Turn Up The Heat: Glassblowing for Teens

Are you searching for an artistic outlet for your teen that goes beyond the conventional? The “Turn Up the Heat: Glassblowing for Teens” class offers a unique opportunity for teens to explore the captivating world of glassblowing and express their creativity in an unconventional medium. In this class, participants will have the chance to learn the art of transforming molten glass from fluid to solid with the guidance of Bryan Goldfeder of BGOLD Glass. 

Bryan Goldfedera, a member of the local Jewish community and owner of BGOLD Glass Studio built his glass career on a foundation in ceramics and began apprenticing as an apprentice under John Hudnut at the Gather House in Frisco, Colorado in 2012 and many studios around the world. Bryan continues to learn from master glass blowers by attending summer sessions at the Pilchuck Glass School, an international epicenter of glass art in Stanwood, Washington.

Through hands-on experience with a variety of tools and techniques, students will not only gain practical skills but also develop teamwork abilities through collaboration with their peers. One student aptly said, “My favorite part was helping other people with their projects”. 

Beyond the technical aspects, this class aims to provide an environment where teens can freely explore and express their creativity, hang out with friends, and have a good time. By immersing themselves in the art of glassblowing, participants will have a platform to bring their artistic visions to life while gaining experience with this unique material. “Glass is not as fragile as you think it is,” reports one student. “It is super cool to see how it transforms from liquid to solid.” 

If you’re a parent seeking to give your teen a unique opportunity through hands-on experience, “Turn Up the Heat: Glassblowing for Teens” is the perfect class for your teen. Join us as we empower teens to transform an idea into a three-dimensional piece of art while building confidence and new connections. 

This class is off-site at the BGold Glass Studio. If a parent or guardian is interested in providing a carpool from the JCC to the glass studio, please reach out so we can coordinate with other families. If you would like to offer the carpool or participate, please fill out this form.

Thursdays, April 11 – May 9* | 5 – 7 pm | $225
*No class on April 25, 2024

Bring your inner fire to the glass-blowing studio and learn how to take molten glass from fluid to solid. Working together, teens will gain hands-on experience in the hot shop with a variety of tools and techniques. This class will help build confidence, foster creativity and inspire the imagination. Class cost includes the materials fee. Please note that this class is held off-site at BGOLD Glass off HWY 287 and Isabelle Road in Lafayette.

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