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.
Here is our class schedule for Spring/Summer 2013:
Five Week Beginning Glassblowing Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7-10PM $450.00
May 14 - June 11 Tuesdays
May 15 - June 12 Wednesdays
June 26 – July 24 Wednesdays
August 7 – September 4 Wednesdays
September 18 – October 16 Wednesdays
Five Week Intermediate Glassblowing Monday 7-10PM $495.00
May 13 - June 10
August 19 - September 23 (No class on Labor Day)
Five Week Advance Glassblowing Mondays 7-10PM $495.00
October 14 – November 1
Two Day Beginning Workshop Saturday and Sunday 2-6 $350.00
March 23 & 24
May 11 & 12
September 14 & 15
Hot Glass Experience Workshops Saturday $150.00
May 4 Saturday Hot Glass Experience 12:00 – 3:30pm & 4:00 – 7:30pm
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.
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 Day - Heat 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.
Cheers – Groupon One Day Class with voucher
April 20 Saturday 11 – 2:00pm
April 21 Sunday 11 – 2pm, 3 – 6pm & 6:30 – 9:30pm
May 18 Saturday 11 – 2pm, 3 – 6pm
May 19 Sunday 11 – 2pm, 3 – 6pm
June 9 Sunday 4 – 7pm
June 22 Saturday 11 – 2pm, 3 – 6pm
June 23 Sunday 11 – 2pm, 3 – 6pm
July 13 Saturday 4 – 7pm
July 27 Saturday 11 – 2pm
July 28 Saturday 11 – 2pm
August 10 Saturday 11 – 2pm
August 24 Saturday 11 – 2pm
August 25 Sunday 11 – 2pm
September 28 Saturday 11 – 2pm
Five Week Beginning Glassblowing Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7-10PM with voucher
February 26 – March 26 Tuesdays
February 27 – March 27 Wednesdays
April 2 – April 30 Tuesdays
April 3 – May 1 Wednesdays
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.
Click here to download our waiver in pdf format