Glass comes alive in this class! Students will be provided detailed instruction in the safe operation of a torch and the traditional Italian methods used to melt glass and manipulate it to produce glass beads. We will use glass rods in a variety of colors to create designs and patterns. Techniques such as centering, shaping, applying dots and stripes, raking and plunging will be demonstrated and practiced. Class size is limited and for ages 16 and up. This is an all day class, so bring a lunch! Pre-registration and payment in full is required.