SwellColors Offers Walk-In Classes Daily!

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Looking for something fun to do with friends and family during your visit to Long Beach Island? Look no further! SwellColors offers a wide range of different class options for all skill levels. Our walk-in classes generally take an hour and a half to complete.Walk-in classes include mosaics (all shapes and sizes) and fused light catchers and night lights (must pick up a couple days later).  We will also come to YOU!  If you live within 2 hours of LBI, we will come to your location and teach a class for your group. Additional fees apply.

In the season (Memorial Day thru Labor Day), we are open daily 10am-5pm. You are welcome to stop by and start a class with a small group (6 or fewer) any time before 3pm. Larger groups must schedule their class ahead of time: 609-494-7600.

Check out more info below about all of the awesome classes we offer and plan your visit today!

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If you are interested in booking a birthday party, bachelorette party, baby shower, girls' night out, or any larger group events, we would be thrilled to have you! Contact us for events intended for a specific date, or for a larger group:

609-494-7600 or mary@swellcolors.com

We are always happy to host your special event! More information here.


Mosaic Shapes - Walk In Class

This is one of our most popular walk-in workshops suitable for all ages! It takes about 1.5 to 3 hours depending upon the size of piece you make. We also offer custom sizes to suit your design needs as long as we have advance notice. Take your piece home at the end of class. This is a GREAT IDEA for parties and fundraisers! Let your imagination soar! One project per person except when working on a very large project or when parents are helping small children.

Here are the standard shapes for you to choose from: 

Flip Flop -$35,  Cupcake -$35,  Surfboard -$35,  Star -$35,  Heart -$40, Turtle -$40,  Wave -$40,  Shamrock -$40,  Sand Dollar -$40,  Ice Cream Cone -$40,  Lightning Bolt -$45,  Butterfly -$45,  Sailboat -$50,  Dragonfly -$50,  Lighthouse -$60,  Mermaid -$65,  Dolphin -$65,  Shark -$65,  Seahorse -$75,  Whale -$75,  Dinosaur -$75,  Elephant -$75,  Ice Cream Cone-$35,  Crab -$55,  Fish -$60

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Fused Glass Nightlight - Walk in Class

Make one night light out of fusible glass. This has to fire overnight in our kiln so pick up is a couple days later OR we ship to you (additional fee of about $7 if we ship).

This is a walk in class although we appreciate a call first so we can get set up for you to do your project. Class is suitable for all ages. Cost is $35 per piece per person. No exceptions unless parent working with small child.


Fused Glass Light Catcher - Walk In Class

Fusing is now being offered as a walk in class. Make 1 fused glass ornament/light catcher 8" round or 10" round. This is a simple way to make stained glass artwork. Class takes 1.5-2 hours.

Piece will be ready for pickup a couple days later. Shipping available for an additional fee. Suitable for all ages. Pricing is per person, no exceptions unless parent is helping a small child.

Pricing:   8" = $65    10" =$85

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 Won't your ice cream taste even better in your own handmade glass bowl??!!

Won't your ice cream taste even better in your own handmade glass bowl??!!

Fused Glass Ice Cream Bowls - Walk In Class

Create an 8" fused glass bowl with your own personal flair! You will pick up your bowl 3 days later after it is fired twice in our kiln. Bowl full of LOVE! 

These pieces start flat and get fired first to fuse together, and a second time to slump into the perfect bowl shape. Great for soup, or ice cream, or just to display in your home!

This is a walk-in class, suitable for all ages. Price is $75 per person. Class will take approximately 1 - 3 hours. 


Sea Glass Bootcamp - Tuesdays 10am-12pm

Have you ever wandered the beach on Long Beach Island and been lucky enough to find a shimmering piece of sea glass?? It's the best feeling! 

Stop by SwellColors and we will teach you how to drill your sea glass to make into your very own sea glass jewelry.

Bring 3-5 of your own pieces to drill, or you can work with our glass. All tools and materials provided. Cost is $35 per person. Class takes approximately half an hour.

 Learn how to drill your own sea glass in this fun walk in workshop!

Learn how to drill your own sea glass in this fun walk in workshop!


 Here is a 6" X 9.5 "garden brick with a wave and LBI on it. Sweet for your garden!

Here is a 6" X 9.5 "garden brick with a wave and LBI on it. Sweet for your garden!

Mosaic Garden Brick - Walk In Class

Perfect for your garden! VERY COOL!! Work with our team of artisans to create your own mosaic design. Call ahead to check on availability. Prices will vary depending upon size. Suitable for all ages.

Doorstop Brick - $25

6" x 6" Brick - $35

6" x 9.5" Brick - $45

10" x 10" Brick - $85


Friday Night Happy Hour -  Mosaic Mirrors

Make your own 18¨ x 20¨ STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL mirror in this festive environment. Learn how to safely handle the tools, glass cutting, design, and successful grouting techniques. Take your mirror home with you at the end of HAPPY HOUR. This is great for a girls activity night!


Every Friday, 5-8 PM (please pre-register)
Price is $95 per person. No exceptions.


Refreshments provided. YUM!


HAPPY HOUR - By Appointment In The Off-Season


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Hot Glass Bead Making 

Learn how to make glass beads using a torch and gorgeous Italian Effetre glass. Warning: This is so much fun it is known to be addictive. The class is three hours and you will make 10-12 beads to take home with you. You must be at least 15 years old to take this class.
Wednesdays, 9am- 12pm (during summer). 
Alternate dates are available for groups of 3 or more.
Price is $95 per person.  

