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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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February 2018
Cdn $190.00 +Kit fee: $50, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Champleve Enamel on Fine Silver Metal Clay (2 days)

February 24 @ 9:30 am - February 25 @ 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, February 24, 9:30am - 5:30pm; and Sunday, February 25, 10:00am - 5:00pm.…

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March 2018
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

March 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 first Wednesdays 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 $105.00

Fantastic Fuchsias

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

Course outline: Students will learn how to form lovely three dimensional fuchsia flowers from metal sheet (copper, brass, and silver are welcome). In the class with Christine Woollacott, students will use a jewellers saw frame to cut out petals they will then form into pendulous flower pendants or earrings. Students will have an opportunity to create a colourful heat patina on copper. Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisite: Previous metal work experience is beneficial, but not required. Technique: Metal Piercing and Forming.…

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Cdn $100.00

Viking Knit: Single and Multi-strand Designs

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Students will learn the basics of making Viking-knit chain with the wire of their choice under the tutelage of artist and instructor Christine Woollacott. Single, double, and triple Viking knit will be demonstrated for different looks. Multi-chain projects and two techniques for drawing down the woven chain will be discussed. This is a technique class. While a variety of projects will be shown, students may, or may not finish during the class. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Students must…

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April 2018
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 first Wednesdays 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 $190.00 +Kit fee: $50, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Cloissone Enamel on Sheet Metal

April 7 @ 10:00 am - April 8 @ 4:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Cloisonne is a style of enamelling that uses fine wires to create a design of glass and metal. The wires are used to form partitions - cloisons - that aid in colour shading and help to create the overall design. In this class, students will create original jewellery designs or components using copper or fine silver sheet metal, fine silver wire and colourful vitreous glass enamel. Fall in love with the luminous glow of glass fused to metal!…

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Cdn $70.00

Introduction to the Bead Loom

April 15 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Under the guidance of Christine Woollacott, students will learn how to thread a loom, and use beads to weave a simple patterned bracelet. Finishing options will be discussed. Depending on time, the project may or may not be completed during the class. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: Patience and enthusiasm! Technique: Weaving on a bead loom (The Jewel Loom, Ricks loom, Mirrix loom or any bead loom of your choice are welcome). Bring to class: Bead loom of the…

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May 2018
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

May 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 first Wednesdays 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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June 2018
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

June 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 first Wednesdays 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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  • 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.