$150.00 – $220.00
Instructor Nan Charif
April 30, May 7, 14, 2018
Three Monday Evenings
Learn the ancient art of glass bead winding (lamp-work) using a propane/oxygen torch and rods of colored glass. These techniques have changed little over the last 5000 years. The earliest glass beads were found in Roman tombs in 3000 BC.
You will learn the basic techniques such as how to wind glass onto a stainless steel “mandrel.” How to apply dots, pull stringers, create simple latticino cane, and various other decorations. You will learn how to “read the heat” as well as how to move the glass in order to have good non-pointy holes to your beads. No prior experience necessary.
Session I: April 2, 9, 16, 2018 | Mondays | 5:30PM-8:30PM
Session II: April 30, May 7, 14, 2018 | Mondays | 5:30PM-8:30PM
There is a $20 material fee for this class; payable on the first day of class.
This class requires protective eye wear which will be provided by SGS. All students must wear close-toed shoes and cotton clothing is recommended.
After your first class you are welcome to sign up for practice time during our discounted open studio times on Thursdays from 12pm-4pm and Fridays from 5pm-9pm.
Class is subject to cancellation if minimum number of students is not met.