Introduction to Leadlighting

Pair Of Roses

Teacher: Brenda Ellen

Art Glass Studio Unit 1/12 Marchant Way Morley WA 6062 T: 9375 9810

 This course is designed to give students an introduction to the art of Leadlighting and the world of Art Glass.  Classes are conducted in a professional Art Glass Studio by Brenda Ellen an experienced and accredited Leadlight and Glass Artist with over 25 years experience.

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.

All materials and tools are an additional cost to students. This will vary from $90 to $150.

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 small to ensure personal attention to your learning requirements.

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

On completion of this course you would have:

1. Learnt the basic skills required to create a leadlight panel
2. Leant the basics in designing a leadlight panel
3. Learnt the correct traditional methods of these skills
4. Been exposed to glass and all it can offer as a creative medium
5. Completed a leadlight panel ready for display measuring 300mm x 300mm
6. Appreciate leadlight, glass and its possibilities in a new way.
Courses can run with four students at any one time or you may be on your own. Students must wear covered in shoes only. No thongs or sandals.

On the first day please bring:

1. Writing material as information regarding essential paraphernalia is discussed.
2. Safety glasses as students will start to practice cutting glass.
3 best site. Covered shoes as safe footwear is essential
4. Payment of the course to be paid directly to the teacher or prepaid by direct deposit

 

Cost of the course instruction: $300.00

HOURS: 10 am to 2 pm

Five lessons EVERY SECOND FRIDAY these lessons are as you make them, not necessarily consecutive.

To confirm a booking please ring or email Brenda directly:

E: brendaellen@westnet.com.au M: 0498995254

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