WEEKLY CLASS / COURSE OPTION – 5 WEEKS
- MONDAY EVENINGS 6 – 8:30PM / START 6th JULY
- THURSDAY MORNINGS 10 – 12:30PM / START 9th JULY
What is Glass Fusing?
Fusing is the technique of joining two or more pieces of glass by heat in a kiln. There are many different glass fusing techniques which can potentially expand a lifetime of interest and exploration. Art Mania Studio has a number of kilns set up ready to process your creative projects once you complete the ground work in class. Fee has a depth of knowledge and passion to pass onto her students and teachers working with her.
‘I feel many people think of glass and a difficult medium to work with, and often reflect similarities to that of stained glass windows, yet they are worlds apart on the scheme to things.
Fee began her glass fusing journey over 23 years ago, commenced teaching in Newcastle 10 years ago and regularly attends Melbourne to advance her skill set, enabling her to take her teachers and students further into the glass fusing world.
For those who are interested in almost instant outcomes – this one is for you. In our 5 week beginners level you will have the choice of project, colours and how you would prefer it to feel once it has gone through the kiln process. Some students have made a glass piece each week (depending on size), so the courses offered are certainly fruitful.
As everyone has different tastes and colour choices, the course does not cover materials costs, we leave that for the student to choose what appeals to them at the time. There are many exciting samples in the gallery area at the studio to see just how stunning this medium is once it is completed.
What you get:
- Guidance & expert tuition from your teachers, Andrew Clarke and Fee Madigan;
- Tools to use on the day
- Learning to cut glass
- Instruction on warm glass practises (fusing)
- Using crushed glass to create landscapes, seascapes & a multitude of other options
- Repurpose practises & understanding on how to use all your glass scraps to create artworks
- Guidance on creating anything from serving platters & functional pieces to unique & stunning wall feature pieces
- Time for you, friendship and fun
Tea, coffee and soft drinks available for gold coin donation
What to bring:
- Apron (optional);
- closed in shoes;
- towel / tea towel;
- black 0.7 Sharpie permanent marker and a thin white paint pen (available from Office Works or newsagents);
- 100ml of eucalyptus oil
- Safety Glasses;
- Your creativity
5-week block, costs include kiln firings for beginners
BEGINNERS $300 full price + materials
INTERMEDIATE CLASS $225 + materials
Suitable for ages 16+ years
GOT A GROUP? Want to have a workshop tailored for you? Group packages available for all our workshops. Get in touch today!
Corporate Team Building workshops are being delivered to businesses across Newcastle and beyond. We can come to you or get out of the office for a day and enjoy a creative team building experience.
Shift worker? Not a problem – we have 3 Glass Fusing classes per week, which allows us to offer you the flexibility to attend on different days and times depending on our shifts. We don’t penalise you because you have to work – in fact we support the change to work with you, by offering you choice and flexibility to work around your work and other life commitments. Please chat to us about some options so you too can take some time our to learn something new!