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WANT TO TAKE A GLASSBLOWING CLASS IN ST. PAUL?

For the first-time glass blower or even the experienced artist, our studio is fully-equipped to help you enter the world of glassblowing. Our instructors will guide you on how to manipulate the molten glass to create beautiful glass art and open your eyes to the possibilities in a safe and controlled environment. Classes can be scheduled over the phone at a time that best fits your schedule. Classes are pre-paid and can be scheduled as far into the future as needed. Classes are non-refundable. 


 ONE-ON-ONE GUIDANCE FROM INSTRUCTORS 

Safety is our number one priority, especially in an environment such as a glassblowing studio. Classes will be led by an instructor who will work with each and every student. The classes start with a demonstration on how to safely move around the studio as well as how to use the various tools and equipment. This is to ensure that no one will be injured during the course of the lessons and that every student will learn as much as they can from the class. Classes can be scheduled Monday-Saturday during our regular business hours. Please give us a call to get your class scheduled. 

LEARN TO USE THE SAME TOOLS & PRACTICES AS THE EXPERTS 


Our studio has everything students need to experience the entire process from start to finish. Students will also handle the same equipment that artists use to create beautiful glass sculptures. Using a blowpipe, the molten glass will be gathered from the main furnace. It will then be manipulated using tools such as tweezers, diamond sheers, picks and straight sheers.


 During this shaping and coloring process, the glass will be reheated multiple times using a second furnace called the glory hole. Once the desired shape has been achieved, the glass will be removed from the end of the blowpipe and transferred to the third and final furnace called the annealing oven. There, it will be cooled slowly over a period of 24 hours. Once the finished piece is properly cooled, students can take home a beautiful piece of art made with their own two hands. Vandalia Glassworks offers glass blowing classes right here in our South St. Paul Studio.


  • Scheduling  
  • Group Classes  
  • Class Rules & Attire 
  • Covid-19 & Glassblowing 

  • All classes are considered private events. This means the only students taking the class are the ones you schedule with. This allows for a more personal experience without the nervousness of others waiting for their turn.
  • Classes can be scheduled Monday - Saturday but availability for each day is limited. 
  • There is no online schedule to view so each class will need to be scheduled over the phone or email. 
  • A deposit (the cost of one student taking the class) will be needed when scheduling. These can be purchased below and an order confirmation will be sent via text or email. 

  • Classes can be scheduled on-one-one or with a group of friends, family, or for corporate outings.
  •  Class sizes very depending on the level. More advance classes will take more time meaning less students. 
  • A group rate is available for classes with 6 students or more. An invoice will be emailed out for the deposit to reflect the correct rate. 
  • For larger groups, we will have 3 students working at a time while the others wait for a bench to open. 
  • A large table and kitchen area is available if bringing in food and non alcoholic beverages. 


  • Please try to arrive 10 minutes early to meet your instructor and sign a safety waiver. Anyone under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardians signature. 
  • The instructor has the right to turn away any students that arrive late disrupting the classes to follow. 
  • Students who do not show, forfeit their spot, and the classes will not be refunded. 
  • Please wear comfortable, cotton clothing that can get dirty and sweaty. Pants/Shorts must be at least knee-length. Please wear closed-toe shoes that cover the foot entirely (no crocs or sandals.) Work can be strenuous, water and all other materials will be provided. 
  • Your work will be cooled in the annealer for 24 hours to ensure the glass does not break. You will need to return to pick up your work at a later date. If your work is not picked up within 30 days of your last class, it is considered abandoned and will be recycled.
  • If you can not return to pick up your work within 30 days, please notify your instructor and we can arrange to have it sent to you.

  • Due to the current spread of Covid-19, Vandalia Glassworks will be implementing changes to the way we offer glassblowing classes.
  • Classes are being limited to group sizes to ensure students can keep a safe distance from one another. 
  • Pipes, tools, and benches will be sanitized after each use and will not be shared between students. 
  • Pipe tips will be provided for students interested in taking more advanced level classes that require blowing.
  • Vandalia Glassworks will not be allowing any use of LATEX or RUBBER gloves. Due to the extreme heat used in making glass, we cannot have gloves melting to your skin.
  • Students will be allowed to provide their own face masks if they wish. Your instructor will be in close contact with you to help keep a safe working environment.
  • Vandalia Glassworks has the right to turn away any students who are showing any signs of illness no matter the underlying cause. If students are feeling ill, classes can be rescheduled as far into the future as needed.  

Class Availability: Classes will no longer be available after December 2022

Currently offering:

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 10a.m. - 6p.m


There is no class schedule available online. Give us a call to inquire about available dates and times! Ages 8+

Beginner Classes

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Intermediate Classes

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Experience Glassblowing


Glassblowing has existed since the time of the Roman Empire in the 1st century BC. Over the course of two millennia, the techniques have been developed and refined into the modern art form it is today. Here at Vandalia Glassworks, we provide special classes for those interested in learning how to create their own piece of glass art.