Janke Studios  Atlanta's Premier Glassblowing Studio

Classes


Janke Studios offers a variety of classes. These classes are fun, compact and project-oriented.  You will create paperweights, tumblers and other beautiful pieces as you learn basic glassblowing techniques like gathering and re-heating.  Suggested dress attire includes long pants and closed toe shoes are required. Our class schedules are as follows the Regular Class Schedules in Black and the Groupon Process and Schedule is in Red.


Please be aware that all items must cool over a 12 to 15 hour period.  Items will be finished, bagged, labeled and available for pick up a week after your class (excludes 5 week classes). We hold class pieces for 90 days after the class.  If you find yourself unable to come back to pick up your pieces we can ship them to you ($18 per student; $40 per party.)


Regular Class Schedule January 2014 - July 2014:

Five Week Beginning Glassblowing Wednesdays 7-10PM $450.00
January 8 – February 5   Wednesdays
February 26 – March 26  Wednesdays
April 16 – May 14           Wednesdays
June 4 – July 2               Wednesdays


Five Week Intermediate Glassblowing Mondays 7-10PM $495.00
February 3 – March 3
March 24 – April 21


Five Week Advance Glassblowing Mondays 7-10PM $495.00
May 12 – June 9

Hot Glass Experience/One Day 3 Hour Glassblowing Class Saturday $150.00
January 18   12:00 – 3:00pm
February 22 12:00 – 3:00pm
March 8       12:00 – 3:00pm
April 12       12:00 – 3:00pm
May 17        12:00 – 3:00pm
June 14       12:00 – 3:00pm


Valentine’s Day Couples Dates $95.00
February 13 Thursday time slots from 3:00pm – 9:15pm
February 14 Friday time slots from 3:00pm – 9:15pm
February 15 Saturday time slots from 10:00am – 9:15pm
February 16 Sunday time slots from 10:00am – 9:15pm



All Groupon Information


Scheduling process for the 90 minute glassblowing class for 2 people
1) Chose date and a day.  Available days are... Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. 
2) Chose a time-slot 
Morning Slots     10:30-12:00pm
Afternoon Slots  12:30-2:00pm or
4:30-6:00pm
Evening Slots       6:30-8:00pm or 
                                8:30-10:00pm
3) Call 404-584-0305 and we will get you scheduled based on availability.  

                                          
Groupon – Two Day Beginning Workshop with voucher
Please choose from following class time slots – student attends same time slot for both days
January 11 & 12 Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00 – 6:00pm, 7:00 – 11:00pm
February 8 & 9 Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00 – 6:00pm, 7:00 – 11:00pm
February 27 & 28 Thursday & Friday 9:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00 – 6:00pm
March 13 & 14 Thursday & Friday 9:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00 – 6:00pm
March 29 & 30 Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00 – 6:00pm, 7:00 – 11:00pm 


Cheers – Groupon One Day (3 hour) Class with voucher
February 1  Saturday 11:00am – 2:00pm
March 15    Saturday 11:00am – 2:00pm & 3:00 – 6:00pm
April 19      Saturday 11:00am – 2:00pm
May 10       Saturday 11:00am – 2:00pm & 3:00 – 6:00pm
June 21      Saturday 11:00am – 2:00pm


Five Week, Two Day and Hot Glass Experience Groupons: Please refer to and register from
the Regular Class Schedule.  Classes are readily added as needed. Two Day Beginning Glassblowing Workshop student you attend the same timeslot each day.

All materials are provided.

Call (404) 584-0305 or email us at Jankeglass@aol.com to register. We accept Checks, Credit Cards or Cash.

Note: A 50% deposit is required to secure a spot in a class.

Gift Certificates are available for events, classes or gifts.

Class Descriptions

Beginning Glassblowing - An exciting five week class offering 15 hours of start-up level instruction in a small class (4-6 people environment). This class meets once a week or five weeks from 7-10 pm. This class includes a detailed introduction to the physics of glass making and glassblowing equipment. You will learn basic glassblowing techniques, such as how to gather glass from the furnace and shape the glass using a variety of glassblowing tools.

