The Mica techniques workshop is for students with a minimum of basic fusing experience. This workshop covers a variety of techniques for including mica powder in small and large fused glass projects. The first class will cover three different techniques and each student will create small experimental pieces to play with the variety of options. In the second class students will view the results of their experimental pieces and then create an 8″x10″ (or equivalent size) platter. Course fee includes instruction, glass, and six packages of different tints of mica (enough mica to do loads of projects beyond the course). Very exciting!!
March 27 & April 3rd: FULL
Thursday May 24 & 31 7-9pm BOOK ONLINE
For cancellations more than 4 weeks ahead of the course date 90% refund or alternative course booking. For cancellations within four weeks of the course date 50% refund. No refund will be given for cancellations within 7 days of the course.
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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No experience necessary for this fun collection of spring inspired glass. Create a dragonfly, a 3″x9″ plant stake, and a woven mini plant pot basket. There is ample opportunity for you to create your own designs or follow our demo designs. All supplies and tools are included.
Sunday March 18 10am-noon BOOK ONLINE
Saturday March 31st 10am-noon BOOK ONLINE
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.
Our afternoon will start with a demonstration of how glass beads are created on a torch and an opportunity to purchase additional beads. The demonstration will be performed by Sandra Allen and Kevin Wilson.
Fee: $75/person: Includes enough beads to create one bracelet, instruction, meditation, and light refreshments.
Next Session: Sunday June 10th 1pm-3:30 BOOK ONLINE
*A portion of this workshop will take place at the riverfront so please dress for the weather.
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
Create your own one of a kind copper or stainless steel cuff. Each participant will etch a design into the metal then choose from a huge selection of glass gems for embellishment. Cuffs will be ready to take home the same day.
$55/student all materials included
Saturday January 13th 1-3pm
Sunday February 4th 1-3pm
All the fun of our other parties but this time each participant creates a 10″ bowl and two pendants. 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. $65/person includes all materials
Just added! Sunday March 25th 2-4pm BOOK ONLINE
Just Added! Saturday April 7th 10-noon BOOK ONLINE
Just Added MOTHER’S DAY!! Sunday May 13th 2-4pm BOOK ONLINE
Just Added: Saturday June 23rd 10-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
November Couples night is now full.
Friday January 19th 7-9:30pm BOOK ONLINE FULL
Friday February 16th 7-9:30pm BOOK ONLINE
Friday March 16th 7-9:30pm BOOK ONLINE
Patrick is showing off an example of the glass platter that he created for Couples Night.
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 January 30th. Cut off for registering for this class will also be January 30th. For questions about photos please email Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday February 21st & 28th 10am
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 6:30-7:30 and the last Friday 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
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.
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 email@example.com
Come and learn about glass casting from one of the area’s finest sculptors in glass!
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