Learn the process of creating a 2-dimensional copper foil (often known as Tiffany style) glass light catcher!
You will create your own light catcher from start to finish using one of our designs as a guide. After learning about the different types of window glass; transparent, opaque, textured or clear, not to mention a huge range of COLOURS! You will learn to transfer your pattern onto the glass, before cutting it out and refining the shapes using our glass tools including the grinder. You will also be able to add an additional dimension to your piece by using bevels that will ensure that your light catcher will spread a rainbow around any room if you desire.
Once you have laid out your design we will teach you to apply copper foil to each of your glass pieces before the real fun begins! You will then be guided to tack solder your piece together and then cover your piece in a solder coating before learning how to finish your piece with patinas if you wish!
A delicious lunch will be provided created from all local organic produce and able to cater 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.
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 the soldering process, participants who are pregnant or have other medical concerns are recommended to seek medical advice.
- Learn to Cut and Refine Glass
- Learn to Solder
- Learn to Use Copper Foil
- A Copper Foiled Glass Light Catcher - That You Made Yourself!!!
- A Delicious Organic Lunch from Local Produce
- A Fantastic Day Out in Regional Victoria
- Everything is Provided for You!
Covered Shoes are REQUIRED in the Studio. Please ensure long hair can be tied back.
Beginners Workshop - No Experience with Glass or Soldering Necessary
Vendor since 2018
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.
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.