Glass Painting and Decorating

Glass painting and decorating is much simpler then stained glass yet creates an equally beautiful piece of artwork.  The painting technique can look similar to traditional stained glass although  colours are generally brighter and more versatile. Glass painting and decorating can be as challenging or as simple as you like; kiln fired or not. No great painting or drawing skills are required – a little practice and patience is all you need.


WORKSHOPS

Faux Murrine Coaster – Fusible glass enameling

Tutor: Deb Gallon

Faux Murrine coasterLearn about mixing and application of enamels to make a kiln-fused 6mm coaster with a faux murrine appearance. Drawing or painting skills are not necessary as you will be shown how to apply enamels in a simple dot-like fashion. This will allow you to apply enamels in other simple projects. Care of brushes will also be taught and unused enamels may be taken home to continue creative journey. Further examples will be shown for inspiration and, if time permits, tutor will explain how these are made.

Numbers: Minimum 5 with maximum 7

Prerequisite: No experience necessary.
Note: Workshop is not a replacement for beginners fusing and slumping course.

When: Saturday (4 hours) 12:30pm – 4:30pm

  • GPW1: 20 February [FULL]
  • GPW4: 20 March [FULL]

Cost: $100.00 – for all materials including 12 colours of enamels, glass and use of kiln.

Garden Stake – Fusible glass enameling

Tutor: Deb Gallon

Garden stakeBuild on your basic enameling skills to create a fused garden stake with a waratah motif. Using the provided pattern and with teacher guidance, prepare the glass stake before painting a simple waratah design onto the glass. While completion of the faux murrine workshop would be an advantage, time will be allocated for developing basic enamelling skills (mixing of enamels, brush use and care), or, to refresh techniques already learnt. Unused enamels may be taken home to continue your creative journey.

Numbers: Minimum 5 with maximum 7

Prerequisite: Ability to score and break a straight line (Basic Glass cutting skill). No drawing, painting or fusing background required. Note: Workshop is not a replacement for beginners fusing and slumping course.

When: Sunday (6 hours) 9.30am – 3.30pm

Cost: $120.00 – for all materials including 4 colours of enamels, glass and use of kiln.

Spiral Mandalas – Fusible glass enameling

Tutor: Deb Gallon

Explore the beauty of spiral mandalas to make a fused 20cm x 20cm kitchen trivet using glass enamels and mandala dotting tools. While completion of the faux murrine workshop would be an advantage, time will be allocated for developing basic enamelling skills (mixing of enamels, brush use and care), or, to refresh techniques already learnt. Decorate a small smooth glassed jar with acrylics in the same style using two acrylic colours. Unused enamels may be taken home to continue your creative journey.

Numbers: Minimum 5 with maximum 7

Prerequisite: No experience required. No drawing, painting or fusing background required. Note: Workshop is not a replacement for beginners fusing and slumping course.

When: Sunday (6 hours) 9.30am – 3.30pm

Cost: $125.00 – for all materials including 2 colours of enamels, glass and use of kiln. Student to supply smooth sided coffee jar.

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