World Renowned Glass Blower to Establish a School in Las Vegas

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For over 20 years Master Craftsman Robert Shield has traveled the world demonstrating and teaching the disappearing art of Glass Blowing. He has produced spun glass creations for members of the British Royal Family, the British Ambassador on the Island of Malta and stars and celebrities around the world. Robert reports a renewed interest in the art of Glass Blowing since the remarkable young glass blower Siobhan Magnus, made such an impression on her American Idol journey, exposing the craft for the first time to millions of young Americans. Now resident here in the USA (Las Vegas) Robert is to offer classes in torch work to a limited number of students. Classes will be offered at both basic and advanced levels. Students will be taught one on one, 5 evenings a week initially at the Studio Royal International Academy of Glass Blowing situated at 4375 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 34, Las Vegas NV 89121.

Master Glass Blower Robert Shield

Robert reports a renewed interest in the art of Glass Blowing since the remarkable young glass blower Siobhan Magnus, made such an impression on her American Idol journey, exposing the craft for the first time to millions of young Americans.

For over 20 years Master Craftsman Robert Shield has traveled the world demonstrating and teaching the disappearing art of Glass Blowing. He has produced spun glass creations for members of the British Royal Family, the British Ambassador on the Island of Malta and stars and celebrities around the world.

Robert reports a renewed interest in the art of Glass Blowing since the remarkable young glass blower Siobhan Magnus, made such an impression on her American Idol journey, exposing the craft for the first time to millions of young Americans. Now resident here in the USA (Las Vegas) Robert is to offer classes in torch work to a limited number of students. Classes will be offered at both basic and advanced levels. Students will be taught one on one, 5 evenings a week initially at the Studio Royal International Academy of Glass Blowing situated at 4375 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 34, Las Vegas NV 89121.

Bookings will open June 1st and classes will commence at the end of June 2010. Full details are available on Studio Royal’s web site: http://studioroyal.com.

Courses will extend over a 4 week period and comprise 12 sessions. Each class will be of one and a half hour duration, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 5pm and 6:30pm. Students may elect to take up to three classes per week; however, where practical, students may request to take fewer classes and spread their training over a longer period than the recommended 4 weeks. The school will be dark Tuesday and Wednesday. The basic class will teach spun glass torch work and an average student will be competent to create saleable pieces of spun glass and jewelry at the end of their 12 session course. The advance class will teach basic glass blowing techniques enabling students to produce a number of 'blown items' including vases and hollow swans - Master Roberts signature piece!

Students must complete the basic course before proceeding to the advanced level. All students attend a 2 hour introductory lecture which includes "The History of Glass" presented by Studio Royal's Art Director, Dr. Peter J. Shield PhD;"Safety First", Master Craftsman Robert Shield introduces students to the necessary safety precautions and procedures that every student must learn and obey. Robert will demonstrate the "Tools of the Trade" and the session will conclude with a demonstration by Master Robert during which he will create each of the pieces that students will learn to create during their 4 week course.

Once a month an open house event will offer intending students and interested guests the opportunity to attend a free lecture and demonstration.

Contact: Studio Royal’s Creative Director – Dr. Peter J. Shield PhD        
Tel: 702 4455080 – or via email at peterjshield(at)netzero(dot)com
http://studioroyal.com

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