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Bay Area Glass Institute

635 Phelan Avenue, San Jose

Bowl- or Bead-Making Class for One, or Glass-Fusing Experience for 2 at Bay Area Glass Institute (Up to 54% Off)

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Glass-making classes teach students how to form bowls, shape decorative beads, or cut glass to make plates and coasters

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fun experience
3 ratings2 reviews
5 days ago
We did the fusing for 2 and loved it. I would definitely come back for more without the Groupon. Great creative outlet and so wonderful to do something different. The instructor was awesome, very helpful but let us do our own thing and get in our own zone (Elyse) . Thanks!
13 ratings7 reviews
April 25, 2021
Wonderful experience! The instructors were very helpful and encouraged you throughout the whole experience. They were just the right amount of hands-off and let you gain independence. Such a unique experience.
7 ratings4 reviews
December 2, 2020
We did the bowl making class. It was quite fun and BAGI has well equipped studios.
1 ratings1 reviews
December 15, 2020
With all of the uncertainty and craziness within our lives during 2020 from covid, this class was an excellent break away from the day-to-day. The instructors made a great experience teaching the class, both children and adults alike, about glass blowing keeping us all involved and enjoyable. The hands-on portion was a blast and very happy I was able to participate to make a bowl. Thank you!!
2 ratings1 reviews
November 4, 2020
Such nice teachers and workers there! They want you to have a good time. They have top tier service. I love that it’s a non-profit that just wants to let people experience glassblowing. Since my initial class, I’ve taken about 6 more classes and right now I’m doing them about every other weekend! I would highly recommend BAGI. Fun date night or just out with girlfriends.
22 ratings6 reviews
October 1, 2020
Both classes that I’ve taken from BAGI have been so amazing! The employees are friendly and knowledgeable and they are there for you every step of the way as you produce your masterpiece. I’ve already scheduled my third class. A must!
11 ratings3 reviews
September 3, 2020
Great instructors and experience
25 ratings4 reviews
September 3, 2020
Went during COVID where everyone respected 6 ft apart with masks on. Was a great experience making a glass bowl. Would recommend! :)
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About This Deal

Choose from Three Options

  • $82 for a shape-a-bowl glass-blowing class for one (a $180 value)
  • $97.50 for a glass-bead-making class for one (a $180 value)
  • $89 for a glass-fusing experience for two (a $180 value)

The glass-bowl-making 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. The bead making class teaches participants to make decorative beads by melting colored glass rods using a propane torch. Alternatively, during a two-person class, couples learn to safely cut glass as they fuse plates, sun catchers, or coasters using colored flat glass. Classes are typically held on weekends.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Online registration required. Reservation required. Limit 12 per person. May be repurchased every 365 days. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.