- $75 for one admission to a glass-sculpting workshop with Brent Rogers
- Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
- You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
The workshop will be held at Chicago Hot Glass in Humboldt Park.
Each event is capped at 12 purchasers.
What You’ll Do
The heart is a powerful muscle, a meaningful symbol, and a really pretty shape. You’ll create a heart of your own from molten glass during this hands-on workshop, under the expert guidance of glassblower Brent Rogers. After a safety and instructional demo from Rogers and his fellow teachers, you’ll get to work creating a colorful memento, and pick it up after a 48-hour cooling period.
Learn Glass-Shaping Techniques
With the instructor’s guidance, shape a heart using the hot-sculpting method.
Share Your Heart With That Special Someone
You are welcome to make your own heart, or bring a significant other and craft one larger heart together.
Mix and Mingle
Throughout the session, you can chat while enjoying provided refreshments—participants are also welcome to bring something to add to the spread.
While decorating the White House for the holiday season in 2013, First Lady Michelle Obama pulled talent from her native Chicago. When the arrangements were finally put together, the Christmas trees in the East Room sparkled brilliantly thanks in part to the 120 ornaments made by glassblower Brent Rogers. Although his ornaments were a hit in D.C., he’s better known in Chicago for his commissioned art pieces and hands-on workshops. Brent started blowing glass at the age of 15, and expanded his skill set by working in Seattle glass factories, serving an internship with Benjamin Moore, and earning degrees from the Pilchuck Glass School and Pratt Fine Art Center.