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Christine Woollacott

christine7-300wChristine Woollacott grew up in Prince Rupert, a small coastal town in Northern British Columbia. From a young age, she was interested in jewellery design and spent many a rainy afternoon bead weaving. In September 2003, she moved to Vancouver to pursue her education. After completing a Master of Science degree in botany at the University of British Columbia, Christine earned a diploma in Jewellery Art and Design from Vancouver Community College. She now owns a jewellery business called Turritella Designs in Toronto.

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September 2017
Cdn $95.00

Graphite and Enamel Charms

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Students will learn how to incorporate their own graphite drawings into vitreous enamel under the guidance of instructor Christine Woollacott. In the class, students will make simple charms or components that have been decorated with their own drawings and then delicately coloured with transparent glass enamels. Students will learn wet-packing enamel techniques with a focus on effective colour shading. Preparation of the enamel surface for graphite drawings will be covered, as well as kiln firing methods. Skill level:…

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Cdn $75.00

Origami with FYI Silver Clay

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Transfer the beauty of paper origami to fine silver metal clay! In this class with Christine Woollacott, students will learn to prepare smooth, flexible sheets of FYI fine silver metal clay. These sheets will then be used for simple origami projects that will be kiln fired to create whimsical metal components. This technique is particularly suitable for using up small amounts of metal clay after a larger project has been created. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: Patience and enthusiasm.…

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October 2017
Cdn $20.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

October 12 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Christine Woollacott

Love kiln enamelling, but don't own your own kiln? Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling is the perfect time to enamel in the BeadFX studio. Join like-minded enthusiasts on most second Thursdays of every month anytime from 5:00-9:00pm and work on those enamelling projects you've been itching to finish under the supervision of designer and instructor Christine Woollacott. This is not a class - you must have previous experience enamelling with a kiln; however Christine will be there to answer questions…

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Cdn $45.00

Introduction to Photopolymer Texture Plates

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: With Christine Woollacott's guidance, students will learn how to create their own unique texture plates using a UV Photopolymer kit. Students will use opaque paint, paper, acetate, and other materials to create unique designs. Students will learn how their designs can be used to make reusable, deep texture plates. These versatile texture plates can be used for a variety of future projects, from paper stamping, to metal clay. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Create unique texture…

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Cdn $190.00 +Kit fee: $50, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Champleve Enamel on Fine Silver Metal Clay

October 14 @ 9:30 am - October 15 @ 5:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Champleve is a style of enamelling that uses depressions in a metal backing to generate a colourful design. In this class led by Christine Woollacott, students will create original jewellery designs or components using fine silver metal clay and colourful vitreous glass enamel. Fall in love with the luminous glow of glass fused to metal! Note: this is a two-day class and will take place Saturday, October 14, 9:30am - 5:30pm; and Sunday, October 15, 10:00am - 5:00pm.…

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November 2017
Cdn $180.00 +Kit fee: $60, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Introduction to Granulation: Earrings or Ring (2 days)

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: In this class with Christine Woollacott, students will learn the decorative metal technique of granulation to make either a pair of earrings or a ring. Students will learn how to form consistently sized balls of silver, and how to bend wire accurately into even, repeating shapes. Students will learn how to fuse metal, forming a secure bond between silver elements without the use of solder. Lastly, students will learn how to add a bezel-set cabochon gemstone accent to…

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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.