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Address: 706 E Mason St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3313
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+1 805-965-1541
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09:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Make something beautiful: in our private glassblowing class for two with an...

Make something beautiful: in our private glassblowing class for two with an item to take home. A stone's throw from Stearn's Wharf rests Saul Alcaraz's studio, Santa Barbara Art Glass, where you'll discover blown glass is functional art -- and that you're capable of creating a masterpiece.

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US$200.00*
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Glass Blowing Beginners Class in Santa Barbara
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Valentine's day done right

My girlfiend and I had an amazing time!! Saul was a great teacher and very knowledgeable. He let's you do most of the work, so it make's the expirience more unique and fun. I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Taylor A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My girlfiend and I had an amazing time!! Saul was a great teacher and very knowledgeable. He let's you do most of the work, so it make's the expirience more unique and fun. I would recommend it to anyone!!!

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great experience. Saul was very helpful and knowledgeable. My husband and I booked a private class. We both got to pick our items, our colors, and make our own pieces. I can't wait to go again.

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sbartglass, Owner at Santa Barbara Art Glass, responded to this review

Dear Kassandra, Thank you for your review. See you guys soon! More 

Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time ever glass blowing and it was the greatest experience ever. Saul is beyond talented and showed me an amazing time. I got to pick my colors and made a glass bowl. This is a must do if you are ever in Santa Barbara! Thank you Saul, I will never forget this!

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sbartglass, Owner at Santa Barbara Art Glass, responded to this review

Dear lauteriok, Thank you for your visit to our Studio. It was a pleasure teaching you the art of blowing glass. Hope to see you again in beautiful Santa Barbara. More 

Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

My teenage daughter and I did the beginner class recently, and it was so much more fun that we expected. It was so worth it. Saul is such an expert at it, but is very patient and reassuring while you're experiencing something completely new. Despite his years at it, Saul is still passionate about his artistry and it shows. I... More 

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sbartglass, Owner at Santa Barbara Art Glass, responded to this review

Dear jorgeosul, Thank you for your visit to our Studio. So glad you enjoy your class time and thank you for sharing your experience with our tripadvisor's friends. Hope to see you again soon in beautiful Santa Barbara. More 

Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Glass blowing is both easier and harder than I expected. My instructor made it easy and fun--but the trick is to relax, and I couldn't! I was too excited about working with these dynamic materials, the blazing hot fire, and the promise of having pieces to display forever. I loved the experience AND the pieces I made. I'm going to... More 

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sbartglass, Owner at Santa Barbara Art Glass, responded to this review

Dear Umbeijo, Thank you so very much for sharing your experience with our triadvisor's friends. So glad that you experience the magic of glassblowing! see you soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This was one of the most enjoyable unique experiences that I was able to share with my husband for our anniversary...Saul Alvarez teaches toy and let's you make your own design..you choose what you want to make, choose your colors and he ALLOWS YOU to do the work. He only helps when you need it, and only in the parts... More 

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sbartglass, Owner at Santa Barbara Art Glass, responded to this review

Dear Angie C, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with our Tripadvisor's friends! Hope to see again in beautiful Santa Barbara. More 

Woodland Hills, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My husband and I love to watch glass blowers create. We have always wanted to do it and now we did! Saul was great! Aside from being a nice person he is a great teacher and very talented! He demonstrated and then let us do it. He assisted as needed. It was a wonderful experience and would do it again!

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sbartglass, Owner at Santa Barbara Art Glass, responded to this review

Dear soozeq1_13, Thank you for your kind review and sharing your time in our Studio. Hope to see you again soon in beautiful Santa Barbara. More 

Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Saul was not teaching today, so we were able to watch him craft and blow a magnificent vase. Felt extremely lucky to have the opportunity to watch skill! An artist at work indeed.

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sbartglass, Owner at Santa Barbara Art Glass, responded to this review

Dear Gwenjohns2016, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with our tripadvisor friends. Hope to see you back in our studio. More 

Marbella
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I like experiencing new activities while travelling and this glass blowing afternoon was one of our favourites. Saul and his son made it a special day. With patience and perseverance we all were able to complete a bowl or paperweight! It is not as easy as it looks but they make sure you are a success!

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sbartglass, Owner at Santa Barbara Art Glass, responded to this review

Dear BornfreeMarbella, Thank you for sharing your experience with our tripadvisor friends. Hope to see you again in our Studio. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Whilst visiting the Santa Barbara area we decided to indulge in a new experience and chose to make a hand blown glass piece at the family run, Santa Barbara's Art Glass. We were fortunate enough to be taught by the owner Saul who made the session fun and informative. Our session was hands on the the processes and techniques were... More 

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sbartglass, Owner at Santa Barbara Art Glass, responded to this review

Dear Blueskye70, Thank you so much for your review and sharing your time in our Studio! More 

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