September 1—December 31, 2018

Dates Vary

Max Students: 10

Members: $75/month / Non-Members: $75/month

Skill Level: Some experience needed

The Metals Studio Passport allows you to access open studio hours during the Fall 2018 term. Limited to students will a basic knowledge of metalsmithing and overseen by a monitor, instead of instructor, the passport program offers a great opportunity to work at your own pace and continue your exploration in metals. 

View studio calendar here 

For general course policies click here.

September 1—December 31, 2018

Dates Vary

Max Students: 8

Members: $100/month / Non-Members: $100/month

Skill Level: All Levels

The Studio Passport allows you to access GoggleWorks’ Woodshop open studio hours during our 2018 Fall term. Limited to students with a basic knowledge of woodworking and overseen by a monitor, instead of instructor, this “class” is a great opportunity to work at your own pace and continue your exploration in wood.

If not already GoggleWorks studio certified, a one time safety training fee of $75.00 is required at time of registration.

Open studio hours are posted monthly online here and in the studio.

For general course policies click here.

September 1—December 31, 2018

Dates Vary

Max Students: Varies

Members: $100/month / Non-Members: $100/month

Skill Level: Some experience needed

The Studio Passport allows you to access warm glass (fused glass & stained glass) open studio hours month to month during our Fall 2018 term. Limited to students with a basic knowledge of glass and overseen by a monitor, instead of instructor, this “class” is a great opportunity to work at your own pace and continue your exploration in the studio.

All tools, equipment and kiln usage is provided,  students are responsible for purchasing their own glass.

Open studio hours are posted monthly online here  and in the studio.

For general course policies click here.

 

September 1—December 31, 2018

Dates Vary

Max Students: 10

Members: $50/month / Non-Members: $50/month

Skill Level: Some experience needed

The Ceramics Studio Passport allows you to access open studio hours during our Fall 2018 term. Limited to students with a basic knowledge of ceramics and overseen by a monitor, instead of instructor, this “class” is a great opportunity to work at your own pace and continue your exploration in clay.

Open studio hours are posted monthly online here and in the studio.

For general course policies click here.

 

 

September 1—December 31, 2018

Every Monday 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Max Students: 8

Members: $100/month / Non-Members: $100/month

Skill Level: All Levels

The Hot Glass Studio Passport allows you to access open studio hours during the Fall 2018 term. Limited to students will a basic knowledge of glassblowing and overseen by a monitor, instead of instructor, the passport program offers a great opportunity to work at your own pace and continue your exploration in glass.

For general course policies click here.

September 1—December 31, 2018

Dates Vary

Max Students: Varies

Members: $120/month / Non-Members: $120/month

Skill Level: Some experience needed

The Studio Passport allows you to access Flameworking open studio hours month to month during our 2018 Fall term. Limited to students with a basic knowledge of glass and overseen by a monitor, instead of instructor, this “class” is a great opportunity to work at your own pace and continue your exploration in the studio.

Studio provides torches, oxygen, gas, and kiln usage. Students are responsible for their own tools and purchasing their own glass.  Fully stocked tool kits are available, add to cart during registration if needed. Tool Kit includes : small shears, large hemostat, flat crimp, small tweezers, large tweezers and glasses. By choosing a tool kit, students agree to be responsible for the cost of replacing any damaged tools.

Open studio hours are posted monthly online here and in the studio.

For general course policies click here.

 

October 17—November 28, 2018 / 6 sessions

Wednesday 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Members: $183.60 / Non-Members: $216.00

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Continue developing your metalsmithing skills while exploring intermediate and advanced design concepts and techniques in fabrication, soldering, precious metals, and stone setting. In addition, enameling and experimental media will be covered.

Note: There is no class on Nov. 21

Prerequisite: Intermediate Jewelry or similar experience.

For supply list click here. Initial materials will be provided; additional materials will be available for purchase in class. Closed-toe shoes are required.

For general course policies click here.

October 17, 2018 / 1 session

Wednesday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Members: $68.00 / Non-Members: $80.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Get some hands-on experience with glassblowing as you learn how to gather hot glass from the furnace, add color, and sculpt it into a glass pumpkin. No experience necessary. Our artists will guide you through the process of making a one-of-a-kind centerpiece for the fall season.

All supplies included. Closed-toe shoes required.

For general course policies click here.

Please click register below to join waitlist.

