Hot Glass for Springtime!

with Kit Paulson

Glass Blowing Classes in Chicago

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Class Info

Get wild with fire...springtime style! If you've ever been curious about furnace glass ("how does Chihuly make those amazing chandeliers?") or wanted to play with fire this is the class for you.

Work with hot liquid glass from a furnace to create your own one-of-a-kind solid glass egg. First you'll learn how to safely navigate in a hot glass studio. Then you'll see some demonstrations of glass working processes and learn basic hand tool use. Finally, you'll pick from a lovely array of glass colors and hop right into making your own egg.

Pieces made in class must be cooled overnight so your work will be available for pick up approximately a day after class (or shipping arrangements can be made).



Course Reviews (12)
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    Samantha Y.

    Left 7 days ago
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    Kit is an amazing teacher. I had absolutely no experience with hot glass going into the class. I am even slightly afraid of fire. But Kit was kind, patient and extremely attentive. She was also great at accommodating everyone's creative ideas and helping to make them a reality. I can't wait for my finished glass Easter egg to be delivered! Definitely interested in learning more about hot glass. Highly recommend this class.

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    Bob S.

    Left about 1 year ago
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    I've always been interested in working with glass (I took a class in neon design 20 years ago) and this seemed like a great chance to see how other glass work is done. Kit's a fantastic teacher who makes your safety around 2000° molten glass very instinctive. She puts you into place, tells you what to expect, and sets you up to create your masterpiece. I made a couple of small mistakes and she was great at recovering my work and bringing my piece back to where it needed to be. And showing your glasswork to your friends gets you serious respect! Highly recommended.

    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Megan H.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<strong>Hot Glass for Springtime!</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"What a great Dabble experience! I've always wanted to try working with glass, and this class was perfect. Kit is a great teacher, and guided us every step of the way. Great experience, and I can't wait to go pick up my egg! Thanks Kit. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Elizabeth H.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<strong>Hot Glass for Springtime!</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Such a fun class!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Ivy C.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<strong>Hot Glass for Springtime!</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Loved it! This class turns out to be great for couples so that you can take each others' pictures looking like a hardcore Glass Artiste! Kit is a great instructor and very patient. The eggs are a good project. I saw some of the hearts and they don't look as nice as the eggs.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/106861/thumb_frank.jpg","reviewer_name":"Frank M.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<strong>Hot Glass for Springtime!</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Quite possibly the best Dabble class I've ever taken (not exaggerating)","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"<strong>Hot Glass for Springtime!</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"1.) Small class size. 2.) Allowed each individual to mold simple glass eggs themselves, while also 3) displaying an example of advanced glass blowing at the end by the instructor. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"<strong>Hot Glass for Springtime!</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"\"Chicago Hot Glass is a place that most people would never know existed and many people living on the north side or near downtown would never have an opportunity to go out to this neighborhood. I love that through Dabble, I got both! \r\n\r\nThe curriculum was well put together (2 hours for make-your-own egg and 1 hour for a demo of something much more complex) and the teacher was great. She was very passionate about teaching the subject. Just getting to be in the glass studio and trying your hand at something that takes years to master was a great experience.\"","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"<strong>Hot Glass for Springtime!</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was absolutely awesome! Easily one of my favorite classes that I've taken through Dabble. The teacher, Kit Paulson, was the best! She was extremely patient with the class, highly efficient and extremely knowledgeable. She was so good at instruction that the class was able to make multiple projects instead of just the one listed in the class agenda. I will definitely take another class from this instructor in the future!!!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"<strong>Hot Glass for Springtime!</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"The instructor, Kit was fantastic. The class size was perfect to allow people to complete 2 eggs and ask questions. The price on Dabble was good!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"<strong>Hot Glass for Springtime!</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"The entire class was awesome! Very informative! Cool idea!","teacher_response":null}

    Other Teacher Reviews (56)
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      Christine R.

      Left about 1 month ago
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      EXCELLENT class and experience. Kit was excellent in instructing us newbies on what to do and even saved our pieces when we were going to potentially mess them up. 2 thumbs WAY up!! A+++++

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      Emily S.

      Left about 1 month ago
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      Kit was great - the class was very fun and my flower turned out great!

