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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!


Online registration is now closed! Please call 334.794.3871 for availability or to add your name to our waitlist. 


This project has been made possible by grants from Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.