Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Classes Galore

As many of you know we were at the Toronto Bead Society Fall Fair this past weekend. The show as a great success. The new location was fantastic and if you did not make it out, you should definitely come out to the Spring Show in May.

We have some new classes coming up this month. We are pleased to introduce a new instructor--Keith Wong! Keith will be teaching lampworking classes in borosilicate glass. This is different from our current lampworking classes which use soft glass; borosilicate is hard glass. Keith will be offering a series of 4 classes. Three of the 4 are up on the site now and the 4th one should be up later this week.

Wednesday November 11th from 6 to 9pm is Keith's first class, Holiday Decorating: Clear and Frosted Icicles An Introduction to Borosilicate Glass. This is a beginner class, no experience necessary.

Wednesday November 25th from 6 to 9pm is Swizzle Sticks and Olive Picks: An Introduction to Borosilicate Glass. This is also a beginner class.

Sunday November 29th from 12-4pm is Blown Ornaments: Intermediate Level Borosilicate Glass. Students should have experience in either hard or soft glass. Students taking Keith's other classes will have enough experience to take this class. Students who register for all 4 classes will receive the discounted price of $480.00.

If you are not a lampworker, do not despair because we have lots more going on. Saturday November 7th is Suzanne McNenly's Photopolymer Plate Workshop from 10 to 5pm.

Sunday November 8th is Phoenix Knot and Snake Knot Cords with Angela Peace from 1 to 4pm.

Monday November 9th is Robert Burton's Wire Working and Wrapping 201. This is a continuation of the 101 course and runs for 3 weeks from 6 to 9pm each night. Students should have taken the 101 or have experience with wire working and wrapping.

Tuesday November 10th Heather Bell-Denison is running her Charmed I'm Sure class from 10:30 to 5:30pm.

Friday November 13th from 3 to 6pm Angela Peace is offering a new class, Beyond the Button Knot. This is an intermediate level class.

Saturday November 14th Marilyn Gardiner is here with two classes. First her Copper and Denim Bracelet from 10 to 1pm.

From 2 to 5pm is the Crossover Bracelet. This is a beginner level class.

Sunday November 15th Catherine Winter is here with her How to Have a Successful Craft Show workshop from 1 to 4:15pm.

We also have a 5 hour Introduction to Glass Beading Making with Amy Waldman-Smith from 11 to 4m.

Tuesday November 17th is a Metal Clay Play Day. There is a $10 fee per student, please call and sign up in advance.

The Heavy Metal Trunk Show is coming up on November 21st and our Lampwork Trunk Show is coming up on November 28th. Stay tuned for more details.

Don't forget about Happy Hour Torching on Thursday from 5 to 9pm, buy one hour get one free. Please call and reserve your torch in advance.

We will be at the Ottawa Glass Artists Bead Show on November 7th and 8th at the Hellenic Centre in Ottawa. If you are in the area come by and see us.

Happy Beading

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