Our education program engages students through glass, an important material in our everyday life and a medium for artistic use
We offer a number of tours and workshops for children from four to 18 years, ranging from 25 minute workshops to tailored classes running over several weeks. Tours can be specially tailored to match your teaching focus, including science, history and art themes.
- All hot glass needs to ‘anneal’ (cool down slowly at a controlled rate) in a kiln overnight, so arrangements need to be made to return to collect the work made by your students, allowing at least 48 hours before doing so. Alternatively, the item can be mailed to a specified address (postage is extra).
- Due to Workplace Health and Safety guidelines, all participants must wear closed footwear, non-synthetic clothing and ensure long hair is tied back. Failure to do so may result in being unable to attend the class.
|Tour Name||Short description||Duration||Cost||Booking request|
|Discovery Tour||A behind the scenes tour of all things Glassworks, including demonstrations||45 min||$12.50 per student||Submit a booking request|
|Discovery See & Do Tour||A behind the scenes tour, followed by a fusing workshop with a professional teaching artist||90 min||$30 per student||Submit a booking request|
|Glass & Science Tour||An exciting demonstration-based tour that explores all things glass and science||45 min||$30 per student||Submit a booking request|
|Tailored Classes||Got something you are looking at in class? Want us to come up with a program that links in with your lesson plans? Talk to us about a tailored experience.||Varies||Varies||Submit a booking request|
The Canberra Glasswork is offering a 20 per cent discount for any ACT schools booking for the Window on Learning education program during 2016.
Presented in collaboration with the ANU School of Art Glass Workshop, Glass Outreach will provide young people in the ACT from year seven to ten with a hands-on opportunity to learn about fusing and casting techniques in their own school environment. The program includes:
- a teaching artist from Canberra Glassworks and a teaching assistant from the ANU School of Art
- the opportunity for students to their own fused or cast glass art works during two three-hour workshops at school
- teacher resource materials to assist in developing their work between the workshops
Note: There are specific facility and technical requirements for this program. Where these cannot be met at school, the Glass Outreach program can be presented at Canberra Glassworks. The cost will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
ACT School Residency
An ACT School Residency will be offered to one student in year 11 or 12 who is attending an ACT College or senior school. The residency will include:
- $500 allowance (towards lessons or materials)
- studio space for a two-week period
- introduction to glass techniques, equipment and processes with support from staff, artists and the Canberra Glassworks Creative Fellow
- work experience in arts administration and the technical management of the Canberra Glassworks
The 2016 ACT School Residency has been filled. Details for the program in 2017 will be released closer to the date.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 6260 7005
The 2016 ACT School 20% Discount, Glass Outreach Program and the ACT School Residency is supported by Community Partner Capital Chemist.