October 20, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Members: $55.25 / Non-Members: $65.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Create a beautiful piece of jewelry while learning the basics of enameling (the application of color by fusing sifted powdered glass onto copper). Techniques that will be explored include stenciling, drawing with pencil, rubber stamps, and sgraffito.

All supplies included.

For general course policies click here.

Please click register below to join waitlist. 

October 20, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Members: $68.00 / Non-Members: $80.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Get some hands-on experience with glassblowing as you learn how to gather hot glass from the furnace, add color, and sculpt it into a glass pumpkin. No experience necessary. Our artists will guide you through the process of making a one-of-a-kind centerpiece for the fall season.

All supplies included. Closed-toe shoes required.

For general course policies click here.

Please click register below to join waitlist.

October 25, 2018 / 1 session

Thursday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Members: $34.00 / Non-Members: $40.00

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Get a great introduction to working with borosilicate glass and the torch. In this two-hour workshop, make a beautiful glass pendant by applying color to a clear rod of glass. Take it home and make a beautiful necklace for yourself or to give as a gift.

All supplies included. Closed-toe shoes, long pants, hair tie are required.

For general course policies click here.

Please click register below to join waitlist. 

October 25—December 20, 2018 / 8 sessions

Thursdays 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Members: $187.00 / Non-Members: $220.00

Skill Level: Intermediate

Continue your investigation into composition, color and brushwork in this intermediate course. Through a series of landscapes, still-lifes, and simple portraits you will learn how to effectively work with reference photos and develop a personal palette, Experiment with the various acrylic mediums and discover how to use layering, texture, light and shadow, highlights, reflections and transparencies in your paintings.

Prerequisite: Intro to Acrylic Painting or equivalent experience.

Note: There is no class Nov. 22

For supply list click here.

For general course policies click here.

October 26, 2018 / 1 session

Friday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Members: $95.00 / Non-Members: $95.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Grab your loved ones and join us for a creative night out! During our Maker Dates you will enjoy beer, wine, and light fare supplied by Belly Kitchen & Drinkery. Get a tour of one of our most popular studios then get hands-on experience in glassblowing by making a tumbler or stemless wine glass under the guidance of our professional glass blowers.

This October, GoggleWorks is partnering with the LGBT CENTER of Greater Reading to celebrate LGBT History. A portion of all October Maker Date registration proceeds will go to help the LGBT Center serve the Greater Reading community. Join us and make a difference!

All supplies included. Closed-toe shoes are required.

For general course policies click here.

October 26, 2018 / 1 session

Friday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Members: $45.00 / Non-Members: $45.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Grab your loved ones and join us at GoggleWorks for a creative night out! During our Maker Dates you will enjoy beer, wine, and light fare supplied by Belly Kitchen & Drinkery. Get a tour of our most popular studio and then have our ceramic instructors will walk you through the basics of working on the Potter’s Wheel. Create a unique piece of Pottery, then choose a glaze from our Ceramic studio’s selection.

Please wear clothing you do not mind getting dirty.

This October, GoggleWorks is partnering with the LGBT CENTER of Greater Reading to celebrate LGBT History. A portion of all October Maker Date registration proceeds will go to help the LGBT Center serve the Greater Reading community. Join us and make a difference!

All supplies included.

For general course policies click here.

Please click register below to join waitlist. 

October 26, 2018 / 1 session

Friday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Members: $60.00 / Non-Members: $60.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Grab your loved ones and join us at GoggleWorks for a creative night out! During our Maker Dates you will enjoy beer, wine, and light fare supplied by Belly Kitchen & Drinkery. Get a tour of one of our most popular studios and then have our instructors guide you through picking a mold and your color palette to create a unique glass plate, platter or bowl.

This October, GoggleWorks is partnering with the LGBT CENTER of Greater Reading to celebrate LGBT History. A portion of all October Maker Date registration proceeds will go to help the LGBT Center serve the Greater Reading community. Join us and make a difference !

For general course policies click here.

October 27, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Members: $25.00 / Non-Members: $25.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Make a hand-built bowl and help someone in need. Souper Bowl Workshops at GoggleWorks support Opportunity House’s annual Souper Bowl Fundraiser. For each workshop registration, a GoggleWorks ceramic studio artist will donate a bowl to Opportunity House’s annual Souper Bowl Fundraiser. Opportunity House, located in downtown Reading, is a multi-service organization that improves the quality of life for children, families, and adults who face various obstacles to independence and supports their efforts to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and well-being. For more information, visit opphouse.org. Private Souper Bowl Workshops are available for groups of between 8 and 20. They make a great hands-on experience for both corporate, adult, and youth groups. Contact our Programs Department for pricing and availability. All supplies included.

