Have you ever wondered how those beautiful glass beads that you have seen are made? Here is your chance to try making beads of your very own. Come experience the magic of melting glass!
Start Up Classes
These classes are for people who have not had any previous torch experience. Nothing is as exciting as making your own glass art! This is a fast paced single day experience focused on making your first round beads and leaving with a basic knowledge of lampworking, safety, and the tools and materials used.
Students are expected to take this course three times before signing up for the Introduction to Lampwork series. The teacher will introduce new materials or techniques each time.
There must be at least two students signed up to run a class so we encourage you to bring a friend. It's a fun experience to share.
This class costs $100 for three hours of instruction. Torch rental is available afterwards for practice. Classes run on Saturdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm starting in May 2018. Click on the link below to begin registration.
Introduction to Lampwork Classes
This seven week course will focus on the beginner lampworker who will learn to make glass beads using a torch flame and glass rods. Safety and proper use of the equipment will be discussed as well as proper annealing of your pieces will be included. The student must have taken three sessions of our Start Up classes or have at least ten hours of experience on the torch. With the basic knowledge and practice, it will only be a matter of time before you are creating beautiful works of art of your own.
This course runs seven consecutive weeks which includes four weeks of instruction alternating with three weeks of supervised practice at the torch. Each week of instruction will introduce new material and techniques.
This class costs $350.00 for twelve hours of instruction and nine hours of supervised torch time. Additional torch time rental is $10.00 per hour arranged by appointment. Click on the link below to begin registration.