Having Fun with Glass

Create your Own Fused Glass Suncatcher

 

Enjoy yourself while creating your very own whimsical suncatcher using a wide variety

of pre-cut glass pieces in a multitude of colours.  Your options include a sailboat, dragon

fly, wild flower or a lake-inspired lighthouse.  If you prefer to step out of the box, tools

are available to cut your own customized pattern. 

 

This small group workshop is held in Gwen’s glass workshop in the Camp Morton area. 

Upon designing the sun catchers, the items are placed directly in Gwen’s kiln for firing. 

Once fired, Gwen will wire each beautiful take-home sample for hanging and the artful

items will be returned within 5 days. 

This rewarding workshop is an exciting way to learn about fused glass techniques. Gwen

will describe her experiences with using fused glass and the various levels of the fusing

process.  No previous experience is necessary!

Artist/Facilitator:  Gwen Harp, Camp Morton

Group Size:            5 to 10 Adults

Duration:                2 to 2.5 hours

Cost per person:   $40, supplies and firing included

Call Gwen at:         204-642-4762 to discuss details and customized needs.  For more information,

                              see Gwen's Bio ...

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Create Four Fused Glass Coasters 

 

Create a beautiful set of four drink coasters measuring 3.5 inches square.  A multitude of glass colours will be available among the variety of pre-cut materials.  All samples will be fired by Gwen in her electric kiln at her Camp Morton glass workshop and returned to you within five days.  If you prefer, you can try your hand at using the glass cutting tools and create your own designs.  Gwen will explain the full process of designing beautiful fused glass items that are also practical to enjoy.  If you prefer, the samples can be turned into mini-wall plaques.  This is a great gift idea!

Artist/Facilitator:  Gwen Harp, Camp Morton

Group Size:            5 to 10 Adults

Duration:                2.5 hours

Cost per person:   $50, supplies and firing included

Call Gwen at:         204-642-4762 to discuss details and customized needs.  For more information,

                              see Gwen's Bio...

Create a "What Not?" Fused Glass Dish

 

Ever wonder how you can "bend" glass?  Small, but precious, a “What Not?” dish is a 3”

square holder for storing rings, earrings, or other small items for your desk, dresser or

coffee table.  This slumped glass item requires two firings in Gwen’s electric kiln and the

completed samples will be returned within 7 days.  Gwen will explain the process of

"slumping" glass and talk about the variety of beautiful dishes and bowls she has created

over the years.  This workshop is held in Gwen’s glass workshop in Camp Morton.

Artist/Facilitator:  Gwen Harp, Camp Morton

Group Size:            5 to 10 Adults

Duration:                2.5 hours

Cost per person:   $50, supplies and two firings included

Call Gwen at:         204-642-4762 to discuss details and customized needs.  For more information,

                              see Gwen's Bio ...

Tea, Tarts, and Art! 

 

Marlene Van Helden is a stained-glass artist who also paints on glass and enjoys mixed

media formats. This playful art session is for the light-hearted who want to blend lots of

fun with a take home result.   The wine glass painting workshop is popular for those who

want to create a "special" vessel with a group theme.  (Other glasses may be used.) 

 

In her lakefront Blue Door Studio, Marlene offers paint time on the second floor, followed

by visiting time with tea? and home-made tarts while your projects dry in the studio. 

If the weather is great, the lakefront deck is available.  If it rains, the sunroom with its

soaring ceiling is the place to meet. 

 

 No experience is necessary, fun is the only option!  This workshop is a great birthday gift activity or the results can be created as a gift for someone special.  Very relaxing setting--make a day of it by shopping in Gimli first or attending the amazing Arnes Farmer’s Market.

Artist/Facilitator:  Marlene Van Helden, Camp Morton

Group Size:            2 to 6

Duration:                4 hours

Cost per person:   $50, includes quality glass, paints, and refreshments

Call Marlene at:     204-642-9597 to discuss details and customized needs.  For more information,

                              see Marlene's Bio ...

Beginner Fritbox Scenes

Playful and abstract, you can experience creating a work of art with individual

grains of glass called glass frits.  With no prior glass working experience, you

will mix a medley of colours to create a square or rectangular scene in one of a

variety of suggested patterns.

 

Artist Heather Dawson will walk you through the step-by-step process to create

your own unique scene with trees and flowers, beaches and waves, or even your

own design ideas.  No two scenes will end up exactly alike!

 

Completed art pieces can be displayed on either wooden easels or a clear acrylic

displays.  If no display stand is desired, an optional slump for $5 is available to

curve the art to stand on edge.

 

During the class, we will discuss colour dilution, glass manufacturing techniques,

as well as the firing process for the finished result.

 

Artist/Facilitator:  Heather Dawson, Teulon

Group Size:           2 to 6

Duration:               3 hours

Cost per person:   $80, supplies and firing included

Call Heather at:    204-998-6690 to discuss details and customized needs.  For more information,

                             see Heather's Bio ...