Teen Glass Classes


2015 Summer Glass Camp

Every summer West Michigan Glass Art Center offers a very popular Summer Glass Camp for teens. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

Our Glass Explorers camp if designed for glass artists ages 10-18. This glass summer camp explores the beginning techniques used to create glass art.  Campers will make a glass paperweight in the Hot Shop and create glass art using kiln fusing, lampworking (flameworking), glass bead making, sand casting, stained glass and sand blasting.

Teen Glassblowing is another very popular choice for glass artists age 12-18 (no experience necessary). This summer camp focuses more on glassblowing, where campers will create a hollow blown glass vessel.  In addition teens will flamework items with a torch, create beads on a mandrel, try sand blasting and finish a three-dimensional kiln fused project.

Teen Inferno is a camp reserved for returning glass artists ages 12-18. This camp will focus on advanced techniques used to create glass art. Campers will make blown glass projects in the Hot Shop-create glass art using kiln fusing, lampworking (flameworking), bead making, kiln casting, grinding, polishing and finishing.

Plan ahead for 2014 SUMMER GLASS CAMP and programs for your teenager!

In addition to camp, teens can sign up for a variety of glass art classes and programs on this website listed under "Programs" and then "Catalog Classes."  We also have a glass art catalog available at here at the Glass Art Center.  Teens can learn the exciting art of glassblowing in single evening classes ("An Evening with Hot Glass" is a great starter class), multiple week classes and one day workshops.  West Michigan Glass Art Center also offers day and evening classes in kiln casting, flameworking, stained glass, glass bead making and kiln fusing (fused glass). 

Busy schedule?  We can schedule the majority of our catalog classes on a date that works for your family, group of friends or a party.  We just need to check studio and instructor availability.   Simply call us ahead of time so we can plan your event.  Affordable way to create memories together!  We are flexible with dates, times of day and days of the week.  We look forward to working with you!

Located in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, West Michigan Glass Art Center is close to all of the action!   We are walking distance from the Radisson hotel, bars, restaurants, museums, festival sites and shopping.  We are also very close to Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University.  There are so many fun things to do in Kalamazoo!

Youth or Parent/Child Classes

Enroll your youth or join your child in our exciting Spring and Summer classes!