For general course policies click here.

October 27, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Members: $80.75 / Non-Members: $95.00

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

A continuation of Welding Basics, this one-day intensive workshop further explores form, concepts, and tools used by metal artists, including the plasma torch, MIG welder, and a number of hand and power tools.
Prerequisite: Welding Basics or equivalent experience.

All welding tools and basic safety equipment such as glasses, gloves, jackets, etc. will be provided by GoggleWorks.

For general course policies click here.

Please click register below to join waitlist.

October 27, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Members: $63.75 / Non-Members: $75.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Learn the fundamentals of woodturning, including safe use of the lathe and lathe tools, turning gouges, and chisels, as you transform a square blank of hardwood into a beautiful rolling pin. Leave with basic skills that can be applied to a wide range of future turning projects.  

All supplies included.

For general course policies click here.

October 29, 2018 / 1 session

Monday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Members: $68.00 / Non-Members: $80.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Get some hands-on experience with glassblowing as you learn how to gather hot glass from the furnace, add color, and sculpt it into a glass pumpkin. No experience necessary. Our artists will guide you through the process of making a one-of-a-kind centerpiece for the fall season.

All supplies included. Closed-toe shoes required.

For general course policies click here.

October 30—December 18, 2018 / 8 sessions

Tuesday 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Members: $212.50 / Non-Members: $250.00

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Hone your hand and machine skills by building a small table with mortise and tenon joinery. Wood selection, layout and planning, accurate milling, sharpening chisels, various methods of creating mortise and tenon joints, glue-up, and finishing techniques will be covered. This class is ideal for students ranging from beginners to more experienced woodworkers who want to take their woodworking skills to the next level.

Prerequisite: Intro to Woodworking or equivalent experience. All supplies included.

For general course policies click here.

October 30—November 27, 2018 / 5 sessions

Tuesday 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Members: $187.00 / Non-Members: $220.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Explore the art, aesthetics, and techniques of glassblowing. Topics covered include historical and contemporary glass movements, basic glass chemistry, and studio applications.

For general course policies click here.

November 1—December 6, 2018 / 5 sessions

Thursdays 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Members: $153.00 / Non-Members: $180.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Discover the variety of tools and techniques of glass fusing. Learn to shape and layer sheet glass and properly prepare your work for kiln firing. Create both functional and abstract pieces while being encouraged to delve into notions of design using color, light, and texture.

All supplies included. Closed-toe shoes required.

Note: There is no class Nov. 22

For general course policies click here.

November 3—December 8, 2018 / 5 sessions

Saturday 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Members: $187.00 / Non-Members: $220.00

Skill Level: Intermediate

Further your glassblowing technique and craftsmanship in this intermediate class. You will be encouraged to use your imagination and challenge yourself conceptually in the design and fabrication of each project. Prerequisite: Intro to Glassblowing

Note: There is no class Nov. 24

For general course policies click here.

November 3, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Members: $42.50 / Non-Members: $50.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Make a one-of-a-kind wooden spoon or cooking utensil using both power tools and traditional hand tools. Learn to orient your piece of wood for strength and efficient carving while using a variety of techniques and grips to remove material.

All supplies included.

For general course policies click here.

November 3—November 4, 2018 / 2 sessions

Saturday & Sunday 9:00AM-4:00 PM

Members: $187.00 / Non-Members: $220.00

Skill Level: All Levels

In the workshop, artist Rebecca Chappell will guide you in the discovery of new forms and ways of making through curiosity and simple play. Develop your personal sensibility with clay as you explore combining various techniques, such as handbuilding and wheel throwing. Leave with the skills needed to turn your ideas into fun and creative objects with meaning.

About Rebecca Chappell
Rebecca Chappell received her M.F.A. from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2008 and her B.F.A. from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2003. Chappell has participated in solo and group exhibitions across the U.S. She currently teaches at the Maryland Institute of Art as well as Tyler School of Art. Rebecca lives and maintains a studio in Philadelphia, PA.

For general course policies click here.

November 4, 2018 / 1 session

Sunday 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Members: $68.00 / Non-Members: $80.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Get some hands-on experience with glassblowing as you learn how to gather hot glass from the furnace, add color, and sculpt it into a glass pumpkin. No experience necessary. Our artists will guide you through the process of making a one-of-a-kind centerpiece for the fall season.

