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 about 1 year 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 2 years 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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Megan H.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EHot Glass for Springtime!\u003C/strong\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Elizabeth H.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EHot Glass for Springtime!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Such a fun class!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Ivy C.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EHot Glass for Springtime!\u003C/strong\u003E","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":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EHot Glass for Springtime!\u003C/strong\u003E","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 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EHot Glass for Springtime!\u003C/strong\u003E","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 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EHot Glass for Springtime!\u003C/strong\u003E","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 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EHot Glass for Springtime!\u003C/strong\u003E","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 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EHot Glass for Springtime!\u003C/strong\u003E","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 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EHot Glass for Springtime!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"The entire class was awesome! Very informative! Cool idea!","teacher_response":null}

    Other Teacher Reviews (85)
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      Jennifer B.

      Left 15 days ago
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      Great class, the glass flower is beautiful. This class isn't as hands on as the beginning class, but I still enjoyed it. Once again, Kit is a great teacher!

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      Jennifer B.

      Left 15 days ago
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      This was a great beginning glass class. As other reviews have said, Kit is very patient and she's also very thorough. The "gazing ball" we made is very cool. I can't wait to take more of her classes.

      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Maggie G.","created_at":"28 days","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/make-your-own-blown-glass-bowl-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Make Your Own Blown Glass Bowl \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"The class was a lot of fun and the bowl turned out beautifully! Not as \"hands on\" as I was hoping, but I understand that's hard to do in a one-time class - especially in this medium. It definitely made me want to learn more!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Sharon S.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/hot-glass-for-valentines-day-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Hot Glass for Valentines Day \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Kit was a great teacher. We had a great time. It's helpful that she will ship your heart to you when they are finished.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Mickey C.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Our daughter treated my husband and I to this class for Christmas! I admit, I was a little nervous at first, but Kit was very patient and reassuring! It was great fun, even if I did have to be the first one up!! It was fun to watch all the students glass ornaments transform!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Kaitlyn M.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"We had a great time with Kit at the glass blowing class! I think she found a great balance between allowing us--the completely inexperienced students--to interact with the hot glass but not shoulder all of the intricacies of the craft. It was a wonderful chance to see the process of glass blowing and has certainly inspired me to want to learn more! ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Kelsey C.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"I brought my parents with me to this class and it was wonderful! Kit is very knowledgeable and patient, and I had fun watching everyone else work on their ornaments in addition to working on my own!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/343551/thumb_photo.jpg.png","reviewer_name":"Shardae D.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Taking this class with Kit Paulson was an absolute pleasure. I highly recommend it to anyone who's curious about glass blowing!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Mark M.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class. I went with my wife and two friends, and we all came away thrilled for the opportunity for some hands-on experience with hot glass. There's too much to glass blowing to expect to learn it in one class, but Kit does a good job of holding your hand along the way, and taking care of the most challenging bits. She's an accomplished glassblower and a good teacher, and I really enjoyed learning from her. Note: Kit did the part where you actually blow into the metal rod to get a bubble to form in the fluid glass at the other end. But there's plenty more to do yourself, and if you discover you want to go further, she offers private instruction.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Taylor C.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Really fun experience! Kit is awesome! She walks you through the whole process while staying very patient. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Kristen K.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Very enjoyable class. MANY people have commented on the ornament that I made (with lots of help from the instructor.) I was impressed with the class and instructor! ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Chelsea M.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Kit was super great, friendly, and helpful. The class itself was really fun and everyone left with a successful ornament thanks to Kit. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Leya R.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was SO MUCH FUN. Kit was a fantastic teacher. She did a really great job of helping, but made me feel like I was doing a lot of the work. I'm planning on signing up for an 8 week class on glass blowing now!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Katie F.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was absolutely amazing! I loved it, and cannot stop recommending it to all my friends. Kit was so great, and totally understanding of our fear of molten glass ;)\r\n\r\nI can't wait to go pick up my ornament and display it all year round!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Kalona R.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Glass Pumpkin Sculpture \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a really fun class! I was a little nervous, but Kit was easy-going, positive and a great instructor!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Megan L.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Glass Pumpkin Sculpture \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"I really enjoyed Kit's Glass Pumpkin Sculpture class! Kit did a great job of explaining how the process works and what to expect, but also provides great one on one support so you end up with something that looks great - I was a little anxious that my pumpkin would turn out wonky since I haven't tried anything like this before but I was extremely happy with my results! I'd definitely sign up for another class.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Katie W.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Glass Pumpkin Sculpture \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"I have been looking for a glass working glass for a long time. I am so glad I started with this one. It was an awesome intro and so much fun. Kit was an awesome teacher and I will definitely be taking another glass with her in the future. The class was a great intro.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Wendy K.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Glass Pumpkin Sculpture \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Had a great time making my pumpkin with Kit. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Corrine P.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Glass Pumpkin Sculpture \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"I enjoyed this class immensely. My eight and eleven year completed pumpkins as well and Kit was so patient. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Omar R.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Glass Pumpkin Sculpture \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a fun experience. I was a little confused because the class was described as glass blowing, but it was not. Other than that I enjoyed the experience and the hands on work we did. I wish we could of done more than one pumpkin, but that's neither here nor there. Kit was friendly and she was well informed. She provided time for questions and allowed for self expression with the work and was complimentary of all our pumpkins.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Christine R.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/hot-glass-flowers-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Hot Glass Flowers \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"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+++++","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Emily S.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/hot-glass-flowers-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Hot Glass Flowers \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Kit was great - the class was very fun and my flower turned out great! ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Parry R.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/beginning-glassblowing-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Beginning Glassblowing \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Cynthia (Cindy) H.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/hot-glass-for-valentines-day-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Hot Glass for Valentines Day \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Steve L.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/beginning-glassblowing-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Beginning Glassblowing \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Lucia M.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/beginning-glassblowing-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Beginning Glassblowing \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Julie B.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/hot-glass-for-valentines-day-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Hot Glass for Valentines Day \u003C/a\u003E","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":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/hot-glass-for-valentines-day-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Hot Glass for Valentines Day \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Annie W.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/hot-glass-for-valentines-day-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Hot Glass for Valentines Day \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"C D.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/hot-glass-for-valentines-day-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Hot Glass for Valentines Day \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Chris R.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/beginning-glassblowing-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Beginning Glassblowing \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Erin K.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Aaron S.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Sarah A.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Sarah A.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/beginning-glassblowing-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Beginning Glassblowing \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Don A.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/beginning-glassblowing-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Beginning Glassblowing \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Allison P.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Laura B.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Lindsay H.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Lelani F.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Kirsten B.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Damian B.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Deanna M.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","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":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Kristen S.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Katie G.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class! ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Sunny B.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Jennifer J.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"A fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon! ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Maggie G.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Molly L.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","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":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Maria L.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Glass Pumpkin Sculpture \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Michael H.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Glass Pumpkin Sculpture \u003C/a\u003E","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":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Glass Pumpkin Sculpture \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Betsy K.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Glass Pumpkin Sculpture \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Christie H.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Glass Pumpkin Sculpture \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Erin K.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Glass Pumpkin Sculpture \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Erin D.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Glass Pumpkin Sculpture \u003C/a\u003E","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":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Glass Pumpkin Sculpture \u003C/a\u003E","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":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Glass Pumpkin Sculpture \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Maggie G.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/glass-pumpkin-sculpture-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Glass Pumpkin Sculpture \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Kp O.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/hot-glass-flowers-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Hot Glass Flowers \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Iman J.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/hot-glass-flowers-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Hot Glass Flowers \u003C/a\u003E","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":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","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_33.JPG","reviewer_name":"Alicia L.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/hot-glass-for-valentines-day-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Hot Glass for Valentines Day \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Kristen L.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/hot-glass-for-valentines-day-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Hot Glass for Valentines Day \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Kestelle W.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/hot-glass-for-valentines-day-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Hot Glass for Valentines Day \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Lelani F.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/hot-glass-for-valentines-day-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Hot Glass for Valentines Day \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Nichole N.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Hilary C.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","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 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"I loved the class. I look froward to taking another!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Courtney M.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","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-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Kristen O.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/blown-glass-holiday-ornaments-with-kit-paulson'\u003E Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments \u003C/a\u003E","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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