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May 2020

Ongoing Kiln Formed Glass 6 weeks

May 30 @ 9:45 am - 12:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:45 am on Saturday, repeating until June 27, 2020

$440

In these classes students are presented with the opportunity to continue to develop their own style of work under the guidance of a teacher and alongside peers of a similar level. Students are welcome to explore and develop any techniques they like in the area of kiln formed glass. In the ongoing classes we introduce students to all our coldworking equipment, with the outcome of producing works of a professional standard. These classes are very popular so book in early…

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Beginners Kiln Formed Glass 4 weeks

May 30 @ 1:45 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:45 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 13, 2020

$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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June 2020

Ongoing Kiln Formed Glass 6 weeks

June 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 23, 2020

$440

In these classes students are presented with the opportunity to continue to develop their own style of work under the guidance of a teacher and alongside peers of a similar level. Students are welcome to explore and develop any techniques they like in the area of kiln formed glass. In the ongoing classes we introduce students to all our coldworking equipment, with the outcome of producing works of a professional standard. These classes are very popular so book in early…

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Screen Printing Intensive

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until June 5, 2020

$720 10 tickets left

This class is designed for those who want to gain a full understand of the possibilities of image making utilising screen printing techniques with glass. Students will be guided through each process, allowing them to fully grasp the possibilities of each different application presented in the workshop. The emphasis of the workshop is for students to develop a personal language in glass, utilising images created by the students rather than images commercially available. While no experience in glass painting or…

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Kiln Formed Glass Level 2, 4 weeks

June 20 @ 1:45 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:45 pm on Saturday, repeating until July 11, 2020

$240 4 tickets left

This class is open to students who have completed fusing and slumping level 1 and want to continue to improve their skills and expand their knowledge base under the guidance of a tutor. Students will continue to work on their own projects while each week a new topic is introduced giving them an opportunity to try new techniques. Topics covered in this class include kiln carving, dilution, colour reactions, working with bubbles, torch work to pull stringer and make twisties…

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Casting a perfect bowl

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until June 26, 2020

$595 10 tickets left

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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July 2020

Lost wax casting

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 3, 2020

$580 10 tickets left

This is your opportunity to learn a casting technique that will allow you to create fully three-dimensional glass forms. It is an extremely versatile process, enabling you to make almost limitless solid glass forms. The method involves making a refractory mould around a wax model. The wax is then removed - or 'lost' - to create a cavity, which is then filled with molten glass. In this intensive three-day course you'll be stepped through each part of the casting process.…

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Bead Making Beginners 2 weeks

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until July 11, 2020

$270 8 tickets left

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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Scraptacular- Stacking

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$110 9 tickets left

Continuing on with our series of classes looking at how to use up scrap glass we have this workshop that investigates stacking strap and firing at high temperatures to create interesting sheets of glass that can be used for slumping or design features for other fused projects.  The new glass sheets will utilise heat, dilution and movement to make one-off creations. Students need to provide scrap glass 

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Cold Working with Kirstie Rea 3 days

July 12 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until July 14, 2020

Coldworking, as it sounds, is changing the shape or surface texture of glass using tools and processes that do not rely on heat. Coldworking methods include grinding, carving, engraving, polishing, sandblasting, and other techniques to give your work a professional finish. Learn the basics of coldworking with glass artist and coldworking expert Kirstie Rea. Kirstie will take the class through the proper use of each coldworking machine at Blue Dog Glass. Students will also be set projects that will allow…

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