Verbeek Glass Studio is a new working and teaching glass studio for all ages run by local award-winning glass artist Layne Verbeek. The studio is a kiln-based glass studio versus a glass blowing or lamp (torch) working studio, where a wide range of fused glass items can be made. Kids can create suncatchers, night lights, ornaments, small bowls and much more. Teens, parents and grandparents can make all of these and larger pieces too. No experience is necessary.
Glass is an amazing material and people are continually surprised how good their first work comes out. As there are many methods for cutting and working with glass. It is safe for all ages, and previous glass working or experience in art is not needed. Every class starts with safety and orientation.
Children ages 5-10 can make sun catchers or small plaques or with techniques specific to their age and ability. Techniques for children (from the age of 5 and up) range from “pick and place” (ages 5-7), “pick and glue” (ages 7-9), and “Cut, glue and place” (ages 9-13) to “Design, cut and place” (ages 10+). Pre-teens and teens can either make more complex sun catchers, plaques or plates depending on their skills and interests.
5 years and up
While we do not host birthday parties where lunch and cake are served, we do host children-focused classes of up to 8.