Hands-On Glass in Chihuly's Seattle

Discover the art of glass-blowing alongside experts as you learn about the works of Dale Chihuly, visit artists’ studios and the Museum of Glass and create your own glass masterpiece
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Program No. 19345RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Heat waves radiate off the 2,000-degree molten glass you gather on your blowpipe as you learn the basics of glass-blowing in this week of hands-on glass in Seattle. Spend two full days in the studios at Pratt Fine Arts Center as experienced artist-instructors provide individual attention in small classes. Marvel at wondrous works of glass during a visit to the studios of major glass artists. Delight in the exhibits of handmade glass in downtown galleries and public installations. Travel to Tacoma to see the Museum of Glass, the Chihuly Bridge of Glass, Union Station's glass exhibit and more.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to 15 blocks on sidewalks, in buildings, over several hours. Standing for up to one hour in studio while working on projects.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Work with accomplished artist-teachers as you “do it yourself,” learning glass-blowing, fusing and flame-working.
  • See artists at work in the Museum of Glass, cross the Chihuly Bridge of Glass and much more in Tacoma's museum district.
  • Delight in a visit to the spectacular Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit at Seattle Center, showcasing the legendary glass-master's sparkling new creations.

General Notes

For a similar program for grandchildren and grandparents, please see "Flameworking & Glassblowing in Seattle With Your Grandchild (#22332)".
Featured Expert
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Betsy Bruce
Born and educated in Iowa, Betsy moved to Seattle after receiving her degree in zoology and chemistry from the University of Iowa. In 1987, at the beginning of the technology boom, she began her career in high tech with several large software companies. She received her master’s degree in educational technology and authored several books on web design and using the web to deliver training. She loves hiking around Seattle with her Siberian husky as well as musical theater, singing, whiskey tasting and genetic genealogy.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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