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Course Number: 234GLGB025

Dates: Saturday, September 23 - December 2, 2023
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Exception Dates: No class 10/21, 11/4, 11/25

Meets: Sa from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM , 8 sessions

Fee: $235.00

This course ended on December 2, 2023

This course is an introduction to glass beadmaking using flameworking techniques on an oxygen/propane torch. Each class will start with a lecture/demo and then the students will work hands-on to practice making beads. We will start by covering torch and beadmaking basics. We will then explore various beginning techniques including controlling bead shape, making and using stringers, applying surface treatments and the myriad of way to use dots. We use soft glass in the class (COE 104). Glass will be available for purchase in the classroom - actual cost will depend on the number of beads made and the average cost runs $15 to $30 per quarter. The class is held in a studio setting with other beginner students. Students should wear natural fiber clothing with long sleeves and must be 18 or older. This class is not for pregnant women.
Fee: $235.00

Save $20.00 with a Spruill Center for the Arts Membership - New and Renewal

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Non-member$ 195.00
Optional FeeDonation$ 1.00
Mandatory FeeGlass Bead Lab Fee$ 40.00

Margo Knight

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Margo's Classes

Margo Knight has been working with hot glass since 2000 when she took her first lampworking class from Deanna Griffin-Dove at Spruill Center for the Arts. Since that time she has taken classes from many of the masters of glass beadmaking, including Tom and Sage Holland, Michael Barley, Andrew Guarino, Leah Fairbanks, Heather Trimlett, Stevi Belle, Patti Walton, Larry Scott, Dustin Tabor, Bronwen Heilman, and many others. One of Margo's beads was juried into the International Society of Glass Beadmaker's Obsession catalog and auction which was held in connection with the ISGB's 10th Anniversary Gathering in Arlington, Virginia, in 2002. In addition, her beads appear in 1000 Glass Beads published by Lark Books in 2004 and in other publications, and she was selected as a juror for the first annual Bead Review published in 2005. Margo is a member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers and an active member and past co-president of its Atlanta chapter, the Southern Flames. Margo has been teaching glass beadmaking classes at the Spruill Center since 2002.

Date Day Time Location
09/23/2023Saturday11:30 AM to 2:30 PM RM 207
09/30/2023Saturday11:30 AM to 2:30 PM RM 207
10/07/2023Saturday11:30 AM to 2:30 PM RM 207
10/14/2023Saturday11:30 AM to 2:30 PM RM 207
10/28/2023Saturday11:30 AM to 2:30 PM RM 207
11/11/2023Saturday11:30 AM to 2:30 PM RM 207
11/18/2023Saturday11:30 AM to 2:30 PM RM 207
12/02/2023Saturday11:30 AM to 2:30 PM RM 207


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