Workshops

Join our exclusive workshop and unleash your creativity by turning a cherished wine bottle into a beautifully crafted glass that tells your story.

Book a glass workshop and come create magic

We offer glass etching workshops 5 days a week!

Tuesdays – Fridays  1:00 PM and 3:30 PM
Saturdays 12:00 PM and 2:30 PM

Workshops are approximately 2 hours long and include a brief history of our space and organization, a demonstration of a glass bottle cutting, grinding and polishing and instruction on how to stencil your own personal design on a piece of glassware. The cost of the workshop includes one piece of OTG recycled glassware, and you are welcome to etch more or bring your own glassware from home (both for a fee).

Workshop pricing :

  • Adult : $90.00 + Tax
  • Youth(under 16) / Senior : $80.00 + Tax
  • Yellowknife Residents (with proof) : $80.00 + Tax
  • Studio Time (has completed a workshop in the past year for insurance purpose) : $40/hour per person + cost of glassware etched + Tax

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OTG Workshop & Studio Time Policies

Base capacity

Workshops are limited to 8 participants, due to limited space in our cozy studio we are unable to accommodate non-paying participants. Anyone wanting to observe a workshop or supervise a child is welcome, but as it does occupy a space, there is a fee of $60/person. 

Studio time policy

Studio Time is only for those who have completed our Glass Etching Workshop within the last 12 months and are confident with our studio space & machinery. 

What people are sharing about it :

Jenny Arnold
Jenny Arnold
2024-02-17
A wonderful experience! Matthew is so knowledgeable and gives great facts about Yellowknife, the old town, and the beginnings of Old Town Glassworks. It was lots of fun getting to create your own piece, and it’s very easy to follow along and create a beautiful piece. Definitely recommend doing a workshop to anyone visiting Yellowknife!!
小林理沙
小林理沙
2024-02-08
たまたま入ったお店でしたが、ワークショップがあると聞き参加しました。とても楽しく過ごせたし、思い出に残るグラスも作れて大満足です!
Renee Kalgutkar
Renee Kalgutkar
2023-11-04
My boyfriend and I had a lot of fun at the glassworks workshop! This was my third time going and his first time. It’s such a fun date idea but I’ve also done it with friends who are not from the North so they can take home a little souvenir. Matthew does a good job giving some history of old town while walking you through how his business came to be. Now we have a new fancy whiskey glass and a new soap pump!
Mary Hammer
Mary Hammer
2023-10-21
My 3 daughters and I participated in an absolutely fun hands-on workshop where we got to choose and make our own projects. We absolutely loved the experience and would recommend for adults and kids. Staff was extremely accommodating and helpful and they have excellent customer service.Absolutely make the time for this fun and unique experience when in Yellowknife, NWT!
John Vickers
John Vickers
2023-07-30
Old Town Glassworks was a very friendly experience where we made our own souvenirs of Yellowknife. The staff were very informative with their history and interacted to make our experience so enjoyable.
Ken Southward
Ken Southward
2023-07-25
What a place! With a lot of eclectic charm. We rented bikes here for a day to tour Yellowknife. Great price, great bikes and great experience but it was meeting Matt and hearing and touring the glassworks business they have developed that impressed us the most. There is a lot of ingenuity and creativity oozes from every corner of this place. After seeing an etching glass class in action I had to order some for myself. I love how they have taken old bottles and wine bottles and turned them into not only beautiful but very useable pieces. I love my water/wine glasses that I had shipped from NWT to On and they will forever remind me of the great visit to Yellowknife and, in particular, the Glassworks! If you are going to Yellowknife make sure you book a class to make your very own etched drinking glasses and then rent a bike to see the sites!
Frank vd Meer Karin Orsel
Frank vd Meer Karin Orsel
2023-07-19
when we were looking for a wedding gift that was relatively time sensitive, they did everything to provide us timely with the best gift ever! Highly recommend these unique gifts of the North
Denise Goodwin
Denise Goodwin
2023-04-17
Other than seeing the aura itself, this was the highlight of our trip to Yellowknife. The activity is reasonably priced, and you leave with a glass with a design that you sand blaster. The glass is completely made of recycled bottles. The owner must be one of the most inventive people I have met. He has some very interesting stories. This is a must for people going to Yellowknife.
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