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Liquid Arts Glassblowing Experience

Colorado Springs, United States

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 zone
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…

Elev8's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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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 $125
/ person
Sat, Apr 24
$125 per person
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$125 per person
Sun, Apr 25
$125 per person
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$125 per person
Sat, May 1
$125 per person
$125 per person

Meet your host, Elev8

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 70 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. When you come PULL ON THE DOOR HARD. Our exhaust is strong, so the door feels locked. PULL ON THE DOOR HARD.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 70 reviews.

Sarah
March 2021
Awesome experience to be able to learn the basic techniques of glassblowing, would be nice if mask wear/social distancing was more enforced during the class time and sitting areas were more available.
Brenda
March 2021
We had a great time at Elev8! We had plenty of time to learn and explore with the glass along with good instruction. Definitely a memorable afternoon!
Andrew
March 2021
Awesome experience. Great crew, very knowledgeable, very approachable, and a great balance of safety and freedom to play with the glass. They also have an amazing program supporting veterans. Highly recommend.
Lindsey
February 2021
We had an amazing experience! Everyone in the glass studio is very friendly. We had an amazing teacher. Definitely a must do if your in town or even if your not. We drove 2 hours for this experience and it was definitely worth it!
Kershia
February 2021
This by far has been one of the best days out I've had in Colorado Springs. The instructor was friendly and you could tell he knew his stuff and really enjoys his work. He took the time to carefully demonstrate and gave me plenty of opportunity to practice all while teaching me about glass blowing. The owner is lovely as well and stopped by to chat and I left with a goody bag of cool stuff as well as the glasswork I got to make. 10/10 would absolutely recommend and will definitely come back!
This by far has been one of the best days out I've had in Colorado Springs. The instructor was friendly and you could tell he knew his stuff and really enjoys his work. He took the…
Josh
February 2021
We came looking for a fun thing to do in Colorado Springs since it was going to be cold and boy did we find it. We got the opportunity to make different objects out of glass and the staff was so helpful and friendly! They not only helped us with our work but genuinely cared to get to know us. Elev8 definitely brought the heat!
We came looking for a fun thing to do in Colorado Springs since it was going to be cold and boy did we find it. We got the opportunity to make different objects out of glass and th…

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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.

What to bring

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

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