Learn the ins and outs, the ups and downs of enameled bead making. This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn how to make one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted beads for a variety of uses. Cheryl Anne has taken the guess work out of the equation and you’ll leave the workshop with beads in hand.
Fun & Fabulous Enamel Beads With Cheryl Anne (2 Day Workshop) 9/14-9/15
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 9:00 am to Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 4:30 pm EDT$340 – $425
If you have been wanting to make your own beads but never knew where or how to start, this is the class for you. This is a straight forward, fun workshop that will teach you how you can make nice looking beads that can be used for numerous projects.
*If you wish to be in the advanced bead making class, Workshop #2 in 2020, you will need to take this class.
18 years or over, no experience needed.
Students will learn to make beads. You will be learning and using Joseph Spencer’s original bead making method. You will learn to use a torch to create colorful, bold beads that can be used in a variety of ways. We’ll will be using copper & enamel to create cylinder & oval bead shapes. As you know beads are not just for jewelry making any more. In today’s modern world, many artist use beads as accents on art pieces. The possibilities are endless, and no two beads are ever the same.
We will teach you:
- Preparation techniques before firing
- How to cut beads from copper
- Preparing your copper beads for firing
- Use of proper tools
- Safety measure of setting up your torch
- Safety when using enamels
- Techniques of bead making
- Appling Enamel to copper beads
- Adding designs and special effects
- What if and how to fix
- What if my bead….
- Finishing techniques after firing
- Final finishing touches
- Shining your beads
- Kick it up a notch ideas
This is a hands-on, 2-day workshop. Meaning you will be making beads from start to finish. We will have demonstrations of the techniques used in making beads, Students will learn the techniques above, while using Joe Spencer’s original enamel colors.
Costs include some materials and supplies.
*There is a $50 materials fee for this workshop. You may the day of the class by check or cash. Or you may select to pay at the time of registration.
In addition, you will get:
- Access to over 150 different enamels for use during the workshop
- Use of the extensive Foundation equipment, furnaces, and tools needed to complete your project
- On-site access to one of the few retail stores in the US offering enamel and enamel supplies
- Exposure and inspiration during our breaks from hundreds of beautiful ancient and modern enamel pieces in our world-class art enamel museum, the largest diverse collection of art enamels in the world
The method taught during this class is Joseph Spencer’s Original bead making method. Joe taught his method of enamel bead making from 1970-2016. He desired that other enamellist would be able to enjoy this rewarding experience. Making enamel beads was his passion which he enjoyed his entire life time. Just a warning, it can be addictive. It’s just that much fun!
Cheryl Anne, Artist
The workshop will be held at the Carpenter Art Enamel Foundation headquarters at 645 Colfax Avenue in Bellevue, KY, right across the river from Cincinnati. We are about ten minutes from downtown Cincinnati, but in an area of northern Kentucky that has less traffic and is a bit easier to navigate than the big city. Although our headquarters is housed in one of the largest facilities in the world dedicated to art enameling, we enjoy being a part of the small river community of Bellevue on the “south bank” of the Ohio River. In fact, the mayor is on our Board of Directors.
We are tucked away in a small, quiet industrial park off Berry Avenue. You will find plenty of parking alongside our building and in a large gravel lot in front of the industrial building next door. For a map and more information, <CLICK HERE>.
Positive attitude to learn something new while having fun.
Students should bring clip on Optivisor or eye protection and mask if desired. We have cloth mask if you do not have your own.
Please do not wear sandals, open-toed shoes, scarves or other clothing with tassels or loose ends that could get caught in tools or equipment.
Young and old of various economic means attend our workshops. All are welcome! If you want to save money, we can help. Of course, you will want to start by becoming a Premium Member and saving 15% off the cost of the workshop <CLICK HERE>.
Travel will be the biggest part of your cost unless you live close by. Cincinnati is one of the lowest-cost metropolitan areas to visit, but we can help you get the cost even lower! See this resource page for money-saving travel information that could help you save the entire cost of the workshop, maybe even more: <CLICK HERE>. If you don’t have a car when you are in town, we might even be able to give you a ride from a nearby hotel.
In addition, you may want to stay a few days extra days to enjoy some of the world-class attractions that the Cincinnati area offers (in addition to our workshops!). We have listed some of our favorite places here: <CLICK HERE>
If cancelled within 30 days of the workshop, no refunds are issued. If cancelled more than 30 days prior to the workshop, a refund (less a $60 service fee) may be issued if the workshop is fully booked, not including your registration.
If you qualify for a refund, you may apply the total amount to a future workshop conducted in the next 12 months (service fee waived).
Registrations are not transferable.
The Foundation reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment and will notify students of any cancellation at least three weeks prior to the start of the workshop. In the event that WWCEF (The Foundation) cancels a workshop the student will receive a full refund.
The Foundation cannot be responsible for airline tickets or other travel costs in the event of a cancellation.
The Foundation is committed to the safety of all students. A series of informational safety procedures have been established for all studio areas that involve some risk of injury in the use of certain equipment. Your instructor will go over safety procedures during your workshop but we would also like for you to be aware of your workshop’s risks before you register for a workshop. As a condition of registration we ask that you read the ‘Safety Procedures Policy’ and acknowledge that you have done so upon registration.
The Foundation makes every effort to ensure students have a safe and meaningful experience while participating in our activities. However, some aspects of work done at The Foundation can involve a certain amount of risk. Work is done with hot equipment i.e. furnaces, kilns and torches. To safeguard The Foundation we ask students to release The Foundation from liability and voluntarily take on the assumption of risk. As a condition of registration we ask that you read the ‘Release of Liability and Voluntary Assumption of Risk’ and acknowledge that you have done so upon registration.
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