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This is a two-day class on the dates below!
Thursday December 15th : 6pm – 9pm
Friday December 16th : 6pm – 9pm
This class will serve as the official training course to join the Journey Beads volunteer bead makers group. The first class session will begin with a brief lecture about the program and the children we hope to benefit through our service, then students will begin their own journey into glass bead making with the help of our skilled and tenured instructors. Essential skills and techniques will be addressed with the goal of becoming competent in bead-making.
Day 1: December 15th, 6 pm – 9 pm — Introduction to the program and bead making processes. Topics will include the Journey Beads mission, Bead quality control and its importance to beneficiaries, intro to safety, tools, and equipment.
Day 2: December 16th, 6 pm – 9 pm — This session will pick up where the first leaves off, hands on practice and increasingly advanced techniques will be demonstrated.
Each ticket purchased grants you entry to both dates: Thursday December 15th and December 16th
Previous experience required: Students must have completed one “Make It!” Journey Beads class (or similar experience working with a lampworking torch).
Students must be 11 years or older. Students under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
All tools, materials, and finished project included with ticket price.
Projects created in our studios will be ready for pickup 5-7 days after completion.
Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. See our full Cancellation Policy HERE.
The safety and comfort of our staff, students, and customers is our top priority. Masks are recommended in the studios, but not required.
If you are feeling unwell, please reschedule your class or visit for a time when you are feeling better. At this time, we are applying more liberal rescheduling terms for all classes, events, and activities to provide students greater flexibility in making decisions that are best for them, without incurring financial penalties. Glass Art Kalamazoo will continue to observe social distancing and clean frequently to help keep everyone safe.
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