Intermediate Glassblowing - Perfect for anyone who has taken a previous workshop or five week class. This class meets once a week for five weeks from 7-10 pm. This class is designed for the person who has already completed a Beginning Glassblowing class at Janke Studios or another facility. You will learn how to work with color and how to use more complex glassblowing tools and techniques. The class will also receive their own Advanced Glassblowing book. Class size - 4-6 people.

Beginning Workshop - A condensed version of the Beginning Glassblowing class, perfect for those with busy schedules. The weekend workshop meets from 2-6 pm Saturday and Sunday. This class is designed for the person who wants to learn basic glassblowing techniques, but can't commit to a five week class. The workshop includes an introduction to the physics of glass making and glassblowing equipment.

Hot Glass Experience - A one-day course including a demo, followed by each participant working with the glass to their comfort level. Learn the process or direct the process in the creation of your own paperweight or tumbler.

Other Classes We Offer Throughout the Year

Advanced Glassblowing - Perfect for anyone who has taken a previous workshop or five week class. This class meets once a week for five weeks from 7-10 pm. This class is designed for the person who has already completed the Beginning and Intermediate Glassblowing classes at Janke Studios or another facility. We will go strictly "by the book" as the true glass enthusiast perfects their craftsmanship and use of color. Class size - 4-6 people.

Ornament Workshop (seasonal) - Just in time for the holidays, a one-day Ornament Workshop where you will learn how to make colorful ornaments using clear, crystal and colored glass. These ornaments make great gifts!

Couples Paperweight Date - A project oriented taste of glassblowing that is designed for two people to share a new experience together creating a paperweight and a flower. This class is booked by the hour - @ $120 an hour.

Valentines DayHeat up your relationship with red hot molten glass. Janke Studios is offering a special Valentine's version of our popular Paperweight Date. You and your love (romantic or otherwise) will create your own personal flower and paperweights (one per person). The entire date lasts for one hour. At the end of the date you will be sent off with an extra special Valentine's Day treat.

Each date is one hour and costs $95 per couple. This is available 2/13. 2/14, 2/15 and 2/16. Space is limited, so please contact us to make your reservations as soon as possible.  

Pumpkin Patch Event - Each slot is 45 minutes and can handle up to 4 people, instructor will lead you through picking your colors and shape and assist in making your pumpkin. Class is $75

Winter Glass Fest - Annual festival hosted by Janke Studios includes all-day glassblowing demos, artist market, kids craft corner, music, refreshments and much more!


Glassblowing Class Policy

Class Fees - The prices for classes are announced in three-month interval schedules. Private group class pricing for groups of four or more is quoted at the time of purchase. Full payment for private group classes is required and will yield a discount. Class price increases will be announced on the website three months prior to the increase. The Studio will be forced to cancel a course if it is not filled two weeks prior to the beginning date. All registration fees will be returned in the event of a course cancellation.

Class Refund Policy - Refunds will be made with the following restrictions:

a) Student Withdrawal ($20 cancellation fee per person, per course) - Student must notify Janke Studios no later than three (3) business days before the first class. No refunds will be given once the class begins.

b) Janke Studios Cancellation - The Studio will be forced to cancel a course if it is not filled two weeks prior to the beginning date. All registration fees will be returned in the event of a course cancellation.

Make-up Classes - Janke Studios is not responsible for classes missed due to student absence. Make-up classes can be scheduled based on availability when the student gives prior notification to their instructor or at the discretion of Mr. Janke or the Gallery Manager.

Guests - Guests of students or glassblowers are not allowed to be working in the Hot Shop without:

a) Informing the Gallery Manager or Mr. Janke that a guest will be in the Hot Shop.

b) Explaining the guest's reason for being there. Anyone working in the ot Shop must have a signed liability waiver on file.

Student Waivers - No student is allowed in the Hot Shop without a signed liability waiver.

Note: A new waiver must be signed by everyone, every year. Also for glassblowers, a checklist of shop procedures and expectations will be presented for signature.

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