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October 2020

Bead Making Beginners 2 weeks

October 24 @ 10:00 am - October 25 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 24, 2020

$270 2 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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November 2020

Bead Making Intermediate- Hollow Beads 1 day workshop

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$175 6 tickets left

If you are ready to take your bead making to the next level then this class offers you the perfect opportunity to learn some new skills and consolidate some basics along the way. Kathryn will teach students how to create hollow beads. Hollow beads are not only beautiful they allow you to create much bigger beads that are not as weighty as solid beads.  Students are expected to have the basics of bead making under their belt. All tools provided,…

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Beginners Jewellery

November 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on September 23, 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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ongoing kiln formed glass 5 weeks

November 10 @ 9:30 am - December 15 @ 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 15, 2020

$370 7 tickets left

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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ongoing kiln formed glass 5 weeks

November 14 @ 9:45 am - December 19 @ 12:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:45 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

$370 3 tickets left

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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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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January 2021

Beginners Kiln Formed glass 4 weeks

January 30, 2021 @ 1:45 pm - February 20, 2021 @ 4:45 pm
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An event every 4 weeks that begins at 1:45 pm on Saturday, repeating until January 30, 2021

$220 4 tickets left

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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March 2021

Lost wax casting

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

$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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April 2021

Intensive Kiln Formed Glass

April 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - April 8, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 7, 2021

$540 2 tickets left

For: No experience required Course Outline Suited to the beginner,  this four day course is intended to fast track your knowledge and get you started in the world of kiln formed glass.  Covering a wide range of fusing and slumping topics students will become competent very quickly in learning how to design, prepare and construct projects. Students can expect to produce approximately 5 -8 finished pieces; projects can include platters, bowls, wall panels, sculptural pieces or window hangers. This class…

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