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, 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:

SPRING CAMPS:
Mon-Fri, April 17 - 21

SUMMER CAMPS:
Tue-Fri, July 11 - 14 (Four Days)
Mon-Fri, July 17 - 21 FULL
Mon-Fri, July 24 - 28
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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    One-Day Camps and Individual Days in August and September:

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    Four-Day Camps

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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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