Leadlight Window Decorations Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

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In this two-day workshop, you will learn to make glass window decorations using traditional leadlight techniques with artist and restoration specialist Brian Sims.

On the first morning of the workshop, Brian will demonstrate a leadlight window restoration with traditional tools and techniques. Afterwards, you will practice glass cutting and lead soldering using clear glass, before graduating to create your design in an array of coloured glass.

At the end of the workshop, you will have examples of your work: one in clear glass and one in coloured glass.

Held at Ballarat’s Australian Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades, a world-class facility dedicated to learning and preserving Australia’s rare arts and trades through a series of workshops, masterclasses, events, and residencies.

Content: Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades

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  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

16 Mar - 17 Mar

9:30am - 4:30pm

Centre for Rare Arts & Forgotten Trades

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat VIC 3350

$445.00 per person


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