Open Studio time at nanopod: Hybrid Studio
Work with metal + glass (ceramic, cement, resins, make moulds…)
Space for working on your metal & glass related projects using metal, beads, stones, etc.
Open Studio time runs Thursday evenings/afternoons and some weekends (can be scheduled). Advanced booking is required. Currently enrolled in a nanopod: Hybrid Studio course? Open Studio winter hours start up Thursday evening Feb 16th 2017
$25 per hour / 3 hour minimum [does not include instruction or materials/consumables]
Open Bench schedules are updated monthly- please see above.
Jump on this chance to use nanopod: Hybrid Studio metal working tools & equipment to sharpen skills you acquired in nanopod classes, or maybe you need studio time to complete work towards an upcoming show, portfolio, or you’re working on class assignments. Prerequisite: Completion of at least one introductory or intermediate metal + glass class at nanopod, George Brown, OCAD or equivalent.
Need more time for less $$?
Membership definitely has its advantages. Membership includes kiln time!
Studio member: $300.00 Part time (4hrs Mon-Fri noon to 4pm*) monthly access to nano pod: Hybrid Studio. Work on your metal, glass or ceramic projects. Use of equipment included*. Members must supply their own consumables or purchase from the studio. Includes locker & lock. Interested in membership? Email us for further details. Or
Materials and consumables are not included in Bench time– you will need to supply your own saw blades, solder, drill bits, wax, metal, enamel powders, stones, etc. Instruction* is not included in Open Studio time– you need to know what you are doing and how to properly/safely operate equipment, tools, and torches.
Local Suppliers: Gesswein and sells metal working supplies. Imperial Products (now called Umicore)supplies sterling silver, and gold in sheet form, wire, solder, tubing, etc. For casting your wax models there are a number of casting companies in Toronto: HL located at 59 Adelaide East, just west of Church street. Ready Mounts Casting– on Victoria close to Dundas Square, Procast– located in the 21 Dundas building, 7th floor.
nanopod is a non-smoking environment. Please refrain from wearing heavy perfumes, hair spray, soaps.
BYOHP= Bring your own head phones! At nanopod- music is life. That said, if you don’t like electronic, ambient, classical, and the generally bizarre, please bring your own tunes/headphones 🙂
Kiln rentals for kilnforming & casting (other kilns are available- not pictured) :
Kiln casting: Bring pre-moulded work to the studio. Please fill out, print and bring in our firing/annealing schedule here Kiln-Glass_Project include any special notes. Charging your mould? Please arrange time to arrive at studio to do so. Moulds will be removed from kiln 1 day after scheduled kiln time.
Kiln forming: Pate de verre, fusing, slumping. Please fill out, print and bring in our annealing schedule here Kiln-Glass_Project, include any special notes. Items must be removed the following day. Please bring in your own Thin-fire paper, Boron Nitrite sprayed mould, or kiln washed shelves, stands, etc.
Sand is available for levelling and there are small bullseye levels at the studio.
*OS time for current students allows time to work on current class projects. New projects and/or instruction is not included. Guidance is 🙂
* If noon to 4pm doesn’t work for you, we can discuss a schedule that does. 9am-1pm? or evening hours are currently open. The studio is technically open 24/7 Monthly members are given a key and 24 hr access
* Equipment usage: An orientation is scheduled to use the glass kilns, and tile saw.