PANDORA/TROLLBEAD MAKING EXPERIENCE
Or for a beginner level introduction, come in and make 3 glass beads that fit Pandora and TrollBeads jewelry in this 45 minute awesome experience. You will use a torch and gorgeous Italian effetre glass under our skilled supervision. Your beads will not have silver insert. They will be available for pick up 1 hour after you make them. You must be at least 12 years old to take this class and your parent/guardian must be present.
The class fee is for one person to make 3 beads, NOT 3 people to each make one bead. No exceptions.

Price is $50 per person.


Stained Glass Light Catchers

You can make four hearts or three stars (or a combo of the two) and take them home with you at the end of class.
Learn the basics of stained glass such as safety, design, color selection, cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering, and cleaning your artwork. 


This is a three hour class offered on Tuesdays from 1 pm - 4 pm in the summer. We offer additional times and dates by appointment and are happy to schedule groups of 3 or more at other times and days. 


The class costs $95 per person.

 Beautiful Stained Glass Star Sun Catchers

Beautiful Stained Glass Star Sun Catchers


 Pictured here is a metal stamped pendant you can make in this easy and fun class. Show up with a simple phase, word, or idea to stamp onto your pendant.

Pictured here is a metal stamped pendant you can make in this easy and fun class. Show up with a simple phase, word, or idea to stamp onto your pendant.

Metal Stamped Jewelry Making

Create your own custom keepsake metal stamped jewelry with the help of SwellColors silversmith, Ceire Parker. Each person gets to make one piece of jewelry, necklace or earrings, stamped with their own lovely sentiment.

You test out your design first in brass to practice and then make a finished piece in silver! Some fun ideas: initials and dates, house numbers, favorite town on LBI, sweet short sayings. 

Cost starts at $50 per person and takes approximately one hour. 


Bead Bonanza - Walk In Class

Come in and make a tray of fused glass beads. Each person fills a small tray with up to nine beads, pick up two days later. Fun for all ages!

Cost is $50 per person. Class takes approximately 1 hour.

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Mosaic Signs/ Designs - Walk In Class

This is one of our most popular walk-in workshops suitable for all ages! It takes about 1.5 to 3 hours depending upon the size of piece you make. We also offer custom sizes to suit your design needs as long as we have advance notice. Take your piece home at the end of class. This is a GREAT IDEA for parties and fundraisers! Let your imagination soar! One project per person except when working on a very large project or when parents are helping small children.
Here are the standard sizes for you to choose from: 
6¨ x 8¨ - $25 per person
8" x 8" -$50 per person
10¨ x 10¨ - $75 per person
8¨ x 16¨ - $150 per person
18¨ x 22¨ - $200 per person

Note: There is a price increase for this class because you'll be using a lot more glass when compared with the mosaic mirror class.


Class Policies

OUR MISSION. The most important things are that you follow our safety rules AND have fun!

SAFETY FIRST. You are working with sharp objects and tools. Please handle with care and heed all our safety precautions. Wear protective eyewear at all times and gloves when required. Wear closed toe shoes and cotton clothing. Wash your hands when necessary to remove grout or materials that might have gotten on them.

TIMING. You can DROP IN any time and take a mosaic class during business hours. However, we advise that you call first to let us know you are coming and how many people are in your group. This is for your convenience as well as ours. It enables us to be ready for you; AND if we have a full house, we can advise you to come at a better time.

WE ARE IN NEW JERSEY. You must sign a WAIVER and initial that you read the CLASS POLICIES to take a class. 

SECURITY. Pre-registration is required for scheduled classes. A non-refundable 50% deposit is required to secure your registration. If something happens and you cannot make the class you signed up for, you can apply your deposit towards another date within the calendar year. 

FOR YOU. Your registration for a class is for YOU to make a project. We do not allow two people to work on one project. (We do make exceptions to this rule for larger projects and for parents with small children).

IMPORTANT. We do not refund classes. If for some very strange reason you are not satisfied with a class, let us know and we will try to help resolve the issue.

COOL STUFF. All of our class fees include professional instruction and basic materials (glass, adhesives, fuels, tools, equipment, and fibers). If you want to customize your work with extra items such as glass nuggets, shells, beads, and art glass they are extra but are relatively inexpensive. You can add all sorts of cool things to your projects; they will just cost you a little more.  

GUIDANCE. Parents/guardians are expected to supervise their young children. 

GET MESSY. Please wear appropriate clothing. You are making artwork. It can get a little messy.  

HELP OUT. You are expected to help clean up after class unless we indicate otherwise.

YOUR WORK OF ART BELONGS WITH YOU. Pick up your artwork 2 days after class (or when we tell you it will be ready) or you can pay for us to ship your work to you. After one week, we charge a $1.00 per day storage fee for unclaimed work (unless arrangements are made).

CELEBRATE YOUR ORIGINALITY!Your finished projects will be imperfectly beautiful and unique

PHOTOS - We are proud of you!!! If you let us take your photo, we are allowed to use that image on our website and in our email blasts.

GRATITUDE. Class fees do NOT include gratuity to our skilled artisans. If you find that we have gone the extra miles, providing a happy and joyous environment, gratuity is always greatly appreciated but never expected. Most people generally thank us with 10-15%. Private parties of six or more will automatically incur a 15% gratuity on their final bill.