TAKE A CLASS WITH US

STAINED GLASS

Refining Your Art

 Learn the traditional art of stained glass in this entertaining and rewarding class.  Build your very own stained glass panel while learning how to cut and shape glass then assemble your art piece in the copper foil and solder technique.  You will select your project from the patterns included in the course textbook.  Please be warned—you may have so much fun in this class and be left with an overwhelming urge to create more and more!

Celia's Sidelight.JPG
Markay's Plate.JPG

GLASS FUSING

Your New Masterpiece

Glass fusing is an exciting and liberating glass art which enables artists to create glass designs by fusing compatible glass pieces together in a kiln.  In this class students will have the opportunity to make a variety of projects, and work with a wide variety of fusing materials and techniques.  In addition we will examine various finished projects and discuss how they were made.  Students will learn basic glass cutting and shaping skills; cleaning and layering techniques, and some basic kiln programming.  Previous glass fusing experience is not required.

BLOWN GLASS ORNAMENTS

Take Home Some Art

A fun and easy class where you will learn how to make fabulous blown glass ornaments. Each student will be given 10 glass tubes to fill with their favorite color or colors of glass and heat them with a torch. You will then blow the warm glass (actually its really hot) into a one-of-a-kind ornament.  This class is only offered in November and December.

IMG_0107.JPG

MOSAICS

Reinterpreting Figures

Participants will learn basic glass cutting skills and “andamenti”- or patterns of laying tiles. Each student will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of colors of glass to create his/her own unique pieces. This is a great class to learn the basics of the direct method of doing mosaic art.

LAMPWORKING

Experience A Burning Desire

Come and explore the world of glass bead-making and see why this art form can be so addictive. From the time you learn to light the torch and melt the glass, you will be guided through a variety of techniques including how to create particular bead shapes such as round or donut shapes, cylinders and bicones.

10313362_10154050870890364_7752321439137766222_n.jpg

Address

870 S. Arthur Ave
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
224-735-2376

chicagoglassart@gmail.com

Tuesday: 10am - 2pm

Wednesday: 10am - 5pm (9pm if we have a class scheduled)

Thursday: 10am - 4pm

Friday: By Appointment Only

Saturday: 10am - 4pm

*PLEASE NOTE:

If you are coming in for studio time you must call ahead and book your time.  On Wednesday evenings, if we are not running a class and do not have at least 3 people signed up for studio time we will close at 5:00.  You can call or email us to sign up.

  • Facebook - Grey Circle
  • Twitter - Grey Circle
  • YouTube - Grey Circle