May is blooming with classes

After what seemed to be the longest winter, Spring is finally bringing forth the blossoms. My budgie Indy has been answering all of the early morning birdsong – a much better alarm clock to wake up to! If this seasonal renewal has got your creativity whirring, then check out our mid-May classes. The range of classes touch upon bead embroidery, kiln enamelling and metal clay, lampworking, and seed beading. Anne Marie Desaulniers has a new class exploring stitching and beading on fabric that is completely intuitive – no patterns, no experience required! Liz Reynolds will teach you how to create a brooch using metal clay – and no pins for the brooch!

Here are the classes and sessions scheduled May 11 – 20:

Saturday, May 12
Nature’s Muse: Beaded Art Doll
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
10:00am – 5:00pm
Create your own 3-D bead embroidered sculpture!

Plique-a-jour with Fine Silver Metal Clay (2 days)
Instructor: Christine Woollacott
10:00am – 5:00pm
Enamel and metal clay combine to form the look of stained glass! Class continues Sunday, May 13, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Fire and Glass: Learn to Lampwork
Instructor: Deb Muss
10:00am – 5:00pm
Discover the process of creating glass beads over a torch – very cool indeed!

Sunday, May 13
Seed Beading Boot Camp: Cubic Right Angle Weave
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
11:30am – 4:00pm
Explore what you can do with this fundamental seed beading stitch!

Monday, May 14
Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Practise your skills or work on your lampworking projects in the company of like-minded friends!

Planet BeadFXWednesday, May 15
Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Bonnie Cottingham
6:00 – 8:00pm
Work on your UFOs and PHDs over coffee and conversation!

Thursday, May 17
Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Be among the first to see the new weekly products as you work on your beading!

NEW Stitch Bits: Exploring the Zen of Fabric, Stitch and Beads
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
6:00 – 8:00pm
Find out what happens when you combine fabric, beads, threads and intuition!

Saturday, May 19
NEW Magnetic Metal Clay Brooch (2 days)
Instructor: Liz Reynolds
10:00am – 6:00pm
Join the brooch trend by making your own using metal clay! Continues Friday, May 25; 6:00 – 8:00pm.

Sunday, May 20
Painting with Fire: Intro 101
Instructor: Ann Shewan
12:00 – 4:00pm
Discover a new way to enamel beads for your own designs!

Click on the class or session title to see complete information, including course description and applicable fee. You can also go to the May class calendar to see all of the month’s opportunities.

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