The Pratt Fine Arts Center is hosting free Glassblowing classes for all veterans and their families this Saturday, November 9. Pratt’s classes are part of a nationwide initiative to offer free glassblowing instruction to veterans in honor of Veterans Day on Monday
“The goal of the event is to expose men and women to the world of glass art as well as affording troops the chance to develop a technical skill. Veterans Glassblowing Day hopes to unify the glassblowing community, and bring awareness to the craft and various organizations through their involvement,” Pratt announced in a press release.
The instruction will be split into two sessions, with a morning group from 9:30am to 1:30pm and an afternoon group from 1:45pm to 5:45pm.
Veterans and their families can sign up online www.pratt.org/classes
Organizations participating in the Veterans Glassblowing Day hope to make these classes a permanent opportunity, starting a nonprofit that offers scholarships for veterans to learn glassblowing and secure apprenticeships with professional artists. They’ll then have a marketable skill and the invaluable ability to self-express through art.