Glass Beadmaking Workshop (Semi-private)
Students of this class definitely leave fired-up about the art of glass bead making, and are amazed at the number and types of glass beads they have created in just one, four-hour experience. Safety in working with an open flame and molten glass, bead making demonstrations, and one-on-one coaching of the student through this creative art form are the focus of this class. As a student you will learn to use tools to shape beads, how to embellish bead surfaces with chips and narrow canes of glass, as well as how to use some of the practical “science” techniques involved with hot glasswork. Another area this class covers is making fancy embellishments like fancy twisties, filigrana, ribbon cane, and frit. Students experiment with many decorative techniques like raking, feathering, poking, and advanced shaping. This class also expands on the embellishment techniques giving the students experience in raised dots, twisted dots, stacked dots, and fancy dots. At least two hours or more of this class are devoted to making glass beads. No previous experience in glass bead making is required. Due the small number of students allowed (maximum of 2) this class is ideal for those who want a more in-depth glass bead making experience.
Cost (one 4-hour workshop): $275.00 per person
(Will allow two students in the class)
Borosilicate Off Mandrel Pendant Workshop
Come join Vetro for an introduction to borosilicate pendants. During this private 4 hour course, your instructor will demonstrate techniques, such as stringers, cane and punties, required to make both basic and/or intermediate level borosilicate pendants including tear drops, loops, swirls, and encasements. Included in this course is plenty of “practice” time on the torch, shop safety, basic tool/equipment operation, and open dialog with the instructor.
Cost (one 4-hour workshop): $330.00 per person
(Will allow two students in the class)
Additional workshops are available throughout the year via traveling artists, specialty interests, etc. Go to www.VetroArtGlass.com to join the mailing list in order to receive updated information!
All classes are held at VETRO Glassblowing Studio in Grapevine TX. VETRO supplies all tools, glass and color within your designated time slot. You must be at least 18 years of age in order to operate the equipment safely. The beads and pendants must anneal (cool and strengthen) for a period of time after the class and will be ready for pickup or shipping 2 weeks following the class. Shipping is an additional charge.
If you are interested in furthering your knowledge on bead making or pendant making you can take another workshop with the instructor and learn other techniques, or even revisit the previous techniques you learned.
Vetro Presents: Randy Strait on the Torch
All workshops and classes are held at VETRO Glassblowing Studio in Grapevine TX. VETRO supplies all tools, glass and color within your designated time slot. You must be at least 18 years of age and no shorter than 5’2″ in height in order to operate the equipment safely. The paperweights must anneal (cool and strengthen) for a period of time after the class and will be ready for pickup or shipping 2 weeks following the class. Shipping is an additional charge.
Once we have received your form and payment or your information over the phone, we will send you a receipt and notice that will confirm the date of your class and list what items you need to bring (see below).
Reservations: Only paid reservations are guaranteed!
Cancellation: In case you need to cancel or reschedule a class, a full refund can only be issued if you provide 24-hours notice prior to your class time.
What to bring/wear to class (Very Important)
- All clothing must be cotton
- Long pants (No shorts will be allowed)
- Closed-tipped shoes (i.e. tennis shoes)
- Long-sleeved cotton shirt – no billowy sleeves
- Hat or headband
- Long hair should be pulled back securely
Please eat a well-balanced meal before arriving to your class. Water and sports drinks are recommended; caffeinated beverages are not. A water fountain will be available to you at all times at the studio. All Alcoholic beverages or illegal substances before and or during any workshop are strictly prohibited.