If you're keen on learning new skills using glass as a creative medium, then a beginner's class with the Creative Glass Guild of Queensland is waiting for you. No experience is necessary!
The Guild specialises in teaching and sharing many and varied forms of hand-crafted glass work, including leadlighting, mosaics, bead-making, fusing & slumping, lamp-making, copper foiling and sandblasting.
Class numbers are small and limited, so their expert tutors can provide personalised attention and guidance in friendly, relaxed surroundings.
Book now for one of the following courses commencing in February/March/April 2016:
Participants will create a small leadlight panel, learning the skills to progress to more advanced leadlight projects and lamp creations. Learn the copperfoiling technique to create three dimensional works such as Tiffany-style lampshades and jewellery boxes.
4 February to 7 April (not 17 March) = Thursdays 6.30pm - 9.30pm for 9 weeks
7 March to 18 April; 2 May and 9 May = Mondays 10.00am - 1.00pm for 9 weeks
Participants learn the art of fusing and slumping, using a kiln to heat and join glass to create bowls, plates and objects d'art in a kaleidoscope of shapes and colours. Two different glass projects will be created during the 4 day course.
Creative Glass Guild of Queensland: Glass beadmaking using hothead torch
This one-evening session is designed to introduce participants to the wonderful world of glass bead-making. Participants learn the fundamentals of using a hothead torch and winding molten glass on a mandrel. At the end of the session, you will know how to make a basic round bead. If you like it, you can build skills with 'Practice It' sessions, and a 'Basic Skills' beadmaking Level 3 course.
Create your mosaic on a stepping stone, a terracotta platter or a piece of plywood. The tutor will provide examples of suitable projects at the level that would be appropriate for this course. Students are welcome to select other designs of their own choice for the teacher to assess for suitability. The class covers all the necessary skills and techniques you will need to go onto more advanced mosaic projects.
13 April - 1 June = Wednesdays 6.30pm - 9.30pm for 8 weeks
14 April - 2 June = Thursdays 10.00am - 1.00pm for 8 weeks
Learn about the unique effects that transparency, light and colour can create with mosaic using the glass on glass technique. Students can choose between mosaicing a leaf or a flower design made from UV resistant plexiglass, which can be hung in a window, or put on display in the garden, creating sparkle, colour and interest. This two-day course allows you to try out mosaics before continuing on to a Beginners course.
Sandblasting, also known as sand engraving, creates a three dimensional effect that gives life and tone to clear glass. Choose from a number of beginner designs to create your sandblasted piece. Each of these designs will teach the necessary skills and techniques needed to go onto more advanced projects.