Glassmaking Experiences for All Ages!

School Break Days & Summer 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 4-14 children, ages 5-12. Camp is from 9:30 to 3:30pm.

Choose from the following dates:

(Inservice, School Break & Vacation Days)

One-Day Camps:
2017
Mon, December 18 (Seattle Public School) FULL
Tue, December 19 (Seattle Public School) FULL
Wed, December 20 (Seattle Public School) FULL
Thu, December 21 (Seattle Public School) FULL
Fri, December 22 (Seattle Public School)

2018
Tue, January 2
Fri, January 12 (Meridian School)
Mon, January 15 (Martin Luther King Day)
Wed, January 31 (Seattle Public School Break Day)
Mon, February 19 (Meridian School, Seattle Public Schools)
Tue, February 20 (Meridian School, Seattle Public Schools)
Wed, February 21 (Seattle Public Schools)
Thu, February 22 (Seattle Public Schools)
Fri, February 23 (Seattle Public Schools)
Fri, March 9 (Meridian School)
Mon, March 12 (Meridian School)
Mon, April 2 (Meridian School)
Tue, April 3 (Meridian School)
Wed, April 4 (Meridian School)
Thu, April 5 (Meridian School)
Fri, April 6 (Meridian School)
Mon, April 9 (Meridian School, Seattle Public Schools)
Tue, April 10 (Meridian School, Seattle Public Schools)
Wed, April 11 (Meridian School, Seattle Public Schools)
Thu, April 12 (Meridian School, Seattle Public Schools)
Fri, April 13 (Meridian School, Seattle Public Schools)
Mon, April 16 (Seattle Country Day School)
Tue, April 17 (Seattle Country Day School)
Wed, April 18 (Seattle Country Day School)
Thu, April 19 (Seattle Country Day School)
Fri, April 20 (Seattle Country Day School)
Fri, May 25 (Meridian School)

Spring Camps:
Mon-Fri, February 19-23 (Seattle Public Schools)
Mon-Fri, April 2-6 (Meridian School)
Mon-Fri, April 16-20 (Seattle Country Day School)
Mon-Fri, April 9-13 (Meridian School, Seattle Public Schools)

Summer Camps 2018
Mon-Fri, June 25-29
Mon-Fri, July 2-6
Mon-Fri, July 30-Aug 3
Mon-Fri, Aug 6-10
Mon-Fri, Aug 20-24

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 art suitable for home or gifts.


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    One-Day Camps and Individual Day Options:

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    Spring and Summer 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 fourteen-year-old boy.

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