LAMPWORKING | MAKING GLASS BEADS
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Beginner's Lampworking Class - Learn to Make Glass Beads
Learn how to make lampwork glass beads on a torch. Melt glass and manipulate the glass while hot into a bead and decorate the surface with dots, drizzle and frit.
Learn to shape a bead into a square, bicone and round bead. Moulds will be available to use in the last hour of class.
Keep to simple, similar colour and small beads and you will have 10 beads for a bracelet. We can make these into jewellery in another class or make them up yourself.
Beads need to be annealed to make them strong. You will have to come back and pick up your beads from the Guild of Objects or pay for postage.
This workshop is for beginners. All equipment supplied for the two and a half hours. Burner, hand tools and protective eye-wear. Students between the ages of 13 and 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.
Please wear old clothing and of non-synthetic material.
Your Guild Experience
This class is being run by the Guild of Objects. We are a social enterprise whose mission is to support artists and craftspeople of all skill levels in their creative journey, whether they’re established professionals or simply curious about a new artform.
All of our classes are artist led and the income that we generate from these workshops goes directly to supporting our creative community. Our classes are run out of our very cool and conveniently located studio in Hardware Lane, Melbourne.
We understand the importance of connection, which is why most of our workshops are limited to approximately 12 participants. This way you get quality one-on-one tuition time with your teacher while also having time to chat with your classmates. Yes, of course, we serve you a sneaky glass of prosecco or a cold beer - we cater for all our students!
So if you’re looking for a relaxed creative experience in a really lovely location and the chance to meet new people, we welcome you to join us at the Guild.
What you will learn
- Learn how to make lampwork glass beads on a torch.
- Melt glass and manipulate the glass while hot into a bead and decorate the surface with dots, drizzle and frit.
- Learn to shape a bead into a square ,bicone and round bead
What you will get
- All materials will be supplied.
- Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!
You can opt to use the garage at 200 Queen St Melbourne Secure for more parking space. (Guild of Objects will not shoulder this expense)
Please note that unfortunately the building is not wheelchair accessible, as there is a flight of approximately 10 steps at the building's entrance.
What to bring
- Just your enthusiasm!
- All equipment supplied. Burner, hand tools and protective eye-wear.
What to wear
Please wear old clothing and of non-synthetic material
Open to everyone interested!
In the not so distant past we were able to explore and engage in a creative space within the boundaries of our domestic environment. More recently with the advent of mass produced furnishings and readily available home decor, coupled with a trend toward apartment living and the rise of the dual income family then this space for the creative endeavour within the domestic sphere has all but disappeared.
In recognition of this the Guild of Objects is a space that supports and holds space for all to pursue, source or explore their own innate creativity. The Guild provides a space for artists, craftspeople and makers to sell their products. The Guild runs workshops in a beautiful home like environment that gives everyone the opportunity to explore their own creativity and finally the Guild organises and runs design, craft and art tours to Japan, Bali and France in order to provide a forum to explore the world through a creative lens.
The Guild is a space that honours the notion of Connection through Creativity.
Connections with ones creativity, connection with ones self and connection to others through mutual pursuit.
Come and visit us at 67 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000.
Cancellations & Refunds
The Guild of Objects reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop in the event of insufficient participants.
In the unfortunate circumstance of a workshop being cancelled, students will be notified before the commencement of the workshop and you will be offered a transfer into a future class or a full refund.
If you are unable to attend your workshop, the following applies.
7 days notice - refund (minus administration fee) or transfer into a future class.
72 hours notice - refund (minus 50%) or transfer into a future class
Less than 72 hours notice - transfer into a future class
Less than 24 hours notice - we are unable to offer a transfer or to refund
Our classes are dependent on bringing together teachers and booking space. Late cancellations mean that we are unable to allocate your place to someone else and in some circumstances, this may make classes not financially viable for us to run. It is for this reason that we put implements these cancellation policies.
Terms & Conditions
You may be photographed at this event. Please advise us in writing prior to the workshop via email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not wish to be photographed prior to the Workshop taking place.
Cancellations - Guild of Objects reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop. In the event that the Guild of Objects cancels a workshop, you will be offered either a full refund or the opportunity to transfer into the next class.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE
The Guild of Objects has put together an action plan to mitigate the risks from coronavirus (Covid-19).
The Guild of Objects acknowledges the health risks of people gathering together but sees events such as workshops are a vital part of our community and can continue to be a place of safety and enjoyment if everyone plays their part.
The objective of the Guild is to support Artists, Makers and Craftspeople and as such our workshops provide financial support for the artists who work with us.
At all our events we will be putting in place additional hygiene measures in order to help minimise the possibility of contamination. This will include hand washing facilities and an increase in the frequency of cleaning of shared spaces.
We have limited the number of participants at each workshop to 12 as this will ensure that we can maintain the recommended social distance between participants.
If you are ill or have been placed into home isolation the Guild will allow you to transfer into a later workshop or if you give us 48 hours’ notice we will provide a refund.
For all clients whom we are currently mentoring, we will continue to work with you. If, however you are unwell or have been placed in home isolation then we will look to using Zoom as a means of continuing your mentoring.
While we have put hygiene measures and increased our efforts to minimise contamination, attendance at our workshops is at your own risk.
We value your continued support in helping keep the Guild going during these difficult times.
Please remember that our online store remains open and will work tirelessly to ensure that there are no delays in dispatching your orders.
We will continue to update and change our policy as more information is known. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.