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Fun-Time Workshops

Glass Monkey Art Studio invites you on a journey of discovery into the world of glassblowing with our Fun-Time Workshops.

Meet our artists. Have some fun. Learn something new. It all starts with taking the fun-time workshop Intro to Glassblowing. Then take some of the other Fun-Time workshops. These workshops are geared towards the hobbyist and for those who are looking for something fun to do.

We hope you enjoy our hobbyist journey of discovery into the world of glassblowing.

Save $100 if you purchase all six Fun-Time Workshops in advance. If you have already saved money on your first workshop from an online discount deal, you are still eligible for this discount as well.

Fun-Time Workshops

If you have purchased a workshop, register for your workshops now.

If you are wanting to explore flameworking as a hobby, these workshops are for you, but if you are more interested in making a career of glassblowing, check out the 'Income and Education Opportunities' section of our website for the career training workshops.

Intro to Glassblowing Fun-Time Workshop

What is glassblowing? What can be made through glassblowing? How does one stay safe? Can you make money as a glassblower? Can I do this at home? How much fun can glassblowing be? Join us and find out.

Join us for this fact filled fun workshop and discover why we love glassblowing so much. This workshop is required in order to take any of the other Fun-Time workshops. It begins with a group discussion, then one of our artist will perform a few demonstrations, and to top it all off, you will get on the torch and make a set of drink stirrers to take home.

In this workshop we will learn:

  • Health and Safety
  • Studio Operations
  • Tool Usage
  • History of Glassblowing
  • Basics of Glass Manipulation
  • How to Make and Finish a Work of Art

This three hour workshop will certify you to use our studio and qualify you to take any of the other Fun-Time workshops listed below. You will also receive several informative handouts and all the materials needed to make your own work of art.

The cost of this workshop is $100. If you want to reserve your spot in one of next scheduled time slots, register for your workshop now.

For full details and scheduling information go to the Intro to Glassblowing Information Pack

Save $100 if you purchase all six Fun-Time Workshops in advance. If you have already saved money on your first workshop from an online discount deal, you are still eligible for this discount as well.

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Intro to Bead making Fun-Time Workshop

Bead making is a favorite past time for many glassblowers. Let your imagination run free. With so many colors to choose from and a quantum of decorating techniques the possibilities are endless. A person who masters sculpture making can earn money, satisfy that desire to be creative, and make many people smile with appreciation.

Join us for this fact filled fun workshop and discover the in's and out's of bead making. This workshop begins with a group discuss si on, then one of our artist will perform a few demonstrations, and to top it all off, you will get on the torch and make some beads to take home. You are required to take the 'Intro to Glassblowing Fun-Time Workshop' in order to take this workshop.

In this workshop we will learn:

  • Bead making Basics
  • How to Prepare a Bead Mandrel
  • Working with Color Rod
  • Working with Frit
  • Various Decorating Techniques
  • How to Make and Finish Works of Art

This two hour workshop will teach you how to make glass beads from start to finish. You will also receive several informative handouts and all the materials needed to make your own work of art. The cost of this workshop is $100, paid for in advance to reserve your spot in one of next scheduled workshops.

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Intro to Marble Making Fun-Time Workshop

Marbles are a fascinating things to collect and make. Some hold a tiny universe of imagination inside, while others simply catch the eye of the beholder in awe. The person who makes those marbles finds them selves lost in the creative journey of melting glass in the flame. A person who masters marble making can earn money, satisfy that desire to be creative, and make many people smile with appreciation.

Join us for this fact filled fun workshop and discover the in's and out's of marble making. This workshop begins with a group discussion, then one of our artist will perform a few demonstrations, and to top it all off, you will get on the torch and make some beads to take home. You are required to take the 'Intro to Glassblowing Fun-Time Workshop' in order to take this workshop.

In this workshop we will learn:

  • Marble Making Basics
  • How to Use a Marble Mold
  • Working with Color Rod
  • Working with Frit
  • Various Decorating Techniques
  • How to Make and Finish Works of Art

This two hour workshop will teach you how to make glass marbles from start to finish. You will also receive several informative handouts and all the materials needed to make your own work of art. The cost of this workshop is $100, paid for in advance to reserve your spot in one of next scheduled workshops.

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Intro to Sculpture Fun-Time Workshop

Sculptures have always captured the imagination of the admirer and projected the dreams of the artist. From the abstract to the precise, sculptures made of glass are a lot of fun to make. A person who masters sculpture making can earn money, satisfy that desire to be creative, and make many people smile with appreciation.

Join us for this fact filled fun workshop and discover the in's and out's of sculpture making. This workshop begins with a group discussion, then one of our artist will perform a few demonstrations, and to top it all off, you will get on the torch and make a sculpture to take home. You are required to take the 'Intro to Glassblowing Fun-Time Workshop' in order to take this workshop.

In this workshop we will learn:

  • Sculpture Design Basics
  • Planning Your Sculpture
  • Proper Welding Techniques
  • Various Decorating Techniques
  • How to Make and Finish Works of Art

This two hour workshop will teach you how to make glass sculptures from start to finish. You will also receive several informative handouts and all the materials needed to make your own work of art. The cost of this workshop is $100, paid for in advance to reserve your spot in one of next scheduled workshops.

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Intro to Jars and Vessels Fun-Time Workshop

Jars and Vessels are a useful form of functional art. They can can be made in any size and shape. From genie bottles to candle holders the uses are limited to your imagination. A person who masters glass jar and vessel making can earn money, satisfy that desire to be creative, and make many people smile with appreciation.

Join us for this fact filled fun workshop and discover the in's and out's of jar and vessel making. This workshop begins with a group discussion, then one of our artist will perform a few demonstrations, and to top it all off, you will get on the torch and make a jar to take home. You are required to take the 'Intro to Glassblowing Fun-Time Workshop' in order to take this workshop.

In this workshop we will learn:

  • Jar and Vessel Making Basics
  • Planning Your Jars and Vessels
  • Blowing Bladders
  • Working with Color Rod
  • Various Decorating Techniques
  • How to Make and Finish Works of Art

This two hour workshop will teach you how to make glass jars and vessels from start to finish. You will also receive several informative handouts and all the materials needed to make your own work of art. The cost of this workshop is $100, paid for in advance to reserve your spot in one of next scheduled workshops.

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Intro to Pendant Making Fun-Time Workshop

Almost everyone wears a pendant around their neck. A pendant projects a statement to others about the wearer. At Glass Monkey we love pendant making. There are so many fun ways to make them. From implosion flowers to dichroic symbols, tiny wearable jars to tiny sculpture, pendants can be functional as well as beautiful. A person who masters glass pendant making can earn money, satisfy that desire to be creative, and make many people smile with appreciation.

Join us for this fact filled fun workshop and discover the in's and out's of pendant making. This workshop begins with a group discussion, then one of our artist will perform a few demonstrations, and to top it all off, you will get on the torch and make a pendant to take home. You are required to take the 'Intro to Glassblowing Fun-Time Workshop' in order to take this workshop.

In this workshop we will learn:

  • Pendant Making Basics
  • Planning Your Pendant
  • Implosion Basics
  • Loop Making Basics
  • Various Decorating Techniques
  • How to Make and Finish Works of Art

This two hour workshop will teach you how to make glass pendants from start to finish. You will also receive several informative handouts and all the materials needed to make your own work of art. The cost of this workshop is $100, paid for in advance to reserve your spot in one of next scheduled workshops.

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