Beyond the Basics: Shards, Hollows, Metals, & More!

August 25th - August 27th
Sheila Checkoway |

Class will start with decorating beads with glass shards and with metals including fine silver wire, foils and leaf: silver, copper, gold. We’ll move on to making hollow glass beads with the disc method, and learning to use reduction glass techniques. Weekend days include a one hour-lunch break and stretch breaks. After demonstrations, expect to make between 6 - 10 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.

This class meets:
Friday, August 25th, 6-9pm
Saturday & Sunday, August 26th & 27th, 10am-6pm both days

Eligibility: Students must have 1-2 years beadmaking experience with soft glass COE 104, are comfortable with the torch, able to load and wrap glass into bead shapes, and able to remove beads from mandrels successfully.

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

This is an in-person class taking place on-site at UrbanGlass. Health and safety guidelines will be emailed to you upon registration. 

Class Schedule
  • 3 Sessions: August 25 — August 27
    Friday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Sheila Checkoway

‘Making glass beads is my passion.’  Sheila finds inspiration in nature, her extensive world travels, anywhere and everywhere! 

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