Glassblowing

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Discover Glassblowing

Duration: Two full days
Days:
Saturday and Sunday
Time: 10am to 4.30pm
Cost: $560

The best way to get down amongst the action at the Canberra Glassworks. Spend two days amongst the artists in the glassblowing studio learning the basics of glassblowing. Expert glassblowers will teach you the foundations of this ancient art form in a safe educational environment. You will gather molten glass out of the furnace and learn the techniques to shape it into different vessels and forms.

No glassworking experience is required. Minimum of three students required to run class.

Date
July 21 and 22Book online
August 4 and 5Book online
August 18 and 19Book online
October 6 and 7Book online
October 20 and 21Book online
November 17 and 18Book online
December 1 and 2Book online
December 15 and 16Book online

Next Steps Glassblowing

Duration: Two full days
Days:
Saturday and Sunday
Time: 10am to 4.30pm
Cost: $560

This class will consolidate what you have learnt in Discover Glassblowing (prerequisite) and will help you gain confidence and experience. Re-familiarise yourself with the hotshop and work on developing your skills. Students will be encouraged to design their own simple forms and begin to incorporate basic colour, under the supervision of teaching artists.

Participants must have completed Discover Glassblowing within the past two years. Minimum of three students required to run class.

Date
September 1 and 2Book online
November 3 and 4Book online

Complete Glassblowing (Part A)

Duration: 4 x 3-hour sessions
Day:
Thursday
Time: 5:30pm – 8pm
Cost: $750

Over the course of four weeks learn the basics of glassblowing. Gather molten glass out of the furnace and learn to shape it into vessels and more. You will be encouraged to work in teams, while receiving one-on-one instruction with an emphasis on safety. This is an exclusive class with only four places offered each semester. No glass working experience is required. All materials are provided.

Minimum of three students required to run class.

Date
August 2, 9, 16 and 23Book online

Complete Glassblowing (Part B)

Duration: 4 x 3-hour sessions
Day: Thursday
Time: 5:30pm – 8pm
Cost: $750

Over four weeks build on the skills gained in Part A of Complete Glassblowing. Gather molten glass out of the furnace and learn to shape it into vessels. Work in teams with your fellow students, while receiving one-on-one instruction with an emphasis on safety. This is an exclusive class with only four places offered each semester. Participation in a beginners glassblowing course required. All materials are provided.

Minimum of three students required to run class.

Date
October 4, 11, 18 and 25Book online

Murrini Madness

Duration: Four full days
Day: Thursday
Time: 5:30pm – 8pm
Cost: $750

This four-day workshop will teach you the basics of the Murrini glass technique – an ancient art revived by  Venetian glassmakers in the 16th century. Learn how to cut and stack glass to create a basic image or pattern and pull this into a long rod in the hotshop. You’ll then chop the rod into small tiles, create a pattern and fuse them together before rolling it into a basic form in the hotshop. Places strictly limited to four students per class.

Date
September 15, 16, 22 and 23Book online

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