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March 2020

Glass Casting 4-6th March

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

$580 3 tickets left

Always wanted to learn how to cast glass? Then this class is for you! In this three day intensive workshop students will produce two cast glass projects using two different methods of production. Topics covered include: modeling in clay, open face casting, determining volume of glass, refractory mould making, box casting, master mould making, cleaning and basic finishing of glass. There will also be a demonstration in class on hand-building moulds for more complex casting. All mould materials included in…

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Powder printing

March 7 @ 1:45 pm - 4:45 pm
$145 9 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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Firing Schedules for Glass

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$95 11 tickets left

Do you have a kiln and not sure how to successfully fire it for glass? Or are you interested in understanding how glass fires in a variety of situations? Then this is the class for you. In this class a variety of topics will be covered to enable you to better understand how glass works in a kiln and thus have greater success when firing glass. We will discuss firing schedules for various situations including slumping, tack fusing, full fusing,…

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Screen Printing 101

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
$290 10 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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April 2020

Mould Making for Slumping

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$325 8 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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Cold Working with Kirstie Rea 3 days

April 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until April 16, 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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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 5 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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Framed Frit Drawing 3 weeks

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 16, 2020

$230 10 tickets left

Frits and powders can provide a wide range of additional colours and textures to your work. In this workshop you will explore 3 techniques of applying powders and frits. In session 1 (2.5hours) you will create images on 3 x 15cm square panels with brushed on, sifted and stenciled frits and powders. Once fired, in session 2 (2.5 hours) you will select two of these techniques and explore them further and create another 2 x 15cm panels. In session 3…

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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 9 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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