Liquid Arts Glassblowing Experience

Colorado Springs, United States

Experience hosted by Elev8

4 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food, tickets, and equipment

What you'll do

You will learn the basics of lampworking AKA glassblowing. The main difference is glassblowing is done with a very large oven called a glory hole, while lampworking uses a torch. This is a 4-hour class and about 1 hour is spent training you on safety and techniques. This is split up throughout the experience. You will spend about a full 3 hours on the torch playing with molten glass. In the class, we can go over basic items like an implosion or a mushroom marble, pendants, glass ice cubes, and other more simple-to-make items. Glassblowing is freaking fun and amazing, but it is not easy at the start. Be warned, you may experience too much fun, melting glass in fire is just plain cool! Another project we have been working on to incorporate is trying to make a pipe with you for a small added cost. It takes a good amount of time to make one from scratch so we have pre-made pipe slugs you can pick from so we can whip it up and potentially add a marble you made to it in a timely fashion. The pre-made slugs do cost a little extra as it takes more labor, but you get a really cool extra special piece. With this added option the teacher will be the one making the pipe towards the end of the class if not after the class so all who still need help can get the help they need.

We use an ozone generator nightly to sanitize the work facility to ensure a healthy work zone
You will learn the basics of lampworking AKA glassblowing. The main difference is glassblowing is done with a very large oven called a glory hole, while lampworking uses a torch. This is a 4-hour class and about 1 hour is spent training you on safety and techniques. This is split up throughout the experience. You will spend about a full 3 hours on the torch playing with molten glass. In the class, we can go over basic items like an implosion…

What's included

  • Food
    We have a vending machine with snackes and drinks
  • Tickets
    Get a 20% discount card that can be used at either one of our sister headsh...
  • Equipment
    When you come grab an Elev8 shirt for 50% off. That's only $10 for a dope...

Meet your host, Elev8

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 97 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a self-taught glass artist that started nearly 15 years ago. We have a 14 station studio and 3 lathes. This is a working studio so there could be glassblowers working near you also. We make all the glass for the Silver Surfer Vaporizer and Elev8 Premier Glass that we sell worldwide. You will either be working with Sean H., Jeff E. or me, Steve:).
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From €106
/ person
Sat, Aug 7
€106 per person
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
€106 per person
Sun, Aug 8
€106 per person
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Join 3 other guests
€106 per person
Sat, Aug 14
€106 per person
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
€106 per person

Where you'll be

The Elev8 Premier Liquid Arts Experience takes place at the Elev8 Premier Glass Studio. You will have your own torch and will be working with one of the coolest instructors on the planet with tons of glass passion. When you come PULL ON THE DOOR HARD. Our exhaust is strong, so the door feels locked. PULL ON THE DOOR HARD.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 97 reviews.

Evangelos
July 2021
An excellent experience! We are so glad we decided to do it and were impressed with how much we were able to make!
Kayla
July 2021
Had a great experience. Instructor was easy to understand and didn't waste time. Hands on learning style, instructor is always nearby, but sits back to gives plenty of space unless needed. Highly recommend you give it a try and have fun. Would love to go again sometime!
Had a great experience. Instructor was easy to understand and didn't waste time. Hands on learning style, instructor is always nearby, but sits back to gives plenty of space unless…
Brittany
July 2021
This is a great foray into glass art! You’ll learn some basic skills that will serve you should you want to dive deeper into glassworks. It’s hands-on basically from the start, and the friendly staff helps you as much or as little as you want. I would do this again!!
This is a great foray into glass art! You’ll learn some basic skills that will serve you should you want to dive deeper into glassworks. It’s hands-on basically from the start, and…
Leesa
July 2021
A unique and fun experience! Trevor was a great teacher. The whole experience was very professional and safety conscious while allowing you to do hands on work. We had a great time!
Ashley
June 2021
Fantastic experience, got plenty of instruction and help with our glass work. Also had plenty of time to just try things out and make multiple pieces. We would definitely do this again!
Tina
June 2021
We had a large group and they were very accommodating. Everything was ready for us when we arrived. Had excellent instructions and help when ever needed. Everyone had a great experience and want to go again.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.