      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Parry R.","created_at":"about 1 month","title_link":"<a href='/courses/beginning-glassblowing-with-kit-paulson'> Beginning Glassblowing </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Beginning Glassblowing was a great class and Kit is an excellent teacher. My boyfriend and I were both a little shy of the furnaces and hot glass, but Kit is very relaxed, knowledgeable, and patient, and that really helped us to have fun and learn some skills. Recommended! ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Cynthia (Cindy) H.","created_at":"2 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/hot-glass-for-valentines-day-with-kit-paulson'> Hot Glass for Valentines Day </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"This was first event I attended and it was a great experience since it was the first time I signed up for anything to go by myself. I felt comfortable and had a great time.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Steve L.","created_at":"2 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/beginning-glassblowing-with-kit-paulson'> Beginning Glassblowing </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"100% positive experience---Kit's laid back, open, encouraging approach to the class is fantastic. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Lucia M.","created_at":"2 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/beginning-glassblowing-with-kit-paulson'> Beginning Glassblowing </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Had alot of fun and I definitely want to try another class. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Julie B.","created_at":"2 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/hot-glass-for-valentines-day-with-kit-paulson'> Hot Glass for Valentines Day </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Fanstastic class looking forward to the next class.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/213731/thumb_image.jpg","reviewer_name":"Julia H.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/hot-glass-for-valentines-day-with-kit-paulson'> Hot Glass for Valentines Day </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Kit is an excellent teacher! She makes the whole process very accessible. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Annie W.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/hot-glass-for-valentines-day-with-kit-paulson'> Hot Glass for Valentines Day </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Great experience, it was very hands on and the instructor was knowledgeable and patient, so everyone got her full attention when it was their turn. You got to do everything which was fun - and exciting.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"C D.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/hot-glass-for-valentines-day-with-kit-paulson'> Hot Glass for Valentines Day </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Kit is a great teacher. As she goes through the directions with each student, it is repetitive, yet she remains patient and encouraging. It's always good to see someone who has been doing what they've been doing for 13 years, but still finds delight and interest in how student's designs and color choices come together as part of the process. Super fun class to experience directly and through the other students efforts. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Chris R.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/beginning-glassblowing-with-kit-paulson'> Beginning Glassblowing </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"I had no idea what to expect going into Kit's glass blowing for beginners class, but I left with an understanding of the process of glass blowing, techniques and some real hands on experiences. Kit was patient and helpful and made sure everyone was comfortable working around the heat of the furnaces and the hot glass. I'm glad I made the decision to sign up for this class! ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Erin K.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Everytime I've worked with Kit, I have fun and learn something new! Can't wait for the next opportunity! ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Aaron S.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"It was a fun class that gave me a new appreciation for glass blowing. The teacher was really helpful and engaged in the experience. It was a great way to experience glass blowing and walk away with an awesome ornament. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Sarah A.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"I made the coolest ornament! Loved this class. Kit was a GREAT teacher and very nice. She says funny things and it quite witty. Really a good time. Favorite teacher on here. She had lots of awesome colors we could use for our ornament which I really appreciated. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Sarah A.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/beginning-glassblowing-with-kit-paulson'> Beginning Glassblowing </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was great. Kit is a wonderful teacher, really personable and fun. She was very patient and encouraging. Can't wait to take more classes with her. She kept asking if we had questions, which was nice that we didn't feel like we were bothering her to inquire about everything. You can tell she really enjoys her art and likes to teach. Had a fantastic time. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Don A.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/beginning-glassblowing-with-kit-paulson'> Beginning Glassblowing </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"I loved the class, it was a great introduction to the full process from gathering at the furnace to forming a basic shape.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Allison P.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Awesome time! Great instructor and worth the price. It was very hands on, I learned a lot about glass blowing. Dress warm if its winter!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Laura B.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"I went with a friend and my sister to this class. Kit Paulson, the teacher, was amazing. She managed quite a large group and had the perfect balance of letting us create the works ourselves and guiding us through the process. I'd take this exact class again, it was such fun.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Lindsay H.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"This is a really cool class! Kit does a really good job of teaching and helping everyone get a really great finished product! Can't wait to show off my handmade ornament, I would take this class again! ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Lelani F.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Awesome time. We have participated in the Valentine's Day Heart one before. This class was so different and a great time especially since we were 2 of 4 people there. Kit is awesome! Very knowledgable, patient and great teacher! I would recommend taking a class with Kit. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Kirsten B.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Loved this class. Entirely new experience with a cool keepsake to remember it. