Friday, February 27, 2009

Fwd: DC GlassWorks Open House Reminder


> OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND at DC GlassWorks and Sculpture Studios!!!
> Our next Open House will be this Saturday, February 28th. The event
> starts at 3:30 and will continue until 8:30 or so. This is a very
> special Open House as it will be held in conjunction with the "fools
> night out" website ( to honor their
> 10th anniversary! Live music will be provided by Rhodes Tavern
> Troubadours. If you have not heard them play, they are awesome
> (check them out at
> Come out and listen to live music, watch glassblowing demonstrations
> or try your hand at making a glass paperweight or flower. Please
> join us for part or all of the day! For directions on how to get
> here, check out the map links on our Contacts page of the website (
> )
> Our spring class schedule is now available. We are offering both
> glassblowing and metal casting classes for the upcoming session.
> Check back often as we are always adding new classes.
> If you are new to glassblowing, try our 'Beginning Glassblowing'
> classes. We are offering a Tuesday night or Saturday night six-week
> class or a Saturday/Sunday class. Any of these classes will get you
> started on the basics of glassblowing.
> If you are returning to glassblowing after an absence or want to
> continue honing your skills after the Beginning Glassblowing class,
> try our 'Basic Shapes' class.
> We are also offering a "Vases w/ handles, bits, and prunts class"
> for those who have wanted to start making their own work using these
> techniques and a Glass Sculpture/fabrication class where students
> will work on non-traditional glass sculptural forms of their own
> design.
> We still have some one-day classes listed under our Jan/Feb
> schedule, but we are still scheduling our one day workshops for the
> upcoming session. Please keep checking the webpage as we have some
> great classes in the works.
> If you've always wanted to try to make something out of cast iron,
> bronze or aluminum, then check out our metal casting classes. We
> have split these classes into four weekend classes:
> (1) One piece resin-bonded sand molds;
> (2) Multi-part resin-bonded sand molds;
> (3) Lost foam aluminum casting;
> (4) Cast Iron Pour
> Mix and match these two day classes to gain the knowledge and skills
> to start making molds on your own. Once you have taken these
> classes, you are eligible to sign up to make molds on your own in
> our mold studio and take part in our studio metal casting sessions.
> Sign up quick as the spaces are limited.
> Check out the full class schedule on our "classes" page of the
> website (
> Looking for a fun venue for a birthday party, bachelorette outing,
> or corporate event? Email or call us with your ideas or let us help
> you plan something special. DC GlassWorks offers an enjoyable,
> creative and friendly environment for events to remember.
> If you would like to get more involved in the studio, please contact
> us. We can always use a hand at the studio. It takes a community to
> build a community.
> We try to offer events and classes based on the feedback and ideas
> that we get from our students, artists and supporters. If you have
> any suggestions for events or classes that you would like to see,
> please don't hesitate to call us or email us at
> Thanks and we hope to see you soon.
> The DC GlassWorks Team.
> DC GlassWorks and Sculpture Studios
> 5346 46th Avenue
> Hyattsville, MD. 20718

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