The Redmond School of Glass places education at the center of our mission. Our classes are designed to be interesting and challenging to all students, whether a novice or professional. Would you like a class as a team builder for your team, or a way to celebrate a special occasion? Contact us and we’ll be happy to work with you.
One Time Classes
Ornaments/Float Class: Intro to Glassblowing
Duration: 2 hours
Age: 9 to 99
The Intro to Glassblowing: Ornament/Float class is a great chance to experience glass blowing. We allow students to do most of the process — giving you the chance to apply the color of your choice, heat the glass in the glory hole, shape the piece with a block, and put in the Jack line to remove your piece from the pipe. A second person will blow out your piece.
Paperweight Class: Intro to Glassblowing
Duration: Up to 2.5 hours
Age: 11 to 99
The Intro to Glassblowing: Paperweights class is a great beginners class to see how molten glass feels and evolves. In this class, you’ll have the opportunity to manipulate color and glass to create swirls and bubbles, while also trying advanced color techniques, like picking up dichroic color from a 900 degree oven. Paperweights also make great gifts!
Make Your Own Bowl Class
Duration: Up to 2.5 hours
Age: 12 to 99
Looking to get more up close with the glass? Sign up for our Make Your Own Bowl class, where you will shape a floppy bowl with the assistance of an expert instructor. You’ll spend two hours using traditional glassblowing techniques to create your own floppy bowl. You will blow glass, transfer the piece to a punty, open it up, and shape it into your specific form. Classes are typically slow and you’ll work with other attendees on some critical steps.
Make Your Own Vase Class
Duration: Up to 2 hours
Age: 13 to 99
Have you tried out our Bowl class and find yourself craving more heat? Then this is the class for you! The Make Your Own Vase class uses some of the skills you acquired in our bowl class, but applies them in different ways as you precisely open the glass to create a vase. Like all of our classes, this is incredibly hands-on, and you should be prepared for the heat!
Make Your Own Pumpkin Workshop
Class is only offered September through November. This year make yourself an everlasting pumpkin by coming into the Redmond School of Glass and making your very own glass pumpkin. During this class, you will have the opportunity to get as hands on as you are comfortable with your pumpkin. You’ll choose one of six stunning colors, apply the color and melt it in at the glory hole. The instructor will help create the ridges of the pumpkin and apply metallic frit to the edges — and then you’ll melt this in. You’ll shape it, put the Jack line in, while another student blows it out into its shape while you guide it. In the last — and possibly best — step, you’ll take the blowtorch into your own hands and blast the entire thing with fire!
Class is only offered during March & April.
Celebrate spring with your own custom keepsake Easter egg to add to your collection! Using custom made murrini, students create the design for the outer egg. The inside will have a swirl of dichroic glass.
Payment is required upon registration. Online registration requires credit card payment. For events and classes booked directly with our office, we accept cash, credit cards & personal checks.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations for one time classes and seasonal workshops must be received 48 hours in advance. Other classes and events follow their specific cancellation policy.
Liability: Unless otherwise specified, students must be 9+ years of age. Students under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign a Redmond School of Glass issued liability release form. All students are required to complete an injury release agreement. Students must inform Redmond School of Glass, at the time of registration, if they have special requirements due to health related conditions.