Classes


Leadlight by Ettore run classes in leadlighting, mosaics, glass fusing and slumping, and framing. All our classes are self paced and students create individual projects of their choice. In all classes students will first be shown any required basics of glass work (eg; cutting, breaking and grinding glass) and then will be assisted in choosing their own project.

The class sizes are small and informal allowing all students to progress at their own pace and have access to the tutors. Unless stipulated our classes do not require any prior knowledge or experience.

All our student resources (including a list of required tools and skills) can be found in our Student Zone, or to see a selection of works created by Leadlight By Ettore's students visit our student works gallery.


Weekday classes:

Classes run for 10 weeks in accordance with Victorian state school term timetable and are held at the following times:

Monday: 10.00am-12.00pm or 7.30pm-9.30pm

Tuesday: 10.00am-12.00pm

Wednesday: 10.00am-12.00pm or 7.30pm-9.30pm

Thursday: 1.00pm-3.00pm


The next terms of classes run from;

Term 4 2017: 9th October - 22nd December - Enrolments due to be paid by September 25.

Term 1 2018: 29th January - 30th March - Enrolments due to be paid by January 8, 2018.


Weekend classes:

Unlike our weekday classes our weekend classes focus on a specific style of glass working or related group of skills and provide an opportunity to both learn new skills and create finished items.

In conjunction with the Mosaic Exhibition in the gallery adjacent to our studio participants can come and try their own hand at mosaic projects. Classes are suitable for ages 10 - Adult with all participants under 15 required to be accompanied by an adult at all times. No previous experience with glass or mosaics is required and all tools and materials are provided by the studio.

  • Make A Mosaic Picture Frame - $30 inc materials
  • Saturday October 14 2017 - 10:30am- 12:30pm
    Working with a pre-made wooden frame and pieces of glass that can be shaped to suit, participants will learn how to mosaic using the direct method. Participants will be shown how to cut and shape glass pieces using mosaic cutters, glass cutters, and glass grinders.

    Bookings via our online shop
  • Make Mosaic Jewellery - $30 inc materials
  • Sunday October 22 2017 - 1pm- 3pm
    Using round or square silver plate frames and small pieces of glass that can be shaped to suit, participants will learn how to mosaic using the direct method. Participants will be shown how to cut and shape glass pieces using mosaic cutters, glass cutters, and glass grinders. Each participant will make 3 pendants on chains.

    Bookings via our online shop
  • Make a Mosaic Birdhouse - $100 inc materials
  • Session 1: 10:30am- 3:30pm Saturday October 28 (includes break for lunch) Session 2: 10:30am - until project is finished Sunday October 29 (some participants may finish their projects earlier)
    Working with a pre-made wooden form and pieces of glass that can be shaped to suit, participants will learn how to mosaic using the direct method. Participants will be shown how to cut and shape glass pieces using mosaic cutters, glass cutters, and glass grinders.

    Bookings via our online shop


** If the weekend classes on our calendar do not suit your timetable we are more than happy to discuss options with you for your own small groups.


Children's School Holiday Fusing Classes:

Our children's holiday classes allow budding artists, aged 5+, a chance to work with glass in a safe and controlled environment. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a supervising adult for the duration of the class and this adult will be able to create an item for the cost materials only.


Term 3/4 Holiday Program

  • Glass Fusing - $30 inc materials
  • Tuesday September 26 -10am-12pm | Thursday September 28 - 1pm-3pm | Tuesday October 3 - 10am-12pm
    Each child will make and decorate a set of 4 coasters or long platter. Pieces will be decorated with a variety of glass materials including, powders, paints, pieces and noodles. All pieces will be fired and returned after the class finishes.
  • Make A Mosaic Picture Frame - $30 inc materials
  • Monday September 25 - 10am-12pm
    Each child will make a mosaic picture frame using a form and glass pieces. Pieces will be able to be taken at the end of class but may require some time to dry.
  • Make Fused Glass Jewellery - $30 inc materials
  • Monday October 2 - 10am-12pm
    Each child will make 5 complete pendants/pairs of earrings. Bails and necklaces for 5 pendants included in materials and dichroic glass will also be available to use to ensure beautiful sparkly pieces are able to be made. Glass work will be fired after the class and returned when finished.
  • Creepy Crawly Critters - $30 inc materials
  • FULL: Thursday October 5 - 1pm-3pm | NEW SESSION: Thursday October 5 - 10am-12pm
    Each student will make up to 3 creepy crawly bugs and animals from a base glass and wire, decorations can be added using paints, powders, glass pieces, and noodles. A range of body shapes will be provided to allow for all skill levels and critter shapes will include; bugs, cats, dogs, dinosaurs and more.
    Fused pieces will be fired after the class and returned when finished.

In accordance with Victorian government legislation all of our tutors hold current Working with Children checks and Leadlight By Ettore has had many years experience holding classes for school groups.


Private Group Classes:

Please contact Leadlight By Ettore if you have a small group of your own and would like to organise for us to run a private group class for you.