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March 2021

Lost wax casting

March 9 @ 10:00 am - March 11 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until March 9, 2021

$580

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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Mould Making for Slumping

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$345

Learn how to make simple and effective slump moulds for fused glass. Create shapes that are unique and reusable in fired clay 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, fusing mats, cabochon shapes and simple open face casting. Students will make 3 moulds to…

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April 2021

Screen Printing Intensive

April 14 @ 10:00 am - April 16 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 14, 2021

$720

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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Cold Working with Kirstie Rea 3 days

April 23 @ 10:00 am - April 25 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every 3 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 23, 2021

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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Cold Working with Kirstie Rea

April 27 @ 10:00 am - April 29 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 27, 2021

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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June 2021

Soy candle making workshop

June 12 @ 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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July 2021

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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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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