Glass is one of the only materials that is both a solid and a liquid, along with Jell-O and car keys when your back is turned. Create masterpieces with this malleable material with today's Groupon to Peter Patterson Glassworks in Mundelein. Choose from the following options:
- For $49, you get registration for a three-hour introductory glass-blowing class (a $100 value).
- For $95, you get registration for two people for a three-hour introductory glass-blowing class (a $200 value).
- For $399, you get registration for ten people for a three-hour introductory glass-blowing class (a $1,000 value).
With more than 25 years of glass-blowing experience, Peter Patterson teaches how to forge and form glass-based creations during in-depth beginner classes. In this three-hour introductory course, silica scholars will glean skills in molding shapes and creating colors as they sculpt forms from the glowing material. Students choose two projects from three possible creations, sculpting a one-of-a-kind penholder, business-card holder, or paperweight, each of which can be cooled to a lustrous sheen or left molten for volcano-situated office cubicles. Classes are kept to a maximum of 20 students, allowing for a more personal approach and ample time for questions. Each student's original pieces can be picked up 48 hours after the course. Like living in a beehive, students should be sure to wear cotton fabrics, closed-toe gym shoes, and socks that cover the ankle.
Peter Patterson Glassworks
Though glass art has been Peter Patterson’s career for more than 35 years, glimpses of his other passions come through in his pieces, from his knowledge of plants to his scuba explorations of exotic seascapes. Indeed, he shapes searing-hot glass with the same fluidity as water, drawing on lessons from master teachers and his own background as an illustrator. The forms often flow around pre-fused decorations and even phosphorous elements that glow in the dark. At the end of class, students observe as Patterson creates his complex sea-form vase. Afterward, students may purchase this demo piece along with memorial keepsakes and incandescent light bulbs at a discount in the gallery.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Had a fantastic time and plan to come back to create more beautiful pieces! The staff was great to work with and everyone took time to teach and explain what and why....”
“Had a fantastic time and plan to come back to create more beautiful pieces! The staff was great to work with and everyone took time to teach and explain what and why. Watching Peter make a vase at the end of the session was very cool, too!”
“Peter was great and his young assistants were fantastic. The other artist who was helping had a little bit of a chip on her shoulder and kinda acted like the class...”
“Peter was great and his young assistants were fantastic. The other artist who was helping had a little bit of a chip on her shoulder and kinda acted like the class was really the last place she wanted to be. But again, Peter was really fun to watch and when he was teaching he really seemed to be enjoying interacting with us.”
888 Tower Rd.
Mundelein, Illinois 60060