The Goddess of Glass offers quality art classes in a variety of mediums and experience levels! Glass Fusing Fun is our most popular class as evidenced by over 8,000 Groupons sold in five years! Read on for more on the entire roster of classes offered by qualified and experienced teachers!

Readers of the MN Women’s Press chose The Goddess of Glass as their Favorite Place to Take a Craft Class! 

Glass Fusing Fun – Connie Beckers, Instructor
Ongoing Wednesdays (7-10pm) & Saturdays (10-1pm or 3-6pm), this is the one that started it all and is the one beginners and folks with a Groupon will sign-up for. No glass experience required, this workshop is designed to offer a very basic introduction into glass fusing. You will start with pre-cut “blank” pieces of fusible glass and have up to three hours to create your choice of plates, coasters, soap dishes or trinkets using colorful shapes from my scrap bins. You’ll get a little glass cutting and nipping instruction to form your shapes but you will not be operating the kilns. This class is suitable for children age 8 and up accompanied by a paid adult.

 Click to view the CLASS CALENDAR to schedule Glass Fusing Fun class!

NOTE: Some FULL classes are removed from the calendar to make room for new additions. Please send an email if you have questions or concerns in scheduling.

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW for full details about each class. All classes require pre-registration so we can be prepared with the proper supplies and seating. No Groupons or other prepaid vouchers accepted for these classes with the exception of the Goddess Bucks July 2017 Special offer. We can process a secret pre-payment if you wish to give one of these classes as a gift. 

INTRO TO NEEDLE FELTING: Songbird & Nest – Meg Corcoran, Instructor
Tuesday, July 25, 6:30-9:30pm – CLASS FEE: $39 / $33 Members
This three-hour class will guide students into the art of creating three-dimensional small sculptures with wool and special needles. No prior experience or special skills required and all materials are provided.

CLAY PLAY DATE – Mike Smieja, Instructor
Tuesday, July 25, 6:30 – 9:30pm – CLASS FEE: $52 / $44 members + $10 Supply Fee
I’ts a free for all! Bring an idea to work out with Mike or come with no plan and let creativity take hold and inspire you. You’ll have time to create several pieces (3-6) that will be fired in Mike’s studio.

EDIBLE ART: Decorate a Cookie Garden – Rachel Warren, Instructor
Tuesday, July 27, 6:30-9:30pm – CLASS FEE: $25 / $21 Members + $10 Supply Fee
Create an edible garden for your next fancy event! You’ll start with prepared cookies and learn the basics of royal icing techniques and leave with 8-10 finished cookies~

SPRAY PAINT ART – ALL AGES – Alex Jalapeneco, Instructor
Sunday, July 30, 12 – 3pm – CLASS FEE: $35 / $30 Studio members
Our new friend, Alex Jalapeneco, is from Guatemala and is excited to share his form of spray paint art with the community! This class is open to ages 12 and up. You’ll leave with a ready-to-frame piece of original art, or two!

#FULL – FUSED GLASS GARDEN ART – Connie Beckers, Instructor
Sunday, July 30, 12-2pm – CLASS FEE – $29 / $25 Studio Members
No experience required to create a simple fused glass piece to hang in your garden. You can start with clear or color blank and build your design from there from the scrap bins. Pieces will be fired and ready in a week and include a shepherd’s hook.

CLAY BIRD FEEDER – Mike Smieja, Instructor
Tuesday, August 1, 6:30 – 9:30 pm – CLASS FEE: $52 / $44 Members + $15 Supply Fee
It’s great having a yard filled with wildlife. The Twin Cities are filled with beautiful fine feathered friends. Attract some of these beauties to you place with your very own handmade bird feeder!

#FULL – INTRO TO CLAY – Mike Smieja, Instructor
6 Tuesdays, August 2 to Sept 6, 6:30 – 9:30 pm – CLASS FEE: $140 / $119 Studio members + $25 Supply Fee
Join us for the ever popular Introduction to Clay with Mike Smieja! You’ll get through wheel throwing, slab rolling and hand building in this six week series. Sign up now to guarantee your spot; class size is limited to six.

STAINED GLASS MOSAIC – Connie Beckers, Instructor
Thursday, August 3, 7-9:30pm – CLASS FEE: $29 / $25 Members
Choose from mirror, vase or lantern and add colorful stained glass to create your work of art!

BIG PLATES/Intermediate Glass Fusing – Connie Beckers, Instructor
Tuesday, Aug 8, 6-10pm
– CLASS FEE: $129 No discounts or vouchers.
This class is intended for experienced glassers with an interest in taking things up a notch with larger and more detailed pieces. You’ll have access to full sheets of glass, special mixes and colors and fancier tools and materials in this class.

