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Hands-On Glass in Chihuly's Seattle

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Program #19345RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Apr 20 — Apr 25, 2014

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
401 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121 USA
phone: 206-443-4300
web: www.warwickwa.com

Room amenities: Coffeemaker, mini-bar, robes, Juliet balcony with sliding glass doors, iron/ironing board, internet access, in-room safe.

Facility amenities: Restaurant/lounge, fitness center, indoor swimming pool/whirlpool, garage parking at $15 + tax/night (6'2" vehicle height limit).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates vary seasonally.
Pre/post rates apply 3 night before/after program dates. Call 800-426-9280, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-7:00 pm for reservations.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 20 - Registration; hosted reception; agenda review; di...
Registration; hosted reception; agenda review; dinner; introductions; video of glass techniques.

Afternoon: Register in our meeting room any time between 4:00-5:00 pm. At 5:00 pm enjoy a hosted reception and meet your fellow participants. At 5:30 pm discuss the week's agenda and ask any questions you may have.

Dinner: Dinner is at 6:00 pm in our own meeting room.

Evening: Introductions all around, then view a video on glass-making techniques in preparation for our first day in the studio tomorrow.

Lodging: The Warwick Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
401 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121 USA
phone: 206-443-4300
web: www.warwickwa.com

Room amenities: Coffeemaker, mini-bar, robes, Juliet balcony with sliding glass doors, iron/ironing board, internet access, in-room safe.

Facility amenities: Restaurant/lounge, fitness center, indoor swimming pool/whirlpool, garage parking at $15 + tax/night (6'2" vehicle height limit).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates vary seasonally.
Pre/post rates apply 3 night before/after program dates. Call 800-426-9280, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-7:00 pm for reservations.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 21 - Glass-blowing and glass-casting at Pratt Fine Art...
Glass-blowing and glass-casting at Pratt Fine Arts Center; all day spent in the studio.

Breakfast: Enjoy breakfast in the hotel's restaurant. Use your voucher to choose a Hot American Breakfast or another tasty selection.

Morning: We'll board the Metro bus to ride about 15 minutes to Pratt Fine Arts Center for our first day in the studio. See a glass-blowing demo incorporating a number of different techniques. Gather molten glass on your blowpipe and work with the artists/teachers to create your own globe or paperweight or other shape. Plan to wear natural fabrics and closed-toe shoes. No fuzzy sweaters, please. Layers are best in the hot shop, where it can be hot in front, cold in back and breezy from big fans overhead. Art schools can be messy, so no white suede jackets today.

Lunch: We'll eat our catered lunch at Pratt in an area away from chemicals and glass shards. Good idea!

Afternoon: This afternoon we'll experience hot casting, where molten glass is poured into sand molds you have prepared.

Dinner: Dinner will be at the hotel this evening.

Evening: See a video of legendary glass-master Dale Chihuly working with Italian master glass-makers.

Lodging: The Warwick Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
401 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121 USA
phone: 206-443-4300
web: www.warwickwa.com

Room amenities: Coffeemaker, mini-bar, robes, Juliet balcony with sliding glass doors, iron/ironing board, internet access, in-room safe.

Facility amenities: Restaurant/lounge, fitness center, indoor swimming pool/whirlpool, garage parking at $15 + tax/night (6'2" vehicle height limit).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates vary seasonally.
Pre/post rates apply 3 night before/after program dates. Call 800-426-9280, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-7:00 pm for reservations.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 22 - Glass fusing and lampworking at Pratt Fine Arts C...
Glass fusing and lampworking at Pratt Fine Arts Center; all day spent in the studio.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel this morning.

Morning: Ride the Metro to Pratt for our morning classes in glass fusing and lampworking. Fusing involves choosing flat glass pieces of various colors, using tools to cut them into the shapes you desire and arranging them to form designs.These are then heated in a kiln until the glass melts enough to fuse together. Lampworking, also called flameworking, requires a very hot butane table-mounted torch. Wearing protective glasses, you heat Pyrex rods in the flame and manipulate the softened glass with tools to form beads and other small shapes. Everyone will have individual attention.

Lunch: Catered lunch at Pratt.

Afternoon: After lunch, return to the warm shop for fusing and lampworking. Switch to the other class this afternoon from this morning and begin learning a new skill.

