Educational institutions | Collaboration: Public art projects

As arts creatives, we look for ways to collaborate with other artists and find opportunities to translate their narratives into glass. We have partnered with Unionville High School on several collaborative sculptural projects that have been displayed in interior and exterior public spaces.

If you are interested in having your school or organization participate in a collaborative partnership, contact Education Director, Melanie Kidd.

  • 2017 | Unionville High School | Reverence

    Glasstronomy Studios partnered with Unionville High School on a project inspired by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit creative expression. The project consisted of five sculptures, four carved wood and glass pieces representing the four elements: air, earth, fire, and water, and the central sculptural piece representing the unity of the four elements.

    Participating students worked in Studio and at school to complete and assemble the sculptures that were displayed at the Aurora Cultural Centre.

  • 2018 | Unionville High School | Due North

    Due North: Unpacking the Personal Narratives and Experience of English Language Learners, was a community partnership with Unionville High School and the Markham Museum as part of the Myseum: Intersections | Arrivals + Departures festival. Unionville High School’s English language learners were paired with Arts Unionville students to share their stories about arriving in Canada. Visual art students interpreted these narratives into fused glass and metal sculptures. Students spent time in Studio to plan and craft the glass elements. These pieces were mounted on metal stakes and displayed on the grounds of Markham Museum and later the Markham Civic Centre.

    For more information on the project, see Building Community Through Authentic Art by Shane Clodd and Ann Y.K. Choi.

    View the Project trailer