Our private lessons have re-started in September in Glassblowing, Beadmaking, and Flameworking. We are currently working through our waitlist. If you'd like to join our waitlist to book a private lesson in the fall, please fill our this form. Due to high volume of interest, please be patient with processing your booking.

We offer private lessons in Glassblowing, Beadmaking, Flameworking, and Sandblasting. Our skilled instructors work one-on-one or in small groups to help you learn at your own pace.

Do you have a corporate group, special event or party you would like to host at TCGC? Call us at 604.253.2667 or send us an email with details of your event, and we'd be glad to give you a quote.

We offer Gift Certificates for any amount for all of our learning options!

Glassblowing Private Lessons

In Glassblowing lessons, students work in the hot shop and gather molten glass from the furnace on the end of a blowpipe. Using traditional techniques, students will create paperweights, vessels and sculpture.

Glassblowing lessons are 4 hours long, and must start at either 9:30 am, 2:00 pm or 6:30 pm. Lessons are not available on Tuesdays as this is when we add glass to our furnace.

  • 1 person $345 + GST
  • 2 people $380 + GST
  • 3 people $415 + GST
  • 4 people $715 + GST


Beadmaking & Flameworking Private Lessons

In Beadmaking lessons, students will use soft glass to create small, colourful glass beads at a table mounted torch. Lessons can start at any time during the day or evening.

In Flameworking lessons, students use borosilicate (boro) glass rods and tubes to create pendants, marbles, small sculptures and vessels using a table mounted torch.

These lessons are 3 hours long. You can't combine flameworking and beadmaking in one lesson because they use different types of glass and we have different teachers for each type. Lessons can start at any time during the day or evening and can accommodate 1-4 people.

Sandblasting Private Lessons

Please contact us for sandblasting private lesson rates.