2 Hour Exclusive Glassblowing Private Lesson

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Event Overview

Explore the exciting world of Glass Art in your own Exclusive Private Lesson. Enjoy 2 hours of Glassblowing at one of the coolest venues in Chicago. Receive 1-on-1 guidance and learn to form molten glass into works of Art. Private Lessons are completely customized to the needs of the student(s). 


Begin with a brief safety talk and Glassblowing demonstration. Then take turns to design and make your own! Choose from Hearts, Paperweights, Double-Walled Bowls, Flowers, Cups, Hanging Ornaments, Vases, Pumpkins, and more. Typically 2-4 projects can be made in this amount of time depending on how many people are in your group and the complication level of your projects.


The location of this class will be determined based upon your preferred day and time. I am an independent artist and I teach these classes out of a few different spaces. Since the calendars at the studios change from day to day, it's easiest for you to select your day and time, then I will book us a space. Important safety information will be sent to you in an email with the exact address of the studio, but if you need more information before you sign up, just send me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as my hands are free.


Don't see the date you want? Want to host a Private Event? For this and all other inquiries, scroll down or click here and use the SEND MESSAGE button. I typically get back to you right away.


Projects will need up to 72 hours to cool properly before they will be ready for local delivery ($10-15), shipping ($15-20), or pick-up (free).


 


 


FAQ's:


Q: Is it BYOB?


A: Some of my venues are BYOB friendly and some are not. If you prefer a BYOB space just let me know!


 


Q: Is the price $250 per person or $250 for the whole thing?


A: The price is $250 for the whole lesson. This is the price for 2 hours and it includes 1-4 people. You will need to sign up for 1 person regardless of the size of your group. The cost will always be $250 in total. It's very helpful if you send me a message with an estimate of your groupsize.


 


Q: How does it work? Does everybody work at the same time?


A: Each person will take a turn making their project and usually only 1 person can make their project at a time. It usually takes about 25 minutes to make each project, with some time for set up and water breaks in between. Usually, each person takes a turn (or turns) making projects until the time is over. I'll make sure each person will get at least one turn. While students are not making their projects, they may help or observe our group, or there may be other artists in the studio to watch as well. (For larger groups we can have 2, 3, or 4 people making projects at one time. We can even "piggyback" the order so that we can accomodate groups of 50+ people in roughly 2.5 hours.)


 


Q: Can I give this as a gift?


A: Yes. You can sign up and then schedule later by sending me a message. I'll provide you with a private link. If you'd like I'll send you a digital or actual gift certificate for presentation.


 


Q: Are there restrictions?


A: Anyone under 18 will need to be accompanied by a guardian. Everyone will be expected to follow simple safety rules. (Don't touch this, don't walk backwards, etc) If the guardian understands that the minor will need to try to follow instructions, I'm ok with it. Please send me a message to let me know you are bringing minors. Otherwise, I am completely accomodating to all different limitiations and abilities. 

What You Can Expect
  • Great for families, work parties, team-building, field trips...
  • The HOTTEST Date Night Idea in Chicago!
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Rosey Merkin

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Rosey Merkin is a Glass Artist and Teacher in Chicagoland. With 10+ years of experience, Rosey has worked with all kinds of people in all different places. She does not just make Art and teach people how to make Art. She takes on roles similar to construction workers or therapists. Most people do not realize Glass Artists build and maintain their equipment, tools, ovens, and furnaces. There is an incredible amount of behind-the-scenes work so that that goes into helping people enjoy the fear and responsibility of working with molten glass.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Raechel W.
    Reviewed on 11/02/17

    Man, I LOVED this class! My boyfriend and I took a private class with Rosey and learned how to make double-walled bowls (we made 2!) and a paperweight. I have never had an experience like this. Rosey dug right in with us and taught us all the proper safety and protocol along the way. She has an enormous amount of skill and did a great job gently directing us so that our projects turned out nicely. I will definitely be back!

    Man, I LOVED this class! My boyfriend and I took a private class with Rosey and learned how to make double-walled bowls (we made 2!) and a paperweight. I have never had an experience like this. Rosey dug right in with us and taught us all the proper safety and protocol along the way. She has an enormous amount of skill and did a great job gently directing us so that our projects turned out nicely. I will definitely be back!

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    Coryn W.
    Reviewed on 12/07/17

    I booked this class to surprise my fiancee with something cool to do for his birthday, and Ms. Merkin did not disappoint! We had so much fun learning the techniques and some of the history of glass blowing. It was an awesome experience and we will be doing it again!

    I booked this class to surprise my fiancee with something cool to do for his birthday, and Ms. Merkin did not disappoint! We had so much fun learning the techniques and some of the history of glass blowing. It was an awesome experience and we will be doing it again!

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    Mark M.
    Reviewed on 12/30/17

    Rosey was super awesome. She accommodated our group very well even though we went over capacity. she even stayed for extra time so we could finish an extra glass item. She was very prompt in responding via text. I highly recommend this class, it was so fun and the final glass piece is something I'll cherish forever.

