Workshops for All Levels
Check out the Workshops offered at Hot Sand for the serious Glassblower or those looking to explore the world of glass in an more hands-on atmosphere:
Here’s your opportunity for a more hands-on version of our popular ‘Blow-a-Bubble’. You'll have all the fun while our glass artists do the hard work! As always, we’ll explain the safety procedures and how to use the tools. After a demonstration you’ll get busy choosing colors and design elements. We’ll do the hot work of gathering molten glass on your pipe, but you’ll pretty much do the rest! Each participant will create two walk-in items (excluding the Drinking Glass)! Maximum six students. The tuition per person is $110 and includes one hour of bench time for each student. Please call to schedule.
In this one day workshop, instructors will guide students through the fundamentals of glassblowing. We'll focus on safety and the proper use of tools. Following the concise demonstrations, instructors will set up each piece, so students can focus on pipe and tool skills. At the end of the workshop, students will have a variety of glasses of their own making. The tuition per student is $210 and includes two hours of bench time per student. Please call to schedule.
In this two-day (or four-night) workshop, students will dive in to the fundamentals of glassblowing. We’ll focus on safety and the proper use of tools. It’s very hands-on, with lots of practice time following our concise demonstrations. The big difference from the other workshops is that here students learn to gather from the furnace and set the glass up on the pipe themselves. By the end of the workshop, students will have a variety of simple bubbles and glasses of their own making. The tuition per person is $425 and includes four hours of bench time each. Please call to schedule
Jewelry Making Workshop
Glass fusing is the process of melting glass together in a kiln. In this workshop, students will learn different techniques to make one pair of fused earrings and a fused pendant. So, grab a friend and start the weekend off right with Hot Sand's Jewelry Making Workshop!! Single session. Maximum eight students. Tuition: $75. Call to schedule.