Weekend Workshops

No experience is required to join us for these 1-2 day seasonal workshops designed to give you a taste of glassblowing! Themed classes range from paperweights, to glass flowers, pumpkins, ornaments, and 2 glassblowing sampler classes. All classes are designed to give a well-rounded hotshop experience. You will be introduced to the equipment in the hotshop and learn how to safely gather molten glass, add color to it, and shape it into your very own works of art.

All of these intro classes may be registered through the Cambridge Center for Adult Education reachable at by visiting https://ccae.org/artclasses or by calling them directly at 617-547-6789.

Weekly Classes

For the commited novice NOCA GlassSchool offers a variety of different 6 which meet once a week for three hours. Each session offers a new area of focus. Classes run Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday nights from 6:30-9:30pm and cost $660 per six-week session (Friday nights are 3 weeks and cost $330) :

  • Monday- Advanced Begenners
  • Tuesday- Intermediate
  • Wednesday- Advanced
  • Fridays- Beginner I: Intro to Glassblowing


Visiting Artist Workshops

NOCA GlassSchool regularly invites Master Glassblowers to come to the school to teach their signature style or techniques. Such past Masters have included; Michael Schunke, Marco Weiner, Charlie Correl, Kanek Chung, Jeff Mack, Davide Fuin, Guido Gerlitz, Bryan Rubino, Adam Holtzinger, Pablo Soto, and Ed Branson.

These 2 day weekend workshops run Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-4pm and include all tools, pipes, color and materials. They also include a lunch of some sort. The cost of the 2 day Workshops is generally $300.

Private Lessons

The NOCA instructors are available for private lessons for students to develop personal ideas or to learn new skills or sharpen existing techniques. Private lessons are available day or night at a cost of $65 per hour, with a 3 hour minimum. Please email or call to set up a private lesson for yourself or a friend.

Private Events

We offer anything from business retreats, to birthday parties, to ladies night out. We can custumize an event to suit your needs. Contact us for pricing.