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Workshops are a great way to try something new or enhance your skills in a fun and supportive environment.  Experienced instructors provide hands-on guidance and friendly advice.


 

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BEGINNER LEAD PANEL WORKSHOP

October 23rd, 2022

Lead method is centuries old and a very different technique to foil method with a very different look.  This workshop teaches you the basics and the use of traditional lead came practice, such as cutting, soldering and cementing.  During this hands-on workshop, using bevels and glass, you will create a beautiful leaded panel.  Leading is easier than it looks with impactful results! 

Since this is a hands-on workshop, glass cutting experience is necessary. 

Please bring your own cutters, pliers and marking pens.

Instructor:     Norma Vowels

Time:             10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Cost:              $95.00.  All materials are included in the cost of this workshop

The goal of this workshop is to introduce you to basic fusing using kiln firing in order to create a beautiful, original fused glass plate or bowl.

Learn about glass compatibility and the different firing programs that we use in our large kilns.  Combine opal, cathedral, iridescent and dichroic glasses with your own one-of-a-kind preparations for very personal results.

Become familiar with ceramic paper products, preparation and use of glass powders, frit, stringers and nuggets that are used in glass fusing.  Design an original plate or bowl to be full fired and then slump fired into one of our molds.  If time permits, you can make samplers, ornaments or small pieces of jewelry combining full and tack firing methods.  Learn about efficient use of space as you load your own creation into one of the kilns.  Your piece will be ready for pick up later on the week.

No previous fusing experience is required, however glass cutting is necessary.  Bring your own cutter, pliers and marking pens.

Instructor:      Tresea Partridge

Time:               10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Cost:                $145.00    Includes instruction, glass and 2 kiln firings.

INTRO TO FUSING

November 6th, 2022

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GLASS INUKSHUK

November 13th, 2022

Inukshuk (also spelled Inuksuk, plural Inuksuit) is a figure made of piled stones or boulders constructed to communicate with humans throughout the Arctic and has become a symbol of hope and friendship.

In this workshop, you will be working with a 6mm glass that splits the light like a prism.  You will start off making a small Inukshuk so you can become familiar with how the glass cuts and glues together.  Then you will move on to making one slightly larger of your own design.  Once you're comfortable with working with this glass, you are free to get creative and make a larger one.  You will leave the workshop with two or three different Inuksuit, either to keep or to give as gifts.

Since this is a hands-on workshop, glass cutting experience is necessary.  Please bring your own cutters, pliers and marking pens.

Instructor:       Susan Dalrymple

Time:               11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Cost:                $55.00.  All materials are included in the cost of this workshop.

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GLASS INUKSHUK

November 13th, 2022

Inukshuk (also spelled Inuksuk, plural Inuksuit) is a figure made of piled stones or boulders constructed to communicate with humans throughout the Arctic and has become a symbol of hope and friendship.

In this workshop, you will be working with a 6mm glass that splits the light like a prism.  You will start off making a small Inukshuk so you can become familiar with how the glass cuts and glues together.  Then you will move on to making one slightly larger of your own design.  Once you're comfortable with working with this glass, you are free to get creative and make a larger one.  You will leave the workshop with two or three different Inuksuit, either to keep or to give as gifts.

Since this is a hands-on workshop, glass cutting experience is necessary.  Please bring your own cutters, pliers and marking pens.

Instructor:       Susan Dalrymple

Time:               11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Cost:                $65.00.  All materials are included in the cost of this workshop.

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FREE STANDING BIRCH TREE FUSED GLASS ART - November 20th, 2022

If you'd like to try your hand at fused glass, this beginners fused glass workshop might just be for you. This class will provide you the opportunity to create a 6 by 14 inch self-standing fused glass birch tree piece of art.  You will lay out your piece creating your own unique design on a clear glass base ready for the first kiln firing.  We will then “slump” fire them to their “S” shape so they can stand.  Experienced students are also welcome.  Glass cutting experience is necessary, however fused glass experience is not.  Please bring your own marking and cutting tools.

 

Instructor:   Tresea Partridge

Time:            10:30 to 1:30 pm

Cost:             $145.00 which includes all materials, instructions & 2 kiln firings.

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SOLDERING TECHNIQUES

November 27th, 2022

In this workshop, Norma will be teaching you how to improve your soldering skills by demonstrating proper techniques to overcome common problems such as "blow-throughs", cold solder marks and inconsistent beading.  You will also learn about the proper uses of chemicals such as flux, patinas, cleaners and polishes as well as different solder and copper foil overlay applications.  You will also learn and practice five new decorative sculpting techniques and create your own sample piece to take home.

