Take a Glassblowing Class

Welcome to the transformative world of glassblowing.

At Waterfall Arts Glassworks, you will be safely guided through the thrill of working with molten glass, as instructors help you create a unique work of art, from start to finish.

Upcoming Glassblowing Classes:

Beginning Glassblowing 1 – Spring 2024 

This 8-week, fun-filled glassblowing class will introduce you to working with molten glass.  Learn to make basic forms including paperweights, cups, vases, and bowls.  Explore color techniques to enrich each of your creations.  Students may take this class more than once to continue to develop their skills.

Prerequisite: No experience necessary.

Tuesday Evenings 6:30-8:30pm: Full
Class dates: 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18

Beginning Glassblowing 2 – Next Steps – Spring 2024 

Building upon techniques learned in Glassblowing 1, participants in this 8-week course will focus on refining fundamental skills including the basic bubble setup and punties.  Projects will expand on basic vessel forms such as cups, vases, bowls, plates by refining form, adding lip wraps, and feet. Students may take this class more than once to continue to develop their skills.

Prerequisite: Beginning 1 or equivalent experience

Thursday Afternoons 3:00-5:00pm: Full
Class dates: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20

Intermediate Glassblowing – Spring 2024 

Theme: Alternative Color Applications. In this 8-week course we will experiment with color application techniques including multi color wraps, feathering/raking, gradient fades, shards, graal, stuff cups and swedish overlays.  

Prerequisite: Beginning 2 or equivalent experience

Tuesday Afternoons 3-6pm: Register here!
Class dates: 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18

Thursday Evenings 5:30-8:30pm: Full
Class dates: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20

Please call the office (207) 338-2222 to purchase or book time using GIFT CERTIFICATES.

If you are interested in learning more about torchworking, kilnforming, or stained glass experiences, please contact our friends at Mainely Gallery

Frequently Asked Questions

Are sneakers okay? Yes.

Are shorts okay? Yes.

Is there an age requirement? Yes, the minimum age is 11 years old.

How physical is the activity – can I participate with a bad back? The instructors can do as much of the work as necessary to make the process low-impact.

For specific ability- and accessibility-related questions, please contact the office.

Contact

Cate Bradbury
Administrative Assistant
207-338-2222
cate@waterfallarts.org