Part 1: Paperweight

March 11, 2017 – March 11, 2017

957C Gladstone Ave.

Robin

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Description:

In this hands-on beginners class, learn the fundamentals of glassblowing as you lead in making your own unique paperweight from start to finish.
Students will learn how to gather glass from the furnace, marver it across a steel tabletop, apply colour (chosen by you) and finally shape the piece at the bench with wooden blocks and traditional hand tools.  We polish the final product and you take it home the next day!
An amazing first experience for anyone who’s ever wanted to try glassblowing!

Max 6 students/class
Prerequisite: None
Minimum age: 15

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Pt. 1: Bead Shapes

March 8, 2017 – March 8, 2017

957c Gladstone Avenue

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Description:

Now that you know the fundamentals of bead-making, expand your skill-set beyond round beads! In this two-part series, students will be instructed on how to create new shapes in bead-making.

Bead shapes covered in part one: cylinders, cones, bicones.

Bead shapes covered in part two: discs and coiled hollow beads.

Two-Part Class
5 hours of instruction (2 x 2.5-hour classes)
Max. 5 Students
Minimum Age: 15
Cost: $160.00 +HST
Prerequisite: Three Part Beginner Bead Series
Materials: Please bring your starter kit from the beginner’s series including your glass rods and mandrels. Additional glass rods will be provided in class.

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Bootcamp Sessions Pt. 1: The Gatherer

November 11, 2016 – November 11, 2016

957 Gladstone Avenue

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Description:

SEB’s 5 Part WEEKEND BOOTCAMP SESSIONS

Part 1: The Gatherer
Part 2: Starter Bubbles
Part 3: Punti Up!
Part 4: Blowing Thinner
Part 5: Embellishments

Cost: $350 +hst for FULL WEEKEND 15HR course (register online)
Or $75 per individual 3HR Class Session (must call to register and priority will be given to students who register for the full course.)

Max 6 students/class
Prerequisite: Parts 1-6
Minimum age: 15

Class Outline:

This 5 Part full weekend workshop is offered to help glassblowers at all skill levels build key steps needed in order to continue to refine their technique in glassblowing. The principle of this formatted ‘Bootcamp’ style class is to keep one lead principle in mind – REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT!

Part 1: The Gatherer
Good glassblowing starts with the very first step – the gather! Expect to get closely acquainted with the furnace as students will be going in and out of it repeatedly, practicing towards perfection while also rehearsing all the motions that go into seating at the bench smoothly and practicing some of the best warm up tricks of the trade.

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NEW! Intermediate Boot Camp

March 12, 2016 – March 12, 2016

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Description:

If we’ve discovered anything about developing competence in glassblowing it’s – Repeat! Repeat! Repeat!
It’s only with continual practice that those ‘less than smooth’ movements can become more refined, ultimately resulting in better quality work.
For those in need of a little refinement!
Join us in our new intermediate training session, with visiting artist and expert glassblower Sebastien Duchange.
In what can only be identified as a ‘bootcamp format’, students will be taken through the glass blowing processes from the beginning.  Students will start reviewing basic skills such as gathering, then moving into bench tooling techniques.
Emphasis is placed on developing your skills and techniques; not the final project.
All materials provided
6 Students per class
Cost: $90 +HST

 

Prerequisites required: Beginner Series (Parts 1-6)

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Part 1- Heart Paperweight

Thu February 14 – Thu February 14

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Description:

Learn the fundamentals of glassblowing as you create a beautiful glass heart paperweight! Choose your colours and design and encase it in clear glass before shaping it into a heart. The perfect gift or date idea for that special someone.

Note: Counts as Part 1: Paperweight (prerequisite for other Beginner Series classes)

3 hour class

Cost: $110.00+HST
Max 6 students/class
Prerequisite: None
Minimum age: 15

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