Kate Drew-Wilkinson Designs
INTERMEDIATE GLASS BEADWORK CLASSES
Intermediate Glass Beadwork Classes
This will be a two- or three-day session, limited to 4 students, at
$250 per day
I keep my classes small so I can give every pupil a lot of care and attention.
Students will be selected by me for enrollment in classes
on the basis of work samples and experience.
I really only want to know how far along any applicant is, so that we can have a well balanced class.
Applicants are requested to submit samples
of work to:
This will be a two day class, 9-5 both days with an hour long lunch break. The class will include the making of cane and latticino, frit effects, silver leaf work, Dichroic stretching, improvisation, which includes mixing colors for special effects, making beads the same size for earrings if it is needed, some casing, tree beads, working with new shapes and making small bottles. I will look at your work and help you move forward with your own ideas. Look at my web site and you will see the way I work. If pupils wish to stay and study for an extra day, this will be possible.
Above all, the classes will be fun and stimulating in many ways. In between torching, we will discuss marketing and anything else that can help you further your goals.
WIRE WORKING CLASSES
Applicants will be registered on a first come, first
This two day beginner’s class covers learning to use wire working tools, understanding different gauges of wire and why they’re used, studying different findings available on the market and how to make them work in jewelry making, relative to the size and weight of different beads. You will learn to make simple earrings and bar pins, and to combine beads with chain to make professional level jewelry. The class is extremely interactive and I am happy to share my suppliers and contacts with you.
The work will be classical and simple. I have learned that pieces made this way are the most wearable and, if you wish, easy to sell. You will be able to use the same techniques to design jewelry with your own lamp work beads, but you will not be using your beads in my class to begin with.
Information on classes: 520-432-7818
The Schoolhouse Inn Bed & Breakfast, a historic brick
school built in 1918 at the peak of Bisbee’s mining
days, is less than a 5 minute walk to Kate’s studio.
Located one mile west of downtown Old Bisbee in the
quiet residential area, the Inn is surrounded by lush
green hills and quaint colorful homes.
Schoolhouse Inn Bed & Breakfast
818 Tombstone Canyon Bisbee, AZ 85603 1- (800)
537-4333 (520) 432-2996