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Glass blowing workshop: the basics for beginners

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The Zoo Cafe

23 High St

Drysdale, VIC 3222

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Tutor: Davide Penso, Murano, Venice, Italy.

Davide Penso, Murano, Venice, Italy is an internationally recognised jewellery designer & glass artist who has taught widely in Europe & the USA.

Learn more at: www.davidepenso.com and on his Facebook page.


Programme: 1, 2 or 3 day programme - please choose at time of registration

9.00 am - 5.00 pm daily

  • 25 Feb 2019 Day 1: Basic skills for glass blowing. Using the mini blow pipe, gathering glass on the pipe, holding the pipe correctly and inflating the gather (Essential experience prior to Days 2 & 3) (Tutor: Glenda Mac Naughton)

  • 26 Feb 2019 Day 2: Venetian-style techniques for blowing transparent plain glass round beads & creating even shapes – using Shears & the Soffiato to create beads (Tutor: Davide Penso)

  • 27 Feb 2019 Day 3: Simple techniques for decorating blown beads. (Tutor: Davide Penso)

NB: Experience of lampworking with soft glass COE 104 is required. You must attend Day 1 if you have no prior glass blowing experience. Day 2 & Day 3 only are suitable if you have some glass blowing experience & wish to strengthen basic skills &/or need a refresher.

Sample hollow blown glass beads: Created by Davide Penso

Blown bead sample

Sample decorated hollow blown glass bead: Created by Davide Penso

Sample decorated blown bead


Tools required: Diamond Shears Basic, Mini blow pipe, hot glass grabbers (hot fingers) & Didyium glasses.

Tools will be provided & will be available for purchase if ordered by the December 31 2018. If you wish to purchase tools you can order them as part of your registration process on Eventbrite. Workshop tools


Workshop Fees:

Day 1 $300 per person per day (includes all materials & tools needed)

Days 2 & 3 $390 per person per day (includes all materials & tools needed)

  • 50% DEPOSIT - DUE ON REGISTRATION
  • BALANCE - DUE PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF THE WORKSHOP.

Maximum 12 participants


FAQs

DO I NEED TO WEAR SPECIFIC CLOTHES?
Working with hot glass has specific safety requirements that need to be followed.

Personal Safety requirements
I. Clothing
• Wear natural fibre clothing.
• Wear closed toe shoes; have a pair of “studio shoes”.
• Use a lab coat, cotton or leather apron, Kevlar sleeves or a long sleeved shirt with natural fibres (cotton or wool).
• Long hair should be tied back. Do not wear loose or hanging jewellery.

II. Hygiene
• Wash hands before eating and after leaving the studio.
• Damp clean to prevent movement of frit dust.
• Ensure cold water and/or burn cream is easily to hand when you are working at the torch.

III. Habits
• Keep glass organized.
• Keep bench top organized.
• Drink lots of water to prevent dehydration.
• Stretch and/or move around periodically.
• Do not use any equipment without an instructor present.

IV. Special Conditions (chronic illness, pregnancy, etc.)
• Please discuss risks with your doctor before attending a workshop involving hot glass.

WHAT IS YOUR WITHDRAWAL POLICY?
1. Workshops with the 2019 Festival’s Resident Artist/s
The Festival of Glass committee has to plan these workshops many months in advance and ensure that each one will be self-financing; only then can we invite our Resident Artist/s to travel to the 2019 Festival.

  • If a workshop has more than the minimum number of attendees, a potential attendee who withdraws prior to 18th December 2018 will forfeit 75% of their deposit.
  • Any potential attendee who withdraws after 17th December 2018 will forfeit their deposit.
  • If a workshop is cancelled at any time, potential attendees will receive a full refund of the fees that they have deposited.

2. Workshops run by exhibitors at the 2019 Festival Expo
These workshops aren’t planned as far in advance, so the withdrawal policy is more flexible. For each of these workshops, if a deposit has been requested by the tutor, we will apply the following policy:

  • A potential attendee who withdraws before 17th December 2018 will receive 75% of the fee that they have deposited.
  • A potential attendee who withdraws after 17th December 2018 will forfeit whatever fee they have deposited.
  • If a workshop is cancelled at any time, potential attendees will receive a full refund of the fee that they have deposited.

Anyone who has booked into a workshop and wishes subsequently to withdraw should notify the Workshop Co-ordinator by e-mail (festivalofglassdrysdale@gmail.com). The Workshop Coordinator will acknowledge receipt of the request to withdraw and arrange to refund the appropriate percentage of the fee that the person has deposited.

DO WE PROVIDE OUR OWN LUNCH?

Yes, you will need to provide your own lunch. There are several venues nearby - please use this link to see some of the options available.
https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurants-g552163-Drysdale_City_of_Greater_Geelong_Victoria.html

WHAT TRANSPORT AND ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS ARE THERE?

There are many transport options for getting to Drysdale. Drysdale is on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Please follow this link for details: https://sites.google.com/site/afestivalofglass/transport-and-accommodation

WHAT OTHER EVENTS IS THE FESTIVAL OF GLASS RUNNING AT THIS TIME?

Please visit our Festival website to see other events you may wish to participate in at this time. http://www.festivalofglass.net.au

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23 High St

Drysdale, VIC 3222

Australia

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