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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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July 2017
Cdn $650.00

BeadFX Comprehensive Summer Course: Enamelling on Fine Silver Intensive (5 day class)

July 31 @ 11:00 am - August 4 @ 5:30 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: In this 5 day course with Christine Woollacott, students will get to experience a wide variety of enamelling techniques on fine silver. This is an excellent class for an enthusiastic beginner to get a taste of kiln enamelling, or a more advanced student to get the time and instruction to work on more advanced projects than would be possible to complete in a two-day class session. Note: This course will be held daily from Monday, July 31 to…

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August 2017
Cdn $20.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

August 10 @ 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 $180.00 +Kit fee: $50, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Cloissone Enamel on Sheet Metal

August 19 @ 10:00 am - August 20 @ 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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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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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.