Glass Classes

Learn to create beautiful glass jewelry and artwork first hand from glass artist, Victoria Belz.

Glass Beadmaking courses

Explore the Venetian method of lampwork glass bead creation with these introductory classes.

  • Introduction to Glass Beadmaking Workshop
  • Basics and Beyond Glass Beadmaking

See course descriptions below.

Glass art workshops

Create stunning samples of glass art in our stand alone workshops.

  • "Have a Heart" Glass Heart Pendant workshop
  • Glass Flower Pin or Pendant Workshop

See course descriptions below.


Introduction to Lampwork Glass Beadmaking

  • Day: Sat
  • Class 1 Code: JWL8104A
  • Class 1 Date: 01/06/18
  • Class 2 Code: JWL8104B
  • Class 2 Date: 02/17/18
  • Class 3 Code: JWL8104C
  • Class 3 Date: 03/10/18
  • Age Range: 16+
  • Time: 1pm - 4pm
  • Instructor: Belz
  • MBR class cost: $74.70
  • Non-MBR cost: $83.00
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If you are looking for a fun way to experience glass work with no experience and no commitment necessary, then this is the class for you. This is an introductory “tour” of lampwork beadmaking. You will learn to make lampworked glass beads using the old Venetian technique of layering molten glass on a rod to form a glass bead. There will be a brief discussion on safety, tools and technique followed by a demonstration. Student will then have time to explore their own creativity manipulating the glass to create one of a kind handmade glass beads with the guidance of the instructor. Each student will be supplied with a special Nortel Minor glass working torch, safety glasses, various colors of Moretti soft Italian glass, and all the tools needed. Please bring note taking supplies. Wear natural fibers, closed toe shoes, and tie long hair back. All supplies and tools are provided.

Basics and Beyond Lampwork Glass Beadmaking

  • Day: Tue
  • Class 1 Code: JWL8103A
  • Class 1 start date: 01/09/18
  • Class 1 last date: 02/13/18
  • Class 2 Code: JWL8103B
  • Class 2 start date: 04/10/18
  • Class 2 last date: 05/15/18
  • Age Range: 16+
  • Time: 6pm - 9pm
  • Instructor: Belz
  • MBR class cost: $210.60
  • Non-MBR cost: $234.00

In this six-segment class, you will learn to make lampworked glass beads using the old Venetian technique of layering molten glass on a rod. We will learn the basic skills used to manipulate glass and concentrate on cultivating a mastery of those skills. Students will learn basic bead shapes, layering of glass, dots, basic flower designs, frit (the use and making of), stringer pulling, and how to make and pull twisty canes. It is recommended that students attend the Intro to Glass Beadmaking class, but it is not a requirement. Each student will have access to a Nortel Minor glass working torch, safety glasses, and all the tools needed for use in shaping glass. Materials fee of $30 will be required on first day of class, payable to the instructor. This is to be used by student towards glass. Various colors of Moretti soft Italian glass will be available for purchase. Please bring note taking supplies. Wear natural fibers, closed toe shoes and tie long hair back.


"Have a Heart" Glass Heart Pendant Workshop

  • Day: Sat
  • Class 1 Code: JWL8101A
  • Class 1 Date: 01/27/18
  • Class 2 Code: JWL8101B
  • Class 2 Date: 02/10/18
  • Age Range: 16+
  • Time: 1pm - 3:30pm
  • Instructor: Belz
  • MBR class cost: $59.40
  • Non-MBR cost: $66.00

Valentine’s day isn't all chocolates and roses! Show someone you care with a beautiful handmade glass heart pendant.  This beginner class will have students creating their own, simple, one-of-a-kind, glass heart pendants. Some glass experience is helpful but not necessary. All materials included. Hearts will be available for pickup within 24 hours.

Glass Flower Pin or Pendant Workshop

  • Age Range: 16+
  • Class 1 Code: JWL8102A
  • Day: Sun
  • Class Date: 04/29/18
  • Time: 1pm - 3:30pm
  • Class 2 Code: JWL8102B
  • Day: Mon
  • Class Date: 04/30/18
  • Time: 6pm – 8:30 pm
  • Instructor: Belz
  • MBR class cost: $59.40
  • Non-MBR cost: $66.00

Spring is in bloom! Celebrate the season or consider a one of kind, handmade gift for Mother's Day. This beginner class will have students creating their own simple flower pins or pendants out of glass. Some glass torch experience is helpful but not necessary. All materials included. Flowers will be available for pickup 48 hours after class.