Quick and Easy Glass Bead Making:
Two Sessions: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM with half hour break for lunch. Tuition: $150.00, includes the use of studio torch head, tools and some supplies. Students will need to purchase glass rods and provide two canisters of MAP/Propane fuel for each class session.
Come and explore the world of glass bead-making and see why this art form can be so addictive. From the time you learn to light the torch and melt the glass, you will be guided through a variety of techniques including how to create particular bead shapes such as round or donut shapes, cylinders and bicones. You will learn to decorate your beads using pulled stringers and twisties (handmade by you of course), dots and even learn how to make your very own glass frit. We’ll also try our hand at encasing and making a simple 2-3 layer murrini. This beginner class will be jammed with loads of demos and lots of fun!