At Da Artisti, we are blessed with an in-house teacher with a passion for fused glass. After taking lessons with Jennifer Kelly from Current Works of Glass in Almonte, Wendy, the owner, fell in love with this medium and has been enthusiastic about offering lessons and sharing her knowledge ever since.
We offer 1-on-1 and group introductory and intermediate fused glass lessons, and provide all the knowledge, tools and materials needed to succeed. Private group classes can be made available upon request.
Lessons will be posted in the section below. If you can’t attend a lesson due to scheduling conflicts, simply reach out to us and we’ll see if we can accommodate you for another time.
Lessons in different mediums are offered from time to time depending on demand and availability of experienced teachers.
Due to the nature of this service, we would ask that you contact us to obtain more information.
Intro to Glass Fusion Part 1 -
Wednesday March 9th from 10am - 1pm
This is a 3-hour class where participants will create a 5" x 10" plate, a 4.5" x 4.5" soap dish and a glass pendant using dichroic glass. Students will learn about cutting and breaking glass, the main properties of glass and how to use that knowledge when creating their pieces. Cost is $75 + hst, all tools and supplies included. Use the tool below to register; or send us an email for more details!
Intro to Glass Fusion Part 2 -
Saturday March 10th from 10 am to 1 pm
This is a 3-hour class where participants will create an 8" bowl, 2 glass coasters using enamels and a candle holder using bubble powders. Cost is $75 + hst, all tools and supplies included. Use the tool below to register or send us an email for more details!
Introduction to Warm Glass for Teenagers - March 11th - March 13th
Are your teens "sort of bored"? Want to challenge them and get them away from gaming a few hours during March Break? We've created an intro class just for them... In the course of 12 hours spread over 3 afternoons, they will learn about the art form, the properties of glass important in glass fusing, learn and practice their cutting skills, plan projects and prepare the design sheets and other glass shapes to integrate in their larger glass pieces. They will discover the use of glass enamels, glass powders and frit, glass stringers and other glass shapes, and explore the behaviour of glass when heated at different temperatures in the kiln. They will create a 5" x 10" sun catcher, a set of 4 coasters, a 12" bowl, platter or vase, a 5" x 12.5" plate and a candle holder. The workshops will run from Monday to Wednesday from noon to 4 pm, and will be conducted in English and in French. Cost is $325 + hst and all supplies and snacks are included. Use the tool below to register; or send us an email for more details!
Non-Traditional approach to pâte de verre with Evelyn Gottschall Baker (May 16-May 19)
This 4-Day intensive workshop with Evelyn is not for the faint of heart. In the first two days of this workshop, you will be leaving your molds behind.
You will learn how to make your very own Calla Lily with pâte de verre using your hands and simple tools. On last two days, you'll learn to make your own molds using non-traditional items; and reproduce that non-traditional item with glass! $795+tax/person. Use the tool below to register; or send us an email for more details!