Located on Harvester Avenue in the old Harvester International Warehouse in Batavia, NY, Oatka School of Glass & Studio has been serving the arts community of the greater Buffalo & Rochester, NY metropolitan area for nine years!

We will be closed from May 24-30, 2016 and will re-open May 31, 2016 at 10 am. 


Since 2007 we have offered our normal scheduled workshops but over the last 2 years we had a huge response to our personalized private/semi-private classes. Therefore to continue to expand on that feedback, we will be introducing some new workshops by focusing on specific ways of working in kilnformed glass as well as creating more unique workshops for our personalized class options.  As far as our personalized classes, you can contact us with your specific focus and we will create a workshop whenever it fits into yours and our schedule.

Also in the works is a set of collaborative workshops with a couple of fiber artists and ourselves.  By entwining and incorporating glass with other materials, we are hoping to inspire you to explore and grow in your own work by starting to think outside of the glass box.

Oatka Glass Studio is a complete resource center for materials and supplies, classes and workshops – specializing in developing skills that enable our students to move forward in their own environments efficiently and effectively!

Visiting Artists for 2016: Paul Messink (Creating Dimension) – May 14-17, 2016;  Gasali Adeyemo (Traditional Yoruba Indigo / Batik-Style Glass); Pamela MacGregor (Sculptural Felted Glass)……with more to come!

View Complete Listing of Classes Offered At Oatka School of Glass

Education is primary to the mission at Oatka School of Glass.  Because different people learn in different ways, Oatka School of Glass offers all types of classes for every type of student. Whether you’re looking for a short, two-hour introduction to glass (Make-It-Now) or a more in-depth look at kilnforming, casting, or lampworking processes (Comprehensives), Oatka School of Glass offers ample opportunities.