Class Fee: $980
Experience Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 10 participants max.
Join master glass artist, Astrid Riedel, for an eventful four-day class exploring the art of glass beadmaking! Participants will begin with learning the technique of blowing hollow beads off-mandrel and understanding the technicalities of working with different colors of glass and blowing beads, blow shards, pulling ultra-fine stringers and how to make three different color twisties! Students will then move into exploring the technique of enamel painting in the flame of the torch with powdered enamels and fine stringers. Also, create works of art on the beads while learning the theory of when and where to heat the glass when using stringers, how to pull hair-fine stringers, and learn how to draw straight and curved lines with stringers. Finally, students will explore the art of creating Op art beads: creating a checker board design on the bead and working with designs on the back to create a three-dimensional effect when viewing the bead from the front.