Veteran's Glassworking Experience
- Corning Museum of Glass
- One Museum Way
- Corning, NY 14830
- November 9, 2019 to November 10, 2019
- Free for veterans and active military
- Recurring daily
In recognition of those who have served our country, we’d like to show our gratitude by offering veterans and active military the opportunity to participate in a FREE one-hour Introduction to Glassworking lesson on November 9 and 10. Gaffers Kurt Carlson, Lee Babbitt, Chris Giordano, and Jason Hitchcock will teach basic glassblowing and sculpting techniques.
These free, one-hour classes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration opens October 1. For more information or to register, call +1 (607) 438-5800 or email Fun with Glass at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From children looking for an adventure to artists looking for inspiration, there’s something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass. Explore 3,500 years of glassmaking history in the world’s largest collection of glass, featuring 45,000 pieces of classic and contemporary glass art. At the Hot Glass Show, watch live, narrated, glassmaking demonstrations, and see master glassblowers create stunning pieces before your eyes. Flameworking, Optical Fiber, and Glass Breaking Demos are also offered throughout the day. The only thing better than watching the wonder of glassmaking is trying it yourself! Make Your Own Glass in short, daily workshops: choose from fused picture frames and suncatchers, sandblasted drinking glasses, flameworked beads, pulled-glass flowers or delicate blown ornaments. Get hands-on with the science of glass at Do It! stations in the Innovation Center. Best of all, kids and teens 17 and under are free; adult admission is $20. AAA/CAA, Military, College Student, and 62+ receive a 15% discount ($17). Local residents receive a 50% discount. Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, the Museum is open until 8:00 pm.
The Corning Museum of Glass is part of the Points of Inspiration Architecture Trail. For more information and stops on the trail, visit www.pointsofinspiration.net.