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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.

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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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Bootcamp Sessions Pt. 1: The Gatherer

November 11, 2016 – November 11, 2016

957 Gladstone Avenue

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Description:

SEB’s 5 Part WEEKEND BOOTCAMP SESSIONS

Part 1: The Gatherer
Part 2: Starter Bubbles
Part 3: Punti Up!
Part 4: Blowing Thinner
Part 5: Embellishments

Cost: $350 +hst for FULL WEEKEND 15HR course (register online)
Or $75 per individual 3HR Class Session (must call to register and priority will be given to students who register for the full course.)

Max 6 students/class
Prerequisite: Parts 1-6
Minimum age: 15

Class Outline:

This 5 Part full weekend workshop is offered to help glassblowers at all skill levels build key steps needed in order to continue to refine their technique in glassblowing. The principle of this formatted ‘Bootcamp’ style class is to keep one lead principle in mind – REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT!

Part 1: The Gatherer
Good glassblowing starts with the very first step – the gather! Expect to get closely acquainted with the furnace as students will be going in and out of it repeatedly, practicing towards perfection while also rehearsing all the motions that go into seating at the bench smoothly and practicing some of the best warm up tricks of the trade.

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NEW! Intermediate Boot Camp

March 12, 2016 – March 12, 2016

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Description:

If we’ve discovered anything about developing competence in glassblowing it’s – Repeat! Repeat! Repeat!
It’s only with continual practice that those ‘less than smooth’ movements can become more refined, ultimately resulting in better quality work.
For those in need of a little refinement!
Join us in our new intermediate training session, with visiting artist and expert glassblower Sebastien Duchange.
In what can only be identified as a ‘bootcamp format’, students will be taken through the glass blowing processes from the beginning.  Students will start reviewing basic skills such as gathering, then moving into bench tooling techniques.
Emphasis is placed on developing your skills and techniques; not the final project.
All materials provided
6 Students per class
Cost: $90 +HST

 

Prerequisites required: Beginner Series (Parts 1-6)

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