Marbellous Open Day
Celebrate winter in Canberra with a Marbellous day full of fun and glass.
Canberra Glassworks winter open day will include hands on glass activities, live demos by artists, behind the scenes tours and more.
Come play on the two storey high marble run, visit the hot shop to see how marbles are made, watch the creation of the winning Kids Design Comp and explore the shop for marble-like pieces.
“flat” marbles – tile making
25 Minute Workshop
Arrange small pieces of coloured glass and pre-made glass cane to create and fuse your very own Marble inspired tile in this quick, fun and easy workshop.
marble paperweight – Hotshop session
20 Minute Workshop
Make your own Marble Paperweight. Learn how to gather, shape and control molten glass in this quick, fun and unique one-on-one workshop.
marble tumbler – Hotshop session
40 Minute Workshop
Make your own Marble Tumbler. Learn how to gather, shape and control molten glass in this quick, fun and unique one-on-one workshop.
20 Minute Sessions
Create a marbellous abstract work of art using glass marbles and paint in this easy, fun
and action packed art activity.
marble run + bag of marbles
10 Minute sessions
$15 per session
Get a Canberra Glassworks bag of 20 marbles and have a race on the marbellous Marble Run!
Our Marble Run has been custom built for this exciting open day. Designed by artist Emeirely Nucifora-Ryan and built by Canberra Glassworks tech team, this exciting sculpture is a ton of fun.
behind the scenes tour
45 Minute Tour
Go behind the scenes of Canberra Glassworks. See the hidden historic gems, studio spaces and machines used by artists. Visitors will be guided on this special tour of Canberra’s oldest public building, exposing some of its historic features and some creative contemporary glass additions.