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Visiting Artist Series: Glass Pumpkin Workshops

Schedule and Location

Choose one day between, Monday through Friday, October 8 through 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to noon
West Lawn

  • Section A: Monday, October 8 (SOLD OUT)
  • Section B: Tuesday, October 9 (SOLD OUT)
  • Section C: Wednesday, October 10 (SOLD OUT)
  • Section D: Thursday, October 11 (SOLD OUT)
  • Section E: Friday, October 12 (SOLD OUT)


Please call the registrar to be waitlisted.
630-719-2468, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Fees and Registration

$105.00 member
$123.00 nonmember

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

Course Description

Work with molten glass to create your own glass pumpkin paperweight. Learn how to safely heat, shape, and add color to make a piece of glass art. Then work one-on-one with a skilled  artist to design and create your own! Meet at the demonstration area of the Glass Pumpkin Patch. Enjoy a cup of coffee and spend time with the glass pumpkin artists, and go home with a special Arboretum memento.

Instructor: Shannon Morgan and Friends, glass artists
Notes: Held entirely outdoors. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress warmly--you will spend extended time sitting outdoors. Ages 16 and up. Limit 6.

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Course Details

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.


Weather Cancellation Hotline
Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.