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Glass

From glassblowing and casting to flameworking and glass fusing, Pratt Fine Arts Center offers the most extensive and enticing array of glass classes in Seattle. Whether you are a complete beginner or an established artist, our experienced instructors will give you the skills to create and to express yourself in this versatile medium.

Screenprinting on Glass | 8.31

Sasha Tepper-Stewart

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5600
8/31 - 10/26
6-10pm
Monday
8
$515
$464

This class will cover silk screening techniques such as preparing a hand drawn, digital artwork or photograph and transferring it to a screen in preparation for printing. You will learn how to work with enamels, print your image onto glass and fire the glass. You will also learn powder printing techniques, a screen printing method that uses dry glass powder to create images with rich textures and colors. Experimenting with processes that require multiple firings and explore layering to create thicker work will be covered. Rescheduled to start 8/31 as class #5760.


Workshop: Introduction to Glass Fusing | 9.19

Sasha Tepper Stewart

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5749
9/19 - 9/20
10am - 4pm
Sat-Sun
1
$233
$210

Learn the basic fundamentals of fusing and slumping glass, a common form of kiln-glass. Discussions and demonstrations will cover glass cutting, design layout, color combinations, slumping molds, kilns and firing schedules. You will gain the foundations to design and create at least four fused and slumped glass plates, a set of coasters and a trivet. Prerequisite: None


Beginning Glassblowing | 9.20

Jeanne Marie Ferraro

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5711
9/20 - 10/25
6-10pm
Sunday
6
$561
$505

Discover the universal appeal of shaping molten glass. Ease yourself into this art form with individualized instruction that covers all the basics of glassblowing, from gathering glass from the furnace, to blowing and shaping bubbles.  Learn to use the marver, shape with jacks, and begin paper shaping.  In addition, learn valuable techniques and safety rules that will give you a solid foundation on which to build your skills. In this class, you will have plenty of time to practice. Prerequisite: None


Intermediate Glassblowing | 9.21

Donna McCord

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5715
9/21 - 10/26
6-10pm
Monday
6
$584
$526

Expand on and refine your basic glassblowing skills while working with the four basic shapes: bowl, cone, vase, and cylinder. Learn about teamwork and tool use as well as annealer and glory hole operation. Explore all the details of bits, handles, lip wraps, and beginning color application. Learn by designing a piece of your own and analyzing the steps needed to complete it. Students are encouraged to repeat this class. Prerequisite: Beginning Glassblowing


Advanced Glassblowing: Special Projects | 9.22

Scott Darlington

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5710
9/22 - 10/27
6-10pm
Tuesday
6
$584
$526

This class is an opportunity to refine and focus on your own path in glassblowing. Special Projects will allow students to make the class whatever they need to advance their techniques and the way they think about how to get things done, from design to calculations to implementation. Demonstrations will be used minimally to guide students on their personal journeys. Having most or all of the class to explore individual projects will give students ample time to work out kinks and questions in accordance with their own desires. Professional advice and helping hands throughout the classes will give students more bench time and opportunity to discover breakthrough ways of achieving desired results. Prerequisite: Experienced Intermediate Glassblowing


Beginning Beadmaking | 9.22

Cheryl Matson

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5743
9/22 - 10/27
6-10pm
Tuesday
6
$329
$296

Glass Beadmaking is your chance to work with hot glass on a small scale at a bench torch.  Learn techniques such as basic bead shapes, surface design, and molten glass manipulation.  You will also learn various methods of creating internal design which will give you the ability to create more depth and interest in your work.  Basic skills including bead cleaning and proper work habits will also be covered.  Although oriented toward beginners, continuing students are always welcome!  Prerequisite: None


Experienced Intermediate Glassblowing | 9.23

Julie Bergen

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5713
9/23 - 10/28
6-10pm
Wednesday
6
$584
$526

Learning to blow glass is like learning to play a musical instrument; it takes a lot of practice and expert instruction. Develop a working routine and method to refine shapes and thin forms using steady heat and efficient moves. Focus on more complicated techniques such as handles and bits, blown feet, and wraps. Learn more about the garage, optic molds, and the fluffy torch. Prerequisite: At least two quarters of Intermediate Glassblowing or equivalent


Intermediate Flameworking – Borosilicate | 9.23

Julie Conway

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5745
9/23 - 10/28
6-10pm
Wednesday
6
$329
$296

Take your flameworking skills to the next level and learn standards of blowing borosilicate techniques, including advanced hollow forms, incalmo, and experimentation with color and design. Layering colors and shapes can create infinite options for your artwork. Applications of design for technique and annealing processes will also be discussed. Prerequisite: Beginning Flameworking


Beginning Glass Fusing | 9.24

Sasha Tepper-Stewart

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5750
9/24 - 10/29
6-10pm
Thursday
6
$376
$338

Learn the basic techniques of kiln formed glass.  Through discussions, demonstrations and hands-on experience, you will become adept at glass cutting, discover effects made possible by differing temperatures in the kiln, and learn about design and compositional elements - including basic color theory.  Kiln firing schedules, basic cold working and slumping techniques will round out your introduction to kiln formed glass.  This course will provide you with a solid foundation in fusing glass, which will allow you to take more focused workshops and advanced intensives.


