Fused Glass Snowflakes and Holiday Ornaments- Make Your Own!

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Join us at Chicago Glass Collective for a new Holiday class! In this fun and family friendly 2-hour class you will create two 3" x 3" fused glass ornaments. Using a variety of colorful flat glass, holiday themed ornaments will be safely designed and assembled. Cut special kiln paper to create beautiful snowflakes that will be encased in glass and fused in a kiln. Also, use small pieces of colorful flat glass to make snowmen, menorahs, Christmas trees, penguins, reindeers, dreidels and more! Pick up your fired glass pieces in one week. Additional ornaments can be made for $15ea. Great for ages 10+.

What to Bring

wear closed-toed shoes

Prerequisites

No prerequisites required

What's Provided

all materials provided

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After receiving her BFA from Alfred University in 1992 Leslie Speicher travelled the country finally choosing Seattle, WA as her home. During her seven years there she focused on her glasswork, teaching at Pratt Fine Arts Center and assisting and studying with local and international glass artists. During this time she was a TA and AA at Pilchuck Glass School, Instructor at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY and Red Deer College in Alberta, CA. Residencies include Urban Glass, Hastings College and Pratt Fine Arts Center. Leslie has shown her glasswork, sculptures and installations in Seattle, NYC, Miami, Philadelphia and Chicago. Publications include International Glass Art; Richard Yelle, author.

She then decided to return to school to get her Masters so she could teach at the college level. In 2004, she received her MFA from the University of Illinois. Her teaching career took her first to the University of Miami where she taught 3D Design. Leslie then taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art as an Adjunct in the Glass Department before moving to Chicago, IL after her solo show at the Museum of Surgical Science in 2006.

No matter what she is making her aspiration is to create pieces with unique character, which are thought provoking and visually pleasing. Leslie’s interest in exploring materials leads her to create narratives between design, texture, form and color. Every piece is one-of-a-kind, designed and handcrafted by the artist.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Briette M.
    Reviewed on 12/19/15

    This was my first time working with glass and it was a blast. Sarah Beth is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor. Thanks to her, I never felt unsure of myself for a minute, and I had so much fun while I worked. She clearly cared that each of our projects were a success, and thanks to her guidance, I LOVE how my ornaments turned out. I loved the studio and my interest in glasswork has been piqued. I'll be back to take another of her classes, for sure.

    This was my first time working with glass and it was a blast. Sarah Beth is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor. Thanks to her, I never felt unsure of myself for a minute, and I had so much fun while I worked. She clearly cared that each of our projects were a success, and thanks to her guidance, I LOVE how my ornaments turned out. I loved the studio and my interest in glasswork has been piqued. I'll be back to take another of her classes, for sure.

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    Tim H.
    Reviewed on 03/21/16

    Enjoyable classes - teacher is patient and encouraging with people of all levels. When one of our fused snowflakes didn't turn out right, she let us remake it. Comfortable design space and lots of variety of materials provided. Definitely recommend glass classes here.

    Enjoyable classes - teacher is patient and encouraging with people of all levels. When one of our fused snowflakes didn't turn out right, she let us remake it. Comfortable design space and lots of variety of materials provided. Definitely recommend glass classes here.

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    Amy S.
    Reviewed on 11/28/16

    What a fun class! The teacher was warm, relaxed, helpful, and encouraging. We had a blast and I'll definitely be doing more dabbling, and more with the Chicago Stained Glass Collective. Highly recommended!

    What a fun class! The teacher was warm, relaxed, helpful, and encouraging. We had a blast and I'll definitely be doing more dabbling, and more with the Chicago Stained Glass Collective. Highly recommended!

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    Jessie A.
    Reviewed on 11/28/16

    This is my second class with the Chicago Glass Collective. Like the last, this one was really fun! The time flew by while we were crafting 2 beautiful ornaments to later take home. Leslie is a great teacher, very patient. I look forward to taking more classes in the future.

    This is my second class with the Chicago Glass Collective. Like the last, this one was really fun! The time flew by while we were crafting 2 beautiful ornaments to later take home. Leslie is a great teacher, very patient. I look forward to taking more classes in the future.

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    Jennifer P.
    Reviewed on 01/22/17

    Great class! Leslie is an awesome instructor

    Great class! Leslie is an awesome instructor

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    Andrea D.
    Reviewed on 11/19/17

    A fun and interesting couple of hours. The teacher was so friendly and helpful. A great balance of helping, when needed, encouraging, and letting us get on with it for ourselves. I'd definitely go to another, or similar, class to this one. Thank you.

    A fun and interesting couple of hours. The teacher was so friendly and helpful. A great balance of helping, when needed, encouraging, and letting us get on with it for ourselves. I'd definitely go to another, or similar, class to this one. Thank you.

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    Nicole S.
    Reviewed on 12/05/17

    Had a great time taking this class this past weekend with my 12 year old stepdaughter. We both had a fun time making creative ornaments and learning something new. Leslie was great! She was very helpful with the design my stepdaughter wanted on her first creation, she had many tips to get it done and was very encouraging to her. You can tell that she really loves what she does and was a great teacher. I can't wait to take a different class with her down the line.

    Had a great time taking this class this past weekend with my 12 year old stepdaughter. We both had a fun time making creative ornaments and learning something new. Leslie was great! She was very helpful with the design my stepdaughter wanted on her first creation, she had many tips to get it done and was very encouraging to her. You can tell that she really loves what she does and was a great teacher. I can't wait to take a different class with her down the line.

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    Christopher S.
    Reviewed on 12/09/17

    Leslie was a fantastic teacher and had a lot of positive energy to get our group going- we had such a great time during this class and I highly recommend anyone take this course. I will certainly be back for another class!

    Leslie was a fantastic teacher and had a lot of positive energy to get our group going- we had such a great time during this class and I highly recommend anyone take this course. I will certainly be back for another class!

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    Sara B.
    Reviewed on 12/12/18

    Super fun class! I will be signing up for more! Leslie is a super upbeat person and you can tell she loves what she does which makes class so much fun!

    Super fun class! I will be signing up for more! Leslie is a super upbeat person and you can tell she loves what she does which makes class so much fun!

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    Sandy M.
    Reviewed on 12/12/18

    This is my second class with the Chicago Glass Collective and I loved it. The ornament making process was easy to learn, fun to do, and the instructor is wonderful. A great holiday activity to do with someone, and creating ornaments is also a great gift to give. Highly recommend <3

    This is my second class with the Chicago Glass Collective and I loved it. The ornament making process was easy to learn, fun to do, and the instructor is wonderful. A great holiday activity to do with someone, and creating ornaments is also a great gift to give. Highly recommend <3

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