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Michigan Icicle ™
The Michigan Icicle ™ is our most popular class experience in the Dearborn studio. This hands-on glass blowing class is the perfect way to spend a wintry Friday evening or a chilly weekend day! Immerse yourself in the captivating world of glassblowing as you create a breathtaking glass keepsake, using our exclusive recycled glass recipe.
Our expert instructor will reveal the secrets behind the renowned Michigan Icicle through a live demonstration. Then as each participant takes their turn, you'll witness each 'blob' of molten glass transform into a stunning icicle. Utilizing specialized tools, gravity, and creative insight, you'll skillfully snip, pull, and stretch the molten glass 'blob' into its distinctive icicle shape. While adding a touch of white 'snow' to the molten glass surface is optional, it is often preferred to enhance the icicle's charm.
To finish the icicle, our talented craftsmen will attach a glass loop at the top of the icicle for hanging, then place it in the annealer, a cooling oven, to cool to room temperature overnight.
This Michigan Icicle ™ is a trademark item, designed exclusively by and for the Glass Academy. This is an exciting class you won’t want to miss!
Each ticket purchase includes:
The materials, tools, and instruction to make ONE icicle. All you need to bring is a great attitude and a willingness to have fun!
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 so 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 and/or when you pick up your item in the gallery.
You will make one icicle per class. If you would like to make more than one, 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!
Before you can take your beautiful glass creation home, the glass must cool overnight from 1200°F to room temperature. Once completely cooled, your glass keepsake is ready for pickup from our studio OR we offer free shipping directly to your home.
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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