Glass Beads: Miniature Marvels
Tutor in Residence
Kathryn Wardill from Melbourne
Kathryn received her Master of Arts (Fine Art) and Grad Dip in Tertiary Teacing in 1998 from RMIT University. She is a full-time jeweller, metalsmith and glass bead artist who actively participates in group and solo exhibitions in Australia and overseas. From her Melbourne studio, she creates both exhibition and retail jewellery featuring her outstanding glass beads, examples can be viewed on her website. She is the only Australian artist featured in the book 1000 Glass Beads: Innovation & Imagination in Contemporary Glass Beadmaking 2004 and the first Australian speaker at the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) Conference, USQ in 2006.
Adventure into the world of HOT GLASS! Create one-off glass beads, miniature artworks that others will marvel at. Teaching the basics of glass bead making, the tutor thoroughly explains all aspects of the process, no experience is necessary other than to work with your hands on a small scale. Students need good eyesight and the steady use of both hands. Safety, understanding equipment, glass and mandrel preparation all lead to making your own beads.
As the workshop progresses, more elaborate techniques will be introduced such as shaping beads, using stringers, and decorative techniques, tips, tricks and troubleshooting. Scheduled class times are highly structured with a balance between demonstrations and students practicing techniques. Upon completion, students have the knowledge to continue to practice their glass bead-making skills in their own studios
$154.00 for a materials kit that you hire from Kathryn that will include all that you need plus additiional items - total approx $350. A materials list will be sent on enrolment, or you may contact the office to have one sent to you for your persual.
An enrolment form is available either by printing a form or contacting the office.