GB1 - 6 Part Series - Introduction to Glassblowing
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BEGINNERS SERIES: the path to becoming a renter
Thursday nights at Ottawa Glassblowing Co-op are dedicated to our Beginner Glassblowing Series 1 and 2. Ten classes totalling over 30 hours of glassblowing training aiming to help provide the foundations needed to get to a rental status in the hotshop.
Finishing the GB1 and GB2 series may not guarantee you will be ready to rent, but it will leave you with the best foundation possible to get you closer to this end goal.
All OGC renters must successfully pass safety and competence testing to ensure there are no liability concerns for all within the co-op. There are however many secondary tiers of training available to those who have made it through these beginner series courses.
The OGC’s 6 weeks Introductory course is the best way to learn the basics and build confidence blowing glass in the hotshop. Offered quarterly in the year, students return Thursday evenings working week to week with slightly more progressive forms. Classes will start with solid objects and end with cylinders and bowls.
Focus for the classes will be about learning the essential skills that make up the craft. Skills such as gathering, marvering, blocking, tweezing, jacking, blowing, applying colour, puntying and opening up the vessel. Prepare to get a little nervous but mostly excited as we dive right in, get hot and leave smiling.
- 6 - 3 hr classes
- Thursdays from 6pm to 9pm
- $615+hst per student
- 4 students per class
- no previous experience necessary
All materials provided, must be 15 years or older.