All supplies included. Closed-toe shoes required.

For general course policies click here.

Please click register below to join waitlist. 

November 6—December 11, 2018 / 6 sessions

Tuesday 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Members: $170.00 / Non-Members: $200.00

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Expand on your metalsmithing skills in this intermediate class. Learn more complex jewelry design and metal manipulation techniques while creating unique pendants, rings, bracelets, or earrings of your own design.

All supplies included. Closed-toe shoes required.

Prerequisite: Intro to Jewelry

For supply list click here.

For general course policies click here.

November 7—December 12, 2018 / 5 sessions

Wednesdays 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Members: $127.50 / Non-Members: $150.00

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

In this intermediate class, you’ll move beyond the basics and enhance your watercolor painting skills with weekly exercises and group critiques.

Prerequisite: Intro to Watercolor or equivalent experience.

Note: There is no class Nov. 21

For supply list click here.

For general course policies click here.

November 10, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Members: $63.75 / Non-Members: $75.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Wine down as you make four different glass beads in our flameworking studio. While they cool to room temperature, sculpt a small solid glass object to create a wine topper. Clean and string the beads onto jump rings, and attach them to the wine topper. Leave with a complete set! All supplies included.

For general course policies click here.

November 10, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Members: $38.25 / Non-Members: $45.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Ages: 7-12

Come play on the potter’s wheel where you will be guided by one of our skilled instructors through the process of centering clay and throwing different shapes. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. An adult must participate in the workshop – the tuition fee covers one individual and you must register for each adult and child attending. All supplies included. Pre-registration is required.

For general course policies click here.

November 10, 2018 / 1 session

Sunday 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Members: $55.25 / Non-Members: $65.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Ages: 7-12

Introduce the family to the art of glassblowing through this workshop designed just for beginners. Learn the process of blowing and sculpting hot glass into a fun item for your home. An adult must participate in the workshop – the tuition fee covers one individual and you must register for each adult and child attending. All supplies included. Pre-registration is required.

For general course policies click here.

November 10—December 15, 2018 / 5 sessions

Saturday 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Members: $127.50 / Non-Members: $150.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Learn the skills necessary to throw cylinders, cups, bowls, and more in this exciting introduction to the fundamentals of working on a potter’s wheel. You will be guided through the process of throwing, shaping, and trimming your pieces. Discover your creative voice through basic surface decoration and glazing techniques.

Note: There is no class Nov. 24.

For supply list click here.

For general course policies click here.

November 12—December 10, 2018 / 5 sessions

Monday 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Members: $127.50 / Non-Members: $150.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Learn the foundations of handbuilding in this beginner class; create forms using pinching, coil, and slab construction; learn basic methods of connecting clay; and understand the process of turning clay into a functional or sculptural glazed ceramic object.

For supply list click here.

For general course policies click here.

November 12—December 10, 2018 / 5 sessions

Monday 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Members: $127.50 / Non-Members: $150.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Have you always wanted to learn to draw a simple plant? Capture the essence of a bloom? Create a painting of a patch of moss? Join botanical artist Margaret Saylor in a relaxed, fun class as she guides even the most inexperienced of artists into new territory. Even if you are an accomplished painter, learning about the world of contemporary botanical art will open up new vistas and improve your observation skills. Work in graphite, watercolor, or colored pencil. Individual instruction provided.

For supply list click here.

For general course policies click here.

November 14, 2018 / 1 session

Wednesday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Members: $25.00 / Non-Members: $25.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Make a hand-built bowl and help someone in need. Souper Bowl Workshops at GoggleWorks support Opportunity House’s annual Souper Bowl Fundraiser. For each workshop registration, a GoggleWorks ceramic studio artist will donate a bowl to Opportunity House’s annual Souper Bowl Fundraiser. Opportunity House, located in downtown Reading, is a multi-service organization that improves the quality of life for children, families, and adults who face various obstacles to independence and supports their efforts to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and well-being. For more information, visit opphouse.org. Private Souper Bowl Workshops are available for groups of between 8 and 20. They make a great hands-on experience for both corporate, adult, and youth groups. Contact our Programs Department for pricing and availability. All supplies included.

For general course policies click here.

