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.
Choose Between Two Options
- $79 for a two-hour cold-glass-fusing party for four (a $180 value)
- $79 for a two-hour shape-a-bowl glass-blowing class for one (a $160 value)
During a “Party of 4” session, quartets learn to safely cut glass as they fuse plates, sun catchers, or coasters using colored flat glass. Alternatively, the glass-bowl-blowing class introduces students to hot-glass-crafting techniques in a safe environment. After students turn and shape molten glass, bowls cool for a few days in an annealing oven before they're ready to be filled with colored pebbles or Fruity Pebbles.
Bay Area Glass Institute
The nonprofit Bay Area Glass Institute supports glass arts in its community by providing affordable studio space for artists, holding events and exhibits of local work, and teaching basic classes. Students create delicate glass art using cold techniques or acquire the basics of glass blowing as they rotate molten glass at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit to make bowls, vases, and flowers. A store on the premises sells elegant and innovative work by the local glass artists affiliated with the institute.
“It's hot in there! Wear layers so you can be sure to take layers off. Really fun. :)”
“This is a great place to try out glass making. Staff was very helpful and encouraging. You could tell they like what they do. I'd definitely recommend if you are...”
“This is a great place to try out glass making. Staff was very helpful and encouraging. You could tell they like what they do. I'd definitely recommend if you are considering this as a potential new hobby.”
“It was a fun experience.”