Workshops

View our calendar here.
Learn more about our courses and camps here. View the Workshops and courses – Winter 2020 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

Welcome to Glasstronomy Studios’ adult art glass workshop program. These workshops are offered as morning, afternoon, or full day sessions (Saturdays), or evenings (Thursdays). Some may span more than one day.

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

Fine print — As of March 2020, non-members who are first-time registrants are required to complete and sign a waiver * prior to participating in the course or workshop they are paying for. The waiver is an acknowledgment of our cancellation policy (mandatory), waiver of liability (mandatory), and image use (optional). If you choose a remote method of payment, the waiver will be emailed to you. Registration will not be deemed complete until the signed waiver is emailed back.

* If you are under the age of 18, a legal guardian must sign on your behalf.


  • I409 | Fusing and stained glass fun: Santa’s sleigh tablescape (November 30 and December 4, 2019)

    This year’s holiday show stopper is so adorable it will bring smiles to all your family and friends! On day one, using 96 COE glass and accessories, participants will create three reindeer, embellished sleigh panels, and the big man himself. Once fired, participants will return to assemble their candy-bearing sleigh and standing reindeer team. Easily stacked and stored it will be a treasure that can come out every year. What will you name your reindeer?

    All materials and project firings included.

    Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm AND
    Wednesday, December 4, 2019, from 7 to 10 pm (previously scheduled as Thursday, December 5, 2019)
    Fee: $295 + HST

  • G189 | Fusing fun: All things jewellery (December 7, 2019)

    For all those last-minute gifts that wow or a fun playdate with friends, come spend the day creating fused glass pendants demonstrating every jewellery technique we have taught to date. Using 96 COE fusing glass, decals, dichroic glass, Duraboard, fibre, gold ink, slides, and wire, 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.

    All materials, six bails, and firings included.

    Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $195 + HST

  • G229 | Fusing fun: Wine and cheese tray (December 12, 2019)

    Wine and cheese anyone? Join us for this fun holiday social and learn how to prolong the enjoyment of a bottle of wine long after the contents are gone! Bring empty, label-free bottle(s) for a fun and memorable activity. Use Glassline paints to recycle wine bottles into cheese trays. Make as many as you like!

    Glassline paint and project firings included.

    Thursday, December 12, 2019, from 7 to 10 pm
    Fee: $25 + $25/wine bottle + HST

    Bring one or more empty and label-free wine bottle(s)

  • G114A | Open studio session (January 11, 2020)

    Spend the day working independently on your projects in a warm and inspiring environment. Get advice and direction while in the company of fellow enthusiasts.

    Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $25 + HST (free for Studio level members)

  • I410 | Mould making 201: Ceramic, fibre, and powder draping and slumping moulds (January 18, 2020)

    The secret is out: we can form, drape, and slump our own creative shapes! Spend the day learning how to create your own moulds for glass slumping and draping. This hands-on workshop will explore the techniques used for Castalot, durafibre, plaster, Silkmat, and clay hand-built mould creation. Each participant will create one clay and one fibre mould that will be kiln fired ready to use. Full form casting and plaster intaglio will also be covered. Please bring several ceramic, plastic, or stainless steel, shallow shaped commercially made bowls, dishes, or items no larger than 12-inch x 12-inch that you would like to imitate.

    All project materials and firings included.

    Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $225 + HST

  • G155 | Kiln theory (January 25, 2020)

    Successful glass firing begins with a comprehensive understanding of your material and equipment. This tutorial will cover kiln preparation and maintenance, kiln programming and advanced kiln firing. Come with specific questions or just take notes.

    Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 10 am to 12 pm
    Fee: $45 + HST

  • G236 | Bigger is better fusing: Four seasons lacy light (January 25, 2020)

    Have you enjoyed creating these lace-like vessels on a small scale and would love to get larger? Or perhaps you have yet to jump on board this fused glass craze? Then this is the workshop you’ve been waiting for. Participants will create a 20-inch diameter forest transitioning through the colours of the seasons that will cast a kaleidoscope of light once draped on our large stainless vase mould.

    All project materials and firings included.

    Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 1 to 4 pm
    Fee: $175 + HST + $20 light fixture (optional)
    Limited to six participants.



