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The Town of Williamsburg Massachusetts was founded in 1771 and is located in Hampshire County.

Williamsburg contains about 3000 year round residents.

The town contains two villages Williamsburg and Haydenville which both of which contain remarkable examples of Greek revival architecture in homes as well as public buildings.

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Bucket List: The Pottery Wheel for Beginners
Try the potter's wheel for the first time! This class is for the absolute beginner who is curious to try their hand at the wheel. With clear demonstrations and patient instruction, new students will make bowls and cups. Glazing and firing will be discussed but students will not take home finished work. The focus will be on the experience of trying something new.

When: Oct 22, 2016 12 AM to Oct 23, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00 )
Metal Monster Madness
Express your dark side AND learn to weld at the same time! Cut, hammer, and grind your own steel fangs, claws, and otherworldly appendages. Then weld them together into a metal monster for terrifying your friends and neighbors (Halloween is coming)! Tools of unearthly creation include: MIG welder, arc welder, oxy/acetylene torch, plasma cutter, and more. No monster too big or too small!

When: Oct 8, 2016 12 AM to Oct 10, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Oct 2016 00 )
Breakdown Printing: Texture and Color for Textiles
Breakdown printing (a.k.a. Deconstructed Silkscreen) uses thickened dyes to create fabrics with an ever-changing array of colors, marks, and textures. Create beautifully textured and patterned yardage or one-of-a-kind t-shirts. Participants will come away from the class with samples to use in their own work and a new technique that can be done at home. No previous printmaking or fabric dyeing experience necessary.

When: Oct 22, 2016 12 AM to Oct 23, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00 )
Jewelry with Non-traditional Jewels
Got sea glass, river stones, or pearls from a broken necklace - make them into meaningful jewelry! Learn a basket style prong, a pearl cup, and a tab setting for large objects. Create a finished mounting and incorporate it into a jewelry design. For students with soldering and fabrication experience, refine your skills under Paulette's expert guidance. Enthusiastic beginners also welcome.

When: Oct 22, 2016 12 AM to Oct 23, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00 )
Tis the Season: Glass Pumpkins and Ornaments
Make your own pumpkin patch and light up your tree with handmade ornaments. Learn how to use an optic mold for textured solid and blown forms. Make blown round ornaments - textured, colored, and more - and shimmering glass icicles. Explore color techniques including frit and solid rod. Tackle your gift list now! For advanced beginner glassblowers.

When: Oct 22, 2016 12 AM to Oct 23, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00 )
Welding for Everyone
Learn the basics of cutting, welding, and brazing metal with a variety of tools including oxy/acetylene, arc welder, MIG welder, and a plasma cutter in a safe and supportive environment. Make practical objects such as tables and trellises or whimsical creative sculptures for your home and garden. Bring your ideas, enthusiasm and/or just a desire to learn. No previous experience required.

When: Oct 15, 2016 12 AM to Oct 16, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00 )
Discover Dynamic Glass Fusing
Create colorful and luminous fused glass with depth! Learn to paint, print, and layer with powders and frits. Explore chemically reactive glass, and form cast glass components, glass wafers, pattern bars, dots, and vitrograph lines. Investigate kiln carving and cold working techniques. Leave with a completed small glass panel, reference sample works, and firing schedules. Beginning as well as advanced students

When: Oct 8, 2016 12 AM to Oct 10, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Oct 2016 00 )
Plein Air Painting: From On-Site to the Studio
Take your painting to the next level by evolving plein air studies into developed studio work. Start the day making field studies in gouache or watercolor with guidance in color, composition and form. Mindful connection to one?s experience in the field will enhance and liberate the artistic process. Afternoons will focus using the studies and the immediacy of memory to make successful studio paintings.

When: Oct 8, 2016 12 AM to Oct 10, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Oct 2016 00 )
Go Team Glass!
Glassblowing is a team sport, and you've been drafted! Sign on to work on intermediate and advanced techniques with fellow glassblowers. Be prepared to experiment and push boundaries in sculpture, vessels, and color techniques. Bring ideas and the projects you've been dreaming of. Students will leave with a firm grasp of new technique and new appreciation of the medium. Two years of glass experience required.

When: Oct 2, 2016 12 AM to Oct 8, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00 )
Fall in Love with Glass: Autumnal Colors & Shapes
Transform the inspiration of fall into light-filled glass beads and small sculptures for jewelry and/or decoration. Imagine a necklace of honey gold, warm browns, burnt orange with slivers of bright green. Create a basket of glass acorns for your fall table or glass leaf earrings to adorn yourself. Through sketching, demos, discussion, and practice, students will create individual expressions of fall's bounty. For all levels.

