This course is designed to be portable! I have been asked to do offsite glass parties and find that most projects do not lend themselves to transportation. However, this project is portable. If you would like to plan a party at your home or office to create these one of a kind hanging peacock feathers email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn to shape strands of glass in a range of colours to create a 6″x12″ hanging. This project is a very zen activity and is always good with a glass of wine.
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Learn to create realistic three dimensional glass feathers. Jennifer Kelly has spent countless hours experimenting with her own techniques to create feathers that are realistic and versatile. She is now ready to share her process with the glass community. The course will include powder techniques as well as use of vitrigraph, torch, and candle. This one day class is from 10am-4pm. Each participant will create 6 sculptural feathers, a 6.5” bowl with feather, and a window hanging with feather. Light refreshments included. There will be a one hour break for lunch at noon.
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This shorter introduction to photography in glass gives students a taste of the process on a two layer 5″x6″ glass arc. In two sessions students will create their own standing glass image.
Prerequisite: Intro to Fusing or equivalent
**NOTE: photographs must be emailed to Jennifer no later than august 15th. Cut off for registering for this class will also be august 15th. For questions about photos please email Jennifer at email@example.com
$150/student includes all materials.
class dates: Friday September 7th 10-noon & Friday September 14th 10-noon
This exciting new class is offered by clay and glass artist Martine Marceau.
In two sessions students will learn how to create a clay mould for casting a glass leaf. Martine will demonstrate how to prepare the mould and how to manipulate the shape of the glass in hot and cold techniques. Each student will create a clay mould and a glass leaf. These techniques can be adapted for all kinds of cast glass designs. Both clay and glass can be fired in the kilns at Current Works of Glass.
Dates: Friday, August 10th & 17th 2-4pm
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Learn to create six glass coasters using a variety of glass in the studio.
No experience necessary as all instruction is provided. Each student will create their own designs in the colours of their choice. The glass will be fired in our kilns and ready for pick up within a week. A lovely wood coaster holder is included for each student.
$65/student includes all glass, instruction, and coster holder
Sunday November 11th 10-noon BOOK ONLINE
This workshop also makes an excellent private party. Private bookings require a minimum of six on the weekend and four during the week and a maximum of ten. Contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a date.
We will each create four unique glass panels to fit into a white indoor/outdoor metal lantern. All instructions and materials are supplied. No experience necessary!
We will use cut glass, crushed glass, rods, stringers, beads, and more. Each piece will be in your own design. Continue reading Fused Glass Lantern Workshop
We have new designs this year! Photos coming soon!
Create any four glass ornaments for $50. No experience necessary as instruction will be given for each ornament. You are welcome to follow our step by step instruction or create your own design. We have set workshops if you want to join a group OR you can gather some friends or family and book a private session at a time that works for you (minimum six people maximum ten people).
Sunday December 2nd 10am-noon BOOK ONLINE
Saturday December 8th 2-4pm BOOK ONLINE
Saturday December 15th 10am-noon BOOK ONLINE
Gestural intuitive marks all made by you. What is your mark?
This is an exciting and very liberating method of creating beautiful art.
Join accomplished calligrapher and abstract artist Karen Wynne Mackay for a morning of discovery. Work on paper with handmade and machine made tools, ink, gesso and paint -explore your creative mark making side.
We will have a break for lunch (weather permitting) by the river. Please bring your lunch or you can pop out to Carleton Place for something (fifteen minute drive from the studio). Complimentary beverages are provided.
Then in the afternoon you will discover how to translate your mark making into glass. Each student will create two 4″x6″ glass art pieces that sit in a cork wood base. These are unique sculptural pieces that look wonderful in natural light or with a candle. We will use powdered glass, hand pulled glass, and crushed glass with a variety of tools.
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Now this will be a fun day!
The dynamic and crazy talented Kate Green will be at the studio for a special visit to teach how to sketch and draw trees.
After approximately two hours of instruction with Kate there will be a lunch break. Please bring something to eat. Beverages are provided. If weather permits we can eat outside by the river and under some lovely old trees.
In the afternoon we will explore techniques for producing trees in glass using glass powder and crushed glass. Each student will create a 6×6″ glass tree scene. This glass can be curved if you would like it to stand on its own. Jennifer will be guiding the afternoon session.
Come out and celebrate trees with us!
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Our original four session course has been combined into two four hour sessions so you will get all the information you need to get started in two visits. This course is a great introduction to fusing and art glass techniques. You will learn to create a number of projects from jewellery to plates. Once finished you will not only have beautiful art to display but you will also have an excellent grasp of how glass behaves at different temperatures as well as the basics for many different techniques. Each student will create a bowl, a platter, a few small dishes and coasters, a pendant, and an ornament. This introduction will give you the skills required to rent studio time and further your practice in glass. Careful glass is very addictive!
