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Part 1: Basic Bead Class

Flameworking is a great way to learn to work with glass, with a quick learning curve!

Flameworking is a small-scale version of glassblowing. Students are seated at a bench with a small torch flame that’s used to melt rods of coloured glass. The work is intricate and detailed – perfect for creating glass jewelry or small sculptural items.
In this beginner’s entry-level class, sit with the Flo flameworking team and learn the many patterns that can be played with to form beautiful glass beads formed on the mandrel.

This fun introductory class will test your coordination and is sure to get you inspired. Students can expect to make at least 2-3 beads. Learn first-hand about molten glass while coming home with some pretty wonderful handmade art!

Flameworking is a great way to learn to work with glass, with a quick learning curve! Come for yourself; bring some friends or have a fun date night. Your pieces will be ready for pick up the next day.

Max 5 students/class

Prerequisite: None
Minimum age: 15

Cost: $45 +HST

Please note that we can only hold your beautiful, unique glass treasures for 90 days in our cubbies. Any items not picked up within 90 days will be removed to make space for other students’ work.

Students under 18 years of age MUST come to class with the Waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

CLASS EXPERIENCE

ACTUAL STUDENT WORK

Part 2: Basic Bead Decoration

Part 2: Simple designs and patterns
In the second part of this series, get creative and learn more about standard bead designs and patterns. In this course, you will explore how to create swirls, air bubbles and we will go over simple encasing techniques.

Duration: 2.5 hours
Max 5 students/class
Prerequisite: Part 1
Minimum age: 15
Cost: $90.00 +HST
Includes price of flameworking starter kit!

 

After you have created your glass masterpiece, it must slowly cool in a kiln, and will be ready the next day or, if any polishing is needed, the next week.
Please note that we can only hold your beautiful, unique glass treasures for 90 days in our cubbies. Any items not picked up within 90 days will be removed to make space for other students’ work.

Students under 18 years of age MUST come to class with the Waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

ACTUAL STUDENT WORK

Part 3: Basic Bead Encasing

Part 3: Basic Glass Encasing Techniques
In the third part of this series, take your skills to the next level by layering clear glass on top of your design in order to magnify the pattern for an impressive result. In this course, you will explore a variety of different encasing techniques.

Duration: 2.5 hours
Max 5 students/class
Prerequisite: Part 1
Minimum age: 15
Cost: $75.00 +HST

 

After you have created your glass masterpiece, it must slowly cool in a kiln, and will be ready the next day or, if any polishing is needed, the next week.
Please note that we can only hold your beautiful, unique glass treasures for 90 days in our cubbies. Any items not picked up within 90 days will be removed to make space for other students’ work.

Students under 18 years of age MUST come to class with the Waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

ACTUAL STUDENT WORK

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