When: Oct 2, 2016 12 AM to Oct 8, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00 )
Stained Glass: A Luminous Art
Learn the basics of creating a stained glass panel through step-by-step instruction on preparing patterns, selecting glass, cutting, the copper foil method of construction, soldering, and finish techniques. Learn to safely use the tools needed to successfully create with stained glass. Open to all levels. Intermediate and advanced students will hone the techniques needed for advanced project

When: Oct 2, 2016 12 AM to Oct 8, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00 )
Paint and Plait: Bias Woven Baskets
Paint and create your own basket materials with user-friendly acrylic paint on heavy cotton paper. Learn about applying colors and creating textures, and investigate the possibilities of bias plaiting, a wonderfully versatile technique. Weave baskets that are symmetrical or sculptural, with graceful curves or angular shoulders, with corners, feet, double walls or covers. Learn the rules - and how to break them!

When: Oct 2, 2016 12 AM to Oct 8, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00 )
Polymer Marquetry: Delicious Details, Simple Construction
Marquetry, often done with wood, uses thin, patterned pieces cut to fit together and create a larger design. In this workshop, learn a simple approach to polymer clay veneers with rich surface design and luminous depth. Students will build four progressively complex pins or tiles addressing design, inlay, depth, and light. The techniques have many applications. Experience with polymer is not required.

When: Oct 2, 2016 12 AM to Oct 8, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00 )
Paper Marbling
Learn how to make an endless array of exquisitely marbled papers in complex colors and patterns. Each student will work on a full size marbling tank using professional tools and will learn how to prepare the paints, paper, and carrageenan bath. Students learn simple bookbinding skills and make a leather wrapped journal with a marbled edge. Take home many marbled papers for use in all kinds of future projects.

When: Sep 18, 2016 12 AM to Sep 24, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00 )
Alternative Firing
Join in an exploration of alternative ceramic firing techniques, including Raku, naked Raku, Saggar, and Horse Hair firing. Enjoy the beauty and magic of these ancient techniques as you glaze, burnish, and fire. Students will need to bring greenware to burnish and bisqueware to glaze.

When: Oct 8, 2016 12 AM to Oct 10, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Oct 2016 00 )
Flower Power
Beginner glass blowers will enjoy shaping, pulling, and solid sculpting glass to form colorful, leafy flowers in amazing detail. Learn the basics of glassblowing techniques including gathering glass from the furnace, marvering, warming the glass in the glory holes, teamwork, and using tools to make a field of flowers. Fun to do with a friend!

When: Oct 8, 2016 12 AM to Oct 10, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Oct 2016 00 )
No Heat Required: Working with Cold Wax
Cold wax can be used as a stand-alone medium or combined with oil paint in order to create depth, luminosity, and texture. Unlike encaustic, cold wax does not require heat or fusing. You will learn how to make your own cold wax, as well as utilize it through a variety of techniques with some color theory interspersed throughout the workshop.

When: Aug 4, 2016 12 AM to Aug 7, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00 )
Fused Glass Fundamentals
Start with cold glass - sheets, pieces, and powders - and use the heat of the kiln to transform your designs into colorful, textured, intricate pieces of glass art. Consider a glass panel hanging in your home, or a sushi plate or fruit bowl on your table. Basic techniques include full fuse, tack fuse, slumping, pattern bars, frits, color reactions and more. You will be amazed at you can create.

When: Jun 24, 2016 12 AM to Jun 26, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00 )
Big Ideas, Small Scale
Use thin, solid rods of borosilicate glass, a bench torch and a handheld torch, to learn the sculpting technique known as networking. Discuss structure and design in using the technique to make jewelry or small sculpture. Eunsuh will focus on concept and technical skills, creative approaches, and how to develop push ideas from the sketchbook to the torch. For experienced flameworkers, explore a new side of glass.

When: Jun 24, 2016 12 AM to Jun 26, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00 )
Moving Metal and Chasing the Imagination
The techniques of chasing and repousse have been used since ancient times to push flat metal into raised patterns, textures, and images. Learn to use heat, hammers, and specialized tools to explore the malleable quality of metal. Avery will discuss how to turn a photo or image into a good design for repousse, and students can apply these techniques to jewelry, a plaque, or a project of their own design. All welcome.

When: Aug 4, 2016 12 AM to Aug 7, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00 )
Enameling on Vessels
Bring whimsy and color to metal bowls and dishes. Learn forming and dapping techniques to create a shallow vessel. Then, explore methods of applying liquid and powder enamels. Next, play with the surface by using sgraffito, layering opaque and transparent enamels, applying watercolor enamels, or using stencils to create patterns. Take home fun, expressive pieces and many new skills.

