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  • Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017
    Reservations Available 10 a.m.–2 p.m.25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Make a Glass Bead with Tara Parker

    Reservations available between 10am-2pm
    $40.00  •  Supplies included

    This experience introduces you to the basics of flameworking and offers a focused experience with hot glass. Tara Parker demonstrates how to work with molten glass at the torch, and guides you through the process of making one of your very own glass beads.

    You’ll start by turning a mandrel - a metal rod used in beadmaking - in the flame.

    Melting colored glass rods in the flame and applying the molten glass to your mandrel will create your bead design. How you wind the glass onto the mandrel makes patterns and beautiful unique glassy designs.

    Students should expect to spend one hour in the workshop as Tara makes her way to your turn the actual time spent making a bead is a fairly swift process and usually takes about 20- minutes.

    Pieces must cool overnight and can be picked up the next day, or shipped within the US and Canada at no additional cost.

    Age requirements- 18 and over

    Call 207-664-0222 to make a reservation

    Private lessons with Tara are also available upon request, Tuesday–Saturday for $60 an hour with a two hour minimum. If you've taken a workshop with Tara before, this is a great opportunity to get more hands on experience and guidance. It is also a great option for beginners looking for a better schedule fit. Call 207-664-0222 to schedule your private lesson.
  • Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017
    Sat
    29
    Apr
    2017
    Reservations available 10 a.m.–2 p.m.25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Make a Blown Glass Flower 

                with Atlantic Art Glass

    Reservations available between 10am-2pm
    $50.00  •  Supplies included

    Celebrate the arrival of spring and Earth Day with us as we help you make a colorful glass flower that will stay in bloom no matter the season. This experience will take approximately 20 minutes, and pre-registration is required. Participants will sign up for an hourly time-slot between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

    This experience allows you to work with hot glass up close, while staying on the cool end of the glassblowing equipment at all times. You'll start by choosing the vibrant glass colors you want to use in your flower and a colorful marini that will become the flower's center. You will then partner with our professional glassblowers to create it. After you apply the color, the glassblower will help you guide the molten glass into an optic mold, where you will shape the flower's petals by blowing air through the blowpipe. After you and the glassblower have shaped your flower, it will be removed from the blow pipe and a glass stem will be added. Your completed flower will then be placed in an oven to begin an overnight slow cooling process.

    Flowers are ready for pick up the following week or may be shipped for an additional fee within the US and Canada.

    Call 207.664.0222 to sign up to make a glass flower with us.

    Minimum age 14. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.