Flameworking & Glassblowing in Seattle With Your Grandchild

Hop into the hot shop as you and your grandchild learn from glassmakers to create your own glimmering works of art together, and find inspiration at Chihuly Garden’s glass galleries.
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Program No. 22332RJ
6 days
Starts at
1,799 / ADULT
999 / CHILD

At a Glance

Heat waves radiate off the 2,000-degree molten glass gathering on the blowpipe as you and your grandchild blow, shape, heat and dip the glass to create beautiful, glimmering works of art. Learn the basics of glassblowing together in this hands-on program in Seattle as you spend two full days in the studios of Pratt Fine Arts Center. Find inspiration at the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit, where you’ll marvel at the work of glassmaker extraordinaire Dale Chihuly. Then work with artists as you and your aspiring artist create your own masterpieces in glassblowing, fusing and lampworking.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to 10 blocks on sidewalks, in buildings. 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 experienced artist instructors who will provide individual attention in small classes as you craft bowls, floats, ornaments and more.
  • Find out about world-renowned glassmaking master Dale Chihuly at the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit at the Seattle Center.
  • Explore the lively, historic Pike Place Market, and zip to the top of the Space Needle, a Seattle landmark since it was built in 1962 for the Century 21 Exposition.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 13-16.
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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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