One-Day Workshop: Saturday, March 9
Course Description: The glass paperweight is the first step for anyone interested in working with hot glass. This introductory class guides the first-time glass artist through the most crucial skills. First you will gather glass from the furnace, learn to shape and control, and how to apply color to the glass. In a fun and informative manner our instructors will introduce you to tools, safety, and basic glass theory. Every student will leave with a gorgeous paperweight and a strong foundation for future exploration.
The MFA is delighted to present programming with Diablo Glass School. Located just blocks from the MFA—easily accessible by foot, car, or public transportation—Diablo is a place where beginning and professional artists share a nurturing environment, which encourages growth and development in an inviting atmosphere. Diablo offers a diverse range of classes including glassblowing, flame working, kiln forming, and stained glass. The interdisciplinary approach to studio glass offers students a broad spectrum of opportunities. Students of all ages have found endless forms of expression at the Diablo studio. Many courses include a tour of the Museum’s glass collection with discussion of the history of glass, different techniques, and artistic inspiration. All tools and materials are provided. For more information on Diablo Studios, visit www.diabloglassschool.com or call 617-442-7444.
Workshop takes place at:
Diablo Glass School
123 Terrace Street
Boston, MA 02120