Classes & Workshops

Youth Craft Academy: Glass

Youth Craft Academy: Glass

About Youth Craft Academy: Glass

In this session of County Arts’ Youth Craft Academy, students will learn about glass as a craft material through a number of creative projects using glass fusing techniques with glass artist and owner of Lalaland Glass Studio, Kirei Samuel.

Students will learn all about the art of glass fusing from how to work with cold glass to make a design to understanding the process of firing the work in a kiln to fuse it together. Guidance on the elements and principles of art and design as well as methods for making interesting and engaging surface design will be covered. Students will make a variety of beautiful pieces including bowls, jewellery, and unique art pieces and will leave with an appreciation of this unique medium. All materials will be provided.

For ages 13-16. 6 Thursday afternoons from 3:30-6:30 PM, April 4th-May 9th, 2024. Classes will take place at the County Arts Lab, Unit 2E of the Picton Armoury Building, 206 Main Street, Picton. Sliding scale pricing, $90-$180.

Save 75% on registration fees!

Thanks to a special partnership with Rue Pigalle, a discounted rate will automatically apply at the time of registration for ALL participants. No application is required. Why this generous discount? Rue Pigalle believes that as a practice and career, craft is a joyful and optimistic way to address the serious issues of sustainability, skills transmission, community economy, and equality.

If this discounted rate still remains a barrier, please reach out to Programs Manager Stacey Sproule at

About our new Youth Craft Academy:

Launched in fall 2023, this unique and dynamic multi-year program is designed for youth ages 13-16 with an interest in, or curiosity about the art of craft. Participants will learn, play, and build using a variety of materials such as clay, wood, glass, metal, and fibre to create functional and decorative objects.

The program is delivered by local professional artisans, artists, and other members of the craft sector. Youth are encouraged, but not required, to participate in all three courses per year. Participants must complete a beginner-level course before advancing to intermediate. So now is the perfect time to get involved!

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