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

  • Monday, July 17, 2023
  • Thursday, July 20, 2023
  • 4 sessions
  • Monday, July 17, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, July 20, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code GL071723CD
  • 6


  • $280 Tution + $120 Materials Fee
  • $220 Tuition + $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.  

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.
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