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Rocketfrog Stained Glass and Mosaic Studios; Term 2 Courses

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Jet Carroll of Rocketfrog Stained Glass Studios has all the facilities at Mount Gravatt East for you and your friends to start learning how to have fun with glass. Term 2 is about to start so book your spot in the class room. Speed is of the essence as Rocketfrog classes are kept small to keep the relaxed and supportive environment created by your instructor and glass-guru, Jet.

Your personal development, when working with glass in its various forms, is only restricted by your imagination and creativity. You can never completely master the art as there is always 'another way' but, believe me, you will enjoy trying!

Whether you are a beginner or want to further develop your skills the object at Rocketfrog is FUN. Jet takes care to take the time and help develop and support everybody so you will learn something new whether you're a beginning, intermediate or advanced student.

Bookings are essential and are being taken for the following Term 2 (April to June, 2017) courses and workshops:

Five Weeks Glass Mosaics Course
Each Friday from 21 April to 26 May, 2017 from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

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During this course you will be guided through the intricacies of glass mosaics by Jet. She will support you as you make your own creation whether it's a mosaic paving stone, terracotta platter, decorated mirror or even a lightweight foam core board cut to size. Think of something and, with your vision and Jet's support, it will happen.

You will learn the fundamentals of designing and developing indoor and outdoor mosaics as well as glass cutting, positioning and grouting.

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

Everything you need is ready for you; the environment, glass, tools and materials are all available.

Six Weeks Lead Lighting Course
Each Sunday from 23 April to 28 May, 2017 from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

Ever wanted to put some colour into your patio, your bedroom or, for that matter, anywhere else in your home? Then lead lighting is the skill you need. It gives you the colours of the rainbows and more. It lights a room, a wall or hallway and then it changes with the movement of the sun. Lead lighting gives you a spectacular and fluid display to be enjoyed all day.

Jet's Lead Lighting Course teaches how to design and construct a stained glass panel using the traditional skills used to build the huge windows in the great cathedrals of Europe.

Select a design and then cut the glass to the shapes and sizes to fit your design. Create a panel for a window, mirror or other type of artwork (you are only limited by your imagination and, even then, Jet can help with that!).

Then, when you have all the bits to hand you will be guided through the steps required to construct your panel. These include construction of the panel by cutting and soldering the lead cames to hold the glass into place and then cementing and polishing the final result.

There is nothing you need worry about with the course as you will be provided with compete course notes with all the necessary support including extra design advice, using glass cutting and panel construction tools during the process as well as how to measure and fit your window panels.

Cost for attending the Six Weeks Lead Lighting Course is $180.00 plus the cost of your selected project.

Glass Fusing One Day Fun Days
Thursday, 8 June, 2017 from 9.30am to 2.00pm.
Sunday, 11 June, 2017 from 10.00am to 2.30pm.

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In this one day you will create a true masterpiece in a fast and fun way as you are introduced to glass fusing with System 96 glass. You'll use the kiln to fuse your glass creations and take home some very fine jewellery pendants, coasters, tiles, suncatchers and many other beautiful pieces.

Learn the skills needed to cut glass into shapes you want and let your imagination run wild to create the fused glass for adornment or, perhaps, for use later in a lead lighting or mosaic project. There is no limit to the use of fused glass.

By the end of the day your piece will be fired in Rocketfrog's kiln and will be ready for your collection at the same time in the next week. No previous experience is necessary but, if you have done it before, you can still come along and have that fun all over again!

Cost for the Glass Fusing One Day Fun Day is $105.00 per person and for that you are provided with the glass and kiln firings.

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Jet Carroll, owner and instructor at Rocketfrog holds a BA in Architectural Glass and has been working with glass since 1991. Since 1999 she has taught glass art to all ages including specialist art therapy classes.

Jet is happy to discuss commissions for lead lighting, mosaic and glass fusing projects and can provide professionally stained and/or leaded glass to suit all requirements. At Rocketfrog Stained Glass Studios you will receive a complete service for all your custom made stained glass window designs, leadlight repairs and restoration as well as all the glass and tool supplies necessary for you to carry out your own stained glass work.

We all have a creative drive screaming inside us to be released and this is the perfect way to bring yours to the surface. You can't go wrong at Rocketfrog join together; your ideas, Jet's help, the right equipment and materials and the perfect environment. What are you waiting for?

Get in quickly as the small classes 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? Learn some new skills and have fun at the same time.
When: 21 April to 26 May, 2017; 23 April to 28 May, 2017; 8 June, 2017 and 11 June, 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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