Glass Arts, Youth
Summer Youth: Hot Glass Boot Camp (Ages 12-18)
- Mon, 7/17/2023 9:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Tue, 7/18/2023 9:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Wed, 7/19/2023 9:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Thur, 7/20/2023 9:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Days 1 and 2: Dinner Set
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- If you have any questions, please email BARN Youth Program Coordinator, Sarah Jones at SarahJ@BainbridgeBARN.org.
- View BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
- BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available- fill out the simple application before registering for a class.
- For those who might need assistance, learn more about BARN's Companion Program
Instructors or Guides
Nancy Adams has loved everything glass since she was a young child. During the '70s, she dabbled in stained glass and discovered playing with fused glass at Mesolini Glass Studio on Bainbridge Island. She became intrigued with techniques and processes for manipulating the glass. Her 2017 retirement opened the door for the opportunity to pursue glass experimentation, and to share with others what she has learned.
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.