Soft Glass Night Course Level I

Product Description

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):

  • October 2017 Session: Oct. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 24, 26, November 2nd (*No class on Oct. 19th or Oct. 31st)

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