Introductory Glass-Blowing Class for One or Two at Redmond School of Glass (52% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Professional artists guide students through each step of crafting a glass float or ornament, starting with blowing molten glass

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $29 for an introductory glass-blowing mini class for one (a $60 value)
  • $58 for an introductory glass-blowing mini class for two (a $120 value)

During the introductory mini class, instructors gather hot glass onto a pipe, allowing pupils to add their choice of color. Then it's time to heat the substances together, blow the molten mixture into an orb, and shape it on a block. After detaching the piece from the pipe, teachers finish it with an ornament loop or float top. Classes last between 45 minutes and 2.5 hours, depending on size—see the schedule here.

Redmond School of Glass

For sand to turn into glass, something must heat it to more than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit—something like a meteor crashing into the earth, a volcano erupting, or lightning striking a beach. At Redmond School of Glass, sculptor Corey Hubbell and his team of instructors take care of the heating part, dipping into a chamber for dollops of molten glass that students turn into pieces of art. They lead one-time sessions as well as six-week courses—which maintain a student-teacher ratio of 2:1—imparting their expertise through projects that involve crafting ornaments, vases, and dishes. And they've stocked their studio with all the necessary tools, such as wooden blocks for shaping and jacks for cutting.

By sharing their craft, Corey and his team continue the storied glass-art heritage of Seattle, which once sustained more than 300 glass shops. The area's world-renowned scene claims sculptor Dale Chihuly, the Pilchuck Glass School, and the Museum of Glass; so definitive is glass, in fact, that four out of the last five mayors were made of it.


Reviews

Being able to shape and form glass according to your will and design, experimenting with colors and colors combinations. It's feels a bilt like magic

tamar b., Yelp, 6/26/11

you get to have a hands-on experience with some basic tools and techniques of Glass Blowing! Our instructor (Justin) was fun and helpful.

Quyen Q., Yelp, 2/5/12

Tips

  • “We had a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends, which I did this past weekend :) ”

  • “It was great, fun and a great learning experience!”

  • “Good fun Great instructor”

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    Redmond

    7102 180th Ave. NE

    Suite A105

    Redmond, Washington 98052

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