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Damian B.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"This is a relaxing fun experience ideal for a newbie who wants to get a feel for glass blowing. Its definitely a topic of conversation with friends, and I got an ornament out of it too. Kit was more disappointed in my ornament than I am. Actually I like my effort its more of a black anti-holiday ornament, just shows that you should carefully consider the colors and design, and stick with it. Some times less is more.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Deanna M.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"We had such a great time with Kit and were very lucky to be the only ones to show up for class. It was bitter cold outside and being Hot Glass Chicago studio space was the perfect way to heat things up. Being the only two it felt like we had a private Dabble session which was a rare treat. Kit was patient and she really sets it up so you cannot fail and even if you did it would still turn out uniquely yours. It was really interesting to see the inner workings of a glass studio and I have so much more appreciation for the work that goes into the art. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/213731/thumb_image.jpg","reviewer_name":"Julia H.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Absolutely LOVED this class! Kit was amazing- so informative and fun. I am really looking forward to taking another class with her!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Kristen S.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was awesome! Molten glass is really beautiful. After seeing the demonstration, I thought I'd mess up for sure, but Kit is such a great teacher that actually no one messed up. Instead we got to make super cool orbs of colored glass. Yep, highly recommend. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Katie G.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class! ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Sunny B.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"I loved this class! Our teacher was very cool and taught us the steps very thoroughly!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Jennifer J.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"A fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon! ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Maggie G.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"I had a great time working with glass! Kit is a great teacher, she explained the basics of how the studio works, gave us a rundown of the safety practices, and then we got right into it! She did the parts that require experice and practice, like gathering the glass from the furnace, and the actual blowing part, but everything else is done by the students. Kit is a very encouraging teacher, it's hard to mess up with molten glass, and if you make a mistake, she's right there to help you fix it. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Molly L.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"So much fun! Can't wait to take another class ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/194611/thumb_me_gold_dress.jpg","reviewer_name":"Liana B.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Kit was a wonderful instructor! She began the class by modeling the process we would follow in making our own ornament. She then guided each of us individually through this process. I'm not gonna lie, I was a little apprehensive about creating my own ornament, but Kit was by my side the entire time. I really enjoyed making my own ornament and getting to know the other \"students\". I would definitely recommend this class to anyone. If I ever need a party idea, I will consider taking another class at Hot Glass. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Maria L.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'> Glass Pumpkin Sculpture </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"I greatly appreciated the fact that the teacher allowed for plenty of one on one time with the students. It enhanced the learning experience.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Michael H.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'> Glass Pumpkin Sculpture </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a great introductory class. The pumpkin is a non-trivial piece that allowed us to walk through some of the major parts of the glassblowing process. Kit (the instructor) was very knowledgeable and there was a good balance between giving us some hands on experience and taking the reins for the more advanced steps. \r\n\r\nAs an added benefit, there were several other glassblowers of various experience levels in the workshop, so we got to see some other pieces in progress as well.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/113711/thumb_danaprofilephoto.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dana L.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'> Glass Pumpkin Sculpture </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"A very interesting and unique experience! I took this class since I had an upcoming wedding and thought the pumpkin would make a nice wedding gift, especially if it's hand made by me! We got to choose the colors we wanted, were given a tour of the studio and an explanation of safety protocol. Our instructor explained the process for our immediate project and answered any questions we had about other general glass blowing topics. Some other people were using the studio and she explained some of what they were doing, as well. Since, as it was explained to us, it takes years of experience to work with glass to understand how to make something nice, there was a lot of hand holding through the process, but there was still enough you did on your own to make it \"yours.\" I recommend bringing a friend since a volunteer is needed for part of the process, plus with all the fire and molten glass there were lots of nice photo opportunities! Other pieces of glasswork were on display, too, which were great to see.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Betsy K.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'> Glass Pumpkin Sculpture </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"My husband and I LOVED Kit Paulson's glassblowing class! There were 8 people in the class; we each made little glass pumpkins whose colors were of our choosing. She demonstrated what we were going to do, then provided just the right amount of help versus hands-on for a first time class. It was perfect, and we are thinking of returning for another lesson. I highly recommend Kit as a teacher. She is clear, easy to follow, and makes you feel quite capable. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Christie H.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'> Glass Pumpkin Sculpture </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Kit was an amazing teacher. She provided everyone with a sense of control and comfort in a very intimidating atmosphere. Beautiful results for our pumpkins! ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Erin K.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'> Glass Pumpkin Sculpture </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Such fun to be back in the glass studio with Kit! A great way to get into the swing of fall! :) ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Erin D.