J. Draper Glass

J. Draper Glass

Saturday Class Descriptions

Explore your understanding of hot molten glass by taking one of our glass blowing classes!
Our glass blowing classes offer a quick & fun hands on opportunity to create a form of your choice. No glass blowing experience is required. All classes begin with a demonstration from the instructor providing ideas for your own creation! These prices reflect our Saturday lessons.

The Solid Hands on Experience

Paperweight  $70
Play with molten glass, tools & color to create your own paperweight! This class teaches you how to melt shards of color, trap bubbles, and twist the glass into a beautiful timeless paperweight. Choose from round, egg or heart shaped.

Dec 02

Paperweight Class

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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$70

Sun Catcher  $75
This ever popular class teaches you how to roll into color, heat, flatten, and twist the glass into a functional sun catcher, ceiling pull chain or pendant. Each participant makes 2 sun catchers in this class.

Dec 02

Sun Catcher Class

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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$75

Critter $85
Sculpt molten glass into a unique critter! Learn how to roll into color, heat, twist, pull, and pinch the glass to form the body of a creature. With added eyeballs and a mouth, it comes to life! Bring out your inner childhood! Prerequisite for this class must be over 12 years old.

Dec 09

Critter Class

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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$85

Blown Hands on Experience

Ornament or Jumbo Globe  $95
This class shows clear examples of the blown side of glass. Learn how to roll into color, heat and expand the glass with the breath of your air. Each participant makes 2 ornaments or one large party globe.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Pumpkin  $90
Create your own blown pumpkin to treasure, display and talk about for years. Learn how to roll into color, heat, pinch & paddle the glass to create your pumpkin. Watch it grow with the breath of your air! The pumpkin is finished by topping it off with a curly stem.

Dec 02

Blown Pumpkin Class

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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$90

Flower Vase $150
This is our “opened bubble” class where you learn how to roll into color, heat, shape, blow and expand the glass bubble with your breath. Using gravity, centrifugal force and the jacks (the glassblower’s favorite tool), elongate the bubble into a vase or drinking vessel of your choice.

Dec 02

Flower Vase Class

December 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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$150

Spin It Out $150
This is our platter making class! Learn how to roll into color, heat, blow and expand the glass bubble with your breath. Use the jacks (the glassblower’s favorite tool) to open your bubble, then adding heat & centrifugal force, watch the magic happen as you spin the bubble open into a beautiful platter.

Dec 09

Spin It Out

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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$150

Private Events. We also offer seasonal workshops, group & family outings, birthday parties, date night & anniversaries, wedding parties, field trips, private lessons and team building workshops. Let us customize a package for you.

The following classes allow the student to handle hot glass more independently:

A Bit Closer—two week class $250

This is an introduction to glass blowing techniques and the glass blowers tools. Students will gather, shape and blow glass bubbles to make basic forms. A drinking vessel and flower vase is an example of what a student could make. Four hour class meets for two weeks, two hours per session. Prerequisite to take this class is one class from the Solid & Blown Hands on experiences. 4 people maximum.

The Gather—four week class $475

Students explore more complicated techniques and learn to work more independently. Learn how to create additional features to your forms such as handles or decorative bits. Eight-hour class meets for four weeks, two hours per session. Prerequisite to take this class is one class of each from the Solid & Blown Hands on experiences and A bit closer- two week class. 4 people maximum.