When: Aug 7, 2016 12 AM to Aug 13, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 07 Aug 2016 00 )
The Extruder Revealed
The extruder is often misunderstood. Explode the myths, lay bare the misconceptions, and discover what a useful tool it is. Learn to let the process show; stay out of the way, and the material will reveal its nature with fresh and lively results. Learn the secrets of unconventional forming methods and approaches to surface decoration. Make cups and mugs, plates and bowls, and a teapot. For throwers who want to expand their horizons.

When: Jun 12, 2016 12 AM to Jun 18, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 12 Jun 2016 00 )
From Flame to Furnace
For the intermediate to advanced flameworker, this is a fast-paced, dynamic opportunity to work with Sally Prasch in flameworking and George Kennard in glassblowing. Using 96COE soft glass, design, and draw and bring your wildest glass creations to life. Make components in flameworking and integrate them into your design which George will blow under your direction and with your assistance. A rare opportunity!

When: Oct 16, 2016 12 AM to Oct 22, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00 )
Woodcarving: Spoon, Ladle, or Spatula
Create your own spoon out of cherry, maple, mahogany, or other hardwood. Learn about design, based on how a utensil is used for cooking or eating. Then, choose a wood to carve and shape, using tools including a bandsaw, gouges, spokeshaves, and rasps. Add a personal flourish to the handle and finish your piece to a fine polish. No woodcarving experience necessary; all levels are welcome.

When: Oct 22, 2016 12 AM to Oct 23, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00 )
Encaustic Painting: Mind Your Beeswax
Explore a variety of modern approaches to the ancient technique of painting with hot wax. Start with basic skills such as making and applying medium, fusing with a heat gun and torch, and making lines and creating textures. Add an assortment of textiles, fibers, papers, oil sticks, graphite paper, image transfers, ink, and pastels. Find your painterly voice in this expansive medium. No experience necessary.

When: Oct 16, 2016 12 AM to Oct 22, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00 )
Discover Your Wild Side with Wild Journals
Explore exciting techniques for creating colorful, textured art-journal pages in a fun, stimulating environment. Start with paint, printing, stamping and collage to transform blank pages into intricate multi-layered surfaces. Then cut and fold, add extensions, pop-outs, windows and pockets, to make each page a one-of-a-kind "canvas" for writing or further embellishment. Open to all levels.

When: Oct 22, 2016 12 AM to Oct 23, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00 )
Kiln Glass: Bowls, Plates, & Jewelry
Learn to use the heat of the kiln to achieve vibrant and original glass designs in functional and sculptural pieces. Full fuse, tack fuse, slumping, painting with glass, chemical color reactions, and pattern bars are among the many techniques that may be covered. Beginners in kiln glass will benefit from step-by-step instruction, while experienced students will be challenged by Paula's endless new ideas.

When: Oct 16, 2016 12 AM to Oct 22, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00 )
Best Seat in the House
Learn to use basic hand and power tools while building an Adirondack chair from western red cedar. You'll be guided through safe usage of tools and lumber selection as well as techniques and tricks to assemble your chair. This iconic outdoor chair will quickly become the best seat in the house.

When: Oct 8, 2016 12 AM to Oct 10, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Oct 2016 00 )
Beauty for Beverages
Cups are essential part of any table and a glass blower's best skill builder. Start with blowing bubbles and understanding the dynamics of hot glass. Then, slowly transform the hollow rounds into cups of all sizes and shapes, while becoming comfortable turning, heating, and moving around with 2,000F glass. The week will culminate with creating a personal cup design. ** This workshop is part of Farm-to-Studio week. All workshops have a food/craft connection and on Wednesday afternoon there will be hands-on culinary instruction from local farmers and food entrepreneurs in Western MA. Plus, on Friday night - a farm-fresh dinner under the stars. For foodies who want to expand their local table. For artist with an appetite for handmade and home grown. For anyone who wants evocative conversation in a creative community.

When: Aug 21, 2016 12 AM to Aug 27, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00 )
Stained Glass: A Luminous Art
Learn the basics of creating a stained glass panel through step-by-step instruction on preparing patterns, selecting glass, cutting, the copper foil method of construction, soldering, and finish techniques. Learn to safely use the tools needed to successfully create with stained glass. Open to all levels. Intermediate and advanced students will hone the techniques needed for advanced projects.

When: Aug 14, 2016 12 AM to Aug 20, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 14 Aug 2016 00 )
Landscape Art in an Extraordinary Landscape
Explore Snow Farm's uniquely beautiful farmland as you focus on landscape painting in the medium of your choice. Through guidance and encouragement, refine your ability to notice and record landscapes that move you, and respond expressively with color, paint, and compositional choices. Go beyond technique and push into unknown territory during this productive, collaborative week of painting.

