Intro to Beads: Psychedelic Drippy Beads

October 8th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Austin Davenport Grier, DeVeor Rainey |

We want to learn to be more comfortable in the space between what we can control and what the world dictates. Using our chaotic friends gravity and heat, we are looking to inspire you to create beautiful beads that you would never have dreamed. We will be vortex-ing waste glass, aka shorties, to create a mix of fun colors and catching the molten glass mid-drip, at the perfect unplanned moment.

What to Expect: You will leave this class feeling a bit more calm in the unplanned chaotic moments of flameworking and of life. 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 in translating a specific object into glass. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

Eligibility: All glass experience levels welcome! 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. 

We recommend registering for classes early to reserve your spot! We base materials, and teacher needs off of student enrollment. Early registration not only guarantees your spot in class, but also helps to ensure the class will run. Classes with low enrollment may be cancelled within two weeks of the start date of class. Contact our Registrar of Education, Ari Eshoo, at if you have questions about the class or would like to arrange a payment plan.

Class Schedule
  • 1 Session: October 8th
    Tuesday, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

DeVeor Rainey

DeVeor Rainey was born in 1966 in the heart of Harlem, NYC, during a time of resistance, self-determination, and integrated representation. Her artistic expression is rooted in a creative force…

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