Hands-On Blown Glass Ornament Making with Glen Echo Glassworks

  • Dec 9, 2023 1:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Glen Echo Glassworks

    7300 Macarthur Boulevard
    Glen Echo, Maryland 20812
Ticket Price $55.00 This event is now over

Hands-On Blown Glass Ornament Workshop

Experience the magic of glassblowing at our upcoming event at Glen Echo Glassworks in beautiful Glen Echo, Maryland. This hands-on experience will allow teams of 1-2 people to work alongside a Glen Echo Glassworks instructor to create a blown glass ornament of their own design. Each time slot is approximately 15 minutes long, giving enough time to design and create your masterpiece.

The Fine Print

  • Expert Guidance: Learn the art of glass blowing from experienced artists. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, glen Echo Glassworks instructors will guide you through the process step-by-step.
  • Hands-On Experience: This workshop isn't just about watching demonstrations. You will get to blow your own glass ornament and take it home as a keepsake of your experience.
  • Each team will create ONE (1) ornament. For example, a team of two would create one shared piece.
  • The cost is $55 per experience and ornament, not per person. I.E., if two people signed up together will cost $55 as only one ornament is made. If two people would like to each create their own ornament at the same time, we suggest each participant sign up for their own slot individually.
  • Participants under the age of 16 must work alongside a parent or guardian. Any participants under the age of 18 require parental consent.
  • Information for ALL participants and agreement to a waiver/liability form is required when registering for this experience.
  • Sign-ups are available in advance or at the door, if available, through this listing.
  • Due to the limited capacity per time slot, only one registration is permitted per transaction.
  • Participants are asked to come 10 minutes before the start of their time slot in order to check-in and receive a safety briefing.
  • For the safety of everyone, Glen Echo Glassworks may limit the number of people permitted within the studio at any given time.
  • All participants must wear closed toed shoes.

Ornaments will be available for pick up starting on Sunday, December 10th at 12 pm in the Popcorn Gallery.


This activity is located in Glen Echo Glassworks' studio in the Caretaker's Cottage. The studio is located down the hill from the Carousel and Crystal Pool facade.

Date & Time

Dec 9, 2023 1:00 PM-6:00 PM

Venue Details

Glen Echo Glassworks

7300 Macarthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, Maryland 20812 Glen Echo Glassworks
Glen Echo Park Partnership

The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture manages Glen Echo Park, one of the most lively visual and performing arts sites in the Washington area. The Partnership presents vibrant artistic, cultural and educational offerings at Glen Echo Park and promotes the Park as a unique destination for our region's diverse population. We inspire creativity and offer shared artistic experiences in a welcoming historic and natural setting within a National Park. 

Each year, more than 350,000 people come to the Park to renew their creative spirit through arts classes, festivals, exhibitions, dances, children’s theater, music performances, nature programs, and more.

To learn more, visit: glenechopark.org