Workshops

View our calendar here.
Learn more about our courses and camps here. View the Workshops and courses – Fall 2019 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.


  • M2019-8 | Members’ exclusive: Glass modelling clay (September 14, 2019)

    Spend the day exploring this fun and cool new product from Glass Bird Studios. It allows you to transform glass powder into a firm, non-sticky clay-like material. No moulds or freezing required! Each participating member will receive a complete modelling kit with binder, medium, and instructions, and one 10-inch x 10-inch kiln firing. Bring your own powders and sculpt away!

    Saturday, September 14, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $75 + HST + glass powder (discount does not apply)

  • I404 | Fusing fun: Thanksgiving garden stake (September 21, 2019)

    The next in the seasonal stake series, this fun Thanksgiving-themed fused glass still life stake will satisfy the senses with colour and texture. Using 96 COE glass and accessories, and pings and strings, participants will create a 12-inch x 18-inch piece to display in a black iron stake.

    All materials and firings included (stake is optional).

    Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $245 + HST + stake (optional)
    Stake: $75 + HST (discount does not apply)

  • I405 | Fusing fun: Channeling Picasso (September 28, 2019)

    Did anyone say, “self-portrait”? We dare you! Spend the day creating this bold and wacky character piece using 96 COE glass and accessories. Decorate with pings and strings and dichroic glass for your own unique twist. Beginner fusers are welcome, but glass cutting experience is required.

    96 COE base glass and accessories, and project firing included.
    Requires ½ sq. ft. sheets or off-cuts in four to six colours of 96 COE cathedral glass.

    Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $215 (with stand) + HST + ½ sq. ft. sheets of 96 COE cathedral glass in minimum of four colours
    OR
    $175 (without stand) + HST + ½ sq. ft. sheets of 96 COE cathedral glass in minimum of four colours

  • G120 | Fusing fun: Lacy lights (October 5, 2019)

    Back by popular demand, this workshop explores the theory of glass volume migration in the kiln. Spend the morning learning how to produce the lace-like technique while creating two lovely tea lights with System 96 glass. Draping techniques and stainless steel mould preparation will also be discussed.

    All materials and project firings included.

    Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 10 am to 12 pm
    Fee: $75 + HST

  • G106 | Fusing fun: Glass flowing (October 5, 2019)

    An old favourite and oh so fun, spend the afternoon heating and manipulating System 96 scrap glass into hot glass funky stringers (a whole bunch) and unique rondels (make three). Using clay pots, participants will create material that can be repurposed and redesigned into one-of-a-kind art pieces. Glass compatibility and flow firing will be covered.

    All materials and project firings included.

    Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 2 to 4 pm
    Fee: $50 + HST

  • G234 | Fused glass technique: Mica tree (October 19, 2019)

    Mica, a shiny silicate mineral found as minute scales in granite and other rock, can be captured in glass as an inclusion. Apply Mica by hand and with an airbrush to create a framed 11-inch by 14-inch tiled windswept tree that sparkles in bronze, copper, gold, and silver. Safe handling of Mica during application and firing will be covered.

    All materials and project firings included.

    Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $195 + HST

  • B227 | Beginner glass fusing: Funky wall clock and fun stuff (October 26, 2019)

    Enjoy 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 unique glass jewellery and a one-of-kind mosaic inspired funky wall clock. Glass cutting and hole drilling will also be covered.

    All materials and project firings included.

    Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $195 + HST

  • I406 | Morton technique: Tiered snowflake plates (November 2, 2019)

    ‘Tis the season to serve up hospitality and be merry and there’s no better way to do that than on this three-tiered sparkly snowflake-inspired service. Learn or practice how to use our studio favourite, The Morton System, to cut diamonds and triangles to form a trio of snowflake shaped dishes. Using 96 COE iridescent clear glass, clear dichroic frit, clear backed dichroic glass, and 1/8-inch Durafibre, participants will create sparkle and bas-relief on a 7, 9, and 11-inch diameter dish. Once fired and slumped, participants can choose to drill and assemble their creations or leave them as is to enjoy or gift. For those who have previously created a tiered plate set with us, you can simply switch up your dishes. How about a set for every festive season?

    All materials and project firings included. Stand is optional.

    Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $250 + HST + Stand (optional)

    Stand: $20 + HST (discount does not apply)

  • G235 | Holiday blockbuster: Mini blocks II (November 9, 2019)

    Create six colourful 2-inch square fused glass blocks with bas-relief and loose fibre damming. Using 96 COE cathedral, double thick clear glass, and 1/8-inch Durafiber, participants will carve, stack, and dam their mini blocks for firing. Add to your collection or start one in time to display for the holidays! Several colours and patterns to choose from. Beginners are welcome.

    All materials and project firing included.

    Saturday, November 9, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $195 + HST

  • I407 | Stained glass fun: Holiday hobby came spinners (November 16, 2019)

    Inspired by the holidays, these hobby came wrapped and twisted wire ornaments will add that little extra something to your holiday gift giving. Suspended to spin within their twisted wire armatures, these holiday favourites will include fused decals, pings, and dichroic embellishments. Once completed, the pieces will be electroplated for a durable finish. Several finishes are available, including brushed nickel! No hobby came experience required, but glass cutting and soldering experience is essential.

    All materials and project firings included. Electroplating fee payable at the beginning of the workshop.

    Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 10 am–4 pm
    Fee: $120 + HST + $30 electroplating fee (payable to the instructor on the day of the workshop)

  • I408 | Stained glass fun: Etched and inked bevel beauty (November 23, 2019)

    Glass is compatible with so many applications, so why not acid etch and alcohol ink? A fun addition to our month of holiday projects, these bevel beauties will explore acid etching, alcohol ink application as well as three-dimensional bevel box construction. Participants can choose between a dreidel or diamond shape. Soldering experience required.

    All materials included.

    Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $150 + HST

  • I409 | Fusing and stained glass fun: Santa’s sleigh tablescape (November 30 and December 5, 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
    Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 7 to 10 pm
    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)


Youth Series

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


  • G120 | Fusing fun: Lacy lights (October 5, 2019)

    Back by popular demand, this workshop explores the theory of glass volume migration in the kiln. Spend the morning learning how to produce the lace-like technique while creating two lovely tea lights with System 96 glass. Draping techniques and stainless steel mould preparation will also be discussed.

    All materials and project firings included.

    Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 10 am to 12 pm
    Fee: $75 + HST

  • B227 | Beginner glass fusing: Funky wall clock and fun stuff (October 26, 2019)

    Enjoy 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 unique glass jewellery and a one-of-kind mosaic inspired funky wall clock. Glass cutting and hole drilling will also be covered.

    All materials and project firings included.

    Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $195 + 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