  • G237 | Morton technique: Thin fuse mosaic serving set (To be rescheduled)

    Fused glass mosaic made easy! Explore No Days Adhesive’s Thin Fuse product and glass powder grout while creating four brightly coloured dishes in a wide variety of cathedral colours. As a bonus, the 12-inch dish will be deep slumped to create a bowl with a six-inch depth! Multi-stage slump firing and the Morton System will also be covered. Each participant will receive a kit that will include Thin Fuse, glass and substrate.

    All project materials and firings included.

    Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 10 am to 4 pm (TO BE RESCHEDULED: Alectra Utilities has scheduled an all-day power outage in the area)
    Fee: $295 + HST



  • I411 | Fusing fun: Baby bath hooks (February 8, 2020)

    An adorable addition to the nursery, these whimsical character plates are functional and educational! Using pre-fired and drilled 96 COE white blanks, participants will make three panels while taking home the patterns for more! There are several characters to choose from.

    All project materials and firings included.

    Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $195 + HST
    Beginner fusers are welcome. Glass cutting and shaping experience required.

  • G238 | Glassline technique: Fused family portrait (February 22, 2020)

    Capture your favourite family moment or celebration by painting it. Using Glassline paint and glass powders, each participant will create a four-inch x six-inch fused glass portrait that will be framed for display or gift giving. Not an artist? No problem. Learn the tips and tricks we use for creating fine detail. For this project, participants will need to bring a four-inch x six-inch photo hard copy. Have your own deluxe tip application set? Bring that too.

    All project materials and firing included.

    Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 10 am to 3 pm
    Fee: $95 + HST


  • G239 | Bigger is better fusing: Mirror on edge (February 29, 2020)

    Go big and bold and enhance your space with a celebration of colour and texture. Leap into 2020 while spending the day learning a Studio favourite technique: fusing on edge. Participants will create an 18-inch diameter wall sculpture that will be pre-drilled for hanging. Bring the equivalent of four to five square feet of your favourite 96 COE glass or purchase in Studio.

    Glass base, mirror, and project firing included.

    Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $250 + HST + 4 to 5 sq. ft. of 96 COE fusing sheet glass
    Limited to eight participants.


  • A421 | Fusing technique: Nest egg (March 5 and 7, 2020)

    Welcome Spring with this seasonally inspired sculpture. Loaded with technique, this season’s showstopper will enhance your glass fusing knowledge. Participants will learn how to cast, carve, and combine three-dimensional shapes using Castalot, Modeling Glass, Liquitex, felt, and the vitrigraph kiln. Once all the elements are fired participants will build their custom sculpture.

    All project materials and firings included.

    Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 7 to 10 pm AND Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $375 + HST
    Limited to six participants.





  • G240 | Fusing fun: Mad plaid (March 12, 2020)

    Weave your family tartan or simply experiment with this cloth-like technique using 96 COE stringers. Participants will receive a kit including three tubes of stringers and will make up to three fused and slumped pieces. Fibre mould making will also be covered.

    All project materials and firings included.

    Thursday, March 12, 2020, from 7 to 10 pm
    Fee: $175 + HST

    THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

  • G241 | Mosaic technique: Spring planter (March 14 and 21, 2020)

    Stained glass mosaics are a beautiful accent to any space, indoors and out. Spend the day using the Morton System to cut your traditional mosaic tiles to complete a freestyle design on an eight-inch square wooden planter box. What’s more fun, once complete, plant a selection of spring bulbs to celebrate the change of the season.

    All project materials and planting supplies included.

    Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 10 am to 4 pm AND
    Saturday, March 21, 2020, from 10 am to 12 pm
    Fee: $150 + HST

  • G114B | Open studio session (March 21, 2020)

    Spend the day working independently on your projects in a warm and inspiring environment. Get advice and direction while in the company of fellow enthusiasts.

    Saturday, March 21, 2020, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $25 + HST (free for Studio level members)

  • I412 | Stained glass technique: Small terrarium (March 28, 2020)

    Like a prism these 10-inch by six-inch terrariums are multi-facetted and beveled. Using diamond and triangle bevels, participants will learn how to assemble and solder three-dimensional forms. Decorative soldering will also be covered. Complete your indoor garden with cacti and other succulents.

    All project materials and planting supplies included.

    Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $195 + HST
    Eight participants only. Soldering experience required.


Youth Series

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


There are no youth workshops in the winter 2020 calendar.