In the Summer months we stop offering glass classes as it is not safe due to the heat.
stafford art glass classes
Learn the ancient art of glass blowing
Parker Stafford began blowing glass at the University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale while studying to receive his M.F.A. in Sculpture in 1994, and except for a seven year stint teaching Sculpture at Radford University, his focus has remained in glass since his graduation from SIU-C in 1996. Parker has taught glassblowing to hundreds of students, many who have never had any glassblowing experience. Parker brings his enthusiasm for the medium to beginners in a way that is easy to understand and works one-on-one with all of his students regardless of class type.
What To Wear: All class participants need to wear all-cotton clothing (no synthetic-please check), and shoes that cover and protect your feet (no sandals or flip flops). Clothing should be comfortable but not too loose.
Ages: Ornaments are age 10 and up, but all other classes are ages 13 and up. For children younger, we adjust involvement based on their development level and comfort level. For children too young, coming with parents is still a great experience to first watch and then to have something to look forward to once they are old enough.
For safety reasons, we do not blow glass when the outside temperature is 80°+ so we stop classes the first week of June and resume again in September.
GLASS PAPERWEIGHT CLASS
Hour-long class takes you through the steps necessary in the making of paperweights.