This class has closed for online registration through the MFA. Please contact Diablo at 617-442-7444 directly.
Four-Day workshop: Mon–Thu, June 24-27
Course Description: Flame working takes glass into a small and delicate world, teens interested in focusing on color and fine details will enjoy the flame studio. In this class, teens will learn how to make beautiful glass beads using a stationary bench torch. They will be working on a mandrel, using soft glass to build colorful glass pieces. After a discussion of studio set-up and safety, demonstrations will introduce students to the use of heat and gravity to shape molten glass. Techniques such as dot application, marvering, stringers, annealing and bead cleaning, will all be covered. In the afternoon students will move into the kiln forming studio. Here they will assemble pieces of glass that they will heat in the kiln to create a fused piece of glass. Their first assignment will be to make some pendants. They will learn basic glass cutting techniques, along with kiln forming and color theory to create coasters and plates.
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
TDIA1: Teen Four-Day Flameworking and Fused Glass, Ages 12-18
Occurs every day until June 27, 2013.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Diablo Glass School
- $545MFA members
- $545Nonmembers Ticket Purchase Required
- Event Type
- Studio Art Class
- Course Number
- Special Instructions
- This class does not take place at the MFA.
Speaker: Diablo Faculty