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Level 1/ 8 week Glassblowing

Traditional (offhand) 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 7-10pm starting October 1st

Saturdays 9am-12pm starting October 4th

Wednesdays 7-10pm starting November 5th

Saturdays 9am-12pm starting November 1st

Wednesdays 7-10pm starting December 3rd

Saturdays 9am-12pm starting December 6th


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

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 at the same time. Supplemental learning materials available by are available at the studio and on


Sundays 9am-noon starting November 2nd

Saturdays 9am-noon starting November 22nd

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