Classes


 

KIDS/TWEENS/TEENS & ADULT CLASSES 

ALL CLASSES ARE LIMITED TO 6 STUDENTS

CALL 843-884-8808 to RESERVE YOUR SPACE

KIDS BASIC BEADING 
July 8th 10.30am -12pm  or July 29th 10.30am - 12pm 
$35 Materials included (Age 8-15) BOOK NOW
Make 2 bracelets using plated findings, glass and stone beads. Learn crimping, simple wire wrap, attaching clasps with both beading wire and thread. (Teacher - Kris Rife)
KIDS COLOR BLOCK NECKLACES
July 15th 1.30-2.30 pm  $35 Materials included  (Age 8-15)  BOOK NOW
 Ages 8-15, 1.5 hours, Using some color theory and info on color value, construct a necklace with crimping and beading wire, plated clasp, and different sizes and colors of glass beads in “blocks” of color. Very fashionable!  (Teacher - Kris Rife)

TEEN ART LAB

July 9th & 11th 10.30-12.30am  (2 Classes/4 hours) BOOK NOW                    $100 Materials included (Age 12+) 

PET PORTRAITS with a Twist! Bring a photo of your pet's happy face and we'll merge them with a fancy portrait from history.(Teacher - Joan Body)

July 16th & 18th 10.30-12.30am  $100 Materials included (Age 12+) BOOK NOW

PROMPTED ART... A wild grab-bag provides subject matter to create your own composition, Create Art with a collection of suggested words, make it into an illustration or a fantasy artwork.  Mixed Media (Teacher - Joan Body)

July 23rd  & 25th 10.30-12.30am Materials included (Age 12+) BOOK NOW

SELF PORTRAIT ... Your way, go abstract or realistic. Working from your image or one you bring in we'll take it down the classical road or venture into your own abstract look. Mixed Media (Teacher - Joan Body)

July 30th  & August 1st 10.30-12.30am Materials included (Age 12+) BOOK NOW

MODERN MASTERS ...Create you own image and vision from choice of artist's styles. Bearden, Klimt, Warhol, Chagall, Seurat and other will allow us to use various mediums to make our mark on contemporary art classics.  Mixed Media (Teacher - Joan Body)

KIDS - BEADED WINDCHIMES
July 15th 10.30-12.30     $45 Materials included (Age 8-18) BOOK NOW
 Musical sounds made with sea urchin spines and colorful glass, shell, and stone metal beads on driftwood branches. (Teacher - Kris Rife)
KIDS - OMBREE WOOD NECKLACE
July 8th 1-3pm $35 Materials included (Age 8-15) BOOK NOW
, Ages 8 up, 2 hour, Make wood bead necklace with graduation of value (tint) of one color, painting with acrylics. Will create with leather and clasp. Bring a smock or old shirt. (Teacher - Kris Rife)
ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS - AGES 18+ BOOK NOW
Tuesdays/Thursdays 1-3pm (2 classes for each session)
Session 1 July 9th & 11th  
Session 2 July 16th & 18th
Session 3 July 23rd & 25th
Session 4 July 30th & 1st August
Explore this paint medium with a colorful still life. Subsequent lessons will have varied subject matter. Basic drawing skills are helpful. (Teacher - Joan Body)
ACRYLIC PAINT POURING 
 July 22nd 10.30-12.30     $50 Materials included   (Age18+) BOOK NOW
“Pour over” technique- This ends up with finer, smaller detail than the Flip cup and works great for a background for a stencil motif, monogram, mounting a shell or photo. 12x12 canvas panel or 12x12 Stretched canvas ( $3.50 extra) (Teacher - Kris Rife)
DOODLE DE-STRESS
July 19th 10.30am - 12.30pm  $25 materials included (Age 7+) BOOK NOW

Kids- Doodle De-Stress-2 hours,  Age 7 up (or younger if can sit for 2 hour) Using marker and Color pencils create a freeform doodle on 11x14 sketch paper. Add detail pen and ink patterns similar to Zentangle techniques.  This skill can be done in waiting rooms, long car rides, before testing and bedtime because of the creative but repetitive patterns. Really is fun and great boredom buster, we hope they use for a lifetime.( Definitely not a exercise just for kids. Can be done at home with markers, paint, crayons.)

