$59 for a Bead and Bubble Glassblowing Class at Glass Academy ($125 Value)


Value Discount You Save
$125 53% $66
Give as a Gift
Limited quantity available
3 bought

In a Nutshell

Experienced glass artisans help students blow delicate bubbles of glass and manipulate molten glass to make a personalized bead

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 31, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Must sign waiver. Must be 16 or older; under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Learning a new skill is useful, especially if it means a promotion to a front-of-the-horse costume. Go to the head of the class with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

Each 90-minute class begins with a quick studio tour and history-filled demonstration from the studio's seasoned instructor. After choosing their colors, students—in groups of four—shape their molten glass into personalized beads. As the newly made baubles cool off, students move to the hot studio, where they can do the iconic "big bubble blow" that's been a hallmark of glassblowing for centuries.

Students leave with their own handmade bead; extra accessories are available from the studio's gallery shop for an additional fee. Students also receive an extra 10% discount on all gallery purchases made on the day of their class.

Glass Academy

Since the visionary artistic husband-and-wife team of Chris Nordin and Michelle Plucinsky began Glass Academy, the state-certified glass-arts trade school has instilled glassblowing and other silica-shaping know-how into community members. The studio leads classes for all skill levels of craftsmen, ranging from introductory sessions to private lessons with a master glassblower. An on-site gallery showcases the fruits of their labors, which customers take home once they are completed. Handcrafted, custom works such as paperweights, beer mugs, and signature piece Detroit Puddle, created by pouring hot glass over a sewer cap, are available for purchase.

When not shaping delicate masterpieces, the staff shares their love of art with the outside world, leading educational tours of their 14,000-square-foot studio space. They also host gatherings including parties with demonstrations and explanations of the glass-blowing process as well as corporate training events, during which employees participate in a team-building, hands-on workshop. Glass Academy frequently hosts other fun events and fundraisers, including beer tastings, coffee nights, and drop-in workshops.

Customer Reviews

Great experience, awesome instructors - very helpful, fun and patient. Would recommend for a small group. Beautiful unique hand blown/made glass items for sale also.
Jody I. · February 10, 2017
My sister and I purchased this groupon as a Christmas gift for our mother. We went together to the class, which was small and intimate, and really enjoyed the experience. The instructor was amazingly patient, kind, and enthusiastic - we enjoyed working with him a great deal!
Christine E. · February 6, 2017
What a fun experience! We all got to blow a large glass bubble just to get the experience of actually blowing glass. Then we each made a custom icicle that I just love. The staff was so patient, professional, and clearly happy to work for this company. We can't wait to go back!
Sally Z. · February 5, 2017
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1


    25331 Trowbridge St.

    Dearborn, MI 48124


    Get Directions

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.