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Interested in taking a glassblowing or flameworking class? Click on the class name to learn more about it!

Please pick up your glass pieces on the Saturday after your class between 10am and 5pm.

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

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Specialty Glassblowing Classes

Blow Your Own Ornament

Customize and blow your very own 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’!

This is the perfect class to book as a group event or party.  If you have six people or more, we will offer a 15 % discount off the total. We will adjust the time length of the class to suit the number of people so that it works out roughly to six people an hour.

1 hour class
adults – $35.00 + HST

children (under 15 yrs old) – $25

(includes materials)
Max 6 students/class
Prerequisite: None
Minimum age: 6 (Class difficulty adjusted for age)

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Bird Figurine

Everyone’s favourite piece is now being taught! Come learn how to make an adorable little bird, perfect for sitting on your desk or in the garden. Choose your colours, gather the glass and learn how to sculpt animal forms with the tweezers and jacks. We polish the base and you take it home…or you can pay $10+HST more in-store and have it made into a wine stopper!

1.5 hour class
$75.00+HST (includes materials)
Max 4 students/class
Prerequisite: Part 1: Paperweight
Minimum age: 15

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Wine Stoppers

Design and sculpt TWO mini glass pieces to top off your favourite bottle of wine! Gather the glass and learn how to use a variety of tools to create the shapes you want. We attach the final pieces to graduated stopper bases so they can fit into bottles of any size.

1.5 hour class
$85.00+HST (includes materials)
Max 4 students/class
Prerequisite: None
Minimum age: 15

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Beer Steins

Make a beer stein with sturdy base and handle! Choose your colours and learn the basics of bit-work in this fun and interactive class. We polish the base and you take it home.

3 hour class
$110.00+HST (includes materials)
Max 4 students/class
Prerequisite: Part 1: Paperweight and Part 2: Ornament
Minimum age: 15

Glass Flowers

A coveted collectors item and a perfect gift for mothers day! Come with Mom and make yourselves a spring flower that is both charming and completely unique!

Customize your colours and take turns heating the glass at the furnace.  Each student will mash the molten glass and tweeze the petals to their very own glass flower.  No experience necessary. Maximium 8 people per class. Must be 15yrs or older.

1 hour class
Reg $35.00+hst per person

Beginner Glassblowing Classes

Part 1: Paperweight

Learn the fundamentals of glassblowing! You will learn how to gather multiple layers of glass on the end of a punty, marver it across a steel tabletop, apply colour (chosen by you) and twist it into beautiful swirls, and shape it with wooden blocks into a completely unique paperweight. We polish the final product and you take it home the next day!

3 hour class
$110.00+HST (includes materials)
Max 6 students/class
Prerequisite: None
Minimum age: 15

SEPTEMBER 2014 Promotions:

First time student 15% off promo: NS15P0914

Buying 2 class series for 20% off? Use promo: 20P2CL0914 for both registrations

Buying 3 class series for 25% off? Use promo: 25P3CL0914 for all 3 registrations

Buying all 4 class series for 30% off? Use promo: 30P4CL0914 for all 4 class registrations.

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Part 2: Ornament

Building off the skills and techniques learned in Part 1: Paperweights, learn how to introduce air into solid pieces and work with hollow forms. New challenges include thinning out the glass walls and creating a narrow neck for it to break off. We put the hook on and you take it home the next day!

3 hour class
$110.00+HST (includes materials)
Max 6 students/class
Prerequisite: “Part 1: Paperweights”
Minimum age: 15

SEPTEMBER 2014 Promotions:

First time student 15% off promo: NS15P0914

Buying 2 class series for 20% off? Use promo: 20P2CL0914 for both registrations

Buying 3 class series for 25% off? Use promo: 25P3CL0914 for all 3 registrations

Buying all 4 class series for 30% off? Use promo: 30P4CL0914 for all 4 class registrations.

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Part 3: Oil Lamp

This class introduces the tools and techniques used to shape and flatten the bottoms of standing vessels and to create an opening for a wick. You design, shape and blow the oil lamp and take it home with a wick for a completely unique functional piece!

3 hour class
$110.00+HST (includes materials)
Max 6 students/class
Prerequisite: “Part 1: Paperweight” and “Part 2: Ornament”
Minimum age: 15

SEPTEMBER 2014 Promotions:

First time student 15% off promo: NS15P0914

Buying 2 class series for 20% off? Use promo: 20P2CL0914 for both registrations

Buying 3 class series for 25% off? Use promo: 25P3CL0914 for all 3 registrations

Buying all 4 class series for 30% off? Use promo: 30P4CL0914 for all 4 class registrations.

