Intro to Beads: Prints and Patterns

August 10th, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kenya Chester |

In this 3-hour intro workshop, students will learn beginner level beadmaking skills to create their very own glass statement beads. The first half of class will focus on detail and decoration to help bring their bead creations to life. Demonstrations will include pulling strings, using frit, applying dots and stripes, and creating prints and patterns. The second half of class students will build on these techniques and experiment with sculpting and manipulation the glass to finesse and customize their work.

What to Expect: Beadmaking requires a little practice at heat control with the torch to create successful beads. Students can anticipate making 2-6 successful pieces in this class, along with some failures, while also refining their skills.. 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: August 10th
    Saturday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Kenya Chester

Kenya Chester is a New York City - based artist who comes from a background of Industrial and Accessory Design. 

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