$25 for a Blow Your Own Ornament Glassblowing Session at Sonoran Glass Art Academy ($45 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • Create your own ornament
  • 20- to 30-minute process
  • Learn fundamentals of glassblowing

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Reservation required 1 week in advance. Ornament will be available to take home after 48-hours. Must wear closed toe shoes. Studio closed 6/1/11 - 8/30/11. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The very first houses were built of glass, giving homeowners 20/20 views of birds and their neighbors’ catapults and meat piles. Go glassy on a smaller scale with today’s Groupon for a glassblowing session at Sonoran Glass Art Academy, one of the only full-service glassblowing schools in the Southwest. Get down to the nitty-gritty of furnace glassblowing as you create a roughly four-inch holiday ornament in less than half an hour. You’ll choose the color and style of your ornament, then assist your instructor in the process of creating it by blowing air into your piece and molding the glass. Pieces are available for pickup two days after the session, or Sonoran can mail them to you in a glass box. Classes are open to ages 5 and up, and can accommodate up to 25 people. While you’re at Sonoran, check out its gallery of creative glass sculptures made by instructors and students.


The Sonoran Glass Art Academy has been featured twice in the Arizona Daily Star: once for its classes and once for its glassmithe, Karl Taylor.

Sonoran Glass School

Sonoran Glass School may sound like a Hollywood stuntman school, since students are encouraged to play with glass, flame, and saws. However, their in-depth glass-working classes teach pupils how to create delicate objets d'art under the watchful eye of a host of experienced instructors. Torchworking classes teach pupils how to shape their own paperweights and vases out of molten glass, and facet-cutting courses let students create mosaics depicting abstract designs or themselves making mosaics of abstract designs. Kids' and adult classes offer age-appropriate instruction, and an 10-student class cap for most courses ensures plenty of one-on-one time with the teacher.

Customer Reviews

This was a great experience, so much fun and entertaining all the people are so kind, and they help you out through the whole experience of learning the art of how to blow glass!
Rachael N. · December 4, 2015
This was my first experience working with glass. Instructor was great; helpful and non-judgmental of our creative skills.
Sharon O. · June 14, 2014
It was awesome. Such nice, inviting people and working with glass is something else!!
Skylar S. · June 1, 2014
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