Intro to Beads: Funky Creatures & Characters!

November 10th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Han Duong |

This beginner workshop will guide students in the creation of their very own wearable, animal inspired beads! We will explore color and form through the lens of pattern and texture, applying your unique touch to the art of flameworked glass beads. With safety talks and demonstrations, students will learn the process of melting colorful glass rods at the torch and how to use a basic set of tools to shape the molten material into their own beads. You’ll also learn to add details, build up 3D forms, and use different tools for desired textures and shapes. Han will provide examples of which animals are best for beginners to try making, and will work with you on what you’d like to create. 

What to Expect: Beadmaking requires a little practice at heat control with the torch to create successful beads. After demonstrations, expect to make between 2 - 6 successful new glass creature friends 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 12 and up.

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
  • 1 Session: November 10th
    Friday, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Han Duong

Han Duong resides in Brooklyn and is a part-time artist and crafter. An Alumni of UrbanGlass’s Bead Project, she loves using her hands to create colorfully-cute glass figurines and accessories.

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