Boise Art Glass - Glassblowing Classes Offered

First Thursday’s ‘Make Your Own…’

The First Thursday of every month we offer 30 minute glass blowing sessions, one-on-one with an instructor. Each month we offer something different to make whether it be a cup, paperweight, ornament, pumpkin, etc. Sessions run from 5pm-9pm or later. You must call or stop in to sign up, times fill up quickly. $40 per session

Torchwork Classes

Torchwork Classes - Boise Art Glass

Workshop – 2 Hours  /  $125

This class exposes students to flameworking without the commitment of a 12 hour class. Students will work with borosilicate glass, making pendants, icicles and more with the assistance of an instructor. This session will help you decide if you want to further pursue the wonderful world of flameworking.

*We recommend you book ahead of time.

Glass Blowing Classes - Boise Art Glass

Introduction to Flameworking – 12 Hours $250 /  Private Instruction for $475

This course will cover shop safety, torch set-up and shop set-up. Students will learn flame adjustment, heat transfer and simple welds with rod and color. Working directly over a torch, students will work with borosilicate glass making pendants, teardrops, marbles and much more. This class will give you the foundation needed to go on to other levels in lampworking

The Group class is given the last Saturday and Sunday of every other month. It runs from 10 AM to 4 PM both days.

Pendant Making – 2 hours / $125

This class is a great way to try out flameworking or expand on new designs. You will be able to make a handful of your very own pendants in several different styles.

Class held every other Saturday 3-5pm

*Call to sign up.

Beginner Beadmaking – 4 Hours/ $150

This class teaches you how to make wonderful glass beads. You will learn how to prepare mandrals and apply glass evenly to form round beads. Using rods and frit to achieve different patterns on beads, you will leave with a handful of colorful beads and a smile on your face.

*Call to sign up. We offer this class a couple times a year.



Furnace Classes

 Glass Blowing Furnace Classes - Boise Art Glass

Workshop – 2 Hours / $175

In this workshop, you and a staff member will work together to create paperweights, ornaments, floats or candy dishes. This is a great way to satisfy your curiosity about playing with molten glass. Great for 1 – 4 people.

*Please call to schedule.


Beginner Hotshop Class – 12 Hour Group Course / $275 | Private Course / $550

This course will give you the opportunity to learn the basics of tool usage, color application and step-by-step process of creating blown glass art. Class time is divided into three 4-hour sessions and will provide a general understanding of how hotshop glassblowing works. As in all our classes, you take home all your own creations such as paperweights, cups, floats, small bowls and vases.

*Group class is taught the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sunday of every month from 11 – 3PM with no more than 3 students per session. Private classes are scheduled upon availability.