Hello everyone, it's time for our July update.
I hope everyone is having a great summer!
We have had enough demand to start scheduling full classes again instead of just doing private lessons.
Some of the advantages of taking a full class are that you meet and work with other people that are at your same skill level and can work through the stages of being a beginning glassblower with you.
You also get to learn how to be a good assistant which can get you invited to assist other more experienced glassblowers (and after all, watching plus practice IS learning).
Our 8 week level 1 classes will now run on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 10pm and Sundays 12:30 to 3:30pm.
First class day for the Wednesday series will be July 27th (so the dates are 7/27 - 8/3 - 8/10 - 8/17 - 8/24 - 8/31 - 9/7 - 9/14)
First class day for the Sunday series will be August 14th (so the dates are 8/14 - 8/21 - 8/28 - 9/4 - 9/11 - 9/18 - 9/25 - 10/2)
Level 2 classes will start the week after the level one classes end so you can get the skills to get blowing glass under your own direction as quickly as possible.
That means Wednesday Level 2's start on September 21st and Saturday Level 2s start on 10/9. Both also run 8 weeks.
Both of the level one classes are already 1/2 full and will run so call and get your spot right away before they fill up.
Also, we are still looking for a few hardworking dedicated apprentices that want to learn how not only how to blow glass but ALSO to learn how to do all the things that it takes to run a glass studio.
If you have the stubborn determination to not only learn the hardest and least forgiving form of art that exists AND ALSO have the desire to learn how to do it all for yourself, please contact us at our chicagohotglass email at google.com and we will arrange an interview for you.
Happy Summer! See you around the shop.