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January 2018

Happy Hour 2018

January 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Monday, repeating until December 17, 2018

Carol Cooper

If you have recently taken a lampworking class or are a regular studio user, Happy Hour Torching is the perfect time for you to come by and work on your lampwork projects, under the guidance of Carol Cooper. On Monday evenings from 5pm to 9pm studio rental time is buy one hour - get one free! That means two hours for the price of one. How great is that! Come for part of the evening, or stay until 9pm. Enjoy…

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Cdn $135.00 +Kit fee: $25 or $10 payable to the instructor the first day of the class.

Bead Crochet: Peacock Mandala Coin Purse in Two Styles (3 days over 3 weeks)

January 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Under the guidance of Christine Woollacott, students will learn how to make a geometrically patterned coin purse using single stitch crochet with beads. The project will be worked flat, and in-the-round until the bead pattern is completed. This is an excellent first-step for those interested in making their own bead crochet bags, or for anyone who has enjoyed making bead crochet ropes and would like a new challenge. Note: a kit is required; see details below. This three-day…

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Cdn $40.00

Connect the Dots: Dot Stitch Bracelet

January 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Spiral rope is extremely versatile and variations are unlimited. In this class with Pamela Kearns, you'll learn how to do the Dot Stitch version of Spiral rope while making yourself a bracelet. This fun stitch creates clusters that resemble miniature beaded beads. Bring a variety of shaped beads that you can use; there isn't a wrong combination of beads - the possibilities are endless! You will also see examples of how you can use the same stitch to…

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Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $30, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Morning Glory Pendant, designed by Ella

January 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sureka Sriharan

Course outline: In this class with Sureka Sriharan, you will learn how to create a beautiful pendant designed by Ella and taught by permission. During the class, you will work on and aim to finish at least one petal using peyote stitch. Complete instructions will be provided to complete the full pendant at home. Note: a kit is required; see below. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Knowledge of peyote is an advantage of completing a petal in class. Technique: Peyote stitch…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $10 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Bead Crochet 101 – Getting the Basics Down

January 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bonni Poch

Course outline: Instructor Bonni Poch will take the mystique out of bead crochet. We start with the very basics - the crochet stitch and gigantic pony beads. Each step of the process is given as much time as needed and we move forward when everyone is comfortable. By the end of the class, you will be able to design a crochet pattern, complete a crochet tube, cast on, and cast off. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill…

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Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $20 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Tart your Tiles: Glass Tile Pendants & Cabochons

January 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: A fast and easy mixed-media technique, for turning simple glass tiles, into fabulous gifts! A low-tech, easy project, with huge impact and minimal cost! If you're looking for quick, easy, and inexpensive, then this is the class for you! Anne Marie Desaulniers will teach you how to splash paint around, recycle images and re-purpose papers for maximum impact! Children's drawings and hand drawn sketches are also an option (but only for those interested). No experience required, and I'll…

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Cdn $120.00 +Kit fee: $20 + HST payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Discovering the Pan Chang Knot (2 days)

January 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - January 20, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: The Pan Chang knot is one of the most recognizable of all the Chinese knots. With an intricate woven body, the knot creates symmetry and a solid foundation suitable for jewellery design. In this class with Angela Peace, you will learn to tie the long Pan Chang, the Classic Pan Chang, the Butterfly Pan Chang and the Double Button Knot. Techniques for cord making will also be covered as you learn how to use these knots in your…

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Cdn $200.00

Fire and Glass: Learn to Lampwork

January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Deb Muss

Course outline: This one day class is for the beginner who is interested in learning how to make lampworked beads. Join instructor Deborah Muss in this 6 hour class that will introduce you to the tools & equipment in the studio. This will allow you time to learn & practice numerous techniques; become comfortable with lighting a torch; and placing beads into the kiln. Students should be able to make 8-12 beads which can be picked up the following day…

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Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Capture your style: Bead Embroidered Buttons

January 21, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Recycle a piece of history, and make a few memories, by covering, and then bead embroidering a family button, or two. The focus will be on large, shank type buttons, but smaller, and flatter buttons could be used as well. Frame them, dress up something special, or use them as closures for a favourite bead weaving piece! Definitely not machine washable, but you can buy special pins, to make them removable (for clothing purposes). A special way to…

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Cdn $105.00

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery

January 25, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier

Course outline: Designer and instructor Catherine Sequalino Poitier will lead you through the history and the basics of 'Crochet de Luneville' - the style of embroidery featured in haute couture and other high-end fashion designs. Also known as 'tambour embroidery' in North America, students will learn how to use the traditional Luneville hook and how to load the frame. You will also learn how to create the beginning stitch, the chain stitch, the barring stitch and how to apply size…

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  • 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.

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  • 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.