Suevel Studios

Arlington Heights

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In a Nutshell

Instructors help pupils harness colorful baubles of scrap glass to craft stained-glass panels or fuse heart-shaped glass pendants

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Glass is the quintessential shape shifter, playing every role from color-soaked cathedral window to the planetary fishbowl that keeps the earth's oceans from soaking the moon. Explore glass's other applications with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $30 for an introductory stained-glass or glass-fusing class for one (a $60 value)
  • $55 for an introductory stained-glass or glass-fusing class for two (a $120 value)

In introductory stained-glass courses, glass specialists bestow students with the materials necessary for completing a 4"x4" panel using vibrant baubles of scrap glass. Instructors help with pattern making and glass cutting before divulging the secrets of the copper-foil technique, allowing students to artfully solder and finish their pieces. Participants emerge with a colorful, handmade panel. Students can celebrate Valentine's Day in the two-hour introductory glass-fusing classes and use provided materials to forge a heart-shaped fused-glass pendant to be worn on a necklace or inset within a stained-glass piece.

Suevel Studios

Eric and Markay Suevel have run the eponymous Suevel Studios—a full-service glass studio that creates custom pieces and hosts classes—for more than 30 years. Both proprietors have practiced the art for decades, but their partnership marries two distinct approaches. Eric learned the craft at a young age from his uncle, and Markay possesses a liturgical perspective as an ordained minister with a master’s in divinity. They cut and fuse alongside a team of worldly and learned glassworkers, all of whom bring their own specific expertise to the table, whether doing restoration work or mosaics. The studio's stained-glass work lights up churches, homes, and restaurants as well as their students’ faces after they complete one of 25 classes. There, apprentices acquire the skills required to decorate household windows or liven up bland, translucent reading glasses.

Customer Reviews

Fun date night!
Rebekah H. · February 10, 2014
The couple who own the Studio were lovely people! They were the ones who taught the class and assisted when we needed help. The atmosphere was relaxed and novice friendly. It was absolutely rewarding to walk away from the night with a stained glass suncatcher that I made from start to finish. Loved it!
Jolinta V. · October 18, 2013
This class was a lot of fun! I would recommend it.
Colleen L. · July 27, 2013

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