When: Jun 12, 2016 12 AM to Jun 18, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 12 Jun 2016 00 )
Beginner Glassblowing
Working with molten glass is exciting, challenging, and rewarding. In just three days, you will learn about the basic tools and techniques and create simple, beautiful objects. Go home with your first pulled flower, a paper weight, and a blown vessel. Glassblowing is a team sport, so be prepared to work with a partner (or come with a friend!).

When: Jun 3, 2016 12 AM to Jun 5, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Jun 2016 00 )
The Multi-Faceted World of Clay
Explore a range of pottery making and firing techniques from around the world! Raku is a fast glaze process from 16th century Japan that produces a rainbow of colors and effects. Burnishing or polishing and saggar firing produces beautiful pinks, oranges, and earth tones - a technique closely associated with Native American and Greek pottery. Students will make work to be fired at the end of the class.

When: Oct 16, 2016 12 AM to Oct 22, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00 )
Fundamentals of Woodturning
Focus on the fundamental cutting techniques for the two basic types of woodturning: spindle and bowl-turning. Work up to creating turned vessels, objects or tools, such as a bud vase, mallet, rolling pin, or purely abstract works of art. Create an heirloom out of a nice piece of wood, and finish the week with a guided, self-selected project. Bring plenty of ideas!

When: Oct 16, 2016 12 AM to Oct 22, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00 )
Blowing Fundamentals: Bigger, Thinner & Hotter
For novice glassblowers, learn to make larger, more refined, elegant vases. Jesse is a technical master and will focus on body mechanics to maximize leverage and increase the comfort zone of scale and temperature. Start with the pint glass to achieve precise use of tools and to identify heat and glass thicknesses. Then, tweak the finishing steps, and you will be amazed at the difference in your work.

When: Oct 15, 2016 12 AM to Oct 16, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00 )
Keys to the Beadmaker's Toolbox
Puckered ends, symmetrical shapes, even encasing, and exciting designs - these are the elements that make beginner beads into works of art. Jeri will troubleshoot problems and introduce fun techniques, including working with stringers and twisties and how to blow a hollow bead. Imagine the bead you wish you could make . . . and take home the skills you need to make that bead a reality.

When: Oct 8, 2016 12 AM to Oct 10, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Oct 2016 00 )
Textiles for the Table
Transform simple white fabric into exquisite, layered textiles for your kitchen table! This class will explore several methods of dyeing and printing - shibori, silk screen, and block print - using both ancient indigo and fiber reactive dye. Students will leave with two hand dyed and printed linen tablecloths, a set of coordinating cloth napkins or placemats, and a world of dyeing and printing knowledge. ** This workshop is part of Farm-to-Studio week. All workshops have a food/craft connection and on Wednesday afternoon there will be hands-on culinary instruction from local farmers and food entrepreneurs in Western MA. Plus, on Friday night - a farm-fresh dinner under the stars. For foodies who want to expand their local table. For artist with an appetite for handmade and home grown. For anyone who wants evocative conversation in a creative community.

When: Aug 21, 2016 12 AM to Aug 27, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00 )
Turning Items for the Kitchen, Home & Garden
Join us for a spindle turning extravaganza! Focus on proper technique through four types of cuts: planing, peeling, beads, and coves. Begin each day with a lesson totem to warm up. With guidance and instruction, focus on a personal project during the rest of the class. Examples include a rolling pin, mallet, garden trellis topper, bud vase, or with some carving, a spoon or frying flipper. Bring your own ideas; if it is round and long, we probably can make it. ** This workshop is part of Farm-to-Studio week. All workshops have a food/craft connection and on Wednesday afternoon there will be hands-on culinary instruction from local farmers and food entrepreneurs in Western MA. Plus, on Friday night - a farm-fresh dinner under the stars. For foodies who want to expand their local table. For artist with an appetite for handmade and home grown. For anyone who wants evocative conversation in a creative community.

When: Aug 21, 2016 12 AM to Aug 27, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00 )
Weird Botany
Flowers, leaves, seed pods, acorns, and more! Join fantasy with botanical forms and borosilicate glass for a fun week of exploration and skill building. Create jewelry elements, both on and off-mandrel, blown beads, and implosion pendants. Explore the beauty of borosilicate glass: the jewel colors, smoky, earthy, rich and luminous. Leslie will guide students in jewelry design and personal projects. All levels.

