Classes at BeadFX

There are books and youtube, but sometimes, the best way to learn is to take a class. Nothing beats hands-on learning in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. From basic bead stringing classes to lampworking classes (how to make glass beads) to metal-smithing classes, we have a wide variety of classes for all tastes and all levels of experience!

And we now are offering virtual classes as well! All the fun, none of the travel!

If you would like to take a class, browse this calendar of this month’s classes (click on the next months to see what is coming up). Click on the class itself for details, prices, prerequisites, etc., and then you sign up online!

Alternately – if you would like to arrange a private class, contact Amanda, our class coordinator and see what she can arrange for you! Most of our instructors will do private classes, in-person or online – depending.

For instance, she can arrange:

  • private beading (including basic jewellery-making techniques and various seed bead techniques) lessons,
  • private or group lampworking classes for beginners or specific techniques (Our veteran lampworker, Dwyn Tomlinson (DragonJools), is happy to work with your schedule!)
  • private soldering classes, metal smithing, metal clay

If you have a specific thing you’d like to learn, you might also suggest a class too!

Email and just ask!

Our Instructors

Class Registration & Cancellation Policy

How to Register:

  • You may register for all classes and open sessions either on-line, in-person at the store, or by calling the store at (416) 751-1911
  • Full payment must be made at the time of registration
  • Materials for Virtual classes are the responsibility of the student, unless otherwise indicated in the class description.
  • For some metalwork, mixed media and lampwork classes, 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.
  • Students should be have their up-to-date full COVID vaccinations for in-person classes.

Class Cancellation Policy:

  • Virtual classes: If you need to cancel a virtual class, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations and refunds will not be permitted once instructions, materials and electronic links to the classes have been emailed to students. Only registered students will be permitted to take virtual classes.
  • In-Studio classes: If you need to cancel an in-studio class, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee. If you come to the class unwell (sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.) you will be asked to leave and a refund will NOT be provided.
  • No refunds or cancellations are permitted for classes with celebrity/visiting instructors. Substitutions will be permitted as long as prerequisites are met.
  • 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.