Glass Blowing Class in Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN
Glass Blowing
10 Explorer Chicks
1/2 Day

Overview

Today’s glass blowing techniques echo those of the past, with skilled workers using methods of glass creation that have been passed down through the generations. At this hands-on glass blowing class, learn these same techniques to create your own unique piece of artwork.

Your left brain will be just as engaged as your right, because you’ll learn some pretty cool/nerdy stuff too. For example, did you know that glass is an amorphous solid? No, that’s not a contradiction in terms! It’s a solid, but has a molecular structure that’s random like a liquid. This amorphous molecular structure is what makes it transparent. (Pretty cool right?!)

Create a Stunning Piece of Hot Glass Seasonal Artwork

Each of our glass blowing classes will focus on a specific seasonal project (see details below), but the rest is up to you! After learning the basics of glass blowing and studio safety, it’s time to fire up that creativity (literally). Select your glass colors and create your own beautiful design—with help from a 2100-degree furnace. Our favorite part? You get to say things like, “Stick it in the glory hole!” 😲🤣 The “glory hole” is the furnace you heat the glass in. (Where was your mind going, silly?) Other terms you may hear are:

  • gaffers – experienced glassblowers who’s workshops are called
  • hot shops – gaffer workshops
  • crucibles – where silica is melted
  • maver – where silica is shaped

Sounds like fun already, and we haven’t even started! Join us for some creative seasonal fun during this half-day glass blowing class in Indianapolis.

Seasonal Glass Blowing Classes

A glass pumpkin made during a glass blowing class in Indianapolis.

Fall Pumpkins

$65

November 7, 2020

November 21, 2020

A bowl of glass ornaments made during a glass blowing class in Indianapolis.

Christmas Ornaments

$55

December 4, 2020

December 19, 2020

Two glass hearts made during a glass blowing class in Indianapolis.

Valentine’s Hearts

$55

January 30, 2021

  • All equipment and tools need.
  • Small-Group hands-on training.
  • After the cool-down process, you will be able to pick up your one of a kind piece of art.
    • Shipping is available for about $20 if you can not make it back.

*Explorer Chick and its partners reserve the option to modify trip itineraries at their discretion as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents.

*Tipping your Instructor is optional and not included in the price of your adventure. We recommend 10-20%

Why aren’t gratuities included in the event price? Allowing Guides/Instructor’s to accept tips is customary in the tour industry and for good reason. Explorer Chicks enjoy the opportunity to recognize their Instructors personally.

  • Your creation will have to cool down slowly and will be available to pick up in approximately 2-3 days.
    • Shipping is available for about $20 if you can not make it back.
  • Check-in Time: 30 minutes prior to the start time
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Women-Only, 21+
  • Parking in front of Shop

Waiver

  • Your order Confirmation will include a link to the Explorer Chick Smart Waiver. Please take a minute to sign online.

Location: 

GRT Glass Design

6400 S Brookville Rd,

Indianapolis, IN 46219

 

  • All clothing must be cotton.
  • Closed-toed shoes.
  • Long-sleeved cotton shirt Optional– no loose sleeves.
  • Water Bottle (the building will be hot).
  • Sunglasses if your eyes are sensitive to light.
  • Long hair should be pulled back securely.

Still not convinced that THIS is the adventure for you?

We’ve rounded up some of our most popular blog posts, so you can get to know us a bit better and learn what really goes down on your Explorer Chick Adventure.

You can always reach us by email with more questions! Info@ExplorerChick.com

To protect your travel investment and your hide, we highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. World Nomads is our trusted travel insurance provider. Receive an no-hassle, online quote in less than 2 minutes.

Questions? We love them! Check out our FAQ’s page first. You’ll probably find your answer there.

You can also send us an email. Info@explorerchick.com

Reserve Your Spot

Want To Be An Explorer Chick?

Get the latest News & Adventures!

Get notified of our events by subscribing to our Facebook Events!