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About Kenyon's Creations

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This is the experience of a lifetime. Cross it off the bucket list! You will never forget your firtst experience.

Glass Blowing Lessons for individuals or groups above the age of 10

Want to try something new, exciting and fun to see how awesome glass blowing is. Learn to blow glass in a few lessons or we could just make a few paperweights for a one time experience in the hot shop.

At GRT Hot Glass Studio they charge 60 per hour for one person or 50 per person per hour and usually we do 2 hour lessons.

If you get a group of 10 to 15 together we can do a lesson at 45 per person where each person walks away with a wonderful paperweight or flower. These classes are 2 to 3 hours long.

I could also accommodate a lot of people for a demonstration on the art of glass blowing where I could show a number of different things depending on how much of a show you might want. Any age is welcome.

I will help you create wonderful gifts that your friends and family will enjoy for years to come. It is always nice to make your own gifts that you give away and with my assistance we can make some really great stuff even if it is a one time experience

All private lessons will be scheduled through me, but paid at the front desk at GRT Hot Glass Studio.

We also provide "Sampler" classes for a quick one time event twice a month at GRT Hot Glass Studios and you can check out those classes in my "events" if you like me on Facebook at Kenyon's Creations and at Matt Kenyon.

Location

6400 Brookville Road, Suite B
Indianapolis, IN 46219

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  • 5/5 stars

    Matt is a great teacher. He was patient, descriptive, hands-on and made glass blowing accessible to me as a novice even though it was wildly out of my comfort zone.

  • 5/5 stars

    I had so much fun doing glass. The first experience was making a paper weight with a group of friends and even though it was harder than I thought it was fun. Laid back instruction but hands on. The second time was with my mom and son. Matt assisted my son but not to the point of taking over. I appreciate his approach. The last time was a group making hearts. I think Matts classes are reasonably priced and lots of fun. Check him out.

  • 5/5 stars

    Matt was such fun to have helping up make some things that I used as Tree ornaments, for my family. He was laid back, but gave us helpful clues on how to do our own thing. I hope to go again soon.

  • 5/5 stars

    My husband and I did an ornament making class a couple weeks before Christmas. The class occurred at GRT studios and we were there for about 2 hours, then hung around for another 30 minutes to ask questions and checkout the local art. The class went really well and started with an introduction to glass working and blowing. Matt was incredibly informative and very good at explaining his passion for the medium as well as some of the technical items. He went through a couple of examples of what we were going to do, then we jumped in and started making our own creations! He worked with a couple of students at a time, but it never felt like we were waiting around because we could watch other people's techniques and try to figure out what colors we would use, etc... It was a great experience! We had fun and are trying to figure out what the next class we would like to take from him will be! We are planning on taking personal lessons next year to create unique ornaments for our entire family- so excited!

  • 5/5 stars

    I have taken 5 or 6 of Matt's classes. He provides excellent instruction through demonstration. While it is still intimidating to work with molten glass, Matt's relaxing demeanor helps ease the nerves!

  • 5/5 stars Glass Blowing Lessons Verified Review

    Matt is an awesome and patient instructor. He is very talented and skilled. It was a great 14th anniversary gift for my wife and I. We will definitely have another training class with him.

  • 5/5 stars Glass Blowing Lessons Verified Review

    We contacted Matt Kenyon for a class on glass design for me and my 2 friends. We met Matt for a 2-hour session and he did a gret job demonstrating and then letting us do for ourselves with his guidance. We each made a 3-4 glass pieces, and we learned a lot, and we had a great time. Matt was a great teacher - he was very organized and very calm and every piece we did was going to be "amazing." I would definitely recommend Matt!

    Matt K. from Kenyon's Creations replied to this review on February 9, 2014:

    thanks so much for the good review, hope to see you in the hot shop again one day.

  • 5/5 stars Glass Blowing Lessons Verified Review

    Im hoping you will soon be teaching me how to work with glass,, im do excited im going to call tomorrow.

  • 5/5 stars Glass Blowing and Glass Art Lessons Verified Review

    He was definitely a great teacher for my first time using the soft glass medium.

    Matt K. from Kenyon's Creations replied to this review on February 9, 2014:

    thanks so much for the good review, hope to see you in the hot shop again one day

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Besides teaching I do commissions for lighting like pendent lamps or centerpieces for tables at weddings or any other project that needs to be created out of glass.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Bring sunglasses and cotton clothes. Be ready to make some really cool stuff. Dont worry, even if it is a one time event it will be a good time and you will enjoy yourself working with such a different material than you have ever worked with.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Glass blowing is like magic, but way cooler.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I enjoy the creative process that goes along with working in glass. I love to see the progression that people go through in figuring out the medium. This molten medium is so much fun once you figure out the process.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Isn't it hot? The answer is yes it is as well as difficult, but it is worth every second of it for the chance to make something wonderful out of this liquid medium.

Do yo uhave to blow hard? The answer is no, you do not have to have any lung power, if you are blowing hard then you are not working hot enough. The glass should be enough of a liquid to where you can blow easily to get the bubble to come out.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. I have taught an 87 year old blow glass and we did multiple lessons since she had so much fun.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. I am very good at keeping everyone safe in the hot shop. My demos explain what is hot and what you should not touch. there is not that many things that are hot and it is easy not to burn yourself or others

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I thought that it would be really fun and exciting to work with molten glass, I was right so I have been creating things out of glass ever since.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. I helped a 8 year old create ornaments

Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.

A. I built a stack laminated mahogany over 6 foot clock that looks like a dinosaur with a glass plate for the face

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