Before spring break, I had a guest artist come in to teach a little about glass fusing. I'm personally slightly obsessed with glass, and I thought it would be a great medium for the students to be exposed to. Glass fusing is an easy process and everyone is successful!
The students were given some background information about the different types of glass that can be used, how they differ from stained glass and what happens to the glass when it gets fired in a kiln. They were also taught how to use specific tools for cutting glass.
|Glass and materials|
Students were offered the choice of making either a 4" tile, which can be used as a coaster, turned into a nightlight, or simply hung in a frame as wall art:
Or a pendant which could also be used as a keychain:
I absolutely love the variety in each design and the students really enjoyed the project. I already have 5th graders asking if they will be able to make these when they get to 7th grade!