November 14, 2018 / 1 session

Wednesday 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Members: $63.75 / Non-Members: $75.00

Skill Level: All Levels

In this new Handcrafted Home workshop, learn how to prepare, construct, glue and finish your own handmade cutting board. Starting with raw unfinished hardwoods, you will learn how to use tablesaws, bandsaws, sanders and routers along with different finishing techniques. In just three hours leave GoggleWorks with a beautiful cutting board perfect for any kitchen.

All supplies included. 

Note: In order to complete this project in a short time frame, some initial prep work is required. Done by GoggleWorks before class, all steps will be fully demonstrated in class.

For general course policies click here.

November 15, 2018 / 1 session

Thursday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Members: $38.25 / Non-Members: $45.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Learn how to construct your own handmade coffee mug using stoneware clay and handbuilding techniques. After your cup is glazed and fired, take it over to Benchwarmers Coffee & Doughnuts in West Reading, where they’ll fill it up for $1.00! 

All supplies included.

For general course policies click here.

November 15, 2018 / 1 session

Thursday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Members: $68.00 / Non-Members: $80.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Get some hands-on experience with glassblowing as you learn how to gather hot glass from the furnace, add color, and sculpt it into a round-shaped ornament. No experience necessary. Our artists will guide you through the process of making a ready-to-hang decoration for the holiday season.

All supplies included. Closed-toe shoes required.

For general course policies click here.

November 17—November 18, 2018 / 2 sessions

Saturday and Sunday 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Members: $63.75 / Non-Members: $75.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Create a beautiful set of four unique dinner napkins as you learn the traditional Indonesian resist dye technique of Batik, which uses wax and a series of dye colors to create one-of-a-kind patterns on cloth.

All supplies included.

For general course policies click here.

Please click register below to join waitlist.

November 17, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Members: $63.75 / Non-Members: $75.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Learn the basic process of slip casting while creating a unique porcelain sculptural vessel. You will leave this workshop understanding how the casting process works along with how different materials such as casting clay and plaster can be used to create interesting ceramic works.

All supplies included.

For general course policies click here.

November 17—December 22, 2018 / 5 sessions

Saturday 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Members: $102.00 / Non-Members: $120.00

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

In this intermediate course, continue building on your drawing and story creation skills as you develop your own graphic novel, comic, or manga.

Prerequisite: Intro to Manga or equivalent experience.

Note: There is no class Nov. 24

For supply list click here.

For general course policies click here.

November 17, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Members: $29.75 / Non-Members: $35.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Ages: 7-12

Bring the family and spend a couple of hours making keepsake holiday ornaments to decorate the house or give as a gift. Using cookie cutters to create festive shapes, you’ll decorate them with Majolica (colored) glazes. Once fired in the kiln, they’ll be ready to hang. An adult must participate in the workshop – the tuition fee covers one individual and you must register for each adult and child attending. All supplies included. Pre-registration is required.

For general course policies click here.

November 29—December 6, 2018 / 2 sessions

Thursday 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Members: $51.00 / Non-Members: $60.00

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Explore using drape and slump molds to make several common pottery forms such as trays, plates, and bowls as an alternative to the potter’s wheel. Learn through demonstration and hands-on experience in working with soft slabs and several types of molds. Leave this workshop with a good understanding of how to make your own and continue your exploration independently.

For supply list click here.

For general course policies click here.

November 30, 2018 / 1 session

Friday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Members: $95.00 / Non-Members: $95.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Grab your loved ones and join us for a creative night out! During our Maker Dates you will enjoy beer, wine, and light fare supplied by Belly Kitchen & Drinkery. Get a tour of one of our most popular studios then get hands-on experience in glassblowing by making a tumbler or stemless wine glass under the guidance of our professional glass blowers.

All supplies included. Closed-toe shoes are required.

For general course policies click here.

November 30, 2018 / 1 session

Friday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Members: $60.00 / Non-Members: $60.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Grab your loved ones and join us at GoggleWorks for a creative night out! During our Maker Dates you will enjoy beer, wine, and light fare supplied by Belly Kitchen & Drinkery. Get a tour of one of our most popular studios and then have our instructors guide you through picking a mold and your color palette to create a unique glass plate, platter or bowl.

All supplies included. Closed-toe shoes are required.

For general course policies click here.

November 30, 2018 / 1 session

Friday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Members: $45.00 / Non-Members: $45.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Grab your loved ones and join us at GoggleWorks for a creative night out! During our Maker Dates you will enjoy beer, wine, and light fare supplied by Belly Kitchen & Drinkery. Get a tour of our most popular studio and then have our ceramic instructors will walk you through the basics of working on the Potter’s Wheel. Create a unique piece of Pottery, then choose a glaze from our Ceramic studio’s selection.

