Celebrating 20 Years!

Celebrating 20 Years!


The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Bradley University (OLLI) is a group of more than 1,000 individuals, age 50 and over, who learn together through three distinct programs: OLLI Classes, OLLI Learning Trips, and OLLI Study Groups.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Toraason Glass- Monday, November 3, 2014

OLLI returned to Toraason Glass Studio which has become a Learning Trip favorite over the years.

Owner Hiram Toraason welcomed OLLI members to his studio, and provided a glass blowing demonstration using a variety of tools and techniques. Toraason first discussed the origins of glass blowing, then talked about the art form in detail. OLLI members were able to ask questions regarding the technique of glass blowing throughout the demonstration. Hiram also had an assistant on hand to show how partnering in glass blowing can enhance productivity and technique.

The trip participants also enjoyed taking a tour of Hirams's 4,000-square-foot studio and gallery which features his unique works of art. Following the tour, Hiram briefly discussed the artwork that he has created for Caterpillar Inc. and for a newly renovated downtown nightspot. OLLI members not only enjoy learning about the art of glass blowing at the Toraason Glass Studio, but Hiram makes the visit extremely entertaining as well.

OLLI would like to thank Hiram Toraason for leading another wonderful tour.

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