Learn the basic methods of glassmaking in these overview classes. No experience is necessary! When taking a hot glass class, your object will need to slowly cool down in the kiln over a few days. You will receive a call when it is ready for pickup. We also offer the option to have your object shipped.
Select your object, choose from an array of color options, and with the instructor’s help, apply colorful crushed glass to molten clear glass on a long metal tube. Some objects are inflated with a special compressed air device while others are manipulated by hand with metal tools. Ages 5+ Learn more
Become the envy of your neighborhood when you come home with a custom fused glass house number. Ages 12+ See upcoming classes
Make your drinks taste evern better with a reusable drinking straw and custom swizzle sticks. Ages 12+ See upcoming classes
Start your morning off right and learn how glass melts together and create your own set refrigerator magnets. Ages 12+ See upcoming classes
Cut glass and fire it in the kiln to create wearable works of art. Ages 12+ See upcoming classes
Create soap dishes by fusing strips of glass and slumping them into a mold. Ages 12+ See upcoming classes
Arrange colorful strips of glass into designs to create a set of kiln-fired coasters. Ages 12+ See upcoming classes
Cut colorful flat glass into pieces and kiln-melt them into a plate of your own design. Ages 12+ See upcoming classes
Cut, foil-wrap, and solder flat glass into your own design for a decorative glass panel. Ages 16+ See upcoming classes
Make a heart pendant using a torch, flame, and colored glass. Ages 12+ See upcoming classes
Use a torch to make a variety of colorful glass jewels like pendants, beads, or wine charms. Ages 12+ See upcoming classes
Explore basic flame construction and color implosions to create nature-inspired sculptures. Ages 12+ See upcoming classes
Learn the process of making wearable glass implosion pendants and earrings. Ages 12+ See upcoming classes
Draw inspiration from the Museum's collection of historic beer steins, explore the basics of coldworking, and engrave your own mug. Top off the day with a private tour of O'Connor Brewing Company. Ages 16+ See upcoming classes
Spend the weekend with us at the Glass Studio for one of these two-day classes.
Saturdays from 5:30–8:30 p.m. Other times are available as scheduling permits. For more information or to reserve your evening, please call the Glass Studio at 757-333-6299.
Invest three hours in concentrated one-on-one training with a skilled instructor. Prices for Members start at $220.
Many of our regular classes can be scheduled as private sessions for your group. Prices vary by process and group size.
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