2 Day Tempered Glass Mosaic Workshop

with mosaic artist Cherie Dobbie

October 3-4, 2020  

October 3 Saturday 10am -4pm & October 4 Sunday 10am -1pm


Tempered glass is an interesting medium that can be applied to many projects such as back splashes, tiles, fireplace surrounds, garden stones and a variety of art projects.

Visit Cherie’s website to see her tempered glass mosaic artwork


In this 2 day workshop students will learn the technique of designing, glazing and grouting with tempered glass as well as taking it a step further and integrating stained glass, glass on edge, images and other potential ‘found’ objects into an 8″ x 10″ piece of art for a wall or easel display.

This workshop is open to all students from beginner to intermediate

Cost: $325 plus tax

All tools and material are provided

Students are encouraged to bring images and objects to include into their artwork if they choose.


To register or reserve your seat contact us at:

Cheeky Monkey Glassworks
427 Terminal Ave. N.
(250) 754-5254





Book your ideal time and day to save on glass and supplies.

  • By appointment only. Your sale is available by appointment only, contact info below
  • One appointment per customer. Only one appointment and one shopping trip per customer to receive the sale price. Your one appointment is good for 2 hours

August 12


September 30, 2020


Schedule your own Annual Sale appointment, time & days available

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9:30-11:30 / 12-2 / 2:30-4:30
10:30-12:30 / 1:30-3:30

Contact us now to schedule your appointment

   Call (250)754-5254
   Text (250)754-0129
   Email  shop@cheekymonkeyglass.ca
   Facebook messagefacebook.com/cheekymonkeyglass

  • 75% off Stained, Fusing & Mosaic Pattern Books
  • 50% off Red Tagged Stained Glass from Top Bins
  • 25% off Stained & Fusible Sheet Glass
  • 25% off Stained & Fused Glass Tools, Supplies & Lamp Bases (excluding irons, grinders & Boron Nitrate)
  • 25% off Slumping Molds
  • 25% off Finished Glass Artwork
  • 20% off 104 Rods, Beading Tools, Supplies
  • 15% off Soldering Irons and Glass Grinders

*To support social distancing please do not bring other shoppers with you unless they have an appointment booked at the same time.


* Only 4 customers in the shop at a time, wear a mask, enter and exit through the back door and use the hand sanitizer provided. 



We are open for business and look forward to seeing your masked face!  Please use the back door and sanitize your hands with sanitizer that you’ll find at the door.  Maximum of 4 customers in the studio at one time.

Stay safe and make art!!


We are happy to continue with phone in orders as well, 250-754-5254, if that works better for you.

Place an order, pay by e-transfer or credit card, and pick up at the back door of the studio, or we are happy to ship it to you too.

We will update this post when Kelley Knickerbocker is able to travel to Nanaimo and teach this class

Date: TBD – Due to US/Canada travel restrictions regarding Covid-19 this class is postponed.

This Workshop is being taught by guest instructor Kelley Knickerbocker from Seattle


Picassiette* is the process of transforming crockery and found objects into mosaic. What makes crockery so tempting and ideal for mosaic is not only its availability, ease of cutting, and varied glazes, but its unique curvatures, bumps and protrusions that translate to gorgeous dimensionality in tesserae.

In this technique-rich, hands-on workshop, Kelley ramps picassiette up an innovative notch with her unusual methods of cutting/setting not only the flat surfaces of plates and other ceramic ware, but the lips, feet, rims, handles, lids, spouts, and more, including the exposing/tinting of the inner clay body. Students will learn cutting tools and techniques; setting in mortar to maximize sculptural/dimensional possibilities; building a cohesive color/material palette, and composing with crockery’s challenging curves and bumps.

*Thought to be derived from the French slang “piquer” (to steal) + “assiette” (plate).

Cost: $385 (plus supplies to be determined) for two days.


Start date T.B.A.

Come in and learn the copper foil method.




Glass supplies are included in this class, but tools are separate. Feel free to bring any tools you may have or try ours before purchasing what you need.

Tool Rental $25 a day

What would work with your schedule, let us know!!!

Annual Events
Brenda and Cheeky Monkey Glassworks host two fun in-shop events,
a Summer Sale and a Christmas Open House. You can also see Brenda at the Annual Island Glass Art Spring Show & Sale.

Monthly Events
Workshops are approximately once a month. Let Brenda know if you’re interested, when she has enough students for a class she’ll put together the dates.