Inclusions:

All materials and tool use

Skill Level:

Beginner

Price:

$ 500.00

Course Start Date & Time:

Course Details:

OMG This is such a great workshop for a creative introduction to Glass for Jewellery
  • Lunch will be provided for the 3 days
  • Maximum number of students in class 3
1-day Dichroic glass fusing workshop I will assist you with design and cutting and YES you can do it!!!

Maximum number of students in class 3

  • Discover the wonders, beauty & magic properties of Glass !! & make your own STAND OUT FASHION JEWELLERY
  • This is a workshop with realistic achievable professional learning outcomes for all levels including the raw beginner!!
  • Positions fill quickly for these workshops so avoid disappointment book early
  • Glass Test Pieces & Dichroic tests available to assist you in your colour and layering decisions.
  • Students will be encouraged to design cut and make shapes of their choice with assistance.
  •  This is a great workshop, and an interesting way to cross over DICHROIC glass into your future jewellery designs.
  • HDD offers kiln firing services which will allow you to continue working with glass in the future by having access to a kiln if you don’t have one. See kiln firing services

WHAT’S INCLUDED in your workshop

  • Tuition & discussion of glass and its properties.
  •  Students will have their own designated areas, with all tools and grinding machine (procedure, use & care of will be explained)
  • All Glasses – dichroic – shapes – stringers – fritt
  • A selection of ring findings for students use
  • Notes (extensive soft copy) along with suggested firing schedule
  • Kiln firings of all work completed in the workshop.

 TECHNIQUES COVERED in Workshop

  • All students will have safety cutting grid mats to work on safety procedures: discussed & practiced with glass handling & compatibility
  • Colour and design principles discussed.
  • Students will have samples of finished work to inspire creativity over 50 colour test pieces –  test boards to assist them in their choices.
  • How to Layer the glass pieces, & add glass fusing pieces to enhance the final designs. Various methods will be discussed how to attach your finished glass pieces to make wearable jewellery.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

  •  Notebook – Apron
  • Your enthusiasm to learn a fabulous new skill!
IMPORTANT!!!  please wear covered in shoes & no loose clothing

WHAT YOU WILL MAKE IN THIS WORKSHOPS

  • Glass pieces that can be designed & made into Jewellery
  • HDD Studio is fully equipped with findings and bails should you want to purchase them)
  • Pendants – Earrings – Brooches – Rings
  • Students will be encouraged to work shapes that interest them.Level 1
  • Square & or rectangle shapes for Rings or pendants (pendant can have holes drilled for hanging or hi-fire wire added for loop additions, to be later wire wrapped for hanging)
  • Students practice cutting glass before they move on to their pieces.
  • Preparing the glass, for the final touches.
  • How to layer your pieces up ready for firing.
  • Getting the work on the shelves ready for firing
  •  Kilns will fire as soon as the work is loaded or overnight!
  • As this is a 1-day workshop, work will be posted to students
Extras
  • Depending on time students can make extra pieces so please come with some of your ideas & of drawings and I will do my best to help you achieve your goals.
  • QUALITY over QUANTITY is my mantra!

Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion Jewellery awards students Certificates on Completion of all workshops

 

Wine & Cheese will be served after this workshop for those that would like to relax before heading home