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WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  -

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.  Registration must be done by telephone, so please call us at 705-721-1323 if  you have any questions or if you'd like to register . 

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FUSED GLASS SPOON REST

February 11th, 2024

We haven’t run this workshop in a while, but have had a few requests, so are happy to provide it again.  Students will be able to design and create a spoon rest using a choice of 3 different molds.   Choose your colours and add accents using powders, frit, stringers and nuggets to create your own unique work of kitchen art.  Once assembled, you will place it in the kiln to be fired and ready to be picked up the following week.  Glass cutting experience is necessary, however fused glass experience is not. 

Please bring your own marking pens, groziers and cutting tools.

 

Instructor:   Tresea Partridge

Time:            1:00 to 3:30 pm

Cost:             $75.00 which includes all materials, instructions & 2 kiln firings.

                      $45.00 for an additional spoon rest, should you choose to make one.

Registration by telephone is required, so please call us at 705-721-1323.

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FUSED GLASS NIGHT LIGHT

February 25th, 2024 

Come join us in designing your own night light. This is a beginner friendly class and includes everything you need to make 1 nightlight. The base for this project is 2x3.  You can use one of our designs or keep that in mind if you want design your own.

 

Instructor:   Tresea Partridge

Time:            1:00 TO 3:30 pm

Cost:             $55.00 which includes all materials, instructions & kiln firing.

Registration by telephone is required, so please call us at 705-721-1323.

VINTAGE "MASON" JAR PANEL

March 3rd, 2024

Have fun turning something old into something new by incorporating vintage glass Mason jar lids into your work.  Choose 6 different glass textures to make your round panel around a “Crown” jar lid centrepiece.  Once assembled, you will finish off your piece with a zinc frame (which will already be prepared) and hooks ready to hang.   Additional Crown glass lids will be available to purchase if you get inspired to make your next piece.

Since this is a hands-on workshop, previous glass cutting and soldering experience is required.  Please bring your own marking pens, groziers and cutting tools.

 

Instructor:   Susan Dalrymple

Time:            10:00 to 1:30 pm

Cost:             $65.00 which includes all materials and instruction.

Registration by telephone is required, so please call us at 705-721-1323.

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COPPER FOIL OVERLAY

March 10th, 2024

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 adding patina 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 for the overlay will also be provided.

 

A 6” metal stand will also be available for purchase from Huronia Stained Glass 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 required.

Other materials required o complete your panel are included.

Instructor:   Susan Dalrymple

Time:            10:00 am to 1:30 pm

Cost:             $65.00

Additional Costs:

Base glass - (if you do not bring any from home)  As priced in the store.

6” metal stand - $45.00 Workshop Special

 

Materials to bring:  a gold, silver or black sharpie, a glass cutter and groziers, and 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.

Registration by telephone is required, so please call us at 705-721-1323.

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FUSED GLASS JEWELRY

March 17th, 2024

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 either bring your own lunch or go for out for 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 pendent.

 

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

 

Instructor:   Norma vowels

Time:            10:00 to 2:00 pm

Cost:             $45.00 which includes all materials, instructions & kiln firing.

Registration by telephone is required, so please call us at 705-721-1323.

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INTRO TO FUSING

March 24th, 2024

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:               1:00 to 3:30 pm

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

Registration by telephone is required, so please call us at 705-721-1323.

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STAINED GLASS SPINNER

April 7th, 2024

Watch the light and colour dance as your spinner turns gently in the wind.  In this workshop, brightly coloured glass will already be laid out for you to cut, foil and solder into 6 panels.  You will place them in the jig and assemble them together to make the completed spinner.  The final step will be to attach the swivel hook to the line so that it can spin freely.  If you wish to add your own beads, please feel free to bring them or add them at home.

Since this is a hands-on workshop, previous glass cutting and soldering experience is required.  Please bring your own marking pens, groziers and cutting tools.

Instructor:      Susan Dalrymple

Time:              10:00 am to 1:30 pm

Cost:               $75.00

Registration by telephone is required, so please call us at 705-721-1323.

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4 FUSED GLASS BIRDS

April 14th, 2024

 

Join us in making 4 new bird designs. This is a beginners class and requires no glass cutting. All of the pieces will be pre-cut and provided. A selection of slumped stringers and frit balls will be available for you to bring your birds to life. 

We will be making a catbird, chickadee, nuthatch and a goose. 

Instructor:   Tresea Partridge

Time:           1:00 to 3:30

Cost:            $95.00 which includes materials and instructions.

Registration by telephone is required, so please call us at 705-721-1323.

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SOLDERING TECHNIQUES

April 21st, 2024

 

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:   Tresea Partridge

Time:           1:00 to 3:30

Cost:            $75.00 which includes materials and instructions.

Registration by telephone is required, so please call us at 705-721-1323.

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SPRING FLOWER FREE STANDING FUSED GLASS ART

April 28th, 2024

With spring just around the corner, we thought it would be a great time for a beautiful flower panel. This panel is 6”x14”, and you can feel free to be as creative as you like. All materials will be provided with a selection of freeze and fused flowers.

Instructor:     Tresea Partridge

Time:             1:00 to 3:30 pm

Cost:              $145.00.  Which includes all materials and 2 kiln firings.

Registration by telephone is required, so please call us at 705-721-1323.

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FUSED GLASS SPRING FLOWER GARDEN STAKE

May 5th, 2024

April showers bring May flowers and these fused glass ones will last all summer.  Join us in making a colourful flower garden stake, just in time for spring.  The base circle is 11 inches and will already be fused ready for you to embellish with glass, frit, stringers and more.  Get colourful and get creative as you are welcome to create your own design or use one of ours!  Everything you will need to complete this project is included, as well as the wrought iron stand.

This class does require glass cutting, so experience is necessary.  Please bring your cutter, and groziers.

Instructor:      Tresea Partridge

Time:               1:00 to 3:30 pm

Price:               $175.00 which includes instruction, kiln firing and materials                                         including the garden stake.

Registration by telephone is required, so please call us at 705-721-1323.

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