Make a Paperweight!
Last Saturday of every month - Next Session April 26!
Making your own paperweight is a fun activity for everyone. With the help of an instructor you will design and create your own paperweight. Register for a specific time and plan to spend an hour at the studio. Each paperweight costs $65. Sign up now to reserve your space!
We're not just about glass--we also love metal! Sign up for our next weekend Welding Workshop April 26 and 27 for hands-on practice with the fundamentals of MIG welding, as well as metal cutting and fabrication techniques.
This is a practical skills class that will emphasize safety training and the basic working skills necessary to start making sculpture. Register today.
Open Studio/Open House
Don't miss our Spring Open House and Open Studio event! There will be food, beer and folks blowing glass from 12:00 to 5:00 pm on May 10.
As part of the Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour, visit 11 resident artist studios or work with one of our instructors to make your own glass paperweight for a fee.
Family friendly, free and open to the public.
Ready to give glassblowing a try or expand your skills? New classes are open for registration!
Our next six-week Beginning Glassblowing class starts June 3. For our returning students, Basic Shapes with Color Applications begins June 4. Grab a seat!
Classes and Rental Time Make Great Gifts!!
Do you know someone who has always wanted to try glassblowing? Does a friend or loved one already blow glass? DC GlassWorks offers gift certificates for classes and rental time. Purchase a certificate for a specific class, or leave that up to the lucky person who receives it. Email us for more information at
Group Parties and Group Events
Would you like to bring your employees in for a holiday party or corporate event? You can do that! We will provide all the materials, tools, and instructors to get your team blowing glass. You can provide refreshments or have the event catered. Events can be arranged for individuals to make ornaments or paperweights, or we can lead your group in a team building activity where they work together on larger objects. Read more about team building events on the web site or email us at
to schedule and event.
Glass Studio Rental
Our studio is available for rental to qualified glass artists. If you've taken a class but are hesitant about renting, email us about our Beginners Blow slots. A studio artist will be available to give you some advice and guidance. For more information read the studio rental page or email us your questions at
Studio calendar online
Our studio calendar is available online. If you are looking to rent studio time, please check the calendar for available times and then send an email to
to schedule a time. Open the Studio calendar in a new window>>
Corporate and Teambuilding Events
Glassblowing requires team effort and communications. DC GlassWorks can work with your organization to realize a fun, successful, and unique teambuilding activity. Looking for a place to hold an interesting and fun event? Our studio has a modern mix of colorful glass, entertaining glass blowing and an industrial setting. Learn more>>