Classes

WORKSHOP glass beadmaking on the torch for beginners

Overijse, BE (close to Brussels, BE): dates on request in March and April 2022.

Teaching dates available also in Murano (Venice, IT) on appointment.


Below is an overview of the beginners' program. It is not compulsary to take both days but I feel that one full day is needed to get a real sense of what lampwork beadmaking is about.

I do adapt as we go along and will be happy to teach specific techniques on request.


If you only want to give it a try, there's also a possibility to follow a half day course.

3 students maximum.



DETAILS OF THE BEGINNERS' WORKSHOP

10h-12h30 & 13h30-17h

210 €/day, lunch and materials included and you get to keep your beads of course.


Day 1

Security, theory, a bit of history

a simple round bead

pulling stringers

Applying dots & stringers

Shapes: tubes

Playing with gravity

bubbles


Day 2

Shapes: cones, bicones, squares

What you can do with dots: hearts, feathering, flowers ...

Twisters

Simple encasing


Going further: If you wish to carry on, you can chose to come for half a day (90€) or a full day and deepen your skills on above techniques, as well as go a little further

Other encasing techniques

Encased stringers

Hollow beads



WORKSHOP: an introduction to glass beadmaling on the torch

9h30 - 12h30

90€ per person, max 3 peopls

 

         - Short technical introduction: materials, security

         - round beads with different dots placing

         .... a bit of magic

         - the beads you made are yours of course