Chicago School of Glass Art

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Two New Lampworking Classes

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APRIL 20th and MAY 18th

You asked for them so here they are!!  Two of the new classes. Shape It Up! and Scratching the Surface! These are beginning level lampworking classes, both have now posted to the Calendar and the Lampworking pages.

Beginning Bead-making I:  Shape It Up! 1 Two Hour Session:  Cost: $75.00 – includes the book You Can Make Glass Beads, a $17.95 032value, some supplies and kiln time for annealing bead.  Students must have their own bead-making tools and supplies for this class, including 2 (two) Mapp/Pro canisters.  Bead Tool Kits are available for purchase from the studio. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Glass Bead-making.Join us and take your glass bead-making to the next level learning to create shaped beads and “dimpled” bead ends.  In this class students will learn how to create 3 basic shapes for beads:  short tubes, teardrops (sometimes called cones), and bicones.  Additionally, students will learn how to get bead ends that are smooth and indented at the hole like a dimple on a smiling face.  Warning: this class may cause you to get “all fired up” about making your own glass beads!!

Safety Note:  Please wear cotton clothing and tie back long hair.

Beginning Bead-making II: Scratching the Surface 1 Two Hour Session, Cost: $75.00 – includes the book Complete Book of Glass Bead 046Making (a $24.95 value).  Students must have their own tools and supplies for this class, including 2 (two) Mapp/Pro canisters. Bead Tool Kits are available for purchase at the studio. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Glass Bead-making.In this two-hour intensive class, students will be introduced to classic surface decoration techniques for their beads. Learn how to pull thick and thin glass stringers, how to apply them, and how to rake them.  Students will see demos of how to pull glass stringers, how to apply a stringer around a bead (this is called a wrap), how make sure it stays on the bead, and then raking the wrap.  Students will then have torch time to practice these same techniques. Join us for this fun and informative workshop, and take your glass bead-making skills to an all new level!

Safety Note: Please wear cotton clothing, and tie long hair back.

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