Craft Your Own Fall Magic

Join us for a unique and creative experience at the Orlando Glassblowing Center Hot-Shop, where you’ll have the opportunity to make your own hand-blown glass pumpkin just in time for fall. 

Refreshments Provided, plus Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB)

 2.5 Hours | October 5, 2024 | Longwood, Florida

COST $90

Blow Away the Season with Your Own Glass Pumpkin

Experience the magic of glassblowing and craft your own stunning glass pumpkin while connecting with like-minded women this fall.

Hurry! Seats are Limited

What’s Included:

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All Supplies and Materials

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Refreshments and Non-Alcoholic Beverages

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Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB)

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Glass Art Gallery

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Free Instant Polaroid

Benefits:

  • Hands-On Experience: Engage directly with the glassblowing process by assisting a professional glassblower. You’ll choose your own colors, melt them in, and help shape your pumpkin using various tools.
  • Skill Building: Learn the art of glassblowing in a supportive environment. This is a fantastic chance to try something new and develop a unique craft.
  • Seasonal Decor: Create a beautiful, custom glass pumpkin to decorate your home for the fall season.
  • Social Connection: Connect with other women in a fun, relaxed setting, fostering new friendships and networking opportunities.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early, as doors will close 10 minutes after the event begins.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, October 5
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Location: The Orlando Glass Blowing Center, 130 Bomar Ct Suite #130, Longwood, FL 32750
  • Cost: $90 (includes refreshments and non-alcholic beverages)
  • Duration: 2.5 Hours
  • Participants: Members can bring guests ages 21 and above; women and men are welcome.
  • Pickup: Completed pumpkins can be picked up the next day after 12 p.m. at no additional charge, or on Monday, October 7, in Clermont, Florida, for an additional $7.

Additional Information: Seats are limited for this exclusive event. Elite members have the first opportunity to reserve their spots until June 30. Remaining seats will be available to non-Elite members afterward. Don’t miss this chance to welcome the fall season with a unique, handcrafted piece and meaningful connections.

Book your spot today and embark on a creative journey that combines artistry, skill, and social engagement!

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I wear?

Closed-toed shoes are required for participation in our classes. In addition to closed-toe shoes, please wear comfortable clothing, preferably cotton or other natural fibers, and bring something to tie back long hair. Avoid overly loose clothing or dangling accessories such as scarves and long necklaces. Shorts and a t-shirt are common attire in the studio nearly year-round.

Is prior experience necessary?

No prior experience is necessary! Our classes are designed for those with little to no glassblowing experience.

What’s included?

All of the tools and materials necessary for your class will be provided, plus refreshments and non-alcholic beverages. You can also Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB).

What ages can take a class?

Guest must be 21 years and above. There is no maximum age, as we’ve had spry 90-year-old great-grandmas rock it in the studio!

Am I healthy enough to participate?

In the end, that is up to you to decide. Glassblowing is an industrial art form and our classes are very active. If you’re concerned about mobility, dexterity, or sight limitations, please notify the studio in advance so we can make accommodations. If you have health concerns, please discuss them with your health professional.

What will I get from the class?

Our activities focus on the authentic experience of working with molten glass, which usually results in a beautiful piece of art that you can call your own. However, there are no guarantees that your piece(s) will come out as intended. It’s possible—though rare—that your piece(s) may not survive the creation and annealing process. Should this occur, we’ll go over options for you to still have a memento of your experience.

Are tickets refundable?

Tickets are refundable until July 31, 2024. 

Can I take my piece(s) with me?

Unfortunately, no. Our art form requires the glass to cool or “anneal” onsite for about 24 hours. Your piece(s) will be ready for pick-up two business days after your class.

Can you ship?

Absolutely! Shipping starts at $25 per piece or you can pay $7 to pick up your piece in Clermont from The Bond Maker on Monday, October 7.

How long will you keep my piece for me?

Unless prior arrangements are made, pieces left over 30 days become property of the studio. If you’re unable to pick up your piece(s) within that time, please contact us to make arrangements.

Where should travelers book accommodations?

Members must book at Southern Oaks Inn, which offers free shuttle service to St. George Street and continental breakfast. Shuttle services exclusively to Southern Oaks.

What activities are planned for the evening?

After check-in, rest and recharging, members will enjoy dinner on St. George Street and visit up to 3 bars for cocktails, mocktails, and live entertainment.