CLAY WATER FOUNTAIN – Mike Smieja, Instructor
3 Tuesdays, August 8, 15 & 22, 6:30 – 9:30 pm – CLASS FEE: $79 / $67 Members + $25 Supply Fee

They say that the sound of flowing water is one of the most calming sounds for human beings. In this class you make your very own table top fountain that can be used indoors or outdoors.

EDIBLE ART: Project TBA – Rachel Warner, Instructor
Sunday, August 13, Noon-3pm – CLASS FEE: $25 / $21 Members + $10 Supply Fee
Details to be announced soon.

INTRO TO NEEDLE FELTING: Songbird & Nest – Meg Corcoran, Instructor
Monday, August 21, 6:30-9:30pm – CLASS FEE: $39 / $33 Members
This three-hour class will guide students into the art of creating three-dimensional small sculptures with wool and special needles. No prior experience or special skills required and all materials are provided.

EDIBLE ART: Project TBA – Rachel Warner, Instructor
Thursday, August 24, 6:30-9:30pm – CLASS FEE: $25 / $21 Members + $10 Supply Fee
Details to be announced soon.

CERAMIC LAMP BASE – Mike Smieja, Instructor
Tuesday, August 29, 6:30 – 9:30 pm – CLASS FEE: $52 / $44 Members + $15 Supply Fee
Create a unique ceramic lamp base in this class and come back for a stained glass lampshade class later! No previous experience required and everything is included!

Intro to Acrylic Paints – Meg Corcoran, Instructor
Doll Houses – Jacquelyn Wingfield, Instructor
Intro to Improv – Lynn Albright, Instructor
Stained Glass: Projects & Beginning Classes – Connie Beckers, Instructor
Fused Glass Snowflakes – Josephine Geiger, Instructor

NOTE: These instructors are all available for private art parties. Get in touch with Connie Beckers to get the process started. 

PRIVATE GLASS FUSING PARTIES are a great deal with a rate of $45 per person with or without a special occasion to celebrate. The minimum is 6 and the maximum is 14. I am available most weekdays and evenings, Sundays and some Saturdays for these. Phone 612-327-0283 or email Studio members and their guests pay just $39.00

Once you’ve taken a class with us, we consider you a studio member and offer some special perks:
1) Groupons are intended for first time customers BUT you are free to continue taking glass fusing classes at the membership rate of $39.00. You can either buy a pre-paid voucher OR sign up for class using the STUDIO MEMBER rate when you pay for you and your guests. The pre-paid vouchers are good for one year and make an excellent gift; just send a note with your order and I’ll email you a printable gift certificate!
2) Studio members also save 15% on all the other art classes we offer like clay, jewelry, painting and more!
3) Schedule an OPEN STUDIO SESSION and work independently on a broader variety of projects. Make an appointment for most any Wednesday, Thursday or Friday during normal shoppe hours. Some Saturdays and Sundays are an option, as well. And watch Facebook and the website for announcements of last minute openings for just $25.
4) Private parties are a great way to celebrate birthdays, weddings, anniversaries or just getting together with friends, family, co-workers or your book club! The Group Rate for STUDIO MEMBERS is $39 per person and the minimum for a small group is just six with a maximum of 14.

Because we are a small business with high demand for our services, we must adhere to a strict policy for canceling and rescheduling workshops and classes:

  • Tuition and vouchers are non-refundable unless the class is cancelled or rescheduled.
  • You may reschedule your workshop one time with at least 48 hours advance notice via phone or email.
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance, or failure to appear for the scheduled time could result in forfeiture of the tuition/voucher.
  • We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule classes/workshops at any time due to weather, less than minimum enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. Pre-paid vouchers will remain valid. Questions? Send an email.

Customer Comments

“The class was a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to try glass fusing.”

“Fun class! Very nice establishment and lovely gift shop.”

“We had a great time. Connie was fun and we made some cool items. It was nice to see what everyone else in the class created as well.”

“I have taken a few classes of this nature and this was definitely at the top of my list of great places!”

“So happy with the class, we’ll definitely do it again! “

“Connie the instructor was fun to work with. She was patient and inspiring!”

“Connie was an amazing teacher, she was able to let our creativity flow, while guiding us to making something that was actually worth making! It was a great afternoon!”

“Class was low stress, not hard, had everything ready and really fun! Got a generous amount of glass that could use during class to make numerous items.”