Fall 2018 Hours: Mon: Closed | Tues/Thurs/Fri: 10-5pm I Wed: 10-2pm I Sat: 10-3pm

3 Union St. Suite #2 Westborough, MA 01581 

Studio

WORKSHOPS:


FLAMEWORKING

Flameworking I: Introduction to Glass Beadmaking
Class size: Maximum of 6 students
Price: Course fee: $120
Dates: Session 1-Tuesday 9/12/17; Session 2-Friday 11/27/17
Times: 6:30pm-9:30pm
*Students can sign up for one or more sessions

Description:
In this 3-hour introductory workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of glass beadmaking using a gas and oxygen-fueled torch and soft glass.

Topics covered include safety, tools and equipment, properties of glass, manipulation of glass with a focus on heat control, annealing and glass compatibility, and finishing beads. Students will be introduced to the use of heat and gravity to shape molten glass. Each student will make between 3-5 beads in this class. Ideas for turning your beads into finished jewelry will be discussed. No experience is necessary and all materials are included. Open to students 16 years of age and older.

Flameworking II: Intermediate Beadmaking
Class size: Maximum of 6 students
Price: Course fee: $120
Dates: Session I-Friday 9/22/16; Session 2-Tuesday 11/14/17
Times: 6:30pm-9:30pm
*Students can sign up for one or more sessions

Description:
Improve your skills with more advanced techniques. Learn more advanced bead shapes, stringer control and surface decoration. We’ll help you take your beads to the next level as we delve into the world of ribbon cane, frit (crushed glass), reactive glass, silver and copper foil and wire and enamels. Instructor demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and lots of torch time will fill you with ideas and inspiration.
Open to students 16 years of age and older.

METALWORK & JEWELRY MAKING

Metal Stamping
Class size: Maximum of 12 students
Price: Course fee: $65
Dates: Session 1-Tuesday 9/26/17; Session 2-Thursday 10/5/17; Session 3-Monday 11/20/17
Times: 6:30-9:30pm
*Students can sign up for one or more sessions

Description:
In this popular 3-hour workshop, students will create one-of-a-kind hand-stamped copper or sterling silver charm necklace or adjustable bangle. Learn basic metal stamping techniques using a few simple tools. Once you’ve created your stamped components, you’ll learn how to wire wrap a handcrafted artisan glass bead and gemstone. Students will leave with the perfect gift or personalized memento. Open to students 16 years of age and older.

Basic Jewelry making
Class size: Maximum of 12 students
Price: Course fee: $55
Dates: Wednesay 11/1/17
Times: 6:30pm-9:30pm

Description:
Learn the basics of jewelry making in this 3-hour workshop. Students will learn proper techniques required to make beautiful finished pieces using semi-precious gemstones, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and glass beads. This includes round loops and basic wire wrapping, how to work with jump rings and use clasps and crimp beads to finish ends. Learn which tools are right for which projects. Projects will vary from earrings, to bracelets or necklaces, depending on class desire.


CLASSES

Four-week Flameworking Course-Beginner to Intermediate
Class size: Maximum 6 students
Price: Course Fee: $240
Dates: Session 1-Monday 9/11/17-Monday 10/9/17 (4 weeks-no class 10/2/17); Session 2- Monday 10/16/17-Monday 11/13/17 (No class 11/6/17)
Times: 6:30-9:30pm
*Students can sign up for one or more sessions

Description:
In this 4-week course, we will begin by exploring basic glass beadmaking techniques and advance to more intermediate techniques as the weeks progress. Students will learn to made beads through instructor demonstrations, discussions and lots of hands on torch time. Troubleshooting common mistakes will also be addressed. Open to students 16 years of age and older.


Open Studio Time:


Open Studio-Torch Time
Description:
Elsie Kaye Glassworks offers open studio with torch rental. Students who complete Beadmaking I and demonstrate competent torch skills will qualify for torch rental in open studio.

Price #1: Guided torch rental (for beginner to intermediate levels): $20/hour
Price #2: Independent torch rental (for advanced levels): $18/hour

Open Studio-Jewelry
Description:
Have a jewelry project you’ve been meaning to finish or need some fresh ideas to get you motivated again? Bring your projects and spend the day or evening designing, stringing, and wire wrapping your latest creations. A variety of sterling silver and mixed metal jewelry components will be available for sale.


WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS

Flameworking I: Introduction to Glass Beadmaking
Class size: Maximum of 6 students for each workshop
Price: Course fee: $120
Dates: Session 1-Tuesday 11/28/17; Session 2-Monday 12/4/17
Times: 5:30pm-8:30pm
*Students can sign up for one or more sessions

Description:
For students ages 13-16