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Intermediate Glass-Blowing Class for One or Private Class for Two at Santa Barbara Art Glass (Up to 67% Off)

Santa Barbara Art Glass - Santa Barbara

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Veteran glass artist leads private classes offering step-by-step instruction that results in two pieces per person

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Promotional value expires Jun 27, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 12 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Glass can be exquisite in its myriad forms, from the ornate windows of a Gothic cathedral to the crystalline webbing of a freshly vandalized windshield. Reflect on beauty with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $99 for a two-hour intermediate glass-blowing class for one (a $300 value)
  • $249 for a private two-hour intermediate class for two (a $500 value)

In the both the private and regular intermediate class, Saul Alcaraz introduces duos aged 12 and older to the art of glass blowing, providing enough material for two pieces per person and giving them free, though supervised, rein to create. Choosing to either meld multicolored glass or cast a spell to make it nearly invisible, students will learn to remove molten glass from the oven before rolling it and shaping it into a paperweight, small vase, or tumbler. Alcaraz holds classes Monday–Saturday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Santa Barbara Glassblowing Studio

Most days, Saul Alcaraz can be found toiling over his 2,000-degree glass oven, often surrounded by an enraptured crowd. A surprisingly graceful practice, his glass-blowing is often as artful as a ballet performed in a volcano as he deftly spins, rolls, blows, and cuts his pieces. Having studied the craft since 1988, today Alcaraz splits his time between making effervescently vivid pieces—such as such as custom lamps and iridescent perfume bottles—and teaching teens and adults to do the same. In classes, he trusts his students to work toward shaping their own forms, even helping them introduce color into their creations to make them more attractive bait for trapping rainbows.


98% of 179 customers recommend

  • “it's awesome! I made the candy dish and love it!”

  • “This was an amazing experience!! Saul and his wife make you feel like family. Saul is a very knowledgeable and patient teacher. My piece came out beautifully and it...”

    “This was an amazing experience!! Saul and his wife make you feel like family. Saul is a very knowledgeable and patient teacher. My piece came out beautifully and it was due to his patience instructions. I will take the class again. You really feel like an artist when you leave!”

  • “Saul is a great teacher. You will really enjoy this class.”

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    Santa Barbara

    706 East Mason Street

    Santa Barbara, CA 93103


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