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Beginning Beads

October 14 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Monday, repeating until October 21, 2019

Beginning Bead Making – (Oct. 7, 14, 21)


Instructor: Nan Charif
October 7, 14, 21 (Mondays
(Material fee: $15)

No prior experience necessary.

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This consecutive 3-session, 9 hour class introduces you to melting soft glass with a torch to make beads.

You will begin by winding molten glass onto steel mandrels. There are several ways to decorate the glass beads. Some of which are using frit (crushed colored glass), stringers (pulled small for dots and lines) and rods (thicker glass).

You will be learning how to control the heat and how to use gravity (one of my favorite tools) along with using graphite tools.

Upon completion of one session, your skill level should enable you to work independently and practice what you are learning during our many open torch times throughout the week.

Material expenses are not included in the class price. Material fee is $15 for this class.
What to Wear:
Cotton or natural material tops and pants.  Long pants are preferred. Closed-toe shoes. Hair pulled back. We have all of the tools you will need to start your journey with flame worked glass beads.  
After your first class you are welcome to sign up for practice time during our discounted open studio times on Wednesdays from 5PM-9PM and  Thursdays from 12PM-4PM.

Additional information


Class is subject to cancellation if minimum number of students is not met.


October 14
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Sonoran Glass School
633 W. 18th Street
Tucson, AZ 85701-2553 United States
(520) 884-7814