Beginning Glassblowing

Designed for the novice student interested in learning the basics of glassblowing and building skill. There will be demonstrations and lectures by the instructors with a focus on learning through doing. The use of color will be introduced and teamwork will be emphasized. No prerequisite required. Wear cotton clothing (no synthetics) and bring $25 to class for textbook. This class runs Tuesdays or Thursdays, 6:30 – 10:00 PM, 5 sessions, $425.
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Beginning 2 Glassblowing

Designed for beginning students to continue focusing on clarity of form through repetition. Demonstrations of technique will be given. Teamwork will be emphasized. Small classes allow more intense work for each student. Prerequisite: Completion of Beginning Glassblowing. This class runs Wednesdays, 6:30 – 10:00 PM, 4 sessions, $385.
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Discover Glassblowing

This exciting one day workshop will introduce you to the world of glassblowing! There will be demonstrations by the instructors and discussions regarding studio equipment, techniques, safety and the history of glass. Come with your questions! You will then have a chance to experience glassblowing when you create a piece of your own. This class runs Sundays, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 1 sessions, $110.
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INDIVIDUAL LESSONS

For students who wish to work one on one with our very talented and diverse teaching staff. Simply purchase a block of time to rent the studio, and we will make ourselves available to you for private instruction.  $25-35/hr. Email or phone (301.634.2280) the studio for more information.

Studio Rental

Our studio offers two working stations, either a Small or Large glory hole.  Studio rental rates refer to the rental of one glory hole, one bench, a standard set of hand tools, 3 pipes, 3 puntys and up to 1/3 of available annealing space. Max of 10 lbs/hr of glass usage. 2hr minimum rental.

Small Glory Hole:  $55/hr

Large Glory Hole:  $60/hr

A $5/hr discount will be given to individuals who purchase 10 hours or more of studio rental time, prior to their first hour of rental. Call studio for scheduling.

Students must to arrive 10 minutes prior to their scheduled time slot for check in and setup, and allot 10 minutes at the end of the slot, for shop cleanup and check out.

Email or phone (301.634.2280) the studio for more information.