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Learn the delicate art of glassblowing

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Learn the delicate art of glassblowing

168 reviews
Paused through May 28. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 2 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French
workshop

Learn the delicate art of glassblowing

workshop

Learn the delicate art of glassblowing

168 reviews
Paused through May 28. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 2 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French

What you'll do

Have you ever wondered how glass objects are made? This is your chance to create your own beautiful piece art out of glass. Our instructors will introduce you to the exciting and age-old craft of hot glass forming. By the time your class is completed, you will have made your very own piece of glass to enjoy. First we will help you to understand the exciting possibilities of glass art and make your choice of colours and deign. Then you will learn about the properties of glass while making a “practice piece". For the main event you will move on to adding colour to the mix and forming your own paperweight, friendship ball, or fanciful flower. During the 2 hr class for two you will each have 30-45 minutes of one-on-one instruction. All materials are included. Your 2 works of art need to cool for 1 - 2 days after the class is done. You can either pick up your creation 2 days later, or you can have the items mailed to you for the price of shipping to your address. Instruction is available in English, French, and by arrangement, in Japanese. If you get hungry, there's a restaurant on the main floor and two more options a short walk away.

Your host

Learn more about Eric

Eric

Supporting the arts in a nonprofit environment has been my dream retirement. Through our glass experience program, I hope to pass on my passion for beauty to the next generation. http://priestsmill.com/

About the organization

Priests Mill Arts Centre a committee of Your Arts Council for Cornwall and the Counties

We provide exhibition space, support, and promotion for all visual, literary, and performing arts by regional artists. Sharing our glass experience allows us to support artists of all persuasions. You can learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/PriestsMillArtsCentre/ Or visit our website: http://priestsmill.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/priestsmillarts/ Sales tax HST is included

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Priests Mill Arts Centre a committee of Your Arts Council for Cornwall and the Counties.

What's included

Drinks
Only water. There are fine restaurants within feet of the studio and we would rather focus on developing your inner artist
Equipment
Safety equipment

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Where you'll be

The Glassworks is in the repurposed, centuries-old grist mill that was the center of commerce in Glengarry County at the time Ontario was settled. Located in Alexandria we are about 75 minutes driving or by train By car: Highway 20 out of Montreal exit Lancaster, North on Hwy 34 to Alexandria, turn left into Mill Square. By train: From the airport or Central Station, ticketing here: https://reservia.viarail.ca/search.aspx

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Please wear cotton clothing and closed toe shoes

More tips

If you have physical limitations or don't like heat, we are happy to assist and take care of any parts of the process you don't like. We want you to feel comfortable and express your inner creativity. We also offer Stained Glass classes! Check it out here: https://www.airbnb.ca/experiences/777124

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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Learn the delicate art of glassblowing
168 reviews
From $96/person
168 reviews
From $96/person