Short Courses

Canberra Glassworks hold short courses every first weekend of the month all year round.  Participants are taught by highly respected artists in small class sizes.  For those who are fascinated by the art of glass and all the forms it takes these classes are a wonderful opportunity to explore this art further. If you’ve tried an Make Your Own session and are keen for more, then these classes are for you.

 

NEW classes enrol now!

Glass Bead Making with Carole Griffiths – Sunday, 11 January 2015, 8 March 2015, 10 May 2015

Create A Plate – Saturday, 10 January 2015, 7 March 2015, 2 May 2015

Introduction to Glassblowing – Saturday & Sunday: 10-11 January 2015, 7-8 February 2015, 7-8 March 2015, 4-5 April 2015, 2-3 May 2015, 6-7 June 2015

Glassblowing: Stage 2! – TBA

Window of Light and Colour – Saturday: 7 February 2015, 4 April 2015, 6 June 2015

Introduction to Flameworking – Saturday: 7 February 2015, 4 April 2015, 6 June 2015

Glass Sculpture for Beginners – Saturday: 10 January 2015, 7 March 2015, 2 May 2015

Please see below for class descriptions.

 

Bookings

All adult short courses are booked through CIT Solutions at

http://www.shortcourses.cit.edu.au/categories/list.html?SubcategoryID=554

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Introduction to Bead Making – NEW CLASS!     Bead-making

Learn how to melt molten glass and make your own unique glass beads using a lamp working torch. Expect to make around 20 beads using several techniques in this 3 hour session. Carole Griffiths is an established bead artist and an inspiring teacher; her classes are very popular and loads of fun.  Places are limited for this class so book now to avoid disappointment – 16 years+.

Duration: 10.00am – 1.00pm (1 session of 3 hours)
Location: Canberra Glassworks
Cost: $245.00 (inc GST)

 

Introduction to Glass Blowing   Intro-to-Glassblowing

Beginning Glassblowing is the best way to get down amongst the action here at the Canberra Glassworks. Spend 2 days on the hotshop floor amongst the artists learning the basics of glassblowing. Gather molten glass out of the furnace and learn to shape it into vessels. You will be encouraged to work in teams as well as receiving one-on-one instruction with an emphasis on safety and teamwork.  This is an exclusive class with only four places offered a month. Enrol now so you don’t miss out.

No glass working experience is required. There are no hidden costs in this class, all materials are provided.

Duration: 10am-4.30pm x 2 sessions
Location: Canberra Glassworks
Cost: $495.00 (inc GST)
Click on the link above to take you to the CIT website to sign up.

 

 

More glass blowing at Canberra Glassworks.

Have you done a Glassblowing class at the Canberra Glassworks? Has it left you wanting more?  Well we have just the thing for you!  Students who have completed an Introduction to Glassblowing class are invited to join us here at the Glassworks to learn more about this beautiful art form. Over two 6 hour sessions students will build on the skills they learned in their first class, creating clear and coloured vessels with award winning glass artist Brian Corr.

Be quick, places won’t last long! Places are limited for this rewarding weekend so book now to avoid disappointment. Don’t worry if it has been a while since you did a class with us, Brian can cater to all skill levels.

Ages: 14 and above
Click on the link above to take you to the CIT website to sign up.

 

 

Window of Light and Colour   Window-light-colour

Have you done a stained glass class and fallen in love with the beauty of a window full of light and colour? Have you always been fascinated by the possibilities of fused glass? Whatever your reason this class will be sure to brighten up your home! Use coloured glass to create a panel to hang in your window that is 36x 24cm. This is a fused window so there is no toxic lead to handle. Learn the basic elements of design as well as how to cut and fuse glass in this class.

No glass working experience is required.

Duration: 10am to 4.30pm x 1 session
Location: Canberra Glassworks
Cost: $280.00 (inc GST)
Click on the link above to take you to the CIT website to sign up.

 

 

Glass Sculpture for Beginners  Sculpture-for-Beginners

In the class Glass Sculpture for Beginners, students learn to transform their own 3D clay sculpture into a gorgeous glass replica. This is our most ‘hands on’ class. There is no direct heat or use of machines in this class but there will be clay and plaster used. Make room on the special shelf! You will treasure your glass pieces for years.

No glass working experience is required. There are no hidden costs in this class, all materials are provided.

Duration: 10am-3.30pm x 1 sessions
Location: Canberra Glassworks
Cost: $280.00 (inc GST)
Click on the link above to take you to the CIT website to sign up.

 

 

Create a Plate   Create-a-Plate

Make a piece of artwork that is not only beautiful but functional as well.Have you ever wondered how to cut or fuse glass? In one session you will learn the basics of kiln forming whilst creating your very own glass plate in this class which has a focus on design. You will design and make 2 coasters and a square plate choosing from a rainbow of coloured glass.  There is no glass experience necessary for this class and no contact with direct heat or flames.

No glass working experience is required. There are no hidden costs in this class, all materials are provided.

Duration: 10am to 4.30pm x 1 sessions
Location: Canberra Glassworks
Cost: $280.00 (inc GST)
Click on the link above to take you to the CIT website to sign up.

 

 

Flameworking – Introduction  Intro-to-Flameworking

What is flameworking?  It is the art of melting and shaping glass over a hot torch or flame.  The glass can be made into beads, marbles, perfume bottles, sculpted animals and much more! This class is perfect for you if you have done a beading class and want to explore the medium further or if you want to learn how to make beautiful sculpted objects in glass. Think glassblowing on a smaller, more intimate scale.

No glass working experience is required. There are no hidden costs in this class, all materials are provided.

Duration: 10am to 4.30pm x 1 sessions
Location: Canberra Glassworks
Cost: $280.00 (inc GST)
Click on the link above to take you to the CIT website to sign up.


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