Bring your questions and samples of areas of difficulty that we can help you improve your soldering skills.

Since this is a hands-on workshop, glass cutting experience is necessary.  Please  bring your own cutters, pliers and marking pens.

Instructor:   Norma Vowels

Time:           10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Cost:            $65.00 which includes materials and instructions.

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KID'S FUSED GLASS CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS - December 4th, 2022

Children love getting in on the action and making things; and what a great way to introduce them to the world of glass!  In this workshop, kids be decorating and assembling 4 different Christmas ornaments.  All the glass will be pre-cut so the class is suitable for children 5 and up.  You just need to provide the kids and the supervision.

Instructor:      Tresea Partridge

Time:              10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Cost:               $95.00 which includes all instruction, glass & firings for 4 ornaments.

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ADULT'S FUSED GLASS CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS - December 11th, 2022

 

Why should the kids have all the fun?  Now it's the adults turn to have a great time making memorable Christmas ornaments.  Participants will be cutting their own ornaments, so glass cutting experience is required.  Oh, and fun; fun is always included!  Please bring your own cutter, pliers and marking pens. 

 

Instructor:      Tresea Partridge

Time:              10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Cost:               $95.00 which includes all instruction, glass & firings for 3 ornaments.

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STAINED GLASS COPPER FOIL OVERLAY – WOLF OR BEAR - To Be Confirmed

Looking for a unique one-of-a-kind gift? Or something special for your home?  Learn how to create the illusion of silhouette art. After learning this technique, you can create practically any image you desire.

In this 3 1/2 workshop, you will:

Pick your base glass, cut out your circle panel, choose your pattern, trace it onto the sheet of copper foil, and then cut it out with an exacto knife. Soldering, texturing and patining your piece come last. You will be shown tips and tricks when designing and assembling your panel and create your own stunning works of art. Every student will walk out of the workshop with a unique one-of-a-kind 6” stand alone panel.

For your base glass, students can bring that perfect piece of glass from home or buy glass from the store on the day of the workshop. The metal came will be provided and will already be bent into the correct shape. The copper foil overlay will also be provided.

A 6” metal stand will also be available for purchase if desired. This means that your unique stained glass piece can be displayed on a wall, hung in a window, or placed in the metal stand.

Since this is a hands-on workshop, previous glass cutting and soldering experience is recommended but not mandatory.

Other materials required to complete your panel are included.  Materials to bring:  a gold, silver or black sharpie, glass cutter and groziers, if you have the perfect piece of glass at home, bring it along.  Otherwise, you will have time to purchase glass from the store at the start of class.

Instructor:    Beth Wallace

Time:             10:00 – 1:30pm

Cost:              To Be Confirmed (includes instruction and some materials)

 

Additional costs:      

Base glass      - As priced in the store (if you do not bring your own)

Metal Stand   - $50.00 special workshop price.

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CREATIVE AGATE PANELS - To Be Confirmed

 

This is the second time we’re running this workshop because it was so popular and completely full when we ran it in the fall. 

 

Let your creative side shine through as you choose the colour and texture of your base glass, then choose from many different shapes and colours of agates as well as the complementary colours of your glass globules. Every student will walk out of the workshop with a unique one-of-a-kind stand alone panel.

In this 4-hour workshop, students will design, cut, and assemble a 6” round stained glass panel. I will show you tips and tricks when designing and assembling your panel to create your own stunning work of art.

A large number of agates will be available for students to purchase from the instructor and the glass globules are free. For your base glass, students can bring that perfect piece of glass from home or buy glass from the store on the day of the workshop. The metal came will be provided and will already be bent into the correct shape.

A 6” metal stand will also be available for purchase from the store if desired. This means that your unique stained glass piece can be displayed on a wall, in a window, or placed in the metal stand.

Since this is a hands-on workshop, previous glass cutting and soldering experience is strongly recommended. There will be a ring saw on site to help with some of the more difficult cuts.

Other materials required to complete your panel are included.

Instructor:      Beth Wallace

Time:              10:00 am to 2:00pm

Price:              To Be Confirmed (includes instruction and some materials)

 

Additional costs:

Agates            - individually priced (between $5-10)

Base glass      - As priced in the store (if you do not bring your own)

Metal Stand   - $50.00 special workshop price.