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Brooklyn Glass

Brooklyn Glass

Art
Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York
(277 Reviews)

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 within the five boroughs of New York City.

Brooklyn Glass is a unique resource for artists and craftsmen working in the New York City area. Our facility and comprehensive programming create an environment unlike any other that supports the exchange of thought and technique. As an organization, we seek to promote innovation, education, and the studio practice of our community. We believe in developing and maintaining a sustainable creative environment in which ideas can flourish.

FAQs

What are some of your most popular classes that you offer on CourseHorse?  
Our most popular classes are Tumbler, Neon Weekend, and One-day Glassblowing.  

How long have you been in business? Can you share a bit more about your history? 
Brooklyn Glass officially opened the doors to the public in 2011. Since then, we have welcomed glass-workers from all over to hone their skills as well as students who are interested in picking up a new art form.  

What is your average class size? 
Our average class size is 6–9 students. 

What is your typical student like? What are their goals? 
Our students are typically diversed: college students, parents, kids, couples, etc. Overall, they all share the similar desire to try a new art form and learn a new skill. 

Can you recommend activities to do in the neighborhood before or after class?  
I would recommend Table 87 (fabulous pizza place/bar located on 3rd Avenue and 9th Street in Brooklyn). We have had many students and workshop attendees head over there after the course is over.

Reviews of Brooklyn Glass

(277 Reviews)
Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses

7/18/2018
Melissa W.

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses


The class was lots of fun and the instructors were all fantastic. I didn’t give 5 stars because I think there was a lot of wasted time for a “lunch break” and 1/2 demonstration which took place at the end of the day

One Day Glassblowing Workshop

7/15/2018
Anonymous

Attended: One Day Glassblowing Workshop


Great instructors! Very hands on learning experience and a lot of fun!

Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses

7/3/2018
Anna F.

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses


Instructors were very technically skilled, personally fun to work with, and very patient with us newbies. The class was broken down into steps designed to gradually build on skill and use what was learned in each previous step. I loved the work, the process and the pieces i made. It was definitely great fun in a friendly supportive environment. Go Brooklyn Glass!

Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses

7/2/2018
Esther M.

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses


I am happy that I took this class. The instructors are very knowledgeable and patient and present the techniques in a way that makes it feel manageable. I was nervous at first but there is a lot of support from the instructors as you are learning the various steps. It was fun to learn something totally new and gain an appreciation for the intricacies of blowing and shaping glass.

Free Form Vessels

6/10/2018
Yelena P.

Attended: Free Form Vessels


It was a great experience. I loved it very much and grateful to my teacher Alex for such wonderful class!

Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses

5/31/2018
Dana D.

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses


Truth be told, I learned that glass blowing is not my forte. I found the class to be fairly stressful because I realized I have a fear of 2600 degree furnaces! That being said, the instructors, and especially David, were amazingly patient with my nerves and helpful throughout. The class size was small enough that I had a lot of one on one instruction. Miraculously, I left the class with an amazing and fully functional tumbler. Never been more proud of something I crafted!

One Day Glassblowing Workshop

5/28/2018
Karen B.

Attended: One Day Glassblowing Workshop


Really loved it!

One Day Glassblowing Workshop

5/20/2018
Rick M.

Attended: One Day Glassblowing Workshop


Our instruct Estabon was excellent Very patient with us

Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses

5/14/2018
Jimmy M.

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses


Overall, this was a very enjoyable experience. The class consisted of a mix of demonstrations of what was possible with glass, hands on work creating glass objects and touring and understanding the facilities at Brooklyn Glass. I had no idea how glass blowing worked going in, and left with a very clear picture of the overall process. The instructor let us known early on that making a tumbler is a pretty advanced piece of glass blowing, and that he would be assisting a lot. This was certainly the case, but I was very happy with the amount of hands on work we got to do during this course, including learning how to gather and manipulate glass. You get up close and personal with several furnaces, so a high tolerance for heat is required. I left with a very beautiful paperweight and a questionably beautiful (but no less meaningful!) tumbler. I would position this class more as good way to see whether glass blowing is for you before signing up for the 8 week course. Given the price, it may be worth jumping directly into the 8 week course if you're confident you will remain interested.

Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses

5/13/2018
Ben K.

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses


Great class! Really enjoyed it and learned a lot.

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

Directions:
Enter at 142 13th Street

Upcoming Classes at Brooklyn Glass

2,800º Introduction to Flame Working
2,800º Introduction to Flame Working
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 28th, 11am

One Day Glassblowing Workshop
One Day Glassblowing Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 28th, 11am

Glass Implosions
Glass Implosions
Next start date:

Sunday Jul 29th, 11am

Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses
Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses
Next start date:

Sunday Jul 29th, 2pm

Glass Apple Picking
Glass Apple Picking
Next start date:

Monday Jul 30th, 3pm

Free Form Vessels
Free Form Vessels
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 4th, 11am

One-Day of Neon
One-Day of Neon
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 4th, 11am

Shot Glasses
Shot Glasses
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 4th, 4pm

Sundae Bowl Workshop
Sundae Bowl Workshop
Next start date:

Sunday Aug 5th, 2pm

Teen Summer Program - Glassblowing
Teen Summer Program - Glassblowing
Next start date:

Monday Aug 6th, 10am

Neon Weekly (8 weeks)
Neon Weekly (8 weeks)
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 8th, 6pm

Intensive Functional Art (Weekend)
Intensive Functional Art (Weekend)
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 11th, 11am

6 Week Sunday Morning Glass
6 Week Sunday Morning Glass
Next start date:

Sunday Aug 12th, 11am

Teen Summer Program: Flameworking & Neon Bending
Teen Summer Program: Flameworking & Neon Bending
Next start date:

Monday Aug 13th, 10am

Intermediate Glass Blowing
Intermediate Glass Blowing
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 14th, 6pm

8 Weeks of Advanced Glassblowing
8 Weeks of Advanced Glassblowing
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 15th, 6pm

Growing Glass
Growing Glass
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 18th, 11am

Glass Terrariums
Glass Terrariums
Next start date:

Sunday Aug 19th, 2pm

Bloom in Flame
Bloom in Flame
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 25th, 11am

8 Week Neon Letter
8 Week Neon Letter
Next start date:

Thursday Sep 6th, 6pm

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