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Book your next group event with Turnstyle and experience hot glass up close and personal! No Experience Needed!! A party of up to 8 can have the studio to themselves with an instructor/host for 6 hours between 10am and 6pm. Perfect for Birthdays, Bachelor/Bachelorette parties, or Team Building Activities! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for booking information.
We try to cater sessions to each group on an individual basis depending on what everyone's interested in. Below is loose outline of what to expect:
-We'll start with a quick shop safety and orientation discussion in which everyone will get an understanding of how the shop works and what to do/not do while we're in there
-Paperweights: Your instructor will start with a quick demo of some techniques relevant to paperweights and supervise and assist while the group makes their very first "blobs"
-Ornaments: Again, we'll start with a demo of a "Christmas" or "witch" ball (they're the same thing, just depends on the season). Then it will be your turn. Your instructor will be there to take the reigns if things go South (they will!) and make sure everyone ends up with an ornament of their own. Colours are provided for your choosing in both of these projects.
-Depending on time and interest level, we will fill the rest of the session with some more advanced demos by the instructor or some more basic projects for the group to participate in.
-A one-hour lunch break will be scheduled at an appropriate time so that everyone has a chance to cool off.
Members of your group can feel free to drop in and out of the shop as we have a cool down tent set up in front of the studio. Feel free to bring any food and drink to share! We have a barbecue on-site that the group will have access to during their session. Hydration is a MAJOR priority in the hotshop so water, shade and seating will be provided in the tent.
(Turnstyle takes no responsibility for your food and drink choices but reserves the right to downgrade anyone to "audience" status if we feel safety is a concern.)
Anything made on the day will need to cool overnight and can be picked up the following day or sometime after.
Each Participant can expect to take home 1-2 of their own handmade creations depending on group size.