Make 4 wearable pieces of art in dichroic glass!
(+3 more dates)
If you love stunning, original jewellery you'll love this 90 minute workshop and be thrilled with the discovery of a whole new art form.
Choose from a wide variety of coloured glass bases, and build four jewellery pieces using dichroic glass. I will fuse it gently in the kiln after you leave in order to create a stunning 3-dimensional finish. You can't go wrong!
This'll be such fun, and especially for all you absolute beginners: this class is perfectly designed just for you. And you don't have to be specially "creative" as you will be helped every step of the way as you learn this fascinating skill.
Soon you'll be creating your own amazing design in the colours of your choosing, and it's even more fun when you come along with family or friends.
Best of all, every item you create will be 100% original and 100% yours!
During the workshop you will learn:
- The basic, correct skills needed to use glass as an artistic medium
- The fundamentals of glass cutting
- What happens to glass in the kiln at different temperatures and be introduced to the endless potential of glass fusing and slumping. (It just might be the beginning of a lifelong obsession! It was for me!)
- How to design your own art glass masterpieces
- The basic difference between cold glass, warm glass and hot glass
Progress pictures will be taken and emailed to you so you know what’s happening to your very own work of glass art. Once the class is over and the clean up is done, all you need to do is wait for an email from me showing the progress of your jewellery items and I'll let you know when they are ready to be picked up. This usually happens 2-3 weeks after the workshop.
You'll be surprised at how clever you are at making something wonderful! About 14 days after your workshop, your coasters will be ready for you to collect from our studio in Swan Street, Richmond. (This mostly happens sooner than this.) Progress pictures will be taken and emailed to you so you know what's happening step by step.
During the workshop I'll take photographs of you for my social media, if you don't want this to happen just let me know.
No previous experience required!
Please wear clothes that includes some kind of sleeve (not a tank top). Please wear closed toe shoes. (No thongs, no sandals that expose your toes.) You need to be able to stand securely on both feet and climb one flight of stairs to the workshop
Your creations will be kept here at the studio for 3 months after the workshop, they'll be donated to charity after that time.
If you'd like to bring alcoholic or other refreshments or nibbles to this workshop - that'll be fine, assuming you are over 18 years of age.
For the moment only with people who are fully vaccinated can attend my classes. (I have 2 family members who are in the "at risk" category) so please be aware of this before you book. I am fully vaccinated as of May 2021. We adhere to the Covid19 rules of the day. If you have been unwell, stay away.
If you don't see a time and date that suits you here please email me and we will add a new date that suits you.
Our new studio is a creative, fun, safe, friendly and stimulating environment. I am always happy to add other dates or create a private workshop for you and your friends, if that suits you better. There is space here for a larger group of people to come to this workshop. Just let me know.
I look forward to seeing you soon and introducing this amazing craft/art to you.
You’ll love this workshop!
See you soon,
What you will learn
- About dichroic glass how it is made.
- How to design 4 different items and to utilize the full potential of dichroic glass
- Basic skills required to use glass as an artistic medium.
What you will get
- Everything to make 4 sparkling unique jewellery pieces
- an introduction to the world of wearable art
- Use of all the appropriate studio tools
- a fun time doing somethign different
Car parks are relatively easy to find around our studios. We are on the intersection of Swan Street, and Bendigo Street, Richmond.
Most of my workshops are now run on the weekends or outside 9-5 so you’ll mostly be able to find parking nearby.
According to Google, there’s a 6-minute walk from Burnley Railway Station to 550 Swan Street (its 450 metres away).
Tram 70 stops a few metres from our front door.
Ring buzzer on arrival and I'll open the downstairs sliding glass door. The studio is upstairs so you need to be able to walk upstairs safely.
What to bring
- Just yourself and your enthusiasm!
What to wear
Please wear clothes that includes some kind of sleeve (not a tank top) Please wear closed toe shoes. (no thongs). You need to be able to stand securely on both feet for maximum success.
Absolute Beginners Workshop - Level 1 - Everyone - you need to be able to stand securely on both feet in order to successfully cut art glass. Our studio is on Level 1 of 550 Swan Street so you need to be able to easily come up our staircase.
I’m like a kid in a lolly shop. I am endlessly impressed and inspired – by the work of others, by colours and textures, by everything around me, man-made and natural!
There’s so much to see, to interpret into glass!
I love it all. I love sharing it with everyone – that’s why I run workshops – it makes me happy and its my hope that some of this joy spills over to you as well.
I love my job.
You too can create graphic Mondrian-inspired bowls and platters and feminist invoking “Break The Glass Ceiling” pendants, brooches and sometimes earrings in these workshops. You can create an artwork for your walls in the fabulous Heart Art Class.
I love the clash of sometimes crazy and sometimes controlled geometry, that can see in my Paris Elegance series with its DNA centre design element. I suspect they indulge both the conservative and bold characteristics within. These styles can be explored more in the Level 2 classes.
The relationship between the glass elements in each piece means no two pieces are exactly alike, much as no story is ever retold in exactly the same way, so is every piece of glass you create in a workshop. You can truly say, no-one else, anywhere, has one quite like it! You'll also remember that giving a Gift Voucher is another uniuqe gift that expresses the value of your unique friendship.
Ultimately, I am sharing love. The love of life. Share it with me?
If you book into an event and miss it, we can't reschedule or refund the tickets after the fact.
Our classes take careful planning, seats are limited and we cut the glass and prepare the studio based on the number of people. I run a small business and my margins are very tight.
My standard class fees include a $40 non-refundable, non-transferable administration fee, which is forfeited if a student cancels their enrolment or transfers to another class session. Students who cancel or transfer their enrollment six or more business days prior to the beginning of a class will receive a refund of the class fee, minus the $40 administration fee. Cancellations or transfers made fewer than six business days prior to commencement of class will be refunded or transferred only if we are able to fill the student’s space (minus the $40 administration fee). No refunds or transfers will be granted once the class has started.
- If there is a last-minute change in plans (less than 12 hours' notice), then sorry you forfeit the ticket.
- Alternatively you can send a friend along and they can use the ticket in your name.
- From time to time we need to cancel an event, in this instance we will notify you by email and text your mobile as well. We automatically transfer you into the next event, but you can request a alternative date, hopefully within the next 3 months.
Terms & Conditions
We aim to provide a safe and happy learning experience for everyone. Participation in Jenie Yolland's Art glass classes and workshops are at your own risk. Whilst we take every precaution to take reasonable care of our customers, we acknowledge that sometimes glass cutting and the studio environment can pose a risk, and your attendance at our classes waives our liability for any injuries that occur.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Jenie Yolland's studio or organised by Jenie Yolland must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Jenie Yolland.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Jenie Yolland unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Jenie Yolland's classes and events or on Jenie Yolland's premises. (For use of Jenie Yolland's marketing materials).
In the event that a class is cancelled for whatever reason, each student will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or class credit.
My standard class fees include a $40 non-refundable, non-transferable administration fee, which is forfeited if a student cancels their enrollment or transfers to another class session. Students who cancel or transfer their enrollment six or more business days prior to the beginning of a class will receive a refund of the class fee, minus the $40 administration fee. Cancellations or transfers made fewer than six business days prior to commencement of class will be refunded or transferred only if we are able to fill the student’s space (minus the $40 administration fee).