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Register for Explore Glass Art Day! November 15, 2014





Enjoy 45 minute glass art classes offered every hour to learn Kiln Fusing, Paperweights, Flameworking, Beadmaking, and Sandblasting. Perfect for adults and kids! No experience necessary! Simply choose which classes you would like to take at what time and call us to register.  Walk-in's are welcome!  We will fit you into classes as space allows. It's the perfect opportunity to explore affordable mini glass art classes before signing up for full classes. We know you will be hooked!!  Bring your family and friends for a day of glass art fun!

Choose any or ALL of the following:
Hot Shop Paperweight - Intro to hot glass, $60 per participant. Ages 12 and up.
Kiln fused ornament - Learn to cut and layer glass. $20 per participant. Ages 7 and up with an adult.
Bead Making - Create glass beads on a steel mandrel. $20 per participant. Ages 12 and up.
Flamework Pendant - Shape glass in a flame on the torch. $20 per participant. Ages 12 and up.
Sandblasting - Create a design on a glass. $20 per participant. Ages 7 and up with an adult.

Session Times
Each session is 45 minutes long. Lunch Break from 1:00 to 1:30 PM.
Session 1 - 10:00 AM    Session 2 - 11:00 AM    Session 3 - 12:00 PM
Session 4 - 1:30 PM      Session 5 - 2:30 PM      Session 6 - 3:30 PM

 Call to Register: 269-552-9802. Or click here for the brochure and registration form.



Classes in the Community

  Are we coming to a community venue near you? Check out this upcoming classes! For registration information follow the links or if you have questions, call our office at 269-552-9802
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Kellogg Community College
  • October 15: Fused Glass Linked Bracelets and Earrings
  • November 13: Fused Glass Holiday Ornaments
Girl Scouts
  • November 1: Fused Glass Fish
  • December 13: Fused Glass Mask
  • December 13: Bead Making
 



Shop our Reflections Gallery/Gift Shop!

  Our Reflections Gallery, located within West Michigan Glass Art Center, has a wide variety of affordable glass art and gifts created by local artisans. Delight someone special with a beautiful piece of handmade art!  You'll be amazed at the stunning array of sparkling jewelry, exquisite vases, blown glass and flameworked sculptures and so much more! We have something for everyone in all price ranges, so stop by today for a friendly smile and gifts that promise to tug on your heart strings.
Currently featuring the work of Jesse Baker and Jeanne Zumburs! Now through October!
OPEN
Monday through Thursday, 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday  9 AM - 3:30 PM 
Saturday 12 - 5 PM  (No Saturday Hours June - August)
 



 

Bronson Journey Beads: Help Us Make A Difference In a Child's Life!

Bringing the healing power of art to children who are fighting cancer.  Journey Beads symbolize significant milestones in a child's cancer treatment. 


 

How Can You Help?

We need experienced and aspiring artists to help us meet the need for beads! For more info, click here!

Purchase Bronson Logo Beads to support our cause!

Beads are available for purchase at the West Michigan Glass Art Center and Plata y Oro located in downtown Kalamazoo at 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall. 

 

 This film was generously created by Michael Story, Director of Photography at ImageStream.



Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors

     
     

Thank you to the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, National Endowment for the Arts, Kalamazoo Community Foundation and Allegan County Community Foundation. You make everything possible!!

Click here for more info on our valued sponsors and how YOU could sponsor the West Michigan Glass Art Center!
 



Support the West Michigan Glass Art Center!

Generous donations from the public help us fund community programs as well as fund our summer camp scholarship program. Please consider a gift to the West Michigan Glass Art Center. Donate easily online, CLICK HERE!

Would you like to support in other ways?

We're always looking for supplies and volunteers. Here's a list of what we always need more of:
  • Bubble wrap
  • Bubble bags
  • Tape: Blue, masking, electrical, packing
  • Color Wheels
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Emergency Flashlight/Radio
Check our complete wish list HERE. Or if you'd like to give the gift of your time, you can find volunteer info HERE. 
 



Contact Us!

Located in Downtown Kalamazoo in the Park Trades Center

326 W. Kalamazoo Ave. Suite 100
Kalamazoo, MI  49007

269-552-9802

 OFFICE HOURS*
Monday - Thursday 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9 AM - 3:30 PM

*Classes and programs are held during the day, weekends, evenings and on your schedule!
Call us today at 269-552-9802.

