METAL + GLASS CAMP
10am to 2pm Monday thru Friday
June 15th to June 26th
July 27th to August 7th
$575 includes all materials, selection of stones and fossils for setting, wax, saw blades, glass, and more!
6 student max, 3 student minimum to run. Ages 13 on up are welcome! Deposit of half down required to hold space. remaining amount due the 1st day of camp.
This ‘camp’ covers many aspects of metal-smithing and working with cast glass objects. Participants receive copper for FOLD forming, sawing/fabrication, enamel on copper, riveting (Sterling silver will be available for purchase towards more elaborate projects, though not mandatory) Cuttlefish bone ring band casting, lost wax casting of glass, learn how to cold connect and simple prong/tab settings for your glass castings or pick from our fossil collection and turn that into a pendant! Participants leave with a new set of skills, and 5 to 6 pieces created by hand. No experience necessary!
nanopod: Hybrid Studio‘s 8 week, metal + glass course is popular!
This course covers basic gold-smithing techniques: wax carving for lost wax casting, enamelling, forming, fabricating copper and Sterling silver, bezel setting stones, and more.
The Monday, April 28th course filled over a month ago however the Wednesday, April 30th course still has available seats!
Also, we’ve recently added the 8 week course starting up Monday, July 14th. Register today, and DIY metal + glass wearable works of art!
Well, the days are growing colder. Snow is sure to fall soon!
Don’t fret! If you’re not a winter person nanopod: Hybrid Studio is a great place for keeping warm and toasty during the winter months! We offer several workshops and jewelry making classes that will aid in keeping your pinkies warm, and you gathering up new skills! Plus, having fun. nanopod: Hybrid Studio is a professional artist‘s working studio. The studio is small (nano) offering an intimate learning experience. Courses run with a maximum of five students and a minimum of three.
metal + glass is our #1 most popular course! This course runs over 8 weeks and introduces people to various Goldsmithing techniques; hand sawing and piercing (drilling) metal (fabricating), sizing, forming, sweat soldering, joint soldering and pick soldering, bezel setting a stone, simple rivets, carving wax for Lost wax casting, casting with cuttlebone, working with vitreous enamels, and flame-working. Leave this course with several really nice pieces of work and maybe a new obsession 🙂 Our next metal + glass course starts in January and is already filling up!
Fire + Gravity is the next course offered that fills fast! Learn how to sculpt beautiful Italian, German, Chinese and American handmade glass (Bullseye, Northstar, Alchemy, Momka, Trautman, Parramore), in a flame! Over 12 weeks you learn how to shape, form, and sculpt, soft glass. Work with metal foils, meshes, and frit come to terms with gravity and heat control! Eventually moving into ‘harder’ glass (Bullseye), add decorative stems to wine glasses, and spend the last weeks working with borosilicate glass- reducing flames/oxidizing flames, making simple marbles (implosions, swirls) and off-mandrel pendants and sculptures. 3 student max. Register for the upcoming January course!
Fused Glass Components for Jewelry, Wearables & Functional items, is another winter warmer! Glass Fusing is truly amazing. The creative options are seemingly limitless. You can create functional items like: plates, dishes, bowls, glasses, vases, sconces, etc., to incredibly delicate art, wall pieces, small objet, jewelry, sun catchers. Fused glass can include graphics via decals, screen printing, lithographic techniques, hand painting. Fused glass can be organic or highly machined. If any of this interests you I highly suggest visiting the Bullseye glass website for inspiration! And, register for nanopod’s Glass fusing workshop! 🙂
Last on the list of Winter Warmers (but definitely not least!) is nanopod: Hybrid Studio’s exclusive Ars Vitraria Experimentalis aka Glass Casting. The only workshop if its kind in Toronto (outside of a University setting) and highly informative. All manner of casting glass is discussed, and experimented with! From recycling wine, beer and glass water bottles to casting with gorgeous Gaffer crystal (yep, crystal). Students sculpt forms out of clay and wax, learn how to work with dental alginate, and silicone moulds. Embed metal armatures within your sculptures. Various refractory materials are discussed and their uses in glass casting. Steaming out wax, annealing temperatures and finally cold-working glass (how-to in a small studio environment). Glass is quite an amazing material to work with! I recommend this workshop to students working with metals, wood, plastics – certainly sculptors. Anyone interested in process, and creating unique work.
So, Winter 2014 holds many options for creating new work, learning new techniques and skills and keeping warm!
Check out nanopod’s other workshops- want to make Ring Bands, or Metal 2, or check out what’s happening December 2013 with our guest instructor!
Hello and welcome to nanopod: Hybrid Studio’s online workshop and course information!
Interested in learning a new skill, or maybe revisiting working with wax, Sterling silver, copper, setting stones, forming and fabricating? Or maybe your thing is glass? Learn how to fuse and slump small jewelry items to plates and bowls, tiles, sculptural pieces… Lost wax cast glass courses are offered as well as flame-working; melting glass rods with fire!
Please visit our Fall 2013- Winter 2014 listings. You can register online with Visa, or Mastercard through Paypal, or at the studio with Visa, mastercard or cash, as well as phone in your deposit to hold a space!
647-780-4478 Monday through Thursday noon to 9pm Please leave a message stating the workshop or course you are interested in, and/or email the studio firstname.lastname@example.org and your message will be returned shortly!
Holiday Gift Certificates are available now.
Open Studio time gift certificates are available as well!