Learn the art of decorative beadmaking through Lines, Dots, Barrels, and Beads!
4-week course, 3 hours each week
Dates: April 15, 22, 29, and May 6 (Saturdays)
Time: 10am to 1pm (Each Session)
Instructor: Malcom Potek
In this 4-week course, students will learn the techniques of shaping and pattern development. Students will develop interesting surface designs for decorative beadmaking using dots, scrollwork, filligrana, and glass selection.
The first half of the class sessions will focus on shaping rondels, spheres, cylinders, and learning about specialized glass, as well as, silver foil decoration.
Focus during the later class sessions will be on transforming cylinder beads into bi-cones & elegant tapers. Decorative techniques taught throughout include line, pattern, and raised scroll work.
Effetre Italian soft glass is supplied for this course.
Students will need to bring the following tools along to class: set of 10 mandrels, Didinium safety glasses, a tweezer, a pick, Mashers and a paddle. Complete Torch Kits are available for purchase at 10% OFF to students ($180). Studio Rental Tool Kits are available to use for $15/daily.
Potekglass Try-iT! Glass Torch Class or previous torch experience is required for this class.