Calendar of Events | Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass - Part 2
Today’s hours: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
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Calendar of Events

Hot Sculpted Paperweights 10/15

When: Saturday, October 15, 2022 @ 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

$145.00
Sold Out
Registration Cut-off Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022

Learn how to make your own unique glass paperweight! A trained instructor will walk you through step by step to make your own paperweight in our new mini dragon. Our mini dragon holds 15 lbs[...]

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Glass Blowing Demonstration 1:00-2:30

Free to participants. Please register to secure your spot.

Presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Science Festival: https://www.wisconsinsciencefest.org #WiSciFest

The glass blowing demonstrations are live educational experiences providing an insight into working with various hot glass techniques. Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass glass blowing demonstration provides an informative and entertaining look at what glass is, how it behaves at high temperatures, and how people manipulate glass to create beautiful works of art. The demonstration is appropriate for ages 5 and up, with older groups getting more advanced information. The demonstration lasts a little over an hour. Seats will be provided. The type of glass pieces being made will vary depending on the artist demonstrating.

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Glass Blowing Demonstration 3:00-4:30

Free to participants. Please register to secure your spot.
Presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Science Festival: https://www.wisconsinsciencefest.org #WiSciFest
The glass blowing demonstrations are live educational experiences providing an insight into working with various hot glass techniques. Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass glass blowing demonstration provides an informative and entertaining look at what glass is, how it behaves at high temperatures, and how people manipulate glass to create beautiful works of art. The demonstration is appropriate for ages 5 and up, with older groups getting more advanced information. The demonstration lasts a little over an hour. Seats will be provided. The type of glass pieces being made will vary depending on the artist demonstrating.

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Pumpkin Platter 10/18

When: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 @ 5:30 PM-8:00 PM

$53.00
Spots Available: 2
Registration Cut-off Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022

Make your own candy plate for Halloween this year. Students will learn how to cut a circle and transform it into a pumpkin! Pieces will be fused and slumped in a kiln after class. All[...]

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Dichroic Jewelry 10/20

When: Thursday, October 20, 2022 @ 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

$58.00
Spots Available: 8
Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022

Create a beautiful, one of a kind fused glass jewelry pendants. Learn several methods for layering dichroic glass to create unique pendants, how to cut glass, and how to finish the pieces with jewelry findings.[...]

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Meditation Session – October 20

“Between Seeing and Knowing takes as a starting point the artists’ long-standing interest in and in-depth study of Tibetan Buddhist thangka paintings,” which contain numerous symbols and pictures but flow together into one whole experience – a reflection of our inter-connectedness.

In connection with the exhibit, there will be a 25-40 minute meditation period offered on Thursdays by Zen River Sangha. No experience is needed. Chairs and cushions will be provided. For those new to meditation, there will be an optional introduction to meditation at the beginning of each session.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Turn off cell phones. Experience the quietness of just being in the flow of art and life.
Schedule:
6:00-6:15 – Meditation instruction or Meditation
6:15-6:40 – Silent Meditation
6:40-6:45 – Break
6:45-7:00 – Q&A
Free for All. Donations and registration Requested.

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Meditation Session – October 27

“Between Seeing and Knowing takes as a starting point the artists’ long-standing interest in and in-depth study of Tibetan Buddhist thangka paintings,” which contain numerous symbols and pictures but flow together into one whole experience – a reflection of our inter-connectedness.

In connection with the exhibit, there will be a 25-40 minute meditation period offered on Thursdays by Zen River Sangha. No experience is needed. Chairs and cushions will be provided. For those new to meditation, there will be an optional introduction to meditation at the beginning of each session.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Turn off cell phones. Experience the quietness of just being in the flow of art and life.
Schedule:
6:00-6:15 – Meditation instruction or Meditation
6:15-6:40 – Silent Meditation
6:40-6:45 – Break
6:45-7:00 – Q&A
Free for All. Donations and registration Requested.

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Scout Night – November 1

When: Tuesday, November 1, 2022 @ 5:30-7pm (45 minute tour and 45 minute class)

$15.00
Spots Available: 28
Registration Cut-off Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Experience glass art at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass. The museum has the following dates available for scout groups to tour the museum and create a fused glass sun catcher. Fee is $15 per scout.  Appropriate[...]

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Meditation Session – November 3

“Between Seeing and Knowing takes as a starting point the artists’ long-standing interest in and in-depth study of Tibetan Buddhist thangka paintings,” which contain numerous symbols and pictures but flow together into one whole experience – a reflection of our inter-connectedness.

In connection with the exhibit, there will be a 25-40 minute meditation period offered on Thursdays by Zen River Sangha. No experience is needed. Chairs and cushions will be provided. For those new to meditation, there will be an optional introduction to meditation at the beginning of each session.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Turn off cell phones. Experience the quietness of just being in the flow of art and life.
Schedule:
6:00-6:15 – Meditation instruction or Meditation
6:15-6:40 – Silent Meditation
6:40-6:45 – Break
6:45-7:00 – Q&A
Free for All. Donations and registration Requested.

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Art Activity Day – Hmong New Year Celebration (11:10 AM – 11:40 AM session)

Historically, the Hmong New Year celebration was created to give thanks to ancestors and spirits as well as to welcome in a new beginning. Join us while we celebrate this important time of year.
Activities include a glass project based on Hmong embroidery, Hmong bilingual story time, dancers and more. The picture will inspire you to create your glass art. We will fire your piece and it will be ready to pick up the following week.

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