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Art of Glassblowing Offered by Senior College

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Belfast Senior College is providing an opportunity for members and the public to experience
glassblowing during a 3-hour session at Waterfall Arts on May 23, 2024 from 9 am to noon.
We are fortunate to have a glassblowing studio in the basement of the Waterfall Arts building
staffed by teachers who are professional glass artists. Now in its third year of operation, using
recycled vegetable oil from local restaurants to fuel the furnaces, the glassblowing studio is the
only full-time community-based public access studio in Maine.
The instructors will give a tour of the components of the studio, describe the basic procedures
and safety information and demonstrate the process to the whole group. Then, participants
will choose to create either a cast heart or a small ornament, and one by one receive help to
transform the molten glass into a creation. Participant work can be picked up the following day
after cooling down in a kiln overnight to prevent cracking.
Safety glasses will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a personal water
container to maintain hydration, since the studio may be quite warm. An adjacent bathroom
and art library are available for comfort breaks.
There will be just 15 students in the group. The cost of the class is $75 per person. Registration
available at https://belfastseniorcollege.org/events. For more information call Martha Laitin,
Special Events Chairperson at (207) 323-2368.

Details

Date:
May 23
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://belfastseniorcollege.org/event-5719978

Organizer

Senior College at Belfast
Phone
207-338-8033
Email
info@belfastseniorcollege.org
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Venue

Waterfall Arts
256 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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Phone
(207) 338-2222
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