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Visiting Artist Workshop: Glass Blowing with Hot Glass Academy

March 30, 2023

$80 for members; $90 for not-yet members

2 hour sessions, 6 person maximum per session

Ages 8 and up, children ages 8-16 must be accompanied by an adult

Indulge your inner artist with a two-hour glass blowing session! Hot Glass Academy glassblowing studio will set up a furnace on WMA’s campus. Each workshop session begins with a comprehensive safety introduction to working with hot glass. Students then begin their one-on-one session with the instructor by picking out one or two glass colors for their object, followed by a brief, fun warm-up with glass and tools for each student to become familiar with the material properties of molten glass. Next, students will gather glass on a steel blowpipe or rod, apply their chosen color(s), and shape the glass into the selected form. Each piece will be placed in the annealing oven for a slow cooling process*. Every object is handmade and no two are exactly the same. Students will have the option to create a cup, ornament, paperweight, or flower. 

This is an EXCLUSIVE workshop. Hot Glass Academy no longer hosts workshops outside of their studio in Georgia, so make sure you reserve your spot TODAY!

 

Session Times

Thursday, March 30

Group 1- 9:00-11:00am

Group 2 -11:30-1:30pm

Group 3 – 2:30-4:30pm

 

Friday, March 31

Group 7- 9:00-11:00am

Group 8 -11:30-1:30pm

Group 9 – 2:30-4:30pm

 

Saturday, April 1

Group 4- 9:00-11:00am

Group 5 -11:30-1:30pm

Group 6 – 2:30-4:30pm

 

Sunday, April 2

Group 10- 9:00-11:00am

Group 11 -11:30-1:30pm

Group 12 – 2:30-4:30pm

 

Online registration coming soon! Call 334.794.3871 or email info@wiregrassmuseum.org to register today.