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Celebrate birthdays, showers and family celebrations while making glass art!  Together we can create a fun, lasting memory for you.  Try something different!  Where else can you play with glass AND fire?  Parties are for adults and youth.  Age limitations are listed below.

We will provide all materials and instruction, just bring your creativity! You are welcome to bring refreshments; a refrigerator is available. 

We'll work with you to design projects that sound fun for you and your guests.  Party activities include Glassblowing, Flameworking (Lampworking), Sandblasting, Bead Making, and Kiln Fusing.  Prices vary from $18 to $60 per project. Call for pricing.

Anyone age seven and up (varies by project) can create unique glass art projects that are theirs to keep. What a great opportunity to get together with your friends, express creativity and have fun.

Contact us today to schedule a celebration that is customized just for you!

A $50 deposit is required when you schedule your party. The deposit goes toward your balance, which is due one week before the event. Party costs depend on the project, number of participants and length of the event.  We will make every effort to work with your budget and party ideas!  Call us at 269-552-9802. 
         

 





Sandblasting Parties
Ages 7 & Up

Create fun designs on a glass object and then blast your design into the glass with a high-powered sandblaster.  We have a variety of items for you to sandblast or you can bring your own.  As an idea, bachelorette/bachelor parties can bring wine glasses, beer mugs, plates, anything fun to document the day!  Projects are ready to take home the same day!

Party Idea:  "Ice Cream Party!!"
Each guest creates their own unique ice cream bowl. Bring your own ice cream to enjoy a sundae in your finished dish! 

 


Fusing Parties

Ages 7 & Up

Learn to cut glass to create your own design!  We have containers of cut glass to use as embellishments or if you choose not to cut glass, you can still create a fabulous project!   After your piece is finished we will fire it in the kiln and it's ready to take home 7-10 days later.

Party Idea: Feeling Festive!
Design glass "cookies" or hanging ornaments for the holidays or any time! We'll design a shape to fit your theme.
 

 
Party Idea: Catch Some Rays!
Guests create one-of-a-kind sun catchers or coasters.

Party Idea: 11x14 Panel
Create a group project that can be hung in your school, club or used as a thoughtful birthday gift!

        

   Fusing Tile  

 


Bead Making Parties

Ages 12 & Up
Experience the excitement of creating glass beads on a steel mandrel. Use bright, vibrant colors to make a variety of beads.  Decorate the beads with dots, lines and swirls.  Projects will be ready for pick up 5 days after your party.

 




Flameworking/Lampworking Parties

Ages 12 and Up
Shape vibrant borosilicate glass with a torch to create a glass pendant, fish or other small figure.

 
 

 


 

 Party Idea: Hanging by a String
Guests will create their own unique pendant using lampworking techniques.
 


Glassblowing Parties
Ages 14 and up
An introduction to traditional hot glass work. At the two-hour party, guests will be shown how to use glass blowing tools and manipulate colorful hot glass from the furnace.

   

 



Party Idea: Paperweight!
Learn how to use murrine, stringers and bubbles to create unique worlds within a sphere of solid glass.  .
 



Times are available during the day, after school, in the evening, on weekends and throughout the summer. Unless otherwise noted, parties have a minimum of $180.  For example, if your party cost is $180 and you have 8 people, each person would only cost $22.50!  Amazing value to learn a new skill!  A $50 deposit is required when you schedule your event. The deposit goes toward your balance, which is due a week before your party. Contact West Michigan Glass Art Center at (269) 552-9802 to schedule your special event TODAY!

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