WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 

October 4th - INTRO TO FUSING

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:                $125.00    Includes instruction, glass and 2 kiln firings.

October 18th - FUSED GLASS SPOON REST

In this work shop, students will be able to design and create a spoon rest using a choice of 3 different molds.  Choose your colours, glass, and add accents using powders, frit, stringers and nuggets to create your own unique work of kitchen art.  You will assemble your piece and place it in the kiln to be full fired.  Once fired, we will “slump” fire it for you and the finished piece will be ready for pick up the following week.   Please bring your own marking and cutting tools.

Instructor:      Tresea Partridge

Time:              10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Cost:               $90.00 which includes instruction, glass and 2 kiln firings.

                        $50.00 if you wish to make a second spoon rest

October 25th – STAINED GLASS COPPER FOIL OVERLAY – WOLF OR BEAR

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:          $65.00 (includes instruction and some materials)

 

Additional costs:      

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

Metal Stand   - $25.00 special workshop price.

November 1st - FREE STANDING BIRCH TREE FUSED GLASS ART

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 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:            12:30 to 3:30 pm

Cost:             $125.00 which includes all materials, instructions & 2 kiln firings.

November 8th - FUSED GLASS JEWELRY

Design your own dazzling glass bling! This workshop is dedicated exclusively to creating fused glass jewelry. You will design and create your own unique glass piece by fusing different types of art glass, including dichroic glass. The “hot box” used in this workshop enables glass to heat and cool at a rapid pace, so that you can take your fused glass jewelry home the same day. You'll make your jewelry in the morning session then while the pieces are firing and cooling, there will be a break where you can go for some lunch or shopping. When you return, you will learn about jewelry adhesives and findings so you can turn your finished fused glass piece into a unique pendant. 

No experience is necessary but bring you own cutters, pliers and marking pens if you have them.

Instructor:   Norma Vowels

Time:           10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Cost:            $55.00 which includes all instruction, glass & kiln firings.

November 15th - CREATIVE AGATE PANELS

 

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:              $65.00 (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   - $25.00 special workshop price.

November 21st OR November 28th - KID'S FUSED GLASS CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

We are running this on two different dates as it is so popular, it sells out.

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.  Decorations may not be as shown.

Instructor:      Tresea Partridge

Time:              11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Cost:               $75.00 which includes all instruction, glass & kiln firings for 4 ornaments.

November 22nd OR November 29th - ADULT'S FUSED GLASS CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

Also running this on two different dates as it sells out.

 

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. 

Decorations may not be as shown.

 

Instructor:      Tresea Partridge

Time:              11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Cost:               $75.00 which includes all instruction, glass & kiln firings for 4 ornaments.

HURONIA

ART

GLASS

680 Bayview Dr. Unit #3
Barrie, Ontario L4N 9A6

Telephone: 705-721-1323
Fax: (705)-726-2834
Email:  huroniaartglass@bellnet.ca  

Take Hwy 400 North or South, and exit at Mapleview Drive.Travel East on Mapleview Drive to Bayview Drive and turn right (south). After you pass Saunders Rd., look for Huronia Art Glass on your right hand side.

HOURS OF OPERATION

September - April
Monday - Thursday - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday - 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m
Sundays - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m .

Summer Hours of Operation: 

May to End of August
Monday -Thursday - 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 3;00 p.m
Saturday - 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sundays - Closed

Open Studio Time
Instructor only available Thursday mornings
$10 for 3 hours fee per visitor.

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For the fastest personal service, call us at the studio at 705-721-1323.

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