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See the light with a creative glass class
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:

Introduction to Leadlight & Copperfoiling

Copperfoil lampshade
Creative Glass Guild of Queensland: Copperfoil lampshade

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

Cost: $370.00 includes all materials

Introduction to Fusing & Slumping

Fusing and slumping
Creative Glass Guild of Queensland: Fused and slumped pieces

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.


Friday 19 February (Day 1) = 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Saturday 20 February (Day 2) = 9.30am - 4.00pm
Saturday 27 February (Day 3) = 9.30am - 4.00pm
Saturday 5 March (Day 4) = 9.30am - 12.00pm

Cost: $350.00 including all materials

'Try It' Beadmaking Level 1

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.


Tuesday 15 March = 6.30pm - 9.00pm

Cost: $35.00 including all materials

Mosaics - Beginners

Creative Glass Guild of Queensland: Glass Mosaics Class

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

Cost: $340.00 including all materials

Leaf or Flower Sculptures - Glass on Glass Technique

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.


Sunday 13 March (Day 1) = 9.30am - 3.00pm
Sunday 20 March (Day 2) = 9.30am - 11.30am

Cost: $85.00 includes all materials.

Sandblasting - Beginners

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.


Saturday 16 April (Day 1) = 9.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday 23 April (Day 2) = 9.00am - 4.00pm

Cost: $240.00 includes all materials.

For more information and to book online, visit the Creative Glass Guild of Queensland website.
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