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April Newsletter From Mill City Glass Works



Hi everyone! It’s been a while since my last newsletter. Long enough to say I have a new addition to my family, my son Leon, who is minutes away from learning to crawl already. And Luca is now almost 3 years old! We have been busy here at Mill City Glassworks, perfecting new sculpture designs and teaching classes. Have a look below at what’s in store in the near future.

Afterschool program for teens: Starting April 25nd 3:30 – 5:30
We are now offering an after school program for teen’s ages 13-18. Classes will be held on Wednesdays in 6-week sessions. $420 total program cost. There will be makeup classes added as needed. Students will gain an understanding and ability to work with molten glass as a medium, creating pieces such as paperweights, vessels and sculptures. We offer a calm, respectful and creatively stimulating environment. Visit our website to sign up.
Weekend Classes:
Make your own glass flower: April 7th between the hours of 12:00 and 5:00
Let’s welcome spring by creating your own glass flower. With the help of an instructor you can expect to add color, turn the pipe, blow, and feel the heat. $35 total.
Glass Blowing Beginners Weekend April 21st & 22nd 9:00 – 1:00 both Saturday and Sunday
This 8 hour class is ideal for someone who would like to get the full glassblowing experience. Over the course of the weekend, we will develop an understanding of the wonderful material of hot glass. We will start with exercises to build skills, each skill builds onto the next. We will be making solid work the first day and moving towards blowing glass the second day. Student can expect to take home various small sculptures/paperweights, ornaments, and blown vessels. 4 hours each day $265 total.
Make your own paperweight: April 21st 2:30 – 5:30
In this 3 hour class we will begin to develop the skills to work with hot glass. The first hour will cover movement, safety, and basic skills. We will slowly progress into making paperweights, developing an eye and a feel for the material. By the end of the third hour our hope is you have an understanding of how glass moves as a material, you are more comfortable, and you have had fun. This is a good introduction class; one can expect to take home 2 paperweights, a lot of knowledge, and a want for more. $100 total. 

BLOWING BUBBLES: April 22nd 2:30-5:30
Glass floats and Ornaments are the basic and introduction to blowing glass. In this three-hour class we will cover movement, safety, and basic skills to add air.  Through teamwork, we will create a variety of blown bubbles. $100 total.
Cinco De Mayo Celebration- Make your own shot glass: May 5th
Come celebrate Cinco De Mayo with us exploring open studios and making your own shot glass. Class times will be posted soon so keep checking our website to sign up.
Mill City Glassworks would like to thank you for your continued support. We would love to see you at one of our events and classes in the coming months and welcome you to visit during open studios as well. Please continue to spread the word about our programs and work! Happy spring!


Happy Spring, come make a flower April 7th.




Luca in Northern Argentina before his hair cut.








Save the Date! Art without Art? - A public talk


April 23rd from 7-8pm

Chelmsford Public Library

25 Boston Rd, Chelmsford MA