Courses & Workshops

LAVA Art Glass Gallery & Studio offer Workshops and Courses in varying Art Glass principles.

 

We also offer special seasonal workshops at a discounted rate.

 

All workshops and courses are listed below:

Winter Fun

SPECIAL OFFER WORKSHOP

'Hip to be SquAre!

 

        

 

Special workshop offered saturday the 10th and 24th June 2017

 

Come a long with a friend and create!

 

Create your own 'Art that Flows' with this funky, hip, sqaure design!

 

'Project Turtle Plates'

 

Create a kiln formed fused and slumped art glass platter 200mm x 200mm using compatible

colour combinations!

 

The workshop is 2 hours long and basic skills will be taught is a professional studio.

 

The workshop is held at the LAVA Studio,

unit 3/ 15 Bonnefoi Bvde,

Marlston Waterfront,

Bunbury WA 6230

 

The workshop starts at 1pm to 3pm on SATURDAY

Work can be collected during the following saturday.

 DATES: 12th August 2017

              19th August 2017

              26th August 2017

All you need to do is wear covered in shoes and be prepared to have some fun :)

Regular price $160

DISCOUNTED COST $90

 



Other Courses and workshops:

 

The courses are run to your timetable and aim to be flexible, therefore can be on any day except Friday and Saturday.

 

The courses are held at the LAVA Gallery & Studio at the Marlston Waterfront in Bunbury.

All courses are:

 

" Courses are designed to be personable and to teach in a relaxed and creative atmosphere and environment"

 

The teacher, Brenda Ellen is a Glass Artist with twenty years’ experience and believes that because glass comes in so many varying formats, it makes glass extremely welcoming as a medium for artistic, or emotional expression.

 

Brenda Ellen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. INTRODUCTION TO LEADLIGHTING COURSE

     Architectural Art Glass

 

 

Citrus edit macro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SKILL LEVEL - BEGINNER

PRE REQUISITES - NIL

This course is designed to give students an introduction to the art of Leadlighting and the world of Art Glass.

 

You will learn the fundamental principals in the craft of leadlighting. Students will be shown safe and correct methods of leadlighting including glass cutting, leading, soldering and professionally finishing a small leadlight panel. The emphasis of this course is to provide Students with professional instruction to demonstrate and teach correct methods of construction and instil confidence to further explore their glass experiences. This course is an introductory course only, giving glass enthusiasts a taste of the medium. Many facets to leadlighting require advanced instruction and further training. Upon completion of the course there is the opportunity to do an advanced course following.

 

The course starts with an introduction to the many facets of leadlight. The use of glass its properties and creative ways to use glass are discussed. Cartoon design (name given to a leadlight design) is explored, tools, equipment and materials are demonstrated and discussed and studio safety addressed. Students can select a pre designed cartoon or be guided designing their own.

 

The following weeks students are taken through the steps of cutting glass, leading their panels, safe soldering techniques, puttying their panels and finishing off with polishing and alternative display methods.

Classes are one to one to ensure personal attention to your learning requirements.

Course notes are distributed at the completion of the course for reference on future projects
          

 

The Course includes:

 

NOTE: The course is 5 lessons. Classes do not have to be consecutive.

 

The course is flexible to your learning requirements                  

 

Cost of course  $415.00 all inclusive

 

This course is offered by appointment

 

To book into this course you can use one of the following payment options:

 

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2. You can contact the Studio via email; mail@lavaartglass.com.au

 

3. You can call the LAVA Studio with your credit card details on 08 9721 7213

 

 

 

 

 

2. TIFFANY STYLE LAMPSHADES


      Copper Foiling

 

Tiffany lampshade Rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SKILL LEVEL - INTERMEDIATE

PRE REQUISITES - GLASS CUTTING SKILLS RECOMMENDED

 

This course is designed to give students an insight to the art of copper foiling.

 

COPPER FOILING:                           Wrapping pieces of glass in thin copper foil and joining them together with solder

TIFFANY STYLE LAMPSHADE:            Tiffany designed stained glass windows and lampshades

 

The technique will be shown for a ‘panel’ form Tiffany style Lampshade.

 

On completion of this course you would have learnt:

The Course is currently run with one person

 

 

THE COST INCLUDES:

LAMPBASE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST.

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

 

Please note the course runs over a five lesson period


You will work to your own speed and learning requirements over a five lesson time frame not always consecutive weeks.

 

COST OF THE COURSE      $415.00 ALL INCLUSIVE

 

To book into this course you can use one of the following payment options

 

1.

 

2. You can contact the Studio via email; mail@lavaartglass.com.au

 

3. You can call the LAVA Studio with your credit card details on 08 9721 7213

 

 

 

3. DICHROIC EXPERIENCE

     The Bling Thing

     Kiln Formed Glass

 

 Dichroic

 

SKILL LEVEL - BEGINNER

PRE REQUISITES - NIL

 

This course is designed to give you an introduction to the beauty of using glass as components for jewellery, with the inclusion of dichroic glass. Classes are conducted in a professional Art Glass Studio by Brenda Ellen an experienced Glass Artist.

