Despite the alluring properties of open flames, only glass, custom masonry, and middle-school diaries benefit from being thrust into them. Feel the heat with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for an introductory glass-blowing class for one (a $98 value)
- $98 for an introductory glass-blowing class for two (a $196 value)
Each class includes a briefing, a demonstration, and a hands-on glass-blowing experience, in which each student will make a paperweight to take home. Students must call for scheduling availability.
Ignite Glass Studios
Encompassing an event space, an outdoor garden, and a rooftop deck with magnificent views of the Chicago skyline, in addition to a glass workshop, Ignite Glass Studios pairs creativity with a sense of community spirit. The shop invites visitors of all ages and skill levels into its spacious digs to try their hands and lungs at the art of glass blowing, a technique that involves sculpting and molding molten glass with a blowpipe. Fledgling gaffers, as these artisans are called, can hone their technique through workshops, team-building activities, and classes. Classes range from the introductory level, which starts with the fundamentals of blowing and shaping bubbles and working with color, up to specialty classes focused on advanced topics such as Venetian glass blowing, the technique by which the world’s most delicate gondolas are made.