I'm taking Summer 2011 off from teaching classes. I'll be teaching again in Fall 2011. Stay tuned! I am now teaching glass beadmaking classes in my studio! My studio is fully equipped with 4 propane/oxygen fueled torches, a kiln, tools and glass rods. Class descriptions and schedule are below. Contact me about private instruction, renting torch time, or scheduling group classes.
· Beginning Lampworking: Glass Beadmaking on the Torch: This is a comprehensive beginning lampworking course. Learn about safety, lampworking and beadmaking equipment, glass properties, beadmaking techniques and annealing. Using table-top oxygen/propane fueled torches and soft glass, students will learn to make beads of various shapes; how to use shaping, raking and poking tools; surface decoration; pulling stringers; basic encasing, and simple cane-making. Class size is small, so every student gets use of their own torch and plenty of individual attention from the instructor! Introduction to Lampworking class not required to take this class. Two-day workshop Register through the ArtSchool at The ArtsCenter.
· Private Instruction: Learn advanced techniques with individualized instruction. Must have completed a beginning lampworking class. $35/hr.
· Hourly Studio Time: Hourly studio time available after completion of the beginning lampworking class. $10/hr or $80 for 10 pre-paid hours.