Public Classes

Join us at Dallas Glass Art on the weekends for a glassblowing experience! Learn the history of the art while getting hands-on glass blowing experience under the guidance and instruction of a trained glassblower.

The Experience

Our Saturday & Sunday Classes are open to the public for ages 6+. Bring your family and friends for a morning or afternoon they will never forget.

Class items change every month with two options to choose from, see class calendar below. Updates are also posted monthly on our Facebook and our Instagram pages.

During the winter months, we recommend dressing in layers. It may be cold outside but it is warm in the hot shop. During the summer months, we recommend natural fiber clothing, shorts, cooling towels and a personal fillable water bottle. Our hot shop will be hot.

Dallas Glass Art public class student at hole

Preparing for Class

Closed-toed shoes are required (no sandals, flip-flops, etc).
All clothing must be cotton or other natural fiber. Please wear shorts, capris or pants, and cotton/natural fiber shirts (no billowy sleeves). A hat or headband is recommended. Long hair should be pulled back securely.

Please note temperatures in our hot shop may rise on days with outside temperatures of 80 degrees, especially on humid days. Please consider your comfort level when choosing your attire. Guests are welcome to wait in our gallery.

Cold water will be available to you at all times; feel free to bring your own cold beverage.

If you have not completed your release form in advance, arrive 15 minutes early. Save time, complete the liability waiver online.

Dallas Glass Art public class students watch instructor

What to expect during class

All guests will sign in at the front desk when they arrive and checked-in in order of arrival. Safety waivers will be verified/completed before being allowed into the hot shop or any area other than the gallery. The class will start with a brief introduction to the studio and item demonstration by instructors. After this demo, guests will create one glass item in the order they sign up, 2 at a time. Items have varying degrees of participation. You will learn to hold the punty, heat the glass, apply color, and assist in shaping the item before knocking it off the pipe. For safety, quality, difficulty level, and health reasons, we do not allow guests to blow into the pipe. This is performed by our skilled instructors. When guests are finished creating their glass art, they are free to leave the studio or stay for the remainder of the 2 hour class. Visit our Process page to review each step in detail. Outside of the introduction and demo, each person should expect 6-10 minutes making an individual piece depending on that class’s offering. Larger items take longer than smaller items. You are in a class with the general public and depending on our place in line, taken based on your arrival time, you may be with us for the full 2 hours.  We invite you to visit our gallery and shop while you wait, visit with friends, meet new people or observe other guests making their pieces. 

Dallas Glass Art public class student holds paperweight

What to expect after class

Class items will NOT be ready to take home the same day. Class items will be available 5 days after your class. If you are unable to pick up your item 5 days after your class, we will keep the item for up to 30 days for you to pick up. Please contact us for shipping options if you are unable to come back to the studio for your art.

Fill out your liability waiver online prior to your class to save time!

Ready to Try Glassblowing?

Check out our current public class schedule and join the fun!

Did you know we also offer private glassblowing experiences and continuing education courses?

Private Classes Continuing Education

Got questions? We’ve got answers.

Check out our FAQs or feel free to contact us at any time.