Open Studio - Fused Glass

Open Studio - Fused Glass

  • $25.00


Sessions for VAC Glass Students who are taking or have already completed a VAC Class and have permission from their Instructor to work independently in the Glass Studio.  

Fridays, 9AM - 12PM - $20 a Session ($25 non-members)

Sessions are designed for those with previous fused glass experience who are familiar with the VAC Glass Studio and can work without supervision.  Does not include glass, however, glass may be purchased from the VAC Art Supply Store.  Session includes use of studio, tools and firing for 1 item.  Additional items can be fired for $5 per item. Glass, tools, and projects cannot be stored in the Glass Studio.  A rental locker with digital lock is available for $5 a week or $15 a month to store glass, tools, and in-progress art work for those not wanting to transport items to and from home. 

Scheduled VAC Coordinator: Lin Schepperly

You are welcome to use the full 3-hour period, or just a portion of the time, however, the fees are per session, for whatever amount of time you are there. The VAC may substitute Open Studio Session Coordinators with other instructors, advanced students or staff members at any time without notice. 

VAC Members - Don't Forget to SIGN IN (Click HERE) to Receive your Membership Discount!

An Annual Individual VAC Membership costs $60 ($55 to renew) and will pay for itself after receiving a 20% discount on your first few classes! 

CLICK HERE to become a VAC Member


Register Online To reduce personal contact, please register in advance and pay for sessions online. If you have any trouble using the website to register or pay your fees,  please call the VAC at 941-639-8810 (from 10am to 2pm, Monday through Friday) or email and someone will help you.  Please do not show up without registering.  If there are no advance registrations, session may be cancelled.

COVID-19 Precautions: Worktable separations will accommodate social distancing guidelines.  The tables will be wiped before and after each class, however, cleaning wipes will be available in each classroom.  As an extra precaution, we suggest each participant wipe their space before and after use.  Gloves and masks are not required but are available at the front desk for those who wish to use them. Personal hand sprays will also be available. 

We encourage anyone who registers for an Open Studio Session and does not feel well to remain home and let us know.  You will receive full credit for the day.