Classes are geared for beginners and up. Your participation in YAYA classes supports free community arts programming for New Orleans youth. Click here for more events.

 
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Hot Glass, Cold Cocktail

Friday, September 20 | 6-9p
$50 | Ages 21+

Bring a friend or a date but leave the kids at home! Drop by the Arts Center for a fun night in our hot shop and make your very own glass! We’ll provide the drinks and you’ll also have a chance to purchase custom glassware inspired by the specialty cocktail!

Advance registration is required. For tickets, click the button below or call 504.529.3306

$50
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Make Your Own Glass Cup

Saturday, September 28 | 10am-2pm
$40 | Ages 12+

Make your own glass! In each of our classes, our skilled instructors will guide you through the steps to create your own functional piece of art. Learn to blow your very own glass cup! Everyone participating in the workshop is required to wear closed toed shoes. The glass studio can be quite hot; please wear comfortable clothing.

Advance registration is required. For tickets, click the button below or call 504.529.3306

$40
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Fundamentals of Glassblowing (Ages 18+)

Tuesday & Thursday, October 15-31
6-9pm | Ages 18+ | $500* for six sessions
Class Size: 6-8 students

Dive into learning the fundamentals of glass! Students will learn the basic skills for making simple blown vessels and sculptures gaining a strong foundation for hot glassblowing. With one-on-one instruction, as well as live demonstrations, students will understand the importance of teamwork and the basics of creating their own designs with this molten material. No experience necessary!

Advance registration is required. For tickets, click the button below or call 504.529.3306

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Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin

Saturday, October 26 | 10am-2pm
$40 | Ages 12+

Goodbye summer, hello fall! Join us on Saturday, October 26 for our Make Your Own Glass workshop at the YAYA Arts Center! Learn to make a glass pumpkin as the perfect show-stopping centerpiece for your fall decorations! Everyone participating in the workshop is required to wear closed toed shoes. The glass studio can be quite hot; please wear comfortable clothing.

Advance registration is required. For tickets, click the button below or call 504.529.3306

$40
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Make Your Own Glass Ornament

Saturday, December 7 & 14 | 10am-2pm
$30 | Ages 12+

'Tis the season! Join us at the YAYA Arts Center for a fun-filled day of creating your very own blown-glass holiday ornament! You can also shop with YAYA and purchase one-of-a-kind gifts from our holiday sale!

Advance registration is required. For tickets, click the button below or call 504.529.3306

$30
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Experience Glass Class

SPARK A NEW SKILL OR WORK ON ADVANCING YOUR SKILLS!
Schedule at Your Leisure

Experience Glass is a private 2 hour glassblowing session scheduled at your leisure. Each class can accommodate up to 2 students. Please call to schedule your blow slot or if you wish to add more students.

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Hot Glass Sculpting w/ Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen & Jasen Johnsen

January 6-10, 2020 | Class Fee: $900
Experience Level: 2+ years recommended
Class Size: 9-12 participants max

CLASS DESCRIPTION: This workshop will cover a variety of hot-sculpting techniques during the five-day session. The artists will delve into inside sculpting, surface textures, color applications, assembly of components, and other glass-working techniques. This workshop will be split between demonstrations and student work. Students will also practice the techniques covered in the class and work out thematic ideas while working as a team. Karen & Jasen have over 50 years of combined experience in hot glass sculpting. These accomplished artists have shown their work internationally, and have taught extensively, worldwide.

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