Creative Glass

In 2011, the former New Orleans Creative Glass Institute folded into the programs of YAYA, finding a new mission to serve the personal and professional development of creative youth in New Orleans, while continuing to be a cornerstone resource for established glass artists.

The merging of our two communities — youth-based social services and independent artists — has generated a studio of beautiful and exciting energy, potential... and artwork.

Come visit our studio, take a class, meet our artists, and Be a YAYA!

Studio and Gallery Hours:

Monday-Friday 9-3, Saturday 11-2

3924 Conti St

New Orleans, LA 70119 (504)482-6003


This one-week workshop will introduce students to the basics of producing screens and methods for utilizing them with glass as a tool for visual artists.  We will explore options for combining found, digital and hand-generated imagery and apply them to the more traditional silk-screening materials such as paper, fabric, etc.  On the second day we will move into to the glass studio where the real fun begins.  We will teach the students how to translate their new skills to create vitreous enamel images on sheet glass.  We will then utilize the inherent transparency of glass to create layered collages and explore methods of forming these collages in the kiln and cold shop to produce three-dimensional pieces.

Class meets from 3pm-9pm Monday November 3rd-Friday, November 7th.  with open studio Tuesday-Friday 9am-3pm.Class open to artists of all skill levels, age 16 and older.

The fee for this class is $600.
Registration requires a $350 deposit, with the remainder being due at the beginning of class.

The studio is located 3 miles from the French Quarter and is just 3 blocks from the streetcar line. Students will find any French Quarter hotel convenient, and for those on a budget , India House youth hostel is less than a mile away with beds in a dorm style room starting at $17 per night. Upon registration students will receive an email detailing lodging options. Students will be responsible for their own meals, the studio is located next to a large grocery store and close to several restaurants.

The Joan Mitchell Foundation has sponsored 5 full scholarships to this class. Call 504-482-6003 or for an application.