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Painting With Fire: Introduction to Torch Fire Enamelling

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $30, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Course outline: Create unique enameled beads with Ann Shewan using the Barbara Lewis Painting With Fire immersion process.

In the first part of this “hands on” workshop Ann will take you through the step by step process of enameling copper, iron and brass beads using a torch. Ann will demonstrate safe handling techniques, how to troubleshoot common problems and how to add more layers of solid and transparent color to your beads.

In the second part of the class, you will create a colour chart for your personal use that you can build on in additional classes as we add more colours.

You will create a number of colourful beads to take home and use to create unique earrings, necklaces or bracelets. Note: a kit is required; see details below.

Skill level: Beginner

Prerequisite: N/A

Technique: Torch Fired Enamels

Bring to class: Magnification if required. Please note that you will be using a torch and safety is vitally important. Long hair is to be tied back and wear closed-toe shoes. A studio apron is strongly recommended.

How to Register:

  • You may register by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment or a deposit is required in advance for registration.
  • 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 18 years or older in order to be able to take any 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.

Students are eligible for our 15% student discount card! Get yours when you check-in for your class at the front desk.

Details

Date:
April 23
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Cdn $50.00
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Location

BeadFX
BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada
Phone:
+1-416-751-1911

Instructor

Ann Shewan

Other

Kit Fee:
$30, payable to the instructor the day of the class.
Kit Includes:
A wide variety of metal beads including filigree beads, copper squares, use of the instructor's torches and fuel.

How to Register:

  • You may register by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment or a deposit is required in advance for registration.
  • 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 18 years or older in order to be able to take any 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.