© Virtue Flame Works 2018
Flameworks

Intro to Boro 1

Topics covered:

What is Borosilicate glass?

-Glassblowing Safety

-Solid rod work

-Welding solid rod

-Small animal figurine

-Mushroom pendant

Cost is $99.00 - includes tools and glass needed for class

Will require a 50% deposit to hold a spot - first come first served

Intro to Boro 2

This class will focus on an introduction to

blown forms with borosilicate tubing.

Come in for a day of intermediate learning!

See and learn different coloring technique like;

- Wrap and Rake

- Inside out work

- Variety from production to one of a kind pieces

This class is geared to the beginning or intermediate student

Fundamental glass experience recommended

Cost is $99.00 - includes tools and glass needed for class

Will require a 50% deposit to hold a spot - first come first served

Teachers Bio:

Robert Kincheloe

I have been working with glass since 1997 in Clifton, VA. My background is in various styles of glass work with a focus on casting and flameworking

borosilicate glass. Starting with lampworked beads I have studied furnace glassblowing, flameworking, scientific glassblowing, sculpture, murrini,

encasements, casting, kiln-formed, plasma, and coldworking techniques. Through the instructions and influence of numerous artists I continue to

grow an understanding of glass. Over the years I have helped to set up several studios in Virginia and encouraged numerous individuals to take a

greater interest the art of glass working. I spent two years as a studio artist at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA, an old reformed Federal

prison now housing studios for over 80 artists of various disciplines. Two years, I worked as Studio Coordinator and Resident Artist at The

Washington Glass School in Mount Rainier, MD. My focus is on blending hot, warm and cold glass techniques. I believe that glass has incredible

potential for form and variation allowing for the medium to be ever explored. This outlook gives me a freedom every day to attempt something

new and different by expanding on previous thoughts and designs. The beauty of glass, for me, is that every process is another tool and through

time and experience I can build a chest of techniques that allow for me to better explore my thoughts and visions. I hope to continue to grow and

help expand the art community through my works, classes, demos, and lectures. I hope to be able to give back to the community all that it has

given and continues to give to me as one of its students.

Artist Teaching Philosophy:

I see teaching the arts as a critical aspect to our social evolution. The arts allow for individuals to explore their self and their surroundings

through the interaction or series of interactions with a medium. My approach to teaching is to show the diverse potential of the medium of glass

and the related arts. I teach with the idea of providing all the necessary information for each and every student to learn at their highest potential

while making sure all students succeed in their creative venture. My goal is to convey enough material safety and understanding for the students

to be able to go forward independently, or as a group, to further investigate and explore the ever expanding potential of the medium of glass. I

believe that through this outlook and approach both the students and I grow from this interaction. I see myself as the perpetual student in this

medium and treat my students with the courtesy and respect I would expect as a person learning a new material.

Education

Studio classes are offered year-round, in a variety of techniques, for all skill levels and are taught by top glassmaking artists and instructors. With a staff that's passionate about glass and helps to take care of all your needs while you are here, you'll find it easy to concentrate on learning all you can about glass during your time at Virtue Flame Works. We hope you begin your journey into the world of glass with us. Age restrictions apply.

Upcoming Classes

What to Bring

• Comfortable cotton clothing

• Closed-toe shoes (sneakers are fine)

• Prescription eyeglasses (if applicable)

• Signed Studio Waiver Form.

Students under 18 must have written approval from a parent or guardian.

Waiver forms are available as part of the online registration process

© Virtue Flame Works 2018
Flameworks

Intro to Boro 1

Topics covered:

What is Borosilicate glass?

-Glassblowing Safety

-Solid rod work

-Welding solid rod

-Small animal figurine

-Mushroom pendant

Cost is $99.00 - includes tools and glass needed for class

Will require a 50% deposit to hold a spot - first come first served

Pipe making 101

Come in for a day of learning hand pipes. See and learn different

coloring technique like;

- Wrap and Rake

- Inside out

- Frit pipes

- Variety from production to one of a kind pieces

This class is geared to the beginning or intermediate student

Fundamental glass and hollow experience recommended

Must be 18 years or older to attend

Class is limited to 8 - clear will be provided for the class - bring your

color!!!

Cost is $99.00 - Will require a 50% deposit to hold a spot - first come

first served

Teachers Bio:

Robert Kincheloe

I have been working with glass since 1997 in Clifton, VA. My background

is in various styles of glass work with a focus on casting and

flameworking borosilicate glass. Starting with lampworked beads I have

studied furnace glassblowing, flameworking, scientific glassblowing,

sculpture, murrini, encasements, casting, kiln-formed, plasma, and

coldworking techniques. Through the instructions and influence of

numerous artists I continue to grow an understanding of glass. Over the

years I have helped to set up several studios in Virginia and encouraged

numerous individuals to take a greater interest the art of glass working. I

spent two years as a studio artist at the Workhouse Arts Center in

Lorton, VA, an old reformed Federal prison now housing studios for over

80 artists of various disciplines. Two years, I worked as Studio

Coordinator and Resident Artist at The Washington Glass School in Mount

Rainier, MD. My focus is on blending hot, warm and cold glass

techniques. I believe that glass has incredible potential for form and

variation allowing for the medium to be ever explored. This outlook

gives me a freedom every day to attempt something new and different

by expanding on previous thoughts and designs. The beauty of glass, for

me, is that every process is another tool and through time and

experience I can build a chest of techniques that allow for me to better

explore my thoughts and visions. I hope to continue to grow and help

expand the art community through my works, classes, demos, and

lectures. I hope to be able to give back to the community all that it has

given and continues to give to me as one of its students.

Artist Teaching Philosophy:

I see teaching the arts as a critical aspect to our social evolution. The

arts allow for individuals to explore their self and their surroundings

through the interaction or series of interactions with a medium. My

approach to teaching is to show the diverse potential of the medium of

glass and the related arts. I teach with the idea of providing all the

necessary information for each and every student to learn at their

highest potential while making sure all students succeed in their

creative venture. My goal is to convey enough material safety and

understanding for the students to be able to go forward independently,

or as a group, to further investigate and explore the ever expanding

potential of the medium of glass. I believe that through this outlook and

approach both the students and I grow from this interaction. I see myself

as the perpetual student in this medium and treat my students with the

courtesy and respect I would expect as a person learning a new material.

Classes