Brooklyn Glass

Brooklyn Glass

Art
Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York
(337 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

(337 Reviews)
One Day Glass Blowing Workshop

10/1/2019
Toni D.

Attended: One Day Glass Blowing Workshop


I loved the class so much. It was magical to transform liquid into solid and end up with something so beautiful. It really makes you appreciate what goes into an ordinary glass object. Our instructors were incredibly helpful and totally engaging.

Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses

9/23/2019
Charles C.

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses


The class was Incredible! Alex, our instructor, made the class so interesting and made the process easy to understand.

Free Form Vessels

9/16/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Free Form Vessels


first of all...the instructors were great. super nice. friendly and approachable. The issue was the class is waaaay to long for what it is and waaaay to expensive for what it is. In this 5 hour class you are interacting with glass for a total of maybe 10/15 minutes. A LOT of time is spent sitting around watching other people do stuff. I know a lot has to be explained but too much time is spent sitting around. For $220 i would expect a lot more time with the glass. Again, way to expensive for what it is. Working with the glass was fun but the instructors are really doing most of the work. I would highly suggest doing this in pairs for 1.5 hours and charging $100. Anything longer or more expensive i wouldnt be able to suggest to friends.

Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses

8/27/2019
Alexandra V.

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses


Truly an amazing experience! I loved everything about this class & immediately fell in love with glassblowing! Alex is a great teacher and the whole team is very helpful. Can’t wait to go back and continue learning from them. I highly recommend you take this course.

Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses

8/27/2019
ROTHER S.

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses


absolutely an amazing experience oh, Alex, the teacher was superb. The class was so inspiring that we are going to sign up for a more intensive course. Thank you Brooklyn glass

One Day Glass Blowing Workshop

8/18/2019
Rachel V.

Attended: One Day Glass Blowing Workshop


The class was really interesting and made me want to learn more about glass blowing and glass making, but I didn’t love the instructor I had. The class participants were split up into three groups, each with their own instructor, and while the other two instructors seemed to take their time and give a lot of info and instruction, ours was not great. He seemed more interested in talking to other workers in the studio and kept walking away from us while we were handling the glass, then seemed to get annoyed when we made mistakes. It would’ve been helpful (and we probably would have had fewer mistakes) if he’d actually stayed with us as we were working, the way that the other instructors did. At one point I was heating glass, could see that I was having trouble and turned to ask for help, and then realized that the instructor was across the room, not paying attention to me at all. He seemed to get frustrated and impatient with us, which was a little uncomfortable and intimidating considering none of us had done this before, and frenquently grabbed equipment out of our hands to do things himself rather than explaining or talking us through it, or even practicing motions beforehand the way that the ther two instructors did. Our group finished a full 20 minutes before the other two groups, which also made it feel as though we’d been rushed through (and when were finished the instructor again left us to sit and do nothing while he went off to talk to other people in the studio). Overall it was a decent experience that made me want to learn more, but I think I’ll find another studio to take more classes at instead of going back to Brooklyn Glass.

Sundae Bowl Workshop

7/30/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Sundae Bowl Workshop


Great instructors. We learned and had the opportunity to do hands on practice and make two projects in one day.

One-Day of Neon

7/1/2019
Anonymous

Attended: One-Day of Neon


I wasn’t able to attend the class due to an emergency and let them know day of. While this is completely my fault, it would be nice to be able to receive a discount off my next purchase of the same class, as I would still love to attend!

Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses

6/17/2019
Colin A.

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses


This class was a lot of fun the instructors were really easy to work with and guided us all extremely well

Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses

5/24/2019
Nancy B.

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses


My husband and I loved our course. Brooklyn Glass is a great facility with a very personable and safety conscious staff. We had a lot of fun and walked away with 2 wonderful pieces each. We can’t wait to take another course at Brooklyn Glass.

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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

Afternoon Glassblowing
Afternoon Glassblowing
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 27th, 4pm - 7pm

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

Sunday Nov 3rd, 11am - 4pm

Ghostly Halloween Ornaments (One Day Glassblowing)
Ghostly Halloween Ornaments (One Day Glassblowing)
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 26th, 11am - 4pm

Marvelous Marbles and Pendants
Marvelous Marbles and Pendants
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 19th, 11am - 4pm

Pumpkinmania One Day Workshop
Pumpkinmania One Day Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 19th, 11am - 4pm

Free Form Vessels
Free Form Vessels
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 19th, 4pm - 9pm

One Day Glass Blowing Workshop
One Day Glass Blowing Workshop
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 20th, 11am - 4pm

Glass Implosions
Glass Implosions
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 20th, 11am - 4pm

Glass Terrariums
Glass Terrariums
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 2nd, 4pm - 9pm

Bloom in Flame
Bloom in Flame
Next start date:

Sunday Dec 15th, 11am - 4pm

Shot Glasses
Shot Glasses
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 2nd, 11am - 4pm

Glass Apple Picking
Glass Apple Picking
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 20th, 4pm - 7pm

Holiday Ornaments (One Day)
Holiday Ornaments (One Day)
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 3rd, 4pm - 7pm

Introductory Glass Blowing (8 Week)
Introductory Glass Blowing (8 Week)
Next start date:

Monday Nov 4th, 6pm - 9pm

Intermediate Glass Blowing
Intermediate Glass Blowing
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 5th, 6pm - 9pm

8 Weeks of Advanced Glassblowing
8 Weeks of Advanced Glassblowing
Next start date:

Wednesday Nov 6th, 6pm - 9pm

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

Saturday Oct 26th, 11am - 4pm

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

Saturday Oct 26th, 4pm - 9pm

Four Day Pipe Intensive
Four Day Pipe Intensive
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 12th, 6pm - 9pm

Flameworked Ornaments
Flameworked Ornaments
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 23rd, 11am - 4pm

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