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“Glassblowing Hot Shop” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Morean Art Center

Morean Art Center
719 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL
727 822 7872
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Type: Art Galleries, Cultural
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Saginaw, Michigan
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30 attraction reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Glassblowing Hot Shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

If you have some time to gain a little knowledge and experience this might be the stop for you. Located in old town St. Petersburg close to Tropicana Field, and near the Dali Museum is the Morean Art Center it is surrounded by several vintage stores and other art galleries. They have a "Hot Shop" where you can take a 45 min. class in glassblowing and actually make a piece of art yourself for about $70, not to bad for a one-of-a-kind piece of art! This is a "gotta try it" for anyone that loves experiences that last a lifetime from dipping the glass, spinning the pipe, to looking into the "glory hole" to your final made piece!

Visited February 2014
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North Adams, Massachusetts
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“Glassblowing on a personal level”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Besides having demos with professional artists and plenty of gorgeous art to purchase, they have one on one learning experiences with a glass blower to make your own glass art piece. You can choose from 7 different styles and shapes including bubble ornaments or solid paperweights. My husband loved it! $75 and you also get a 25% discount on purchases besides your own creation from molten glass.

Visited January 2014
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St. Petersburg
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“Visit & Participate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The displays that come through are appealing. Come out and visit to be inspired by the art, then grab a light snack at the Cafe. It does not end there - then take a Hot Shop class.

This place is abuzz with art for the whole family. We've all taken classes here and attended many art nights. Loved it!

Visited February 2013
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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“visit to the hot shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We didn't go to the art center itself but went to just the hot shop for one of the free nighttime glass blowing's..it was fascinating one artist made the piece while another explained everything and all the terms used..we watched as he was making what we assumed was a pretty vase but then he did magic ..heated it up really hot and started spinning it and it turned into a large plate with scalloped edges that was a work of art.

Visited January 2014
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Gulfport, Florida
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“Art Center Review”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

multi-faceted facility with special exhibition, lots of one-of-a-kind glass, pottery, wearable art, etc.

Visited January 2014
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