Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture Inspiration

“Fire­works of Glass” is the largest per­ma­nent sculp­ture of blown glass by renowned glass artist Dale Chi­huly. This 43-foot tower mes­mer­izes chil­dren and adults alike at The Children’s Museum of Indi­anapo­lis. If you’re curi­ous about the art of glass blow­ing and how it’s done, visit “Fire­works of Glass” at the Children’s Museum of Indi­anapo­lis web­site, where there are all kinds of ways to learn more about mas­ter artist Dale Chi­huly and his amaz­ing art. And if you’re able to visit the museum in per­son — even bet­ter! Watch this 4 minute video of CBS Early Show news anchor, Erica Hill, as she gets a per­sonal glass blow­ing les­son at Chihuly’s Seat­tle studio.

 Dale Chihuly’s “Fire­works of Glass” at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis



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8 Responses to Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture Inspiration

  1. Hannah- Art.Paper.Scissors.Glue! March 6, 2011 at 7:40 pm #

    I heart Dale Chi­huly.. thanks for the great references!

  2. artworks_studio March 6, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    I have been lucky enough to expe­ri­ence two of Dale Chihuly’s exhibits! I love doing a unit on glass blow­ing with my students!

  3. Prairie Mother March 7, 2011 at 5:59 am #

    I love Chi­huly too! The Indi­anapo­lis Children’s Museum has a per­ma­nent 3 story high Chi­huly sculp­ture that is fab­u­lous along with hands on activ­i­ties for the kids to under­stand his work.

  4. Anonymous March 7, 2011 at 8:28 am #

    If you head over to The Crafty Crow blog, you’ll find a faux glass art sculp­ture. http://www.thecraftycrow.net/2011/02/faux-stained-glass-sculpture.html

  5. Hannah- Art.Paper.Scissors.Glue! March 8, 2011 at 5:49 pm #

    I just checked out that link with the faux glass art sculp­ture– HOW COOL!! Thanks Anonymous!

  6. TeachKidsArt March 8, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    I agree, Han­nah.… very cool! Can’t wait to try that one! Thanks for shar­ing that, Anonymous!!

  7. SMMART ideas April 26, 2011 at 12:26 am #

    Just enjoyed a piece at the Auburn Uni­ver­sity Fine Art Museum…perfect tim­ing for this clip. Thanks for sharing!


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