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
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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.
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.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Free Boy; A True Story of Slave and Master
by Dr. Lorraine McConaghy
The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel James Brown
The Good Rain
by Timothy Egan
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
by Jamie Ford
New Land, North of the Columbia
by Dr. Lorraine McConaghy
Snow Falling on Cedars
by David Guterson

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