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Weekly Glassblowing Demos

Monday & Wednesdays / Starting at 9 am!
Glassblowing demos with Evan Schauss! Come meet artist Evan Schauss and watch as he works in the Hui’s new glassblowing studio. You’ll be amazed at what he can create! Purchase one of his pieces or sign up for a glass to make one of your own.

Discover Glassblowing – Level I #1031 – #1040

Feel the heat and unlock your creativity in this short and sweet workshop! In this class, you’ll get your first taste of glassblowing and try your hand at this fascinating and magical art form. You will learn to gather glass from the furnace, use some basic tools, add color, and more! Students will learn the basics of glassblowing while creating paperweights and/or other basic forms with individualized assistance from Teaching Artist Stephen Fellerman. No previous experience is required! Note: Pieces will be available for pick up 24 hours after class; flat rate shipping is also available on request at an additional charge.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Stephen Fellerman
Location:Glassblowing Studio
Tuition: $90 ($115 nonmember)
Supply & Lab Fee: $30

Choose from one or more the following sessions:
Spring Session
Session 2 (#1033): Saturday, May 30 / 1:00 – 4:00 pm **There is only one space left. Please phone 572-6560 to register.
Session 3 (#1034): Saturday, June 13 / 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Session 4 (#1035): Thursday, June 25 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Session 5 (#1036): Thursday, July 2 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Session 6 (#1037): Saturday, July 25 / 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Session 7 (#1038): Saturday, August 8 / 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Session 8 (#1039): Thursday, August 13 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Session 9 (#1040): Thursday, August 27 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Supply List

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Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

Stephen Fellerman grew up in New York and attended Pratt Institute where he took a ceramics class and experienced working with his hands for the first time. Upon graduation, Fellerman headed west to Sausalito, CA to discover one of the most creative art centers in the country- a small glass studio (one of the few at the time). He watched others and absorbed a variety of techniques, then experimented during his allotted time. After a year in California, he returned east to Kent, Connecticut to open his own studio, becoming one of the first studio glass artists to make a living from glassblowing. Responding to a style resurgence, Fellerman specialized in Art Nouveau inspired pieces, and his reputation grew. By the early 1980s, with increasingly more artisans blowing glass, he began to branch out into more personal and original work. He had a passion for the process, and spent years refining its expression to “push the envelope” of his medium. Fellerman says he hopes to blow glass until his last breath. His works are part of the Corning Museum of Glass permanent collection, Corning N.Y.; The Chrysler Museum permanent collection, Norfolk, VA.; and the White House Collection, Washington D.C.; Queen Beatrice of the Netherlands, private collection.; and “North American Glass” Gilford Handicraft center, Gilford Connecticut; Hartford Square North.

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Beginning Glassblowing – Level I #1041 – #1044

If you are ready to gain a solid background in basic glassblowing techniques, this is the class for you! Students will learn to create a variety of shapes, which may include paperweights, ornaments, cups, bowls, and more. With each new shape, students will refine their skills at gathering glass onto the rod, shaping it with various tools, and adding basic color applications to glass. Hot shop safety, etiquette, and proper form are all stressed throughout each lesson. Class sizes are limited to enhance learning!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Stephen Fellerman
Location:Glassblowing Studio
Tuition: $235 ($294 nonmember)
Supply & Lab Fee: $60

Choose from one or more of the following sessions:
Session 2 (#1042): Thursdays, 4 weeks / May 28 – June 18 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm *This class is full. Please sign up for the next session.
Session 3 (#1043): Saturdays, 4 weeks / June 20 – July 18 / 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Session 4 (#1044): Thursdays, 4 weeks / July 9 – July 30 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Supply List

Click here to download a supply list for this class.

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

Stephen Fellerman grew up in New York and attended Pratt Institute where he took a ceramics class and experienced working with his hands for the first time. Upon graduation, Fellerman headed west to Sausalito, CA to discover one of the most creative art centers in the country- a small glass studio (one of the few at the time). He watched others and absorbed a variety of techniques, then experimented during his allotted time. After a year in California, he returned east to Kent, Connecticut to open his own studio, becoming one of the first studio glass artists to make a living from glassblowing. Responding to a style resurgence, Fellerman specialized in Art Nouveau inspired pieces, and his reputation grew. By the early 1980s, with increasingly more artisans blowing glass, he began to branch out into more personal and original work. He had a passion for the process, and spent years refining its expression to “push the envelope” of his medium. Fellerman says he hopes to blow glass until his last breath. His works are part of the Corning Museum of Glass permanent collection, Corning N.Y.; The Chrysler Museum permanent collection, Norfolk, VA.; and the White House Collection, Washington D.C.; Queen Beatrice of the Netherlands, private collection.; and “North American Glass” Gilford Handicraft center, Gilford Connecticut; Hartford Square North.

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Beginning Glassblowing II – Level 2 #1045

Glassblowing takes lots of practice to become proficient! If you have already taken Beginning Glassblowing, this class will give you the opportunity to continue refining your skills and basic shapes. Hot shop safety, etiquette, and proper farm are all stressed throughout each lesson. The class size is limited to enhance learning and provide ample time for students to work closely with the instructor.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Stephen Fellerman
Day & Duration: Saturdays, 4 weeks / August 15 – September 5 / 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Glass Studio
Tuition: $235 ($294 nonmember)
Supply & Lab Fee: $60 ($106 nonmember)

Supply List

Click here to download a supply list for this class.

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

Stephen Fellerman grew up in New York and attended Pratt Institute where he took a ceramics class and experienced working with his hands for the first time. Upon graduation, Fellerman headed west to Sausalito, CA to discover one of the most creative art centers in the country- a small glass studio (one of the few at the time). He watched others and absorbed a variety of techniques, then experimented during his allotted time. After a year in California, he returned east to Kent, Connecticut to open his own studio, becoming one of the first studio glass artists to make a living from glassblowing. Responding to a style resurgence, Fellerman specialized in Art Nouveau inspired pieces, and his reputation grew. By the early 1980s, with increasingly more artisans blowing glass, he began to branch out into more personal and original work. He had a passion for the process, and spent years refining its expression to “push the envelope” of his medium. Fellerman says he hopes to blow glass until his last breath. His works are part of the Corning Museum of Glass permanent collection, Corning N.Y.; The Chrysler Museum permanent collection, Norfolk, VA.; and the White House Collection, Washington D.C.; Queen Beatrice of the Netherlands, private collection.; and “North American Glass” Gilford Handicraft center, Gilford Connecticut; Hartford Square North.

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Private Glassblowing Lessons

Want to learn to blow glass in a learning environment that is personalized just for you? Or do you and three of your friends want to take a class together? Teaching Artist Stephen Fellerman is available for private lessons or private group lessons (maximum of 4 students) upon request. Call the Hui’s registrar at (808) 572-6560 ext. 21 to find out more!