Glass Class: Creating Art, With Really Big Fires

At the Chrysler Museum's Glass Studio, learn the ancient (and pretty awesome) art of glassmaking -- or you can just watch.

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Echard Wheeler
Echard Wheeler
The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio in Norfolk, Va., is open for both aspiring and experienced artists alike. Learn about glass-making processes, watch demos or join a workshop or introductory class. (Pictured: Charlotte Potter, Glass Studio manager)
Workshops include flameworking (come on, that sounds awesome), glass fusing and glass blowing. (Pictured: Charlotte Potter, Glass Studio manager)
Photo by Ed Pollard
The glass studio sits adjacent to the Chrysler Museum of Art, now free for all visitors. Exhibitions include Remix (modern and contemporary art by Dali, Warhol and others) and Mark Rothko: Perceptions of Being.
Echard Wheeler
Notable at the museum: Cameo Performances, which features incredible pieces of glass including several considered to be among the best in the craft.
Photo by Ed Pollard
Sip a glass of wine while watching glass artists during Wednesday Demos After Dark, held through January. If you can't make it during the week, you can check out demos Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m.
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The museum and studio are located at 245 West Olney Road, Norfolk, Va., about 200 miles south of downtown D.C.
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