Staff Artists - Flame

This is our catalog of Flameworking classes. Call 512-380-0770 to register for classes, or to be placed on the interest list for those classes not yet scheduled. Better yet, signup for our mailing list and receive automatic updates of upcoming classes.
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Staff Artist
Instructor: Lisa Jo Bass

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Beginner Bead Instruction
This is a private 3-hour lesson, set up to fit in your schedule, that will get you started on the torch. You will learn how to use glass rods, mantrels, and marvers to create and shape simple beads. 

Tuition: $195.
All tools, materials and glass rods will be supplied for the class.


Call 512-380-0770 and Lisa Jo will set up a class with you to fit in your schedule!

Continued Bead Instruction (Private)
After taking our Beginner Bead Instruction class, you can get some more private time with Lisa Jo on an hourly basis, to work on perfecting a shape or helping you with your technique. 
Hourly rate of $90/hour.

Call 512-380-0770 and Lisa Jo will set up a class with you to fit in your schedule!

Bead Shaping and Fundamentals Class
In this 4 week intermediate flame working class, students will learn bead shaping through the use of heat control as well as shaping with and without tools. Fundamentals such as stringer control and encasing will be taught using several different techniques. Students must have completed our Beginner Bead Instruction class (or equivalent) to take this class. This is a great way to learn the fundamentals for the beginner bead artist, or to brush up on techniques for the more experienced beadmaker.

Tuition: $195
All tools and materials are supplied for this class.
This is a 4 week class that meets on Monday nights from 6:30-9:00pm.

Next class TBD

Call 512-380-0770 to get on interest list

Mini Bead Shaping and Fundamentals One Night Class 
 This is a "mini" / abridged one night version of our 4 week shaping and fundamentals class.  Students must have completed our Beginner Bead Instruction class (or equivalent) to take this class. This class helps beginner bead artists get more experience on the torch so that you can move on to our intermediate classes. All tools and materials are supplied for this class.

Tuition: $65

These are Monday night classes from 6:30-9:00pm.
More classes coming in 2019.
 

Floral Dimensional Beads
In this 4 hour intermediate workshop, you will learn how to:
1.  Make striped stringer made with frit
2.  Make striped stringer for flower petals, leaves and vines.
3.  Clear encase stringer for stamens.
4.  Make Peony flower bead
5.  Apply palladium leaf and/or mesh and  fine silver wire.
6.  Make simple spiral flowers made with encased stringer.

Students must have the equivalent of our Beginner Bead Instruction plus one of our Bead Shaping and Fundaments classes (or at least 1-2 hours of additional private instruction)


Tuition: $75
All materials and rod will be provided.

Next class will be Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 from 9am - 1pm.

Call 512-380-0770 to get put on interest list.
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Dichroic Beads, Twisties and Presses
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In this 4 hour intermediate workshop, you will learn how to:
1. Use dichroic glass in beads and twisted canes.
2. Make twisted rainbow cane.
3.  Use bead presses.

Students must have the equivalent of our Beginner Bead Instruction plus one of our Bead Shaping and Fundaments classes (or at least 1-2 hours of additional private instruction)

Tuition: $75
All materials and rod will be provided.

Call 512-380-0770 to get put on interest list.

Striped, Triangle and Window Beads
In this 4 hour intermediate workshop, you will learn how to create:
1.  An encased striped bead.
2.  An encased triangle bead
3.  A stained glass window bead 

Students must have the equivalent of our Beginner Bead Instruction plus one of our Bead Shaping and Fundaments classes (or at least 1-2 hours of additional private instruction)

Tuition: $75
All materials and rod will be provided.

Call 512-380-0770 to get put on interest list.
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Sculptural Beads
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In this 4 hour intermediate workshop, you will learn:
1. Two methods to make heart shaped beads.
2.  How to make disk shaped flowers.
3.  How to make simple critters and birds.

Students must have the equivalent of our Beginner Bead Instruction plus one of our Bead Shaping and Fundaments classes (or at least 1-2 hours of additional private instruction)

Tuition: $75
All materials and rod will be provided.

Call 512-380-0770 to get put on interest list.

Silvered Ivory Stringer, Dark Ivory and Shards
In this 4 hour intermediate workshop, you will learn:
1.  To make and use silvered ivory stringer
2.  Dark ivory reactions.
3.  How to blow shards and apply to beads.

Students must have the equivalent of our Beginner Bead Instruction plus one of our Bead Shaping and Fundaments classes (or at least 1-2 hours of additional private instruction)


Tuition: $75
All materials and rod will be provided.

Saturday, January 5th, 2019, from 9am-1pm.

Call 512-380-0770 to register
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Holiday Blown Glass Ornaments
A Blue Moon Holiday tradition continues into it's 8th year! Join us and learn how to blow German style glass ornaments. 

Each student receives 10 glass tubes that you fill with colorful crushed glass frit, then heat the glass tube in the flame, then blow. It might take a little practice but after you have blown a few, you will end up with some lovely one-of-a-kind ornaments to keep or give as presents. After time in the kiln, your handmade ornaments will be ready to pick up the next day.

No previous experience required, but you must be at least 13 years of age (with a parent in attendance). 10 Ornaments and hangers included.

A 2 hour class can be setup Mondays through Saturdays, daytime and evening. Just call us at 512-380-0770 and let us know your time and/or day of the week preferences, and we will schedule a class for you. You can get your own group of 6 together, or we can place you in a group already scheduled.

Tuition: $80 per person.
The calendar of available dates fills up very fast, so call as soon as you can!
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