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Liquid Arts Glassblowing Experience

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 53 reviews.Colorado Springs, United States

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Experience hosted by Elev8

4 hours
Includes food, tickets, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You will learn the basics of lampworking AKA glassblowing. The main difference is glassblowing is done with a very large oven called a glory hole, while lampworking uses a torch. This is a 4-hour class and about 1 hour is spent training you on safety and techniques. This is split up throughout the experience. You will spend about a full 3 hours on the torch playing with molten glass. In the class, we can go over basic items like an implosion or a mushroom marble, pendants, glass ice cubes and other more simple to make items. Glassblowing is freaking fun and amazing, but it is not easy at the start. Be warned, you may experience too much fun, melting glass in fire is just plain cool! Another project we have been working on to incorporate is trying to make a pipe with you for a small added cost. It takes a good amount of time to make one from scratch so we have pre-made pipe slugs you can pick from so we can whip it up and potentially add a marble you made to it in a timely fashion. The pre-made slugs do cost a little extra as it takes more labor, but you get a really cool extra special piece. With this added option the teacher will be the one making the pipe towards the end of the class if not after the class so all who still need help can get the help they need.

We use an ozone generator nightly to sanitize the work facility to ensure a healthy work zon
You will learn the basics of lampworking AKA glassblowing. The main difference is glassblowing is done with a very large oven called a glory hole, while lampworking uses a torch. This is a 4-hour class and about 1 hour is spent training you on safety and techniques. This is split up throughout the experience. You will spend about a full 3 hours on the torch playing with molten glass. In the class, we can go over basic items like an implosion…

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What's included

  • Food
    We have a vending machine with snackes and drinks
  • Tickets
    Get a 20% discount card that can be used at either one of our sister headsh...
  • Equipment
    When you come grab an Elev8 shirt for 50% off. That's only $10 for a dope...
From $120
/ person
Sun, Oct 25
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$120 per person
$120 per person
Sat, Oct 31
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$120 per person
$120 per person
Sun, Nov 1
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$120 per person
$120 per person

Meet your host, Elev8

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 53 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a self-taught glass artist that started nearly 15 years ago. We have a 14 station studio and 3 lathes. This is a working studio so there could be glassblowers working near you also. We make all the glass for the Silver Surfer Vaporizer and Elev8 Premier Glass that we sell worldwide. You will either be working with Sean H., Jeff E. or me, Steve:).
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Where you'll be

The Elev8 Premier Liquid Arts Experience takes place at the Elev8 Premier Glass Studio. You will have your own torch and will be working with one of the coolest instructors on the planet with tons of glass passion.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 53 reviews.

Matthew
October 2020
Absolutely awesome experience. Everyone at the Elev8 shop made us feel really welcome from the moment we arrived. Our instructor was very knowledgeable and friendly. While there was obviously some instruction time where he showed us techniques, a lot of the time was spent actually melting glass with a torch and making different items. This was a top notch experience. I HIGHLY recommend Elev8 for this course and for really neat glass pieces. I would be down to take a second course if I get back to Colorado again.
Absolutely awesome experience. Everyone at the Elev8 shop made us feel really welcome from the moment we arrived. Our instructor was very knowledgeable and friendly. While there wa…
Ashley
September 2020
Such an awesome experience that you can’t really get anywhere else. We left with unique pendants that we made ourselves. I highly recommend giving this a try!
Ty
September 2020
My friend and I had an awesome time here. Saw it in passing and it ended up being one of the highlights of our trip. We definitely felt like part of the family for a day! It was an all-around awesome experience! Very inviting space and employees, patient teacher, and A1 hospitality... They also love Vets! 10 out of 10 would do it again 👌🏾
My friend and I had an awesome time here. Saw it in passing and it ended up being one of the highlights of our trip. We definitely felt like part of the family for a day! It was an…
Annette
February 2020
Shawn was a wonderful artist and excellent teacher. My wife. Son, and I set this class to for a unique family activity. Glass work is mesmerizing and completely fun for science enthusiasts too. We were able to actually melt glass and create a marble and piece of jewelry. I highly recommend this experience for anyone looking for a new craft with endless possibilities. We also were able to purchase One of a kind beautiful glass art while we were there. A truly fascinating experience.
Shawn was a wonderful artist and excellent teacher. My wife. Son, and I set this class to for a unique family activity. Glass work is mesmerizing and completely fun for science e…
Alison
February 2020
My boyfriend and I had an amazing time and learned a lot through the guidance provided during our experience. The team was very professional, friendly and fun to hangout with. Would definitely recommend!
Saje
January 2020
Super cool experience! The staff was awesome, they were very helpful and genuine. They truly want you to enjoy your experience and leave with some cool pieces. Highly recommended!

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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 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

You will be working in a working glass studio. There may be blowers working around you. Have fun watching them, just stand out of there way as they are unpredictable animals :)

What to bring

If it is cold outside, it WILL be cold inside. We have a massive ventilation system.

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