Glass Flameworking: Beads (Soft Glass) Night Course | Level 1

Product Description

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Winter 2020 Session TBA

This class offers a comprehensive introduction to bead making using soft glass over the course of 8 class sessions. The class will feature tips and tricks to manage the technical challenges of bead making. We will be applying decoration using dots, raking, stringers, twisties and goldstone. Completion of this course prepares students to rent torch time and work independently in our flame shop.

Topics Covered

  • Safety in the Flameshop
  • Lighting the Torch
  • Adjusting the Flame
  • Controlling molten glass in the flame
  • Rounding, Shaping, Dotting
  • Creation of fish bead 
  • Shutting down the torch
  • Principles of annealing


  • Eight, 3-hour class periods: 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Experience required: None
  • All materials and safety equipment included
  • Complimentary coffee and vending machines available

Class Schedule (Each class runs from 6pm-9pm):

  • Winter Session TBD

Student Health / Dress Code / Refund Policy:

NOTE: Our programs are designed to be as inclusive as possible. However, if you have any concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health please contact Arc + Flame Center at 585-349-7110 before signing up for this class. We want to ensure the best possible class experience for all our students. Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes or highly flammable clothing. Please read our class refund policy. If you have any questions, contact our administrative team at 585-349-7110 or email:

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