Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28 9:30am – 4:00pm || This beginner’s level workshop introduces the art and science of glass beadmaking. Using a bead maker’s torch & rods of Italian glass, students will learn basic bead shapes, decorating techniques, use of hand tools, glass theory and safety. Students will go home with many glass beads they have made.
Saturday, June 3 10:00am – 3:30pm || In this course you will learn the basics of stained glass, cutting, grinding, fitting, and soldering, while making up to three projects. The projects to choose from are a dragonfly, feather, and butterfly.
Saturday, June 10 9:30am – 4:00pm || In this fun and informative beginner’s class, we will explore the basics of kiln fusing. Learn how to cut, grind, layer and fit glass as well as explore the medium using sheet glass, frits, stringers and noodles in your projects. Students may choose from molds at the Arts Centre or choose to make wall hanging pieces. No previous glass experience necessary. Students will return at a later date to pick up their fused pieces.
Saturdays, June 17 to 24 10:00am – 4:00pm || This class is designed to introduce you to a technique other than the copper foil method and teaches you the basics of working with lead channel. Using a design chosen by the instructor, students will learn to how to construct a stained glass panel using lead came. Basic glass cutting, pattern preparation, reinforcing and finishing will also be covered.
Saturday, July 15 9:30am – 3:30pm || Fun and easy to learn! This class is designed to introduce students to the art of stained glass using copper foil method of construction. During this one-day class students will learn pattern preparation, glass cutting, soldering and more while making a simple suncatcher. This class will provide students with all the knowledge they need to continue on with this fun and enjoyable art form.
Saturday, July 22 10:00am – 3:30pm || Spring and summer is the perfect time of year for preparing our beautiful garden and stained glass stepping stones are such an exquisite addition to a garden. Please join us in creating the perfect stained glass stepping stone for your garden.
Monday – Friday, August 21 to 25 10:00am – 4:00pm || In this beginner’s workshop, we will explore kiln fusing in this intensive and informative 5 day class. Learn how to cut, grind and fit glass as well as explore the medium using frits, stringers, high temperature paints, dichroic paper as well as frit in your projects. Students may choose from molds at the centre or choose to make wall hanging pieces.
Monday – Friday, August 28 to September 1 10:00am – 4:00pm || This intensive one week beginner’s level workshop introduces the art and science of glass beadmaking. Using a bead maker’s torch and rods of Italian glass, students will learn basic bead shapes, decorating techniques, use of hand tools, glass theory and safety. More advanced techniques will be explored as interest and skill level allows. Students will go home with many, many glass beads they have made.