Workshops

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


  • G217 | Finish up, buttercup! (January 13, 20, and 27, 2018)

    Have you previously taken a workshop or course at Glasstronomy Studios and simply ran out of time before you could complete the project? With your instructor’s guidance, and the appropriate tools and materials, you can finally complete your project. Commit, complete, and enjoy!

    To ensure there is space for you on your preferred date(s), please register in advance of those sessions. Space is only available for participants who have a project in progress from a course or workshop they have previously taken in Studio.

    Saturdays, January 13, 20, and 27, 2018, from 10 am–4 pm

    Fee: $20 + HST each day registered (members); $25 + HST each day registered (non-members)

    Limited to eight participants per day

  • I383 | Beginner fusing/intermediate stained glass: Fused and foiled bevel boxes (cross-disciplined) (February 3, 2018)

    Create a custom glass box for your special valentine. This workshop combines the fun of glass fusing with three-dimensional stained glass techniques. Using the mini-kilns, participants will create their own box lid ornament from 96 COE glass and glass accessories. Once fired the one-of-a-kind pieces will become part of a bevelled 4-inch x 6-inch copper foiled tube hinged box. Participants will learn the basic principles of single firing, glass compatibility, box construction, and tube hinging.

    All materials and firing included.

    Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 10 am–4 pm

    Fee: $150 + HST

    Participants must have soldering experience

  • A406 | Advanced fusing: Fused on edge dish (February 10, 2018)

    If you’ve admired our sinks and thicker dishes, this project will give you a taste of fusing on edge. Create a 10-inch square slumped glass dish with clear and coloured 96 COE sheet glass using the fibre damming technique. With a cold-worked and fire polished edge the depth is revealed.

    Clear 96 COE sheet glass, fibres, and firings included.

    Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 10 am–4 pm

    Fee: $175 + HST + 2 sq. ft. assorted 96 COE coloured sheet glass

    Participants must have fusing experience


  • I358 | Tutorial: Fusing fixes 101 (February 17, 2018)

    There is nothing more frustrating than opening the kiln to discover your masterpiece has broken or not turned out as you expected. Bring your fusing foibles and mishaps and learn the tips and tricks from industry professional, Melanie Kidd, on how to correct, heal, and prevent them from happening again. It takes flexibility and imagination to turn challenges into successes.

    Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 10 am–12 pm

    Fee: $25 + HST


  • G186 | Fusing fun: Cast scrap bowl (February 17, 2018)

    Here's a great technique to use up all your scrap fusing glass! Spend the afternoon learning about loose fibre damming and multi-layer cathedral tinting while creating a collage that will be cold worked and slumped into a stunning 12-inch bowl.

    All materials and firings included.

    Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 1–4 pm

    Fee: $150 + HST

    Beginners are welcome


  • I371 | Mould making 101: Ceramic, fibre, and powder draping and slumping moulds (February 24, 2018)

    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. Explore the techniques used for fibre, powder, and clay hand-made mould creation. Each participant will create one clay and one fibre mould that will be kiln fired ready to use. Please bring several ceramic, plastic, or stainless steel commercially made shallow formed bowls, dishes, or items no larger than 12-inch x 12-inch that you would like to imitate.

    All materials and firings included.

    Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 10 am–4 pm

    Fee: $195 + HST

  • B219 | Fusing technique: Morton stacked squares serving dish (March 3, 2018)

    Learn to use our favourite multi-cutting tool, the Morton System, while creating a fabulously fun geometric fused and slumped dish. Using cathedral and opal 96 COE coloured sheet glass, participants will learn about glass compatibility and volume manipulation as they build their irregular-edged serving dish, approximately 12-inch square.

    96 COE coloured fusing glass package and firings included.

    Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 10 am–4 pm

    Fee: $195 + HST

  • I384 | Fusing fun: Easter stake (March 10, 2018)

    The next in the seasonal stake series, this fun Easter-themed fused glass character stake dazzles with dichroic glass. Using 96 COE glass and accessories, black backed dichroic glass, 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, March 10, 2018, from 10 am–4 pm

    Fee: $295 + HST (includes stake); $235 + HST (without stake)


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 winter 2018 session.