Join us at JDraper Glass where we provide live entertainment in the warm studio- offering narrated glassblowing demonstrations. The team of JDraper Glass will take you on a journey and share their passion for this hot molten medium as they skillfully pull molten blobs of glowing glass from a furnace of 2150°F then shape it into vases, bowls, or sculptures. Allow one hour for your visit.
Watching this ancient skill, you will gain an appreciation for the hot glass medium. The glassblowing technique was discovered by the Romans around 50 B.C. and many techniques and tools used by glassmakers today are thousands of years old. The experience will include solid & blown demonstrations. Our glass team will narrate their process, and they welcome questions about glass blowing.
$12 per person, this includes live demonstrations with narration and seating for all. Add a gift made from the studio for an additional $12 per person.
Family & Group Outings
Group & Family Outings. Perfect for Guys or Girls Night Out too.
The JDraper Glass studio provides the hottest entertainment in Peoria! Bring your group to the studio for a memorable gathering. Get your creative juices flowing and join the fun by making your own! With great guidance each participant will play with this wonderful molten material to create a finished work of art!
Make your own
Paperweights - Sun Catchers - Ornaments - Party Globes (grapefruit size) - Garden Globes (bowling ball size) - Stemless glasses- Flower Vases- Smooch Bowls- Fruit or Popcorn Bowls- Platters
We offer combination packages and specific projects for groups with more than 12 people. Let us know what size of a group you have so we can recommend a project that works for your timeframe.
For groups larger than 8 people we can provide catering for your event.
Team Building Workshops
This day is designed to create an understanding of the American studio movement of hot glass. This understanding will be used in exercises configured to build trust and better communication amongst co-workers, which will result in a healthier work environment.
Over the course of the afternoon, your team will work together in the glass studio to complete a project. This experience will build foundation of trust, while co-workers have the opportunity to socialize in an inspiring and unique environment. With guided instruction, Jeremie and her team will help to instill an appreciation for the value of teamwork as well as listening and communication skills. The final sculpture can be displayed in your work area serving as a reminder of this unique team building experience.
We have a variety of breakout rooms for presentations, gift exchanges and dinners. We offer complete catering from snacks and desserts to complete meals. Enjoy a demonstration or a hands on experience for your group. All of our gifts are presented in a gift bag with a card that comes with a custom message. We ship too!
School Field Trips and Charter Group Demonstrations
Hot Glass Education Field Trips at JDraper Glass
Join us in the JDraper Glass studio where we provide artist & educational entertainment in the warm studio offering live, narrated glassblowing demonstrations. The team of JDraper Glass will take your children on a journey and share their passion about this hot molten medium as the glass blowers skillfully pull molten blobs of glowing glass from a furnace of 2150°F and shape it into vases, bowls, or sculptures.
Watching this ancient medium, you will gain an appreciation for glassblowing. The glassblowing technique was discovered by the Romans around 50 B.C. and many of the techniques and tools used by glassmakers today have been used for thousands of years. The experience will include solid & blown demonstrations from our glass team to include narration and Q&A.
$12 per person, this includes live demonstrations with narration and seating for all.
Glass Take-Away. Add a gift made from the studio for an additional $12 per person.
Make your own. We have special prices that are honored with a field trip.
Paperweight- Blown Ornament- Suncatcher- Flower
The glass blowers will provide a demonstration, giving ideas, such as twisting, pinching and cutting the glass to make shapes and patterns. With guided instruction you choose your colors and we give you an awesome experience!
Experience a very special date this year at J. Draper Glass.
Let the team of J. Draper Glass mesmerize you with hot glass demonstrations for a greater understanding of the art of fire with hand blown glass.
Play together & understand how soft the glass is to make your creations. Each experience offers unique techniques to create your masterpiece. Learn how to roll into frit (crushed colored glass), pick up chards, twist, tool, press and cut the soft glass. Watch the bubbles expand with your own breath as you help each other shape & blow the glass. With great guidance, have a hands-on experience with hot glass to treasure for years.
Plan your party with us!
Whatever the occasion you are planning for let us provide you with an awesome experience. Let us customize a package to meet your individual needs. We providing catering for groups larger than 8 people. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 309-339-6244 to discuss your idea.
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Prior to starting any classes, the Terms & Conditions and Waiver & Release forms will need to be completed and signed.