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Our latest offering for members is our Studio Spots learning modules page accessible from the Memberships menu. These modules showcase glass materials, techniques, and tools. Click on any applicable module link and it will launch our YouTube channel in a separate browser window. Our members have exclusive access to the entire series.
Non-members can view a sample by clicking here.
Welcome to Glasstronomy Studios’ adult art glass course program. Whether exploring a new technique, refreshing skills, or sampling the wonders of glass, this season's calendar offers something for everyone. Are you ready for a challenge?
Learn best practices in a safe and relaxing environment with hands on instruction and come away with a unique piece of glass art you will be proud to say, “I did it myself!”
We start off the season with an exciting stained and fused glass take on a popular word board game. During this four-week course, participants will create an 18-inch square game board that folds into a box to store the game components: four tile stands, letter tiles, and note pad. Techniques include advanced box hinge construction, glass painting, lead came construction, mould making, and zinc framing. Once complete, the game board box will be electroplated for a durable and shiny finish. Whether to gift or keep, Bon mot will be a great addition to any family/friend game night.
All chemicals, fibre, Glassline paint, metals, project firings, and solder are included.
Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2018, from 7–10 pm
Fee: $325 + HST + $80 electroplating fee * + stained glass + 96 COE glass
Soldering experience required
* Electroplating fee payable at the beginning of the course.
Welcome to stained glass! A bucket list favourite, this four-week intensive course includes hands on instruction in two traditional stained glass techniques: copper foil and lead came. Participants will learn how to safely handle, cut and break sheet glass, and copper foil and solder a coloured glass sun catcher. Participants will also create an 8-inch x 10-inch leaded stained glass panel. Putty and patina techniques will also be covered. Bring a friend and explore the possibilities in glass!
All materials included.
Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2018, from 7–10 pm
Fee: $250 + HST
This is the season’s festive showstopper! Multiple layers of detail will make this 360° decorated Christmas tree the talk of your holiday gathering. From engineering to detailing, participants will build a 16-inch tall, three-dimensional Christmas tree on a 16-inch diameter lazy Susan. Complete with painted tree skirt, fairy lights, line strung ping garlands, dichroic icicles, and adorable ornaments, this table centrepiece can be disassembled and packed away once the festivities are over. Bring it out each year and enjoy decorating again and again!
96 COE glass materials for tree skirt, garlands, icicles, and ornaments, as well as fairy lights, Glassline paint, lazy Susan, metals, and project firings are included.
Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and December 6, 2018, from 7–10 pm
Fee: $495 + HST + 3 sq. ft. 96 COE glass (tree)
These courses are open to youth participants (14+ years old) where accompanied by an adult participant.
There are no applicable courses in the fall 2018 session.