visiting artist series

Artist Workshop: Glass Blowing

Instructor: Hot Glass Academy
Date: March 3-6, 2 hour sessions, 6 person maximum per session
Time: Listed below
Price: $80 for members, $90 for not-yet members
Ages: 8+, 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!

*Objects will be available for pickup the next day, following the slow cooling process.

Online registration for this event has closed. Please call the museum at 334-794-3871 to inquire about availability. Workshops are being held on the following days:

Thursday, March 3

Group 1 — 9:00am-11:00am (4 spots left. Please call to register.)

Group 2 — 11:30am-1:30pm (3 spots left. Please call to register.)

Group 3 — 2:30pm-4:30pm (4 spots left. Please call to register.)

Friday, March 4

Group 7 — 9:00am-11:00am (FULL)

Group 8 — 11:30am-1:30pm (Five spots left. Please call to register.)

Group 9 — 2:30pm-4:30pm (Only one spot left! Please call to register.)

Saturday, March 5

Group 4 — 9:00am-11:00am (FULL)

Group 5 — 11:30am-1:30pm (FULL)

Group 6 — 2:30pm-4:30pm (Only one spot left! Please call to register.)

Sunday, March 6

Group 10 — 9:00am-11:00am (FULL)

Group 11 — 11:30am-1:30pm (FULL)

Group 12 — 2:30pm-4:30pm (FULL)


Youth Art Education Policy

Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

Museum educators are experienced in creating positive learning environments for all ages and are required to go through a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the studio at the end of class to see what their child has created. All docents and volunteers working with children are also required to go through background checks.

Thank you for understanding our policy and priority on the safety and well-being of participating students.

Refund Policy

The Wiregrass Museum of Art may cancel any class with insufficient enrollment; students will be notified and given a full refund. If a student withdraws at least 1 week before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for the full cost of the class. If a student withdraws 24 hours before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for half the cost of the class. There are no refunds after the start date of class, and membership fees are nonrefundable. Students are not enrolled until complete payment is received.

Terms and Conditions

The Wiregrass Museum of Art reserves the right to photograph and reproduce chosen works publication, publicity, and educational purposes. Participation in this exhibition shall be an agreement on the part of the artist to these conditions. The museum reserves the right to exclude works submitted without appropriate preparation (documentation, mounting hardware, suitable frame/mat, etc.), or which are damaged or incomplete. The museum is not responsible for the safekeeping of any works left in its care ninety (90) days after the close of the exhibition.

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Mask Policy

WMA asks that all campers ages 5 and up wear a mask during their museum visit, including classes and camps. If you don’t have a mask, we can provide one for you. Exceptions can be made for those with documented respiratory or sensory issues. We thank you for protecting your fellow visitors and our staff!

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