Specialty Bead class: Free-form Shaped Beads

Tue September 12 – Tue September 12

957c Gladstone Ave

Miriam

Melody

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Description:

Free-form Shaped Beads
It’s time to explore new forms other than round! Use tools and techniques to learn how to make alternative shapes such as the cylinder, cone, bicone or even purposeful asymmetry beads.

Cost: $75.00 + tax (includes free one-hour torch rental coupon)
Duration: 2.5 hours
Max 4 students/class
Minimum age: 15
Materials included but please come prepared with personal mandrels to class.
Prerequisite: Pt. 2: Bead Decoration or equivalent approx. five hours experience bead-making.

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Part 3: Basic Bead Encasing

Part 3: Basic Glass Encasing Techniques
In the third part of this series, take your skills to the next level by layering clear glass on top of your design in order to magnify the pattern for an impressive result. In this course, you will explore a variety of different encasing techniques.

Duration: 2.5 hours
Max 5 students/class
Prerequisite: Part 1
Minimum age: 15
Cost: $75.00 +HST

 

After you have created your glass masterpiece, it must slowly cool in a kiln, and will be ready the next day or, if any polishing is needed, the next week.
Please note that we can only hold your beautiful, unique glass treasures for 90 days in our cubbies. Any items not picked up within 90 days will be removed to make space for other students’ work.

Students under 18 years of age MUST come to class with the Waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

ACTUAL STUDENT WORK

Terrariums

Everyone is fascinated by these ethereal forms!  They are beautiful to hang on display in the home, they are also very fun to make!!

These clear glass orbs go an extra step beyond the standard ornament sessions and have students swinging their ball to form a teardrop shape.   Students then get the choice of using a torch to create an opening. The items are finished by adding a fixed hook to the top.  Ideal for showcasing air plants or succulents, but also usable as (electric) candle holders or bird feeders!

*Please note colour cannot be added in these forms

CLASS EXPERIENCE

CLASS DETAILS

1 hour class
Reg $45.00+hst per person
Max 4 students/hour session.*
*Can accommodate private groups of up to 4 people. Terrariums in this class are limited to small scale. If you would like to make larger terrariums, we’d be happy to have you in for a private session charged at an hourly rate.
Must be 15 years or older.

After you have created your glass masterpiece, it must slowly cool in a kiln, and will be ready the next day or, if any polishing is needed, the next week.
Please note that we can only hold your beautiful, unique glass treasures for 90 days in our cubbies. Any items not picked up within 90 days will be removed to make space for other students’ work.

Students under 18 years of age MUST come to class with the Waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

ACTUAL STUDENT WORK

Summer Terrarium Classes!

We’re holding a two day promotion between July 27-29th! Find Flo on Facebook and register to WIN a FREE 4 person private party to make your own Terrariums!
We draw the lucky winner Saturday July 29th at NOON!

Flo’s got a great new video out all about our terrarium classes!

It’s the perfect time of year to make your own mini glass garden container to be hung or sat on your table top! This is a no experience necessary class where students come in to assist, blow, turn, swing and even try out the torch if they wish to make the hole for their vessel.

All terrariums come in clear as the colours added on the surface can burn out when using such a strong torch. But the design that goes within it is all up to you!

Upcoming Summer Terrarium Classes include:
– Saturday July 29th – 11:15am – FULL
– Wednesday Aug 9th – 7:45pm
– Friday Aug 11th – 7:45pm
– Sunday Aug 13th – 12:15pm
– Thursday Aug 17th – 7:30pm
– Sunday Aug 20th – 12:15pm
– Saturday Aug 26th – 12:15pm
– Sunday Aug 27th – 4:15pm
Sign up online today!!

Summer Flameworking Classes at Flo!

This summer we have a huge amount of fun flameworking classes on offer! Watch our new flameworking video (below) or view it directly on YouTube!

We’ve also just installed an air conditioning unit in the front shop and torch studio so you can come in for a class and keep cool.

Flo’s Summer 2017 Flameworking Class Schedule

Click on the class date and time to register or visit our full course calendar to see all of our current classes.

Beginner’s Series:
SALE Part One: Basic Beads $45+hst
Saturday, July 8th at 10am and 11:45am
Wednesday, July 12th at 5:45pm and 7:30pm
Wednesday, July 19th at  7:30pm
Wednesday, August 16th at 5:45pm and 7:30pm
Wednesday, August 30th 5:45pm and 7:30pm

Part Two: Basic Bead Decoration $90+hst
(Price includes glass package)
Saturday, July 15th at 10am
Wednesday, July 26th at 5:30pm
Wednesday, August 23rd at 5:30pm

Part Three: Basic Bead Encasing $75+hst
Wednesday, July 19th at 5:00pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 10am
Wednesday, August 30th at 5:30pm

Specialty Bead Classes $75 +hst

Frit and Pixie Dust Application *
Tuesday, July 11th at 6:15pm

Exploring Silver *
Tuesday, July 18th at 6:15pm

Pandora-Compatible Beads *
Tuesday, July 26th at 5:30pm

Pendants *
Tuesday, August 1st at 6:15pm

Coiled Hollow Beads *
Tuesday, August 15th at 5:30pm

Free-Form Shaped Beads *
Saturday, August 19th at 10am

Blown Hollow Beads *
Tuesday, August 22nd at 5:30pm

Pressed Shaped Beads *
Saturday, August 26th at 10am

*Prerequisite Pt. 2 or 3 may apply

We have more flameworking classes coming up in the fall so if you see something in the video that isn’t on our current course calendar, it’s coming soon!

