Classes & Workshops
Glint Glass School
Classes are held in the studio in the heart of Dublin city. They vary from short 4 hour classes to longer 6 week night courses.
Private Groups are welcomed. Classes in schools, clubs and community projects are also offered.
Suitable from age 6 upwards.
All materials are supplied in the cost of the classes.
Róisín and Sinéad are passionate about their craft and keen to share their knowledge. Róisín is an internationally renowned artist and educator and has taught at many educational institutions including the National College of Art and Design Dublin and Pilchuck Glass School in Washington, USA. Sinéad holds a PDE in Art and Design Education and has extensive experience teaching children, teenagers and adult classes in glass and art and design.
Coldworking glass for beginners
Coldworking is changing the shape and surface texture of glass using tools and processes.
In this 6 week course students will learn to shape glass by grinding, cutting and sawing glass objects.
Functional and sculptural projects can be explored using ready available materials. The fully equipped studio will allow students to explore how to use diamond saws, grinding machines, belt sanders and cutting lathes, to texture, shape and sculpt glass. Instruction on design, planning and execution of the project will be given on an individual basis.
Each class will include demonstrations and safety instruction, by fully trained staff. All materials are included.
Duration: 6 weeks, beginning March 7th
Days & Times: Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Price: €250 pp
1 Day Workshops
Make your own Cocktail Glass
In this fun workshop, participants will design and create their own cocktail glass and stirrer. Various cold working techniques such as sawing, grinding and polishing will be explored. Afterwards your glass will be put to the test during a cocktail mixing hour!
Dates: January 26th, February 23rd, March 30th or May 12th
Time: 1pm - 6pm
Make Your Own Whiskey Glass
Design and create your own personalised whiskey glass. This one-day workshop is ideal for any whiskey lover; no matter what way it’s enjoyed, neat, on the rocks or with a splash of ginger ale.
Pick a style and use our supplies to craft your own snifter, tulip, highball, or invent your own glass, custom made to your taste. Let your artistic abilities flow! Feel free to bring pictures for inspiration. We will help you get started with the layout of your design! So easy!!! All materials are included.
Various glass making techniques such as sawing, grinding and polishing will be explored. Afterwards, warm up with a hot whiskey in your very own glass! Enjoy a couple more tipples and snacks and mingle with other adventurous and creative people. Bring a group of friends for a day out or come alone and meet some creative folk!
Dates: February 16th or March 23rd or May 11th
Time: 1pm - 5pm
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“Had a great time at the Make a Cocktail Glass Workshop. The session was great fun and Sinead was a helpful and patient teacher throughout. It's great for expressing your creative side as you transform an empty bottle into a cocktail glass over the course of the session, there's a real sense of accomplishment at the end as you drink a well earned cocktail from your work!”
“The cocktail glass workshop at Glint Glass Studio was one of my highlights of the summer. I was a complete novice but Sinead's warm welcome, her patience and her encouragement enabled me to learn so much. The studio has a friendly and professional atmosphere and I really enjoyed exploring this unique and exciting craft. A fun, rewarding and interesting way to spend an afternoon with friends!”
We had such a brilliant time at the Whiskey Glass Workshop at Glint Glass Studio. From designing our glasses, picking out the materials we wanted to use, trying out the machinery, right up to drinking the tastiest whiskeys out of our creations! Sinead was a great teacher, so informative and helpful. Myself and my boyfriend had never worked with glass before and it was so interesting and fun to learn the process hands on in such a relaxed environment. Thank you Sinead for letting us into your studio, what a way to spend the day!
Attended the “Make Your Own Cocktail Glass” class in Glint Glass Studio. I had never worked with glass before so I was both excited and nervous about the class. Our teacher Sinead was very warm and friendly and put me at ease straight away. She was very clear and easy to understand. I really enjoyed the day and I was delighted with my new cocktail glass.
The class was great. It was really hands on. Sinead showed us very clearly how to use the various machines and the various processes to turn a bottle into a drinking glass. She was friendly,approachable and focused on helping us produce a finished glass.
I had a lovely time crafting my own glass with Sinead. She is very patient and didactic in her directions and I enjoyed myself very much both working on the glass and chatting with her.