Blue Dog Summer School 2017 is coming!

Blue Dog Glass is excited to announce its new line up of classes for January 2017

We have often been asked why we don’t run classes over the Christmas school holidays. Well, come January 2017 that’s exactly what we’re doing. Running over two and a half weeks, we have a huge range of short courses on offer in our new Summer School program. And there are several new classes that haven’t been on our program before, just to get you even more excited.

So just jump in and get creative!


Here’s what’s on offer (click the links for full class details):

Wax Modelling and casting for Jewellery with Kathryn Wardill (beginners & beyond)
Venture into the world of handmade cast jewellery with one-off, wearable miniature artwork. Thursday Evenings 6-9pm 5th, 12th and 19th January

Introduction to Powder Printing (beginners & beyond)
Drawing on traditional screen printing processes, this technique introduces students to a wide range of creative possibilities using a screen and the extensive colour palette of glass powders. Friday 6th January, 10am -1pm

Marketing: you and your brand (beginners & beyond)
Isy Laderman will lead you through a day of branding and marketing, starting the day by sharing her own journey, sharing information and then leading into an open forum. Saturday 7th January, 9.30-11.30am

Marketing: the general do’s and don’ts (beginners & beyond)
This class covers general marketing tips for artists and crafts people, led by one of Australia’s shining stars, Isy Laderman. Saturday 7th January, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Hot-Poppin’: Upcycling Glass Bottles (beginners & beyond)
This class will teach you how to ‘up-cycle’ glass bottles and jars into fun and functional vases, tumblers and jewellery. Monday 9th January, 10am -1pm

Cold Working 101 with Laurel Kohut (intermediate)
Cold working glass allows you to take your work to the next level in terms of a cleaner, professional finish. Monday & Tuesday 10th & 11th January, 10am -1pm

Photoresist Image Making on Glass (Sandblasting) (beginners & beyond)
This class looks at using Photoresist stencil material and sandblasting to create detailed images, text and patterns on glass . Thursday & Friday 12th & 13th January, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Mask Making (beginners & beyond)
Have you ever wanted to make a Venetian style mask or work with fused glass? In this class you can do both! Thursday 12th January, 10am -1pm

Bead Making Introduction with Kathryn Wardill (beginners & beyond)
Be introduced to the world of hot glass – on a small scale. Saturday & Sunday 14th & 15th January, 10am -4pm

One Day Plate Making (beginners & beyond)
This one day workshop guides you through glass making basics to produce two finished platters, bowls or plates using our samples as starting points. Friday 13th January, 10am – 3pm

Fused Bracelet Making (beginners & beyond)
Learn how to manipulate hot glass in the kiln to form solid fused glass bracelets. Tuesday & Wednesday 17th & 18th January, 10am – 12.30pm

Vitrigraph – the basics (intermediate)
In this workshop, students learn how to prepare for firing in a vitrigraph kiln and safely pull and manipulate vitrigraph stringers. Thursday 19th January, 10am – 1pm

Screen printing (beginners & beyond)
Be introduced to the world of screen printing on glass. Friday 20th January, 10am – 3.30pm

Glass Wafers (some experience)
Wafers are super-thin sheets of glass. Using powders and stencils, students will create a range of decorative elements that can be used in later fusing projects. Saturday 21st January, 9.45am – 12.45pm

Over-reaction (some experience)
This class is all about exploring chemical reactions with various glass colours and inclusions such as metals. Saturday 21st January, 2pm – 5pm

Exploring the Spaces (drawing) with Leigh Camilleri (beginners & beyond)
This workshop encourages students to explore the potential of drawing as they investigate design, texture, line, construction and form through observation. Sunday, Monday & Tuesday 22nd, 23rd & 24th January, 9.30am – 4pm

Prerequisites explained:
Beginners: classes suitable for absolute beginners with no glass experience required
Some experience: at least a basic understanding of Kiln Forming/Fusing & Slumping
Intermediate: requires at least completion of a Level 1 Kiln Forming/Fusing & Slumping class