Summer Youth: Hot Glass Boot Camp (Ages 12-18)

Glass Arts, Youth

Summer Youth: Hot Glass Boot Camp (Ages 12-18)

Join the Glass Arts Studio for a full week of glass fusion, torchwork, and casting.

Meeting Times
  1. Mon, 7/10/2023 9:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  2. Tue, 7/11/2023 9:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  3. Wed, 7/12/2023 9:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  4. Thur, 7/13/2023 9:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mon, 7/10/2023 - Thur, 7/13/2023


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Youth Ages 14-16, Class, Summer Youth, Youth Ages 12-14, Youth Ages 16-18, All Levels

Glass Arts Studio

Fused Glass, Glass Torchworking


Days 1 and 2:  Dinner Set

  • Safety
  • Project overview     
  • Glass and mold options
  • Basic cutting/grinding practices
  • Cut and assemble projects
  • First kiln firing (contour or full)

Day 3: Torches

  • Overview of working with torches
  • Torch safety
  • Making beads
  • Complete second kiln firing (slump) of dinner set

Day 4: 

  • Unload plates/bowls from kilns and review
  • Overview of glass heart casting project
  • Make hearts
  • Arrange for heart pick up after firing


  • For students ages 12-18.
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Registration closes Monday, July 3.
  • A $120 materials fee, included in the price of the class, covers all materials you'll need.
  • Wear close-toed shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times.

Registering Youth

  • New registrants: When you register, select Others Only in the "Who Are You Registering?" section. On the next page, Add New Registrant. Create an account for your child. The email address on their account must be unique. 
    •  The next time you register your child, you will be able to Search Registrants to select them.
  • Complete and return this minor permission form.
  • You may register your youth  for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the duration of this class.


  • Two-piece dinner set (one dinner plate plus one bowl or salad plate) - learning design, glass cutting, assembly, and kiln fusion 
  • Glass beads - learning how to manipulate hot glass with torches
  • Glass Hearts - learning how to shape glass fragments in casting molds

Class Policies

  • If you have any questions,┬áplease email BARN Youth Program Coordinator, Sarah Jones at

Instructors or Guides

Julie Dougherty

Constance Ducar

Constance Ducar is enthusiastic about working with beginning students and encouraging a love for glass. She sometimes incorporates fiber or wood as display options with her glass pieces.

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