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Glassmaking Supplies

Glass making supplies: sheet glass, frit, rod glass, moulds, refractories, screen printing supplies, tools & equipment.

Classes

Classes for all levels from beginners to experienced glass artists. Glass bead making, slumping, fusing, glass blowing and guest master classes.

Glass Studio Hire

Studio, kiln and equipment for hire to experienced glass artists. Open Studio sessions are an affordable way to use our facilities.

Studio Appointments

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June 2021

Open studio

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$40

Open studio time for anyone who has attended classes at Blue Dog before and would like to use our facilities. Please note a staff member is present however the class is not tutored. Cold working equipment and firings are charged extra

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July 2021

open studio

July 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$40

Open studio time for anyone who has attended classes at Blue Dog before and would like to use our facilities. Please note a staff member is present however the class is not tutored. Cold working equipment and firings are charged extra

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Screen Printing 101

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$290

Learn how to screen print directly onto glass and permanently fire paint onto the surface of the glass, which can be used as stand alone pieces or incorporated into other fused projects. In this workshop students will be introduced to screen printing techniques including: correct setup, types of paints, firing the glass, preparing an image and an explanation on exposing a screen. Students will use our prepared screens with images we have selected, there is an opportunity for students to…

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August 2021

soy candle making workshop

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$95

Learn how to make fragrant soy candles that will make the perfect gift this festive session. We all love candles and they can be easily made at home with very little equipment. Our workshop will cover all the basics to get your started: -correct waxes to use - wick sizing -sections of fragrance and blending. Correct ratios for wax volumes. Synthetic v essential  -heating and handling wax safely and optimum temperatures. Students can expect to confidently walk away with enough…

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Bead Making Beginners 2 weeks

August 21 @ 10:00 am - August 22 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 21, 2021

$270

Venture into the world of hot glass! Create one-off glass beads, miniature artworks that others will marvel at. Teaching the basics of glass beadmaking, the tutor thoroughly explains all aspects of the process, no experience is necessary. Students need good eyesight and the steady use of both hands. Scheduled class times are highly structured with a balance between demonstrations and students practicing techniques. Upon completion students have the knowledge to continue to practice their bead making skills in their own…

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Soap making

August 28 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$140

Learn how to make all natural, quality soap using the heat and pour method of soap making.  You will learn how to prepare, make and pour your natural soaps that contain no nasties Topics covered in class include: additives such as essential oils, colouring, spices, clays, oils for moisturising, exfoliants; OH&S; correct moulds; cutting and storing soaps. All materials are included in the workshop. Students will make 4 bars of soap and learn all the skill to enable them to…

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Casting a perfect bowl

August 30 @ 10:00 am - September 1 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 30, 2021

$610

Running over three days this workshop covers aspects of lost wax casting while learning how to creating deep sided glass bowls. With most aspects of kiln forming we are limited to shallow bowls and platters, casting allows us to create forms that are not normally available to us. Building the form in wax allows you to create deep sided and/or elaborately formed bowls, these are then cast in a refractory mould and hot glass is cast into the cavity during…

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September 2021

Beginners Kiln Formed Glass 4 weeks

September 11 @ 1:45 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:45 pm on Friday, repeating until September 11, 2021

$220

This introductory course is suited to the absolute beginner and is also open to students with some glass experience who wish to continue to extend their skills. Students will be instructed on how to prepare, design and construct fused and slumped glass projects. Topics include: cutting glass, glass selection, preparing glass for firing,  fusing and slumping. Some glass provided. Additional materials will cost from $80, depending on projects. Students can expect to produce approximately 3-5 finished pieces; projects can include…

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Soap making

September 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$140

Learn how to make all natural, quality soap using the heat and pour method of soap making.  You will learn how to prepare, make and pour your natural soaps that contain no nasties Topics covered in class include: additives such as essential oils, colouring, spices, clays, oils for moisturising, exfoliants; OH&S; correct moulds; cutting and storing soaps. All materials are included in the workshop. Students will make 4 bars of soap and learn all the skill to enable them to…

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October 2021

Ian Chadwick Masterclass 5 days

October 19 @ 9:30 am - October 23 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until October 19, 2021

ADVANCED PATTERN MAKING IN KILN-FORMED GLASS: An Investigation into Linear Symmetry with Ian Chadwick Symmetry can be used as a fundamental design tool. Symmetry is used by man and nature as a device to add continuity, balance and harmony to a chaotic universe, its use in art and design, consequently, attains an aesthetic of order and familiarity.   In this five-day course participants will explore principles of advanced pattern forming in fused glass. Using pre-formed Bullseye coloured glass striped sheets,…

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