History & Glassworking Classes

Glassmaking

The Museums of Oglebay Institute offer a variety of classes, tours and workshops throughout the year – focusing on collections, exhibits, local history and historical figures. The Glass Museum, located below the Carriage House Glass Gift Shop in Oglebay, is one of the few places in the region where the beautiful art of glassworking can be observed and taught first-hand.

Glassworking Classes

Beginning Glassworking
Learn glassworking basics including tools, equipment, and terminology. Gather, re-heat and shape molten glass. Make at least two paperweights and other free-form pieces. No experience is required. Class meets at Oglebay Institute’s Glass Museum, located below the Carriage House Glass Gift Shop in Oglebay Park.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: 11am-4pm by arrangement, scheduled 1 week in advance.
Begins: Sept.-Nov.
Duration: 5 hours
Instructor(s): Bob Allen

$125/$106.25 OI members
Call 304-242-7272 to request a session.

Next Steps in Glassworking
Students who have completed a Beginning Glassworking Class are invited to build on their basic skills and learn to use molds and blowpipes. Basic glassworking skills are required. Class meets at Oglebay Institute’s Glass Museum, located below the Carriage House Glass Gift Shop in Oglebay Park.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: 11am-4pm by arrangement, scheduled 1 week in advance.
Begins: Sept.-Nov.
Duration: 5 hours
Instructor(s): Bob Allen

$125/$106.25 OI members
Call 304-242-7272 to request a session.

Paperweight Making Class
Learn to make paperweights that contain colorful and interesting glass inclusions, such as twists, swirls and flowers. Learn how to gather, re-heat and shape glass under the guidance of the Glassworker. Make at least two paperweights in a three-hour session. No experience necessary. Class meets at Oglebay Institute’s Glass Museum, located below the Carriage House Glass Gift Shop in Oglebay Park.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: By arrangement, scheduled 1 week in advance.
Begins: Sept.-Nov.
Duration: 3 hours
Instructor(s): Bob Allen

$85/$72.25 OI members
Call 304-242-7272 to request a session.

Public Programs

Antiques Appraisal Event
The Appraisal Guys, Tim Luke and Greg Strahm, will provide verbal opinions of the value of your treasures.

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Ages: all
Meets: 10am-2pm Saturday, September 9 at Cabela’s at the Highlands
Begins: Sat., Sept. 9
Duration: 4 hours
Presenters: Tim Luke and Greg Strahm

$15 per item or 4 for $50

Appraisal Home Visits
The Appraisal Guys Tim Luke and Greg Strahm ofof TreasureQuest Group, Inc. will visit your house and appraise your treasures this September.

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Ages: homeowners
Meets: September, 2017
Begins: September, 2017
Appraisers: Tim Luke and Greg Strahm

$600 per visit (Proceeds benefit The Museums of Oglebay Institute)
Call 304-242-7272 to schedule.

Appraiser’s Apprentice Program
Experience the rare opportunity to sit on the appraiser’s side of the table with internationally know appraisers Tim Luke and Greg Strahm of TreasureQuest Group, Inc. Learn how they work and see all of the interesting items that pass through, up close.

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Ages: 16 & up
Meets: 10am-2pm Saturday, September 9 at Cabela’s at the Highlands
Begins: Sat., Sept. 9
Duration: 4 hours
Instructors(s): Tim Luke and Greg Strahm

$100 per person

Cooking With Chef Greg Strahm – Challah Three Ways
Learn to make basic dough with and without starter to create Six Braided Challah, Asiago Challah Knots and Chocolate Cinnamon Swirl Challah. Chef Greg will demonstrate several recipes and cooking techniques. Participants will sample each dish and receive a copy of the recipes.

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Ages: all
Meets: 3-5pm Thurs., Sept. 7 at Goldenrod Cottage, Oglebay Park
Begins: Thurs., Sept. 7
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor(s): Chef Greg Strahm

$25/$21.25 OI members

Downsizing Workshop
Learn the dos and don’ts of downsizing from a panel of experts including an estate attorney, auctioneer, appraiser and an elder advocate/resource coordinator who will provide information and a starting point to move forward.

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Ages: all
Meets: 10am-noon Saturday, September 16 at the Mansion Museum, Oglebay
Begins: Sat., Sept 16
Duration: 2 hours
Instructor(s): Tim Luke (moderator), Greg Strahm (appraiser), Charlotte Pyle (auctioneer), Joshua Rodgers (estate attorney), Ann Keogler (elder advocate & resource coordinator)

Free (Pre-registration requested. Space is limited.)