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Join the Glass Academy in their journey to create the largest display of hand blown glass objects in our studio gallery.
This class experience resulted in us achieving a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ record title in July 2022.
This is an entry-level class, no experience is necessary. We supply all the tools, glass, and materials. Join us for this fun and entertaining event!
To create your bubbles, you will utilize glass from our recycled tank. The glass in our recycled tank consists of glass scraps generated during our daily production for the gallery. While these scraps come in various colors, when they are melted down for the second time, only certain colors remain. As a result, the glass from our recycled tank features a breathtaking soft blue hue.
By participating in this class, you will contribute a hand-blown glass bubble to a remarkable permanent sculpture. This sculpture will be on display in our soon-to-be-established event space, the Michigan Room, adding to the rich artistic ambiance of the Glass Academy.
The materials, tools, and instruction to make TWO glass bubbles. You will get to take home one bubble, made in a previous class, as a souvenir.
One of the bubbles you make will end up going home with a future student and the other will go into the gallery for the World Record Sculpture that will eventually become part of a permanent display at the Glass Academy. OR if you like, both of your bubbles can be donated to the Michigan Room sculpture!
A tour of our glass studio and BATCH Gallery. This is a behind-the-scenes tour of a successful working art studio. You’ll learn more about the glass making process and find out what makes our studio unique.
A live glassblowing demonstration from one of our class instructors.
A sneak peek into the various classes, shows, and events we have throughout the year and a special invitation to our Customer Appreciation show this July.
A discount of 20% off ALL items in our gallery, including seasonal items like pumpkins and ornaments and our famous drinkware. The discount is valid only on the day of your class.
If you would like to make more bubbles, you are welcome to purchase an additional ticket. Or come back again; our classes are repeatable!
We offer a $12 guest ticket,if you'd like to bring a guest OR if you want to join the class from the "audience". Everyone in attendance MUST purchase a class or guest ticket. This allows us to prepare the space accordingly. Please put the day and date of your class in the notes.
🔥What to Expect🔥
Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork, meet the other students, and browse the gallery.
Classes are typically 1 to 1.5 hours long, however, the duration may vary depending on the intensity of the project and class size.
This is an entry-level class; no experience is necessary!
Closed-toed shoes are required and we suggest that you wear cotton, as it will be hot in the shop.
A more detailed overview of what to expect can be found by visiting our FAQ page!
Choose a date and book your class!
BEFORE buying, please review our class policies - when you make a purchase, you're agreeing to all our policies and procedures!
As a small, family-owned business we have been honored to provide hundreds of customers with countless, unforgettable experiences at the Glass Academy.
Note: You must be at least 16 years of age to participate in this class!
Questions? Just ask us!
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us HERE!
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