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!

THIS JUST IN: 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. We can process a secret pre-payment if you wish to give one of these classes as a gift. 

Beginning Jewelry – Elena Budilovsky, Instructor
Thursday, May 18, 6:30-9:30pm | CLASS FEE: $25 / $21 Studio Members + $5-$20 Supply Fee
Under the expert tutelage of Elena Budilovsky, students will learn the basics of jewelry making by creating a beautiful, beaded necklace. All supplies and tools provided. An optional personal tool kit is available for purchase for $12 as will be kits for more pieces! 

Rock Mosaics – Lisa Beckman, Instructor
Saturday, May 20, 10am-1pm | CLASS FEE: $39 / $32 STUDIO MEMBERS + $10 Supply Fee paid to instructor
Students can expect to learn the basics of mosaics, which is the art of arranging various materials on a surface to produce a pattern or design.  We’ll discuss what types of items can be incorporated into your design, along with other materials that can be used.

Rainbow Mandala – Johnna Morrow, Instructor
Sunday, May 21, 10am-1pm | CLASS FEE: $29 / $24.50 STUDIO MEMBERS + $7 supply fee paid to instructor
Get into a calm meditative place through mandala painting. Mandala designs are usually circular in nature symbolizing the universe. They are frequently used in meditation to enhance the experience or can simply be a visual reminder of the beauty in our lives.

Zen Doodles – Margarette Nevalainen, Instructor
Sunday, May 21, 2-4pm | CLASS FEE: $25 / $21 STUDIO MEMBERS + $7 supply fee paid to instructor at class
Whether you are looking for a temporary escape with friends, looking to pick up a new skill or take your doodles to the next level, this class is for you! Anyone who can pick up a pen has what is necessary for a really good time. Doodling has long been a means to pass time, allow your mind to wanter, so you can come back with greater focus. Combine this with our pursuit of relaxation and you end up with Zen Doodling.

Clay Fairy House – Mike Smieja, Instructor — CLASS IS FULL
Tuesday, May 23, 6:30-9:30pm – CLASS FEE: $49 / $42

You work so hard on your garden, why not add a little hidden beauty that is not only fun to have its fun for others to find. Make your very own fairy houses for the garden.

Intro to Clay – Mike Smieja, Instructor
6 Wednesdays, June 14 thru July 19, 6:30-9:30pm – CLASS FEE: $130 / $110.50 Members + $25 Supply Fee
Students are invited to a RAKU Firing Party on Sunday, July 23rd, 12-3pm to fire additional pieces for a small fee.
Students will be introduced to the basics of hand-building along with beginning wheel throwing. Decorating and glassing along with firing will be covered along with a RAKU Firing party at the end of the session.

Clay Fairy House – Mike Smieja, Instructor
Tuesday, June 20, 6:30-9:30pm – CLASS FEE: $49 / $42

You work so hard on your garden, why not add a little hidden beauty that is not only fun to have its fun for others to find. Make your very own fairy houses for the garden.

Wet Felting/Dryer Balls – Margarette Nevalainen, Instructor
Thursday, June 22, 6:30-9:30pm – CLASS FEE: $25 / $21 STUDIO MEMBERS + $5 supply fee
Wet felting wool is a centuries old craft used to make everything from tents to clothing. In this class, Margarette will teach you how to use wool roving to create some spheres for dryer balls, cat toys, etc.

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 PLUS and the hostess gets in free with 8 paid guests. I am available most weekdays and evenings, Sundays and some Saturdays for these. Phone 612-327-0283 or email
Studio Members will receive their

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.”