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Workshops in Hot Glass
[Photo 345x460 43.1kB] Jayne forming glass on a blow pipe

The glass blowing facility was established in 1989 through the Visual Arts Division at Coastal Bend College. It was the first Junior college to offer this program and has become the oldest academic educational glassblowing facility in the State of Texas.

The traditional offhand glassblowing course, ARTS 2371, began in 1990. We have a strong competitive Associate in Arts program, transferable to surrounding Texas colleges and universities.

Coastal Bend College seeks to pursue in-depth study in the art of glass by providing you with the most noted teachers and artists.


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Beginning Glass Blowing
Paperweights, Small Vessels, and Solid Forms

Forming molten glass on the end of a blowpipe is an exciting way to experience the essence of this raw material.  Through lectures and hands-on work, students learn the basic techniques of forming glass:  gathering, blowing, and puntying.

Glass Fusing and Slumping
Fused Paintings, Plates Bowls and Sandblasting

A survey of kiln techniques including fusing (melting pieces of flat glass together) and slumping (melting flat glass over a three-dimensional object).  All projects are developed on an individual basis with emphasis on learning the process for further work.

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The workshops are available for individuals interested in exploring glass as a media for expression.

  • Photo of Jayne teaching a student.
      Jayne Duryea
  • Blown Glass Vessels
    Location:  Visual Arts Glass Hot Shop
    Coastal Bend College, 3800 Charco Rd
    Beeville, Texas
  • Participants will be furnished with all supplies and equipment.

    Meals and Lodging are extra (see listing for motels).

Please fill out an application to register for the workshop. Class assignments are made on a first come, first serve basis by postmark or e-mail date.

[Glassblowing Photo 225x300] Forming hot glass on a blow pipe. You will be notified promptly by mail or e-mail as to your class status or if you are on the Alternate List. Deposit checks for alternates will be returned as no deposit is required for alternates. You will be notified by phone or e-mail if a vacancy occurs.

A deposit of $75 must accompany your registration form in order to hold your place in class.  Full tuition must be paid on the first class day to secure your placement.  A service fee of $15 will be deducted from all refunds due to cancellations.  ALL refunds will be initiated after the last workshop date.

Enrollment is limited. Please respond early, early and early. The workshop tuition cost is $275 per class. You will be notified on availability of space and all the details upon receiving your application and the registration deposit of $75 per class. The deposit holds your place on the class list, and is non-refundable upon cancellation. Make check payable to Coastal Bend College Glass. The $200 balance per class will be due on first day of workshop.


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Coastal Bend College is located at the intersection of Business Hwy 181 and FM 3355 (Charco Road) in Beeville, Texas. From the US Hwy 181 bypass, exit at FM 3355, turn west on FM 3355 and travel for approximately one mile. The Frank Jostes Visual Arts Building is located on the left at top of the hill next to the second parking lot.

  • Mailing Address:
    Glass Workshops: Duryea
    Coastal Bend College
    3800 Charco Road
    Beeville, Tx 78102
  • Phone: 361-354-2322
    866-722-2838 Ext 2322
    Fax: 361-358-3971
    Email:   Jayne Duryea 

Some Places to Stay

  • El Camino Motel
    1500 NE Washington
    (2 minute drive)
  • Esquire Motel
    3609 N St Mary's St
    (Walking distance)
  • Hampton Inn Beeville
    301 S Hall St
    (866) 238-8235, 361-362-2100
    (8 minutes from college)
  • Holiday Inn Exp Stes
    2199 E US Hwy 59
    866-573-4235, 361-358-7300
    (7 minute drive)
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Beeville
    2062 E US Hwy 59
    (7 minutes from college)
  • Motel 6
    400 Bypass 181 S.
    (7 minute drive)
  • Yonder Inn
    2201 N. Frontage Rd.
    (4 minute drive)
  • Please arrange your own reservation.

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