Classes and Workshops
Beginning Glass Beadmaking
Class No 2101 - Taught by Shannon Kindle - A full featured workshop. Learn how to make those wonderful glass beads you see everywhere! Learn in the latest and best equipment for learning how to make different shaped glass beads. Decorate your beads with dots, raking, feathering, wrapped spirals and using luster powders and enamels. Learn how to make stringers and latticinos to further decorate your beads. Learn in a world class teaching studio using the latest and best equipment. You will be using the popular two gas Minor Burner Torch in this workshop.
Click here for lots more details. Complete discussions on safety, tools, equipment, proper lighting, workshop procedures and annealing those glass beads. Saturday and or Sunday workshop. Call: 1-800-9HOTGLASS
- February 9th & 10th - Two Day Weekend Class - $265 Materials Included Click Here for a lot more detail on this class.
Jewelry Wire Wrapping Class and Workshop
For Beads and fused glass. Our instructor Linda Barton will show you how to make these fun projects. Class is two days March 31st and April 1st. From 10am-2pm. Sign up with a friend and you both can take a 15% discount on the class price. Tools will be available in class.
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To Be Scheduled -$95
Intermediate Glass BeadmakingTaught by Shirley Green and demonstrations by Shannon Kindle - Perfect the techniques you have already learned in a previous workshop plus learn many new techniques such as making hollow beads, swirl beads, hearts and other special shapes, more on flowers and encasing, custom color mixing, using gold and silver in beads, using reduction frit, airbrushing to make iridized beads, making clear encased latticinos, canes. We have just added the technique of "fuming" with gold and silver! How about adding CZ's to your beads!!
2 days, Click Here to go to a page with lots more details. Saturday and Sunday workshop - tuition only $235 UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
- To be Scheduled - with Shirley Green - $235 - Click Here for a lot more detail on this class.
Introduction to Glass Beadmaking
Class No 2100 - Spend a Sunday learning the basics of torchworked glass beadmaking. We will discuss safety, equipment, and show you the basics of glass beadmaking. Learn in a world class teaching studio using the latest and best equipment. You will be using the popular two gas Minor Burner Torch in this workshop. All materials are included. Sign up with a friend and both of you take 15% off the class fee.
Call us to sign up at: 1-800-9HOTGLASS
- To Be Scheduled - One Day Sunday Class - $70 - 10 to 3:30 - If you also sign up for the Introduction to Glass Fusing class #1011for $70, then get a $10 discount on both classes. that's $60 per class. This class is on the previous day, on Saturday September 5. Click here for details on the fusing class. Sign up with a friend and both of you take an additional 15% off the class fee. Come spend the Labor Day weekend with us for a great glass experience.
Making Glass Sculptures AND Blowing Glass
with a Torch Workshop
(Using Pyrex type glass) - 2 day, Saturday and Sunday Workshop.
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Other Types of Flameworking Classes we offer:
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Classes held in our fully equipped studio in the serene forested town of Paradise just 20 minutes outside of the great little city of Chico, California.
A word from the owner:
I remember taking a Glass Beadmaking Workshop many years ago in a well known teaching studio in the San Francisco Bay Area from the biggest name lampworker. It was terrible. It was dirty, cramped, and they stuck me at the end of a table on a rickety short stool with no elbow room. It was so cramped that the instructor couldn't reach me except for once during the entire 2 day workshop! Not only that, but I was taking the workshop with some pretty now famous people, a clique group. So much for any attention for me. So much for my $385 fee! But I did have the best lighting, only because I was the closest to the grimy window. I've been told it hasn't changed. Actually I was glad for that experience. I was determined not to expose my students to that type of atmosphere in my teaching studio! Our classroom and workshop area has the latest and most complete setup available. We have great lighting with natural and halogen lighting and a hood to keep the air fresh. Each student learns on the oxygen/propane Minor Bench Burner Torch with annealing kilns and all of the latest tools. All equipment and tools are included. You will be guaranteed a well lit, ventilated workspace with plenty of elbow room and at half the price! And EVERYBODY gets and plenty of attention and the best instruction!
Most of our students are from out of town. There are nice affordable accommodations close by.