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The Science of Fused Glass

This exciting residency introduces your students to the amazing world of fused art glass.

From its first discovery after lightening struck sand, to the highly technical properties of medical grade glass, glass has been an amazing medium with many unique scientific properties. Understanding the properties of glass becomes an exciting exploration when students are introduced to the art of glass fusing.

Many different forms of glass are brought into the class room for students to experiment with - sheet glass, frit, stringer, and confetti glass; as well as amazing glass that strikes from one color to another after firing. Some glass is opaque, some transparent and some translucent. Some types of glass have a thin iridescent coating and some have elements embedded in the sheet!

Kimberly transforms your art room into a glass studio, where students are invited to explore, touch and create with a huge variety of art glass in all its forms.

Projects range in complexity based on the grade and age in the classroom. These projects are suitable for students from kindergarten through to grade 12.

Although the focus is on the experience of working with glass, Kimberly ensures every student feels successful regardless of their skill level or challenges.