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
As seen on CBS, WGN, and NBC news, Ignite Glass Studios is renowned for their hands-on glassblowing education as well as their beautiful event space. The facility includes an outdoor urban garden and a rooftop deck with magnificent views of the Chicago skyline. The shop invites visitors of all skill levels to explore the art of glassblowing, a technique that involves sculpting and molding molten glass with a blowpipe. Hands-on participation is limited to ages 9 and above for the safety of all participants. Aspiring glassblowers can learn the craft through workshops, team-building activities, and classes. Classes range from the introductory level, starting with the fundamentals of blowing and shaping bubbles and working with color, up to specialty classes that focus on skills such as Venetian glass techniques.
Additionally, Ignite Glass Studios pairs creativity with a sense of community spirit. Part of revenues support its nonprofit partner Ignition Community Glass, which offers tuition-free glass arts learning opportunities for under-resourced Chicago youth.