We also offer private instruction at the rate of $75 per hour for one person, or with groups of three people or more at the rate of $30 per hour for each person.

If you would like to get email notifications of Flo news and upcoming classes, please sign up to our Flo Newsletter.

Part 1: Paperweight

Fri July 7 – Fri July 7

957C Gladstone Ave.

Bronwen

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Description:

In this hands-on beginners class, learn the fundamentals of glassblowing as you lead in making your own unique paperweight from start to finish.
Students will learn how to gather glass from the furnace, marver it across a steel tabletop, apply colour (chosen by you) and finally shape the piece at the bench with wooden blocks and traditional hand tools.  We polish the final product and you take it home the next day!
An amazing first experience for anyone who’s ever wanted to try glassblowing!

Max 6 students/class
Prerequisite: None
Minimum age: 15

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Flo’s 6 Year Anniversary – Charity Fundraiser, Trunk Sale and Auction!

How quickly a year passes!  Come join us in celebrating Flo’s 6th year anniversaryApril 22nd from 1-5PM.  This family fun event is in support of a great cause and offers an array of things to take in and perhaps a few juicy glass goods to take home!

A spring Trunk Sale will be hosted outside with bins upon bins of greatly reduced handmade glass goods, sold with 50% of the proceeds going towards local charity {Refugee}613.

To also help support the cause, an array of beautiful glass items will be displayed in the gallery as auction items going to the greatest bidder!  These glass artworks have been graciously donated by some of the following glass artists, and studio teachers:
Dean Smiley, Melody Jewitt, Charlynne Lafontaine, Lisa Poushinsky, Miriam Roemer-Arifovic and Marylou Miles.

Looking to take in some of the action? Take a look at some of the demonstrations we have lined up for the afternoon:

Hotshop Demos:
1PM-2PM – Hot snacks!. S’mores, popcorn and weiner dogs all served hot from the blazing furnace. Kid friendly! Entertaining AND tasty!
2PM- 3PM – Bird Bath Bowl Demo.  Studio owner Melody Jewitt will be leading in a large scale blown bowl with intricate perched birds as added detailing.
3-5PM – Guest Demonstrators Dean and Eliska Smiley

Flameworking Demos:
2-3:30 PM – Yvonne and Miriam – Detailed Bead work
3:30-5 PM – Charlynne Lafontaine – Advanced Bead demonstrations

Come for the action, leave with a new favourite treasure all supporting a great cause!

Friendship Ball

March 16, 2017 – March 16, 2017

957 Gladstone Avenue

Marylou – Teacher

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Description:

Customize and blow your very own round hanging glass globe. Perfect for those who want to dip their toe into the world of molten glass. All ages welcome, bring a friend and come have a ‘ball’!

1 hour class
Ages 15 and up $35.00+Hst
Kids (ages 6-15)  $25.00+Hst
All materials included
Prerequisite: None

Interested in booking a group session?
Please email floglassblowing@gmail.com or call 613.695.3563

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Part 1: Paperweight

March 11, 2017 – March 11, 2017

957C Gladstone Ave.

Robin

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Description:

In this hands-on beginners class, learn the fundamentals of glassblowing as you lead in making your own unique paperweight from start to finish.
Students will learn how to gather glass from the furnace, marver it across a steel tabletop, apply colour (chosen by you) and finally shape the piece at the bench with wooden blocks and traditional hand tools.  We polish the final product and you take it home the next day!
An amazing first experience for anyone who’s ever wanted to try glassblowing!

Max 6 students/class
Prerequisite: None
Minimum age: 15

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Pt. 1: Bead Shapes

March 8, 2017 – March 8, 2017

957c Gladstone Avenue

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Description:

Now that you know the fundamentals of bead-making, expand your skill-set beyond round beads! In this two-part series, students will be instructed on how to create new shapes in bead-making.

Bead shapes covered in part one: cylinders, cones, bicones.

Bead shapes covered in part two: discs and coiled hollow beads.

Two-Part Class
5 hours of instruction (2 x 2.5-hour classes)
Max. 5 Students
Minimum Age: 15
Cost: $160.00 +HST
Prerequisite: Three Part Beginner Bead Series
Materials: Please bring your starter kit from the beginner’s series including your glass rods and mandrels. Additional glass rods will be provided in class.

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