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Glass Blowing Classes in Denver
Glass Class Denver provides private and group glass blowing classes for people with little to no experience. Our lessons are perfect for those who aspire to experience the art of glassblowing in a laid back, stress free, and safe environment. We cater to everyone, regardless of their previous exposure to glassblowing.
Register for a class by yourself, with a loved one, or with a small group of friends. Have fun learning glass blowing techniques in a safe environment and create your own piece of art with the guidance of a seasoned expert. We have many projects to chose from and can even guarantee your results.
Denver Based Glass Blowing Courses
Glass Blowing Experience
Our most popular glass blowing class caters to individuals or small groups, regardless of their level of expertise, and guarantees an enjoyable and stress free experience. The class introduces the fundamentals of glass blowing, and you will be presented with a range of project options to choose from. Our instructor will provide you with the necessary guidance and support throughout the entire process, ensuring that your artwork turns out to be a beautiful souvenir of the experience.Book Now
Meet Your Instructor
Your instructor, Jon Wade, has over a decade of experience in the art of glassblowing and is the founder of Denver-based glass company and studio, Wizard Glass. He has trained with several experts in the field and has even been highlighted in The Flow Magazine. His professional but laid back attitude makes for a relaxing but informative and fun experience.Learn More
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Glass Blowing Experiences & Events
Are you interested in the art of glass blowing? Our Denver-based glass blowing events are tailored to provide novice enthusiasts with a safe and controlled introduction to this exciting art form. Our spacious studio boasts of a professional ambiance that is perfect for sparking creativity. Additionally, we offer top-of-the-line safety equipment, torches, and a wide range of colors and materials to make your experience truly exceptional.
Glass Blowing Date Night
Experience a date night you won't forget! This class offers a distinctive opportunity to combine the color preferences and contributions of two individuals, resulting in a huge, one-of-a-kind, double-sided marble collaboration.Book Now
Glass Blowing Birthday Bash
Looking for the ideal experience for your artistic and creative friend? Look no further! With our private glass blowing birthday class, you and your special guest can create a unique piece of art.Book Now
Corporate Team Building Glass Blowing Event
Bring your colleagues together for a unique team building activity! Come together with your coworkers to learn the basic of glass blowing and create pieces of glass art to take home as a souvenir.Learn More
Glass Blowing Class FAQs
What is the glass blowing process?
Glass blowing is a traditional method of shaping molten glass into various objects using a combination of breath, tools, and techniques. It has been practiced for centuries and is still used today by skilled artisans and glassblowers. It has been featured lately in popular television shows such as Blown Away on Netflix.
The glass blowing process typically involves the following steps:
1. Preparation: The glassblower starts by selecting a rod or tube that will be shaped into the final art, they then attach that piece to a blow tube, which is a long hollow tube also used as a handle.
2. Coloring: The glass blower then selects the colors to add to the blank and begins the coloring process using small pieces of colored glass called frit. Over 50 colors are available to customize your glass in an infinate range of patterns and combinations.
3. Shaping: Once the color has been added and the glass is reheated in the flame, the glassblower begins shaping it using various tools. These tools can include graphite blocks, brass tooling, jacks (pincers), shears, and paddles.
4. Blowing: To create hollow glass objects, the glassblower introduces air into the molten glass through the blowtube. They blow gently into the tube while simultaneously shaping and manipulating the glass. The trapped air causes the molten glass to expand, taking on the desired shape.
5. Additional shaping and detailing: After shaping, the glassblower can continue decorating the glass using tools or by blowing into it again. They may use specialized tools to create patterns, textures, or intricate designs on the surface of the glass. Gilson opals can also be added in this stage for a special touch.
6. Annealing: Once the glass object is shaped to the final form, it is placed in an annealing oven or kiln. The annealing process involves slowly cooling the glass over a period of 7 hours at a controlled rate to relieve any internal stresses and make it more durable. This gradual cooling helps prevent the glass from cracking or shattering due to thermal stress.
The glass blowing process requires skill, experience, and precision to create a wide range of glass objects, including pendants, marbles, plant holders, plant watering globes, ornaments, and more. It is a delicate and intricate art form that has been passed down through generations of glassblowers. At Glass Class Denver we have done our best to simplify the process and make it as accessible as possible, even to the point where we can guarantee your success in creating whatever project you chose!
What is an Opal Add On?
You may choose to use Gilson opals by enclosing them in glass and incorporating them into your project in different ways. It is the perfect way to take your project to the next level. After encasing your chosen opal the glass that surrounds it magnifies its appearance and concentrates light on the surface, adding to its charm. Our opals come in a wide range of colors, including fire black, cotton candy, and the rare blood orange. They serve as the centerpiece of your artwork and give it a stunning, glittering touch.
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What can we make in our class blowing class?
Projects include: Air plant terrariums, plant watering globes, marbles, pendants, pipes, shot glasses, and candle holders. We are always adding to these projects and are even open to your unique ideas if you have a special project in mind.