Students who already have the skills to create a stained glass panel/window or object, and wish to go that bit further, the advanced course in week 2 will give them a chance to make a fused stained glass and copper foiled lamp shade using the same techniques used to create the one in the pictures.
This will involve two trips, one day early morning to Torbay Glass Studio to set up and fire the kiln and a second day of the week being required to travel in the afternoon of the next day to open the kiln and collect the fused glass.
The fused glass will then be prepared back at Summer School and made into a lamp using copper foil. Because they have the skills, and if it’s not completed there, they are capable of finishing it off at home and will be confident to do so.
Course Code: 414
Time: 9.30am – 4:30pm
Dates: Monday 15th – Friday 19th January
Suitable For: Intermediate & Advanced
Visual arts practitioner and glass art designer Mark Hewson, has an extensive history of private commissions for residential and commercial artwork locally, regionally, interstate and overseas.
His glass artworks can be seen at the Albany Health Campus, Yakamia Primary School, Albany Justice Complex and the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre. He has collaborated with many of Western Australia’s well-respected artists including Robert Juniper and David Walker on various projects in the metropolitan area.
In 2006 he was awarded a Churchill Trust Fellowship that led to an overseas study tour investigating glass fabrication, public art and the latest innovations in design and technology. He was able to view installations and architecture, and networked with international artists, designers, and engineers.