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Leadlight is the art of creating a design where the individual pieces of decorative glass are held together in a framework of lead came. It is most often seen in flat panels in windows or doors.

Copperfoiling is the method of joining pieces of glass using copper foil and solder. This technique allows creation of three dimensional works such as tiffany lampshades and jewellery boxes.

Many course dates are not available as the Creative Glass Guild is closed for renovations until late-July / early-August. If wishing to be emailed as soon as bookings are open for a specific course, let us know. Don’t forget to check the “Course-related Question” button and tell us the course you are interested in! 

Short courses scheduled late 2022 are now available for booking via our calendar. 

COURSES – BEGINNERS

Leadlight & Copperfoiling – Beginners

Tutor: Jenny Keys

Beginners Leadlight panelCovers skills and techniques necessary to continue onto advanced leadlight or copperfoil projects such as larger leadlight window panels incorporating intricate copperfoiled designs. Course includes glass scoring, cutting, safety, use of tools and pattern design. Tutor will provide a selection of designs suitable for beginners to create a 32 x 25 cm leadlight panel. You also learn copper foiling technique to make a small sun-catcher.

Numbers: Minimum 6. Maximum 8

Prerequisite: No experience necessary.

Evening: Thursday 6:30 to 9:30 pm (8 weeks)

Cost: $480.00 – includes all materials and course notes.

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Copperfoiling – Beginners

Tutor: Jenny Keys

Choose from range of sun catcher designs to learn skills and techniques of copperfoiling.  Covers glass scoring, cutting, safety, and use of tools. On completion, you should have skills and techniques to work on advanced copperfoil projects such as jewellery boxes or figurines; as well as being a prerequisite to enrol in panel lamp construction course.

Numbers:  Minimum 6. Maximum 8

Prerequisite: No experience necessary.

Evening: Tuesday, 6:30 to 9:30 pm (4 weeks)

Cost: $183.00 – includes all materials and course notes.

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COURSES – INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

Leadlighting and Copperfoil – Intermediate / Advanced 

Tutor: Jenny Keys

Continue in class environment with a tutor available for assistance. You might work on a leadlight or copperfoil project, repair a leadlight window  or even your next panel lamp. Materials are not included in cost and will need to be purchased separately. Projects are of own choosing and you work at own pace. Come prepared with design ideas and inspiration.

Numbers: Minimum 6. Maximum 8

Prerequisite: Guild membership and completion of Leadlight and Copper Foiling – Beginners; Copperfoiling – Beginners, or Panel Lamp Construction – Beginners courses.

Evening: Tuesday  6:30 to 9:30 pm (6, 4 or 3 weeks – may be blended with Panel Lamp, or Beginner Copperfoiling students)

Cost: $165.00  (6 weeks); $110.00 (4 weeks); OR $82.50 (3 weeks). Materials not included.

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Panel Lamp Construction – Intermediate

Tutor: Jenny Keys

Choose from three lamp designs, or, you may choose your own simple pattern after discussion with, and agreement by, tutor. If you choose your own pattern, you may need to work in your own time to complete lamp.

Numbers: Minimum 5, Maximum  8

Prerequisite: Guild membership and completion of Leadlight and Copper Foiling – Beginners;Copperfoiling – Beginners, or Panel Lamp Construction – Beginners courses.

Evening: Thursday 6.30pm to 9.30pm (10 weeks)

Cost: $406.00 – includes copper foil, solder, lamp cap, spider, flux, patina, but not glass & lamp fixtures as these will vary depending on your requirements. (Glass for a basic lamp may cost $80.00 to $100.00.)

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WORKSHOPS

Copperfoil Christmas Tree – A Christmas Activity 

Tutor: Jenny Keys

Friends and family will admire your unique Christmas tree table decoration. Made from colourful art glass with edges copperfoiled and soldered, it is able to stand unsupported on a flat surface. Your decorative trinkets will really set it off!

Prerequisite: Ability to apply and solder copperfoil. Completion of Leadlight and Copper Foiling – Beginners or Copperfoiling – Beginners courses.

Numbers: Minimum  6. Maximum  8

Evening: Tuesday 6.30pm to 9.30pm (6 weeks)

Cost: $170.00 – chemicals only. Students supply copperfoil, and glass and wire (cost will vary depending on requirements).

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