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Learn the delicate art of glassblowing

Alexandria, Canada

Experience hosted by Eric

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

Have you ever wondered how glass objects are made?

This is your chance to create your own piece of beautiful art made with liquid glass. Our instructors will introduce you to the exciting and age-old craft of hot glass forming.

By the time your class is completed, you will have made your very own piece of glass to enjoy.

First we will help you to understand the exciting possibilities of glass art and make your choice of colours and deign. Then you will learn about the properties of glass while making a “practice piece". For the main event you will move on to adding colour to the mix and forming your own paperweight, small sculpture, or fanciful flower.

During the 2 hr class for two you will each have 30-45 minutes of one-on-one instruction. All materials are included. In light of COVID 19 all equipment is disinfected after every client. We aim to uphold a safe and sanitary environment

Your 2 works of art need to cool for 1 - 2 days after the class is done. You can either pick up your creation later, or you can have the items mailed to you for the price of shipping to your address.

Instruction is available in English, French, and by arrangement, in Japanese.
Have you ever wondered how glass objects are made?

This is your chance to create your own piece of beautiful art made with liquid glass. Our instructors will introduce you to the exciting and age-old craft of hot glass forming.

By the time your class is completed, you will have made your very own piece of glass to enjoy.

First we will help you to understand the exciting possibilities of glass art and make your…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Only water. There are fine restaurants within feet of the studio and we wou...
  • Equipment
    Safety equipment
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Meet your host, Eric

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Supporting the arts in a non-profit environment has been my dream retirement.

In 2017, with the support of our community I formed Priests Mill Arts Centre as a space for the display and teaching of all arts.

Through our glass experience program, I hope to pass on my passion for beauty to the next generation. http://priestsmill.com/
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About the organization: Priests Mill Arts Centre a committee of Your Arts Council for Cornwall and the Counties



We provide exhibition space, support, and promotion for all visual, literary, and performing arts by regional artists. Sharing our glass experience allows us to support artists of all persuasions. You can learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/PriestsMillArtsCentre/ Or visit our website: http://priestsmill.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/priestsmillarts/ Sales tax HST is included

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Priests Mill Arts Centre a committee of Your Arts Council for Cornwall and the Counties.

Where you'll be

The Glassworks is in the repurposed, centuries-old grist mill that was the center of commerce in Glengarry County at the time Ontario was settled. Located in Alexandria we are about 75 minutes driving or by train

By car: Highway 20 out of Montreal exit Lancaster, North on Hwy 34 to Alexandria, turn left into Mill Square.

By train: From the airport or Central Station, ticketing here:
https://reservia.viarail.ca/search.aspx
Fabio
March 2021
We had great fun! Our instructor, Chloe, was fun and very knowledgeable. The space is full of inspiring glass art and it's not as hot as I was expecting, which is a plus!
Matt
March 2021
My son Nolan loves the art of glass blowing. Chloe gave him and us (my wife) a wonderful introduction to glass blowing. Would definitely recommend this experience to anyone. Thanks for the great experience !!
Line
March 2021
Fantastique atelier de verre. Interactif du début à la fin avec un emphase sur la sécurité pour le premier atelier. Cloé, notre artiste-instructeur était super sympa et d'une patience hors-pair avec toutes nos questions. C'est définitivement à refaire de notre côté.
Fantastique atelier de verre. Interactif du début à la fin avec un emphase sur la sécurité pour le premier atelier. Cloé, notre artiste-instructeur était super sympa et d'une patie…
Justin
February 2021
The class was absolutely amazing. Chloe was very passionate about her work and was great at explaining all the different steps. We would definitely love to come back and do it again.
Addie
December 2020
We really enjoyed learning about and get a greater appreciation for glass blowing! Our pieces turned out very well. One thing that is good to know ahead of time, especially if you are coming from far away is that the finished work needs to go in a kiln overnight so it will have to be picked up another day.
We really enjoyed learning about and get a greater appreciation for glass blowing! Our pieces turned out very well. One thing that is good to know ahead of time, especially if you…
Logan
November 2020
We had a great time learning and we are looking forward to seeing our finished products once they are cooled. We would recommend this experience to friends and family.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Please wear cotton clothing and closed toe shoes