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Stained Glass Workshop

Unlock your creativity and discover the timeless art of stained glass. Immerse yourself in the copper foil method as you learn how to cut, break, and assemble glass to create your stunning masterpiece. Join us at the Discovery Center and elevate your artistic skills in this captivating workshop.

  • Level All levels
  • Age 16 and older
  • Price $85
  • Location 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
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  • $85
  • Discovery Center - Irving Park @ 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, IL 60641
  • An $85 materials fee will be collected at the time of the class.
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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this stained glass class:

Create your own beautiful stained glass art. Learn how to cut & break glass as you create your own project using the copper foil method.

The session will teach you about type & quality of glass, appropriate tools, cutting techniques and assembling. You will leave the class with a completed project.

The instructor will bring templates for the students to choose from. For beginning stained glass a student can create their own template but it must be straight lines only, no curves.

Please note: An additional $85 Materials Fee will be collected at the time of the class.


Refund Policy

Registration Fee:

  • A non-refundable registration fee of $15.00 is charged per person each time a student registers for classes.

Class Credit Vouchers:

  • If you are forced to withdraw before the first class date, you must notify us at least 5 working days prior to the first class meeting, please contact us at [email protected] during regular business hours. Failure to do so will cancel any transaction.
  • Vouchers are issued only for amount of the class fee (less the non-refundable $15 reg. fee). The credit voucher is valid for nine months and must be used before the expiration date. After that it will no longer be valid.
  • The voucher is not redeemable for cash or goods and the original must be presented in person or by mail. (Photo copies are not valid.)
  • Important:
    • There are no class credit vouchers, transfers, refunds issued for one-session classes after the class meeting.
    • No refunds will be issued for classes which are postponed due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

Class Transfers:

  • If you wish to transfer to another class or section within a class AFTER you have registered, you must notify us at least 5 working days prior to the first class meeting, please contact us at [email protected] during regular business hours.
  • Additional fees apply. A $15 transfer fee will be charged per person and it must be paid prior to starting the new class.

Schedule Changes:

  • The school reserves the right to change course locations, schedules and instructors when necessary.
  • Rain dates will be scheduled for outdoor classes postponed due to inclement weather conditions.
  • Prices subject to change without notice.

Course Cancellations:

  • Those classes with insufficient enrollment will be canceled prior to their starting date. Whenever possible, students will be notified.

Refund Policy:

  • No refunds will be given unless a class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment. Refunds will not be issued under any other circumstances. Allow 2-3 weeks.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at Discovery Center (277)

