Brooklyn Glass

Brooklyn Glass

Art
Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York
(330 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

(330 Reviews)
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.

Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses

5/20/2019
Katie G.

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses


We had a lovely time taking this course! The instructors were so informative, and we got to make a couple projects in the allotted time. We felt like we learned a lot and were so mesmerized about the glass blowing process. Jessie was great, and we would recommend this experience to anyone!

Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses

4/28/2019
Steve W.

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses


The course was very informative, fun, extremely hot. Enjoy the small groups where you get the individual needed attention and assistance.

Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses

4/22/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses


It was a fun class, I like how it’s a small group per teacher, per assistant teacher where you get the needed attention to make a finished product you’ll be happy to take home.

One Day Glass Blowing Workshop

4/21/2019
Anonymous

Attended: One Day Glass Blowing Workshop


The class was fun as a beginner. There were three instructors, only one instructor was super nice and super patient. The main instructor wasn’t very nice (kinda mean, and had attitude).

Neon Bending Boot Camp

4/9/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Neon Bending Boot Camp


Loved it! Great teachers!

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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

Glass Terrariums
Glass Terrariums
Next start date:

Saturday Sep 7th, 4pm - 9pm

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

Sunday Sep 1st, 11am - 4pm

Intermediate Glass Blowing
Intermediate Glass Blowing
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 27th, 6pm - 9pm

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

Wednesday Aug 28th, 6pm - 9pm

Bloom in Flame
Bloom in Flame
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 31st, 11am - 4pm

Afternoon Fusing
Afternoon Fusing
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 31st, 4pm - 7pm

Sun Catchers
Sun Catchers
Next start date:

Sunday Sep 1st, 4pm - 7pm

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

Saturday Sep 7th, 11am - 4pm

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

Saturday Sep 7th, 11am - 4pm

Glass Implosions
Glass Implosions
Next start date:

Sunday Sep 8th, 11am - 4pm

Glass Apple Picking
Glass Apple Picking
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 31st, 4pm - 7pm

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

Saturday Sep 14th, 11am - 4pm

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

Saturday Sep 14th, 11am - 4pm

Free Form Vessels
Free Form Vessels
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 31st, 11am - 4pm

Afternoon Glassblowing
Afternoon Glassblowing
Next start date:

Sunday Sep 15th, 4pm - 7pm

Neon Bending Boot Camp
Neon Bending Boot Camp
Next start date:

Monday Sep 16th, 6pm - 9pm

8 Weeks Neon Letter
8 Weeks Neon Letter
Next start date:

Thursday Sep 19th, 6pm - 9pm

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

Saturday Sep 28th, 4pm - 9pm

Shot Glasses
Shot Glasses
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 5th, 4pm - 9pm

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

Saturday Sep 21st, 11am - 4pm

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