All supplies included. Please wear clothing you do not mind getting dirty.

For general course policies click here.

Please click register below to join waitlist. 

December 1, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Members: $68.00 / Non-Members: $80.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Get some hands-on experience with glassblowing as you learn how to gather hot glass from the furnace, add color, and sculpt it into a round-shaped ornament. No experience necessary. Our artists will guide you through the process of making a ready-to-hang decoration for the holiday season.

All supplies included. Closed-toe shoes required.

For general course policies click here.

December 1—December 2, 2018 / 2 sessions

Saturday and Sunday 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Members: $63.75 / Non-Members: $75.00

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Take your flameworking skills to the next level and learn how to sculpt a tiny glass fox through demonstrations and hands-on experience. Learn how to encase color, as well as further your knowledge of flameworking tools. Prerequisite: Intro to Flameworking or equivalent experience.

For general course policies click here.

December 1, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

Members: $51.00 / Non-Members: $60.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Students will created a three-dimensional star while learning the basics of creating in stained glass, including cutting, shaping, foiling, and soldering. It’s the perfect holiday ornament!

For general course policies click here.

Please click register below to join waitlist. 

December 1, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

Members: $55.25 / Non-Members: $65.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Learn the basics of screen printing in this hands-on one day workshop by starting with a digital graphic design and move through all the steps of preparing transparencies, coating and exposing screens, setting up a print job, and printing and setting ink.

One t-shirt is included with tuition and GoggleWorks will provide a one-color artwork for you to print. You may bring in more if you’d like or purchase additional shirts during class. A custom upgrade will be available during registration to print a personalized design.

All supplies included.

For general course policies click here.

December 8, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Members: $68.00 / Non-Members: $80.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Get some hands-on experience with glassblowing as you learn how to gather hot glass from the furnace, add color, and sculpt it into a round-shaped ornament. No experience necessary. Our artists will guide you through the process of making a ready-to-hang decoration for the holiday season.

All supplies included. Closed-toe shoes required.

For general course policies click here.

December 8, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Members: $38.25 / Non-Members: $45.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Ages: 7-12

Safely break and shape different pieces of glass to create unique ornaments. Your work will get set up in the kiln with a copper hook and lightly fused to create texture. Designs will be provided or come with your own! An adult must participate in the workshop – the tuition fee covers one individual and you must register for each adult and child attending. All supplies included. Pre-registration is required.

For general course policies click here.

December 8, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Members: $51.00 / Non-Members: $60.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Gain hands-on experience in flameworking while you learn how to form and sculpt borosilicate glass with a torch. Leave with several one-of-a-kind glass hanging icicles to spruce up your winter holiday season. All supplies included.

For general course policies click here.

December 8, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Members: $51.00 / Non-Members: $60.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Gain hands-on experience in flameworking while you learn how to form and sculpt borosilicate glass with a torch. Leave with several one-of-a-kind glass hanging icicles to spruce up your winter holiday season. All supplies included.

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December 9, 2018 / 1 session

Sunday 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Members: $38.25 / Non-Members: $45.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Ages: 7-12

Come play on the potter’s wheel where you will be guided by one of our skilled instructors through the process of centering clay and throwing different shapes. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. An adult must participate in the workshop – the tuition fee covers one individual and you must register for each adult and child attending. All supplies included. Pre-registration is required.

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December 9, 2018 / 1 session

Sunday 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Members: $55.25 / Non-Members: $65.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Ages: 7-12

Introduce the family to the art of glassblowing through this workshop designed just for beginners. Learn the process of blowing and sculpting hot glass into a fun item for your home. An adult must participate in the workshop – the tuition fee covers one individual and you must register for each adult and child attending. All supplies included. Pre-registration is required.

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December 9, 2018 / 1 session

Sunday 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Members: $29.75 / Non-Members: $35.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Ages: 7-12

Bring the family and spend a couple of hours making keepsake holiday ornaments to decorate the house or give as a gift. Using cookie cutters to create festive shapes, you’ll decorate them with Majolica (colored) glazes. Once fired in the kiln, they’ll be ready to hang. An adult must participate in the workshop – the tuition fee covers one individual and you must register for each adult and child attending. All supplies included. Pre-registration is required.

