Short Courses

short-courses


Glass blowing – introduction

Day: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 10am to 4.30pm
Cost: $530

Spend two days on the hotshop floor with 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.

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

Date
January 9 and 10Book online
February 6 and 7Book online
March 5 and 6Book online
April 2 and 3Book online
May 7 and 8Book online
June 4 and 5Book online
July 2 and 3Book online

Glass blowing – the next step

Day: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 10am to 4.30pm
Cost: $530

Consolidate what you have learnt in Beginner Glassblowing and gain more confidence and experience in the hotshop.  You will re-familiarise yourself with the hotshop and molten glass and then work on developing your skills further. This is an exclusive class with only four places available each month.

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

Date
December 19 and 20Book online
January 23 and 24Cancelled
February 20 and 21Book online
March 19 and 20Book online
April 16 and 17Book online
May 21 and 22Book online
June 18 and 19Book online
July 2 and 3Book online

Flameworking – introduction

Day: Saturday
Time: 10am to 4.30pm
Cost: $320

Flameworking is the art of melting and shaping glass over a hot torch or flame. The glass can be made into 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. Minimum of four students required to run class.

Date
December 5Book online
March 5Book online
April 2Book online
June 4Book online

Flameworking – the next step

Day: Sunday
Time: 10am to 4.30pm
Cost: $320

This class will consolidate the flameworking skills you have learnt in the beginners course, helping you gain confidence and experience in this wonderful medium. You will re-familiarise yourself with flameworking techniques and skills and create a range of more complicated pieces.

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

Date
February 7Cancelled
April 3Book online
June 5Book online

Window of light and colour

Day: Saturday
Time:10am to 3.30pm
Cost: $320

Brighten your home with a vibrant window full of light and colour, created by cutting and fusing coloured glass. In this class you’ll learn how to design and create your own beautiful 36x24cm panel without having to work with lead. No glass working experience is required. All materials are provided.

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

Date
December 12Book online
January 9Book online
March 5Book online
May 7Book online
July 2Book online

Glass engraving

Day: Saturday
Time:10am to 4pm
Cost: $260

This exciting new course led by engraver Peter Nilsson will teach you how to create pictures on glass. Suitable for those interested in calligraphy and sketching. You will be taught the basics of engraving by making pictures and text with lines engraved with a dentist’s drill. Examine the old technique of “Intaglio” (negative reliefs) that creates a semi three-dimensional expression. We provide two pieces of float glass for practicing and two tumblers to create some personal designs. Alternatively, bring in your own transparent glass to work on (must be more than 3mm thick).

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

Date
January 9Book online
March 5Book online
May 7Book online
July 9Book online

Glass Casting for Beginners

Day: Saturdays
Time: 10am to 3.30pm
Cost: $320

In one of our most ‘hands-on’ classes you’ll learn how to model your own 3D sculpture in clay and plaster and transform it into a gorgeous glass replica. No direct heat or machines used. All materials are provided.

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

Date
February 6Book online
April 2Book online
June 4Book online

Create a plate

Day: Saturday
Time: 10am to 3.30pm
Cost: $320

Create your own beautiful and functional glass plate while learning about design and the basics of kiln-forming. Choosing from a rainbow of coloured glass you will learn how to cut and fuse the glass to make two coasters and a square plate. No contact with direct heat or flames. All materials provided.

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

Date
February 6Book online
April 2Book online
June 4Book online

Glass beads on a Sunday with Carole Griffith

Day: Sunday
Time: 10am to 1.00pm
Cost: $260

Introduction to Bead making with Carole Griffiths: Carole is an established bead artist and an inspiring teacher; her classes are very popular and loads of fun. 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 three-hour session. Book early as classes are popular.

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

Date
January 10Book online
March 6Book online
May 8Book online
July 3Book online


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