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October 2022

Glassblowing Experiences and Workshops

October 1 - October 31
Crystal Forge, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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Schedule a Glassblowing Experience, or a Workshop for Two and get a feel for the heat by getting close to the action! Glassblowing Experience One of our instructors will assist you in making your very own unique piece of art. Select from a variety of options, such as paperweights, ornaments, flowers and more. You will get to pick out the colors, help design and shape molten glass into a unique art piece. $70/person. Minimum age is 12. 24 hour notice…

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Lampworking: Basic Beadmaking

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Crystal Forge, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$75

Start with beads as your introduction to the world of melting glass. Learn how to safely operate a torch, melt glass and create several beads. Plus simple decorating techniques. All materials and equipment are included. Your beads will be kiln annealed and available to pick up the next day at Crystal Forge. Instructor: Lori Skupa of Parrott Flameworks 24 hour notice required to receive a 50% refund. No refunds for cancellations received with less than 24 hours notice. Hot Shops members…

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Lampworking: Basic Beadmaking

October 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Crystal Forge, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$75

Start with beads as your introduction to the world of melting glass. Learn how to safely operate a torch, melt glass and create several beads. Plus simple decorating techniques. All materials and equipment are included. Your beads will be kiln annealed and available to pick up the next day at Crystal Forge. Instructor: Lori Skupa of Parrott Flameworks 24 hour notice required to receive a 50% refund. No refunds for cancellations received with less than 24 hours notice. Hot Shops members…

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Mondays: Intro to Borosilicate Glass Torchwork

October 10
Crystal Forge, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$75

Torchworking is a method of heating and shaping glass over a torch to create beads, paperweights, small sculptures, and more. In this two hour class, students will learn to work with the torch and melt glass into a small pendant. Instructor: Jon Bleicher All materials provided. Hot Shops members receive 10% off this experience. Email Kim before registering to receive your discount code. 24 hour notice required to receive a 50% refund. No refunds for cancellations received with less than 24 hours notice. All…

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Intro to Borosilicate Glass Torchwork

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Crystal Forge, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$75

Make your own Borosilicate glass pendant. Learn how to work on a specialized torch, melt your own glass, decorate the pendant of your creation using a solid glass rod. Cotton T-shirt, cotton jeans and comfortable shoes are required. All materials and equipment are included. Your creation will be annealed and available for pick up the next day. Instructor: Tom Friedman Hot shop members receive 10% off this experience. Email Kim before registering to receive your discount code. 24 hour notice…

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Glass Workshop for Two

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Crystal Forge, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$250

You and a friend get to spend two hours experiencing what it’s like to be a glass blower. Learn to gather the glass, blow a bubble and create your very own work of art. Hot Shops members receive $10 off this class. Email prior to registering. Workshop is $250/couple. 24 hour notice required to receive a 50% refund. No refunds for cancellations received with less than 24 hours notice. Register>    

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Mondays: Intro to Borosilicate Glass Torchwork

October 17
Crystal Forge, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$75

Torchworking is a method of heating and shaping glass over a torch to create beads, paperweights, small sculptures, and more. In this two hour class, students will learn to work with the torch and melt glass into a small pendant. Instructor: Jon Bleicher All materials provided. Hot Shops members receive 10% off this experience. Email Kim before registering to receive your discount code. 24 hour notice required to receive a 50% refund. No refunds for cancellations received with less than 24 hours notice. All…

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Mondays: Intro to Borosilicate Glass Torchwork

October 24
Crystal Forge, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$75

Torchworking is a method of heating and shaping glass over a torch to create beads, paperweights, small sculptures, and more. In this two hour class, students will learn to work with the torch and melt glass into a small pendant. Instructor: Jon Bleicher All materials provided. Hot Shops members receive 10% off this experience. Email Kim before registering to receive your discount code. 24 hour notice required to receive a 50% refund. No refunds for cancellations received with less than 24 hours notice. All…

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SOLD OUT: Glassblowing Weekend Workshop

October 29 - October 30
Crystal Forge, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$450

This workshop is for someone interested in pursuing glass blowing or a more hands-on experience. This two day session is Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Learn the art of hand-blown glass in this immersive two-day workshop Learn the basics of gathering, marvering, jacking and blocking Progress to making various glass vessels Learn decoration techniques and apply them to your work. Classes are limited to 4 people to give highly interactive, individual instruction. You will progress at your…

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Glass Workshop for Two

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Crystal Forge, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$250

You and a friend get to spend two hours experiencing what it’s like to be a glass blower. Learn to gather the glass, blow a bubble and create your very own work of art. Hot Shops members receive $10 off this class. Email prior to registering. Workshop is $250/couple. 24 hour notice required to receive a 50% refund. No refunds for cancellations received with less than 24 hours notice. Register>    

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DATES & TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE! Please refer to this page for updates as the event draws near. Artist receptions are often held the first Friday or Saturday of the month (your best bet is to come around 6-7 pm), unless otherwise noted. Galleries are often attended by a curator Saturday and Sunday, Noon-4pm, or by appointment at (402) 342-6452. Otherwise, shows can be viewed during normal business hours. When in doubt, contact us.