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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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November 2018
Cdn $70.00

Introduction to the Bead Loom

November 3 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 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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Cdn $55.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling – Extended Hours

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 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. Unlike our weekday open studios, this kiln enamelling session will feature extended hours so that you can work on those enamelling projects you've been itching to finish but needed more time to complete. Best of all you'll still be able to work under the supervision of designer and instructor Christine Woollacott. Remember to bring a lunch;…

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Cdn $175.00

Graphic Designs in Glass: Screen Printing Enamel

November 24 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Students will learn to use dry and liquid glass enamel to screen print graphic designs onto an enamelled copper surface. You will learn to prepare a copper surface for enamel application, and how to fire enamel in a hot kiln. Students will have the opportunity to develop their own silk screen to use in their project, however designs on transparencies must be prepared before the class. Students will make one enamelled coaster, and will have the option of…

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January 2019
Cdn $105.00

Intro to Fine Silver Metal Clay: Textures and Gemstones

January 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Fine silver metal clay is a user-friendly way to create fine silver jewellery such as pendants and charms. Led by Christine Woollacott, this class will focus on creating unique, fine jewellery in precious metal. Students will have the opportunity to create their own texture plates using a variety of techniques, including UV-Photopolymer and Scratch-foam. Students will also have the opportunity to set a synthetic gemstone in metal clay. Kiln firing methods as well as metal finishing techniques will…

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  • 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.

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  • 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.