$50 for a Three-Hour Introductory Glass-Fusing Class at Aquila Glass School ($109 Value)


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Glass can be exquisite in its myriad forms, from the ornate windows of a Gothic cathedral to the crystalline webbing of a freshly vandalized windshield. Reflect on beauty with this Groupon.

$50 for an Introduction to Glass Fusing Class ($109 Value)

During a three-hour class, instructors introduce students to glass-working processes including establishing compatibility, fusing temperatures, and cutting techniques. Students learn as they complete two full-fused and two tack-fused pendants, as well as a 4"x"4 bowl and 5"x8" tray. The class requires no previous knowledge or experience, and graduates can return for more work any time during the shop’s open studio hours.

Aquila Glass School

Breaking with the no-nonsense vibe of the shop’s warehouse exterior, Aquila Glass School’s brightly painted loading-dock door hints at the vibrant creativity that waits inside. The full-time working studio simmers with nine kilns as students create their glass into plates, beads, boxes, or Christmas tree ornaments. Students cut their teeth on introductory classes that teach fusing and studio safety, then graduate to more advanced skills such as torch work and marble making. The expansive facility also offers 68 hours of open studio time each week, where graduates of introductory classes return to further their education with more classes or create independent projects with free use of the facilities, tools, and instruction books made entirely of stained glass. For a full schedule of available classes, please click here.


great job explaining the basics of fusing, and the demo pieces (and his explanations of how they were made) were very enlightening.

Katie K., Yelp, 1/29/12

Aquila is a great place to go and work or just hang out and learn, everyone is so helpful there and eager to teach and show you new things.

Catherine K., Yelp, 11/4/11

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “we had amn amazing time.. can't wait to see the finished projects :)”

  • “I had a wonderful time at the class and intend to return for a second class soon! ”

  • “Great class. Had fun being creative with glass...learned a new skill which is always fun. ”

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    1628 N Columbia Blvd

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    Portland, Oregon 97217

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In a Nutshell

The three-hour course discusses glass-fusing technique and produces pendants, a bowl, and a tray

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 9th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Must be 13 or older; under 18 must be accompanied by guardian. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Creative projects and pursuits, from beading to glass blowing