FIX IT FRIDAYS
July 5th  11am-12 noon       $25 plus materials(Age 18+)
Bring your everyday broken jewelry that needs to be fixed. We will teach you how to make repairs so you can wear it again.  If you want to redesign it, add to it we can help with that too.(Teacher - Maria Hutzler)
BEADWEAVING 101 - Brick Stitch
August 2nd 3pm-5pm       $35  (Age 18+)
You will learn how to bead using brick stitch. This is a great beginner stitch that is versatile for many kinds of projects from decorative hoops , fringe earrings, bracelets . We will explore how to increase, decrease and different variations of brick stich while making a project to take with you. (Teacher - Maria Hutzler)
BEGINNER BEADING - Adults
2nd & 4th Thursdays,  5.30pm ongoing $25 BOOK NOW

Janice will teach basic beading techniques and create earrings and bracelet, as well as  crimping and wire wrapping. (Teacher - Janice)

NO JULY SILVERSMITHING CLASSES _ AUGUST DATES COMING SOON
 

SILVERSMITHING CLASSES- TEACHER DEBBIE GATES

CONQUER YOUR FEAR OF THE TORCH 

Soldering Intensive –beginning soldering class 

LEARN TO SOLDER!   All materials and tools will be provided.Students will make a sterling 18 inch chain.    Using 16 gauge sterling wire, we will make jump rings and develop an understanding of the soldering process. Using hard, medium, easy and extra easy solder. And turn these jump rings into the chain.   Make “S” hook clasp of 14 gauge sterling.   Clean and file jump rings –and then tumble/polish the chain.

RING AROUND THE CABOCHON  

Intermediate soldering classAll materials and tools provided. Students will select a cabochon.  Students will learn to determine their ring size and design a ring with a cabochon.  Students will measure and create bezel and then solder to the back plate. All set in sterling.  Students will also have the option to use decorative trim. 

STERLING EARRING CLASS  

Beginner Soldering. All materials and tools  provided Students will complete 2 pair of earrings—making two types of ear wires.  Learning to make a balled head pin. These make great handmade presents.

 

If you are looking to learn silversmithing or brush up on your skills, then we have several classes to choose from.  Debbie Gates has designed classes  for students to learn new techniques and skills based around a project. All materials will be provided; however, if you have a favorite cabochon, please feel free to bring it.  Debbie can also provide individual one on one instruction.

Please call us at 843-884-8808 to sign up now!

 


COMING IN JULY!!!!!!!
Kids-Botanical pen and ink/Watercolor look. Age 7 up; 1.5 hour; Transfer a pattern and using Acrylic paint and black artist pen you can paint like Audubon! on Watercolor paper. Subject : Violets. 
Adults – Beaded Driftwood windchimes- 
Adult- Painting with ball chain pull-  1.5 hour. Another way to paint without a brush—Colorful Butterfly on 12x12 stretched canvas with multicolor acrylic. This will be wet when you take it home. Optional: Buy DuraClear satin water based varnish for protection to apply at home after 1 week of drying. Not Optional: Wear a smock or old button up shirt. It’s a bit messy. 
Adult- Acrylic Paint Pour- “Pour over” technique- This ends up with finer, smaller detail than the Flip cup and works great for a background for a stencil motif, monogram, mounting a shell or photo. 12x12 canvas panel or 12x12 Stretched canvas $3.50 extra) 
 
 
BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICIES
 Credit card is required to reserve a spot for upcoming classes. Classes are paid for in full at the time of booking. Full refund is given with 24 hours advance notice for cancellation. If class is fully booked, please feel free to call to be added to our waitlist. Often times, a spot will open up due to a rescheduling or cancellation, and exceptions may be made depending on the class. To register, call us at Beads & Brushstrokes at 843-884-8808. 
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STUDENT DISCOUNT
Students enrolled in classes at Beads & Brushstrokes receive a 10% discount pass for one time purchase.
*When purchasing your spot online, please include your phone number in the checkout process, so that we may contact you regarding your upcoming class. Thank you!