Learn the art of glass beadmaking and make an array of colorful beads for necklaces, drop earrings, bracelets, or for a unique art display. Over the course of the 8 weeks, you’ll learn the basic skills of heating colorful rods of glass with a torch and how to use gravity and tools to form and mold it into unique beautiful beads. Once you’re practiced at creating forms, learn how to add decorative color and designs with dots, frit, and trails, to create intricate designs. Suitable for all levels: experienced beadmakers will focus on more advanced decorative techniques. Class tuition includes 2 hours of open-studio time to be used during the 8-week course period. COVID-19 CLASS POLICY The health and safety of our students and instructors is still our most important priority. High touch surfaces and equipment are cleaned after every class and multiple times a day. Due to the nature of the glass making process, every studio in the building has state-of-the-art ventilation. Masks are required for all visitors in all indoor public spaces. Beginning September 22, all individuals over the age of 12 who are taking a class or workshop must be vaccinated except for people with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination. Guests who fall into one of these exemption categories must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the class/workshop start time.
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5472 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 / 412-365-2145