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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...

Saturday May 27th, 4pm

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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...

Monday Apr 24th, 6pm

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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?...

Thursday May 4th, 6pm

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Glass Fusing Experience

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

Students ages 8 and above are introduced to "warm glass" artistry in the creation of 2(two) multi-layer, fused-glass pendants OR 1(one) pendant and pair of cabs for earrings during this 2 hour experience. Award winning Artisan, Tammy L Deck will lead the class....guiding students in glass alchemy, color interactions, cutting and fusing fundamentals....

Thursday Apr 27th, 6:30pm

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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...

Saturday Apr 29th, 1pm

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.

Monday May 1st, 6:30pm

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Tubing II - Flower Implosions

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

Many of the most exciting glass implosions are made on a tube or bubble. The increased surface area of the bubble gives a lot of room for details. The flower design will be covered in this class. Color glass and punties available in class for use. Required Class materials: Approx. 22mm Heavy or Extra Heavy wall tube for blanks, approx. 12mm heavy...

Thursday Apr 27th, 6pm

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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...

Sunday May 21st, 10am

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Pendants I: Mushrooms

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....

Sunday May 7th, 2pm

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Glass Fusing: Comprehensive Intro with Kiln Operation

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...

Sunday May 7th, 1pm

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Stained Glass - Beginner/Intermediate

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

This class provides basic or intermediate instruction for a 12x12 (ish) project of your choosing. Price includes materials charge, includes basic glass and use of our tools, plus sundries and zinc frame. For projects of larger size or specialty glass, additions can be made in class. Many patterns available, or create your own with our assistance.

$229

8 sessions

Saturday Apr 29th, 9am

Stained Glass Advanced: Four Panel Lamp

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

Advanced project for anyone with stained glass experience. Create a glass shade of your own design, or chose from our designs. Precise measurements and 3-D soldering will be explored. Includes all stained glass project materials. (Lamp base not included.)

$234

8 sessions

Thursday Apr 27th, 6:30pm

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...

Wednesday May 17th, 7pm

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Pendants II: Rod Implosions

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

Level 2 of our pendants classes introduces the rod implosion. Using solid clear rods we will use various colored dots to create fantastic pendants.  This class will introduce the concepts of making marias, using cold seals, applying dots, and making simple clear bails. All materials will be provided, but if you have color you’d love to work...

Thursday May 25th, 6pm

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Beginning Soft Glass Bootcamp

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

In this introductory class, you will be acquainted with the glass shop. Safety, equipment, and beginning skills will be covered. Students will be taught how to melt and form glass around a mandrel to create beads.  When the class is done, you will have a better understanding of this majestic art form and some great creations to show your family...

Sunday May 28th, 1pm

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