mala (plural malas or mala) A bead or a set of beads for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra.
Join Charlotte on the riverbank for a peaceful afternoon stringing a glass bead bracelet and learning how to use a mala for meditation.
Saturday September 9th 2-4pm $65/person
This workshop will take place at the riverfront of our new location at 279 Borden Road.
Learn how to use papyrus paper and fibre paper to create new dimensions in fused glass. We will be working small but these techniques can easily be translated into bigger pieces. Five different sample pieces will be created to play with the different techniques. Previous fusing experience is an asset but not mandatory.
Thursday September 21st 6:30-8:30 $35/student
Mushrooms Workshop! Sandra Allen will teach how to create cute glass and copper mushrooms (three!) No experience necessary. $40/per person.
Wednesday August 16th 7-9pm
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.
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Contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Some previous fusing experience is helpful but not necessary. Sandra Allen and Kevin Wilson will guide you through a variety of techniques for creating shapes in molten glass using a propane torch. Then fuse those elements into a base glass in the kiln.
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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 email@example.com 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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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
This four week class 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. 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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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 6:30-7:30 and the last Friday of the month from 10am-11am.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com
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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
CWOG FaceBook glass chat group
We have created a special private group to ask questions and offer videos and inspiration to further your glass fusing experience.
Come out to the studio to choose a locally hand crafted bar of soap by Janmade Soaps and design your own matching fused glass soap dish to go with it. Choose from a wide selection of colours and embellishments. No experience necessary.
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KILN CASTING LEVEL I – ONE DAY COURSE + ½ DAY FOR UN-MOLDING THE FOLLOWING WEEK. (No Experience necessary)
Next session is in the spring. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and learn about glass casting from one of the area’s finest sculptors in glass!
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For students who have already completed the beginner course or equivalent. Spend time in the studio with full use of the tools. Glass and supplies can be purchased from Jennifer. This is not teaching time but there will be supervision. $10/hour and kiln time for one firing is included with studio rental.
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Jump in any time and start a project of your choice! Purchase four session packages and keep going as long as you have more projects to make.
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