GLASS ARTS

The Richard Hill Glass Studio allows the community of Valdosta and beyond an experience to learn the art of glass. Whether you have experience with glass or are new, we welcome everyone to take classes, learn techniques and be creative.

Hand Blown Glass Ornament Workshop

Tis’ the season to deck the halls with your very own hand blown, glass ornament! In this 30 minute workshop you will work one-on-one with the instructor to design and create your very own traditional glass ornament. Disclaimer: Glass ornaments will be ready to pick up two days following workshop.

Instructor/Artist: James Downey
Ages 12+ | $30 member | $40 non-member
All supplies provided.

Fused Glass

Thursdays | 6-8 pm

This 2-hour class teaches the basics of working with fusible sheet glass. Participant will learn how to cut and assemble glass, and the kiln fusing process. Upon completion, the participant's project will be loaded into a fusing kiln to melt the glass design into a finished piece. Disclaimer: Students will need to pick up artwork on a later date. Students have two weeks to pick-up once called.

Instructor/Artist: James Downey
Ages 12+ | $50 member/VSU student | $60 non-member
See booking calendar for available dates

Flame Working

Tuesdays | 6-8pm

This 2-hour introductory class teaches the basics of torch working, melting and shaping glass into beads. Disclaimer: Students will need to pick up artwork on a later date. Students have two weeks to pick-up once called.

Instructor/Artist: James Downey
Ages 12+ | $50 member/VSU student | $60 non-member
See booking calendar for available dates

Open- Studio Flame Working

Thursdays | 6-8pm

Want more time to practice shaping hot glass? The Flameworking Open Studio is it! The instructor will be present to assist you with your torch and answer any questions you may have, but you are free to create at your own pace. Sign up for as many Open Studios as you’d like to perfect your glass shaping skills! Glass and tools included!
Prerequisite: Have taken at least one Flameworking Class with instructor at the Turner Center. Disclaimer: Students will need to pick up artwork on a later date. Students have two weeks to pick-up once called.

Instructor/Artist: James Downey
Ages 12+ | $30 member/VSU student | $40 non-member
You must have taken at least one flameworking class at the Turner Center before registering for Open-Studio.
See booking calendar for available dates

Glass Blowing

Saturdays | 10am – 4pm, 1-hour increments

A one-on-one class where students are guided through the process of shaping molten glass into their own creation. Students will choose and design a piece from one of several shapes including: pumpkin, bowl, vase, cup or paperweight. Artist James Downey will discuss safety, tools and materials, how to properly shape the glass and add color. Bring friends and family to cheer you on! Disclaimer: Students will need to pick up artwork on a later date. Students have two weeks to pick-up once called.

Instructor/Artist: James Downey
Ages 12+ | $65 member/VSU student | $75 non-member
One person per time slot.
See booking calendar for available dates

Stained Glass

Mondays | 6-9pm

This 3-hour class will teach the basics of stained glass, including designing, cutting, soldering and framing the created work. Students will get to choose their project based on 3-4 pre-made templates. Students will make one piece typically 4x4 in size. Disclaimer: Students will need to pick up artwork on a later date. Students have two weeks to pick-up once called.

Instructor/Artist: Richard Hill
Ages 18+ | $50 member/VSU student | $60 non-member
See booking Calendar for available dates
All Glass Arts workshops are held in The Richard Hill Glass Studio, 506 North Ashley Street.
Refund Policy: Due to limited availability NO REFUNDS will be given unless you notify the Center 72 hours prior to class by calling 229.247.2787.