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Level 1/ 8 week Glassblowing

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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

Upcoming dates:
Wednesdays 7-10 PM
Sept 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
Oct 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

Saturdays 9 AM-12 PM
Sept 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Oct 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
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Level 2 / 8 week Glassblowing

Chicago Hot Glass Level 2 glassThe 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 the prerequisite for this class.

Cost of class: $575

Level 2 Classes are scheduled as needed. Please call for the upcoming schedule. Normally, Level 1 students are offered a Level 2 class that continues at the same time and day that their Level 1 class met. If you started learning at a different studio and are interested to sign up in this class, please call us to inquire!

All students attending our glassblowing classes are suggested to 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 at the same time. Supplemental learning materials available by Learntoblowglass.com are available at the studio and on amazon.com.

The next upcoming Level 2 class will tentatively meet April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24.

To book a class please call the studio at (773)394-3252 to insure availability and reserve your spot.

Level 3 Color 1 / 8 week Glassblowing

Color >This is an 8 week class designed for students to incorporate and  practice skills developed in previous classes and learn more advanced  techniques to produce more complex shapes and color designs. Students  are expected to come to class with designs and keep a current sketchbook  of drawings, art work, and questions which will be addressed in class. Students will be introduced to a number of different color applications and will learn how to achieve desired color effects using these techniques. Prerequisite for this class are Level 1 and Level 2</p><p><span style=

Color 1 builds on the basic vocabulary and twists from levels one and two with the exciting addition of color! The color 1 class shows students to use the 3 basic forms of color (powder, frit, and rod). The students spend almost equal time with each form of color to understand the uses and the way it reacts to heat. The class will also work with soft and stiff colors to understand the differences. The applications covered in the class are: Powder, Frit, Body wrap, Collar, Powder manipulation, Frit twist, Lip wrap, and Overlay. Completion of our Level Two Glassblowing class is the prerequisite for this class.

All students attending our glassblowing classes are suggested to 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 at the same time. Supplemental learning materials available by Learntoblowglass.com are available at the studio and on amazon.com.

Cost of class: $575

Level 3 Classes are scheduled as needed. Please call for the upcoming schedule. Normally, Level 2 students are offered a Level 3 class that continues at the same time and day that their Level 2 class met. If you started learning at a different studio and are interested to sign up in this class, please call us to inquire!

To book a class please call the studio at (773)394-3252 to insure availability and reserve your spot.

Level 4 Color 2 / 8 week Glassblowing

Level 4 / Color 2

The Color 2 class works with the basic forms of color and continues to push the difficulty of the techniques. The students will make decisions on the forms created in class because the lessons are focused on the color applications. The weekly lessons taught in this class are: Powder and clear frit or clear wrap, Powder double optic twist, Color Fade top, Suppios, Tri-color body wrap and optic, Color fade bottom, and Incalmo. Prerequisite for this class are Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.

All students attending our glassblowing classes are suggested to 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 at the same time. Supplemental learning materials available by Learntoblowglass.com are available at the studio and on amazon.com.

Cost of class: $575

Level 4 Classes are scheduled as needed. Please call for the upcoming schedule. Normally, Level 3 students are offered a Level 4 class that continues at the same time and day that their Level 2 class met. If you started learning at a different studio and are interested to sign up for this class, please call us to inquire!

To book a class please call the studio at (773)394-3252 to insure availability and reserve your spot.

Specialty Classes

Specialty classes


Chicago Hot Glass provides a number of special interest classes based on want of students and ability of instructor. The classes vary in duration from weekend intensives to 8-week classes. Classes that we have offered in the past: Cane and Murini, Goblets, Sculpture, Artifacts and aged glass, Hot Assemblage, and Advanced Italian forms.

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