Brooklyn Glass

Art
Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York
(256 Reviews)

Brooklyn Glass assists the creative community by providing a studio environment for students, aspiring artists, and professionals working with glass. We are an advocate of the creative process, form, and innovative ideas. Brooklyn Glass enriches the cultural landscape and engages a vast creative community within the five boroughs of New York City.

Brooklyn Glass is a unique resource for artists and craftsmen working in the New York City area. Our facility and comprehensive programming create an environment unlike any other that supports the exchange of thought and technique. As an organization, we seek to promote innovation, education, and the studio practice of our community. We believe in developing and maintaining a sustainable creative environment in which ideas can flourish.

FAQs

What are some of your most popular classes that you offer on CourseHorse?  
Our most popular classes are Tumbler, Neon Weekend, and One-day Glassblowing.  

How long have you been in business? Can you share a bit more about your history? 
Brooklyn Glass officially opened the doors to the public in 2011. Since then, we have welcomed glass-workers from all over to hone their skills as well as students who are interested in picking up a new art form.  

What is your average class size? 
Our average class size is 6–9 students. 

What is your typical student like? What are their goals? 
Our students are typically diversed: college students, parents, kids, couples, etc. Overall, they all share the similar desire to try a new art form and learn a new skill. 

Can you recommend activities to do in the neighborhood before or after class?  
I would recommend Table 87 (fabulous pizza place/bar located on 3rd Avenue and 9th Street in Brooklyn). We have had many students and workshop attendees head over there after the course is over.

Reviews of Brooklyn Glass

(256 Reviews)

4/16/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses


The teachers were really great. It’s a tough class for beginners but I learned a lot and appreciated the helping hands. You have to be fearless because you’re dealing with a lot of heat and Super hot materials.

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4/15/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Shot Glasses


The main teacher there , Esteban is so thorough he really made sure to slowly get us all more confident with handling glass and taught us step by step. Really fun day , wholeheartedly recommend it !

4/4/2018
Emily L.

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses


Class was a great introduction to glass blowing but keep in mind this is more about exposure to the process than learning how to make something on your own. I was very pleased with the two pieces I made with a LOT of assistance from a TA (who was super patient about listening to what I wanted the piece to look like). I found the TAs to be very helpful. If you are sensitive to heat wear long sleeves (or bring a tube sock) and dip your hand in the water before dipping your rod in the molten glass. Yes there is an oddly timed “lunch” break but it was nice to have a break from the heat and it’s unrealistic to think we could have made an extra piece during the lost time. Given the level of assistance necessary for each student I think the break is likely warranted for the instructors’ sake as well.

3/24/2018
Nicole L.

Attended: St Patty’s Beer Mug-Making


Plenty of props for everyone, good explanation of how to use equipment. The assistant assigned to us made a lot of liberties with our mugs and neither my husband or I were happy with our mugs because of her modifications.

3/21/2018
Hashem D.

Attended: St Patty’s Beer Mug-Making


Really fun class with great instructors! And you get a hand made mug at the end :)

3/20/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses


Great intro to glass blowing. The time went by so fast I wish it was longer!

3/11/2018
Michael W.

Attended: One Day Glassblowing Workshop


I had high hopes for the class but came away dissatisfied to say the least. The class started 40 minutes late. The instructor I was paired with had no patience for beginners and showed it in his comments and demeanor. That's a problem in a beginners class; not all of us have joined the glassblowing cool kids clique (that filtered through the studio taking our instructors' attention) that is Brooklyn Glass. I also didn't understand the 1 hour "lunch break" in the middle of an 5 hour evening class. I was pretty put off by the whole thing and left when we broke for "lunch". If Brooklyn Glass is your choice for a beginner class, you should just take your $195 and throw it right in the furnace when you get there. You'll get the same value. After all that though, my paperweight was amazing.

3/5/2018
Jenny S.

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses


The instructions were wonderful and the course far exceeded my expectations for fun!!

3/5/2018
Anthony M.

Attended: One Day Glassblowing Workshop


Excellent way to demystify the glass blowing process. Instructors are patient, professional, and friendly.

3/4/2018
Lisa R.

Attended: One Day Glassblowing Workshop


The instructors were helpful, patient and truly knowledgeable of the craft. And you end up with 2 personalized, unique pieces that are made by you. A great experience overall. Highly recommend others taking this course.

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103 14th St, Brooklyn, New York 11215
Brooklyn Glass
Gowanus, Brooklyn
103 14th St
Btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11215

Directions:
Enter at 142 13th Street

Upcoming Classes at Brooklyn Glass

Glass Implosions
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 28th, 11am

Glass Apple Picking
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 28th, 4pm

Filled with Fire: Bottle Vessel Vase
Next start date:

Sunday Apr 29th, 11am

One Day Glassblowing Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday May 5th, 11am

Shot Glasses
Next start date:

Saturday May 5th, 4pm

One-Day of Neon
Next start date:

Sunday May 6th, 11am

Free Form Vessels
Next start date:

Sunday May 6th, 2pm

Pleased to Meet Hue
Next start date:

Tuesday May 8th, 6pm

Intensive Functional Art (Weekend)
Next start date:

Saturday May 12th, 11am

Beer Mug Making
Next start date:

Saturday May 12th, 11am

Mother's Day Glass
Next start date:

Sunday May 13th, 2pm

Glass Casting
Next start date:

Thursday May 17th, 4pm

Intro to Neon Weekend Intensive
Next start date:

Saturday May 19th, 11am

Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses
Next start date:

Sunday May 20th, 2pm

2,800º Introduction to Flame Working
Next start date:

Saturday May 26th, 11am

Glass Terrariums
Next start date:

Saturday May 26th, 4pm

Bloom in Flame
Next start date:

Sunday May 27th, 11am

Intro to Glass Blowing (8 Week)
Next start date:

Monday Jun 4th, 6pm

Intermediate Glass Blowing
Next start date:

Tuesday Jun 5th, 6pm

Neon Bending Boot Camp
Next start date:

Tuesday Jun 5th, 6pm

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