Bowl- or Bead-Making Class for One, or Cold-Glass-Fusing Party for Four at Bay Area Glass Institute (Up to 56% Off)

Bay Area Glass Institute

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In a Nutshell

Bowl classes teach students how to blow glass at 2,000 degrees; bead classes allow use of torch; glass-fusing creates plates or coasters

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 from Three Options

  • $79 for a two-hour Shape a Floppy Bowl glass-blowing class for one (a $160 value)
  • $79 for a two-hour Glass Beads bead-shaping class for one (a $160 value)
  • $79 for a two-hour Party of 4 cold-glass-fusing class for four (a $180 value)

The Shape a Floppy Bowl glass-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. Alternatively, the glass-bead-shaping class allows students to blow, sculpt, and decorate simple round beads, which then also cool in the annealing oven for several days. During a Party of 4 session, quartets learn to safely cut glass as they fuse plates, sun catchers, or coasters using colored flat glass.

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.


Tips

99% of 96 customers recommend

  • “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.”

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    Bay Area Glass Institute

    401 E Taylor St

    Ste 115

    San Jose, CA 95112

    +14089932244

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