Dinner: Dinner will be at the hotel this evening.

Evening: Learn about Lino Tagliapietra, the finest glassmaker in the world, in a revealing DVD.

Lodging: The Warwick Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
401 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121 USA
phone: 206-443-4300
web: www.warwickwa.com

Room amenities: Coffeemaker, mini-bar, robes, Juliet balcony with sliding glass doors, iron/ironing board, internet access, in-room safe.

Facility amenities: Restaurant/lounge, fitness center, indoor swimming pool/whirlpool, garage parking at $15 + tax/night (6'2" vehicle height limit).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates vary seasonally.
Pre/post rates apply 3 night before/after program dates. Call 800-426-9280, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-7:00 pm for reservations.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 23 - The Hotel Murano, Tacoma Art Museum, Union Statio...
The Hotel Murano, Tacoma Art Museum, Union Station, The Chihuly Bridge of Glass, the Museum of Glass

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel this morning.

Morning: Travel by bus to Tacoma, about 45 minutes south of Seattle. Marvel at the collection of glass in the lobby and on the guestrooms floors of the Hotel Murano. Enjoy a docent-led visit to the Tacoma Art Museum, noted for its architectural excellence and its wonderful exhibits, including vintage work by Dale Chihuly, a Tacoma native. In Union Station, see five installations by Chihuly in a historic train station.

Lunch: Lunch in a brewpub noted for its tasty food and other attractions.

Afternoon: Walk across the stunning Chihuly Bridge of Glass to the Museum of Glass. A theater-style hot shop affords excellent views of glass artists at work. Their gift shop offers many temptations, too.

Dinner: The bus ride home returns us to the hotel about 4:30 pm. Dinner on your own this evening at one of the many restaurants near our hotel. Suggestions will be offered.

Lodging: The Warwick Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
401 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121 USA
phone: 206-443-4300
web: www.warwickwa.com

Room amenities: Coffeemaker, mini-bar, robes, Juliet balcony with sliding glass doors, iron/ironing board, internet access, in-room safe.

Facility amenities: Restaurant/lounge, fitness center, indoor swimming pool/whirlpool, garage parking at $15 + tax/night (6'2" vehicle height limit).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates vary seasonally.
Pre/post rates apply 3 night before/after program dates. Call 800-426-9280, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-7:00 pm for reservations.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 24 - The Pike Place Market, Olympic Color Rods, Studio...
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel this morning.

Morning: A short talk on the history and operations of the Pike Place Market will orient us to this lively place. Ride the bus to Olympic Color Rods, where glass artists buy their equipment and supplies. Visit an artist's studio to see where they get their inspirations.

Lunch: After a short stroll through the Pike Place Market, choose from among 60 cafes and restaurants for a delicious lunch on your own. Suggestions will be offered.

Afternoon: During your free afternoon you might enjoy a visit to several excellent glass galleries located less than a block from the Pike Place Market. And just one block from the Market is the Seattle Art Museum, featuring a Joan Miro exhibit in addition to its regular exhibits. Plan to return to the hotel by 5:00 pm, when the glass art you created earlier this week will be unveiled. You can admire your work--and everyone else's--wrap it in bubble wrap and tape and deliver it to your room before we depart for our farewell dinner together.

Dinner: Dinner tonight at a popular restaurant near our hotel.

Evening: We'll finish with dinner this evening.

Lodging: The Warwick Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 25 - The Space Needle/Chihuly Garden & Glass/Bon Voyag...
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel this morning.

Morning: Enjoy a 1962 video detailing the construction of the Space Needle, then travel by monorail to the Seattle Center and zip to the top of the Needle in a glass-fronted elevator. Next, visit Chihuly Garden & Glass, the artist's new permanent exhibit of his work, the largest he's ever presented. And just two blocks away is the free Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, where their philanthropic philosophy is explained in interactive displays. At this point you are free to stay at the Seattle Center as long as you wish; you'll have a return ticket for the monorail to use at any time. You will return home with many new skills and examples of your own work in glass-blowing, hot-casting, fusing and lampworking. Thank you for coming to Seattle for this Road Scholar program. Bon Voyage!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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You won't find a better value.

Included
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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences

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