Glass Art: Introduction to Glass Fusion

Learn the basics of glass fusing and work with a variety of glass materials. Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass including terminology, techniques and principles as well as an introduction to glass fusing equipment and firing schedules. Each student will complete a number of smaller one-of-a-kind pieces of art.

1 Weekend Workshop
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Oct. 14th and Oct. 15th
Room 117 - RJD Williams Building
221 Cumberland Ave N (the old School for the Deaf)
$475 includes all materials

Instructor: Elisabeth & Bob Miller of Fractured Glass Studio

Glass Art: Vitrigraph Stringers

Painting with glass. Learn how to shape and manoeuvre a stream of flowing glass "stringers" from a vitrigraph kiln. Kiln safety, setup and loading are integral components of this course. Each student will complete a one-of-a-kind vitrigraph painting and/or functional piece of glass art to be picked up the following week.

1 Weekend Workshop
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Oct. 28th to Oct. 29th
Room 117 - RJD Williams Building
221 Cumberland Ave N (the old School for the Deaf)
$475 includes all materials

Instructor: Elisabeth & Bob Miller of Fractured Glass Studio

Silversmithing: Basic Skills for Silver Jewelry

Design and create your own silver jewelry while learning the basics of using traditional hand tools.

This workshop covers:

  • Annealing and soldering
  • Using a jewelers saw
  • Layout, drilling holes, measuring etc
  • Using a rolling mill
  • Testuring; by hand, burs, rolling mill etc
  • Tool care
  • Finishing and polishing
  • Design concepts with a slide show of some contemporary jewelers pieces
  • Safety in the jewelry studio

1 Weekend Workshop
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Oct. 21 and Oct. 22
Room 117 - RJD Williams Building
221 Cumberland Ave N (the old School for the Deaf)

$175 - tuition
$175 - tool kit (paid for at the time of registration)
$50 - silver (paid for at the time of registration)

Instructor: Doug Frey

Silversmithing: Advanced Skills for Silver Jewelry

Design a more complex piece of one-of-a-kind silver jewelry building on skills from the beginner class with a focus on finishing your design. Techniques for making simple settings and how to secure gemstones and pearls will be introduced.

1 Weekend Workshop
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Nov. 4 and Nov. 5
Room 117 - RJD Williams Building
221 Cumberland Ave N (the old School for the Deaf)

$175 - tuition
$50 - silver (paid for at the time of registration)

Instructor: Doug Frey

Mixed Media - Contemporary Collage

Learn how to use a broad range of mixed media techniques and visual elements from a variety of sources. You'll be surprised at your ability to create unexpected images and make unusual juxtapositions, assemblages and visual collisions. We'll be exploring different glues, papers, assemblage, typography and painting techniques. Aspiring artists looking for a jumping off point and seasoned pros looking for ways to reinvigorate thier practice will find value in this workshop.

2 Weekend Workshop
Saturdays and Sundays: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Weekend I: Nov. 11 and Nov. 12
Weekend 2: Nov. 18  and Nov. 19

Room 117 - RJD Williams Building
221 Cumberland Ave N (the old School for the Deaf)
$350 plus materials

There are no breaks in this schedule.
Instructor: TBD

Painting: HIgh Flow Acrylics and Inks

Prerequisite: Painting I or similar experience.
Explore the expressive nature of high flow acrylics and inks, learn niche techniques and apply them to exercises that may include landscape, abstract, poster and cover designs and portraits. Add spontaneity and new energy to your creative practice with this workshop. 

2 Weekend Workshop
Saturdays and Sundays: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Weekend I: Nov. 25 and Nov. 26
Weekend 2: Dec. 2 and Dec. 3

Room 118 - RJD Williams Building
221 Cumberland Ave N (the old School for the Deaf)
$350 plus materials

There are no breaks in this schedule.
Instructor: Roger Trottier