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CLASS EXPERIENCE: 100% Hands-on Private Class
CLASS EXPERIENCE: 100% Hands-on Private Class
CLASS EXPERIENCE: 100% Hands-on Private Class
CLASS EXPERIENCE: 100% Hands-on Private Class
CLASS EXPERIENCE: 100% Hands-on Private Class
CLASS EXPERIENCE: 100% Hands-on Private Class

CLASS EXPERIENCE: 100% Hands-on Private Class

Regular price $600.00 Sale

100% Hands On

Experience the thrill of glass blowing firsthand with our hands-on experience for two people that will leave you #blownaway!

During this two-hour-long workshop, you and your partner will take center stage as our hotshop transforms into your own exclusive studio!! Take this opportunity to collaborate with a skilled glassblowing instructor and immerse yourself in the craft of glassblowing within a safe and educational environment.

No need to worry about materials or equipment—we've got you covered. We supply everything you need, including glass, top notch tools and all the major equipment in our state of the art studio.

The class is divided into two parts, each offering a unique experience. In the first half, you and your partner will have the opportunity to work individually, exploring the tools, playing with the molten glass, and creating your own mini sculptures. This segment of the class is flexible and can be tailored to your preferences, providing ample room for you to continue working with techniques that inspire you.

Note: This class is designed to emphasize the foreign and difficult nature of the material. Expect to make failures and to learn from your mistakes, you will leave with a completely different perspective of glass! For this reason and many reasons regarding the difficulty of working with color, we will use either clear or recycle blue glass. Colors add a tricky next level to the glass process, ask your instructor about it! 

During the second half of the class, the spotlight shifts to the collaborative process of creating your first vessel. Working side by side with your partner, our skilled instructor will provide insights and guidance, enriching your understanding of the glassblowing process. As you navigate the process together, you will encounter the captivating uncertainty that comes with working with glass— your creation may turn out perfectly or take an unexpected turn. Embracing the unpredictable nature of glasswork is all part of its intrinsic beauty and allure.

With determination and aptitude, you might even craft a fully functional drinking glass. It's entirely up to you, and the level of skill and ambition you bring to the table. So why wait? Sign up now and prepare for an extraordinary adventure in the captivating art of glass blowing!

This experience includes:

  • The materials, tools, and guidance needed for each participant to unleash their creativity and fully immerse themselves in the mesmerizing craft of glassblowing. The goal is to create a drinking glass. 
  • 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 the day you pick up your product.

🔥What to Expect🔥

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork, meet the other students and browse the gallery.
  • Expect to be in the studio for two hours. The first 20 minutes will be an introduction to glass, safety concerns and some Q & A before you dive into the physical work.
  • 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!

We ask that you please read our class policies BEFORE purchasing! By purchasing a class, you are stating you agree to our policies and procedures.

All of our policies and FAQs can be found HERE!

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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Handcrafted in Michigan since 1991