Snodgrass, like fine wine, keeps getting better
with each year. Last year he made lots of wonderful
glass art pieces. And it is not going to stop
this year. Glassblowing classes with Bob Snodgrass
are the best way to improve your skills. Bob
Snodgrass teaches classes once or twice a month
in Eugene, Oregon. These classes are extremely
instructional where in the students ask their
questions of Bob. Classes are 2-5 days long,
8+ hours per day. His classroom has three Carlisle
stations, so there is a lot of hands on work.
Students are required to bring safety glasses
and a list of questions for Bob. Lunch and
dinner are served. You'll dine with the Snodgrass
team, reflect on the day and watch videos.
All levels of glassworkers are welcome.
$275 per day. Call for current class list and
to set up reservations or E-mail us at: email@example.com
CLASS OUTLINE: A THREE-DAY OVERVIEW
Classes are limited to only four students per session. Teacher assistants may
also be present during class sessions to offer students one on one instruction.
Classes may also include visits to other glass shops in the area, observing
lathe operations, and soft glass blowing. Classes in soft glass can be
arranged or scheduled.
PRIOR TO FIRST DAY
It is recommended to have read at least one book on glass blowing to learn
the terminology that applies. Also read the Snodgrass Safety Manual.
Discuss safety manual, equipment fundamentals, and cold procedures as a group.
First feel of glass in a fluid state.
Make color from clear glass and chemicals.
Goal - make rods of color, and a game piece - your first game piece.
Excellent examples of using scrap - increasing
it's value to 20 - 50 dollars per pound.
Create a simple milefiori.
Applying the color that you have made to produce filigrees.
Practice Time -
Review and try what you have just learned!
Lunch - Group video watching and discussion time! All students are encouraged
to ask any questions they may have. After lunch get set for a jam session of
creating earrings by the yard, more advanced filigrees, and applying latticinio
techniques. Ideally pulling as much as fifteen feet of cane at a time.
Create more advanced millifioris with the use of optic molds and a vacuum pump.
Group project - Each student is given a portion of the cane.
Uses of canes made in solid applications pendants and sculpture.
Dine and recap your day as a glass blower.
10:00 pm is clean up and prep for the next day. That's it for the night,
see you in the morning.
Review safety and equipment.
Discuss procedures of tubing, and pulling points.
First use of tubing and solid glass to produce 3-D pendants and marbles.
Make spheres - Using next 10 examples:
3. optic molds
Take a lunch break and watch videos!
4. opposing spirals
5. free dots
Practice the first five examples.
6. inside out lines
7. inside out dots
8. frit use
9. cut and flip
10. seals - The joining of at least nine pieces Practice all the examples
that you have acquired over the last two days. Dinner, Videos, Discussion,
and Quiz. Shop is open until 10:00 pm take advantage of extra time
to practice some more. Clean up and prep for next day at 9:00 a.m. See
you in the morning!
Beads - Bottles - Jars.
Work - Practice time will be allowed between demos.
Lunch and videos to relax by.
Create marbles from different designs.
Flowers, skulls, and approximately 12 other marbles.
Examples of hollow work sculptures.
Pick up - ideal use of scrap.
Dine and recap your three-day adventure of glass blowing.
We are proud to say that we have had return students who have improved their
work with each class session they attended.