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2213 Snelling Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Tue. 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Wed. 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Thu. 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Fri. 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Sun. 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Hours are subject to change. We recommend calling ahead or registering for programs.

Founded by Michael Boyd in 1999 in Ohio, by 2002 FOCI moved to Minneapolis and in 2009 became a non-profit. The studio focuses on teaching the glass arts to the Twin Cities community, as well as mentoring up-and-coming glass blowers and at risk youth. While most offerings are geared toward adults, youth camps are offered each summer, and families can visit the studio during Art-A-Whirl in May.

FOCI Minnesota Center for Glass Arts Summer camp
Image courtesy of FOCI Minnesota Center for Glass Arts for 2018 summer camp guide.

Classes at FOCI

Some of their open classes include glass demonstrations for community groups, classes in torch working, kiln casting, sand casting, fusing and neon. Hot Glass Discovery classes are available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with Fusing Discovery classed offered on Sundays. These classes are open to kids age 9+ with a parent. Find more information about classes here.

Summer Camps

The studio is featured in our summer camp guide, where details are updated annually. An community exhibition is offered following the summer camp program. Camps are designed for kids ages 9-13 and are based on age, type of glass produced, and material complexity. Older teens are invited to join adult core classes.

Group Glass Blowing Experiences

For a different kind of fun family outing, groups or families can schedule a experience where participants each get a chance to try glass blowing. Kids must be at least 14 years of age to work independently with parent’s permission but kids aged 9-13 are allowed to try it out with their parent. Learn more here.


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