Learn the delicate art of glassblowing

Alexandria, Quebec, Canada

Experience hosted by Eric

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English
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What you'll do

Proof of Full Vaccination Required for all Classes

Have you ever wondered how glass objects are made?

This is your chance to create your own piece of beautiful Glass art. 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 two of your very own piece of glass to enjoy.

First, we will help you to understand the exciting possibilities of glass art . 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, small sculpture, 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. In light of COVID 19 all equipment is disinfected after every client. We aim to uphold a safe and sanitary environment

Your 2 works of art need to cool for 1 - 2 days after the class is done. You can either pick up your creation later, or you can have the items shipped to you (additional costs apply).

Instruction is available in English
and by arrangement, in Japanese and French

Located 75 minutes outside of Montreal.
Proof of Full Vaccination Required for all Classes

Have you ever wondered how glass objects are made?

This is your chance to create your own piece of beautiful Glass art. 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 two of your very own piece of glass to enjoy.

First, we will help you to understand…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Only water. There are fine restaurants within feet of the studio and we wou...
  • Equipment
    Safety equipment

Meet your host, Eric

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 225 Reviews
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Supporting the arts in a non-profit environment has been my dream retirement.

In 2017, with the support of our community I formed Priests Mill Arts Centre as a space for the display and teaching of all arts.

Through our glass experience program, I hope to pass on my passion for beauty to the next generation. http://priestsmill.com/
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From $95/person

Private groups only
From $190 per group
Private groups only
From $190 per group
$95 per person

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/

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.

Where you'll be

Priest's Mill Arts Centre is in the repurposed, centuries-old grist mill. It was the center of commerce in Glengarry County at the time Ontario was settled. Located in Alexandria we are about 75 minutes from Montreal.

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

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 225 reviews.

Susan (Jyoti)
December 2021
This was an amazing experience. The artists at the studio were incredibly kind, supportive, and safety conscious. I can’t wait to come back again.
Christine
December 2021
What an amazing way to spend an hour and a half! Chloe was an amazing and patient teacher and this experience is a must! The other staff are also so friendly and helpful. The location is right off the main street so you can't miss it. My husband and I got to each make a glass flower and an item of our choosing. We had a blast! Thanks again Chloe!
Courtney
November 2021
my husband and I have always wanted to learn about the art of glass blowing and this class was perfect to take! Everyone was so warm welcoming, and we had a really amazing time with hands on experience
Olivier
November 2021
Perfect activity for people who are looking to try something new. Eric is great, and you’re playing with molten stuff, so how can you go wrong?
Hannah
November 2021
Had tons of fun! Davy, our teacher, was accommodating, patient, knowledgeable and plenty of fun! Really cool hot shop with great energy from staff! Quick and easy drive from Montreal. Would recommend to anyone!
Kaylin
November 2021
My husband and I took a glass blowing workshop with Davey on our stopover to Quebec City for our honeymoon. This experience was definitely a highlight and totally worth the stop! Since it's a workshop for two, the whole experience is really intimate and you get the one on one experience that you need to keep you safe and make sure you have an excellent time. Davey was so enthusiastic and made my husband and I feel like true VIPs even though we were beginners. The shop has so many beautiful pieces, so I would definitely also recommend stopping in and buying something unique and special. Also don't let the fact that the pieces aren't ready for 2 days deter you, the shipping cost across Ontario is totally reasonable!!! Thank you guys so much for a truly awesome experience that we will never forget.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 10 and up can attend.