Chicago School of Glass Art

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February Classes!

There’s still time to sign up and room for you in all of our February classes:        IMG_2576

Stained Glass on Tuesday mornings or Wednesday evenings.

Fusing on Thursday mornings or Thursday evenings.  And check out the description below of our Advanced Fusing Class!

We have two specialty workshops this month: Glass cutting skills on February 6th and Soldering skills on February 27th.  Call for more information – or click on the class on the calendar page.

Suzanne Making Murrini 4

We have our next Beadmaking class on the schedule for February 13th and 20th.  Both days are from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM with a 45 minute lunch break.  Cost for the two day class is $150.00 plus materials.  We keep this class small so that students get personal one-on-one attention from our instructor Suzanne Comella.  Call or email us today to sign up!

Making Murrine with Suzanne 9

Making Murrine with Suzanne

More information on all of our classes can be found by clicking on the class on the calendar page or by going to the individual pages of the particular glass art you want to learn.  Just click on the tab at the top of the Home page if you are on a desktop computer, or look for the pull down menu if you are on your phone.  Of course we’re always happy to answer your questions when you call the studio!  224-735-2376

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Advanced Fusing Class is Posted

The session descriptions for the Advanced Fusing class have been posted.  Please refer to the calendar page for further information.  There are also individual class descriptions listed on the Fusing page.  Students can call or email us to register for the class.

Students will have three options for this class:

  1. You may sign up for all 8 sessions (please note that this year we will be meeting January through June, then break for July and August resuming in September and finishing in October).  Cost for all 8 sessions is $800.  Students may pay as they go or pay in full.  Students paying for all 8 sessions by January 31st will receive a 25% discount ($600.00)
  2. You may sign up for individual sessions as desired.  You may pick and choose which classes you would like to attend.  Class fee is $100 and includes 3 hours of studio time each week after the class for three weeks.  Also includes the firing of one project.
  3. You may sign up for just the class session and pay only $50 per session.  This option does not include studio time or the firing of any projects.

The class structure this year will be a little different from last year.  Our first session will be a review of the basics aimed primarily at those who did not take the class last year, but previous students are encouraged to attend and bring their projects from last year to share with new students and to participate in an artistic critique of their body of work.  The next four sessions (February –  May) will be classes designed to help the artist learn techniques for creating elements to include in their final projects.  In June we will explore ways of using those elements in a final project.  In September we will explore the method of painting on glass and in October we will look at ways the glass artist can create unique one-of-a-kind pieces from scrap glass.

Students who have taken our Fusing and Forming Quick and Easy class are eligible for this class.  If you haven’t taken our class but have experience with fusing you may contact the studio to see about eligibility.

Lost Wax Bowl 1

Lost Wax Bowl 1

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2016 Calendar is Posted

We have Posted the 2016 Calendar for Classes and Workshops.  Just click on the calendar tab at the top of the home page and it will take you to where you can check out the schedule for the coming year.

We’re making a few changes this year:

This year we are going to be offering some specialized workshops for students who already know how to do stained glass, fusing or mosaic.  These are skills workshops designed to help you improve in a few key areas that will make your artwork easier and more fun.  Check out the new Glass Cutting workshop designed for anyone doing glass art that requires the glass to be cut into specific shapes.  This one day, one hour workshop is for stained glass students, fusing students and mosaic students who want to learn the tricks of the trade that make glass cutting a snap!  We will also be offering a one day, one hour soldering workshop for students of stained glass.  Here’s your opportunity to learn how to do a perfect solder line!  Finally, we are going to be offering a glass painting class.  This is an all day workshop.  We’re still working out all the details so keep watching to find out more.

We will be offering our Advanced Fusing class again this year.  It was a rousing success and we’ve been asked to do more.  Class topics will be somewhat different from last year so that students may return and take the class again.  There has also been a slight increase in the price, but students signing up for all 8 sessions by January 28th will receive a 20% discount on the cost.

One other change that we are making is to shorten the Beginning level classes to three weeks.  We have done this for a couple of reasons but mainly because we wanted to be able to offer the advanced workshops without overlapping classes.  This would not be fair to our students or, quite frankly, to the instructor who would be forced to be bouncing back and forth between classes.  The Beginning classes will still contain the same information that was covered, and the same projects that were made in the four week class.

Finally, we are putting into place, or rather enforcing a policy this year regarding enrollment.  We must have at least 4 students registered to run a class.  If we do not have the minimum the class will be cancelled.  Students from cancelled classes will be given priority for the next available class or a class time of their choosing.


As always, if you have questions or concerns please email us or call the studio.


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Holiday Hours

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends and family.  We wanted to let you know what our hours will be for the coming holiday celebrations and observations.

Tuesday, November 24th:  Open 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  No classes, no studio time.
Wednesday, November 25th: Open 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  No classes, no studio time.

Tuesday, December 22nd: Open 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  No classes, no studio time.
Wednesday, December 23rd: Open 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM No classes, no studio time.
Thursday, December 24th: Open 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  No classes, no studio time.

Friday, December 25th – Monday, January 4th: The studio will be closed in observation of the holidays and for year end inventory.

We wish you all a happy and joyous holiday season, and pray for peace in our world with the coming year.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Ogden Ave. School Receives Window

Ogden Ave. School Receives Window

Ogden Ave. School Receives Window! Several months ago Suevel Studios was approached by parents of Ogden Ave. School in La Grange, IL. to see if there was a possibility that Suevel Studios could create a stained glass window that would not only represent the kids, but also tribute a child that had passed away during the past year.

After some consideration and careful planning Suevel Studios proposed that the kids make fused glass tiles that we would take and make a stained glass window. We did this with a wonderful woman from New Orleans, Patricia Muller, who had created fused tiles for Sandy Hook and turned the project into a large stained glass window, which was shown at the Washington National Cathedral.

After the tiles were made Suevel Studios spent time trying out several layouts. The main focus with the tiles was trying to place the tile of the child that had passed on in a prominent place of honor and what better place, but front and center.

Every tile was meticulously placed and soldered in position to create the pattern we chose. After weeks of discussion, glass cutting, fusing glass and building the window, Ogden Ave. School Receives the Window and now stands in a prominent place so everyone can enjoy the loveliness of the window every day.

Thank you Ogden Ave. School for the honor of making your tribute window!

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Markay Giving a Demo On Glasskolben

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Glaskolben Workshops are Posted



Its that time of year to start gearing up for the holidays!  We have lots of ideas for gift items you can hand craft, both easy and more complicated. Stop by the studio and check out the newest Holiday issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly, or all the holiday pattern books we have in our collection.

We have posted the dates and times for our annual Glaskolben workshops.  Cost is $125.00 which includes all your materials except the Mapp/Propane canister. Each student will need to provide one canister of Mapp/Propane fuel which can be purchased at any hardware store.  (See picture under Glass Blowing classes) Call today to reserve your spot.

Because we have limited space for these workshops, all students will need to pay for the workshop at the time they register to reserve their spot.  Unpaid spots will not be held.  Workshop fees will not be refunded if you are unable to attend unless we can fill your spot.  

Please note that we have added two workshops in December as well as three workshops in November.  


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