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Off-Mandrel Hollow Beads

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

During the course of this workshop, we will explore non-traditional methods for making flame worked glass beads without the use of a mandrel. Beads have a long history within the context of trading and commerce, and these stories can serve as a prompt for our exploration in the studio.  Techniques covered include off-mandrel hollow beads and...

Sunday Apr 28th, 3pm - 6pm

  (4 sessions)
$550

4 sessions

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Coldwork Your Beads

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Come learn hot and cold techniques for bead making in this weekend course. This class will begin with demonstrations on a range of bead techniques including dot patterns, marver textures, and frit application. Once cooled, students will learn how to clean beads and employ a wide variety of coldworking techniques to further embellish and treat the surfaces...

Saturday Jun 15th, 10am - 3pm

  (2 sessions)
$500

2 sessions

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Beadmaking Bonanza (Ages 9+)

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Discover basic tips and tricks for melting glass at the table torch into wearable beads! Delve into a variety of decorating techniques from simple dots to raking several colors across the surface to create a feathered effect. Students will also learn how to roll hot glass over different surfaces to add texture.  This class is for participants...

Saturday Jul 6th, 10am - 5pm

Just Bead It: All Ages Intro to Beadmaking

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

This beginner workshop will guide students in the creation of their very own wearable beads! We will explore color and form through the lens of pattern and texture, applying your unique voice to the art of glass beads.  With safety talks and demonstrations, students will learn the process of melting colorful glass rods at the torch and how to...

Saturday Jun 1st, 10am - 3pm

Lampworking Basics

at Annealed Studio - Cranford 107 Union Ave N, Cranford, New Jersey 07016

Join Stephanie Maddalena for a 1-day hands-on workshop where you will learn the basics of lampworking, or glass bead making, using ancient Venetian techniques. Learn how to manipulate and combine colorful rods of glass into beautiful shapes and beads.  The class will be limited to eight students allowing for individual instruction. No experience...

Saturday Apr 20th, 10am - 4pm

Make Your Own Necklace: Cord Knotting

at Brooklyn Brainery - Gowanus 296 Bond St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

In this hands-on class, you'll make your own necklace using glass beads and a technique known as knotting. We'll put a modern spin on a traditional technique with contemporary colors of beads and silk. You'll leave with a completed necklace and the knowledge to keep knotting at home. The color of the beads we'll use in class may vary...

Wednesday Apr 10th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Bottles to Beads

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

One person's junk is another person's treasure! In this 2-day workshop, we will learn the recycling properties of everyday glassware and how to transform it in the flame shop into something new. Students will experiment with melting and pulling glass cane, while also learning the basics of flameworking glass beads. We will not only cover how to select...

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$425

2 sessions

Pattern & Patina: Glass Beads

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

In this 5 day workshop, we will focus on stringer control and shaping of glass beads on a mandrel. Then we will move on to adding surface patina by the application of metals to  the glass in the form of powder, leaf and silver glass. In addition, there will be the introduction of design methods and principles, sources of inspiration and their...

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$825

5 sessions

Tops and Dreidels

at Brooklyn Glass - Gowanus 142 13th St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Spiral your way into our flame-working studio for one of our most loved classes. Learn to craft one of a kind functional spinning tops and dreidels. Spend hours perfecting you spinning skills with your own handmade trinkets! Working with torches and borosilicate glass, students will first learn how to form the basic shapes and classic processes used...

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$195

The Joy of Frit: Beadmaking 101

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

This introductory class will cover the basics of bead making! We will go over basic safety protocols, then dive into the beautiful world of glass beads. Through simple techniques, we will explore different shapes, colors, and processes in the flameworking studio. Discover how frit, crushed up colored glass, can give your beads a different unique look....

No Upcoming Schedules
$275

Surface Decoration Techniques for Glass Beads

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Take your beads to the next level! This class will cover a variety of surface techniques, including complex dot patterns and layering, stringer control, mixing colors on the surface of the bead, precise shaping, troubleshooting.  Each class will start with a 30 min demo of a specific technique, followed by practice time, assistance, and conversation....

No Upcoming Schedules
$400

3 sessions

A Day of Colorful Beads: Intro to Flameworking

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

In this beginning beadmaking class, students will explore the many wonderful qualities of flameworked glass. Through color play and learning basic techniques, students will get a rounded introduction to the flame studio, and walk away with some colorful, wearable treasures. 

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$300

Decorative Glass Bead Pens

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Create a special, one-of-a-kind, decorative glass bead pen! In this one day class, you will be introduced to flameworking techniques such as dots, feathering, frit, textured surfaces, and twists to create unique glass beads. After the beads are cooled, they will be added to your pen!

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$300

Bead Stringing

at Brooklyn Charm - Williamsburg 145 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Learn to incorporate beads into your chain and charm jewelry designs. In this class, you will learn how to use nylon coated beading wire, crimp beads and crimp covers.  Materials included in class: Glass Beads 5 charms Crimp beads, crimp covers, and stringing materials 1 finished chain necklace Ages 12 and up. All materials are included....

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$40

Animal Beads for All Ages

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Take a full day to immerse yourself in the art of glass beads. Students of all ages will learn how to melt colorful rods of glass to form unique animal beads. The workshop will begin with basic round forms and pattern layering; then move onto more complex shapes and patterns required to make animals. Students will learn the process of how to engineer...

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$500

4 sessions

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