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Boro B

December 21 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Bronwen Torchworking Boro B Flame SHop
Bronwen Torchworking Boro B Flame SHop

Borosilicate Part B: Intermediate Techniques

$275.00$325.00

Instructor Bronwen Heilman
October 18, 2016
Thursdays 5:30PM-9:30PM
See session dates below

Borosilicate Part B is a continuation of Borosilicate Part AOver the next four classes, you’ll add intermediate techniques to your skill set in borosilicate lampworking–as well as knowledge of annealing cycles. This class is a stepping stone to take Borosilicate Part C: Advanced Techniques or Part D: Tubing and other more advanced workshops.

Course topics include:

  • Intermediate color understanding and usage
  • Shaping gathers
  • Welds
  • Intermediate pattern techniques
    • Pinwheels
    • Geometric shapes
    • Honeycombs
    • Raking
  • Intermediate implosions
  • Intermediate sculpture
  • Learning basic
    • Marble techniques
    • flower compressions
    • Wigwag techniques
    • Cat’s eye
    • Vortex
  • Backing styles

Each class allows you to practice these skills in the studio and use them to create a variety of items you can take home with you each night. Borosilicate A or instructor approval is required to take this course.  

 

 

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SESSION II
Thursdays / 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
October 18
October 25
November 1
November 8

SESSION III
Wednesdays / 5:30
 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
December 7
December 14
December 21
December 28

CLASS NOTES
There is a $50.00 Material Fee for this class and it is payable on the first day of class.

Other topics covered in this course: Safety (ventilation, eye-wear, work station setup and ergonomics). Tools and how to use them effectively. Proper kiln usage, temperatures, and how to program a kiln for best results. Torch operations, as well as flame settings and their use. How to harness gravity and use it to your advantage. Project planning, preparation, and execution.

After your first class, you will be able to sign up for Flame-Shop-Fridays.  A great place to practice what you just learned. …  a great value at 10.00/hour. (Click here for more information about Flame-Shop-Fridays).

Additional Notes: All safety equipment included. We have a wide spectrum available for class use. If you want to purchase some glass to use during open studio time, you will receive 10% off of you purchase during class, or during open studio. (Because we’re a non-profit, you never have to pay sales tax at SGS). When you buy glass at SGS, you save money and help support the glass arts. Thanks!

Please Read:

Some classes require protective eye wear (eye wear provided by SGS). All students required to wear closed toed-shoes.

Sessions

Session I: July 20 – August 17, 2016 / 4 Wednesdays / 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Session II: October 18 – November 8, 2016 / 4 Thursdays / 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Session III: December 7 – December 28, 2016 / 4 Wednesdays / 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Details

Date:
December 21
Time:
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category: