To book a private lesson, please fill out this Private Lesson Form
It may take 24-48 hours for us to respond, thank you for your patience. Please review the cancellation and refund policies on the form. 

We offer private lessons in Glassblowing, Beadmaking, Flameworking and Sandblasting. Our skilled instructors work one-on-one or in small groups to help you learn at your own pace. To ensure we have availability on your desired date, please send in a request form at least two weeks before the date.

Do you have a corporate group, special event or party you would like to host at TCGC? Fill out this Private Large Group Glassblowing Event Form or send us an email with details of your event, and we'd be glad to give you a quote.

We offer Gift Certificates for any amount for all of our learning options!

Glassblowing Private Lessons

In Glassblowing lessons, students work in the hot shop and gather molten glass from the furnace on the end of a blowpipe. Using traditional techniques, students will have the opportunity to create paperweights, vessels or sculpture. Please note: work created will be dependent on how many students are in your lesson and the skill levels of those students.

Glassblowing lessons are 4 hours long, and must start at either 9:30am, 2:00pm or 6:30pm. Lessons are not available on Tuesdays as this is when we add glass to our furnace.

  • 1 person $440 + GST
  • 2 people $475 + GST
  • 3 people $510 + GST 
  • 4 people $840 + GST
  • 5 people $875 + GST
  • 6 people $910 + GST


Beadmaking & Flameworking Private Lessons

In Beadmaking lessons, students will use soft glass to create small, colourful glass beads at a table mounted torch. Lessons can start at any time during the day or evening.

In Flameworking lessons, students use borosilicate (boro) glass rods to create pendants and small sculptures using a table mounted torch.

These lessons are 3 hours long. You can't combine flameworking and beadmaking in one lesson because they use different types of glass and we have different teachers for each type. Lessons can start at any time during the day or evening and can accommodate 1-4 people.

  • 1 person $255 + GST
  • 2 people $405 + GST
  • 3 people $530 + GST
  • 4 people $605 + GST

    Sandblasting Private Lessons

    Please contact us for sandblasting private lesson rates.

    Advanced Level Private Lessons

    If you have some previous glass experience and wish to take a lesson, we can accommodate certain intermediate and advance level technique training. Please note that fundamental skills are required, and prices vary for intermediate and advanced level private lessons. 

    Please contact us for advanced private lesson rates.