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CORNING, NEW YORK

Hands-On Glassmaking At the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass

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Program #2388RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Janet from Utica, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
Such a fun and well organized program. We were like kids at summer camp ("Look at what I made.") The staff at the glass studio were most helpful and eager to make sure we had a chance to experience the allure of glassmaking. They guided us patiently through all the processes so we learned so much while being kept safe from the fiery furnaces. Watson Homestead is a peaceful and beautiful place to stay and the cooks made sure we were well and delightfully fed. The program director was always helpful, fun, cheerful, and also full of knowledge on a variety of topics. It was a lovely experience and even the husbands coerced to attend by their wives had a great time.

Beth from Cortland, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/10/13 - 11/15/13
Wow! This week at the Corning Museum Studios was incredible. I learned so much, met some wonderful people, and had a much needed break from my real life. I came home and bought a small kiln so that I can continue practicing the skills I learned. I highly encourage everyone to attend this.

Doris from Lansdale, PA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 11/10/13 - 11/15/13
Excellent opportunity to try your hand at glass making. I thoroughly enjoyed the programs and love the fruits of my labors. Who knew I could make flowers, beads, suncatchers, and more. What fun, with a friendly group of participants and instructors.

Donna from Greensburg, PA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/27/13 - 11/01/13
This program was great. Lots of hands on studio time. It is true that you will not believe how much glass you have to take home when the program is over. It is managed well, on time, and busy. The evenings are free with glass videos to watch. A couple TV's in shared areas and wireless that is sometimes spotty. The conference center is in a lovely area the food is plentiful and good.

Lois from Freehold, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/27/13 - 11/01/13
The program is very educational and exciting. I gained a greater respect for the glass medium and I also got to leave with some great pieces I made in the different classes.

Helene from Libertyville, IL Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 10/27/13 - 11/01/13
Carefully read the description of the programs you are considering. The programs are accurately written and contain great details so there will be no surprises when you decide what to attend.

Charlotte from Canton, GA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 10/27/13 - 11/01/13
My next RoadScholar program will be my tenth! All the programs have helped me expand my experiences of the world and meet wonderful people.

Donald from Casper, WY Number of programs attended: 60
Date attended: 09/30/12 - 10/05/12
This was a good program. We have done about 60 programs over the years. We are also part time Ambassadors

Regina from Pittsboro, NC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/28/12 - 11/02/12
Jenny was unbelievable. Kind, so helpful

Luba from Farmington Hills, MI Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/28/12 - 11/02/12
the program was very interesting - came home with 27 beautiful items. never thought i could blow glass and make items to be put in a kiln --fun

Allan from Farmington Hills, MI Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/28/12 - 11/02/12
it was a great & exciting program that allowed me to do something
that i always dreamed of & the best part was that i brought back
actual objects i made.

Casey from Harrisburg, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/30/12 - 10/05/12
I had an absolute blast and can't wait to learn more!

Jean from Brevard, NC Number of programs attended: 32
Date attended: 09/30/12 - 10/05/12
It has taken me a week to recoup from this exciting learning experience of making great masterpieces. If anyone out there who was lucky enough to attend this class with me would email me the email list I would be grateful jeanib2002@yahoo.com


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