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!

Use this form to request a private lesson. We will contact you to schedule your lesson and arrange payment.

We will be closed to all private lessons from Thursday Nov. 16 to Sunday Nov. 19 inclusive, so that our member artists can participate in the Eastside Culture Crawl. Come visit us! Thursday and Friday evening 5:00-10:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. 

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

  • 1 person $275.00 + GST
  • 2 people $350.00 + GST
  • Book 2 or more lessons at one time: 10% OFF
  • Book 4 or more lessons at one time: 15% OFF


Beadmaking & Flameworking Private Lessons

In Beadmaking lessons, students will use soft glass (Effetre) 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. Lessons can start at any time during the day or evening.

Flameworking and Beadmaking lessons are three hours long and can accommodate between one and eight people.

  • 1 person $195.00 + GST
  • 2 people $325.00 + GST
  • 3 people $395.00 + GST
  • 4 people $545.00 + GST
  • 5 people $675.00 + GST
  • 6 people $795.00 + GST
  • 7 people $950.00 + GST
  • 8 people $995.00 + GST


Sandblasting Private Lessons

Please contact us for sandblasting private lesson rates.