I prefer to teach my classes individually, but can teach up to 3 students per class depending on the class. My limiting my class size, it makes my classes very individualized providing you the one-on-one instruction that you will not receive in a larger class setting. This also allows me to be flexible in my teaching schedule. Classes are generally weekday evenings, or Saturday during the day or evenings. I can also work with you to fit your class around your schedule. I thoroughly love teaching, below is a list of the different classes I teach:
LAMPWORK BEAD MAKING: This class teaches you how to make your own handcrafted lampwork or flamework glass beads. Glass rods are melted under an open torch and formed into glass beads. You will learn about expansion of glass, compatible glasses, how to anneal your beads, and much more. $100.00 includes all supplies and the use of all tools (you take home your finished beads). This is a one secession class, 5 hours long. The class is limited to two students at a time.
Me melting glass under my torch and making lampwork/flamework beads
SILK PAINTING: Paint on 100% silk. In this class you will learn how to prepare and stretch your silk onto a frame for painting, how to find ideas for a design, and how to paint on the silk using non-toxic silk dyes. You will learn different methods of creating designs on silk, how to heat set the dyes making them color fast, and about different resists (way to keep the dye from going where you don’t want it to go). $135.00, includes all supplies (silks, paints, brushes and the use of stretcher frames). This is a 3 secession class, each class secession is 5 hours long. The class is limited to two students. You will take home two or three completed silks.
Hand painted Silk Butterfly Scarf
Silk on stretcher frame, painting just completed
BATIK: In this class you will learn the ancient art of Batik, using fabric dyes, and wax resists. Learn how to create a design on your fabric by drawing or stamping. You will use the tub dying method light to dark and use wax as a resist. Class fees are $200.00 which includes all supplies (fabric, dyes, wax, brushes). This is a 2 secession class, each class secession is 5 hours long. The class is limited to two students. Take home a completed batik.
OFF WHEEL POTTERY: (This class is off-wheel meaning all pottery pieces are made without a potter’s wheel.) In this class you will learn how to wedge the clay, to make ball pots, coil pots, pinch pots and slab pots, and how to glaze and fire your finished pieces. This is a very fun class. This class is for children and/or adults, all ages can have fun with the clay. This is a 2 secession class, each class secession is 4 hours long. Class is limited to two students at my teaching location or more students if I come to your location. Class Fees: $120.00 per student includes all supplies; (clay, glazes and kiln firing and I supply all tools). A per student discount will be given for larger classes, held at the location of your choice. (If I come to your class setting, and you have 5 or more students.) You will take home several completed pieces of pottery.
Red Coil clay pot, off wheel pottery (made without using a potters wheel)
BEAD STRINGING: In this class you will learn the basic bead stringing techniques, including crimping and how to make a basic loop and a wrapped loop. Class fees are $40.00 and includes all supplies. This is a one secession, 3 hour class. Class is limited to 3 students at my location. I can accommodate more students if the class is held at the location of your choice. You will take home a completed necklace or bracelet.
Multi-strand Necklace laid out on the bead stringing board
STAINED GLASS: In this class you will learn the basics of stained glass, including preparing your cartoon (design) and drawing it up to size on paper. You will also learn how to lay out your cartoon on a layout board, and glass cutting, grinding, fitting, assembling, foiling and soldering. Class fees are $190.00, includes all supplies and use of all tools. This is a three secession class, each secession is 4 hours long. Class is limited to 1 student. Take home one small stained glass piece.
PRECIOUS METAL CLAY (PMC): This is a basic PMC class. You will learn about the different types of PMC, how to sculpt a design using PMC, and how to fire the PMC in the kiln. PMC is like modeling clay which you can roll, cut, carve, shape, press, stamp, use textures, and get real creative with in designing. You will complete pendants designed by yourself that, after firing, are .999 Silver. (It starts out as clay and after firing in the kiln becomes metal!) Class fees are $165.00 includes all supplies. This is a one secession class, 4 hours long. Class is limited to 2 students. In this class you will use Sterling Silver PMC3 and take home several completed pendants. You will acquire the knowledge of how to fire your PMC at home in your own kiln. More advanced PMC classes are available, please inquire.
Jacque getting creative in her PMC class.
Clay pieces in the kiln ready to fire.