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

Downtown San Jose

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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.


Reviews

Super good family fun! They're very patient, organized and nice!

HotPot f., Yelp, 9/11/12

Great break from the norm and a way to channel some creativity and get away from the daily rat race.

cali g., Yelp, 11/9/12

Tips

99% of 81 customers

  • “Be ready to take pictures - you want to remember this awesome experience :)”

  • “Wonderful! Treg and John were both so pleasant and helpful,and you have a beautiful piece of art to show for your experience :)”

  • “Great staff and great experience!”

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    Downtown San Jose

    401 E Taylor St.

    Suite 115

    San Jose, California 95112

    408-993-2244

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