Glass Beadmaking for Beginners
Learn the exciting art of glass beadmaking in this class for beginners. Start by learning studio safety and about the torches, tools and types of colorful glass available to the glass beadmaker. Then begin making beads the first evening, learning beadmaking basics of shaping and texturing molten glass around a mandrel to create unique handmade beads. Class also includes techniques like dots, raking, stringer application and basic sculpture techniques. The final few weeks of class you’ll have time to focus on creating a set of beads using the techniques previously explored. Small class size and plenty of individual attention will ensure your success, even if you’ve never tried this before (those with experience are always welcome also). All materials included in the fee.