Discover Glass at Foci
Ready to try your hand at creating a glass piece? Foci’s Glass Discoveries are the perfect introduction to working with glass, and its numerous forms. Participants will work one-on-one with a professional glass instructor to complete a small project that may be picked up a few days following your experience. These workshops are short, sweet, and to the point; typically lasting 1 to 1.5 hours in duration.
Bookings are available seven days a week (except major holidays) from 10AM - 6PM. To secure your reservation, please schedule at least 7 days in advance. Registrations with less than 7 days advance notice may not be guaranteed. All registrations must be used within a year of the purchase date. All reservations require 7 days advance notice. Participants must be at least 14 years old, in good health, and able to work independently. Ages 9-13 are permitted, student must be accompanied by parent/guardian.
Each participant must also fill out a Release & Indemnity Agreement either at the time of your arrival at the Foci Studio, or may be done online in advance here:
Scheduling Your Discovery:
After purchasing your discovery, please go to our Discovery Schedule in order to create your appointment. To book your time on our Schedule, first select the type of Discovery and number of participants - this is along the left hand side of the calendar. Next, browse through the calendar for days which display pre-made openings, which are grey boxes you can select and edit. Please be sure to complete each information field, especially the receipt number/groupon number field. After you complete the booking, you will receive an additional email with information about what to expect, what to wear, and how to find us.
If you have any additional questions, please email us at email@example.com or call our office at 612-623-3624
During your hands-on Paperweight Experience, you will work one-on-one with professional glass instructor to make your choice of a solid glass globe sculpture. Depending on the size of the group, the globe sculpture takes 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
Pint Glass Discovery
The Pint Glass Experience is a variation on the Hot Glass Social, but you will be mentored along in the process of making a pint drinking glass. The process is more advanced and more intensive than the sculptures that are made in the hot glass social, so plan for more time in the studio and get ready for a bigger challenge!
Seasonal Glass Discoveries
Already tried the paperweight and pint glass? Check out some of our great seasonal offerings! Work with molten glass to make blown glass flowers! Not sure about the heat? Make floral designs, hearts, or decorated Easter eggs using cut sheet glass in our kiln shop. No prior experience required.
Kiln Fused Glass Discovery
During your hands-on Kiln Glass Experience, you will work one-on-one with professional glass instructor to make your choice of a fused glass mosaic. Projects vary. Depending on the size of the group, the course takes 1 - 1 1/2 hours.