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May 2020

Beginners Jewellery 2 weeks

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 9, 2020

$320 4 tickets left

Would you like to learn the basics of handmade jewellery? Create a few small basic jewellery objects, miniature artworks that can be worn. Teaching the basics of jewellery fabrication, the tutor thoroughly explains all aspects of the related health and safety, processes, tools, metal, general tips, design considerations and students practicing techniques. Upon completion students have the knowledge to continue to make basic jewellery pieces on their own. Please note all tools and equipment are provided, students will need to…

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Wax modelling and metal casting for jewellery 2 weeks

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 9, 2020

$270 10 tickets left

Explore the world of handmade cast jewellery. Learn how to create one-off jewellery objects or miniature artworks that can be worn. Students will learn about health and safety, casting processes, tools, materials (hard wax, soft wax and metal casting), general tips, design considerations, tricks and practicing techniques. Upon completion students have the knowledge to continue to practice their wax working and casting on their own. All tools and equipment are provided, but students will need to pay for their casting…

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Murrine Tile Making 2 weeks

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until May 29, 2020

$490 8 tickets left

Murrine are tiles of pattern that have been created by layering up a design in a block of glass, melting it together then cutting it with a diamond saw. These tiles are then fused into a final piece of glass to create interesting and repetitive patterns. Often in the kiln forming studio we will make these in the form of pattern bars, however true murrine cane is stretched out in a glory hole (hot box in a glass blowing studio)…

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Intro to Powder Printing

May 28 @ 10:00 am
$145 10 tickets left

Discover a new way to create imagery on glass using glass powders. Drawing on traditional screen printing processes, this easy-to-learn Powder Printing technique will introduce students to a wide range of creative possibilities using a screen and the extensive colour palette of Bullseye powders. It produces subtle colours, surprisingly clear images and an easy to clean work space (no messy screen printing inks to wash up). This half day workshop includes a brief talk on how screens are exposed, then…

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June 2020

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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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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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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Intro to Powder Printing

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$145 10 tickets left

Discover a new way to create imagery on glass using glass powders. Drawing on traditional screen printing processes, this easy-to-learn Powder Printing technique will introduce students to a wide range of creative possibilities using a screen and the extensive colour palette of Bullseye powders. It produces subtle colours, surprisingly clear images and an easy to clean work space (no messy screen printing inks to wash up). This half day workshop includes a brief talk on how screens are exposed, then…

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Cold Working with Kirstie Rea

July 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until July 18, 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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