(4.3-star rating across 277 reviews)
  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Reviewed by Simon A. on 2/26/2024
    It was very good indeed. The instructor knew their stuff well, and wasn't afraid to tell us this. We all walked out with great quality stained glass pieces that we can all be proud of.
  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Anonymous review on 1/29/2024
    This was a great introduction to stained glass! Isabel was a detailed and helpful instructor and provided hands-on support to all the students. You can get your piece framed with a chain for an extra cost, but it was nice to go home with a finished piece that was ready to hang up. Overall it was fun but pricier than expected.
  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Reviewed by Rebecca S. on 6/12/2023
    Class size was waaaayy too big. I felt like I didn’t get the interaction I paid for because there was too many people. Otherwise- no complaints! Loved the course, great instructor, felt like I learned a lot.
  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Reviewed by Katlyn T. on 4/24/2023
    First, if you're interested in doing your own design in this class, it's not going to happen. The description says you can but it would take up too much class time and this is just an intro class. HOWEVER, the pattern they do provide you is really pretty and the choice of glass they provide to make your masterpiece is awesome. The instructor I had, Isabel, was super knowledgeable and she was really approachable. Some teachers are intimidating and you're too scared of them to ask questions but Isabel was really sweet and kind. Last thing: you pay for the class up front and you pay for the materials day-of. If you want your stained glass creation framed and hung by a chain, it'll cost extra. That's not a complaint, it's just good to know if you're looking at the price of the class/creation.
  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Anonymous review on 4/24/2023
    Overall very informative. The teacher was great at answering questions. She was direct, to the point, and could articulate what you needed to know within 4 sentences. This is not a negative, she knew her craft so well that she understood the best way to phrase things to beginners. Before taking this class the idea of cutting glass or soldering were intimidating. Now I've done both and trying again doesn't seem scary at all. I actually look forward to it. My only critique would be that I'd have liked a bit more ventilation in the workspace itself, but it was cold outside that day so I can understand why the windows stayed closed. The folks at the center itself were very nice. I arrived early and they let me wait inside where it was warm. I would definitely recommend this class to other people thinking about taking up stained glass. It's a good condensed class for beginners to get a feel for the process and skills involved.
  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Reviewed by Hidde S. on 1/23/2023
    The venue wasn't great. Small separate rooms with (what seemed) children's chairs. No windows. The additional material cost was $85 which I thought was quite steep for the amount of glass that was provided. The class itself was fun, interesting and I liked the teacher overall, but I wouldn't do it again (at that location). I've done other classes that were housed in much better settings.
  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Anonymous review on 9/19/2022
    Class was great! I really enjoyed it!
  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Reviewed by Lauren G. on 9/19/2022
    Liked the class but would if liked a few more options on glass choices
  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Anonymous review on 9/19/2022
    I thought that the teacher was great! The facility itself seems a bit fragmented. I also had some challenges with a couple of the participant that made me feel uncomfortable and in one instance unsafe. Overall, I'm not sure that this is a space that I am eager to return to mainly because of the clientele.
  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Reviewed by Yohannes A. on 9/14/2022
    The class was very good. The instructors were knowledgeable and communicated very well. The location and length of the class was also good. Recommendations: thanks f the class has a couple of more intermediate and advanced levels that will be great.
  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Anonymous review on 6/13/2022
    Isabelle is an excellent instructor! She gave lots of tips and demonstrations throughout the class. As beginners, we learned to hold the cutting and soldering tools properly. She had lots of beautiful glass. We enjoyed the class so much.
  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Reviewed by Yohannes A. on 1/30/2022
    Was a very good practical and fun class
  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Anonymous review on 9/20/2021
    This was a great class. I loved the pace of the class and leaving with a finished product. The instructor had an impressive background and has clearly streamlined the curriculum and their approach based upon what works. She was very good at accommodating people who worked more quickly or already had experience; this freed her up for assisting people who had fallen behind later in the workshop. The COVID protocols were good, but led to less socializing and more independent work, with which I was fine. The space was not a studio, but the instructor did a good job of bringing the necessary materials and tools. I would definitely take another class from this instructor.
  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Anonymous review on 9/20/2021
    It was ok and people got to go home with a beginner piece.
  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Reviewed by Danielle M. on 7/27/2021
    Super fun! The instructor was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. I want to take it again! It was so cool to go home with my own piece!
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Review Summary by CourseHorse

Most students enjoyed the classes at Stained Glass Workshop. Many had positive experiences and felt that they learned a lot from their knowledgeable and approachable instructor Isabel. Students appreciated the opportunity to work with beautiful glass and the option to have their creations framed and hung for an additional cost. Overall, the classes were described as informative, fun, and a good introduction to stained glass. Quotes: 1. "Before taking this class the idea of cutting glass or soldering were intimidating. Now I've done both and trying again doesn't seem scary at all. I actually look forward to it." 2. "The instructor had an impressive background and has clearly streamlined the curriculum and their approach based upon what works." 3. "The teacher was excellent in her demonstrations and teaching method. It was so nice to do a project start to finish in one class."

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Question from Reem w.
My son would like to join this class, he is a responsible 13-year-old, will that be possible? Thank you
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Reem, yes your son ca join this class as per the instructor.
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Question from Anonymous
Can you create your own design, or are you working with a specific template?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! The instructor will bring templates for the students to choose from. For beginning stained glass a student can create their own template but it must be straight lines only, no curves and the instructor would want them to Email their template to her to make sure it can be completed during the class. Students that have learned the basics in the beginning class can create a more complex design for the Stained Glass II class. Hope this helps!
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Question from Anonymous
What size is the piece we’ll do?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
The design created in class is approximately 7x10 and they look great in any window.
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