This beginner’s level workshop introduces the art and science of glass beadmaking. Using a bead maker’s torch & rods of Italian glass, students will learn basic bead shapes, decorating techniques, use of hand tools, glass theory and safety. Students will go home with many glass beads they have made.

This interesting technique involves working on crumpled masa paper, gluing the result to conservation board and then finishing the images with some direct watercolour applications. The overall work has a very textural feel and is the result of the initial application of watercolour to the crumpled sheet. You will love the effects you can achieve! This workshop is a fun experience for all levels.