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

  • Monday, July 10, 2023
  • Thursday, July 13, 2023
  • 4 sessions
  • Monday, July 10, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, July 13, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL071023CD
  • 6


  • $280 Tuition + $120 Materials Fee
  • $220+ $120 Materials Fee
Join the Glass Arts Studio for a full week of glass fusion, torchwork, and casting.

About this Class

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
  • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to that email address.
  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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


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.  

Julie Dougherty

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