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Rocketfrog Stained Glass and Mosaic Studios - Term 4 Courses

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Put some colour in your life with glass art

Rocketfrog Stained Glass Studios is currently gearing up for all the fun of a huge set of Term 4 courses. Situated in Mount Gravatt East Rocketfrog Studios is the perfect place for you and your friends to start learning how to turn glass into art. Join in Rocketfrog classes' relaxed and supportive atmosphere made possible by your instructor and glass-guru, Jet Carroll.

Novice or expert you will be catered for and receive personal tutelage necessary for you to rest easy in the knowledge you will be learning something new and exciting. Your personal development when working with glass, in its various forms, is only restricted by your imagination and creativity.

Whether you are starting now or want to further develop your skills the aim of every course at Rocketfrog Studios is FUN. Owner and glass doyen, Jet will guide you up your learning curve in the same way she has helped develop and support so many others that have gone before.

Bookings are essential and are currently being taken for the following Term 4 (October to November, 2017) courses and workshops:

Five Weeks Glass Mosaics Course
Each Sunday from 8 October to 5 November, 2017 from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

You will develop knowledge and skills to start mastering the various techniques of glass mosaics. Jet will provide the know-how and you will make your own creation which could be a mosaic paving stone, terracotta platter, decorated mirror or design on lightweight mosaic board. It's up to you and, with your vision and Jet's support, it will happen.

Learn the fundamentals for creating indoor or outdoor mosaics. Understand design techniques and various adhesives, learn to cut the glass, position it where you want it and grout it into place: Voila! Your masterpiece exists!

Cost for the Five Weeks Glass Mosaics Course is $150.00 per person plus the project cost which will depend on the size and material consumption of your masterpiece.

Everything you need, such as, the workshop, glass, tools and materials is ready for you.
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See how you can share your life with some colourful sunshine

Six Weeks Lead Lighting and Lampshades Course
Each Friday from 6 October to 10 November, 2017 from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

If you think your world could do with some more colour (and who doesn't?) then lead lighting is the way to go. Add a design to a window, create a stained glass mirror, or an autonomous panel; you are only limited by your imagination.

Lead lighting will throw colour all about a room, a wall or hallway and, as it changes with the movement of the sun, it gives you a spectacular and changing display you can enjoy in your home every day. Then, with a lead light lampshade the explosion of colour in your home will continue after the sun goes down.

The Lead Lighting and Lampshade Course starts with your choice of design and then constructing stained glass panels using traditional skills that built those wonderful windows in the great cathedrals of Europe or those beautiful Tiffany lamps.

You need worry about nothing. Once on the course, you will be provided with course notes and given all the necessary support.

Cost for attending the Six Weeks Lead Lighting and Lampshade Course is $180.00 plus the cost of your selected project.
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Day or night; there's a leadlight to suit your needs

Glass Fusing One Day Workshop
Thursday 19th October 9.30-2pm
Thursday 9th November 9.30-2pm
Sunday 12th November 10-2.30pm
Saturday 25th November 10-2.30pm

Pick the workshop date that best suits you and get ready to create your own masterpiece. You'll learn the skills needed to cut glass safely and confidently. Let your imagination run wild and create fused glass art for immediate adornment or, perhaps, for use later in a lead lighting or mosaic project. If you can dream of some artistic incarnation fused glass can make it happen.

The workshops are a fast and fun way for getting acquainted with glass fusing using System 96 glass. The Rocketfrog kiln will fuse your creations at the end of the day's workshop and your glass art pieces will be ready for collection later in the week.

No previous experience is necessary.

Cost for the Glass Fusing One Day Workshop is $105.00 per person which includes the cost of your glass and kiln firings.
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Think it, then fuse it!

Jet Carroll, the owner and instructor at Rocketfrog Studios holds a BA in Architectural Glass and has worked with glass since 1991 and then, since 1999, has taught glass art to all ages including specialist art therapy classes.

Rocketfrog Stained Glass Studios provides a complete service for all custom made stained glass window designs, leadlight repairs and restoration. Jet is happy to discuss commissions for lead lighting, mosaic and glass fusing projects providing professionally made glass art to suit all requirements.

Rocketfrog Studios also maintain a large stock of glass and tool supplies for you to carry out your own stained glass work. If it's not there Jet can get it for you, so just ask.
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This studio answers all your needs

Release that creative drive inside you and start turning what you see in your mind's eye into reality. At Rocketfrog Studios you can't go wrong; you have Jet's help, your ideas, the right equipment, necessary materials and the perfect environment. What are you waiting for?

Course and Workshop bookings are essential and you need to get in quickly as they all fill up rapidly. Please book via email at or give Jet a call on 0421 063 369 to confirm your spaces on the courses you want to take part in.

In the meantime check out the Studio's Facebook page for updates and future course dates.
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Why? We can always do with new skills that put more colour into our lives
When: Courses are running from 6 October until 25 November, 2017
Phone: 0421 063 369
Where: Rocketfrog Stained Glass Studios, Mount Gravatt East
Cost: Leadlighting - $180 plus costs; Mosiac - $150 plus costs; and Glass Fusion $105
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