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During Covid

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Monday, November 23, 2020

No workshops are being booked at the moment due to the provincially-mandated lockdown.

As soon as lockdown is lifted, we will resume our world-famed glassblowing workshops. Stick with us. We appreciate the support!

Private & Semi-private Workshops Will Be Happening!

Very soon we will be booking workshops again. And we have modified how workshops are run to ensure everyone's health and safety. Please read all the key points below.

About Booking + Group Numbers:

1. People in the same bubble can book a workshop for up to 6 people. Please check out the Private Groups page for more information.

2. Our normal group workshops are available to individuals, and will continue as semi-private. However, we are booking each workshop date & time for up to a maximum of six people instead of the former nine. As such, you may be paired with people you will be meeting for the first time, but we will be ensuring social distancing in the studio.

3. Date nights (for two people) are private as before. 

Health & Safety in and around The Studio

1. The building that houses the Glass Studio is locked during COVID-19, so your instructor will meet you at the Christie Street main doors (Barn 2),  on the West side of the Barns. Please be timely and patient, we are never far away. You will be asked to fill a COVID-related questionnaire once you are inside the Barns.

Your instructor will also take your temperature and let you go home if you should feel unwell, in which case - you can reschedule your workshop FOR FREE. Please email or text Minna at the number in your confirmation email if you know that you are ill on the day of your workshop.

2. Everyone wears masks during workshops, including instructors – except in glass-blowing workshops when you or an instructor is blowing into the pipe.

3. When blowing glass, we are using single-use, disposable paper straws so that no one is putting their mouth on the same plastic mouth piece.

4. You will be given a visor to wear at the studio. You may bring your own face mask if you wish.

5. We are actively and carefully using hand sanitizer during workshops – from the moment of entry into the studio, to all the moments when participants are handling glassblowing tools. Hand sanitizer is available in every corner of the studio.

Health Screening + Waiver

You will undergo health screening before entering the studio.

Our standard waiver is attached to your confirmation email. It must be signed before the workshop to make the process contactless.

If You Are Not Feeling Well

You may cancel on the day of your workshop without a penalty and reschedule without any consequence if you are not feeling well. Please email or text Minna at the number in your confirmation email if you know that you are ill on the day of your workshop.

Rescheduling Due To The Initial Lockdown

Please note that NO refunds will be given at this point related to the studio being shut down in March.

To everyone whose workshop was rescheduled due to the initial lockdown: you are encouraged to reserve a new workshop date + time with a code emailed to you. Please ask for one if you didn’t receive it yet. We will verify every registration at our end and contact you if there is a problem with your code. If you decide to use your personal, one time only code at a later date, it will be valid indefinitely. 

Please email minna@playingwithfire.ca with any questions or concerns regarding rescheduling.
Thanks for reading.
Looking forward to seeing you at the studio.

Best,
Minna Koistinen

Stay Up To Date on COVID-19 

Health & Safety in and around The Studio / when workshops resume:

1. The building that houses the Glass Studio is locked during COVID-19, so your instructor will meet you at the Christie Street main doors (Barn 2),  on the West side of the Barns. Please be timely and patient, we are never far away. You will be asked to fill a COVID-related questionnaire once you are inside the Barns.

Your instructor will also take your temperature and let you go home if you should feel unwell, in which case - you can reschedule your workshop FOR FREE. Please email or text Minna at the number in your confirmation email if you know that you are ill on the day of your workshop.

2. Everyone wears masks during workshops, including instructors – except in glass-blowing workshops when you or an instructor is blowing into the pipe.

3. When blowing glass, we are using single-use, disposable paper straws so that no one is putting their mouth on the same plastic mouth piece.

4. You will be given a visor to wear at the studio. You may bring your own face mask if you wish.

5. We are actively and carefully using hand sanitizer during workshops – from the moment of entry into the studio, to all the moments when participants are handling glassblowing tools. Hand sanitizer is available in every corner of the studio.

Rescheduling Due To The Lockdown

Please note that NO refunds will be given at this point related to the studio being shut down in March.

To everyone whose workshop was rescheduled due to the initial lockdown: you are encouraged to reserve a new workshop date + time with a code emailed to you. Please ask for one if you didn’t receive it yet. We will verify every registration at our end and contact you if there is a problem with your code. If you decide to use your personal, one time only code at a later date, it will be valid indefinitely. 

Please email minna@playingwithfire.ca with any questions or concerns regarding rescheduling.
Thanks for reading.
Looking forward to seeing you at the studio.

Best,
Minna Koistinen

Stay Up To Date on COVID-19