Introduction to Beadmaking Weekend Workshop Sat-Sun, Dec 12th-13th, 2020
Introduction to Beadmaking Weekend Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, Dec 12th-13th 2020
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Instructor: Janelle Tyler
Glass beads are a fun and colourful way to explore the world of glass! In this two-day class you will melt rods of soft glass in a small torch to make a gorgeous assortment of beads. Starting with the basic bead shape, you will learn decorative techniques such as frit, dots and stringer and experiment with different shapes including simple sculptural forms. In addition we will cover technical aspects of glass and safety.
No experience necessary. All materials are included.
Students who have taken this class are eligible to attend Newbie Night.
About the Instructor
Janelle Tyler (or "ArtisanJanelle" as she's known online), started melting glass on a torch flame over 15 years ago. She began by making lampwork beads, and in 2012 first tried her hand at borosilicate glass, falling in love with the sculptural aspect, size, clarity and function to which flameworked glass lends itself. Her current glass practice primarily includes detailed landscape and oceanscape focal beads in soft glass, and vases and pens in borosilicate glass.
Please note: In light of Covid-19 we have reduced our class sizes from 8 students to 4, and have enhanced cleaning and safety procedures in place. Please visit our FAQ page for more information.