Glassblower Training Program (15-week intensive workshop)
Zen Glass Studios offers of the few programs in the nation for a well-rounded and intensive education in flameworked glass. From solid sculpture techniques, such as jewelry and figurative work to glass blowing hollow forms like vases and pipes you will acquire the essential skill set to blowing lampwork glass. With live demonstrations and hands-on workshops you will learn techniques necessary to practice more efficiently to improve your skills quickly and pave the way to artistic exploration, and subsistence. Project-driven classes give artists an opportunity to use these techniques in creating finished pieces in the course of the program as well as a final project of your own design and subject matter. You will receive a safety guide, introduction packet, and topical handouts throughout the duration of course, therefore, it is recommended that you keep a journal for class notes, project designs and ideas.
Classes are held for 15 weeks, meeting twice a week for 3 hours. Students are also encouraged to take advantage of open studio time on Fridays. This is a great opportunity to practice and reach out to educators for project-specific guidance. In addition, we offer discounted torch rental to all current students at $8.00 per hour.
Your Glassblower Training Program:
– 90 hours
-Course info packet
-Instructors with 20+ years of experience
-Tools and materials provided
-Basic flameworking techniques for solid and hollow sculpture
-Discounted rental space
-Classes held in St. Petersburg, FL
$2500.00 for 15 weeks in the flameworking shop
– $250 Materials Fee includes – eye protection, graphite paddle, tweezers, tungsten, graphite rod, graphite plate and text book.
(You may purchase these items individually if you already own some, but all are required)
Saturday and evening classes can be scheduled to meet your needs.
Contact the Zen Glass team for more information.