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'> Glass Pumpkin Sculpture </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Had a wonderful time, met some great folks, and came home with a great, personal, new piece of holiday decor!!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/187591/thumb_PN1.jpg","reviewer_name":"Patricia N.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'> Glass Pumpkin Sculpture </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Fun class! Kit's an incredible instructor who gives great instruction and advice. I will definitely take another class from her! Cannot wait to pick up my glass pumpkin :)","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/243751/thumb_2aae700.jpg","reviewer_name":"Andrea S.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'> Glass Pumpkin Sculpture </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a great class- Kit made me feel comfortable immediately, and I will definitely take another class with her! ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Maggie G.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'> Glass Pumpkin Sculpture </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"I had a wonderful time learning about glass working with Kit! After a demonstration, we were able to try our hand at playing with molten glass. Kit is an excellent teacher, she clearly loves sharing her passion for glass. I'll be watching for her next class. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Kp O.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/hot-glass-flowers-with-kit-paulson'> Hot Glass Flowers </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Kit was a great instructor -- very patient and engaging, and really curious about everyone in the class too.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Iman J.","created_at":"12 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/hot-glass-flowers-with-kit-paulson'> Hot Glass Flowers </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Had no clue what to expect going into this class, but it sounded like a fun, new experience and it exceeded my expectations. I learned a lot about glass blowing and learned about exploding glass, luckily none exploded! I'd highly recommend this class and Kit(instructor).","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/150381/thumb_MD-Headshot_option_1.jpg","reviewer_name":"Monica D.","created_at":"12 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class, wonderful teacher. A perfect way to make a great handmade gift.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/178421/thumb_2013-09-10_19.10.40.jpeg","reviewer_name":"Londos A.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/hot-glass-for-valentines-day-with-kit-paulson'> Hot Glass for Valentines Day </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"The glass blowing class was very informative and fun :) and the piece of glass i took home turned out amazing. Thanks for the great class","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Kristen L.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/hot-glass-for-valentines-day-with-kit-paulson'> Hot Glass for Valentines Day </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"This was my first Dabble class and I really enjoyed it. The teacher was very knowledgeable and helpful. The only thing that would have made it better is if I would have dressed a little warmer, it was really cold in the shop.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Kestelle W.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/hot-glass-for-valentines-day-with-kit-paulson'> Hot Glass for Valentines Day </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Kit makes you feel comfortable as she guides you through the process. She invests in you to make sure you have a great experience. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Lelani F.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/hot-glass-for-valentines-day-with-kit-paulson'> Hot Glass for Valentines Day </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Had lot's of fun and interaction with the participants. Kit was very informative and knowledgeable. I would definitely do this class again! I can't wait until I can pick up my heart and see the actual final colors! This was a nice hands on beginners project. The only thing I would suggest is wear layers as it could be colder than you think in there; especially in the winter. Thanks Kit for a great class! Lelani","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Nichole N.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was a lot of fun - you get to work with the glass and design your own ornament. The instructor was fantastic - she answered everyone's questions and really made us feel welcome.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Hilary C.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"When I walked into the studio, I was a little scared. Kit, the instructor, first walked us through the overall process, and then guided us one by one as we each made our ornament. We were able to do a lot of the hands-on stuff, while she handled the more advanced stuff (the actual blowing). It was pretty awesome. I'm excited to see the finished product.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/149301/thumb_IMG00041-20121120-1245.jpg","reviewer_name":"Raymond M.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"I loved the class. I look froward to taking another!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Courtney M.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Glass blowing was Amazing! I know it's possible to create expectations that are too high, but this class lived up to all of mine. Our teacher explained everything clearly with a friendliness that made me much less nervous. She gave us several suggestions for possible designs and even explained how I might make my more adventurous design idea work. I left with a gorgeous new ornament, which I excitedly showed off to my family and friends. My fiance and I will definitely be trying glass blowing again.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Kristen O.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'> Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments is a one-on-one guided hands-on experience. Each of the participants gets a turn to create their own ornament and then watch the remainder of classmates complete their own. Anyone that is interested in trying the art of glass blowing will enjoy this beginner class. Note: the instructor does all of the actual 'blowing', but there is plenty of other aspects of the art left for the class to complete. Just try it, it's fun!!","teacher_response":null}
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      Kit Paulson received her BFA from Alfred University (known for it's glassblowing program) in 2004. Since then she has worked with various glass artists around the country, worked as a teaching assistant at three major US glass schools (Pilchuck, Penland and The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass) and taught glassblowing at several studios around the Chicago area including Making Glass (now defunct), Chaos Glass (also defunct) and Chicago Hot Glass. She is currently a working craftsperson with a store on Etsy (kitpaulson.etsy.com) and a teacher/technician at Chicago Hot Glass.


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