-24); $850 for a 5-day class (September 25-29). Lunch and materials included; class runs from 9:00am-5:00pm

Opportunity for all painters – you don’t need to be a glass artist! Judy Kean is excited to host New York artist and instructor Hallie Monroe. Non-glass painters welcome to experience this art form. Glass artists take your skill to the next level. Choose a 3-day or 5-day workshop. SGAA certifications will be given at completion of the class to all artists.

Class will cover the basics of painting on glass with vitreous paint using water friendly painting medium. Student will be exploring different applications of paint and firing glass paint. Glass cutting and fabrication will not be covered. This is strictly a painting technique class. We will be discussing the aspects of paint mediums, applications and firing glass paint. A city tour and mausoleum tour is also included. Make this a fantastic week long experience!

Classes to be held at Judy Kean’s – Creative Space Art and More
33760 Lear Industrial Pkwy in Avon, Ohio (west suburb of Cleveland on Lake Erie )
Details about hotel and dining will be provided. Call Judy at 440-823-7406 for more information.

www.CreativeSpaceArtandMore.com

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Stained Glass Design & Cartooning – 5 Day Workshop
Readsboro, VT
Instructor: Deborah Coombs
Cost: $825, includes lunches and materials

Learn concepts of design appplicable to stained glass, as well how to prepare a cartoon drawing. Suitable for all levels. Taught in the home studio of Deborah Coombs in a beautiful mountainside setting.  For further information, visit www.coombscriddle.com

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Glass Painting for Artists
Readsboro, VT
Instructor: Deborah Coombs
Cost: $860, includes lunches and materials

All levels. Learn unique techniques of stained glass painting in a 5-day intensive workshop. Taught in the home studio of Deborah Coombs in a beautiful mountainside setting.For further information visit www.coombscriddle.com

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Kathy Jordan Glass Painting Workshops

May 8-12, 2017:
Glass Painting: An In-depth Exploration of Technique.
Instructor: Kathy Jordan
Location: Media, PA
Cost: $675 (includes lunch, materials and access to tools)

Reinforcement of Core Skills, Paint color & density, Brush & Medium applications and varied Flesh Painting techniques will be covered.
Formal Instruction 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. Open Studio for independent exploration & painting every evening.
15 miles from Phila., Int’l Airport. Ample Lodging options within 10 mile radius.
For detailed information regarding instruction, shuttles, lodging, meals and cost, email Kathy Jordan at kathywalshjordan@gmail.com

Oct. 2-6, 2017:
Glass Painting: An In-depth Exploration of Technique.
Instructor: Kathy Jordan
Location: Media, PA
Cost: $$675.00 (includes lunch, materials and access to tools)

Reinforcement of Core Skills, Paint color & density, Brush & Medium applications and varied Flesh Painting techniques will be covered.
Formal Instruction 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. Open Studio for independent exploration & painting every evening.
15 miles from Phila., Int’l Airport. Ample Lodging options within 10 mile radius.
For detailed information regarding instruction, shuttles, lodging, meals and cost, email Kathy Jordan at kathywalshjordan@gmail.com

Oct. 16-20, 2017:
Glass Painting: An In-depth Exploration of Technique.
Instructor: Kathy Jordan
Location: Media, PA
Cost: $675.00 (includes lunch, materials and access to tools)

Reinforcement of Core Skills, Paint color & density, Brush & Medium applications and varied Flesh Painting techniques will be covered.
Formal Instruction 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. Open Studio for independent exploration & painting every evening.
15 miles from Phila., Int’l Airport. Ample Lodging options within 10 mile radius.
For detailed information regarding instruction, shuttles, lodging, meals and cost, email Kathy Jordan at kathywalshjordan@gmail.com

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The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass
Corning, NY
When: Weekend, week-long and other classes available throughout the year
Cost: Varies

Studio classes are offered year-round, in a variety of techniques, for all skill levels and are taught by top international glassmaking artists and instructors. Visit www.cmog.org/glassmaking/studio/classes for further information.

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Kiln-formed glass

Bullseye Resource Centers
Where: Multiple locations on the East and West coasts
When: throughout the year
Cost: Varies

Visit www.bullseyeglass.com/classes for more information.