Appalachian Center for Craft

ADDRESS

1560 Craft Center Drive

Smithville, TN 37166

PHONE

(931) 372-3101

A campus of Tennessee Tech University, the Appalachian Center for Craft promotes excellence in American craft by teaching tradition and innovation in technique, concept, and design, providing access to the highest quality craft education, professional artists, and career opportunities.

Students work and learn in professionally-equipped studios and are provided with a thorough technical foundation in glass-making techniques and processes. Small class size allows for in-depth, individualized attention. With access to visiting artists and rigorous investigations into process, students develop a personal aesthetic and exposure to a variety of career opportunities in glass.

  • 4 year BFA degrees
  • 2 Year Craft Certificates
  • Workshops with nationally recognized instructors
  • Concentrations in Glass, Clay, Fibers, Metals, and Wood



Buck’s Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp

ADDRESS

59 Buck's Rock Road

New Milford, CT 06776

US

PHONE

(860) 354-5030

​Buck’s Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp in New Milford, CT, for 40+ years, has been the only summer arts camp where teenagers (ages 9-16) can learn and experience glassblowing and flame working, in addition to all other visual and performing arts. Studios are equipped to professional standards and campers work alongside qualified, specialized artists and teachers who nurture and support their talents and skills. We believe that young people can best act and work creatively when they choose their own activities and are allowed the time they need to pursue them. Since 1942, Buck’s Rock remains a unique, freedom of choice, non-competitive program where teenagers decide for themselves which activities they will become involved in. Please visit our website or call for more information.


Bullseye Glass Resource Centers

ADDRESS

Portland, OR; Santa Fe, NM; Bay Area, CA; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY

Gain experience in kiln-glass working with top-notch instructors at Bullseye Glass Resource Centers. Take useful skills and fresh ideas back to your studio. We offer classes for beginners to advanced students, from fundamental techniques to theory, practice, craft, and design in our state-of-the-art studios.

Techniques include fusing, kilncasting, slumping, pate de verre, vitrigraph murrine, printing on glass, and many more specialty workshops taught by visiting artists and teachers. Traveling exhibits are also regularly on view and open to the public at our locations in the Bay Area and New York.

Visit bullseyeglass.com/classes to see a list of upcoming classes. Watch our instructional video series at bullseyeglass.com/bkeo.


Chrysler Museum Glass Studio

ADDRESS

745 Duke Street

Norfolk, VA 23510

PHONE

757.333.6299

The Chrysler Museum’s Perry Glass Studio offers an immersive and innovative approach to experiencing the exciting properties of glass. Located adjacent to the Chrysler Museum of Art, the state-of-the-art facility brings the Museum’s renowned glass collection to life through free public demonstrations and classes for novices and master artists alike. Monthly evening performances at the Studio on Third Thursdays are a hallmark of the Chrysler and have drawn both popular and professional acclaim. The Studio regularly collaborates with other educational organizations and artists working in glass and new media through its robust annual Visiting Artist Series, Guest Instructor courses, special artist lectures, and Studio Assistantship programs. For more information, visit Chrysler.org.

The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Free demos daily at noon. Admission is free.


Corning Museum of Glass Studio

ADDRESS

1 Museum Way

Corning, NY 14830

PHONE

607.438.5100

The Studio is an internationally renowned facility that offers glassworking classes for a variety of skill levels. Classes are taught by top artists and instructors from around the world, and are held year-round. Students enjoy the resources of The Studio, as well as the Museum’s collection and the Rakow research library. Spring and fall classes include ten-week sessions that meet once per week, as well as weekend sessions and one-day sessions. Summer and winter intensive classes are one or two weeks in length. Scholarships are available. Other resources include studio rentals, artist residencies, live streamed artist demos, and video resources. Learn more or apply online at cmog.org/studio.


Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency

ADDRESS

3435 Rupprecht Way

Saugatuck, MI 49453

US

PHONE

800.318.3019

Ox-Bow is an art school and residency program that offers glass courses and studio time for beginning to advanced students. Students work closely alongside artists from across the country with world-class instructors. The courses range in focus from the functional to the sculptural; from traditional to contemporary; from representational to conceptual. During intensive and immersive one & two week courses in our open air studio, students delve deeply into their practices. Ox-Bow is located 2.5 hours from Chicago on a lagoon alongside Lake Michigan. Housing or commuting options are available.


Pilchuck Glass School

ADDRESS

1201 316th Street NW

Stanwood, WA 98292

PHONE

(360) 445-3111

Pilchuck Glass School is an educational leader that supports the material of glass. Talented artists come from all over the world to share their practices and knowledge. Summer intensives, Fall workshops and seasonal residencies provide the perfect environment for artists to delve into their work and learn from each other. As glass artists simultaneously pull from historic methods and delve into new digital technologies, Pilchuck supports cross-disciplinary experimentation and encourages relationships between themes, techniques, and concepts that integrate art, craft, design and technology. These dynamic pairings enrich curriculum and create a unique synergy that supports experimentation and innovation. Session activities include presentations, discussions, demonstrations, exhibitions and collaborations. Pilchuck provides an immersive experience in a rich and fast-paced learning environment located in the forested foothills of the Cascades overlooking Puget Sound. Students are taught both individually and collectively, enabling everyone on campus to work and grow.


Pittsburgh Glass Center

ADDRESS

5472 Penn Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

PHONE

412.365.2145

​The Pittsburgh Glass Center is a public-access school, gallery, and state-of-the-art glass studio dedicated to teaching, creating, and promoting glass art. World-renowned glass artists come here to make glass art. People interested in learning more about glass come here to take a class, explore the contemporary glass gallery, and watch live hot glass demonstrations. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional resources and instruction to expand the skills and knowledge of our students and artists.


UrbanGlass

ADDRESS

647 Fulton St.

Brooklyn, NY 11217

PHONE

718.625.3685

​UrbanGlass is a leading resource for both aspiring and established artists wishing to create with glass. We foster innovative art, and advance the use and appreciation of glass as a creative medium. UrbanGlass is a comprehensive public-access studio with an extensive education program. Areas of study include hot glass casting and glassblowing, flame-working, bead-making, stained glass, kilnforming and kiln casting, and cold working and mosaics. Classes and private lessons are available to the public throughout the year and offer opportunities for beginners and advanced artists alike. Our state-of-the-art studios are also available for rent, making it easy for students and professionals to continue creating with glass.