Have you ever wondered how to move glass around to create beads? Do you have an idea for some jewelry that requires a really awesome focal piece? Do you just want to put a hole in the middle of a ball of glass? We will show you how in this 2.5 hour class about beads.
The foundation of the bead making process begins with the mandrel and ends with your creativity. Let us show you the proper technique to make an even and symmetrical bead of any shape or size you want. Decorate it with a myriad of colors, give it texture, make it your own.
We will begin conversations about tools, glass properties, and types of glass that will establish a solid foundation for any type of glass work you may find yourself dreaming about for the future. Many of the skills in this class serve as an introduction to painting with glass and control of line weights and making custom glass, but the primary goal of this class is to give you control over molten fluids and confidence near the flame.
This class is designed so any person of any skill level can learn something new. Students will come out of class with one or more completed glass beads of their own.
No previous experience required. Students must be at least 18 years old.
The $20 materials fee covers the cost of materials and wear on the tools. All materials and tools will be provided by the instructor and the Asylum.
What to Bring:
$20 materials fee, payable to the instructor by cash or check and water in a sealable container. Please wear closed-toe shoes and clothing made of natural materials.
This class is taught by Joanne and Michael Soroka. Joanne has been melting glass for over a decade and was trained by well known Venetian lamp workers and some of the up and coming American glass rock stars of today. She is unstoppable. Her son, Michael, has several years of experience working with glass and has helped make a working invisible glass submarine.
Monday, February 10, 7-9:30pm
REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than three days in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.
CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.