Class Outlines:

Intro to Beadmaking (3 hour class) $80
Gain some new skills and make your own glass beads! During this class you will learn how to pull stringers and make round beads while using the stringers to apply colourful patterns to the bead surface. Tools and materials are provided for the class.

Beginner Beadmaking (4 week session, 2.5 hours/week) $250
Delve into the world of glass bead making and learn how to create your own beads while exploring a range of techniques. Each week we will cover one or two topics including surface design application, colour reactions, shaping, encasing and free form sculptural beads. Tools and materials are provided for the class.

Hollow Beads (3 hour class) $80
If you like the way light travels through glass then this is the class for you! Learn how to make hollow beads using the coiled disc method. Some previous experience is required. Tools and materials are provided for the class.

Blown Beads I (3 hour class) $80
Learn how to blow round glass beads using a miniature blowpipe! This technique will open up a whole new world to experienced bead makers. Tools and materials are provided, additional $10 for your own mini blowpipe.

Blown Beads II (3 hour class) $80
Hone your miniature glassblowing skills and achieve odd shapes while employing gravity and other useful tools. Learn where to apply heat and how long to wait, wait, wait until you pull! Tools and materials are provided, additional $10 for your own mini blowpipe.

Soft Glass Sculpture I (2 week session, 2.5 hours/week) $130
Abandon your mandrels and create nature-inspired sculpture such as leaves and flowers using glass puntils and a variety of other tools. Tools and materials are provided for the class.

Soft Glass Sculpture II (2 week session, 2.5 hours/week) $130
Create figurative sculpture employing the Venetian technique. Learn about gathering large amounts of glass, heat control and puntils. Tools and materials are provided for the class.

Borosilicate - Intro to Blowing (2 week session, 2.5 hours/week) $150
Gain knowledge of the tools and techniques used to create blown objects using borosilicate tubing. We will cover some colour application. Tools and materials are provided for the class.

Borosilicate - Intro to Sculpture (2 week session, 2.5 hours/week) $150
Focus on solid borosilicate work while engaging in the methods used to form sculptural pieces. Learn about bridging, making smooth joints and other important practices. Tools and materials are provided for the class.

Borosilicate Marbles (3 hour class) $80
Immerse yourself in the beauty of these spherical forms with colourful detailed inclusions. Flowers, bubbles or stretched dots are magnified through the lens created by the clear encasement. Learn about implosion, compression and the use of puntils.

Borosilicate (4 week session, 2.5 hours/week) $275
A guided exploration of the material itself, including colours, methods of colour application, specific tools and the techniques used to create both blown and sculptural borosilicate pieces. Tools and materials are provided for the class.

Torch Time

We offer torch time! If you need a place to practice flameworking, you can come and work in our beautiful facility.

Provided with torch time: rose didymium glasses and some basic tools.

$15/hour or $125/10 hours

Flameworking Studio Spaces

If you love flameworking and need a place to set up your very own studio, monthly and yearly rentals are also available. Imagine having your own personal space within our open and sharing environment!

Please ask about the many perks we offer to our members (free wifi and so much more!)