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Reviewed February 5, 2016
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What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $52 for a 2.5-hour Tavalo Leaf glassblowing class for one, valid on weekdays only ($100 value)
- $52 for a 2.5-hour Tavalo Leaf glassblowing class for one, valid on weekends ($100 value)
Guided by the steady hands of inspired instructors, students in the class get to design and mold molten glass into Tavola Leaves—5”-long decorative glass leaves accented by a twisted stem. A variety of color patterns and techniques help impress personal touches before the pieces are cooled off. Students will also get an opportunity to try glassblowing by doing the “Big Bubble Blow” to create a giant glass bubble. Finished pieces will be available for pickup 24 hours later during normal gallery hours. Because of the heat from the molten glass, open-toe shoes are not allowed and water or sports drinks are recommended.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 17, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Online reservation required. 48-hr cancellation notice required. For Ages 16+ only. Ages 16-17 need to have a parent permission slip.. Must sign waiver. Classes subject to rescheduling. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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, and drop-in workshops.