Glass provides a resting place for wine, evening wear for Cinderellas, and a more dramatic exit from 44th-floor windows for Bruce Willises. Shatter artistic inhibitions with today's Groupon: for $37, you get a glassblowing class for two at Prodigy Glassworks in Oak Park (a $75 value). Groupon customers also get an additional 10% discount on any glass merchandise purchased on the day of their class.
Prodigy Glassworks is the project of professional glass artist Matt Kwilas, who draws upon his 10 years of reflective artistry to school students in the fine art of glass whispering. Bring a friend or invite a date for an hour’s worth of fire-stoking excitement in a variety of techniques.
Beginner blowers can get their feet wet learning the basic tools and safety skills needed to create their own small vase, bowl, or bust of Burt Reynolds, while those who have prior puffing experience can opt to pick up advanced techniques such as blocking, marvering, and color application. After class, peruse Prodigy’s scintillating gallery of fine local glass art, where you can pick up transparent treasures and one-of-a-kind pieces for your home-based gallery. Classes are offered daily from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., with the exception of Wednesdays and Sundays.
- The show room is a fantasy land of color and transparency. From functional vases and platters to delicate and attractive pendants and fantastical animal forms, the variety will encourage you to linger. – Jessica Kronika, Examiner
- The gallery is kept beautiful and very open with a wonderful staff. I started with the paperweight class and immediately got attached, now i can't stop. – M C., Yelp, 11/29/09
207 Harrison St.
Oak Park, Illinois 60304Get Directions