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.
Sept. 19–Nov. 1
Create your very own glass pumpkin. You will inflate your pumpkin with a special compressed air device. Ages 5+ Sign up
Through Sept. 18
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+ Sign up
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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