Workshops

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

Looking forward to summer? Book some vacation or "me" time and participate in our adult art glass summer camp program! View the Adult art glass summer camp – Summer 2019 brochure. Are you a beginner? Check out the stained glass and fused glass beginner camps that are dedicated to teaching you technique and best practices. Registration opens on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

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.


  • G198 | Stained glass technique: Copper overlay silhouette (April 13, 2019)

    Did you dream into the coloured swirls of the art glass in The Lark, seeing the perfect form or scene? Learn how to create the story with copper and solder and apply it to the surface of your glass inspiration. Participants will create a framed 9-inch window hanging during this one-day workshop, while learning design transfer, copper overlay soldering and finishing techniques. Bring that special piece of glass that inspires you or purchase one the day of the class. Solder, chemicals and sheet foil included.

    Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $95 + HST + 10-inch square piece of art glass

    The Glassed Over Project tie-in — If you visit The Glassed Over Project at Markham Museum during its run, take a selfie with your favourite panel and get 10% off each April 2019 workshop you register for. Simply email the selfie to edu@glasstronomystudios.ca to qualify.

  • I398 | Intermediate glass fusing: Architectural glass picture (April 27, 2019)

    Are you ready to expand your fused glass repertoire while being inspired by architecture? As seen in 197 Main Street, the McKay House panel in The Glassed Over Project, this fused glass picture will explore the ways to create dimension and structure in fused glass. Using 96 COE sheet glass, frit, and powder, participants will create siding, windowpanes, gingerbread trim and front entrances. Pattern breakdown, multi-layered construction techniques and kiln programming will be covered. Participants will create an 8-inch x 10-inch fused glass picture. Bring a picture of your favourite architectural building. Glass frit, powder, stringers, and firings included.

    Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $195 + HST + 96 COE sheet glass for the main body of the building

    The Glassed Over Project tie-in — If you visit The Glassed Over Project at Markham Museum during its run, take a selfie with your favourite panel and get 10% off each April 2019 workshop you register for. Simply email the selfie to edu@glasstronomystudios.ca to qualify.

  • I401 | Stained glass technique: Blue heron electroplated garden stake (May 4, 2019)

    Welcome spring to your garden with this three-dimensional stained glass blue heron. Join plating guru, Pauline Selkirk, for a full day of glass, hobby came, and wire, and create this 18-inch multi-layered garden and weather friendly stake. Once complete, pieces will be electroplated for a durable and shiny black finish.

    All materials included. Electroplating fee payable directly to the instructor.

    Limited to eight participants

    Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $175 + HST + $20 plating fee payable to instructor on day of workshop
    THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

  • I402 | Fusing fun: Summer stake (May 11, 2019)

    Do you have a butterfly garden? How about a butterfly in your garden? The next in our fused glass stake series, The Monarch, boasts bold colours, multiple ornamentation techniques, dichroic accents and a frit background. Using 96 COE glass and accessories, dichroic glass, pings and strings, participants will create a 12-inch x 18-inch piece to display in a black iron stake.

    Some glass and glass accessories and project firing included. Flower glass not included. Stake is optional.

    Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $295 (includes stake) OR $235 (without stake) + HST + Flower glass (2-1/2 sq. ft. of your choice of 96 COE coloured sheet glass)

  • I361 | Stained glass fun: Patio stone (May 25 and 30, 2019)

    Celebrate the coming of summer at the Studio by making a 16-inch hexagonal stained glass patio stone. These bold patterns are a beautiful way to add colour and expression to your garden path or flowerbed. They can also become a patio table when added to a wrought iron table stand (stands not included). Participants will learn how to prepare a pattern and plastic mould for glass and concrete. Once complete, participants will return to pour the concrete. There are several patterns to choose from.

    Accent stained glass, concrete, full size patterns, and use of professional moulds included.

    Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm AND Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 7 to 10 pm
    Fee: $195 + HST + some stained glass

  • G199 | Exploring frit: Powder migration (June 1, 2019)

    Some of the many wonders of glass fusing are the different effects we can create using crushed glass. Spend the day exploring the finest of all glass frit: powder. Manipulating the effects of lightweight particles under heat allows for the effects of migration to be exposed in a beautiful multi-ringed pattern. Using the mini kilns, participants will experiment with different techniques and colours, while creating four sample tiles. Participants will complete the exercise with a 12-inch fused and slumped dish displaying their favourite migration effect.

    Glass powders, durafibre and project firings included.

    Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $195 + HST + 96 COE base glass

  • I305 | Stained glass technique: Decorative soldering (June 6, 2019)

    Do you struggle with your soldering? Does your solder “spit, pit, or prick”? Do you wonder what role flux plays or why there are different solder ratios? Find out why and how to achieve the perfect look. This workshop will also teach how to pearl, bridge and pull your solder into several decorative styles that will enhance your copper foil projects.

    All materials included.

    Limited to eight participants

    Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 7 to 10 pm
    Fee: $75 + HST

  • I403 | Fusing fun: Fused koi fish table fountain (June 8, 2019)

    We believe that art glass belongs everywhere and are always on the lookout for different ways to display our beautiful fused glass creations: whether in frames, metal armatures, stands, or tables. This season’s discovery includes water! Applied to a commercial 10.5-inch x 26-inch lighted table fountain, these clear, iridescent and dichroic koi fish add all the “Wow!” with their elegance and sparkle. In this one-day workshop, participants will explore the different ways to use the new Oceanside stained glass fusible clear textures with clear frit, vitrigraph stringers, iridescent, and dichroic glass for dramatic results. Once fired, these pieces will be applied to a loose powder mould for soft slumping and adhered to the assembled fountain. Fountain orders must be placed by May 24, 2019.

    All materials and project firings included.

    Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm
    Fee: $495 + HST
    THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL


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 spring 2019 calendar