Introducing: BeadFX Comprehensive Summer Courses!

If you’ve said to yourself ‘I REALLY want to learn all about that!’ but haven’t had the time to take several individual project-based classes, then our new initiative for this summer will be perfect for you.

Several of our instructors have created intensive, multiple day courses so you can gain as much as possible knowledge and experience about a particular technique or medium as efficiently as possible. Included with the classes will be multiple projects that you can choose from to learn and hone your skills.

Coming from out-of-town to visit Toronto and want to add to your vacation fun? Great! The store location is easily accessed from major highways and public transit.

Comprehensive courses will take place weekdays and many will start before the store opens. Some classes will run as little as four hours within a day; others will run several days within a week. Our roster of regular project-based classes will continue weeknight evenings and weekends.

The Summer Courses will cover a variety of jewellery-making mediums including metalwork, Cavandoli/micro-macrame, seed beading, metal clay, enamelling, and more!

Gem Setting
Instructor: Kelly Garland
Dates: Monday, July 3 to Friday, July 7
Times: 9:00am – 5:00pm on class dates and 11:00am – 6:00pm on independent studio days.
Learn the different ways you can set gems into your sterling silver jewellery.


Seed Beading Boot Camp, Session 1: Brick Stitch
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
Date: Monday, July 10
Time: 11:30am – 3:30pm
Brick stitch is one of the most versatile seed beading stitches; learn the basics and then go beyond!
Session 1 Boot Camp classes can be taken as individual classes or as a group to save on class fees.


Seed Beading Boot Camp, Session 1: Spiral Rope
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
Date: Wednesday, July 12
Time: 11:30am – 3:30pm
A supple rope, spiral rope is perfect for necklaces and bracelets and yet strong enough for substantial pendants!
Session 1 Boot Camp classes can be taken as individual classes or as a group to save on class fees.


Seed Beading Boot Camp, Session 1: St. Petersburg Chain
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
Date: Friday, July 14
Time: 11:30am – 3:30pm
Create amazing variations by changing bead shapes!
Session 1 Boot Camp classes can be taken as individual classes or as a group to save on class fees.


Micro-Macrame Foundations
Instructor: Angela Peace
Dates: Monday, July 17 to Wednesday, July 19
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Discover the basics of Cavandoli style of micro-macrame and explore how to incorporate knotting into your designs!


Art Clay Silver Intensive Course: Mold Making for Art Clay Silver
Instructor: Jenn Jevons
Date: Monday, July 17
Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Explore how to make molds and then personalize your fine silver components for your designs!
Art Clay Silver Intensive classes can be taken as individual classes or combined to save on class fees.


Art Clay Silver Intensive Course: Beads in Art Clay Silver
Instructor: Jenn Jevons
Date: Tuesday, July 18
Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Learn how to make fine silver metal beads using a variety of metal clay techniques!
Art Clay Silver Intensive classes can be taken as individual classes or combined to save on class fees.


Art Clay Silver Intensive Course: Toggles in Art Clay Silver 950
Instructor: Jenn Jevons
Date: Wednesday, July 19
Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Discover how to add a show-stopping toggle to your designs and why Art Clay Silver is a great choice!
Art Clay Silver Intensive classes can be taken as individual classes or combined to save on class fees.


Enamelling on Fine Silver Intensive Course
Instructor: Christine Woollacott
Dates: Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4
Time: 11:00am – 5:30pm daily
Christine will take you through how to make fine silver bases using metal clay, and then add dazzling enamel colour using four time-honoured enamelling techniques!


Soutache Embroidery Foundations
Instructor: Angela Peace
Dates: Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12
Time: 6:00 – 8:30pm (Friday) and 10:30am – 5:00pm (Saturday)
Learn the basics of this beautiful form of embroidery and explore how you can create stunning jewellery!


Seed Beading Boot Camp, Session 2: Flat Right-Angle Weave
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
Date: Monday, August 14
Time: 11:30am – 3:30pm
Take the mystery out of this fundamental beading stitch that forms the base of many a great design!
Session 2 Boot Camp classes can be taken as individual classes or as a group to save on class fees.


Metal Clay Intensive using Prometheus or Hadar’s Metal Clay
Instructor: Liz Reynolds
Date: Tuesday, August 15 to Friday, August 18
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Explore a wide variety of techniques to create components that, when fired, become solid bronze or copper.


Seed Beading Boot Camp, Session 2: Cubic Right-Angle Weave
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
Date: Wednesday, August 16
Time: 11:30am – 3:30pm
Right-angle weave becomes 3-dimensional!
Session 2 Boot Camp classes can be taken as individual classes or as a group to save on class fees.


Seed Beading Boot Camp, Session 2: Triangular Peyote
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
Date: Friday, August 18
Time: 11:30am – 3:30pm
Triangular peyote is the gateway to learning geometric beading; take your first step with Pam!
Session 2 Boot Camp classes can be taken as individual classes or as a group to save on class fees.

Click on the course/class title to see complete information including full descriptions and applicable fees. You can also go to www.beadfx.com and select the July class calendar or the August class calendar to see all class opportunities.

2 Comments

  1. esther silver

    Is there any provision for renting out the lampworking studio?
    a friend of mine, Astrid Riedel, is interested in coming to teach inToronto next year.
    With whom can I speak about organizing a class?
    thanks

    1. Pamela Kearns

      Hi Esther, yes our lampwork studio is available for rent. You can go to our website at http://www.beadfx.com and scroll right down to the bottom. Under “About Us and our Store” is a link “Lampwork Studio”. Click on it and you’ll have all the information about our rental fees and the types of torches that we have. If your friend is interested in teaching, she is welcome to email me (pam@beadfx.com) with a class proposal. I’m the class coordinator and I’ll review it and get back to her about possibilities in 2018. Thanks so much for your inquiry!

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