January classes are full steam ahead!

Thank you to everyone who came out this past Saturday to Meet the Teachers – 40 class registrations in a single day! We had a fantastic turnout, in spite of the deep freeze. And, thank you to Marg who brought in all the delicious goodies and hot chocolate – perfect for a cold January day!

January continues with some fun NEW classes as well as a re-introduction to some previous classes – in case they didn’t fit in your schedule before now. Anne Marie Desaulniers will get your mixed media and free form bead embroidery creativity going with three classes. Angela Peace will introduce you to one of the most iconic of Chinese knot and share how to incorporate it into the your designs. If you’ve never tried polymer clay before, check out Barbara Colautti‘s classes. Deb Muss will get you creating your own beads using rods of beautifully coloured glass and open flame – truly a fascinating process! Lucie Lee will entice you with a stunning double-sided wire worked pendant. There’s even more with Pamela Kearns, Christine Woollacott and Catherine Sequalino Poitier.

Here are the classes and open sessions scheduled January 16 – 31:

Wednesday, January 17
FREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Bonnie Cottingham
6:00 – 8:00pm
Bring your UFOs and PHDs and work alongside your beady friends!


Thursday, January 18
FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Be among the first to see the new weekly products!


Tart your Tiles: Glass Tile Pendants and Cabochons
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
6:00 – 9:00pm
Images, inks and fancy papers come together under glass to create stunning designs!


Friday, January 19
Discovering the Pan Chang Knot (2 days)
Instructor: Angela Peace
6:00 – 8:30pm (class continues Saturday; 10:30am – 4:30pm)
Explore the design possibilities and variations of this exotic knot!


Saturday, January 20
Fire and Glass: Learn to Lampwork
Instructor: Deb Muss
10:00am – 5:00pm
Discover how to make your own glass beads that you can incorporate into your own designs!


Sunday, January 21
NEW Capture your style: Bead Embroidered Buttons
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
11:30am – 3:30pm
Use freeform embroidery to create original one-of-a-kind buttons!


Monday, January 22
Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Work on our lampwork beads in the company of like-minded friends!


Wednesday, January 24
FREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 8:00pm
Give yourself dedicated time to bead in the comfort of our classroom!


Thursday, January 25
FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Come in from the cold for coffee and conversation!


Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery
Instructor: Catherine Sequalino Poitier
6:00 – 9:00pm
Discover how to do bead embroidery as the haute couture designers do!


Friday, January 26
Watercolour Dreams: Mixed Media Cuff using Ice Resin
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
11:00am – 6:00pm
Create a totally unique bracelet using several mixed media techniques!


Saturday, January 27
Intro to FYI Silver Metal Clay: Textures and Gemstones
Instructor: Christine Woollacott
9:30am – 5:30pm
Explore how to create fine silver designs using this exciting clay-like medium!


Jewellery Making 101
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
10:00am – 2:30pm
New to jewellery making? This is class is for you!


Sunday, January 28
Polymer Clay Pendant
Instructor: Barbara Colautti
12:00 – 4:00pm
Explore how to use this malleable medium to create pendants, cabochons and more!


NEW Double-sided pendant with Swarovski beads
Instructor: Lucie Lee
12:00 – 4:00pm
Learn to create beautiful designs using wire weaving!


Monday, January 29
Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Work on your lampwork beads in the company of like-minded friends!


Wednesday, January 31
Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Bonnie Cottingham
6:00 – 8:00pm
Bring your UFOs and PHDs and work alongside your beady friends!

Click on the class or session title to see more information including applicable class and kit fees. You can also go to www.beadfx.com and click on the January class calendar to see all of the month’s opportunities.

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