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Part 4: The Cup

NEW in this Series. This class uses all the techniques of the previous classes to create a beautiful drinking glass.  Watch and assist as you learn about the crucial ‘punty’.  After leading your piece into a long hollow form, you will flip it on its head and transfer it over to another pipe.  This technique will introduce you to new Jacking techniques where you will learn to open the lip of your cup into your perfect one of a kind tumbler glass, perfect for every day use!

3 hour class
$110.00+HST (includes materials)
Max 6 students/class
Prerequisite: “Part 1: Paperweight” and “Part 2: Ornament” and “Part 3: Oil Lamp”
Minimum age: 15

SEPTEMBER 2014 Promotions:

First time student 15% off promo: NS15P0914

Buying 2 class series for 20% off? Use promo: 20P2CL0914 for both registrations

Buying 3 class series for 25% off? Use promo: 25P3CL0914 for all 3 registrations

Buying all 4 class series for 30% off? Use promo: 30P4CL0914 for all 4 class registrations.

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Intermediate Glassblowing Classes

Parts 5 & 6: Mastering the Vessel

Building from the foundation of the beginner classes, students in this course will be given the full day in the hot shop to develop their skills and continue to grow their bubbled forms. The Morning – Part 5 focuses on that critical ‘punty’ step. The process of transferring a bubble from one pipe to another will allow you to work from its lip and open the piece to create smaller forms such as dishes and small vases.  The afernoon, Part 6 will focus on going BIGGER! Students will gather extra glass to create taller vases. Each student cant expect to make a minimum of 2 pieces.  All items lead and created by yourself.

Upon completion of this course students have the opportunity to join the community and become a renter at Flo.

6hr – 1 Day Course or 2 Part Sessions
Reg $220+hst
THIS MONTH: $176+hst 
Max 4 students/class
All materials included
Prerequisite: Beginner Series (Parts 1 – 4)
Minimum age: 15

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Advanced Glassblowing Classes

Colour Series


Glass artists spend years building their particular colouring techniques. In this 2-part Colour Series, you will learn:
- how to encase powder
- how to create surface effects using powder and cane
- the difference between rolling into colour vs. sifting it on
- how to pick up bar from a kiln vs. hot plate

Part 1: Powders and Frit
Part 2: Bars and Chips

3 hour class (each)
$75+hst (includes materials)
Max 6 students/class
Prerequisite: Bubble and Beyond (or equivalent)
Minimum age: 15

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Flameworking Classes

Pendants

Flameworking is a small scale version of glassblowing. Students are seated at a bench with a small torch flame that’s used for melting rods of different coloured glass. The work is intricate and detailed – perfect for creating glass jewelry or small sculptural items.

In this flame working fundamentals class, sit with Melody and learn the many patterns that can be played with to form a beautiful glass pendant.  Class will focus on items formed off the mandrel, meaning no beads.  Students can expect to make a minimum of 3 pendants each.  Flat, spotted, swirled, the design is up to you.  Sign up with a friend for the extra company and savings!!

Max 2 students/class
Prerequisite: None
Minimum age: 15

$45 for a private 1 hour class
or $32 each when registering with a friend

*Online bookings for paired sessions must be made as one transaction.

2 session pre-requisite to start renting at $15/per hr

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Marbles

Flameworking is a small scale version of glassblowing. Students are seated at a bench with a small torch flame that’s used for melting rods of different coloured glass. The work is intricate and detailed – perfect for creating glass jewelry or small sculptural items.

In this beginners flame working fundamentals class, sit with Melody and learn the many patterns that can be played with to form a beautifully round marbles.  Students can expect to make a minimum 2 marbles with their own detailing.  Spotted, swirled, the design is up to you.  Sign up with a friend for the extra company and savings!!

Max 2 students/class
Prerequisite: None
Minimum age: 15

$45 for a private 1 hour class
or $32 each when registering with a friend

*Online bookings for paired sessions must be made as one transaction.
2 session pre-requisite to start renting at $15/per hr

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can’t find a class on the schedule? email melody.floglassblowing@gmail.com


Private Classes

Private Classes

Contact us to book a private class for you or a group. We will tailor the class to fit your specific needs and schedule!

Have additional questions? Feel free to email floglassblowing@gmail.com. In addition to teaching, Flo’s studio facilities are also available for rent. Students who’ve successfully completed the Bubble and Beyond course can refine skills with rental packages. Find more details here.