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July 2020

Screen Printing 101

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
$290 2 tickets left

In this workshop students will be introduced to screen printing on glass. Techniques covered will include: preparing screen using drawn images, photos and text, different paints for different applications, firing and how to use screen printing tools correctly for glass. Students have the opportunity to have an image that they work on in class printed onto glass.  All materials included. Explanation on preparing a screen, hand-cutting stencils, exposing a screen, selecting suitable glass paints, mixing onglazes and basic firing schedules.…

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Mould Making for Slumping

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$325 5 tickets left

Learn how to make simple and effective slump moulds for fused glass. Create shapes that are unique and reusable in fired clay, fibre and Ceramaguard. We will guide you through modeling and firing clay to produce moulds that give your work a new dimension and allow you to produce glass that is truly unique. These moulds can be used repetitively and can be used for slumping, cabochon shapes and simple open face casting. Students will make 3 moulds to take…

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August 2020

Intro to Powder Printing

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$145

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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October 2020

Lost wax casting

October 28 @ 10:00 am - October 30 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 28, 2020

$580 3 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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November 2020

Screen Printing Intensive

November 4 @ 10:00 am - November 6 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 4, 2020

$720 4 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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Beginners Jewellery

November 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 13, 2020 at 9:00 am

$320 3 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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Cold Working with Kirstie Rea 3 days

November 30 @ 10:00 am - December 2 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every 3 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until December 1, 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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December 2020

Cold Working with Kirstie Rea

December 4 @ 10:00 am - December 6 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until December 4, 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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