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This Romantic Glass Blowing Class is the perfect experience for a unique date night in Brooklyn New York!
Challenge your creative side together with this Romantic Glass Blowing Class for 2 in New York City!
Glass blowing instructor has over 25 years of expertise in this intriguing trade. Outside of conducting glass blowing classes in New York with students, his own glass making endeavors include worldwide sales, as well as serving as a featured artist in books and other media.
Your private instruction comes with different options from which to choose, depending on how many glass making lessons you'd like. Regardless of the nature of your Brooklyn glass blowing lesson(s), rest assured you'll finish up with a handmade treasure that's all your own, such as a paperweight or cup.
As your glass blowing class also covers some fascinating history, you can expect to enjoy exposure to the Venetian cane techniques, which span across a 500-year period. Give this timeless skill a whirl, as you design a modern piece that you can cherish for years to come. You'll also be introduced to a number of clever tools that will assist you throughout your studio time.
One-Session Private Glass Blowing Class in NYC (2 Hours)
This one-time class is fantastic for beginners and starts out with a brief history of glass blowing, as well as the processes that are used. Next you'll review some tools, then set up shop in the studio! Observe and practice "gathering" the glass to make a couple of small items (typically marbles or a flower). Finally, it's time to go big before you go home for the day! Work your way up to creating a paperweight with vibrant layers of color, that's sure to brighten up any work or shelf space.
Two-Session Private Glass Blowing Class in NYC (2 Hours per Session)
Double the Brooklyn glass making fun with this two-part lesson! Your first class will entail the same instruction and hands-on practice as described above, for the one-session option. The second class will then start with a review of the first, then jump right into learning how to start a bubble using a blowpipe. After a few attempts, you'll combine both old and new skills to make a cup. Blow a bubble, use multiple gathers to increase the size, mold a lip, add color, and then transfer your artwork using a punty (the iron rode used to handle the glass). And voila! You have yourself a new way to enjoy your favorite beverages.
Experience one of the most unique date nights in New York City, that comes with a lot of fun and creativity!
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Glass blowing is, essentially, the art of making a bubble (also called a parison) out of molten glass using a blowpipe. As a trade that dates back to B.C. times, this skill has certainly seen improvements in terms of methodology and equipment. Your NY glass blowing lesson will cover "gathering," which involves using short puffs to shape a melted blob into a desired shape at the end of the blowpipe. Your expert glass blower will elaborate on further instruction, as you try your own hand at this exquisite art form.