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Graphic Designs in Glass: Screen Printing Enamel

November 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Cdn $175.00

Course outline: Students will learn to use dry and liquid glass enamel to screen print graphic designs onto an enamelled copper surface. You will learn to prepare a copper surface for enamel application, and how to fire enamel in a hot kiln. Students will have the opportunity to develop their own silk screen to use in their project, however designs on transparencies must be prepared before the class. Students will make one enamelled coaster, and will have the option of making a second smaller pendant with the same silkscreen design. There is no kit fee. Enamels, one copper coaster and one smaller copper shape will be provided for use during the class.

Time permitting, you may be able to do additional pieces using solid copper sheets or stampings purchased from BeadFX (s50469, s42300, s26854 etc). Christine can advise on what copper stamping will work best for this technique.

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate

Prerequisite: Previous metal work and enamelling experience is beneficial, but not necessary.

Technique: Glass enamel on copper.

Bring to class:

  • Students should bring a design that is less than 55mm in diameter. Student are welcome to create the design by hand on transparency using an opaque oil-based sharpie pen before the class. Alternatively, if a design is printed by computer onto a transparency, three copies will need to be made and stacked to ensure the design is lightfast. All lines in the design should be at least 1.5mm in width for best results.
  • Students are welcome to bring any enamelling supplies they may have (including paintbrushes and ceramic palettes), however these are not mandatory. Tools and enamels will be available for use during the class.
  • Students are encouraged to bring a notebook, and a lunch.

Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property of our artists/instructors by not sharing, selling, or teaching the patterns you receive from the classes you take.

How to Register and Cancellation Policy: see details below.



November 24, 2018
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cdn $175.00
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BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada

How to Register:

  • You may register on-line through the form above, or by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment is required in advance for registration and may be done on-line at the time of registration or in-person at the store.
  • Some classes have associated kit fees, please check class details to see where applicable. Some kit fees are payable to the store, some to the instructor and may be cash only in that case.
  • For some studio classes, those using fire-breathing torches and fast spinny things a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be mature and responsible to work safely to be allowed to take some of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

Class Cancellation Policy:

  • If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee.
  • We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.