 

FUSING:                     Melting layers of glass to create design

DIICHROIC GLASS:     Glass containing multiple micro-layers of metals or oxides which                                   give the dichroic optical properties.

 

On completion of this course you would have:

                            

  1. Learnt the basic and correct skills required to use glass as an artistic medium and glass cutting techniques
  2. Learnt correct and safe studio procedures
  3. Learnt the principles of heating glass
  4. Been instructed on how to create glass jewellery  components 

 

Courses run with two students at any one time

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

 

 

NOTE: The course is run over three hours and by appointment

 

COST of Course Includes

 

 

Chains are not included in the cost

 

Upon completion of this course you would have made six pendants or three sets including ear rings.

 

COST                $155.00 all inclusive

 

To book onto this course you can use on of the folloing payment options:

 

1.

 

 

2. You can contact the Studio via email; mail@lavaartglass.com.au

 

3. You can call the LAVA Studio with your credit card details on 08 9721 7213

 

          

4. GLASS MOSAICS

 

 Flower mosaic

 

SKILL LEVEL - BEGINNER

PRE REQUISITES - NIL

 

This course is designed to teach students the art of mosaics using glass as the creative medium.

There is an option to make a plaque or something that you may have in mind given the time frame.

 

You will learn how to select and prepare surfaces, design and apply the mosaic, grout and finish off the surface.

 

All the materials are included in the price of the course

 

On completion of the workshop you would have:

 

1. Learnt the fundamentals of mosaic design

2. Learnt the various application and design techniques for mosaics

3. Been exposed to glass as a creative mosaic medium

4. Learnt how to cut glass and use specialised tools for mosaics

5. Made a mosaic platter or item or your choice

6. Received notes on the workshop information

 

This workshop is 16 hours spread over four lessons

 

Price includes: Glass Mosaic Kit (includes: plaque, glass, adhesive, grout, sealant)

Use of studio tools to make your, mosaic.

 

Cost of the course instruction:    $310

 

To book onto this course you can use on of the folloing payment options:

 

1.

 

 

2. You can contact the Studio via email; mail@lavaartglass.com.au

 

3. You can call the LAVA Studio with your credit card details on 08 9721 7213

 

 

 

5. INTRODUCTION TO FUSING & SLUMPING

 

Kiln Formed Glass

 

Fluted bowls

 

SKILL LEVEL - BEGINNER

PRE REQUISITES - NIL

 

This course is designed to give students an introduction to fusing and slumping glass.

 

FUSING:               Melting layers of glass to create design

SLUMPING:           Altering the shape of glass by controlled heating

 

Students can choose to make either a small platter or bowl or an art piece.  

On completion of this course you would have:                       

  1. Learnt the basic and correct skills required to use glass as an artistic medium.
  2. Learnt correct and safe studio procedures.
  3. Explored the behaviour of glass at different heat temperatures
  4. Learnt the principles of heating glass
  5. Discovered the materials used for kiln forming glass
  6. Been instructed on how to build a fused panel               
  7. Been instructed on how to slump glass and shown various alternatives
  8. Build, fused and slumped a project of your choice within a 300mm footprint

 

Courses currently run with one student at any one time

 

The course includes:

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

 

NOTE: The course is run over a two day period


Cost of Course   $310.00 all inclusive

 

Booking options below

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2. You can contact the Studio via email; mail@lavaartglass.com.au

 

3. You can call the LAVA Studio with your credit card details on 08 9721 7213

 

 

6. Childrens Workshop

     Portraits in Glass

   

 

SKILL LEVEL - BEGINNER

PRE REQUISITES - NIL

 

Why not get Creative with your Child and their friends

 

This workshop is designed to give parents and their children and or their friends a fun holiday activity in a professional Art Glass Gallery and make a portrait in glass.

 

The workshop is suitable for children form the age of 5 to young adults.

We will explore self-portraits and transfer images into glass.

 

This workshop is generally offered during school holidays, however can be anytime by appointment.

Parents are required to stay with their children.

 

There is no glass cutting involved and the course is safe and supervised.

 

The course is run over 2.5 hours on one day.

 

COST of Course includes

 

COST $95 per person all inclusive

 

To book onto this course you can use on of the folloing payment options:

 

1.

 

 

2. You can contact the Studio via email; mail@lavaartglass.com.au

 

3. You can call the LAVA Studio with your credit card details on 08 9721 7213

 

 

 7. RAKING & COMBING MOLTEN GLASS

 

    Peacock Raking

 

SKILL LEVEL - INTERMEDIATE

PRE REQUISITES - EXPOSURE TO KILN FORMED GLASS

 

This course is as hot as it gets with kiln formed glass. This course is not a beginners course. Raking is an advanced technique that requires supervision.

 

Raking or combing glass is the manipulation of molten glass by dragging the glass when it is at its hottest.

 

The course is over three stages:

 

On completion of the course you would have learnt:

 

The course includes five hours of tuition, spread over three days.

 

COST OF THE COURSE                                        $310 all inclusive

The cost includes:

 

 

To book onto this course you can use on of the folloing payment options:

 

1.

 

 

2. You can contact the Studio via email; mail@lavaartglass.com.au

 

3. You can call the LAVA Studio with your credit card details on 08 9721 7213

                  

 

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