Fused Glass Workshop for Beginners

Create your own homewares with kiln formed glass in the Macedon Ranges



2 hours Class size 1 to 10

label $120 - $130 (or 4 payments of $30 - $32.50 Afterpay)
($130 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $120 for 2+ guests)


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  • If you're fully COVID-19 vaccinated, you can attend this class anytime
  • If you're not fully COVID-19 vaccinated, you'll need to wait for the government to announce the re-opening date for unvaccinated people

Discover a new medium while working with warm glass to create a large glass platter and set of coasters to take home.

You will be guided in the basics of glass working, including breaking and shaping and designing with glass.

Everyone will be provided with appropriate sized bases of glass for their projects to ensure a solid finished piece after firing. Then working with glass pieces, frits, powders, stringers, and beads you will create and glue your designs ready for firing.

A range of ceramic moulds for shaping platters will also be discussed and you can choose to shape your artwork into a functional dish or leave flat as a piece of art. Each piece will then be put through our kiln 1-3 times depending on the desired finish and shape of your piece.

As the kilns take time to heat and cool, the glass projects will need to be collected after the class, dependent on the amount of work in the firing queue platters can take up to 2 weeks to be completed.

Anyone who wishes to have their pieces returned via post can arrange this individually with the studio at the end of the workshop.

Accessibility
Leadlight By Ettore's studio is fully accessible for mobility aids and wheelchairs, if you require our modified wheelchair workbench please notify us upon booking.

Please note
Sessions at The Old Auction House require a minimum of four participants to run. In the event that we do not have sufficient students, we will cancel the class and contact you a minimum of 24 hours prior to the session to organise a full refund or transfer to another date.



Knowledge required
This class is suitable for beginners - no experience is necessary. This is an adult workshop and is suitable for ages 16 and above.
 
What you'll get
  • Design and create a square platter (250mm x 250mm)
  • A set of four coasters
  • Learn the basics of working with fused glass
What to bring
  • Just bring yourself - tea and coffee are provided for students in the lunchroom and may be drunk in the studio. No food or alcohol is allowed in the glass studio.
  • All participants must wear closed-toed shoes, and long hair must be tied back. Loose flowing clothing is not recommended in the studio and participants are reminded that while aprons are provided it is recommended to wear clothing they do not mind getting dirty.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.


Leadlight By Ettore (your teacher) adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

See additional precautions taken   

All Studio spaces and tools will be disinfected prior to each session, density quotas and social distancing adhered to during sessions, masks will be required in line with restrictions and alcohol wipes and gloves will be made available for participant use.
Location

The Old Auction House - Studio 1 - Leadlight By Ettore, 52-56 Mollison St, Kyneton VIC

Your teacher
Leadlight By Ettore

Leadlight By Ettore

4.9 (17)

Leadlight By Ettore has been teaching Glass Arts in the Macedon Ranges for over 40 years. The studio is a multi-generational business with both Ettore and his daughter Rhain running 10 week term classes, weekend workshops, private groups and parties as well as school holiday programs. The studio also produces fused glass, copper-foiled and mosaic pieces as well as repairs and commissions of leadlight panels. Over the sessions, one or both may be in attendance as your teacher.




Your host
The Old Auction House
The Old Auction House

4.9 (152)
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The Old Auction House is an independently run multi-use arts precinct located in the regional Victorian town of Kyneton, just an hour north of Melbourne. Housed in a historic weatherboard building, which served as the much loved Ferris auction rooms for over 80 years, the precinct opened in April 2017 and is home to a variety of artistic spaces.

The Old Auction House is currently home to a retail shop specialising in quality Australian handmade items, four working artist studios including local glass artists Leadlight By Ettore, a teaching space for visiting artists, and two gallery spaces with rotating exhibitions.

The Old Auction House is open 7 days and the entire space has been renovated to be accessible for those with prams, wheelchairs, and mobility issues.

The Old Auction House has a focus on community engagement in the arts. Each studio runs a variety of classes with different artists and materials throughout the year.

Please have a look through our full list of classes to see the range of crafts and skills you can learn with our tutors or get in touch to book a private group session or party.


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Mary Potter Nov 2021


Very enjoyable, well organised and easy for crafty beginners! Can’t wait to see our finished works.

Stuart Worner Nov 2021


Very supportive and helpful tutor who explained techniques in good detail. Well lit & comfortable work area with ample materials provided. Very social environment to learn new skills. Easy access and close parking. Thank you to all the staff.

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Stuart Worner

Josette Aldridge Nov 2021


Great fun, Rhaine was very approachable, easy going, friendly and informative. Lovely atmosphere and very friendly bunch of ladies in our class.

Fused Glass Workshop for Beginners review by Josette Aldridge

Jill Pope Nov 2021


Venue was very good; teacher was extremely good, and very helpful. The length of time seem very adequate

Julie McLaren Nov 2021


Great teacher and venue. Learnt the basics of glass fusing and will have a useful and unique momento.

Manuela Jorg May 2021


Great studio and teacher. Easy class no prior experience needed. Location easily accessible by public transport.

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Kate Car May 2021


Highly recommend.
This class was run by Rhaine who was so helpful and friendly. Great value for money and so much fun I have done it twice already. Terrific venue, easy to find and park then spent the afternoon exploring Kyneton.
Excited to collect our finished plates and coasters in a couple of weeks.

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Kate Car Sydney

Melinda Hogeboom May 2021


Great value and easy instructions that let you be creative rather than directing what you do. I had a lot of fun. I went by myself but would also make a fun group activity. Loved it!

Colleen Nolan May 2021


A beautiful workshop space and plenty of opportunities to create something special. Great activity to do with a group of friends.

Shirley Hardy-Rix Feb 2021


This is the second glass fusion workshop I have done and I enjoyed it more the second time. It is amazing what you can create in just two hours. I would highly recommend this workshop.

Shirley Hardy-Rix Feb 2021


The class was great fun. We were able to trim glass to fit our designs and got plenty of good advice - can't wait to see the finished product.

Marg McDonald Feb 2021


Great day. Wonderful to extend our creative side in a safe and supportive environment. Many thanks.

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Marg McDonald

Emma Halloran Feb 2021


Lovely, helpful, knowledgeable teacher in a beautiful gallery setting. Time flew by such fun creating my glass project.

Melita George Jan 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Great teacher and such a fun activity! Was so patient with answering all my questions :) Absolutely recommend!

Christina Cregan Dec 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Fantastic workshop - within 2 hours it's easy to create something very individual and beautiful under the guidance of Rhain - and the space is so fabulous!

Georgi Cahill Dec 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Fabulous fun with a great teacher who explained the process clearly and encouraged the creativity in everyone. Highly recommended.

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Georgi Cahill

Lee Atkinson Oct 2020


Loved this class so much I’m going to sign up to do another one!
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