We were founded in 1985 by Eric and Markay, and have been located in Arlington Heights ever since. Our talented staff works extremely hard to help cultivate the inner artist in all of our students and guests who come into our Glass Art Center. We offer workshops and classes in order to to inspire and enhance everyone’s creative spark and spirit. Make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun by joining us today.
Happy New Year
To all our customers, clients, students and friends- we wish you all the best in 2020. The beginning of a new year is a time when we all reflect on our lives and make commitments to new beginnings, new directions and new resolutions. It has been our greatest pleasure to serve you over the past 13 years in learning an ancient art form, providing you with the highest level of service in our industry and participating in your growth as an artist or appreciator of art. We have had the opportunity to pass on our knowledge to hundreds of students, to work on stained glass windows in historic settings, and construct new glass art that we hope will provide enjoyment to our clients and customers for years to come.
But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and so we are announcing with sadness, but also with excitement for a new chapter in our lives, that this February we will be closing down the retail store and moving to a smaller private studio where we hope to spend many happy hours continuing our work on restoration projects, custom work for private clients, and developing ideas for our own art.
For several years now, the changes that have occurred in the industry and in business practices in general have made it challenging for us to compete with on-line and local wholesaler competition. We have appreciated the loyalty of many of our students and customers who supported our small business through their purchases of supplies, equipment and class time, but unfortunately it is no longer enough to sustain the business in such a way as to make it profitable. The time has come for us to face the reality of how many people prefer to shop and the reality of our current economy and change our business model to reflect our goals, desires and strengths.
The studio will be closed until Saturday, January 4th while we inventory and price the items that will be available for purchase. We are downsizing drastically so there will be a lot up for grabs!! We will be accepting credit cards for purchases over $250.00.
We will be open for regular business hours on the 4th (10AM – 4PM) All in stock glass will be 40% off. Other in stock supplies and equipment will be for sale as marked.
Our last day at 870 S. Arthur in Arlington Heights will be Saturday, February 22nd. Students who are enrolled in classes or who do studio time will be able to continue to come in for class time/studio time up until February 22nd. We will be offering one final session of beginning level stained glass classes in January. There will be no new class offerings in February.
As we said above, it has been our great pleasure to meet you and work with you and share in the joy of creating beautiful glass art. We hope that it will continue to be something that brings you joy.
Best wishes to all in this new year and may you and your family find peace, joy and happiness in all you do.
Eric and Markay
At Chicago School of Glass Art, we give you everything you need to develop your
craft. Our Art Center is full of creative and innovative artists who are waiting for you to come in so you can begin exploiting your imagination and creating masterpieces.
WHAT WE ENVISION
Bringing Artists Together
At Chicago School of Glass Art, our mission is to create a safe, communal space for all kinds of artists - beginners to professionals - to come together and express their creative sides. We believe in unlocking the creativity within each and every one of us, and offer a wide range of classes for all students. Whether you’re a professional looking for new inspiration, a brand new student hoping to learn a thing or two about glass art, or if you’re simply interested in picking up a new hobby, Chicago School of Glass Art is here to welcome you into the fold.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Learn. Create. Inspire.
We believe every artist needs an adequate space in which to create, and that space should inspire and support their creative process. We also understand how important it is for the place to have just the right environment, and that is what we strive to provide at the Chicago School of Glass Art. If you’re looking for a place that nurtures your artistic journey, look no further: we’re here and we can’t wait to see what you can create.
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GLASS ART CLASSES
We can’t all be a modern Tiffany, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give Glass Art an attempt. All of our classes focus on the process, rather than the end result of art. Here, we consider that each piece created is an honest masterpiece. Call us today to find out more. Spaces are limited, so it’s best to act fast!