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Published April 21st 2016
Get into glass and see through to your creativity
Now here is something I can speak with authority on — well, maybe that should be, speak from experience — as I'm not really an authoritative kind of guy. When we lived in New Zealand, a lifetime ago, I did some leadlighting for our little 1930s villa and found the whole process to be, among many other good things, stimulating, creative and relaxing. And now here's your chance to share that experience.
Jet Carroll ofRocketfrog Stained Glass Studios is set up in her new facilities at Mount Gravatt East and is already running some of the most incredible leadlighting, glass fusing and mosaic classes available. Take your pick of one or all of these future opportunities:
6 Week Lead Lighting Course held from 10.00am to 1.00pm on Fridays for $180;
5 Week Glass Mosaic Course Sundays from 10.00am to 1.00pm on Sundays for $150; and
1 Day Fun Day Glass Fusing Workshop for $95.
You could also join in on one of the casual classes should you need some expert help just to finish off a project already underway or to help your creativity in a quiet, built-for-purpose and supportive atmosphere. These casual classes cost $25 for a 3 hour workshop.
Copperfoiling for finer work and Leadlighting classes are all on offer.
In addition to leadlighting, Jet also teaches the beautiful art of glass fusing at her studio. Glass fusing is often referred to as warm glass, or glass art fusion where pieces of glass are arranged in a layered manner and heated in a kiln to about 810 degrees Centigrade.
Beautiful leadlight window with a fused bee insert
You will be stunned and excited with the amazing results you can get by manipulating glass inside the kiln. Your fused glass projects will result in unique and beautiful designs for all sorts of glass objects including jewellery pieces, funky magnets and tea light holders. You can incorporate your fusing class creations into your leadlight or mosaic designs. What you can do is only limited by your imagination (and a little help from Jet).
Jet will be running her next One Day Fun Day Glass Fusing Workshops on Friday, 17 June and Sunday, 19 June, 2016. Cost per person is $95. Give it a go and make yourself a seriously cute piece of glass.
Just like leadlighting, mosaics will bring out your creative side and Jet will support you through the technical bits. Have a vision, create a design, select your coloured glass and you will really make that coffee table pop.
Impress your friends and serve them coffee on a table like this
The workshops are suitable for all skill levels from beginners to advanced. The best part of learning at Rocketfrog Stained Glass Studios is you always receive the help and support you need to progress at your own pace.
If you can find four or more friends who also want the perfect opportunity to release their creative yearnings Jet will run a course for groups of five or more and she will develop it to suit your specific needs.
There are also weekly mosaic and stained glass classes for beginners available. Come and learn a new skill and make your own masterpiece and, remember, whatever you create will be unique.
Only the best birds will bathe in your yard when you offer them a bath like this
Working with glass is a wonderful and fulfilling pastime that will have you completely involved both mentally and physically in the creation of a masterpiece. Join in, meet lots of new friends and learn some glass art skills in a relaxed and creative environment. The classes are kept small to enable personal attention at all critical points during your creative phases.
If you are already into leadlighting you will know how important it is to have the proper tools and materials. Rocketfrog Stained Glass Studios has a wide-range of glass art supplies for creating the next great work of art and to effect any lead light repairs. It's all there, tools and materials including a vast selection of glass for your personal projects.
A great workshop with tools and glass; what more could you need?
Jet holds a BA in Architectural Glass and has been working with glass since 1991. She has been teaching glass art to all ages, including specialist art therapy classes, since 1999 .
Jet also takes commissions and can provide professionally stained and/or leaded glass to suit your needs. At Rocketfrog Stained Glass Studios you can get 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 stained glass work.
Please Note: Workshop bookings are essential as class sizes are limited and fill quickly. Additionally, the studio's workshop and shop are open by appointment only.
To make your bookings and appointments contact Jet at Rocketfrog Stained Glass Studios by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 0421 063 369.
In the meantime check out the studio's Facebook page for updates and future course dates. Why not make an enquiry now and start your creative future?