Art In-Person: Intro to Glass Work


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Course Details

  • Course Code: ENRICH-0830_GLAS
  • Location: University Park
  • Mode of Study: In-person
  • Places Left: 0
  • Waitlist Places Left: 1
  • Fee: $150
An Introduction to Working With Glass
Two In-Person Sessions
Sat., May 11, 18, 2024, 12-3 pm MT

Glass blowing, a time-honored art form with roots tracing back to 27 BCE in ancient Babylon, is experiencing a renaissance in recent times thanks to popular TV shows like Blown Away, which features artisans taking part in glass blowing competitions. In a groundbreaking addition to the Enrichment Program, glass blowing expert Jon Wade instructs this special hands-on course in borosilicate lampworking over two, three-hour sessions. This class is structured for the total beginner and no prior knowledge or experience is expected. Wade helps you develop a basic understanding of the torches and tools used to shape glass as well as some fun, artistic techniques. The course also covers the history of glass, shop safety, proper kiln usage, and creating both hollow and solid objects.

Complete multiple projects that include a pendant depicting a reflective space scene and a beautiful blown holiday ornament, as well as some fun surprises. Plus, learn how to add color to the clear glass using crushed pieces of colored glass called frit. You’re given a vibrant spectrum of colors of glass frit to mix and match for your project as well as silver powder for your space pendant. All torches, safety equipment and other required materials are provided courtesy of the course’s sponsors.

Jon Wade is the head instructor and the owner of Glass Class Denver. With industry recognition and over a decade of experience, Wade has a deep-seated expertise in sharing his love of hand-blown glass and inspiring new students. He’s known for his ability to simplify the process of making glass art to the most basic level.


Enrichment Program
University College
University of Denver
2211 S. Josephine St.
Denver, CO 80210
Phone: 303-871-2291

Program contacts:
Lynn Wells, Director

Charles Stillwagon, Program Manager

Phone: 303-871-2291


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Days of the Week Start Date End Date Time Venue Instructor
Saturday 11 May 2024 18 May 2024 12:00PM - 03:00PM All Students Jon Wade