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 2 2017: 18th April - 30th June - no further enrolments will be taken for this term.

Term 3 2017: 17th July - 22nd September - Enrolments due to be paid by June 30.

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

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. No weekend classes are currently timetabled - please check back.

** 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 2/3 Holiday Program

  • Glass Fusing - $30 inc materials
  • Monday July 3 -10am-12pm | Thursday July 6 - 1pm-3pm | Monday July 10 - 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 Light-catcher - $20 inc materials
  • Tuesday July 4 -10am-12pm
    Each child will make a circular mosaic light-catcher from 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
  • Tuesday July 11 - 10am-12pm
    Each child will make 5 complete pendants. 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.
  • Make A Fused Glass Nameplate - $30 inc materials
  • Thursday July 13 - 1pm-3pm
    Each student will make a fused glass nameplate using pre-cut letters and a variety of other materials to decorate their pieces. 5 letters and a pre-cut shape will be included in the cost of materials as well as paints, powders, glass pieces, and noodles.
    Names must be provided by 9am Tuesday July 11 to ensure letters are available. Fused pieces will be fired after the class and retunred 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.