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, our founder, fell in love with this medium and has been enthusiastic about offering lessons and sharing her knowledge ever since.
We will be offering 1-on-1 and group introductory fused glass lessons, and provide all the knowledge, tools and materials needed to succeed. Private group classes can be made available upon request.
Lessons in different mediums will be offered 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.
Night Light Workshop with Wendy Canci
In this 2 hour course, Wendy Canci will be showing you how to create your own fused glass night light! No prior experience is necessary, and all materials are included! Little ones welcome, provided mom or dad stick around! $27+HST/person.
Non-Traditional Pâte de verre with Evelyn Gottschall Baker
Learn to create a free-form Calla Lily from glass paste without the use of a mold. Hand-sculpting using pate-de-verre (glass paste) techniques is very different from traditional pate-de-verre methods. The first two days will be devoted to creating a calla lily. Students will learn how to mix glass paste to the proper consistency so that it can be shaped both by hand and by using simple tools. Once the initial shape is made, students will learn to refine and add details to the form, and will learn how to prepare the piece for firing. The final two days will focus on creating molds using non-traditional materials. Students will bring personal or found objects to learn how to make molds, and then use glass paste and glass powders, to re-create these objects in glass. The final pieces may be incorporated into a 3D composition. Students will learn firing schedules for complex pieces, learning how to account for shrinkage, varying thicknesses, and the way in which heat affects individual components. These characteristics require special consideration when creating successful firing schedules. Intermediate to Advanced Fusing experience is required.