Bead Project is taking over the studio! Join us on Friday, November 17 from 5pm-8pm for a Bead Project Expo including demonstrations, a market, and bead making lessons by alumni of the Bead Project.
Introduction to the Bead Project:
The Bead Project is a unique scholarship program designed for economically disadvantaged women, femmes, and gender non-conforming individuals in New York City to learn the art of glass beadmaking while gaining an education in entrepreneurship. Over 10 weeks, scholarship recipients take part in both studio and classroom coursework where they develop skills in a variety of glass bead techniques, jewelry fabrication and design, product marketing, and practical strategies for launching a successful small business. Each semester, the Bead Project provides 12 participants with the time, tools, and support needed to pursue their creative ambitions and form actionable plans to turn a unique artform into a viable source of supplementary income. Along this creative journey, students form a community of peers with classmates, other Bead Project alumni, and UrbanGlass staff and artists that lasts far beyond the 10 week program.