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Glass Bead Making for Beginners

Glass Bead Making for Beginners

Discover the joys of making your own lampwork beads using a HotHead torch, a canister of MAPP gas, and Bullseye glass rods. During this six-week class, you will learn the history of lampwork beads; how to safely set up your workspace; necessary tools and techniques. Each class will start with a demonstration of a new Bead making technique and then you'll get to practice, practice, and practice. Learn about: Winding - the "perfect" round bead, cylindrical bead and flat bead Dots - how to add them and the many decorating designs using dots Stringers - how to make them and use them to decorate a bead Plunged dots - how to make them and when to use them Thompson enamels - what they are and how to use them for an organic look. Dichroic Glass - put the shine into your beads with this mysterious but fun glass. Maximum 8 students. Students must use their own Didymium eye protection, which can be purchased at C3. Please contact us directly to receive an email with the latest class schedule and prices.
 

Glass Cane Pull

Glass Cane Pull

An Intermediate Level Kilnforming Class. A pattern bar (that you created elsewhere or in our Glass Pattern Bar class) is preheated, then further heated in a glory hole to be pulled and twisted into building material for larger pieces. Please contact us directly to receive an email with the latest class schedule and prices.
 

Glass Combing

Glass Combing

Intermediate Level Glass Kilnforming This new 2-hour workshop is geared to those who want to further explore glass manipulation. Using a special kiln, learn how to push and pull hot glass to make your own glass components. The end result is a one-of-a-kind block of glass that can be used with other 90 COE glass pieces. The second workshop is spent cutting the glass block using large wet saws and assembling into a finished piece. Class is limited to 5 students so sign up early. Approximately 2hrs Please contact us directly to receive an email with the latest class schedule and prices.
 

Hot Glass: Vitrigraph

Hot Glass: Vitrigraph

This 2-hour workshop is geared to those who just want to have some fun with glass. Using a special kiln, learn how to manipulate hot glass to make your own glass components. You will leave with several pieces that can be used with other 90 COE glass pieces. Class is held as close to the full moon as possible (fun and spectacular results theory) and limited to 5 students so sign up early. Approximately 2 hours Please contact us directly to receive an email with the latest class schedule and prices.
 

  

 
 

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