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$75 for a One-Hour Glass-Blowing Class for Up to Two at Boise Art Glass ($150 Value)

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Glass master equips students to spin molten glass into a vibrant and colorful paperweight, mug, or bowl over the furnace’s open flames

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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.

$75 for a One-Hour Glass-Blowing Class for Up to Two ($150 Value)

Glass master Filip Vogelpohl welcomes students to his studio for a hands-on private glass-blowing class. Students spin molten glass around the tip of a long metal rod, and then mold and shape the glowing goo over the furnace’s open flames, pausing only to make room for impatient Boy Scouts roasting marshmallows. Students can personalize their projects and couples on Valentine's dates can make something one-of-a-kind by shaping glass into a paperweight, vase, mug, or bowl, and tinting it with vibrant colors.

Boise Art Glass

Prague-born Filip Vogelpohl kindled his passion for glass blowing within his Boise home garage. As his knack for flame-working increased, Vogelpohl left the garage and traveled the world, honing his craft under the tutelage of internationally renowned glass blowers. Now, Vogelpohl welcomes fledgling glass blowers into his studio for small group classes. He also invites spectators to watch the studio's artists as they shape molten glass and borosilicate into jewelry or vases, which then go up for sale in the gallery. On the first Thursday of every month, the furnaces keep firing until 9 p.m. during free glass-blowing demonstrations as a part of the First Thursday Art Walk.


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  • “Dress lightly, it's a hot place! The teachers are excellent, and it's so exciting to watch a lump take shape into something so beautiful.”

  • “Matt, and everyone else there, is welcoming and awesome. Definitely check this place out, cool art, cooler people”

  • “This was such a fun experience! I took my mom and we had a blast together...now I want to take my husband and my son. Thanks for a very cool class!”

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    Boise Art Glass

    530 W Myrtle St.

    Boise, ID 83702

    +12083451825

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