level 1

cost: $145 each child including all glass costs (adult stays during the workshop – adult is free)
prerequisite:  A sense of fun and adventure and you are between 8 and 18 years old.
you get:  to make a framed art piece
duration: 2 hours

By popular request I’ve created this workshop, come along with your grandchildren, your nieces and nephews and everyone makes a framed piece of art in glass.  Families enjoying a new experience together, that’s our aim.

This two hour workshop is a fun and creative experience for children from 8-18 years.

Please note: all children need to be accompanied by a responsible adult throughout the workshop. You’ll need to stay during the entire workshop and help your children with their creations: their safety is your responsibility, and your presence will enhance their experience.

This is a hands-on activity where kids create a piece of glass art.   Each child can choose their own designs that they can possibly draw at home (13cms x 13cms) or they can choose from one of my designs.

Make wonderful unique memories!  Everyone loves the two hours they spend in the studio doing something different.  Why not bring the cousins and have a fabulous catch-up?  Everyone is a beginner in this class – it’s a Level One workshop.

Each attendee will make a piece of glass art that measures 13 x 13cm.  After the workshop I will fire their works in my kiln and frame it in a box frame like you can see in the images here.

During the workshop they’ll learn:

  • what glass is
  • basic and correct skills required to use glass as an artistic medium
  • the fundamentals of glass cutting
  • about art glass and how it performs in the kiln.
  • each child will be introduced to the endless potential of glass fusing and slumping.

What each child gets:

  • everything needed to make their own 13 x 13cms art work
  • all materials used, including their choice from at least two dozen different colours of glass
  • use of our studio tools
  • kiln firings
  • creating precious new memories with family members
  • No previous experience required
  • each adult comes for free

The fabulous “Hedgehog” you can see in the images above was created in a $199 workshop that was run especially for this gorgeous girl as part of her Duke Of Edinburgh Award requirements.  Anyone can create a plate in my studio sometime, however it will cost $199 each and it is a 3 hour workshop and not a two hour event as described earlier.  The jewellery you see here was all made in a private workshop.

You’ll need to stay during the entire workshop and help your children with their creations: their safety is your responsibility, and your presence will enhance their experience. The price is per child, each adult is free of charge.

Contact me here or just email me at [email protected],  See you soon,    jenie x

Please wear clothes that include some kind of sleeve (not a singlet top) and closed toe shoes.  (No thongs, no sandals that expose your toes).

If you’d like to bring refreshments, alcohol or nibbles to this workshop – that’ll be fine, assuming you are over 18 years of age.

Please bring a face mask in case you decide to make your own glass powders.

Bring your friends and create memories together.

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 gorgeous charcuterie board.  I’ll let you know when it is ready to be picked up, usually about 14 days after your workshop.  Your masterpiece will be kept here at my Richmond studio for about a month after the workshop, it’ll be donated to charity after that time.

If you’re feeling under the weather from flu or covid, no worries, call me and we’ll reschedule your class.  Of course, there’s zero cost for rescheduling.

I’ll take your picture during this workshop, always let me know if you don’t want this to happen.

Here at my studio I try my best to look after your glass creations.  I’ll treat them with the utmost care.  However, sometimes accidents and breakages happen along the way.  Unfortunately, this is the nature of working with kilns and with glass.  For example cracks can occur due during the heating and cooling stages in the kiln.  This is due to the fragile nature of glass.  I will try my best to make sure your piece survives its journey however please understand that risks are involved.

  • My studio is a part of the Swan Street Artist Studio complex. We are on Level 1 of 550 Swan Street Richmond. It’s a contemporary art space run by Professional Artists, you’ll love having your workshop in this unique first floor warehouse. It’s a creative, fun, safe, friendly and stimulating environment. You’ll love being here!
  • Car parks are surprisingly easy to find around our studios. We are on the intersection of Swan Street, and Bendigo Street, Richmond.
  • You can often park right outside – fortunately we are at the quiet end of Swan Street. But remember the parking here is 2 hours so we’ll get you to set your alarm and make sure we all move our cars at the 2 hour point. Remember there are Clearways in Swan Street, Richmond.
  • 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.

Of course, this is a kids workshop!!! All kids are welcome.  Each child gets charged the same rate and they’ll need to be “supervised” by you throughout the whole class.  Please let me know if there are any special needs for the kids you are bringing.

I run loads of private workshops.  I am always happy to add other dates or create a private workshop for you and your friends, if that suits you better.  Just let me know.

For custom dates or any questions, reach out to me at [email protected].

Make it a gathering with family and friends for an exclusive workshop.  Let us know and we’ll tailor an experience just for you.  Don’t be shy, bring your family and friends and have the studio to yourselves!  It’ll be so much fun.

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