CLASSES

 

GStudio offers a range of classes in Glass Blowing and Casting:

A new Beginners Course is starting the 24th of April  2014

Glassblowing is a glassforming technique that involves inflating the molten glass into a bubble, or parison, with the aid of the blowpipe, or blow tube.

 

Glass casting is the process in which "cast glass" objects, either functional or artistic, are produced by allowing molten glass to solidify in a mould, (a process called casting). Modern cast glass is formed by a variety of processes such as kiln casting, or casting into sand, graphite or metal moulds.

The classes are taught by the artists and owners of the studio:  Boris Shpeizman & Maayan Feigin

There are courses of 12 sessions; each 3 hours long, once a week.

Each group accommodates 4-6 participants which allows for personal instruction and guidance.

Each class is limited to a maximum of six students to ensure ample access to tools and materials and to maximize individual time with the instructors.

The course schedule is flexible, but usually takes place in the evening.

 

Glass Blowing Classes

 

Beginning classes- No previous experience is needed. The class suits all ages (our oldest student is 73 years old!).Teachers work with the students step by step to create one of a kind, hand blown glass art. Students begin working with glass the first day of class, making between one and three pieces per 3-hour class. We teach fundamentals such as gathering, centering, blocking, marvering, basic color applications. Our beginners course covers all the key forms in glassblowing: spheres, cylinders, cones and bowls. With each new shape, students will refine their skills at gathering glass onto the rod, shaping it with various tools, mastering basic bitwork, punty shaping and blowing techniques and adding color to the glass. Shop safety, etiquette and proper form are all stressed throughout the lessons. Classes meet for 3 hours, one day a week, on the same time and day for 12 weeks.

 

Intermediate – Intermediate classes are available for graduates of the Basic class or for those with the necessary glass blowing experience. The class syllabus is flexible aimed at improving  basic glass blowing techniques along with more complex techniques and different uses of colors. 

Advanced- Advanced classes are offered for those who finished the intermediate’s class or have previous experience with glass blowing at that level.  Independent work will be encouraged, and the participants will work more on their own.

More glass blowing classes are offered for groups on different levels as requested.

 

Castinguse

 Glass casting -Once or twice a year the Studio opens a Casting class. No previous experience is needed. The class will use different casting techniques such as: metal and plaster casting, sand casting, using hot or cold glass etc. The participants will gain useable experience that will allow them to work by themselves by the end of the class.

 

 

 

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