When: Aug 14, 2016 12 AM to Aug 20, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 14 Aug 2016 00 )
Making Pots for the Soda Kiln
Make and decorate pots for the Snow Farm soda kiln. Mark will demonstrate his approach to atmospheric pottery - form, surface texture, wax and slip decoration, glazing, and wadding. Pots finished in the class will be fired the following week (participation optional) and can be shipped or picked up.

When: Jun 18, 2016 12 AM to Jun 19, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00 )
Welding Barn Party: A Crash Course in Metalworking
In this beginner welding class, students are guaranteed to be on fire with welding, cutting, and grinding steel within hours of stepping through the doors of welding barn! Learn the basics of MIG welding, arc welding, plasma cutting, the oxy/acetylene torch, and other power tools, while building decorative works to plant in the garden or hang on the walls. If you can dream it, you can make it in metal.

When: Jun 18, 2016 12 AM to Jun 19, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00 )
Lost and Found: The Art of Assemblage
Arrange, edit, connect, and fasten in this exciting assemblage workshop. Bring your own stash of curious and interesting objects in wood, metal, organic, or other material, and add to these through scavenging outings during the week. Discussions on process and examples of other assemblage artists will guide students to consider composition and depth while creating their own unique, found-object work of art.

When: Jun 12, 2016 12 AM to Jun 18, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 12 Jun 2016 00 )
Soldering Bootcamp for Metalsmiths
Good soldering is the mark of a professional. For students with basic skills, dig deep into all the specifics: gasses (propane, acetylene, and natural gas), joints (T, butt, curved), styles of soldering (sweat, chip, stick), how to use a pick, fussy fittings, and all your questions. No topic will be left uncovered. Plus, discuss how to set up a solder station at home. Get serious about solder!

When: Jun 3, 2016 12 AM to Jun 5, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Jun 2016 00 )
Stained Glass 101
Establish sound fundamental skills in cutting class and assembling stained glass panels using the copper foil method. Learn panel design, pattern making, layout, types of glass, and types of framing while constructing a stained glass window of your own design. Explore Dan's signature style of combining handblown and fused elements in stained glass pieces.

When: Oct 15, 2016 12 AM to Oct 16, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00 )
Supercharged Painting and Assemblage
Through this boundary-pushing exploration of acrylic painting and assemblage, students will learn to work quickly and expressively to create high-energy paintings with a critical mind and creative eye. Experiment with vivid and emotive uses of color, mark making, and texture. Consider the addition of 3D objects to your paintings to add a new dimension to your work. Open to all with a playful and creative mind.

When: Oct 15, 2016 12 AM to Oct 16, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00 )
Mosaic Tables
Add a unique, personalized element to your home. Working in the Indirect method, create a glass mosaic that will be inset into a handmade wooden table frame, roughly 16" x 20" in size. Begin with warm-up projects to build skills in designing your table, cutting glass, and using pattern, shape, rhythm and color to put it all together. All materials, including the table frame, are included.

When: Aug 14, 2016 12 AM to Aug 20, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 14 Aug 2016 00 )
Batik on Clay
Bring traditional textile design techniques to the clay studio! This course will reveal the trick to achieving intricate surfaces with wax resist through the combination and layering of color and pattern. Bring experience with other art forms, a penchant for surface decoration, or just a love for clay. This workshop is open to all levels.

When: Jun 24, 2016 12 AM to Jun 26, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00 )
Beginner Glassblowing from Flowers to Vases
This summer, take glassblowing off your bucket list! Janet will work with first-timers to go over safety, steps, and how the glass goes from solid to molten and back again. Start by sculpting colorful flowers and progress to blowing a vase and other basic forms. With one-on-one instruction, this is your golden opportunity.

When: Jun 12, 2016 12 AM to Jun 18, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sun, 12 Jun 2016 00 )
Shards: Art Beads from Glass Fragments
Discover your inner abstract painter! Earthy, organic, colorful, and simply beautiful glass beads made with shards are a singular addition to any piece of jewelry. Be prepared to improvise and learn the basics of blowing hollow glass shapes built with layers of color (including metals and enamels), then break the glass into pieces for use as a decorative element. Flameworking experience required.

When: Oct 22, 2016 12 AM to Oct 23, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00 )
Slipcasting for Surface: Memory & Multiples
Discover the basic techniques of slip-casting to create a smooth surface for decoration. Students will learn how to make one-part and multiple-part molds and realize that no form is impossible through the technique of casting. Students will use the smooth surface of cast forms to explore personal connections to imagery through the technique of mishima. All levels welcome, but some prior experience is helpful.

When: May 28, 2016 12 AM to May 30, 2016 12 AMin Williamsburg, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 May 2016 00 )

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