We want you to have the best experience with Redmond School of Glass from the first moment of contact. So please take a moment and carefully review our instructions below and then reach out if you have additional questions.
To use your Groupon, register for a class using our online registration system. Class times are also listed on our online calendar. Remember, the Groupon applies exclusively to the Ornament/Float class, so please refer to those times only.
When you find a time that works for you, click on the Booking Form. You’ll fill in all of your information and select the number of people to attend (your Groupon will be for either 1 or 2 people) and add it to your cart. You’ll fill in all of your information on the last page.
See where it asks for the Promo/Voucher Code on the “review your order” page? It is referring to this:
That’s what you are going to enter for your Groupon voucher number. If you have more than one, just separate them with a comma. Once you have entered the Groupon voucher number(s), click Apply. The system will apply the Groupon to the balance. You will have no balance due and no credit card will be required if your Groupon covers all attendees.
Hit Submit when you’ve completed this Booking Form. You will receive an email confirmation- typically right away. Occasionally there’s a hiccup, however, so don’t worry if it takes a couple hours. If, by the next day, you have received no email confirmation- please contact us at: [email protected].
Common Groupon Questions
Can I schedule an appointment for....?
We don’t make appointments. Instead, we make reservations for spots in our group classes. Note that these classes are not one-on-one classes, but group classes. The predetermined class times listed on our online calendar are the only class times available. We are both an educational institution as well as a production studio, so we’ve set up times based upon both equipment and instructor availability.
What do we make in this class?
Each person has their choice between making an ornament or float. The steps are identical up until the very last step that the instructor finishes off the piece with either a flat glass bottom or a glass loop.
Can I make a bowl? Paperweight? Something else?
Unfortunately, no. This class is a group class where everyone makes either an ornament or float. The way we’re able to ensure that you are as hands on as possible and truly making your piece is by doing a demonstration at the beginning of the session. For the Groupon class, we demo an ornament/float, therefore this is the only option for students attending this class.
How far in advance should we book?
Typically as far in advance as you can. We do tend to sell out 2-3 weeks in advance.
I'm looking a month or two out and I don't see any classes. Will you have classes then?
If you are looking into the distance for a class and see nothing on the calendar- don’t worry- it doesn’t mean we won’t have classes. We tend to add classes to our calendar about 4-6 weeks in advance. Slowly but surely this time is getting longer as our calendar gets full. If you have a specific date in mind- it never hurts to reach out via email and ask about it.
However- please note- we typically do close for 4 weeks during mid-to-late summer for equipment maintenance (and due to outside temperatures being higher and more uncomfortable).
How long is the class?
This class lasts up to 2 hours. There may be a chance you finish sooner depending on your spot on the list to make the piece, the instructors, and how the group is doing with the project.
Is this class appropriate for kids?
To participate in the activity, your child must be 9 or older. We make no exceptions to this rule, as our liability insurance does not allow us to teach students under the age of 9. Their skin is more delicate, they cannot hold as much weight, and it is simply not worth the risk of anything happening.
In addition- an adult must accompany all kids up to the age of 14. You may not leave your children in our class unattended. There must be a supervising, responsible adult.
Will I be able to bring my project home after class?
Pieces need to cool slowly for approximately 14 hours, so they need to remain at the studio until this process is complete. We ask that students pick up their pieces after 3pm the following day. Because we are closed Monday, students attending class on Sunday can pick up their projects Tuesday during business hours.
We hope we’ve been able to answer all your questions. Refer to our FAQ for more information about our classes or programs.
Please be sure to book your appointment as soon as you see a date that works for you! We’d hate for you to miss out on the perfect spot for your schedule. And give us a call or email us if you still have questions. We want glassblowing to be a great, top notch experience for you.