Our flagship program “Journey Beads” is entering it’s 8th year, and continues to grow and impact the lives of both the recipients and the volunteer bead-makers. Many of you have expressed interest in helping the program, so we have created a new set of classes to give you the opportunity to get involved:
Make It! 2-Hour Intro to Journey Beads
This 2-hour class is designed to give you a hands-on way to support the program while enjoying a fun night in our studio. You’ll learn to melt colorful rods of glass to a mandrel over a torch, as our experienced artists lead you through the process of creating some of the basic beads used in the program.
No previous experience required. Please note: this class does not automatically qualify you as an official Journey Beads volunteer bead-maker, but can be used as the first step on that path. For those that wish to continue on, this class makes you eligible for our 2-day Official Journey Beads Training Course.
Official Journey Beads Training Course
This 2-day 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.
Previous experience required: Students must have completed one “Make It!” Journey Beads or “Make It!” Glass Beads class.
To find out when the next Journey Beads classes will take place, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.