Immerse yourself in the art of pulling stringers and explore the compression technique of making colorful glass explosions. With a rod of colored glass, learn to focus the flame on a small section and slowly pull it into a spaghetti thin strand of colored glass that can be used in a number of different applications. Emphasis will be placed on flame and hand control, building confidence with the torch, and working with color to achieve a wide range of effects that can be used to create firework-style explosions, flowers, line drawings, numbers, or letters. Learn how to overlay color, add embellishments, wrap, rake and feather stringers then shape and manipulate compression and stringer work into marbles, pendants, or figurines. COVID-19 CLASS POLICY The health and safety of our students and instructors is still our most important priority. High touch surfaces and equipment are cleaned after every class and multiple times a day. Due to the nature of the glass making process, every studio in the building has state-of-the-art ventilation. Masks are required for all visitors in all indoor public spaces. Beginning September 22, all individuals over the age of 12 who are taking a class or workshop must be vaccinated except for people with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination. Guests who fall into one of these exemption categories must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the class/workshop start time.
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