Glass Blowing Beginners Workshop: Level Two

Continue to the next level of blowing and sculpting glass via flame



7 hours 1 to 8

label $290 - $310 or 4 payments of $72.50 - $77.50 Afterpay
($290 for Concession, $310 for Adult)



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If you still want to attend this class, please first consider government restrictions in NSW. If you are currently allowed to attend, but are later prevented from doing so, we will either postpone your booking, or refund you. You are always welcome to gift this class.

Continue to the next level of blowing and sculpting glass via flame, taught by glass artist Mark Eliott. This is a truly hands-on workshop over one day that is perfect for beginners who have completed the Level One workshop or intermediates with previous flame-work experience. 

Working with seasonal colours of glass, this one-day workshop will cover:
- The basics of glass blowing using an oxygen-propane torch 
- Using a variety of glass materials both clear and coloured borosilicate glass
- Techniques such as sculpting, joining, stretching, blowing, encasement and colour
mixing as well as safety reminders.

You are using both right and left parts of the brain when you plan how to make your glass creation, using creativity and improvising on the spot. You will make a variety of glass objects that you can take home for your family and friends to admire. Whether glass animals, trees, flowers, abstract creations, vessels and wearable objects.

During the day there will be a 40-minute break for lunch where you can either BYO lunch or there are a variety of lovely cafes outside of the studio. There will also be two x 10 min flexible breaks during the day where tea is provided. It's important to take a break when working with heat!

This workshop is great for team bonding or reward or as a gift for that creative loved
one.



Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:



Knowledge Required
- Anyone who has completed the Level One workshop or intermediates with previous flame-work experience.
- Suitable for ages 10+ only when accompanied by a responsible adult. Minimum unaccompanied age 16.
- This workshop is great for team bonding or as a gift for that creative loved one.
 
What you'll get
Make and keep a variety of glass objects that you'll design yourself, and which you can take home for your family and friends to admire. Makes for a unique gift too!
 
What to bring
You must wear proper clothing - long sleeves and long pants from cotton or other non flammable material. So no shorts or tees! Full covered shoes at all times and best to tie long hair back on the day.
 
Suitable for

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 10 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

Location

107 Redfern Street, Redfern NSW

Your teacher can also travel within 10km of Redfern for private classes

Your teacher
Mark Eliott
Mark Eliott
(Mark Eliott Glass)

30 years experience in glassblowing

5.0 (67)

Mark Eliott is a contemporary artist working Primarily in flame-worked glass and also incorporating a variety of media such as music, stop-motion animation and wood carving.

Mark completed a Master of visual arts and Master of studio arts at Sydney College of the arts as well as associate diploma in Jazz studies (saxophone) at Sydney conservatorium of music.

Collaborations with other artists are also a feature of Marks work, for example the stop-motion animation project with Jack McGrath for which they coined the term Flame-ation (flame-glass animation). This work aims to bring glass to life by presenting the object together with animation, and sometimes, live performance.

Mark teaches flame-work – particularly at Canberra Glassworks where he also does interactive demonstrations. He has exhibited internationally and has a strong interest in environmental issues.


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5

• Mar 2020


Mark is a fantastic teacher! He’s super chill, amazingly creative but also informative, making sure we all enjoyed ourselves and got the most out of the class. Working with glass was a lot more challenging than I expected but still heaps of fun. And at the end of the day, we were able to take home our little glass objects to keep as a memento!

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Sarah Pranic Sydney
5

• Feb 2020


The class was very free flowing but structured at the same time, I felt like I could be creative and I would get help if I needed
The knowledge that Mark passes on is fantastic
I will be attending more classes for sure
5

• Jan 2020


Fantastic Class, working with glass was a lot harder and a lot more enjoyable than anticipated. Mark is a wonderful teacher and a true talent.
5

• Jan 2020


Awesome class. Thoroughly enjoyed. Very practical and hands on from the get go and came home with a bunch of glass works.
5

• Jan 2020


Mark's enthusiasm and interest provided for both an absorbing and engaging experience for myself and it certainly appeared, all who attended his class.

Thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for an experience in creating something that is individual and rewarding.
5

• Jan 2020


This class was brilliant. Mark was knowledgeable, helpful and an inspiring teacher. Would definitely go back for the second class

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5

• Dec 2019


the teacher is great, really enjoyed the class and with the desire to explore more for glass blowing
5

• Dec 2019


A very interesting experience. My wife and I are not creative or artistic and so this was a great challenge for us. There was a perfect amount of instructions and tutorials and you felt that there was progression in your skill level throughout the day, while appreciating the skill of the true glassblowing artists. It certainly isn’t as easy as it looks on TV but you certainly come home with a few pieces of your own creation.
5

• Dec 2019


Fantastic class and experience. My partner and I did this class in December and bought this for my partners xmas gift - it was well worth it than material items. Mark was a great teacher, provided explanations and also helped out when I struggled with a few techniques. We got to make a few pieces and at the end had freedom to do whatever we wanted. The blowing part of the workshop was very fun but also very hard. This is a great class for people who want to do something different and get insight into how glass is made.
5

• Nov 2019


Mark was great. He was able to incorporate both safety and instruction into the workshop quite seamlessly. His manner of teaching was both engaging and insightful and made for a brilliant day of fun. Facilities were more than adequate with coffee and tea provided. Really happy with the experience and I've become quite attached to the beautiful monsters I created there.

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Seamus O'Reilly
5

• Oct 2019


This was a brilliant hands on workshop where you are able to make make many interesting and creative pieces. The teacher, Mark Eliott was a great teacher, very generous and encouraging and clearly a skillful master of his craft. I would highly recommend this workshop for any skill level, it was fun and informative and awesome outcomes are definitely achievable!

Glass Blowing Beginners Workshop: Level One review by Shannon Foster
5

• Oct 2019


I had a fantastic time learning how to work with glass from Mark. The course had a great relaxed atmosphere and the balance between guidance and freedom to explore freely was perfect. We were introduced to a range of different glass making techniques and got a great foundational understanding of how glass is worked from Mark. I loved the course and I am definitely keen to do some more glass blowing in the future.
5

• Sep 2019


Mark's class was great! It was challenging yet approachable. He's very hands-on, supportive, and clearly passionate about glass blowing and passing that skill on to others. Definitely recommend!

Glass Blowing Beginners Workshop: Level One review by Christie Cash Sydney
4

• Sep 2019


The session was well run, plenty of materials and quality equipment. Mark was very knowledgeable in the medium, and had a welcoming and friendly manner. In terms of the venue a bit better lighting would be helpful.

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Jude Kirby
5

• Aug 2019


My wife and I had an awesome day with Mark. He was very informative throughout the day and answered every query we asked. Mark made the day super fun and I highly recommend anyone to attend who has an interest in glass blowing.
5

• Aug 2019


The workshop was fantastic. Marc is an extremely talented craftman and patient teacher. He was excellent at demonstrating in an efficient manner, and extremely helpful through the lesson, going well above and beyond expectations. 100% recommend to anyone keen on giving glass sculpturing and glass blowing a crack (pun intented!)
5

• Aug 2019


Great experience overall, very informative and great as a taster or introduction to flame work. Would recommend

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Leanne Jan
5

• Aug 2019


A great day with Mark today at the beginner's glass blowing workshop in Redfern. Mark is extremely patient, genuine, passionate and highly encouraging - I couldn't imagine a better instructor! Accomplished artist and skilled teacher. Two thumbs up!

Glass Blowing Beginners Workshop: Level One review by Kevin Lee Sydney
4

• Aug 2019


Teacher is very kind and great demonstration. Wonderful workshop display full equipment in my first time experience that let me so excited and enhance my interest
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