Beadmaking Weekend: Flameworking Fundamentals

June 1st - June 2nd
Richard Paz |

Have fun with fire in this entry level course! In this two day session, students will learn the fundamentals of flameworking by creating one of a kind glass beads. Various color application and shaping techniques will be introduced to give beginners a solid foundation working with soft glass. We will also talk about concepts like annealing, jewelry construction, setting up a studio, and more! Each student will leave the workshop with their own glass bead creations.

What to expect: Flameworking with soft glass requires a little practice at heat control with the torch to create successful sculptures. After demonstrations, expect to make between 2 - 6 successful objects in this class, and a couple failures, while gaining confidence and skill in the studio. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

Eligibility: No previous experience required. Open to ages 14 and up.

Pick-up: The glass needs to cool down overnight, so the students will have to return to UrbanGlass once notified to pick up their work. 

Class Schedule
  • 2 Sessions: June 1 — June 2
    Saturday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Richard Paz

Richard Paz is a multidisciplinary visual artist and educator, based in Newark, New Jersey. Paz utilizes a variety of media to explore ideas surrounding personal identity, relationships, and social issues. For over nineteen years, Richard has developed his skills in glass, creating sculptural work and statement jewelry. 

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