Staff Artists - Flame

Blown Glass Ornaments
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A Blue Moon Holiday tradition continues into it's11th year! Join us and learn how to blow German style glass ornaments in this fun, semi-private class.

Each student receives 10 glass tubes and an assortment of colorful glass frit and glass stringers. 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.

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, how many people you are signing up, and we will schedule a class for you or fit you in a class with other people.

 
Tuition: $95 per person
 

We offer this class all year round because as they say.... "Every day is a holiday"

Below is a catalog of our Flameworking classes with staff artist, Lisa Jo Bass
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Beginner Bead Instruction
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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!

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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 Wednesday nights from 6:30-9:00pm.

 

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 and/or studio time)

Tuition: $95
All materials will be provided.

This is a Saturday class from 10am - 2pm.

 

Open Torch Studio
Students must have completed our Beginner Bead Instruction class (or equivalent) to take this open studio. This studio time helps beginner bead artists get more experience (shaping and fundamentals) on the torch so that you can move on to our intermediate classes.  More experienced bead artists are also welcome to get some more torch time. All tools are available for this class.

Tuition: $65

This is a Wednesday night class from 6:00-9:00pm.

 

Hearts on Fire!
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Learn how to make hearts both horizontally and vertically as well as off-mandrel and how to add a bail!!! We’ll add lots of different embellishments and decorations....some sweet and some not-so-sweet!

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 and/or studio time).

Tuition: $95
All materials will be provided.

This is a Saturday class from 10am - 2pm.

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Holiday Sculptural Beads
In this special holiday intermediate flameworking workshop, you will learn how to make some fun and whimsical sculptural beads. Some of the beads you will have a chance to make include trees, snowmen, elves, maybe a Santa or an angel too.

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 and/or studio time).

Tuition: $95
All materials will be provided.

This is a Saturday class from 10am - 2pm.

 

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 and/or studio time)


Tuition: $95
All materials will be provided.

This is a Saturday class from 10am - 2pm.
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Bugs and Butterflies
In this 4 hour intermediate workshop, you will learn how to make bugs and butterflies!

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 and/or studio time).

Tuition: $95
All materials will be provided.

This is a Saturday class from 10am - 2pm.
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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 and/or studio time).

Tuition: $95
All materials will be provided.

This is a Saturday class from 10am - 2pm.
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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 and/or studio time).

Tuition: $95
All materials will be provided.

This is a Saturday class from 10am - 2pm.

 

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 and/or studio time).


Tuition: $95
All materials will be provided.

This is a Saturday class from 10am - 2pm.
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