Imagine yourself learning from Duncan McClellan’s mentor!  

Experience the wonder of designing and creating your very own, one of kind piece of glass art under guidance of the world-renowned artist, John Brekke!

Join us this Fall for a very special class where you will learn how to create a piece of glass art using the graal technique. Graals use both hot and cold glass working techniques giving students experiences from both worlds.  

We start by creating a blank canvas of glass for you, by layering clear and colored glass.  You will learn how to draw and engrave into the colored glass blank.  Next, it is placed into an oven and brought back up to a temperature allowing it to be encased in a layer of clear glass to magnify the imagery you created. 

Enjoy the weekend while learning many new skills and having a blast!

Beginner level – No prior experience needed
October 12-14, 2018
Cost $725

The fee for this first time ever opportunity includes all instruction and materials, a Private Event, VIP treatment during St Pete’s Art Walk, and Sunday FunDay brunch.

Class schedule:
Friday 10am-5pm lunch provided

Evening – “Private Event” on the DMG Complex showcasing the new exhibition, including a demo by glass artist Claire Kelly.  Includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Saturday 10am-5pm lunch provided

Evening – VIP status at St Pete’s 2ndSaturday Art Walk celebration at the Duncan McClellan Gallery. Includes cocktails and dinner provided by Chef Asbel.

Sunday 10am-5pm includes brunch and a lecture by glass artist Claire Kelly

Glass Etching Classes

Design your favorite image while you create great memories.

  • A variety of etching objects are available, prices vary
  • Classes are held every third Saturday of the month
  • Classes start at 10:00 AM, noon, and 2:00 PM
  • Private parties, and corporate team events for 20 people or more

Please email to schedule a private class.

One Day Hot Glass Classes

Learn the basics of hot glass art design and formation.

  • Limited groups of 2-6 people
  • Classes start at 10:00 AM on select Saturdays of the month ( please check “register for classes” for dates)
  • Take home your own creations
  • Taught by master glass artist
  • Reservations required at least 48 hours in advance
  • Private groups of 4-­6 may be scheduled on alternate dates

           Register for Classes Here

Glass Blowing 6 week Course


For students interested in learning the basics of glassblowing as well as those looking to brush up their skills, this class allows students extra creative freedom and practice time. Our experienced instructors will provide attainable projects and step by step demonstrations for first time students, as well as guidance for more experienced glass blowers who want to further hone their skills.


Students will learn how to:

  • safely navigate in a hot glass studio
  • gather their own glass onto the blowpipes
  • add different color applications
  • blow into molds
  • pull cane rods
  • and finish off your pieces nicely with a cold working (grinding and polishing) lesson.


By week 6 you will be confidently coming up with and creating your own designs!

Register Here

Come have fun at a class, and support your community.

Glass Etchings and One Day Hot Glass classes are held the third Saturday of each month. All proceeds benefit the DMG School Project. To sign up for a class, please email Danyell Bauer.

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