Private Lessons

Chicago Hot Glass also offers private, one on one lessons in glassblowing and lampworking. Please call the studio at 773 394 3252 for more information.

Experience Glass / 30min. Workshop

expglass 03With the guidance of our professional artists, students will be introduced to the world of glassblowing. A wide variety of color is available to decorate and personalize your very own glass object. Learn what it's like to be a real glassblower. You will get to work with the tools, feel the heat and create your own unique work of art. Make the paperweight of your dreams!

No experience is required ...

Please be sure to wear all natural, non-synthetic fiber clothing (cotton, linen, etc.), and closed toe shoes. Also if you have long hair be sure to tie it back.suckbowlsforweb

Please note that our glass needs to be cooled slowly in a process called annealing. The annealing cycles can take up to 24 hours to safely cool down your glass object. Glass will be available for pick up not less than 24 hours after your session. Please call ahead before coming to pick up your piece. We can ship your pieces if needed.

$70 per 30-minute session

Currently Experience glass runs every other Sunday, every 30 minutes from 9:00am to Noon.

And remember that we will be happy to schedule you a private experience glass session on just about any day and time for 4 or more people, just call the studio at 773 394 3252 and we will happy to arrainge it.

Thanks to Peek, you can book your experence online using the book now button below.  
Experience Glass
Currently if you want to book multiple experences you have to go through the booking process for each one selecting consecutive slots.

Level 1 / 8 week Glassblowing

Our level one class is the perfect start for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of glass. The class focuses on good form and process. It starts with basic solid sculpture and understanding how to use the hand tools. The rest of the class introduces the seven basic blown forms (sphere, cone, inverted cone, cylinder, bowl, plate, and long necked bottle).
Cost of class: $575 for an 8 week class. Classes meet one day a week for three hours.

To book a your experence Press the BOOK NOW button below which will take you to Peek, our online booking company or call the studio at 773 394 3252.

Please bring safety glasses, a notebook, a water bottle, and wear all natural fiber clothing and closed toed shoes. Our classes are 3 hours long and meet for 8 consecutive weeks on the same day and time.
Supplemental learning materials available by Learntoblowglass.com are available at the studio and on amazon.com.

Class starting dates are as follows.

 

11/4/18 Sundays, 4:00 to 7:00


 

8 Week Level One Glassblowing

Note that If you book both your level one and level two class at the same time you get a 10% discount on both classes. Please call the studio at 773 394 3252 to secure your discount.

Click here for our registration/release form with shop rules and our official cancellation and rescheduling policy.

Level 2 / 8 week Glassblowing

The level two class focuses on intermediate techniques while continuing to strengthen the seven basic forms. This class introduces handles, feet, attachments and optic molds. This class also spends a lot of time on problem solving and correcting bad habits.   

Completion of our Level One Glassblowing class is a prerequisite for this class.

Cost of class: $575 for an 8 week class. Classes meet one day a week for three hours.

To book a your experence Press the BOOK NOW button below which will take you to Peek, our online booking company or call the studio at 773 394 3252.

Please bring safety glasses, a notebook, a water bottle, and wear all natural fiber clothing and closed toed shoes. 

Supplemental learning materials available by Learntoblowglass.com are available at the studio and on amazon.com.

 

Level 2 start dates for 2018 are

 

11/4/18 Sunday, 12:30 to 3:30

 

 

To Book your class, press the Book now button to be connected to our online booking provider Peek or you call the studio at 773 394 3252.

8 Week Level 2 Glassblowing

Click here for our registration/release form with shop rules and our official cancellation and rescheduling policy.

Our Most Popular Class is Back!   Holiday Ornament Workshops for 2018

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Have you ever wanted to make your own glass holiday ornaments? In this 1 hour flame working workshop you will make at least 5 of your own glass ornaments.

With the help of our instructors, You will be surprised at how easy it is creating an ornament! 

No experience required.

Please be sure to wear all natural, non-synthetic fiber clothing (cotton, linen etc.), and closed toe shoes. Bring your sunglasses and if you have long hair be sure to tie it back.

$65 per person

In addition to the regularly scheduled workshops we can schedule a private workshop for groups of 4 or more. Please call for details.

Creating an ornament

To schedule your class you can press the book it button below

Holiday Ornament Workshop

Chicago Hot Glass also offers private events for groups small and large, private parties, and team building events.
For more information on how to book your next event call the studio at (773) 394-3252 !