Classes

Baron Glassworks offers classes for people of all skill levels, including eight-week sessions  to one-day classes and corporate outings.  Gift certificates are available and can be used to purchase art or classes.  For more information or to sign up, contact us.  We welcome artists of all ages and abilities.  If under 18, we request an interview with the prospective student and parent or legal guardian.

Eight-Week Sessions
Instructors: Annette Baron and others
All Levels – $700 per session
Materials included, contact us for availability. Each class is 3 hours long.
For Novice Glassblowers: 
Using a steel pipe, you will learn how to draw molten glass from a furnace, create a hollow form by blowing air into the mass and manipulate the resulting bubble with heat, gravity and simple hand tools.
For Intermediate & Advanced Glassblowers:
Each level builds upon previously learned skills.  Form and coloration techniques will be demonstrated or described.  Your instructor will work with you to realize your designs.

Since class sizes at Baron Glassworks are limited to four people, you will advance at your own pace.  Small class size allows for maximum “bench time” and individual attention from instructors.

One-Day Classes
3-hour Private Session $300
Contact us to get a real taste of what it takes to study Furnace Glass Blowing.  Make three to five pieces working one-on-one with an instructor.  
1-hour Private Session $125
Contact us to try your hand at one or two pieces of glass, depending on complexity. You will work one-on-one with an instructor.
Make Your Own $80/$100 per person

Work one-on-one with an instructor to try glass blowing.

Price depends on complexity: a one-rod/punty “simple” piece, such as a paperweight, ornament, garden ball, or garden stake is $80; a multi-rod/punty “vessel” piece such as a drinking glass, vase, bowl or platter is $100.

After the piece is “annealed” (slowly cooled), you have a very “giftworthy” piece of glass.

Try with a friend!

Contact us to find a time that works for you!

Parties & Corporate Outings

Contact us to plan and schedule your event!

Our corporate package includes:

  • Participation for 12 employees.
    Contact us to discuss larger or smaller groups.
  • Four hours of private studio time.
    (1pm-5pm on the Friday or Sunday of your outing)
  • One-on-one instruction for each employee with an experienced instructor in a safe environment.
  • Each employee will create and complete at least two pieces of art.

Our promise to you and your employees is an unparalleled experience which will promote creative exploration.

We’ve seen firsthand the response that employees have when in this environment.  They realize possibility, by taking risks with a media which requires immediacy.  They discover the power of creativity.  They get to know their co-workers, in ways they would not have opportunity to in the work environment.

Benefits to you… refreshed employees who know each other on a different level, whose confidence has been built.  Employees who know they can accomplish great things together.  And a team of people who know you, their employer, believes in investing in them!  Everyone wins!

Testimonials

Baron Glassworks captures the spirit of what glassmaking is all about—fire, light, skill artistry and passion.   Annette Baron will give you and your teammates the faith to roll a ball of molten glass in the palm of your hand… an awesome experience!  This activity brings group members together in a way that gets everyone excited about what everyone else is doing—and provides every attendee with a unique momento of what they have created from idea to finished article—a true test of ownership!”—Richard Hulme, Guardian Industries Corp.

Ann Arbor Rec&Ed [has offered] classes at Baron Glassworks.  Word has been spreading how wonderful her classes are, and because of the popularity of the class, we have students waitlisted hoping to get in.  Annette’s studio is professional and she is an amazing artist and instructor.”—Lisa Wigal, Art Programmer for Ann Arbor Rec&Ed