Intensive weekend classes

With: Angela Casalino
Dates and times: February 26, 10 am to 5 pm
or April 29, 10 am to 5 pm
 

Discover the glass techniques with a gallery tour, studio demonstrations and practical exercises (kiln working, flameworking and sandblasting).

Cost: $95


GLASSBLOWING I

With: Marie-Hélène Beaulieu
Date and time: February 18 – 19, 9 am to 5 pm
or March 24, 7 pm to 10 pm, March 25 – 26, 9 am to 5 pm

Observe and practice the basic technical steps of glassblowing to create decorative pieces.

Cost: $280 (2 days) or $360 (3 days)


GLASSBLOWING II

With: Catherine Benoit
Prerequisite : Glassblowing I
Date and time: March 17, 7 pm to 10 pm, March 18 – 19, 9 am to 5 pm
or April 28, 7 pm to 10 pm, April 29 – 30, 9 am to 5 pm

Practice and improve different glassblowing techniques to create personal projects.

Cost: $385


GLASSBLOWING III

With: Catherine Benoit
Prerequisite : Glassblowing II
Date and time: May 26, 7 pm to 10 pm, May 27 – 28, 9 am to 5 pm

Relying on techniques learned in Glassblowing I and II, you will work on the shape of objects and the basic technical notions.

Cost: $410


KILN WORKING I

With: Catherine Labonté
Date and time: March 11 – 12, 9 am to 5 pm

Discover the elementary steps of the kiln working technique. Learn to slump and fuse sheets of glass to create original objects.

Cost: $225


KILN WORKING II

With: Catherine Labonté
Date and time: April 8 – 9, 9 am to 5 pm

Learn to fully and partially fuse glass on an engraved plaster bed while using plain and coloured sheet glass.

Cost: $250

With: Jean-Marie Giguère
Date and time: April 1 – 2, 9 am to 5 pm

Discover the different vitreous pigments and explore with image transfer. Create your own original projects on sheet, kiln-worked or blown glass pieces.

Cost: $195


FLAMEWORKING

With: Gérald Collard
Date and time: March 11 – 12, 9 am to 5 pm
or April 21, 7 pm to 10 pm, April 22 – 23, 9 am to 5 pm
or June 3 – 4, 9 am to 5 pm

Observe and practice the basics of flameworking: shaping (beads, marbles), constructing (animals, sculptures) and blowing (balls, bottles).

Cost: $255 (2 days) or $320 (3 days)


BEADS & MARBLES (AGES 10+)

With: Gérald Collard
Date and time: May 21, 10 am to 5 pm

An initiation to flameworked beads, marbles, and other miniature glass objects, for children ages of 10+, as well as grown-ups.

Cost: $110


FLAMEWORKED BEADS

With: Karina Guévin
Date and time: March 25 – 26, 9 am to 5 pm

Explore advanced decorative techniques to create intricate beads, animals, flowers and faces, while learning to integrate coloured glass murrine.

Cost: $265


GLASSBLOWING & FLAMEWORKING

With: Cédric Ginart
Date and time: April 8 – 9, 9 am to 5 pm

While you practice and watch demonstrations, you will learn how to make simple objects with Pyrex rods and tubes.

Cost: $255

With: Marie-Hélène Beaulieu
Date and time: May 13, 9 am to 5 pm

Learn the different steps of the sandblasting technique as well as proper use of the equipment and materials. Bring your own images to permanently engrave them on glass.

Cost: $110

With: Jean-Marie Giguère
Date and time: May 7, 9 am to 5 pm;
or May 27, 9 am to 5 pm

Explore the many sculptural possibilities offered by the cold glass techniques. Learn to cut, engrave, polish, and frost glass using a diamond saw and drill, flat lap grinders, belt sanders, as well as cork and cotton polishing wheels.

Cost: $110

With: Gilles Payette
Date and time: June 2, 7 pm to 10 pm, June 3 – 4, 9 am to 5 pm

Learn the different steps of sand casting to make sculptural objects, using different molding techniques.

Cost: $435

With: Stephen Pon
Date and time: April 22 – 23 & May 6 – 7, 9 am to 5 pm & May 14, 12 pm to 4 pm

You will discover the many intricate steps of the pate de verre technique. You will learn how to make a wax model, a refractory mold, use a steam dewaxer, fill the mold with glass, anneal it in a kiln, and unmold your finish piece.

Cost: $475

All indicated prices are for one person and they include materials and taxes.
Espace VERRE reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a class, if there are not enough participant or if an unforeseen technical problem occurs.

Download the semester leaflet [PDF].
Download the registration form with the detailed regulations [PDF].