Janke Studios  Atlanta's Premier Glassblowing Studio


  • 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. Closed toe shoes are required. 

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.)

Class schedule as follows:

Glass Class Menu
January - June 2016:

Hot Glass Beer and Peanuts:  Two-person aka “Date Night” or  One-day 3 hour class

Two-person class aka “Date Night” (1.5 hours).  Drop in to relax, snack and make a keepsake.  Pick a date/day from Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, and a time slot from 10:30am – 12:00pm, 12:30 – 2:00pm, 4:30 – 6:00pm, 6:30 – 8:00pm or 8:30 – 10:00pm. (Subject to availability on any of these days, call or email to schedule.)  Groupon accepted    (w/o) $155.00

One-day 3 hour class                                                                                                                      1)       Cheers – Groupon /One Day (3 hour) Class          Groupon accepted    (w/o) $150.00 per person  
January 17 Sunday 12:30 - 3:30pm
January 23 Saturday  10:30am - 1:30pm & 2:30 - 5:30pm(
February 6 Saturday 10:30am - 1:30pm
February 7 Sunday 12:30 - 3:30pm
February 27 Saturday 2:30 - 5:30pm     

  2)    Hot Glass Experience /One Day (3 hour) Class             Groupon accepted     (w/o) $150.00 per person
  March 12 Saturday 2:30 - 5:30pm
  March 20 Sunday 12:30 - 3:30pm
  April 9 Saturday 10:30am - 1:30pm 
  April 17 Sunday 12:30 - 3:30pm
  May 7 Saturday 10:30am -1:30pm
  May 8 Sunday 12:30 - 3:30pm
  June 4 Saturday 10:30am - 1:30pm
  June 12 Sunday 12:30 - 3:30p                                                                                                             

One Day Class Descriptions:

Cheers/One Day 3 hour Class:
A one-day course where each student works to their own comfort level to create a clear stemless wine goblet & wine stopper.
Hot Glass Experience: A one-day class where students work to their own comfort level for a true hands-on glassblowing experience. Classes are project oriented and each student will create two projects.

Valentine’s Day – Ala Cart:

    Valentine’s Day Couples Date (1-hour slots). Heat up your relationship with red-hot molten glass. Janke Studios is offering a special Valentine's version of our popular Couples Date. You and your love (romantic or otherwise) will create your own personal Flower and Paperweight (one per person). The entire date lasts for one hour. At the end of the date you will leave with an extra special Valentine's Day treat and a rose. $97.50 per couple (2 people).

            February 11              Thursday                time slots from 5:00 – 8:45pm
            February 12              Friday                   time slots from 5:00 – 8:45pm
            February 13              Saturday               time slots from 10:00am – 9:15pm
            February 14              Sunday                 time slots from 10:00am – 8:00pm

Hot Glass Appetizer: A 5 week Beginning Glassblowing class (15 hours) to stimulate your glass appetite.

Learn the introductory skills to make your piece of blown glass.  You will learn the physics of glass making, the use of glassblowing equipment and you will exercise basic glassblowing techniques such as gathering glass from the furnace, basic forms, using a variety of glassblowing tools.  Last, you will get an Introduction to cold working finishing processes.  Each week students will work one on one to learn the above skills through our project based learning process. By the end of class, you will have used these skills to make a simple flower to a beautiful fish, exercising all skills learned.

1)    Five Week Beginning Glassblowing                           Groupon accepted    (w/o) $450.00 per person

           January 20 – February 17                Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30pm
           March 9 – April 6                         Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30pm

           April 27 – May 25                        Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30pm  

Hot Glass Soup or Salad:  An Intermediate 5-week Class (15 hours) as the soup or salad of a full meal.  Intermediate will expand on the basics of form repetition, equipment use and communication while adding…your choice of projects with Instructor input, new color application methods, developing your aesthetic, synchronizing aesthetic with skillset and applying those skills, glass assisting and extensive cold working skills.

Each week students will create their own project with Instructor guidance growing to a greater independence.  Two to three times during the course, a portion of class time will be spent on collaborative progression pieces to exercise assisting skills and experience others design aesthetic and bringing your collective ideas to light.

Five Week Intermediate Glassblowing                                                              $475.00 per person                                            
        February 27 - March 26                     Saturdays                10:00am – 1:00pm

Hot Glass Entrée:  Advanced 5-week class. A group independent study.  We want you to conceive it, believe you can make it based on your skillset and we will help you see it come to life.  Its coached conceptualization, work with Assistance and solidifying cold work competencies.                                                                                                         1)      Five Week Advanced Glassblowing                                                                 $495.00 per person  

April 18 – May 16                           Mondays                6:30 – 9:30pm                                                                          

Hot Glass Desserts:  One on one Tutoring growing towards achieving independent studio rental.

Private Tutoring                               scheduled subject to availability                                $75.00 per hour

All classes are hands-on; all work created by students are theirs to keep, allowing a minimum of one week for pick up. Shipping arrangements can also be made.

*Just Added (A Living Social Promotion)

Janke Glass Studio

3-Hour Glass Beadmaking and Mingle

Today the studio is a community hub where anyone can experience not only glassblowing but glass beadmaking as well:

• Large classes of about 20 people allow students a chance to meet new people
• You'll create a total of three to five beads during class; beginners are welcome

April 2nd         11:00am - 2:00pm

*without Living Social Coupon - $75.00 per person
*all remaining Living Social vouchers will be honored

"Join Us For a New, Fun & Very Unique Experience"

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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