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Location: Gowanus, Brooklyn
103 14th St
Btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11215 (Map)
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Class Information

  • Class Level: Beginner
  • Age Requirements: 18 and older
  • Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this glass blowing class:

Learn the basics of gathering, blocking, and applying color in this lively introductory workshop.

Paperweights are a wonderful way to begin working with hot glass. Hand made paperweights are a timeless addition to any collection and are sure to be treasured by the whole family.

No experience necessary.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made outside thirty (30) business days from the class start date are eligible for a full refund less a 20% processing fee. We will apply any paid tuition to a future class for cancellations made outside thirty (30) business days of the class start date. Students are responsible for any remaining balance for transferred tuition. Refunds and Tuition Transfers are not granted for any cancellations made within thirty (30) business days from the first day of class, or for withdrawals. If we cancel a class, a full refund will be granted for tuition.

Teacher: Brooklynglass Instructors

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Our instructors are all professional practicing artists who share a passion for teaching. Specializing in glassblowing, neon, flameworking and coldworking, our diverse faculty is comprised of expert creative artists and craftspeople from around the world.

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Brooklyn Glass
Gowanus, Brooklyn
103 14th St
Btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11215

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School: Brooklyn Glass

Brooklyn Glass assists the creative community by providing a studio environment for students, aspiring artists, and professionals working with glass. We are an advocate of the creative process, form, and innovative ideas. Brooklyn Glass enriches the cultural landscape and engages a vast creative community...

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Reviews of Classes at Brooklyn Glass

(74 Reviews)


Attended: Paperweights

Maria K. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Paperweights

Gina D. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Paperweights

This class was awesome! Everyone got to make 2 paperweights, and some got to make three. They showed us a variety of different techniques, and walked us individually through the process of actually achieving them. There were 3 instructors for our 9 student class. The facility is very clean and well organized -- everything thing is where it is for a reason. After an overview of the process and picking out what colors/techniques we wanted to use, we split up into three groups. Each person took a turn to make their paperweight with the supervision, guidance, and help of the instructor; you get their full attention when it's your turn. I happened to work with a different instructor on each of the three pieces I made; each one taught a bit differently, but they were all great. One of them was a lot better at giving verbal cues for where I should be. Another was great because she fell back more and let me do more of the work with just verbal instructions rather than assistance, even if it took a little longer and looked a little lumpier in the process. I am very happy with the facility, instructors, and curriculum. The other students were very nice as well. I've recommended it to every friend I've seen since I took the class -- and to every one on facebook. It is completely worth the price.


Attended: Intro to Neon Weekend

If you are interested in learning how to work with neon, take this class. I drove 3 hours from Cape May, New Jersey and stayed at a hotel for the weekend. (By the way, the La Quinta Hotel is right across the street from the studio if you are coming from out of town.) I was in a class of 5 students. Our instructor David made sure he understood what each of us wanted to accomplish through this class. He then worked with us, as a group at first and then individually giving each of us help and instruction to reach our specific goal. The first day we learned the basics of bending, filling and shop safety. We each made a working neon light that we kept. Day two we each picked a project and worked individually with plenty of one-on-one from the instructor and his assistant. The shop is clean and well equipped. The instructor and assistant were there early and stayed late both days. I would highly recommend this class, and I'm really glad I took it myself.


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

Highly recommend.


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

While this course is useful and necessary to anyone, like myself, with no prior experience of glassblowing, it resulted in a poor outcome for me. The primary reason for the negative review was the not-to-experienced instructor, who failed to manage the time of the class properly. While another small group of 3 students was able to accomplish 2 pieces of work for each student in the allotted class time, my instructor permitted 1 of our group's 3 students to make an elaborate, time consuming piece, thereby leaving little time for the 2nd student, and no time for me, to create a second piece. This is not good for future business. Had I been in the group with the more efficient instructor, I would have jumped at the chance to sign up for additional courses. Now, I'm not so sure. If you take this course, be sure to ask for an instructor who is a member of staff.


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

It's definitely a fun class! The instructor I got teamed up with was pretty straightforward, he only talked when he needed to tell you the next step. Definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to try this medium...so much fun!!!


Attended: Neon Weekend

Marcus Poston gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

PETER ACERENZA gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Neon Weekend

David was totally AMAZING!!! I loved his class and learned so much. He is a true genius and more than an expert in the art of neon. Plus, he was so helpful- and very NICE! I hope to take another neon class soon!!!