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This class is for students who have completed a beginner class or equivalent. The focus of this intensive class will be the use of powders in a variety of techniques. Shading, mixing with binders, cold combing, wafers, and sculpting powder surface textures are some of the effects covered. The focus is on one of a kind pieces so students will make their own designs for stencils, and create their own layered thick designs on clear bases. The focus is on techniques and not a specific project at the end. You will finish with a large series of sample tiles to be used as reference for your future projects. We use a lot of powder!!
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This is a two class project for students with previous fused glass experience.
This 6″x8″ all glass landscape is created entirely with glass powders. We will also create a glass base to display the finished piece.
Each student will also come away with a selection of smaller pieces that can be used for pendants, key chains, etc. Continue reading Colourful Landscape in Powder
Learn how to set up a vitrigraph kiln, pull a variety of shapes, create patterns and marbling. Each student will have a collection of vitrigraph stringer to use in their future glass projects.
No experience necessary but people who have taken the intro to fusing or equivalent will get the most out of this demonstration.
$10/person (must register in advance)
Next Demo: Saturday April 28 at 10am
All the fun of our other parties but this time each participant creates a 10″ bowl Clear circles are pre-cut then participants use various colours and types of glass to create the design. Minimum three and maximum nine participants.
Book your own private session or jump into one of our scheduled events.
Private Party bookings require a minimum of six people on weekends and four people for weekday bookings.
$65/person includes all materials
Saturday November 24th 10am-noon BOOK ONLINE
Grab your mate and come to the studio for a new and fun experience! Each couple will create a large bowl using a variety of techniques. No experience is necessary but experienced glass artists will also get some new ideas. All tools and glass is provided to make a 13-15″ bowl or platter (each couple chooses their preferred shape/size). BYOB
Private Bookings require a minimum of three couples and a maximum of four couples.
$150/couple (includes snacks and non-alcohol beverages)
Patrick is showing off an example of the glass platter that he created for Couples Night.
Contact Jennifer at email@example.com to book any day and time that suits. There is no minimum number to participate so book for one person or several. This is a one hour session without glass cutting. We have loads of colourful glass in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Your assembled pendant will go in the kiln and be ready for you within 48 hours.
Cost per student for one pendant: $10
Pick a night (or during the day) and grab some friends for a unique experience!
Choose from a variety of options such as pendants, sun-catchers or coasters and mosaic 8×10″ dishes. Spend approximately two hours playing with glass and visiting with friends. At the end of the evening your creations go into the kiln. Finished pieces are ready for pick up within a week. This class offers a little bit of glass teaching and a lot of creativity and laughter. Read more for details:
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Make your own soap dish to match one of our locally made bars of soap. This is a fun one hour workshop with no experience necessary. A great opportunity to come out on your own or with a friend or relative. Class times are booked on demand so email Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time.
$20/soap dish (includes a bar of soap).
Note: the next session of the photos in thick glass will be in January 2018. We will be offering a mini two session course in October 2017. Details coming soon!
Here it is! This class has been requested so many times I have lost count. It is a tricky one to plan so it took me a while to work out the details.
Students will learn how to embed photography into thick fused glass. We will work on how to prepare your photographs, design and composition of the photo and the finished glass piece, adding powdered glass designs for additional depth and interest, and planning for multi step complex glass art.
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Learn Hot Combing or Pattern Bar Techniques at Current Works of Glass
Hot Combing and Pattern bar techniques are wonderful for decorative panels, bowls, platters, dishes, and even jewellery. They are also great as tiles for blown glass roll ups. We are offering private lessons on both techniques. Each tile involves approximately three visits to the studio to learn the different steps.
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One hour of brain storming and Q&A on all things glass. Bring your ideas, questions, or simply curiosity and we will chat about it. Free for Studio Time Card holders and $5 at the door for everyone else.
Sessions are held on the last Thursday of the month from 10am-11am.
Please email email@example.com to register.
Enjoy time at the studio! No experience necessary to make a mosaic sun-catcher or 5×10″ dish and a pendant. The entire mosaic is glass when complete- no glue! This class can be booked for any day for one or more people. Please contact Jennifer to arrange a time. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Drawing and Glass is a collaborative venture with painter Mary Pfaff and glass artist Jennifer Anne Kelly. They have joined forces to bring you an inspired workshop that has the makings for you to explore two different yet beautifully complementary mediums.
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No previous glass experience is required. This two hour session offers students an introduction to sandblasting on glass. Students will use the drill press to drill a hole in a glass base then sandblast an image. We will use glass ornaments as our “test piece”. Once students complete this intro course they are welcome to rent time on the sandblaster. Note: any glass can be etched in our sandblasting room. Once you have learned the basics you can bring in wine glasses, vases, anything glass and personalize it.
September 7th 7-8:30pm BOOK ONLINE
September 19th 10-11:30 am BOOK ONLINE