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.
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Glass Summer Camp!

June 13-17, June 20-24, and July 11-15  | See schedule for hours

Students will create various projects over the week. Students will learn common procedures and safety in the glass studio, various techniques and terms and learn the principles of both fused and flame-working. Glass camp is Monday-Friday, 1-4pm each day. Students can choose from 3 different weeks but the camps are identical. Student’s artwork will be showcased at the summer camp exhibition on Friday, July 22, 5-6pm.

Instructor/Artist: James Downey
Ages 12-18 | $190 member/VSU student | $200 non-member
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Fused Glass

Class meets Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays | See schedule for hours

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
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Flame Working

Class meets Wednesdays/Saturdays | See schedule for hours

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
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Glass Blowing

Class meets Saturdays | See schedule for hours

Glassblowing classes are closed temporarily for the summer months due to excessive heat. Classes resume September 2022.

A one-on-one experience 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: bowl, cup, paperweight, float or ornament. 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.
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Stained Glass

Class meets 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
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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.