• Workshop sample, I379 | Cake stand, detail
  • Workshop sample, G213 | Fallen leaves
  • Workshop sample, I379 | Cake stand
  • Workshop sample, G213 | Fallen leaves, detail
  • Workshop sample, I380 | Glow-in-the-dark Halloween garden stake, detail
  • Workshop sample, G214 | Festive candle screen, sample 1
  • Workshop sample, I380 | Glow-in-the-dark Halloween garden stake
  • Workshop sample, I380 | Glow-in-the-dark Halloween garden stake, medium
  • Workshop sample, I380 | Glow-in-the-dark Halloween garden stake, dark
  • Workshop sample, G214 | Festive candle screen, sample 1, detail
  • Workshop sample, A415 | Holiday wreath, door
  • Workshop sample, G214 | Festive candle screen, sample 2
  • Workshop sample, A415 | Holiday wreath, detail
  • Workshop sample, G214 | Festive candle screen, sample 2, detail
  • Workshop sample, G221 | Fused glass dish
  • Workshop sample, G215 | Decorative place cards, detail
  • Workshop sample, I381 | Heads and tails desk set
  • Workshop sample, G215 | Decorative place cards
  • Workshop sample, G216 | Mini glass game stocking stuffers, detail
  • Course sample, A416 | A sample of advanced techniques, detail
  • Workshop sample, G216 | Mini glass game stocking stuffers
  • Course sample, A416 | A sample of advanced techniques
  • Workshop sample, I382 | New year's demi-mask
  • Workshop sample, I382 | New year's demi-mask, detail

Workshops

View our calendar here.
Learn more about our courses here. View the Workshops and courses – Fall 2017 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.


  • G213 | Glass casting technique: Fallen leaves (September 23, 2017)

    Explore the freedom of casting glass into irregular shapes. Participants will learn how to carve duraboard to create four detailed maple leaf moulds. After coating the moulds with spray release, the leaves will be cast using 96 COE fine, medium, and coarse glass frit.

    Optional: Once fired, the leaves can be fused together or slumped individually ready to enjoy the spirit of the changing seasons.

    Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 10 am–4 pm

    Fee: $175 + HST (includes 2 sq. ft. reusable duraboard, 1 jar coarse frit, four frit rockets, and initial firing)
    THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

  • I379 | Mould making technique: Cake stand (September 30, 2017)

    Join fusing guru, Melanie Kidd, as she reveals how this unique fused and draped 11-inch diameter glass cake stand is fired in one kiln firing. With a decorative edge and embossed plate, this piece is sure to add glamour to your holiday table setting. Mould preparation and construction will also be covered.

    Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 10 am–4 pm

    Fee: $175 + HST + dichroic glass (optional) (includes 2 sq. ft. clear 96 COE, duraboard, durafibre, kiln paper, mould release, and firing)
    THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

  • I380 | Fusing fun: Glow-in-the-dark Halloween garden stake (October 14, 2017)

    A fun and spooky addition to your Halloween decor, this 12-inch x 18-inch fused glass character garden stake will glow in the dark! Participants will learn how to incorporate aqua and yellow glow-in-the-dark pigment into fused glass to create eyes, outlines, words, and spooky critters that will fluoresce once darkness sets in.

    Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 10 am–4 pm

    Fee: $275 + HST (includes all 96 COE glass, stringers, and accessories, glow pigment, firing, and wrought iron stand)
    THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL


  • G214 | Copper overlay technique: Festive candle screen (October 21, 2017)

    A beautiful piece of glass is the perfect backdrop for a silhouette story. Using copper sheet foil, participants will learn how to apply, solder, and finish a cut copper design on glass to create a mirror based candle screen. Whether used as a silhouette or to create details otherwise too detailed to cut from glass, this useful technique is a must have addition for any stained glass repertoire. Basic box construction will also be covered.

    Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 10 am–4 pm | Fee: $115 + HST + 1 sq. ft. stained glass (includes mirror base, 1 sq. ft. copper sheet foil, copper foil, solder, and chemicals)


  • A415 | Advanced fusing: Holiday wreath (October 28, November 4, and 11, 2017)

    This is the season’s showstopper! Advanced fusers can put their skill and patience to the test while creating this 24-inch diameter fused glass wreath. During the first two days, participants will create the multiple elements displayed in this completely unique holiday piece. Durafibre mould making and vitrigraph cane twisting will also be covered. Participants will return the third week to wire all their elements into a wreath adding fairy lights, garland, and burlap ribbon. All we can say is, “Wow!”

    All firings, duraboard, durafibre, and non-glass elements (wreath form, burlap, garland, wire, fairy lights, batteries, clay pot) are included.

    Saturdays, October 28, November 4, and 11, 2017, from 10 am–4 pm

    Fee: $495 + HST + 96 COE sheet glass (flowers: 3-1/2 sq. ft., leaves: 4-1/4 sq. ft., cones: 1/3 sq. ft.)

    Note: 96 COE sheet glass kits are available for purchase: member: $225 + HST/non-member: $275 + HST

    Limited to six participants

  • B221 | Beginner fusing: Fused glass dish (November 11, 2017)

    Join the world of fused glass art in our fully-equipped Studio. With professional instruction, participants will learn about glass compatibility and volume control while producing a one-of-kind 8-inch square slumped glass dish. Glass cutting and basic kiln firing will also be covered.

    Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 1–4 pm

    Fee: $115 + HST (includes all 96 COE glass materials and firings)

  • G215 | Fusing fun: Decorative place cards (November 18, 2017)

    The high detail that can be achieved in glass fusing is one of the many reasons it has become the most popular form of art glass. Using 96 COE crushed glass, pulled glass, and snipped glass, participants will create twelve place cards with rewritable space for their guests’ names—whichever group joins the table.

    Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 10 am–4 pm

    Fee: $175 + HST (includes all 96 COE glass materials and firings)

  • I381 | 3D stained glass technique: Heads and tails desk set (November 25, 2017)

    The rolled edges of Uroboros art glass inspired the open foil construction of these functional and fun desk sets. Participants will learn the stained glass techniques of three-dimensional construction and basic decorative soldering. On the day, choose from a selection of Uroboros “Heads and tails” and create a business card stand and utensil holder.

    Saturday, November 25, 2017, from 10 am–4 pm

    Fee: $125 + HST (includes Uroboros head and tail, copper foil, solder, and chemicals)

  • G216 | Fusing fun: Mini glass game stocking stuffers (December 2, 2017)

    96 COE fused glass dominoes, tangram, and tic tac toe sets are sure to please the kids in your life or the young at heart. Spend the day creating these miniature favourites using the mini kilns. Once fired they will be stored in draw-string bags for easy gift giving and travel entertainment.

    Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 10 am–4 pm

    Fee: $115 + HST (includes 96 COE glass and accessories, and all firings)
    THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

  • I382 | Fusing fun: New year’s demi-mask (December 9, 2017)

    A new take on a long-standing Studio favourite, these New Year’s Eve-inspired fused glass demi-masks will add fun and flare to your holiday festivities. With the addition of a hand post, this demi-mask is functional, light weight, and adorable. Using 96 COE glass and accessories, participants will create one fused and slumped demi-mask. You can choose from several patterns.

    Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 10 am–4 pm

    Fee: $175 + HST (includes 96 COE glass and accessories, all firings, and steel hand post)


Youth Series

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


  • No workshops listed

    There are no applicable courses in the fall 2017 session.