Make-Your-Own: Hot Glass

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Our Make-Your-Own programs are not currently running due to the ongoing pandemic. For updates on our modified reopening plans, please click here. 

Bill Wheaton Working on Glass Piece

MAKE-YOUR-OWN: Hot Glass Experiences
Saturdays & Sundays
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

30-Minute Sessions for Ages 16+
Proof of Vaccination required, masks strongly encouraged*

Please call 856.825.6800, ext. 152, to schedule a Make-Your-Own Appointment.
For questions email: myop@wheatonarts.org
Make Your Own Program participants

With the expert guidance of one of our master glass artists, shape hot molten glass into a beautiful paperweight or blown form! Your instructor will help you select your colors and design, and finally guide you through the process of shaping hot glass into your own work of art!

All programs are hands-on, one-on-one experiences available for anyone 16 years of age or older (Minors require a parent/guardian’s signature). Participants will receive a complimentary pass for the day. Anyone wishing to accompany you to watch your experience must purchase a general admission ticket.  *There are a limited number of MYO slots & specials offered each month. Call now to book your appointment.

Yearly Specials:

NEW! Air Trap Paperweight – $80
Make your own Air Trap Paperweight using historic antique molds unique to WheatonArts! You will be able to choose your color, add it to a mold, and discover the secret of creating these organic shapes. Additional Shipping Cost: $15

NEW! Heart Paperweight – $80
Using traditional glassmaking tools, sculpt a heart glass paperweight to keep for yourself or share with a loved one. You will be able to choose your color and sculpt molten glass into shape. Additional Shipping Cost: $15

NEW! Blown Glass Bowl or Vase – $120
Using traditional glassmaking tools and breath, students will learn the fundamentals of glassblowing by creating a palm-sized bowl or bud vase. Pick your favorite color combination and inflate your object with the guidance of our instructors to make your vessel perfect for snacking or displaying flowers. Additional Shipping Cost: $20

Participant Safety Information:

  • Participants should wear closed-toed shoes and natural fibers.
  • Long pants and long sleeves are encouraged, even in the summer months.
  • Long hair should be tied back away from the face.
  • Safety glasses will be provided for all participants, although if they need glasses, they should wear these instead. 

Monthly Specials:

June: Glass Flower – $75
Create a flower that lasts forever. Our staff will help you pull and shape the glass into a three-dimensional flower that you can put in a vase or lay on a table. Hot-working glass techniques will be used to shape the petals and stem. Additional Shipping Cost: $20

July & August: NEW! Glass Tumbler – $100
Whether it’s your favorite wine, beer, or iced tea, this is the perfect way to enjoy the cold beverage of your choice on a hot summer day! Our staff will help you to create a glass tumbler that you can show off to your friends at the next backyard barbecue. Sip in style from a unique glass designed and made by you! Additional Shipping Cost: $18

September & October: Pumpkin – $90
Few can resist the iconic power and beauty of the glass pumpkin—fun to make and so captivating to behold! Autumn’s harvest can be yours all year long when made with your own hands. Our staff will guide you through the steps of creating your unique glass pumpkin design. Visit the Glass Studio to glimpse the variety of glass pumpkins you can make for the season! Additional Shipping Cost: $18

November & December: Ornament – $70
Ornaments are such a simple but beautiful way to express the holiday season! There are as many unique possibilities for glass ornaments as there are their makers. Create your very own beautiful holiday ornament with the guidance of the WheatonArts staff. You will be so proud to display it in your home for a lifetime of memories or as a meaningful gift for family or friends. Let us show you the possibilities of making the holiday bright through this specialized experience. Additional Shipping Cost: $15

Prices are subject to change without notice.
WheatonArts cannot be held responsible for minor flaws that may occur during the annealing process. 

Cancelation Policy: A $25.00 fee will be charged to those who do not show up for their appointment. We require 24 hours notice to cancel an appointment; otherwise, it will be considered a no-show, except in the case of illness. Are you feeling unwell or showing symptoms of COVID-19? Please stay home. Appointments can be rescheduled by phone or email. 

COVID NOTE: *Following New Jersey State’s definition, people are considered “fully vaccinated” for COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine and any booster doses for which they are eligible as recommended by the CDC. Vaccines must be currently authorized for emergency use or approved by the FDA or the WHO. Class participants will be required to show proof of vaccination to participate. Instructors will be wearing masks. Participants are strongly encouraged to wear masks as glassblowing is a hands-on activity with instructors working closely with the participants to ensure safety with the material. 

GIFT CARDS are available in the Arthur Gorham Paperweight Shop and online.
For more information, call 856.825.6800 ext. 152.
Handicap access, Large Print, Assisted Listening, and Sign Language interpretation icons

WheatonArts will provide assistive services upon request. Individuals needing special assistance or accommodations should contact us at least two weeks in advance. WheatonArts strives to ensure the accessibility of its exhibitions, events, and programs to all persons with disabilities.

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