3-Hour Taster: Glass Flameworking


3-Hour Taster: Glass Flameworking

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Class Time: Please make a selection above10am-1pm2-5pm6:30-9:30pm10am-1pm2-5pm10am-1pm2-5pm10am-1pm2-5pm (3 total hours)

Age Group: Ages 16+

Class Code: Please make a selection above7GLF02E21-A7GLF02F21-B7GLF02B21-C7GLF02E21-D7GLF02F21-E1GLF02E22-A1GLF02F22-B2GLF02E22-C2GLF02F22-D

Entry Level Class (No prerequisite required) in Glass Flameworking

Price: $195.00

Member Price: $185.00

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Description

3-Hour Tasters are a great way to explore a new art form without the deeper commitment of a full course. After a basic introduction to melting and shaping borosilicate glass with an oxy-propane torch, create small glass marbles, mushrooms, or hearts to take home. Take a Taster and meet new friends or give the gift of creativity to someone special. Can’t wait for class? Learn more about how to flamework glass in our guides.

All students must review and adhere to all of The Crucible's Health and Safety Guidelines to best protect our students and staff during this public health crisis. Proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test is required for all students. Starting January 1, vaccinations are required for everyone age 12+. If your class is cancelled by The Crucible due to updated county guidance, we are pleased to offer you a refund for a class or session that cannot run.
For adult classes, youth ages 12+ are welcome to take any adult class for ages 16+, if the parent/guardian is registered in the same class with them. The only exception is for classes in the Glass Blowing Department, where youth must be 14+ to register with their parent/guardian. Adult classes marked 18+ are only for adults over the age of 18. For youth classes, the age requirements stated on the class are generally non-negotiable, unless a student has taken multiple prior classes with us and gets approval from Crucible staff and the class instructor for an exception.
Students who withdraw at least seven days prior to the first scheduled session of a class will receive a full refund, minus the non-refundable $50 registration fee. No portion of tuition will be refunded or transferred if a withdrawal is made less than seven days before the class start date. Classes are subject to cancellation; and in the event that The Crucible cancels a class, students receive information about refund, credit, or transfer. If you are interested in taking a class, register early so we know you're interested! There are no make-up classes. No exceptions. While it is infrequent, instructors are subject to change. See all of The Crucible's Policies and Resources.
At The Crucible, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing, long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Layers are encouraged as the studio can be very cold or very hot. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection. Bandannas will not be accepted inside The Crucible.
The Crucible is conveniently located at 1260 7th Street, Oakland, CA, just two blocks east of the West Oakland BART station. There is a student parking lot with spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. The lot fills up quickly, and we encourage students to bike or take public transit to class. For weekend or weeklong classes, there are great places to grab food around the area, including at 7th West and Mandela Grocery Cooperative, as well as a microwave on-site at The Crucible for students who wish to warm up packed lunches.

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Leonardo Tuchman

Leonardo Tuchman has been teaching in The Crucible's Glass Flameworking Department since 2018 and loves sharing his passion for working on the flame with his students! He is a dabbler in the arts; in high school, he learned how to weld from his uncle, he currently spends hours penning intricate geometric-themed pictures and he plays bass guitar.
 Though he considers himself a beginner, you wouldn’t know by looking at his pieces; Tuchman has worked side by side with various flame-working veterans who have taught him just how difficult, yet rewarding it is to perfect the execution of his technical ideas.


Leonardo Tuchman

Leonardo Tuchman has been teaching in The Crucible's Glass Flameworking Department since 2018 and loves sharing his passion for working on the flame with his students! He is a dabbler in the arts; in high school, he learned how to weld from his uncle, he currently spends hours penning intricate geometric-themed pictures and he plays bass guitar.
 Though he considers himself a beginner, you wouldn’t know by looking at his pieces; Tuchman has worked side by side with various flame-working veterans who have taught him just how difficult, yet rewarding it is to perfect the execution of his technical ideas.


Pablo Cambron-Valdez

Pablo Cambron-Valdez has been interested in art and sculpture since childhood. He would often make figurines out of clay his mom brought home from work or attempt origami from scraps of paper. But when he took his first Glass Blowing class the summer before high school—a gift he received for getting good grades—he knew it was something special. "I really got mesmerized by the process of glass and how it moves. There is a real satisfaction working with glass. The fact that everything has to be fluid but controlled is very intriguing to me," he explained.

Throughout his early years of high school, Pablo continued taking Crucible classes—sixteen total, the majority in glass. When he was old enough, Pablo joined our Fuego Youth Leadership Program and Pre-Apprentice Program, which helped prepare him to become a member of our faculty. Pablo joined The Crucible faculty in 2019, one of the dozens of students who grew up taking classes at The Crucible to become a faculty member. “I can relate to my students because I can step back into their shoes and remember how I was scared at certain points. If my students get spooked I say, ‘Look at me and take a deep breath. You’re here, I’m here, and we’re gonna get this done. I’m here to help you out.’

Leonardo Tuchman

Leonardo Tuchman has been teaching in The Crucible's Glass Flameworking Department since 2018 and loves sharing his passion for working on the flame with his students! He is a dabbler in the arts; in high school, he learned how to weld from his uncle, he currently spends hours penning intricate geometric-themed pictures and he plays bass guitar.
 Though he considers himself a beginner, you wouldn’t know by looking at his pieces; Tuchman has worked side by side with various flame-working veterans who have taught him just how difficult, yet rewarding it is to perfect the execution of his technical ideas.


Leonardo Tuchman

Leonardo Tuchman has been teaching in The Crucible's Glass Flameworking Department since 2018 and loves sharing his passion for working on the flame with his students! He is a dabbler in the arts; in high school, he learned how to weld from his uncle, he currently spends hours penning intricate geometric-themed pictures and he plays bass guitar.
 Though he considers himself a beginner, you wouldn’t know by looking at his pieces; Tuchman has worked side by side with various flame-working veterans who have taught him just how difficult, yet rewarding it is to perfect the execution of his technical ideas.


                                                                                                   
                                                                                                   
                                                                                                   
                                                                                                   

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