Workshops

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

Welcome to Glasstronomy Studios’ adult art glass workshop program. 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.


  • G225 | Fusing fun: Textural tea light sculpture (September 8, 2018)

    Enjoy the way light sparkles from this textured sculptural light screen. Using 96 COE cathedral glass, participants will create an 8-inch by 10-inch curved tea light screen on a clear glass base. Glass compatibility, tack and slump firing, and glass base construction will be covered.

    All materials and project firings included.

    Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 10 am–4 pm

    Fee: $125 + HST

    Beginners are welcome.


  • G226 | Fusing fun: Scrap it dish duo (September 15, 2018)

    Are you fascinated with bright colours and molten glass? Jazz things up with a splash of colour at your next gathering with this dish and bowl combo. Exploring two different ways to use leftover 96 COE glass, participants will create a 12-inch serving square dish and a 4-inch square combed glass dip bowl. Glass combing in the mini kilns and glass damming will also be covered.

    All materials and project firings included.

    Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 10 am–2 pm

    Fee: $195 + HST

    Beginners are welcome.


  • B223 | Fusing technique: Woven glass (September 22 and 29, 2018)

    How is glass weaving possible? During this two-morning workshop, participants will learn how to manipulate glass strips using ¼-inch Duraboard to create unique patterns and basket like inspirations. Spend the first morning making weave molds and as many glass strips that will fit on a 12-inch by 24-inch Duraboard base. Return the following week to weave unique combinations and create a one-of-a-kind piece that will be fired and slumped. The Duraboard is reusable so you will have the opportunity to explore this technique on your own. Strip cutting and basic mould preparation will be covered.

    3 sq. ft. Duraboard and project firings included.

    Saturday, September 22, and Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 10 am–12 pm

    Fee: $195 + HST + 96 COE sheet glass

  • B224 | Freeze and fire fusing technique: Scattered leaves clock (September 22 and 29, 2018)

    We love the way the leaves look scattered on the ground this time of year. Yellows on reds on greens, the fall palette is nature’s send off to summer. During this two-afternoon workshop, participants will use 96 COE glass powders and frit to layer, blend, and freeze their silicon mould creations. Make as many leaves as possible on the first afternoon and return the following week to “scatter” them to create an 8-inch wall clock. Each participant will receive their own leaf mould kit.

    All materials and project firings included.

    Saturday, September 22, and Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 1–4 pm

    Fee: $225 + HST

  • I389 | Intermediate soldering technique: Copper scape (October 13, 2018) | FULL

    Have you been saving a special piece of stained glass for just the right project? This is the workshop that will showcase it! In this sculptural, textural and multi-layered project, participants will explore all the different ways copper can be used with stained glass. Using natural found objects, punches, and overlay techniques, participants will create an original freestanding glass and copper sculpture.

    1 lb. solder, 12-inch square sheet copper foil, and chemicals included.

    Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 10 am–4 pm

    Fee: $125 + HST + stained glass + foraged objects

    Soldering experience required.

    THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

  • I390 | Fused glass wall sculpture: Tropical fish panorama (October 20 and 27, 2018)

    Explore colour and movement and create a 30-inch x 16-inch fused glass wall sculpture during this two-day workshop. Whether enhancing your living space, child’s room, or bathroom, no one can deny the appeal and whimsy of swimming fish! Using 96 COE glass and accessories, participants will make eight brightly coloured fused glass tropical fish. Once fired and slumped, the fish will be applied to a custom made moulded steel wall structure.

    All materials and project firings included.

    Saturday, October 20, and Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10 am–4 pm

    Fee: $420 + HST



  • I391 | Intermediate Morton technique: Fused glass games table (November 3, 2018) | FULL

    Fun and functional! Here’s the gift for that hard to please recipient on your gift list this holiday season. Participants will learn how to use the Morton System to produce not one but two game boards that will be fired and applied to a 15-inch square reversible end table top. Using 96 COE glass, participants will create a classic checker board and backgammon board with interchangeable game pieces. Including sachets and dice, this combo is ready to use or gift.

    Duraboard, project firings, and table included.

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

    Fee: $275 + HST + 96 COE sheet glass

    Optional: 96 COE glass package ($100 + HST)

    No beginners please.

    THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL





  • I392 | Fusing fun: Festive holiday stake (November 10, 2018) | FULL

    The latest in the seasonal stake series, this fun, winter-themed fused glass character stake will make all who see it smile. Using 96 COE glass and accessories, vitrigraph candy cane stringers, pings and frit, participants will create a 12-inch x 18-inch piece to display in a black iron stake.

    All materials and project firings included. Stake is optional.

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

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

    THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

  • I393 | Intermediate hobby came technique: Holiday card display holders (November 17, 2018)

    Whether to gift or to add colour, function, and sparkle to your holiday decorating, these shiny stained and hobby came creations are a must for the season. Participants will learn how to wrap with hobby lead, and ornament with wire while creating three holiday-inspired greeting card holders. Equipped with a hanging hook, these durable electroplated pieces will be joined by ribbon ready to hang on a curtain rail, door, or wall to display the season’s holiday greetings.

    All materials included. Electroplating fee payable on day of workshop.

    Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 10 am–4 pm

    Fee: $125 + HST + $60 electroplating fee

    No beginners please.







  • G227 | Fusing fun: Holiday decal day (November 24, 2018)

    What can you make with one square foot of white 96 COE fusing glass and an envelope of holiday decals? Join us and make a multitude of projects to give or keep: one 6-inch dish, one standing wave sculpture card holder, two ornaments, and four gift tags/ornaments. Fun and festive, these pieces will enhance your holiday gift giving 100%. Participants will learn how to apply decals and make the best use of one square foot of fusing glass.

    All materials and project firings included.

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

    Fee: $175 + HST

    Five participants only




  • B225 | Fusing fun: Holiday ornament day (December 1, 2018)

    Happy holidays to all our members and customers. As a close to the season, we invite you to an ornament open house. Come all day or just a couple of hours and make as many fused glass ornaments as you can. Using 96 COE glass and accessories, participants can create angels, penguins, snowmen, trees, and many more holiday inspired wire hung creations. Whether gifting or keeping they are sure to add beauty to any holiday setting. Merry Christmas!

    All materials and project firings included.

    Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10 am–4 pm

    Fee: $5/ornament + $25 Studio fee (free to Studio level members) + HST



  • G114 | Open studio session (December 15, 2018)

    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, December 15, 2018, from 10 am–4 pm

    Fee: $25 + HST (free to Studio level members)


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 2018 session.