Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Glassy Opportunities @ beadFX!

Our glass studio is in full swing this fall. We offer a range of glass beadmaking classes. Choose from our selection of 4 and 5 hour beginner sessions, and full weekend classes from our instructors: Dwyn Tomlinson of Dragonjools, and Amy Waldman-Smith. Have a look at the Class Schedule for complete details.

Did you know though that we offer private classes? Whether you want to learn a specific technique, or would just feel more comfortable working with an instructor one on one. We can design a class just for you! Contact Dwyn to discuss your goals: dwyn@beadfx.com

Dwyn recently taught a private student how to make her famed dragon eyes. Have a look - here is a pic of Dwyn's dragon eyes:

Now, have a look at her students version:


4 Hour Intro Class with Dwyn:

"Introduction to Lampworking" will introduce you to the wonderful world of making lampwork beads. The class is largely hands-on, with a maximum of 6 students. Students usually make about 6 -12 beads, depending on their aptitude. If coffee makes your hands shake, you may want to refrain before the class. ;-)
The class is 4 hours. The cost is $150.00 (+ HST), and includes all the equipment and glass that you will require. Topics covered include:
  • Overview of the equipment and tools, basic safety information. Setting up a home studio is also discussed.
  • Types of glass, compatibility, annealing
  • Making Beads
    • Making a basic bead
    • Decorating the bead:dots, bumps, lines
    • Beads don't have to be round: using tools to shape the glass
    • Decorating with frit
    • Heat and gravity and mashing the glass
    • Other techniques as time permits

5 Hour Intro Class with Amy:

Similar to the description above, class fee is $190.

Happy Hour Torching:

If you have recently taken a lampworking class or are a regular studio user, Happy Hour Torching is the perfect time for you to come by.
On Monday & Thursday evenings from 5pm to 9pm studio rental time is buy one hour get one free! That means two hours for the price of one. How great is that!
You must have lampworking experience, this is not a class or tutorial. This is an opportunity to get a bit of extra torch time at a great rate.
An experienced lampworker will be in the studio from about 7pm to 9pm every Monday & Thursday to answer questions and give advice if you get stuck or have a question.
Calling in advance to book a torch is highly recommended as this fills up fast! 416.701.1373 or toll free 877.473.2323

Fees: Buy one hour get one free! This applies to studio cards and the the hourly rate.
Glass can be purchased or bring your own.

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