• Workshop sample, A418 | Advanced fusing: Peacock garden ornament, Image A
  • Workshop sample, I385 | Fusing fun: Safari trio
  • Workshop sample, I388 | Hobby came technique: Bird inspired storage box, Image B
  • Workshop sample, I386 | Mould making technique: Chip and dip plate
  • Workshop sample, I387 | Fusing fun: Tweet time garden stake
  • Workshop sample, G222 | Fusing fun: Sugar frit bird bath chimes
  • Workshop sample, I388 | Hobby came technique: Bird inspired storage box, Image A
  • Workshop sample, B221 | Beginner fusing fun: Table lantern, Image A
  • Workshop sample, G189 | Fusing fun: All things jewellery
  • Workshop sample, B221 | Beginner fusing fun: Table lantern, Image B
  • Workshop sample, A418 | Advanced fusing: Peacock garden ornament, Image B
  • Workshop sample, G224 | Fusing fun: Dragonfly tea-light centrepiece, Image B
  • Course sample, G220 | Beginner/intermediate fusing: Fused overlay mirror frame

Workshops

View our calendar here.
Learn more about our courses here. View the Workshops and courses – Spring 2018 brochure.

Online learning

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.

Adult workshops

These Saturday daytime workshops are offered as morning, afternoon, or full day sessions. They may span more day.

Unless otherwise indicated, these workshops are for adults only. Upcoming workshops are listed in chronological date order.


  • I385 | Fusing fun: Safari trio (March 17, 2018)

    You will find these critters hard to resist. Whether to add whimsy to the nursery or your home office space, this happy trio of animals are sure to make you smile. Participants will each make a stand up elephant, giraffe, and zebra out of 96 COE sheet glass and accessories, and prepare their own 4-inch x 4-inch stand up mould for firing. Once fired, the mould is yours to keep so you can add to your glass menagerie. The animals are stackable for storage.

    Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 10 am–4 pm (1 day workshop)

    Fee: $195 + HST (includes all materials, baby stand up mould, and firings)

    Participants must be proficient at cutting glass but beginner fusers are welcome

  • I386 | Mould making technique: Chip and dip plate (March 24, 2018)

    Join fusing guru, Melanie Kidd, as she reveals how this unique fused and draped 11-inch diameter chip and dip plate is fired in one kiln firing. With a decorative edge and embossed plate, this piece will add some glamour to your next pot luck. Mould preparation and construction will also be covered. This piece is designed to coordinate with last fall’s cake stand project.

    Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 10 am–4 pm (1 day workshop)

    Fee: $175 + HST (includes clear 96 COE, duraboard, durafibre, kiln paper, mould release, and firing) + dichroic glass (optional and not included)

  • I387 | Fusing fun: Tweet time garden stake (April 7 and 14, 2018)

    Add some curb appeal with this lovely garden stake. During the first Saturday of this two-week workshop, participants will use a pattern and 96 COE sheet glass to cut and shape each distinctive bird, add character features with 96 COE accessories, learn to layer with fibre exclusions, and apply Glassline paint to the sign. On the second Saturday, participants will prepare and assemble their 40-inch tall stake ready to take home. This stake is sure to have the neighbours talking, people and birds alike!

    Saturday April 7, 2018, from 10 am–4 pm AND Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 10 am–12 pm (1-1/2 day workshop)

    Fee: $295 + HST (includes all materials, firings, and metal stake)

  • G222 | Fusing fun: Sugar frit bird bath chimes (April 14 and 21, 2018)

    Create this inviting bird oasis for your garden in this two-week workshop. On the first Saturday, participants will cut and shape 96 COE sheet glass into a 12-inch diameter bird bath and chimes and learn the sugar frit application method that will create sparkle and texture in the piece. Return the following Saturday to drill the glass and string the chimes to the 2-1/2 feet tall stake. Expect to see some curious birds visiting this watering hole!

    Saturdays, April 14 and 21, 2018, from 1–4 pm (2 afternoon workshop)

    Fee: $250 + HST (includes all materials, firings, and metal stake)

  • B221 | Beginner fusing fun: Table lantern (April 21, 2018)

    Join us for this colourful introduction to glass fusing. During this morning workshop, participants will learn proper tool usage as they safely handle, cut, and break sheet glass and decorate four panels for the 5-inch x 12-inch table lantern. Glass compatibility and tack firing will also be covered. What a great project to showcase your ability and enjoy all summer long.

    Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 10 am–12 pm (1 morning workshop)

    Fee: $65 + HST (includes all materials, firings, and lantern)



  • G189 | Fusing fun: All things jewellery (April 28, 2018)

    Come spend the day creating pendants demonstrating every technique we have taught to date. Using 96 COE fusing glass, decals, dichroic glass, Duraboard, fibre, Glassline paint, and slides, participants will create a dozen or more unique pieces. Learn how to comb hot glass in the mini kilns, multi-layer decals onto dichroic glass as well as how to use fibre instead of bails! Beginners are welcome.

    Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10 am–4 pm (1 day workshop)

    Fee: $160 + HST (includes all materials, six bails, and firings)

  • I388 | Hobby came technique: Bird inspired storage box (May 5, 2018)

    Welcome the return of hobby came specialist, Pauline Selkirk, with this bird inspired box project. Under Pauline’s expert instruction, participants will create a 7-inch square box and a pair of attractive birds and learn how to apply hobby came and decorative wiring in the process. Once complete, the piece will be electroplated to a shiny finish. Whether you choose to use the box as a napkin holder, or desk or dresser storage, this functional piece will keep you organized.

    Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 10 am–4 pm (1 day workshop)

    Fee: $95 + HST (includes bird motif glass and metals) + 1 sq. ft. of stained glass + $10 electroplating fee payable to instructor at start of class

    No hobby came experience required, glass cutting experience is essential



  • G223 | Fusing fun: Butterfly stake (May 12, 2018)

    This tribute to Mother Nature is crafted from glass petals that participants will cut and shape from 96 COE sheet glass and layer with fibre exclusions and wire inclusions to create a pair of butterflies. The tack-slump method of firing will also be covered. Once fired, the butterflies will be attached to a metal stake, ready to add movement and colour to your garden.

    Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 10 am–4 pm (1 day workshop)

    Fee: $195 + HST (includes Duraboard, fibre, firings, and metal stake) + 96 COE glass (3 sq. ft. of colour required. Four colours per butterfly: ½ sq. ft., ½ sq. ft., ¼ sq. ft., ¼ sq. ft.)

    Beginner fusers are welcome, glass cutting experience required

  • G224 | Fusing fun: Dragonfly tea-light centrepiece (May 26, 2018)

    This elegant project will add sparkle to your summer evenings. Participants will learn the dos and don’ts of firing non-fusing glass to create the draped tea-light holders as well as cut and shape 96 COE glass that will be embellished with dichroic applications and wire inclusions to create three decorative dragonflies. Once fired, the pieces will be installed in the 16-inch tall centrepiece.

    Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 10 am–4 pm (1 day workshop)

    Fee: $195 + HST (includes all materials, firings, and metal stand)

    Beginners are welcome



  • A418 | Advanced fusing: Peacock garden ornament (June 2, 7, and 9, 2018)

    This season’s show stopper is our gorgeous garden peacock. During the first Saturday and Thursday night, participants will cut and shape 96 COE sheet glass to the pattern, create fibre exclusions and wire inclusions, apply iridescent and dichroic glass to create the luminous and varied colours, and pull stringers to embellish the tail feathers. On the second Saturday, participants will assemble their peacock from all the elements, ready to take centre stage in their garden. The finished peacock is 32-inch wide x 20-inch tall x 9-inch deep.

    Saturdays, June 2 and 9, 2018, from 10 am–4 pm AND Thursday, June 7, 2018, from 7–10 pm (1 day + 1 night + 1 day workshop)

    Fee: $495 + HST (includes base glass, fibre, firings, wire, and metal stand) + coloured 96 COE sheet glass
    Glass packages available:
    Members | $225 + HST
    Non-members | $275 + HST




Youth Series

These workshops are open to youth participants (14+ years old) where accompanied by an adult participant.


  • B221 | Beginner fusing fun: Table lantern (April 21, 2018)

    Join us for this colourful introduction to glass fusing. During this morning workshop, participants will learn proper tool usage as they safely handle, cut, and break sheet glass and decorate four panels for the 5-inch x 12-inch table lantern. Glass compatibility and tack firing will also be covered. What a great project to showcase your ability and enjoy all summer long.

    Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 10 am–12 pm (1 morning workshop)

    Fee: $65 + HST (includes all materials, firings, and lantern)