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metal + glass

Spring workshops & courses at nanopod: Hybrid Studio

Plastique Fantastique! w/Jacques Fortier
6:30-10:00pm, 4 weeks, 2 evenings per week,
Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday evenings.
$260.00 per person, 5 people per course. $100 deposit to hold space.

Working with industrial grade resin and silicone students will learn: How to cast resin sculptures, jewelry & accessories. Color mixing, thickening, embedding objects. Make 1 & 2 part silicone molds. Create time capsules, unique jewelry, memento mori, creatures, and more.

All materials included, NO experience necessary!


From the TV series War of the Worlds, & Friday the 13th, Jacques' knowledge and experience working with resins and silicone is extensive. When it comes to sharing his experience and knowledge of plastics and helping students realize their imagination in plastic form, Jacques is the bomb!

4 week Metal + Glass

Form • Fabricate • Flamework
Learn basic Goldsmithing + Flame-working techniques

6:30-9:30pm, 4 weeks, 2 evenings per week Monday & Wednesday
$260.00 per person, 5 people per course. $100 deposit to hold space.

Techniques covered throughout the 4 weeks/24 hours:

• Basic metal fabrication- drilling, sawing, forming.

• Form a ring band out of Sterling silver (measure your ring size, stamp, hammer finish, roller print, annealing, soldering, polishing, etc.)

• Lost wax- create wax models to be cast in Sterling, Brass or Gold.

• Lo-tech casting techniques: cuttlebone casting in situ.

• Bezel settings and/or tube settings, alternative settings for found objects.

• Flame working- intro to mandrel wound molten glass.

• Enameling copper projects, forming, how to make your own findings and more!
No experience necessary!

metal + glass 2

Form • Fabricate • Flamework • Fuse
Further your Goldsmithing + Flame-working techniques

6:30-10:00pm, 4 weeks, 2 evenings per week Tuesday & Thursday.
$285.00 per person, 5 people per course. $100 deposit to hold space.

Forming, soldering, enameling (and other methods of adding color to metal), hollow-forms, sand casting. Advance your technique, learn new techniques, and/or focus on your favorite techniques. Learn how to pick-solder! Various metal mechanics, simple kinetic forms. All materials included (copper, bronze, enamel powders). Create a small body of work,
focus on 1 incredible object/piece, or make a different piece each evening!


Working as a professional metal artist for over twenty years Tosca's arsenal of techniques is vast and varied. A strong believer in "...anything is possible." and that one learns by doing, the work created by beginning students with little or no previous experience that can be viewed on her nanopod: Hybrid Studio website is a testimony of her ability to transfer the knowledge she has gained.

nanopod classes are structured but not hindered by formality or pre-requisite abilities; nanopod strives to provide an environment in which individual creativity is nurtured and small ideas can flourish to great work in an exceptionally short period of time.

For further workshop and course information please visit the nanopod: Hybrid Studio website.

Register online, over the phone or at the studio using Visa, Mastercard, Interac or cash.

nanopod: Hybrid Studio
322 Harbord Street
Toronto, ON M6G 1H1
647- 780- 4478