Brooklyn Glass

Brooklyn Glass

Art
Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York
(269 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

(269 Reviews)
Free Form Vessels

6/10/2018
Yelena P.

Attended: Free Form Vessels


It was a great experience. I loved it very much and grateful to my teacher Alex for such wonderful class!

Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses

5/31/2018
Dana D.

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses


Truth be told, I learned that glass blowing is not my forte. I found the class to be fairly stressful because I realized I have a fear of 2600 degree furnaces! That being said, the instructors, and especially David, were amazingly patient with my nerves and helpful throughout. The class size was small enough that I had a lot of one on one instruction. Miraculously, I left the class with an amazing and fully functional tumbler. Never been more proud of something I crafted!

One Day Glassblowing Workshop

5/28/2018
Karen B.

Attended: One Day Glassblowing Workshop


Really loved it!

One Day Glassblowing Workshop

5/20/2018
Rick M.

Attended: One Day Glassblowing Workshop


Our instruct Estabon was excellent Very patient with us

Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses

5/14/2018
Jimmy M.

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses


Overall, this was a very enjoyable experience. The class consisted of a mix of demonstrations of what was possible with glass, hands on work creating glass objects and touring and understanding the facilities at Brooklyn Glass. I had no idea how glass blowing worked going in, and left with a very clear picture of the overall process. The instructor let us known early on that making a tumbler is a pretty advanced piece of glass blowing, and that he would be assisting a lot. This was certainly the case, but I was very happy with the amount of hands on work we got to do during this course, including learning how to gather and manipulate glass. You get up close and personal with several furnaces, so a high tolerance for heat is required. I left with a very beautiful paperweight and a questionably beautiful (but no less meaningful!) tumbler. I would position this class more as good way to see whether glass blowing is for you before signing up for the 8 week course. Given the price, it may be worth jumping directly into the 8 week course if you're confident you will remain interested.

Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses

5/13/2018
Ben K.

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses


Great class! Really enjoyed it and learned a lot.

One-Day of Neon

5/7/2018
David S.

Attended: One-Day of Neon


This course was one of the coolest things I've ever done in New York. Brooklyn Glass is an impressive space with some amazing people. Kody and Mike were fantastic instructors - knowledgeable, patient, and funny. Our class of seven students each made a unique piece, learned about neon, and got to watch Kody quickly make an impressive sign. While the price isn't cheap, it's totally worth it!

Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses

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.

Shot Glasses

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 !

Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses

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.

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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 Casting
Glass Casting
Next start date:

Thursday Jun 21st, 4pm

8 Week Neon Letter
8 Week Neon Letter
Next start date:

Thursday Jun 21st, 6pm

Intro to Neon Weekend Intensive
Intro to Neon Weekend Intensive
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 23rd, 11am

Growing Glass
Growing Glass
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 23rd, 11am

Glass Terrariums
Glass Terrariums
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 23rd, 4pm

6 Week Sunday Morning Glass
6 Week Sunday Morning Glass
Next start date:

Sunday Jun 24th, 11am

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

Monday Jun 25th, 6pm

Bloom in Flame
Bloom in Flame
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 30th, 11am

One Day Glassblowing Workshop
One Day Glassblowing Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 30th, 11am

Shot Glasses
Shot Glasses
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 30th, 4pm

Glass Implosions
Glass Implosions
Next start date:

Sunday Jul 1st, 11am

Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses
Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses
Next start date:

Sunday Jul 1st, 2pm

One-Day of Neon
One-Day of Neon
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 7th, 11am

Free Form Vessels
Free Form Vessels
Next start date:

Sunday Jul 8th, 2pm

Teen Summer Program - Glassblowing
Teen Summer Program - Glassblowing
Next start date:

Monday Jul 9th, 10am

Neon Weekly (8 weeks)
Neon Weekly (8 weeks)
Next start date:

Wednesday Jul 11th, 6pm

Filled with Fire: Bottle Vessel Vase
Filled with Fire: Bottle Vessel Vase
Next start date:

Sunday Jul 15th, 11am

Teen Summer Program: Flameworking & Neon Bending
Teen Summer Program: Flameworking & Neon Bending
Next start date:

Monday Jul 16th, 10am

4-Week Intro to Flame-working
4-Week Intro to Flame-working
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 21st, 4pm

Sundae Bowl Workshop
Sundae Bowl Workshop
Next start date:

Sunday Jul 22nd, 2pm

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