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Blown Glass Ornaments

at Everlasting Fire Studio - Ravenswood
5036 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Join us and make beautiful glass ornaments to decorate your home or to give as gifts.   Using glass tubes filled with your favorite colors, you will heat them in a torch and blow them into one-of-a-kind wonders. This class is a great activity for friends and family. No glass experience is necessary to take this fun class, and every student will...

Glass Icicles

at Everlasting Fire Studio - Ravenswood
5036 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Back in the 1800s, Germany began making glass ornaments for Christmas trees. This became incredibly popular, and now you can find all sorts of glass ornaments. Glass icicles are a classic example of these creations. This class will show you how to make 2 types of clear glass icicles. Students will learn how to twist rods to make a simple and elegant...

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Date Night Glass for Couples: Stemmed Wine Glasses

at Everlasting Fire Studio - Ravenswood
5036 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Join us for our newest class: Date Night Glass!   In this three hour class, couples will be making decorative glass rods for wine glass stems. Students will pick their favorite stem and we will assemble it into a wine glass. These finished pieces will be the ultimate in one-of-a-kind glasses. No glass experience will be necessary, but those...

Glass Fusing: Intro with Kiln Operation (Westmont)

at TLD Design Center & Gallery - Westmont
26 E Quincy St, Westmont, Illinois 60559

Students will get a serious, comprehensive introduction to the process of fusing glass during this 1 session class. Glass cutting will be taught, glass varieties and COE will be discussed, kiln use will be covered. Students will be shown how to build their own set of dichroic cabochons (1 pair for earrings and 1 larger for pendant) ready to begin firing...

Saturday Dec 2nd, 9am

Stained Glass Workshop

at Discovery Center - Irving Park
4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Create your own beautiful stained glass art. Learn how to cut & break glass as you create your own project using the copper foil method. The session will deal with type & quality of glass, appropriate tools, cutting techniques and assembling. You will leave the class with a completed project. $50 Materials Fee will be collected at the time...

$75

Tubing I - Basics

at Everlasting Fire Studio - Ravenswood
5036 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Looking to expand your glass skills? Then working hollow may be the answer and this class will get you a great start. The first step in most hollow work is preparing a blank to use. Topics and class demos include cutting and fire polishing tubing, followed by blank preparation. Once demos are complete you will hop on the torch and make your own...

$75

Marbles I

at Everlasting Fire Studio - Ravenswood
5036 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

n the first class of our marble series, we will focus on techniques for shaping marbles. Use of graphite shaping molds and punties (hot seal vs. cold seal) will be demonstrated and discussed. Students can expect to leave class with about 6 clear marbles. All materials included.

$50

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Spinning Tops

at Everlasting Fire Studio - Ravenswood
5036 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

These classes are for beginners, or even those with experience who would like to try something new and fun! Materials are always included in these classes.   Are you ready for a different kind of spinning class? Spinning tops have been found from at least as far back as 3500 B.C. How about making your own out of glass to keep the tradition going?...

$65

Fused Glass Pendant

at Gallery's Choice Art - Downers Grove
926 Warren Ave, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

Design your own 3D dichro slide or multi-layer fused glass pendant in a one-of-a-kind jewelry-making experience! Illinois Artisan Rose Jarecki will guide your creativity in this no-fail adventure. Pendant will be fired in our kiln and available for pick-up in about a week. Suitable for all ages. Our fun and informative pendant classes are available...

$20

Miniature Pumpkins

at Everlasting Fire Studio - Ravenswood
5036 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Got a fever to make mini sculptures? Do you love fall? Well, this might be perfect for you! In this new class we will use colored frit and dots to decorate a ball of clear glass. Using sculpture tools, we’ll create a mini pumpkin and attach a colored stem to the top. We’ll have a variety of colors to work with, or you can work with just clear....

$70

“Magic” Mushroom Pendants

at Everlasting Fire Studio - Ravenswood
5036 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Ever wonder “How do they get that mushroom in there”? That’s the magic! Learn how to create your very own mushroom pendants in this 3 hour class. By making these encased pendants you will learn to melt and gather the glass, pull and shape loops and stringers.   All work made will be ready by the end of class to take home. By taking...

$55

Glass Fusing: Intro with Kiln Operation (Berwyn)

at TLD Design Center & Gallery - Berwyn
2619 Ridgeland Ave, Berwyn, Illinois 60402

Students will get a serious, comprehensive introduction to the process of fusing glass during this 1 session class. Glass cutting will be taught, glass varieties and COE will be discussed, kiln use will be covered. Students will be shown how to build their own set of dichroic cabochons (1 pair for earrings and 1 larger for pendant) ready to begin firing...

$60

Marbles II

at Everlasting Fire Studio - Ravenswood
5036 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

In this continuation of our marbles series, surface decorations will be covered. Using colored glass stringers, frit and surface manipulations you will make unique glass marbles. Discussions will include the working differences between color and clear boro, and how to plan your piece.  All materials included. Prerequisite: Any beginning glass...

$75

Taste of Cloisonné

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston
1717 Central St, Illinois City, Illinois 60201

Cloisonné is a traditional and beautiful type of enameling. Thin strips of fine silver are fused into a glass covered piece of copper. The resulting cells are packed with colored glass and fired to create a colorful image of remarkable beauty.

$180

2 sessions

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