2017 Session: “Mesa Arts Center Glass Making Workshop: Flameworking with Laurie Nessel: Field Lens and Siphon”

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Track: Art, Design Through STEM 

Melt borosilicate glass rod in a bench torch flame to make a take-home lens to magnify objects 10x, suitable for field work. Learn some physical properties of glass including viscosity and Coefficient of Thermal Expansion. Learn to “cut” glass tube to make a glass siphon to transfer fluids between vessels. Bonus Demo (time permitting): World’s smallest marbles!

Capacity: 12 – First come, first served

**Age limits: 13, or 11 with parent or guardian

 

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