Summer Intensives 2020

Early Sign Up Prices Ends March 8th 

Lunch Plan for 3 day classes is $12 per day. Menus will be provided on the first day of class

** Please be sure to read our cancellation policy for our summer intensive classes before booking**

Introduction to Neon

James Akers 
June 8th-13th

Learn the basics of neon in this 6-day summer workshop with neon artist James Akers. In this class, you will learn how to use patterns and torches to bend tubing to create your very own illuminated design. After completing your design in glass, you learn how the bombarder works to fill your designs with neon gas and watch as they are pumped and completed.

Engraving...Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend 

Lisabeth Sterling 
June 15th-19th

Engraving is the mechanical removal of a material. By engraving you can create everything from surface designs, to grinding all the way through glass. We will cover both cameo (engraving through thin layers of colored glass) and intaglio (engraving deeply into a single color of glass), as well as carving glass in a more sculptural way. 
There will be both demonstrations and individual sessions so that students will learn ways to integrate glass engraving into their art.
All skill levels are welcome.

Building on the Basics 

Aaron & Heather Baigelman
June 22nd-26th

In this class we will start with a quick overview of the basic shapes and techniques. We will then combine these basic shapes and techniques to achieve more complicated designs. Students will refine their skills while pushing their glass to new limits. Timing and teamwork will be emphasized in order to elevate the scale and complexity of the glass.

Aesop's Fables in Stained Glass Workshop

Joseph Cavalieri
June 29th-July 3rd

This class appeals to students who know the basics of stained glass and want to take it to the next level. We will be illustrating a fable as well as learning and practicing many techniques. 
A fun class based on historic, and often creepy, Aesop’s fables. Each student chooses a fable, then, with Cavalieris’ guidance, sketches a plan for a glass panel about 12 x 16 inches. In class we learn different processes to add imagery onto the glass surface using kiln fired enamel paints. After the paints are kiln fired onto the glass we will copper foil and solder the glass together to create the final work. 

Monster Marbles

Chad Parker 
July 24th-26th

We will go over the fundamentals of working with solid rod in all forms. Compressions, Sculpture, opals, mille encasements along with anything else a student may be interested in seeing

Vision Quest:Finding Form Through Sculpting Glass

Robin & Julia Rogers 
July 27th-31st 

This class covers an array of sculpting techniques from basic to advanced and applies to all levels of experience. Demos each day will range from solid to blown sculpture and a collaborative class project will also be included. 

Students will learn a variety of hot sculpting techniques including hot core, cold core, garage work and assembly, inside sculpting. bit work and color application.

Happily Ever After 

Karina Guevin & Cedric Ginart
August 10th-14th

In this course student's inherent creativity will be stimulated aimed at developing good dexterity and in-depth knowledge of the basic flameworking techniques. 
Using borosilicate rods and glass tubes, students will learn a wide variety of flame working techniques. Demonstrations will cover various unusual techniques of blowing, sculpting and assembling with the ultimate goal of creating visual impact. 
Directed work and personal project will be proposed to help students develop there personal language and realize their ideas.