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Glassblowers lead numerous courses, including an intro to sandblasting, a five-day summer camp, and a breezy survey of various techniques

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Glass can be exquisite in its myriad forms, from the ornate windows of a Gothic cathedral to the crystalline webbing of a freshly vandalized windshield. Reflect on beauty with this Groupon.

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The Glass Art Sampler class surveys several common glass-working techniques, answering the inquiries of the idly curious and the experienced artist alike. Over two sessions scheduled a week apart from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., DeBrady Glass patriarch Dennis Brady demonstrates his skills in such specialties as stained glass, glass sculpture, glass-art jewellery, and working with silver metal clay. The series pays close attention to discussing how best to integrate these various methods.<p>

Introduction to Sandblasting is a more interactive experience, with students taking home their own set of self-made glass and mirror tiles. From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on two separate class dates, students learn myriad ways to ornately etch materials such as glass, mirrors, metal, stone, wood, and etch a sketch. Classes are led by the entire Brady clan, who provide a complete deck of pre-made stencils as well as the opportunity for students to create their own.<p>

Running Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., summer camps are open to adults and children older than 12. Students focus on a different facet of glass-making each day, including stained glass, fusing, slumping, embossing, torchworking, and sandblasting methods. All participants will make and take home a number of projects such as vases, bowls, mirror panels, and serving trays.<p>

Victorian Art Glass

Dennis Brady and his glass-blowing brood do more than supply Victoria with a steady stream of colourful crystalline pieces. They also impart the tricks of their trade in easy-to-understand classes, lectures, and workshops. Artists and curious common folk can take advantage of Victorian Art Glass's expansive art experience, which allows visitors to experience several different types and textures. The studio's many kilns for rent or other tools such as the sandblaster help produce intricate designs into smooth surfaces to practice for a new gig as Jack Frost. The glassomancers' educational programs emphasize the business end of artistry, with numerous classes aimed specifically at improving one's marketability.

Customer Reviews

Awesome experience!!!
Jamie S. · August 15, 2012
Awesome class. Thanks for such good teaching and covering so many areas of glass work. Will put these skills to good use!
Kata · August 2, 2012
It was a great experience. Dennis certainly has the passion and the knowledge! Thanks for a great evening.
Dallas L. · April 19, 2017
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    566 David St.

    Victoria, British Columbia V8T 2C8


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