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December 14, 2018 / 1 session

Friday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Members: $25.00 / Non-Members: $25.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Make a hand-built bowl and help someone in need. Souper Bowl Workshops at GoggleWorks support Opportunity House’s annual Souper Bowl Fundraiser. For each workshop registration, a GoggleWorks ceramic studio artist will donate a bowl to Opportunity House’s annual Souper Bowl Fundraiser. Opportunity House, located in downtown Reading, is a multi-service organization that improves the quality of life for children, families, and adults who face various obstacles to independence and supports their efforts to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and well-being. For more information, visit opphouse.org. Private Souper Bowl Workshops are available for groups of between 8 and 20. They make a great hands-on experience for both corporate, adult, and youth groups. Contact our Programs Department for pricing and availability. All supplies included.

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December 15, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Members: $68.00 / Non-Members: $80.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Get some hands-on experience with glassblowing as you learn how to gather hot glass from the furnace, add color, and sculpt it into a round-shaped ornament. No experience necessary. Our artists will guide you through the process of making a ready-to-hang decoration for the holiday season.

All supplies included. Closed-toe shoes required.

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December 15—December 16, 2018 / 2 sessions

Saturday & Sunday 9:00AM-4:00 PM

Members: $187 / Non-Members: $220

Skill Level: All

Come explore basic embroidery techniques and how to apply them to “drawings” using direct drawing, transfer and projection. This will be both a technical skills class and an idea development class. We will discuss stitch, color and materials choices while learning and exploring traditional techniques of drawing such as contour, and hatching through the stitch. This is a great class for beginners up to advanced students in embroidery. We will go over all the basics but all the conceptual and drawing skills can be applied to any skill level.

About Joetta Maue
Joetta Maue is an artist, curator and arts writer. Her most recent body of work is a series of embroideries, drawings and photographs that explore the psychological landscape of the domestic space. Maue’s work has been shown in galleries and museums across the country, and her writing has been published in numerous publications. She is a professor and practicing artist in New England where she lives with her family.

December 16, 2018 / 1 session

Sunday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Members: $38.25 / Non-Members: $45.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Learn how to construct your own handmade coffee mug using stoneware clay and handbuilding techniques. After your cup is glazed and fired, take it over to Benchwarmers Coffee & Doughnuts in West Reading, where they’ll fill it up for $1.00! 

All supplies included.

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December 17, 2018 / 1 session

Monday 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Members: $63.75 / Non-Members: $75.00

Skill Level: All Levels

In this new Handcrafted Home workshop, learn how to prepare, construct, glue and finish your own handmade cutting board. Starting with raw unfinished hardwoods, you will learn how to use tablesaws, bandsaws, sanders and routers along with different finishing techniques. In just three hours leave GoggleWorks with a beautiful cutting board perfect for any kitchen.

All supplies included. 

Note: In order to complete this project in a short time frame, some initial prep work is required. Done by GoggleWorks before class, all steps will be fully demonstrated in class.

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December 21, 2018 / 1 session

Friday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Members: $60.00 / Non-Members: $60.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Grab your loved ones and join us at GoggleWorks for a creative night out! During our Maker Dates you will enjoy beer, wine, and light fare supplied by Belly Kitchen & Drinkery. Get a tour of one of our most popular studios and then have our instructors guide you through picking a mold and your color palette to create a unique glass plate, platter or bowl.

All supplies included. Closed-toe shoes are required.

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December 21, 2018 / 1 session

Friday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Members: $95.00 / Non-Members: $95.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Grab your loved ones and join us for a creative night out! During our Maker Dates you will enjoy beer, wine, and light fare supplied by Belly Kitchen & Drinkery. Get a tour of one of our most popular studios then get hands-on experience in glassblowing by making a tumbler or stemless wine glass under the guidance of our professional glass blowers.

All supplies included. Closed-toe shoes are required.

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December 21, 2018 / 1 session

Friday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Members: $45.00 / Non-Members: $45.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Grab your loved ones and join us at GoggleWorks for a creative night out! During our Maker Dates you will enjoy beer, wine, and light fare supplied by Belly Kitchen & Drinkery. Get a tour of our most popular studio and then have our ceramic instructors will walk you through the basics of working on the Potter’s Wheel. Create a unique piece of Pottery, then choose a glaze from our Ceramic studio’s selection.

All supplies included. Please wear clothing you do not mind getting dirty. 

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