Winter Glass Blowing Classes

After a great show at the Millarville Christmas Market, we had an overwhelming amount of request for winter glass blowing classes.  So here it is!! Book online at www.glasshousecollective.com/classes/ and call 403-462-2651 to book your time slot, first come first serve.

TO SEE SPRING CLASS SCHEDULES CLICK HERE

COME STAY WARM AND JOIN US DECEMBER 3RD to 6TH, 2016

TIME:  SAT & SUN DEC. 3rd & 4th 12-6pm, MON & TUE DEC. 5th & 6th 5-9pm

LOCATION: NEW EDWARD GALLERY 352-8th Avenue NE (LOCATED AT THE BACK OF THE BUILDING)

STREET PARKING ONLY on 8th, 9th and 10th Avenue.  NO ALLEY PARKING

 

 

Entertaining at the Millarville Christmas Market

We could not be more thankful for all those who came out to watch our glassblowing demonstrations, whether you just happen to see us at the market or stopped by to catch our show.  We love what we do and love to captivate and entertain the crowd.

After some December classes our next stop will be in Edmonton, Alberta for the Deep Freeze Festival, January 14&15th.  For more information see our Event Calendar.

Autumn City Glass Blowing - Classes

Returning to our favorite Calgary haunt, the New Edward Gallery, we are offering some new types of glass blowing classes, so you can to warm up as the leaves turn color and scarves appear. 

Glass blowing classes

Come and play with molten glass and create a hand made gift for yourself or someone special, while ticking a box off your bucket list, releasing your creativity in flame and fire.

Classes are as little as $70, and include all supplies, equipment and instruction.

WHERE: 352-8th Ave NE

WHEN: October 15th-23rd

HOURS: Monday-Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 12-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm

Please call 403-462-2651 to book your class time

or you can purchase classes below

Culture Days Block Party Welcomes the Glass House

Come and check out the Glass House performing at Olympic Plaza on Friday, September 30th, from 11am - 2pm. We are very excited to be part of this event and work with our partners at the City of Calgary, Parks and Recreation.

Glass Blowing Destination

It is sure to be an awesome celebration.

WHERE: Calgary Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE

WHEN: Friday, September 30th

HOURS:  11am to 2pm

The Adventure in Searching For Inspiration

The Glass House is happily taking a breathe after a great session of classes in the hot July sun, while working with the New Edward Gallery. Just before we start up some classes in August, we are also thinking of new ideas, and revisiting existing concepts for our future work.

Kai is excited about his findings below, and can't wait to see where his mind takes him.

Glass Blowing Classes.... You Should Try It, Yes, I'm Talking To You(th)

Glass Blowing Summer Camp

We are so excited to be adding to our teaching program summer camp glass blowing classes.

In addition to the regular classes we offer, we are collaborating with community associations to be on location and teaching the art of playing with molten glass to children outdoors on our mobile studio.

 Our offbeat camps are 5 days long (Monday - Friday) and run for 4 hours each day. Ages 12-17 are welcome to come and tame the liquid glass and make interesting art.

Find out more about our classes by getting in touch via the email link below, or call us at 403-462-2651

 

 

Interesting Glass Blowing Facts Old and New

Did you know....

  • First Glass vessels was produced by Egyptians in 15th Century B.C.

  • Glass vessel production begins on the Italian peninsula at the start of Roman Republic ~ 500 B.C.

  • Ancient Historian Pliny suggests shipwrecked Phoenician sailors accidentally discovered glass making ~23-79 A.D. 

  • The book L'Arte Vetraria (The Art of Glass) by Antonio Neri was published, sharing the secrets of glass and glass making with the world 17th Century A.D. 

  • The Automatic bottle blowing machine is invented by Micheal Owens, allowing production of millions of light bulbs a day, and eliminating child labor in the glass making industry 1903 AD

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  • Our studios glass reaches 1200 degrees Celsius before we start using it to make vessels and art forms.
  • Glass has to stay above 500 degrees Celsius when working with it or it will go through thermal shock and crack.
  • Glass House Fine Art Collective is Canada's first mobile studio on the back of a truck.
  • We deal with many outside elements on our mobile studio, making it more difficult to read the glass
  • We love bringing the theatrics, education and fun involved in glass making to people like you!! 
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Appreciation For Mother's Everywhere

Like you, we love our mothers!! Although they deserve recognition everyday of the year, we want to help you celebrate Mother's Day with a savings. With our promo code MD2016 you will receive a 15% savings on classes and online products.  

If your mom is like ours she may just be the creative type and would love to try one of our various glass blowing classes.  Maybe she just likes the finer things in life and enjoys sitting back and smelling the flowers, either way we think we have a product or service to fit your mother's likes! Pop into our shop and/or classes section and see if we have something for your mom on her special day.

Youth Summer Camps 2016 (ages 12-17)

We are pretty excited to be hosting 4 different youth summer camps in July and August 2016. We will be sharing our knowledge of art, science, history and team building with developing young minds through a week long glass blowing camp.  Throughout this program students 12-17 year olds will get hands on experience with a variety of glass techniques including glassblowing, glass painting and glass fusion. Each day the students will use their own inspiration and creativity to complete one project.

We have 2 five day camps in July located in the communities of Cranston and New Brighton and 2 five day camps in August located in the communities of Strathcona and Mahogany. please see our events page for more information. We look forward to teaching young bright minds!!

Check out our events page for details, or go directly to our classes page to register!