This class has closed for online registration through the MFA. Please contact Diablo at 617-442-7444 directly to register.
Four-Day workshop: Mon–Thu, July 8-11
Course Description: Diablo’s experienced instructors will guide teens through a series of demonstrations and hands-on exercises to begin to build their understanding of the medium. There is a three students to one instructor ratio in the hot shop to ensure safety and plenty of individual instruction. First, students will learn to gather, by creating a paperweight. Then they will learn how to introduce air into the piece to create a bubble. From there, students can make glasses and small vases. Teens who are interested in working in a team atmosphere with a lot of physical activity will enjoy working in the glass blowing shop. 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 a plate.
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
TDIA4: Teen Four-Day Glassblowing and Fused Glass, Ages 12-18
Occurs every day until July 11.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Diablo Glass School
- $650MFA members
- $650Nonmembers Ticket Purchase Required
- Event Type
- Studio Art Class
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- Special Instructions
- This class does not take place at the MFA.
Speaker: Diablo Faculty