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Classes

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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Groupon Glassblowing Classes

Groupon Heart Paperweight!

Groupon voucher required. Please bring your Groupon voucher to class.

Learn the fundamentals of glassblowing as you create a beautiful glass heart paperweight, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Choose your colours and design and encase it in clear glass before shaping it into a heart. The perfect gift or date idea for that special someone.

Note: Counts as Part 1: Paperweight

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

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: Part 1: Paperweight
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 $39.55 per person
PreGROUPON Sale $25 after taxes

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

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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

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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

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Part 4: Bud Vase

This class uses all the techniques of the previous classes to create a beautiful and functional bud vase – perfect for your home, office or as a gift. You will be introduced to the “punty up” technique that is crucial to making advanced blown vessels as well learn how to use the jacks and tweezers to crimp, stretch and flare the opening of the bud vase for a completely unique masterpiece!

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

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Intermediate Glassblowing Classes

Part 5: The Punty

Building from the foundation of the beginner classes, students in this course will follow the process of glassblowing to include more complex forms. In this class you learn to “punty up” (transfer a blown vessel from the blowpipe to the punty), which allows for the creation of open vessels like bowls and vases. Once your piece has been transferred you can open and shape it to be anything you like! We polish the final piece and you take it home.

6 hour class with 1hr lunch break
$195.00+HST (includes materials)
Max 4 students/class
Prerequisite: Beginner Series (Parts 1 – 4)
Minimum age: 15

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Part 6: The Vessel

This class explores all the ways that you can shape an open vessel once it has been transferred from a blowpipe to a punty. Techniques include swinging the piece (for height), spinning it (for width), using the soffietta tool, and everything else you need to learn to create the piece of your dreams. We polish the final product and you take it home!

6 hour class with lunch break
$195.00+HST (includes materials)
Max 4 students/class
Prerequisite: Beginner Series (Parts 1- 4, Part 5:  The Punty )
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

Flameworking

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.

Learn the fundamentals of beadmaking with Melody in a 1 on 1 session or take the class with a friend. Students will acquire the foundations needed to work independently on their own creations, and the marbles and glass beads are yours to keep!

Topics covered include:

  • overview of safety, tools and equipment
  • how to make a basic bead
  • shaping beads
  • decorating with dots
  • creating stringers and twisties
  • decorating with stringer and feathering
  • decorating with gold/silver leaf
  • making marbles
  • encasing beads

Instructor: Melody Jewitt
Max 2 students/class
Prerequisite: None
Minimum age: 15

$125.00 for a private 3 hour session
$95.00 each for a shared 3 hour session
2 session pre-requisite to start renting at $15/per hr

Book your session between July 14-31st and recieve 20% off!
Contact Melody to book your class!

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.