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I teach intermediate and special techniques classes at GlassCraft.  I am also beginning to teach outside of Colorado. I don't have any classes scheduled at the moment.  Too busy with moving and getting my studio back in order.  Watch for a new schedule soon.

Class Schedule: no classes scheduled at this time

Beginning Beadmaking

I am not currently teaching any beginning classes.  Go to my links page for other instructors that I recommend highly.

Individual instruction at all levels

by arrangement, 1 to 3 students at a time

Intermediate Bead Techniques

No intermediate classes scheduled at this time

Metal Magic:

 

Class Locations

Glasscraft
626 Moss St.
Golden, CO  80401
303 278 4670      888 272 3830

                

Class Descriptions

Beginning Glass Beads I:  
This class is for the beginner with no or very little hot glass experience.  This is a hands on class, and each student will have his or her own torch to work on.    I will cover basic safety procedures, making and centering round beads, Stringers, twisted cane, dots and more.  All supplies are included in the price of the class.

Beginning Glass Beads II: 
This is a continuing beginning class and is open to students who have taken a beginning class (with me or someone else,) or who have made glass beads before.  I will expand on what was covered in the first class and move on to casing, florals, basic shapes, raking, and other techniques.  All supplies are included in the price of the class.

Metal techniques: 
Also called Metal Magic, this class is about the magical special effects that can be achieved using a variety of metallic elements to enhance the beauty of glass.  This class is for the experienced bead maker and requires some basic bead making skills.  Students must be able to make a round bead easily.  Other skills that are helpful include being able to make good puckered ends, and to make and apply stringer and twisties. The class will include cased and surface applications of silver, copper, gold and palladium leaf , silvered ivory stringer, fuming, silver wire dots, and the technique I used to create my "Ambersheen" series as featured in "1000 Glass Beads".  All glass and materials are supplied.  Basic tools will be provided.  Students are expected to bring their own protective eye wear (didymium or auralens glasses,) and any favorite tools they wish to use.

Intermediate Bead Techniques:

When you are ready to go beyond the basic bead and expand your glass technique vocabulary, this class is for you.  This class requires some basic bead making skills.  Students must be able to make a round bead easily.  Other skills that are helpful include being able to make good puckered ends, and to make and apply stringer and twisties.  I will focus on advanced bead shapes such as cones, bicones, barrels, disks and vessel shapes, hollow beads, alternative methods for casing and twisted cane, and working with dichro.  All glass and materials are supplied.  Basic tools will be provided.  Students are expected to bring their own protective eye wear (didymium or auralens glasses,) and any favorite tools they wish to use.

 

 

 

 

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