Indulge your inner artist with a two-hour glass blowing session!

Hot Glass Academy is a mobile glassblowing studio that will set up a furnace on WMA’s campus on March 12th-15th for multiple sessions. Each workshop session begins with a comprehensive safety introduction to working with hot glass. Students then begin their one-on-one session with the instructor by picking out one or two glass colors for their object, followed by a brief, fun warm-up with glass and tools for each student to become familiar with the material properties of molten glass.

Next, students will gather glass on a steel blowpipe or rod, apply their chosen color(s), and shape the glass into the selected form. Each piece will be placed in the annealing oven for a slow cooling process, and will be available for pickup the following day. Every object is handmade and no two are exactly the same. Students will have the option to create a cup, ornament, paperweight, or flower.

March 12-15, two-hour sessions

Sessions at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 2:30 p.m. each day

$50 for members, $60 for not-yet members

Ages 8+ (children ages 8-16 must be accompanied by an adult)


  • Occurs Thursday, March 12th, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Occurs Friday, March 13th, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Occurs Saturday, March 14th, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Occurs Sunday, March 15th, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am


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The Wiregrass Museum of Art inspires a lifelong appreciation for the visual arts by providing innovative educational programs that engage diverse audiences through the collection and exhibition of quality works.

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