Workshops & Classes

Strolling Village Artisans is proud to offer a variety of classes in pottery/ceramics, jewelry making, and glass beadmaking.

TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES, CONTACT INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS:

Jim Best 882-1964 sacredjourney@nycap.rr.com

Heather Leyh studio/cell: (518) 817-5524 heather@glintglass.com

Donna Reilly

Pottery Classes


Clay Hand-Building and Wheel Throwing--Adults

Jim Best

Class Times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, 6-week sessions; evenings only 6:30pm - 9:00pm (classes are ongoing, with flexible schedules) 

Experience: no experience necessary 

Course fee: $180

 

Independent Study--Adults

Jim Best

Class Times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, 6-week sessions; evenings only 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Same class times, but for those students with experience who wish a place to work with limited instruction) 

Projects must be discussed and approved.

Course fee: $180

 

Hand-Building and Wheel Throwing--Children

Jim Best

Class Times: 4-week sessions; Saturdays 9:00am - 10:00am or 10am - 11am 

(Classes are ongoing, with flexible schedules)

Experience: no experience necessary

Course fee: $55

 


Glass Beadmaking

Beginning Beadmaking - Level I

Heather Leyh

Class Time: 2 Evening Classes 6:30-9:00 or Saturday 10-4

Students will learn about basic studio safety and begin to create round glass beads.  You will learn to embellish these beads using a variety of techniques including applying dots, creating and applying stringers, masking, and raking.  

Class Fee: $150 includes materials

Glass Beadmaking Basics and Beyond 

Beginning Beadmaking - Level II

Heather Leyh

Class Time: 2 Evening Classes 6:30-9:00 or Saturday 10-4

Students will review making a basic round glass bead and begin to explore other bead shapes (discs, tubes, cones) and sculpted shapes (hearts, birdies, drops).  Additional skills covered will include encasing, color reactions, and use of enamels, frits and silver leaf.  

Class Fee: $150 includes materials

(10% Discount on Class Fee for Level I Students)


Glass Beadmaking Beyond the Basics - Level III

Heather Leyh

Class Time: 2 Evening Classes 6:30-9:00 or Saturday 10-4

Students will review skills learned in Level I & Level II Classes and begin to explore off-mandrel techniques to create buttons and pendants, making hollow beads, making pressed beads, and making twisties for embellishment.  

Class Fee: $150 includes materials

(10% Discount on Class Fee for Level I & Level II students)


Intermediate Glass Beadmaking - Level IV

Heather Leyh

Class Time: 2 Evening Classes 6:30-9:00 or Saturday 10-4

Students will learn to make focal beads and continue to explore off-mandrel techniques for buttons and pendants, learn to make production beads for jewelry projects, create ribbon cane and murrini for embellishment, as well as explore individual interests.  

Class Fee: $150 includes materials

(10% Discount on Class Fee for Level I, Level II & Level III students)



Save $100 - Sign up for all 4 Levels (8 evening classes, 4 weekend classes) for $500

Additional 10% discount when you sign up with a friend.

Fire & Felt for Jewelry

Heather Leyh

Class Time: Saturday & Sunday 10-4

In this weekend class students will learn basic glass making skills to make embellished round beads, sculpted beads, and buttons for jewelry.  On the second day, learn basic hand felting techniques (needle and wet felting) to compliment the beads made at the torch.  Students will leave with their own unique, handmade finished pieces of jewelry! Students will learn to make focal beads and continue to explore off-mandrel techniques for buttons and pendants, learn to make production beads for jewelry projects, create ribbon cane and murrini for embellishment, as well as explore individual interests.  

Class Fee: $200 includes materials



Beginning Beadmaking for Teens

Heather Leyh

Class Time: Evenings Classes 6:30-9:00

Learn basic glass beadmaking techniques.  Heather will thoroughly address flameworking safety and teach you how to create round bead shapes and sculpted beads, and how to embellish them in her fun and funky style.  Students will learn to make focal beads and continue to explore off-mandrel techniques for buttons and pendants, learn to make production beads for jewelry projects, create ribbon cane and murrini for embellishment, as well as explore individual interests.  

Class Fee: $30 per class, includes materials

*Please note that you must be 13 years of age and have parental consent to register for this class.  


Open Studio Evenings

Heather Leyh

Current and former students are invited to work on their own personal projects (and use Heather's tools) in her professional studio.  

Class Fee: $15 per hour (3 hour minimum) or $120 for 10 hours.  Current students receive a discounted fee of $10 per hour.  (students must purchase their own glass - small quantities available through Heather Leyh Designs.   

 

Jewelry Making  

Earring Party

Heather Leyh 

Class Time: Evenings-One 2 Hour Class 

A fun evening for yourself or a gathering with friends with glass artist Heather Leyh. Learn to create your own earrings using sterling silver wire, glass beads, and other unique beads and components. Learn the fundamentals of tool use, wire work, bead selection, and design techniques to make earrings that are uniquely you! This is a great class to get you started making your own jewelry. No experience necessary.

Class Fee: $25 + materials kit ($15 to $35)


Fabric

Fabric Beads

Michele Merges Martens 

Class Time: One 2 hour class

Students will learn an easy technique for making fabric beads, then use their beads to create a necklace and bracelet. Experience level: no experience necessary 

Class Fee: $25 includes materials

 

Mini Art Quilts

Michele Merges Martens 

Class Time: One 2 hour class

Students will design and stitch together a 4"x6" mini art quilt to hang on their wall or a postcard.  You may hand stitch or machine stitch.  A sewing machine will be at class.  Experience level: very basic sewing skills

Class Fee: $30 includes materials

 




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