Classes: Glass: Explanation
FLAMEWORKING is a type of glasswork where a torch is used to melt glass rods. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. There are two main types of flameworking glass (Boro and Soft). In both cases, the student sits at a table and uses their torch and glass rods to make art. The two types of glass rod (boro and soft) lend themselves to making different types of projects (see below) based on their COE (coefficient of expansion).
FUSING involves cutting and arranging flat pieces of cold, colored glass into a pattern or design. From here, the project is put in a kiln where the glass is fused together as one piece. The piece can then be slumped over a mold to make objects such as plates, bowls, picture frames, sushi plates, etc. etc.
- Borosilicate Flameworking: Ideal flameworking application for projects involving sculpture and vessel/tubing. Boro Flameworking classes at Arc + Flame come in the form of a 3-Hour Sampler, 8-Hour Workshop, 24-Hour Night Course, Date Night and Specialty.
- Soft Flameworking: Ideal flameworking application for projects involving bead making and surface decoration. Soft Flameworking classes at Arc + Flame come in the form of a 3-Hour Sampler, 8-Hour Workshop, 24-Hour Night Course and Specialty.
Arc + Flame offers a variety of class formats to suit your availability, learning style and budget. There are variations for each class's course type, but the general outline is as follows:
- Sampler ($75-$100): 2-3 Hour introduction to a particular class, times vary based on class
- Workshop ($150): 8 Hour class session on a Saturday or Sunday typically from 8:00am-4:00pm
- Multi-Day Workshop ($150-$500): A series of weekend classes for comprehensive learning
- Night Course ($150-$500): Weekly classes for comprehensive learning, typically 6:00pm-9:00pm
- Date Night ($150): Couple's session typically 7:00pm-11:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays
- Studio Rental: Open class time for independent practice