Intro to Flameworking

From: $130   

Location(s):

Mission Hill - Boston, MA

Availability:

1-Day Course
Year-Round:
First Saturday of every month - 9:00 AM

2-Day Course
Year-Round:
First weekend of every month - 9:00 AM

Explore this ancient art and harness your creativity to create your own glass masterpieces in this Intro to Flameworking course.
  • Learn the basics of shaping colorful glass over the flame of a stationary torch
  • Your skilled instructor will cover studio set-up and safety to ensure you are comfortable with your environment
  • With help from periodic demonstrations you will create one-of-a-kind glass pendants, beads and marbles
  • If your creative soul is up to building small vessels and sculptures, choose the 2-day course!


More detailed description >

Description:

Explore the ancient art of glassblowing and harness your creativity to create your own glass masterpieces.

Invented by the Phoenicians in approximately 50 B.C., the art of glassblowing takes hot molten glass and transforms it into beautiful pieces of art and things you use everyday.

This hands-on flameworking course covers all the basics of shaping colorful glass over the flame of a stationary propane/oxygen torch.

With the help of your expert instructor, you will create your own glass masterpieces such as pendants, beads and marbles.

If your creative soul wants to build small vessels and sculptures, select the 2-day course!



Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Participants must be at least 14 years old
  • All materials are included
  • 1-Day courses will take place on the first Saturday of every month
  • 2-day courses will take place on the first Saturday & Sunday of every month

Duration:
You can select from either a 1- or 2-day course, each lasting 5 hours.

Maximum Participants:
9 participants per class

Spectators:
This experience is only for booked participants.

Weather Dependent:
This experience takes place indoors and is not weather dependent.

What to Wear:
Wear clothing made of natural fibers (cotton) and comfortable, closed-toe shoes. You will need eye-wear, a bottle of water and a box labeled with your name to pack your pendant.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 14 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 14 days prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

Experience ID:
LIF-BOS-0034



View FAQ's >

  1. What should I wear?
    Wear clothing made of natural fibers (cotton) and comfortable closed-toe shoes. Bring a water bottle, a pair of sunglasses and a box labeled with your name to pack your piece.
  2. Are there any age requirements?
    All participants must be at least 14 years old for the Intro to Flameworking course.
  3. Is there food available for purchase?
    There is no food available for purchase at the workshop. Please feel free to bring snacks as the duration of the class is 5 hours.
  4. When should I expect to pick-up my piece?
    Because the pieces need to be fired in the kiln, they will not be ready immediately after the class. Please call our experience provider a day prior to picking up your pieces so they can confirm it is ready. Due to the heavy volume of classes, all pieces must be picked up within 2 weeks of your class date. If you need your piece shipped, there is an additional fee of $20.

Customer Reviews:

  • Intro to Flameworking

  • February 06, 2014

  • 5

  • Boston

"Welcome by Diablo staff was warm and inviting and the instructors were very pleasant, experienced, and patient! All aspects were enjoyable and exceeded expectations!"