Venture into the world of hot glass! Create one-off glass beads, miniature artworks that others will marvel at. Teaching the basics of glass beadmaking, the tutor thoroughly explains all aspects of the process, no experience is necessary. Students need good eyesight and the steady use of both hands. Scheduled class times are highly structured with a balance between demonstrations and students practicing techniques. Upon completion students have the knowledge to continue to practice their beadmaking skills in their own studios. Topics covered include: Health and safety, understanding equipment, glass and mandrel preparation, shaping beads, using stringers, decorative techniques, general tips, tricks and troubleshooting.