Try It! Youth - Glass Cutting Techniques (Ages 12-16)

  • Wednesday, August 16, 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code GL081623GM
  • 5


  • $78 + $10 Materials Fee
  • $60+ $10 Materials Fee


Learn the techniques and tools to the art of glass cutting, along with a few simple tricks for success.

About this Class

Glass cutting can be fascinating, exciting, and empowering. But when you're not successful, it can stop you in your tracks and be very expensive.You can master this art with a few simple tricks and some patience. Instructor Gregg Mesmer focuses on basic techniques, circle cutting, curves, strip cutting, and more while allowing plenty of time for practice and personal attention. After demonstrations, conversation, and practice, you will have a better understanding of techniques and tools that make cutting glass a breeze.


  • This class is for students ages 12-18 of all experience levels.
  • A $10 materials fee is included in the cost of the class.
  • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field. Enter the parent or guardian's email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to that email.
  • Complete and return this minor permission form.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times.

Class Policies


Gregg Mesmer was recognized as an Island Treasure in 2015 with his wife, Diane Bonciolini, both of Mesolini Glass Studio. They moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977, started their iconic studio, and have been working in the art glass industry for decades. Their expertise goes beyond glass cutting to include other types of fabrication, all aspects of creating stained glass art, copper foil, glass fusing, public art, and teaching.

Over the years they have worked on many community art projects such as the Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project, and Rotary Centennial Park. Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Park District, and Olympic College.

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