Chicago School of Glass Art

Chicago's Glass Art Studio

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Summer Class Schedule Is Now Available!

The Summer Class Schedule is now posted on the Calendar page through August.  The Fall Schedule will be up within the next week or so.  Please note the changes that have been made to our Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced level classes.  If you have already purchased a class under the old descriptions with the old prices, No Worries!, you will still be able to take the class for which you signed up.  All new registrations will be under the new prices and new scheduling.  If you have questions about a class that you have already paid for, please call us at the studio during regular business hours, or send us an email with your questions and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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New Classes Added To the Schedule

As always, we try to listen to our customers and students to see how we can make things better at the studio.  One comment that has come up a lot is that our classes are too long.  Many people have expressed a desire to take our classes but are unable to make the commitment of 8 weeks in a row.  The other comment that has surfaced on a number of occasions with new students is the cost of getting started in any of the glass arts.  So in an effort to make it more reasonable for those just starting out, and to make it easier on those already begun we have instituted new shorter classes/workshops with smaller price tags, Instructional Studio Time at $10.00/hour for those of you who have taken classes but may have just one project where you need a little more assistance, and maintained the cost of regular studio time (of $5.00/hour) for those of you who just want to come in and hang out. We still have our Studio Time Cards as well which allow you to purchase Studio Time in bulk and save some money.

For those just starting out in Stained Glass, Fusing, Bead-making and Mosaic we have shorter classes that run one day, two days or four days.  (See individual pages for class descriptions, costs and requirements).  For those working in Stained Glass already who wish to build on your knowledge you may sign up for a longer class which allows you a set number of Instructional Hours that you may schedule with the studio during any of the times designated for Stained Glass, (ie. Tuesday and Thursday mornings or Wednesday evenings.)  You don’t have to come every week or you can come more than once a week.  You will also have the option of purchasing Instructional Studio Time at $10.00/hour instead of a full class when you feel  you only need a couple of hours worth of time with an instructor.

For those who do fusing, we are going to offer a Beginning Fusing class that is four weeks long, after which you may come in to do studio time (at $5.00/hour) and/or attend Fusing Demonstrations of Advanced Techniques which we will offer twice a month on Thursday evenings.  The cost of the Demonstrations is $5.00 and you may stay afterwards for additional studio time (also $5.00/hour) if time allows.  You don’t have to have taken the Beginning Fusing class to come in for the demonstrations but you do have to have taken the class to stay for Studio Time.

As always our staff will be happy to answer your questions about any of our classes.  We hope this will make your glass art endeavors more productive!!

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New Bead-making Classes

As previously mentioned, we have hired a new instructor for our Introduction to Bead-making Class.   This class is currently on the calendar the first Saturday of every month 10 AM – 12 PM.  We have several spots available still for the May 4th class so call this week and sign up!  In addition, Mary-Claire, our instructor has developed two Beginning Bead-making classes (See Lampwork page for details) for those interested in learning more about this fascinating and ancient glass art.  The Beginning Classes will be held on the third Saturday of the Month with the next two scheduled for May 18th.  One class will be held in the morning and one in the afternoon with a one hour break in between for lunch.  Each class is $75.00 and you must have your own equipment.  Beginning Bead-making Kits may be purchased through the studio prior to or the day of class.  Cost: $135.00.  Mary Claire is working on some additional classes so check back periodically to see what’s posted.

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Anniversary Week

Today is the last day to celebrate our Anniversary in our new location.  Stop by today and receive 15% off your purchase of in stock glass or ordered glass.  In addition we have demonstrations going on all day for stained glass, mosaic, fusing and lamp-working.  Our instructors and guest artists are available to answer your glass art questions!


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Day Three Of Our Sale

Here is the solder we have come to love. Glass Pro solder goes on smooth and easy every time!  Order today! For every regular price 1 lb. roll of solder you buy get another 1 lb. roll for only $11.95. That’s right Buy One for $18.85and Get One for $11.95.  Remember that this is a one day only sale from 10am April 25, 2013 until 8pm April 25, 2013.  You can order this by phone on Thursday and pick it up on Saturday when we will have a lot of things going on! Glasspro solder