Chicago Glass Collective - a workspace for molten-media artists

                Bead-Making 101 (4 weeks)

This 4-week class is for students who want to learn the basics of beadmaking and working hot glass in a torch. Students will learn to safely operate equipment and tools, manipulate molten glass into multiple shapes and refine their skills by exploring decorative techniques such as dots, stripes and twisties. The instructor will be there to assist with design techniques, offer suggestions and assist students in completing their design ideas. Basic wire working will also taught so you can make earrings, pendants, keychains and more.

Class price includes safety glasses, various colors of Moretti glass for use during class, mandrels, kiln time and all the tools needed. 
A glass kit with additional colors  and mandrels is available for purchase for $40.00.

Everyone welcome; no prerequisites! After the second class you may come in and rent studio time. This class is a prerequisite for future flameworking classes. 
Instructor:  Leslie Speicher


Beadmaking 101 (4 weeks)
Price: $205.00
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Beadmaking 101 (4 weeks)
Price: $185.00
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Private Lampwork Instruction

Private lampwork instruction provides students with the ability to have one-on-one instruction time. Private instruction will focus on the interests of the student and desired area(s) of assistance, but will not exceed their ability level (i.e., safety is our number one concern). This class involves the use of a torch with open flame and gases. Please wear cotton clothing, tie long hair back and wear closed-toed shoes. Days, date and times must be arranged with CGC's owner via e-mail or on the phone.  Cost is $40 per hour. Cost does not include materials fee.

If you are interested in private lessons, please email Leslie Speicher, Owner, or call 216-543-2329.

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Making a Striped Glass Bead on the Torch by Chicago Glass Collective

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