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Fused Glass

Kids Love Fused Glass – it’s Magical
and Clay for Kids makes it SAFE

 

Safety is of utmost importance in the classroom. Depending on the grades, we will bring in softened glass or pre-cut “kid-friendly” rounded pieces that look like little pebbles for the younger grades. All grades will use bottles of rounded frit with spoons to enable the students to scoop the colorful glass sand onto their piece. The students will have spaghetti like thin tubes of glass that are easily broken by tiny fingers in a safe manner.

Glass programs for grades K – 12: 1½ hour classes; two classes in a day.
All classes must be in the same room due to the amount of base and decorative glass that we bring to each class and the required clean up after the classes.

Our instructor will bring all the materials to ensure the students have the opportunity to create their own fused glass masterpiece. We will demonstrate various techniques using different shapes and sizes of glass. There will be a variety of shapes and colors for your students to use.

Children will design their own creations as part of Art curriculum or projects such as All About Me, Insects and Nature can be tied to curriculum subjects. We also offer nativity scenes and Christmas ornaments for Christmas celebrations.

When the pieces are completed, the glass will be taken to our studio to be fired. We supply all classes with information on the history and firing experience of glass. The firing process is much more complicated than with our Clay for Kids pottery pieces. We are happy to share this information with the students.

Fused glass has fit into Clay for Kids philosophy of encouraging the individual creativity of all our students whether they are children, teens or adults.

Yard Art

NEW FOR 2016/17 YARD ART

Each tile is a little over 5 cm square. The students will have a variety of coloured glass to create their little masterpiece. Each tile will be embedded with two wire loops which allow the tiles to be attached to the chain link fence. The decorated tiles will be taken to our Deer Run studio for firing and we will return the tiles within 14 days.
Cost : $5/student plus GST no discount, this is our bottom price.
minimum numbers of tiles made are 200 per school

This program has been very popular and we have delivered classes for the creation of crucifixes in many CSSD schools. Prices for Fused Glass projects in 2015/16 are (per student, GST extra):

10% off all glass workshops

  • Crucifixes – $20.00. Simply beautiful for Easter, Christmas, Professional Development or a graduation gift.
  • Sun Catchers – $16/student. Students will learn how to imbed a wire hanger into the top of their piece and see how neat it looks after the piece has been fired.
  • Fused glass pendants with a bail, black cord necklace and lobster clasp – $20.00 for two pendants per student.
  • Self-Portraits – $20.00.

 

The glass material must be ordered, pre-cut and/or prepared prior to each class. Therefore, a 50% deposit will be required upon booking for all fused glass classes.

How to prepare for your fused glass project