Happy Summer Classes!

I’ve been talking about the new Comprehensive Summer Courses that we’re introducing July and August. If you don’t already know, theses multi-day courses will pack the as much information about a technique as possible and give you lots of opportunities to practise your new skills. In addition to the intensive courses, we will continue to off the project-based classes throughout the summer too.

July starts off with with a five-day Gem Setting course with Kelly Garland that will encompass the many way of setting gems in sterling silver (FYI, the class fee includes all of the metal materials and gems!). Pamela Kearns kicks off her Seed Beading Boot Camp session classes and is teaching a class using the Huichol-style of bead mosaic. Check out the project-based classes with Ann Shewan and Liz Reynolds too! By the way, the air conditioning in our classroom works very well; I suggest that you bring a light sweater or wrap.

Here are the classes and open sessions scheduled July 1 – 10:

Monday, July 3
Gem Setting Course (5 days)
Instructor: Kelly Garland
M, W, F: 9:00am – 5:00pm; T, Th: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Everything you need to know about flush setting, tube setting, round cast setting, channel setting and prong setting in one convenient course!

Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Lampwork with friends and get tips from Carol!

Wednesday, July 5
FREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
Bring your UFOs and PHDs and work on your projects with friends!

Thursday, July 6
FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
Be among the first to see the new weekly products while you work on your projects!

NEW Huichol-style Bead Mosaic
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
5:00 – 9:00pm
Explore the ancient, yet easy, technique of embedding beads in wax to create one-of-a-kind jewellery!

Saturday, July 8
Pebble Beach Bracelet
Instructor: Ann Shewan
1:00 – 4:00pm
Learn to drill small pebbles, shells and pearls so you can include them in your jewellery designs!

Sunday, July 9
Getting Started with Metal Clay
Instructor: Liz Reynolds
10:30am – 5:00pm
Discover how to use metal clay to create jewellery components; includes bonus instruction about how to create your shape cutters!

Monday, July 10
Adding Gemstone Accents to Enamel (3 days)
Instructor: Christine Woollacott
M, T: 11:00am – 5:30pm; Th: 11:00am – 5:00pm.
Combine the sparkle of gemstones with the beautiful colours of enamel and fine silver!

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Brick Stitch
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
11:30am – 3:30pm
Explore this basic yet versatile seed beading technique and then create your own project with Pam’s help!

Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Enjoy dedicated lampwork time with friends!

Click on the class or open session title to see the complete description and applicable fees. You can also go to www.beadfx.com and click on the July class calendar to see all of the month’s activities.

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