GALLERY HOURS
Monday - Thursday 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday 12 - 5 PM (No Saturday Hours June- August)

The Reflections Gallery is open every Art Hop! First Friday of the Month from 5 to 9 PM! 





West Michigan Glass Art Center!

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We are a non-profit art organization located in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Our mission is to teach, create and promote glass art and artists. We teach glass art classes and programs to adults and youth in glassblowing, kiln casting, cold working, flameworking, stained glass, bead making and kiln fusing.

We offer team building events, parties, Art Hops and educational programs to teachers and groups. Our instructors can also bring glass art to your classrooms or meeting place! Catalog classes, programs and activities can also be scheduled to fit your calendar, interest and budget.  Call us today at 269-552-9802.

326 W. Kalamazoo Ave, Suite 100
Kalamazoo MI 49007

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Park Trades Building (map)
Take a look at all that glittering glass to kick off the Holiday Season! Stroll through our members' displays, set your eyes and cheeks aglow with live glassblowing demonstrations, and visit the Reflections Gallery for beautiful gifts for everyone on your list!
Park Trades Building (map)
Enjoy 45 minute glass art classes offered every hour to learn Kiln Fusing, Paperweights, Stained Glass, Flameworking, Beadmaking, and Sandblasting. Perfect for adults and youth! No experience necessary! Simply choose which classes you would like to take at what time and call us to register.Walk-in's are welcome!We will fit you into classes as space allows.  Explore Glass Art Day! is a perfect opportunity to explore affordable mini glass art classes before signing up for full class...
Park Trades Building (map)
Holiday Members Show! Tour tables and booths set up by Glass Art Center Members to find gifts and glittering goodies galore! Take the chill off watching live glassblowing and flameworking demonstrations!

Park Trades Building (map)
Holiday Members Show! Tour tables and booths set up by Glass Art Center Members to find gifts and glittering goodies galore!
Park Trades Building (map)
A New Year that Shines with all that Glass! Ring in the new year with a new exhibit in the Reflections Gallery. Check out examples of blown-glass, stained glass, fused glass, and more! Get inspired to make your own creations watching glassblowing workshops in the Hot Shop and sign up for a class, our Winter Catalog is out now!

 

ART HOPS! 5-9 p.m. FREE!
A Kalamazoo tradition!  Explore the Park Trades Center in Downtown Kalamazoo the first Friday of every month to discover a variety of art!  Enjoy GLASSBLOWING demonstrations and shop our Reflections Gallery!  

November 7th Art Hop
All that Glitters! Take a look at all that glittering glass to kick off the Holiday Season! Stroll through our members' displays, set your eyes and cheeks aglow with live glassblowing demonstrations, and visit the Reflections Gallery for beautiful gifts for everyone on your list!

December 5th Art Hop
Holiday Members Show! Tour tables and booths set up by Glass Art Center Members to find gifts and glittering goodies galore!

January 9th Art Hop
A New Year that Shines with all that Glass! Ring in the new year with a new exhibit in the Reflections Gallery. Check out examples of blown-glass, stained glass, fused glass, and more! Get inspired to make your own creations watching glassblowing workshops in the Hot Shop and sign up for a class, our Winter Catalog is out now!

February 6th Art Hop
Chase away the chills watching live blown-glass ornament workshops in the Hot Shop and bead making in the Flameworking Studio. Tour the ever-changing exhibit in the Reflections Gallery.



GIFT CERTIFICATES!

The perfect gift for the artist in your life!  Available
in any denomination.  Redeem for classes, workshops, membership and the Reflections Gallery.  Buy Gift Certificates here! via Paypal or a major credit card. Or call us at 269-552-9802. 



COZI Volunteer Calendar

Sign up for volunteer needs right HERE! Call our office for the password.


We're in the News!

Check out our 6 live glassblowing, flameworking and exciting interviews on 9 & 10 News and Fox 32 here!
 

Our Sponsors

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Thanks so much to the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, National Endowment for the Arts, Kalamazoo Community Foundation and Allegan County Community Foundation.  Click here for more info on our valued sponsors and sponsorship information.



All programs, activities, and services provided by the West Michigan Glass Art Center are provided equally; without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, or disability.
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