Summer / School Break Camps

Join us in a glass studio in north Ballard. We work with fused (not blown) glass in some unusual ways and go on special field trips. Each class hosts 4-12 children, ages 5-12. Camp is from 9:30 to 3pm.

Can't Make the Whole Week?
Unsure about your schedule? Want to give your kids a shorter taste of glassmaking?
Join us for a day or two of glass camp for select dates!
Tuition is $97 per day (includes all glassmaking supplies, glass and kiln time).

Choose from the following dates:

(Inservice, School Break & Vacation Days)

One-Day Camps:
Mon, June 19
Tue, June 20 FULL
Wed, June 21 FULL
Thu, June 22 FULL
Fri, June 23
Mon, July 11
Tue, July 12
Wed, July 13
Thu, July 14
Mon, August 28
Tue, August 29
Wed, August 30
Thu, August 31
Fri, September 1
Mon, November 20
Tue, November 21
Wed, November 22
Mon, December 18
Tue, December 19
Wed, December 20
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22

Five-Day and Four-Day Camps:

SUMMER CAMPS:
Mon-Fri, June 19 - 23
Tue-Fri, July 11 - 14 (Four Days)
Mon-Fri, July 17 - 21 FULL
Mon-Fri, July 24 - 28 FULL
Tue-Fri, August 15 - 18 (Four Days) FULL
Two options, same week:
Mon-Fri, Aug 28 - Sept 1 OR
Mon-Thu, Aug 28 - 31

What We'll Do:

  • Make hanging glass creations using a variety of glass, including dichroic (two colored) and glow-in-the-dark glass.*
  • Cut out copper pieces to fuse into glass.
  • Go on a field trip (dependent on availability):
    - A walk in the neighborhood to see local art,
    - OR a trip to Golden Gardens to collect beach glass,
    - OR a trip to Bedrock Industries (local recycled-glass art production facility),
    - OR visit a local glass studio to see a hot-glass artist at work.
  • *Each child will make one-and-a-half trays (full tray is 7"x7") of glass ornaments suitable for home or gifts.


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    As the class approaches, you will receive a confirmation email with more details about the class and what you can expect.

    Email me or call me at 206-619-8613 if you would like to pay by check. Note: Space in the class is not guaranteed until payment is received.
    Note: PayPal accepts credit cards without a PayPal account.

    Questions? For more information, call me at 206-619-8613 or email me.


    • Magnets Ready For Firing
    • Studio: Where Our Classes Meet
    • Meet "Ken": Where We Fire Our Pieces
    • Making Glass Humans
    • Window Ornament
    • Loading Ornaments For Firing
    • Window Ornament Ready For Firing
    • Window Ornament Finished!
    • More Magnets!
    • Finished Keychain
    • Jewelry Making
    • Studio: Interior View
    • Workshop Leader, Marcia, With Some of Her Glass Work

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    About Marcia Wiley

    I am a former middle-school teacher (earth science, life science, and geography) turned artist who loves working with children. I coordinated environmental-education projects statewide for the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for many years before reconnecting with my childhood love of glass. I have a degree in geology-biology from Brown University and a graduate degree in natural resources/water education from the University of Michigan. I have trained at the Pilchuck Glass School, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Pratt Fine Arts Center. I am known for my children's glass classes, and brilliant and (practically) indestructible drinking glasses. I am the mother of a delightful eleven-year-old boy.

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