Mold Making for Multiples | 9.26

Sherri Gamble

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5679
9/26 - 9/27
9:30am-5:30pm
Sat-Sun
1
$200
$180

This course is meant to appeal to anyone wanting to cast multiples of an original form and will teach you how to make a silicone and plaster case mold.  The final case mold will provide the artist the ability to re-produce a piece of work in a multiple of mediums such as bronze, plaster or glass. Come to class with your original piece and all the items on the supply list to dive right in to this intensive, highly informative class.  Students will gain the skills and knowledge to make a high quality mother mold of their original sculpture.  ** This class requires students to purchase a specific silicone mold compound that is specified in the supply list and not included in tuition cost. **


Glass Casting – Beginning and Beyond | 9.26

Cathy Chase

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5717
9/26 - 11/7
6-10pm
Saturday
6
$504
$454

If you are fascinated with hot glass, try casting it! Ladle molten glass into molds pressed into sand. Learn about sand molds and how to use other mold-making techniques such as plaster bandage, steel, and CO2-bonded sand. Participate in weekly demonstrations and discussions. This is a fun, active class that requires 100% student involvement. Work as part of a team for safe and efficient use of the studio. Beginners and continuing students are welcome! Prerequisite: None   NO CLASS ON 10/31. 


Workshop: Introduction to Glassblowing | 10.3

Lydia Boss

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5716
10/3 - 10/4
1:45 - 5:45pm
Sat-Sun
1
$204
$184

Beginner glass enthusiasts: here's your chance to try your hand at this fascinating and engaging art form. You will learn to gather glass from the furnace, blow, shape bubbles, and much more. Gain an appreciation for this process while you create paperweights and other basic forms with individualized assistance from the instructor. Prerequisite: None


Glass Slumping and Fusing for Seniors | 10.7

Robin Oakes

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5748
10/7 - 11/11
9:30am - 1:30pm
Wednesday
6
$376
$338

Learn the art of fusing and slumping glass. Study the different principles of cutting and shaping glass and the use of glass frits, powders and stringers to create exciting designs. Explore painting on glass, metal inclusions and proper kiln set-up and firing.  Add dimension to your work by slumping into a variety of molds. You do not need to be a Senior to attend this class. Prerequisite - none


Beginning Flameworking – Borosilicate | 10.8

Patricia Davidson

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5773
10/8 - 11/12
6-10pm
Thursday
6
$329
$296

Learn the fundamentals of flameworking - melting and manipulating glass over a bench-top torch - and explore the artistic possibilities of this warm glass technique used for creating everything from beads to vessels to sculptures. You'll learn the basics of tools, safety, equipment and techniques so you can take advantage of this versatile and popular art form. The emphasis of this class is on borosilicate glass. Beginning and returning students are welcome.  Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Introduction to Coldworking | 10.17

Rebecca Chernow

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5718
10/17 - 10/18
9:30am-5:30pm
Sat-Sun
1
$313
$282

Alter the shape and/or surface texture of glass using tools and processes that don't rely upon heat. This includes grinding, carving, engraving, polishing and sandblasting-- all of which provide opportunities for artists to resolve aesthetic and functional issues, ranging from shape and surface quality to strength and stability of edges. In this class, you will try your hand at many coldworking methods, using state-of-the-art tools. You will also discuss ways to adapt basic methods to home studio practice.  Prerequisite: None.


Workshop: Introduction to Beadmaking | 10.17

Donna Prunkard

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5744
10/17 - 10/18
9:30am-5:30pm
Sat-Sun
1
$221
$199

Glass beadmaking is your chance to work with hot glass on a small scale. Learn to melt rods of glass in a propane-oxygen flame, wrap the molten glass onto a mandrel, and then use heat and gravity to shape a round bead.  You will pull stringers (thin strings of glass) and use them to decorate your beads with dots, lines and simple flowers.  We'll also cover basic torch safety, glass terminology, annealing, and bead cleaning. Prerequisite: None


Workshop: Introduction to Flameworking – Borosilicate | 10.24

Julie Conway

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5746
10/24 - 10/25
9am - 5pm
Sat-Sun
1
$221
$199

Learn to work with borosilicate tubing to create blown ornaments, beads, vessels, and other forms. Learn how to transfer a section of tubing to a blow-pipe, proper use of a blow hose, and apply even heating to form bubbles. We will introduce color techniques and how to control heat and handle molten bubbles of glass to shape them with your breath. Prerequisite: None


Intro to Beadmaking Open Torch | 10.31

Donna Prunkard

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
5747
10/31
10am - 4pm
Saturday
1
$103
$93

This opportunity is designed for the student who has taken a beadmaking workshop within the past year and just wants more time on the torch. This will be an unstructured practice session. Instructor will be present and available for guidance but no new techniques will be demonstrated. Prerequisite: Intro to Beadmaking