Summer Youth: Mosaic Glass (Ages 12-18)

Glass Arts, Youth

Summer Youth: Mosaic Glass (Ages 12-18)

Learn glass cutting and all the tools involved to make some unique creations you can take home.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Mon, 7/22/2024 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  2. Tue, 7/23/2024 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  3. Wed, 7/24/2024 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  4. Thur, 7/25/2024 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mon, 7/22/2024 - Thur, 7/25/2024


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No Prerequisite, Youth Ages 12-14, Youth Ages 14-16, Youth Class, Summer Youth, Youth Ages 16-18

Glass Studio

Glass Mosaic


Enter the world of mosaics, the decoration of a surface with small, various colored pieces of material, in this case, glass. This is also a fantastic opportunity to learn glass-cutting skills, including scoring, nipping, and shaping glass into specific angles and forms using hand and powered grinders. You'll understand why this technique is a favorite since antiquity!

  • Day One: Learn how nippers cut glass for application to a rock, creating garden art or a memento to honor a favorite pet.
  • Day Two: Expand cutting and shaping skills to create glass mosaic pieces used to create a heart wall plaque or mirror.
  • Day Three: Use all tools plus powered grinders and the ring saw to decorate either a flower pot or bee bath of mosaics.
  • Day Four: You'll grout your projects and learn the best techniques for securing mosaics with aesthetic appeal. 


  • Ages 12-18.
  • Skill level: No prior experience required. Only your creativity and enthusiasm to learn a new skill is required!
  • Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Tie back long hair.
  • Bring water and a snack.
  • Registration closes Monday, July 15.


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 youth.
  • Next time you register: You will be able to Search Registrants to select your youth.
  • You may register your youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from noon-1 pm for the duration of this activity.
  • Make sure to fill out your youth's emergency contact information and other details when creating their account.
  • Questions? Email


A materials fee of $40, included in the price of this class, will include everything you need to create multiple projects.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Barbara Henderson

Barbara is a mosaicist with a passion for helping others express themselves through the art of mosaics. She discovered art a little later in life than lots of other people, having been distracted by corporate life, ladder climbing, and the nonsense idea that she wasn’t creative. Now her favorite thing is to watch a student realize their unique ability to produce something personal and meaningful, and to develop their own artistic vision. Her favorite saying is that “perfection can be purchased at the Dollar Store. Art and beauty are found in the unique and flawed.” She serves on a variety of boards and committees and lives in Gig Harbor with her husband and far too many dogs and chickens.

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