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One Day Workshops

Great for anyone new to glass, or wanting to create new seasonal objects.

No experience needed for any of these classes

Take a first step into the world of molten glass with this 3-hour class. This class is designed for someone who has never seen glassblowing before. You will get to see the glass go from a liquid state all the way to solid. Students will get to use steel tools to pull, cut, and twist the glass in order to create color patterns.   Each student will get a one on one turn with the instructor in order to help you with every step of the process.  In this class you will learn the basics of solid glass sculpture.

Please wear closed toed shoes and comfortable clothes. A water bottle is recommended

Interested in seeing in how the blown part of glass blowing works? This is the class for you. In our play with fire class students get to see how solid glass sculpting works. This class is designed to introduce you to the basics of creating a blown glass vessel! You will learn how to add air into the glass through a blowpipe, add color, and shape the glass using gravity and metal tools. With guided instruction, you will be able to take home a totally original, functional handblown glass. 

Please wear closed toed shoes and comfortable clothes. A water bottle is recommended.
 

Get excited for Fall with us by making your very own glass pumpkin! Achieve your own vision of a great pumpkin by learning the basics of blowing a bubble, adding your choice of colors, and get tips and tricks for adding a fun, unique stem. Students can expect to make at least 1 pumpkin each per 3-hour workshop. No experience required – great for beginners!

 

Please wear closed toed shoes and comfortable clothes. A water bottle is recommended.

In this introductory class, students will learn the basic techniques involved in making solid and blown glass. Students will be introduced to studio safety, hand tools, equipment and hot working. The class covers body posture, gathering, shaping and tool usage. By the end of the six hours course, each student will have had the opportunity to manipulate molten glass into a solid object such as a paperweight, and explore the blowing process through the creation of a small vessel such as a drinking glass. There will be a 30 min break incorporated into the class so the total length of the class is 6 hours 30 min. 

 

Please wear closed toed shoes and comfortable clothes. A water bottle is recommended.
 

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This 3 hours class is a perfect first time experience.  You will get a tour of studio/equipment, watch a demo from your instructor and then work one-on-one with your instructor to make your own glass flower. Students will get to pull glass out of the furnace, add color to molten glass, and use steel tools to shape the flower. You'll learn the skills of how to heat, and using gravity, to form the molten glass. No prior experience is needed.

 

Please wear closed toed shoes and comfortable clothes. A water bottle is recommended.

In this 3 hour class, students will make glass marbles or pendants using borosilicate glass over an oxygen/propane torch. Students learn how to torch solid tubes of glass in order to layer transparent or opaque colors to form shapes and patterns in a marble.   Students will learn stretch, cut, twist, and layer colored glass in this class.  No prerequisite is needed.

Interested in learning more about flameworking? The next step is to take the 4 week level 1 class in the flameshop!

Get into the fall spirit with this 3 hour Flameworking class! You will get to make your very own charm or pendant into your choice of either a leaf, chestnut or pumpkin.  This class is meant to introduce students to how to sculpt solid glass rods over a oxy/propane with the help of an instructor.  Students will learn how to shape, cut and sculpt the glass into shapes and get to see how fast the glass can heat up and cool down.  This class is meant to be an introductory class into the world of flameworking.

 

Interested in learning more about flameworking? The next step is to take the 4 week level 1 class in the flameshop!

 

Ever wondered how these tiny little glass animals are made? Get a close up and personal experience at making your very own in this introductory class. In this 3 hour class, you will get to make your own little glass animal sculpture. Students will use solid glass rods over an oxygen propane torch to heat, cut, flatten, and sculpt using steel and graphite tools.  Students will learn how to layer glass, add texture and use gravity to form shapes.

Interested in learning more about flameworking? The next step is to take the 4 week level 1 class in the flameshop!

What better material to make ice cream out of then molten glass? In this food themed 3 hour class students will take solid glass rods over a torch to liquify the glass to be able shape it into ice cream or popsicle pendants or charms.  Students will get to work with a diverse amount of colors to custom make your favorite dessert. With guidance from your instructor you will learn how to melt the glass just right  to get that just about to melt look. Expect to gain skills in how to fuse separate bits of glass together, make a clear loop out of glass, and  use steel tools to texture the glass into shape.

 

Interested in learning more about flameworking? The next step is to take the 4 week level 1 class in the flameshop!

In this 3 hour class, you will make your own necklace and pair or earrings set out of  your choice of sheet glass.  You will learn to cut, grind and solder sheet glass into any desired shape with the help of an instructor. No experience needed for this beginner class. Earring hooks and necklace chains not provided. Great for intro into the process of stained glass. Must be at least 7 years old with parental supervision and 13 years old with out parental supervision.

Also check out the Stained Glass Level 1 class for a 4 week immersive experience if you are looking to learn every part of the process!

In this 3 hour class, you take found objects, like pressed flowers, and preserve them between two pieces of glass and turn it into a pendant or a pair of earrings. It's great to take your memorabilia and turn it into wearable art! Students are encouraged to bring in their own pressed flowers or other flat inclusions for use at the instructor's discretion. No experience needed for this beginner class. Skills learned will include cutting, grinding, and soldering sheet glass. Earring hooks and necklace chains not provided. Great for intro into the process of stained glass. Must be at least 7 years old with parental supervision and 13 years old with out parental supervision.

Also check out the Stained Glass Level 1 class for a 4 week immersive experience if you are looking to learn every part of the process!

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