    Rosey was super awesome. She accommodated our group very well even though we went over capacity. she even stayed for extra time so we could finish an extra glass item. She was very prompt in responding via text. I highly recommend this class, it was so fun and the final glass piece is something I'll cherish forever.

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    Jodie L.
    Reviewed on 02/26/18

    I highly recommend this class if you have ever thought about trying glassblowing. Learning through a private lesson gave us time to learn more about the art and technique and we were able to make some really neat projects. Rosey is a great teacher - very encouraging, fun, and knowledgeable. I may sign up for another one in the future so I can create more!

    I highly recommend this class if you have ever thought about trying glassblowing. Learning through a private lesson gave us time to learn more about the art and technique and we were able to make some really neat projects. Rosey is a great teacher - very encouraging, fun, and knowledgeable. I may sign up for another one in the future so I can create more!

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    Haibo L.
    Reviewed on 03/05/18

    It was a wonderful experience - highly recommend!

    It was a wonderful experience - highly recommend!

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    Dale R.
    Reviewed on 03/28/18

    Awesome!! Rosey is a terrific teacher and also lots of fun to be with. She immediately made us feel comfortable and safe. She helped us every step of the way as our group of three each made beautiful glass creations of our choice. I highly recommend this activity.

    Awesome!! Rosey is a terrific teacher and also lots of fun to be with. She immediately made us feel comfortable and safe. She helped us every step of the way as our group of three each made beautiful glass creations of our choice. I highly recommend this activity.

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    Mary R.
    Reviewed on 04/16/18

    Fantastic class. Best instructor, she was patient, fun and helpful. We learned a lot about glass blowing and she helped us create beautiful keepsakes.

    Fantastic class. Best instructor, she was patient, fun and helpful. We learned a lot about glass blowing and she helped us create beautiful keepsakes.

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    Mary R.
    Reviewed on 04/16/18

    Fantastic class. Best instructor, she was patient, fun and helpful. We learned a lot about glass blowing and she helped us create beautiful keepsakes.

    Fantastic class. Best instructor, she was patient, fun and helpful. We learned a lot about glass blowing and she helped us create beautiful keepsakes.

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    Tricia S.
    Reviewed on 05/27/18

    We had a great class with Rosey. She was a wonderful teacher, very calm but also serious about the process. She explained everything nicely and we will get to take home some awesome items! I would do this class again and definitely recommend it to anyone looking for something different!

    We had a great class with Rosey. She was a wonderful teacher, very calm but also serious about the process. She explained everything nicely and we will get to take home some awesome items! I would do this class again and definitely recommend it to anyone looking for something different!

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    Allison J.
    Reviewed on 06/07/18

    We loved our glass blowing experience with Rosie! I took my mom as a mother's day present and it exceeded our expectations. Rosie was kind, patient, and knowledgeable. We finished with 3 bowls and a heart shaped paperweight! Would definitely recommend!

    We loved our glass blowing experience with Rosie! I took my mom as a mother's day present and it exceeded our expectations. Rosie was kind, patient, and knowledgeable. We finished with 3 bowls and a heart shaped paperweight! Would definitely recommend!

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    Cara K.
    Reviewed on 07/18/18

    I got this as a birthday gift for my boyfriend and it did not disappoint! We each got to make a bowl and had a blast in the process. Rosey was awesome and made it a safe, fun experience. Would highly recommend!

    I got this as a birthday gift for my boyfriend and it did not disappoint! We each got to make a bowl and had a blast in the process. Rosey was awesome and made it a safe, fun experience. Would highly recommend!

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    Neha G.
    Reviewed on 07/25/18

    Its so awesome! My boyfriend and I had the best time. We were able to make 5 pieces. Rosey our instructor was great! Super informative, patient, funny, and super helpful. Just an awesome teacher!

    Its so awesome! My boyfriend and I had the best time. We were able to make 5 pieces. Rosey our instructor was great! Super informative, patient, funny, and super helpful. Just an awesome teacher!

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    Jade L.
    Reviewed on 09/25/18

    Rosey is great, we had a wonderful time at our private session. My boyfriend and I each had a good amount of time being hands on and blowing glass. She knows her stuff and makes the class really fun and engaging! I would highly recommend this to my friends. Great date night.

    Rosey is great, we had a wonderful time at our private session. My boyfriend and I each had a good amount of time being hands on and blowing glass. She knows her stuff and makes the class really fun and engaging! I would highly recommend this to my friends. Great date night.

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    Ann G.
    Reviewed on 10/08/18

    We enjoyed our time with Rosey very much. She is delightful and patient and excited about her craft. We would recommend her to anyone!

    We enjoyed our time with Rosey very much. She is delightful and patient and excited about her craft. We would recommend her to anyone!

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