Glass Art Mentorship
Each year, the Festival of Glass committee collaborates with local secondary schools to select participants for the mentorship programme.
The specific design of the programme varies from year to year depending on the sponsorship available and based on a review of the previous year's programme.
The broad aims of the programme are to:
introduce young people on the Bellarine and surrounds to a range of ideas, techniques and processes used in glass work
assist them to exhibit and sell their work and to compete for Glass Art Awards
help participants build a professional resume
encourage participants to build a network of shared interests and mutual respect with other artists and students in the programme via the Young Arts Glass Group (established in 2019 by the Festival of Glass).
David Hobday, Point Lonsdale
Kiln formed glass
Mentor 2018 - 2019
Davide Penso, Murano, Italy
Mentor Feb 2019
Glenda Mac Naughton, Drysdale
Lampwork glass and beadwork
Mentor 2018 - 2020
Roxy and Jane in the 2019 - 2020 mentorship programme extending their hot glass sculpting skills.
Mauro Bonaventura, Venice, Italy
Mentor Feb 2020
Secondary students in the 2019 mentorship programme having their first experience of flameworked glass.