Intro to Leadlight Windows Weekend
Learn the process of creating a leadlight window from pattern and glass selection, to glass cutting, breaking, and shaping, working with lead cames, and soldering, puttying, and finishing panels.
Participants will be shown all of the relevant skills including how to cut and shape glass pieces using glass cutters and glass grinders.
The class will run in two sessions to allow for the whole process to be explored;
Session 1: 10:30am- 3:30pm Saturday (includes break for lunch which is provided)
Session 2: 10:30am - until project is finished on Sunday (some participants may finish their projects earlier)
Lunch will be provided on the first day using all local organic produce and catered for any dietary requirements you may have. We also provide you with a divine afternoon treat and tea and coffee facilities are available throughout the course. We anticipate that participants will be completed in time to check out one of our great local cafes for a late lunch on Sunday.
Leadlight By Ettore has been teaching Glass Arts in the Macedon Ranges for over 40 years. They are a multi-generational business with both Ettore and Rhain running 10 week term classes, weekend workshops, private groups and parties as well as school holiday programs. The studio also produces fused glass, copperfoiled and mosaic pieces as well as repairs and commissions of leadlight pannels.
- The workshop costs include all materials required and all tools will be provided in the studio for use by participants.
- This is a Adult workshop and is suitable for ages 16+
- This class is suitable for beginners - No Experience Necessary
Health and Safety Warning:
Please be aware that this workshop will place participants in contact with a small amount of lead in both the lead came and the soldering process, participants who are pregnant or have other medical concerns are recommended to seek medical advice.
What you will learn
- Learn the entire process of creating leadlight windows
- Gain skills in cutting, breaking, and shaping glass using a variety of different tools
- Learn soldering, puttying, and finishing for leadlight windows
What you will get
- Each participant will complete a sample panel to take home
- Get a solid basis in leadlight to allow you to create on your own
- Lunch and afternoon snack provided on first day, and tea or coffee throughout
What to wear
All participants must wear closed toed shoes, and long hair must be tied back. Loose flowing clothing is not recommended in the studio and participants are reminded that while aprons are provided it is recommend to wear clothing they do not mind getting dirty.
Class is suitable for ages 15+. No experience necessary.
The Old Auction House is an independently run multi-use arts precinct located in the regional Victorian town of Kyneton, just an hour north of Melbourne. Housed in a historic weatherboard building, which served as the much loved Ferris auction rooms for over 80 years, the precinct opened in April 2017 and is home to a variety of artistic spaces.
The Old Auction House is currently home to a retail shop specialising in quality Australian handmade items, four working artist studios including local glass artists Leadlight By Ettore, a teaching space for visiting artists, and two gallery spaces with rotating exhibitions.
The Old Auction House is open 7 days and the entire space has been renovated to be accessible for those with prams, wheelchairs, and mobility issues.
The Old Auction House has a focus on community engagement in the arts. Each studio runs a variety of classes with different artists and materials throughout the year. Some of our Studios and regular teachers are listed below!
Leadlight By Ettore - With over 40 years of experience in glass arts, Ettore and Rhain run weekend workshops, term classes, private groups, school holiday classes and 2 hour sessions. LBE run courses in a variety of glass arts and skills including fusing (warm glass), copper-foiling, leadlighting, and mosaics.
Kyneton Craftery - Craft, Chat & Caffeinate! With a love of everything craft, Kyneton Craftery run a variety of craft classes for adults and children. We believe you don't have to be able to draw or paint to craft and you are never too old!!! Beading, wire jewellery, stamp carving, linocuts and printing, fabric dyeing, marbling, cardmaking, embossing, alcohol ink, acrylic pouring, macrame and the list goes on!
Teaching Space - The Old Auction House also has a variety of visiting artists who teach their own specialty classes for beginners through to master classes.
Please have a look through our full list of classes to see the range of crafts and skills you can learn with our tutors or get in touch to book a private group session or party.
Cancellation of session booking within 7 days of the workshop start date will forfeit the full workshop fee. If cancelled by the participant between 7 - 21 days before the workshop a 50% deposit will not be refunded. At management discretion participants may be transferred to another workshop or session.
If a workshop is cancelled by The Old Auction House due to insufficient enrollments, participants will be given the choice between a full refund or can transfer to a replacement workshop. Notification of cancellation of workshops will be at least 2 days before the workshop starts.
Terms & Conditions
Please ensure that all dress code guidelines and age restrictions are carefully followed as management will not allow incorrectly attired participants to have access to the studio spaces at The Old Auction House which may result in any fees being forfeited. Please note that even when visiting the studios these dress codes will still apply. Due to COVID 19 masks must be worn in all areas of The Old Auction House, including during all classes.