- $79 for a Glass Etching 101 class ($160 value)
In these classes, three to six students learn the foundations of glass etching. With the help of an experienced artist, they craft unique designs before taking home souvenir etching cream, resist-cutting tools, and etching resists. Etchings made in class will be available to take home.
Aurora Borealis Glassworks
As glass master Dale Chihuly once said, "Glass is the most magic of all materials." Aurora Borealis Glassworks' resident artists and instructors gather molten glass, glowing and viscous at a blistering 2,200 degrees, onto the end of stainless-steel pipes, working quickly to transform amorphous blobs into colorful, solid shapes. Sharing the delicate art form with others, the team teaches techniques ranging from basic paperweight creation to more advanced blown shapes, working closely with students to create glass flowers, layered beads, and realistic replacement jaws for terrible boxers.