Attended: Intro to Glassblowing Weekend

Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

great


Attended: Neon Weekend

Inspiring class. The first day is just spent getting to know the equipment, getting the feel for bending, and seeing how the tubes are filled and prepared. The second day things really take off with practice joining and bending to templates, and topped off by completing a project you choose. For the last week all I could think about is what I'll do if I ever get the free time to rent space at the studio. You will never look at neon signs the same way again.


Attended: Blown Glass Ornaments

Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Neon Weekend

Lawrence A. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: From the Heart

Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Neon Weekend

Julide T. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Neon Weekend

Brittany S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Neon Weekend

Paul O. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Intro to Glassblowing

Jesse W. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

Ariana D. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

Elizabeth G. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Flameworking Weekend

I felt that the teacher was very knowledgeable and fun to learn from. The facility was clean and very roomy. The class was set up before I got there, which made it easy to jump right in. The people there were all so nice. I had a great time and learned a lot


Attended: Intro to Glassblowing

Cody M. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Marble Making

Zubaida R. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

Alex G. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Neon Weekend

David and Kate are amazing. Easily the coolest class I've taken


Attended: Introduction to Neon

Anonymous gave this class 2 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

Dena L. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

Really fun birthday gift for my husband. Our creations weren't the prettiest but I would still highly recommend this class. All the instructors were lovely. Note that you can't take your glassware homework you that day due to the cooling process, so be ready to come back the nxt day to collect them.


Attended: Intro to Glassblowing

Esteban is a great teacher. I now have a solid foundation of glassblowing skills to build on!


Attended: Marble Making

Angela D. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Intro to Glassblowing Weekend

Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Introduction to Neon

Kyle B. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Neon Weekend

Sarah K. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

Great class. The instructors were very good and it was a lot of fun. I'm planning on going back to learn more.


Attended: Intro to Glassblowing

Molly M. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Introduction to Glassblowing

Ashley R. gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Introduction to Glassblowing

Joshua E. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Introduction to Glassblowing

Such an awesome class! The instructors were extremely knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. We had ample time to learn and try our hand at projects like making flowers, bowls, and glasses. Really cool studio and experience. 5 stars!


Attended: Neon Weekend

David is great teacher, spending time with everyone to teach as much as possible in time and sharing many quality stories and wisdom bombs!


Attended: Marble Making

Saera K. gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Pumpkins

Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Pumpkins

Esteban was an excellent teacher and the class was very fun!


Attended: Pumpkins

Gabrielle B. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Neon Weekend

Barrett D. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Intro to Glassblowing

Michelle and the other instructors are skilled artists who are excited to share their passion. I looked foreard to each class and was able to try a variety of techniques. My apartment full of glass objects is a testament to their teaching ability. Highly recommend this course and anything else at Brooklyn Glass.


Attended: Introduction to Glassblowing

Erin H. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

Gregory B. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

Shannon H. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

Jiangyi Q. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Neon Weekend

Caitlin R. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Neon Weekend

Mohammad A. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Neon Weekend

Carrie S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Neon Weekend

Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Blown Glass Ornaments

This was a great class - the instructors were amazing!! The only thing I wish was that we would have made more ornaments. We made one - but also got to make a bowl, and 2 flowers. It was great, I just wish I had more ornaments... :(


Attended: Blown Glass Ornaments

Arthur J. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Blown Glass Ornaments

Brett T. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Make a Plate

Elena L. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

Fantastically interesting, hands on, we made lots of pieces. Everyone was welcomed, looked after. A brilliant day!


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

This class was incredible! A very well designed class where we learned how to use the tools through instruction and application. Each piece we created built on the previous one. It was wonderful! I will recommend it to friends. Alison De Noia


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

Katherine G. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Introduction to Glassblowing

Great experience! Made lots of cool stuff!


Attended: Introduction to Glassblowing

Instructors made it easy to create pieces right away. Unlike any other art form I've tried. Really liked it.


Attended: Glassblowing Workshop

Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

I loved this class. I hesitated for a long time because of the cost, but I think it was worth it in the end. Our class ratio was 3 students per 1 teacher, which worked out ok, however, I would have preferred 2 to 1. You do have to spend some time waiting for your turn while the others go. The instructors were kind and supportive, patient, and positive. I appreciated their teaching style and all the help they gave me in creating my mug.


Attended: Marble Making

It was great! I learn a lot! The teacher was informative and patient, great for any glass beginner


Attended: Glassblowing Workshop

Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Glassblowing Workshop

Elaine H. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Mug and Glassblowing Workshop

Alexandra A. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Introduction to Neon

Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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