Summer Intensives


Instructor: Marcy Lamberson

We will start with discussing which elements of a bead could indicate “magic” to the viewer. This will become one of our lists to draw from when creating new imaginary creatures.

Instructor Marcy Lamberson will teach sculptural beads which incorporate these features. For example, here are a few of the beads you'll learn: Dragons - wings, horns, tails; Mermaids - tails and fins; and Unicorns with their twisted horn. These beads will be taught in a discussion with a hand drawn step-by-step illustration and then demonstrated in the flame as a bead. The step-by-step can be photographed as a reminder once you go home. The dual teaching style provides you with additional ways to understand and ask questions.

After that, you will learn how to design new imaginary creatures and we’ll work together as a class and individually on these designs and development of them. It will increase your comfort of creativity and techniques used.

Then we’ll take it a step further to merge traditional glass beadmaking techniques with the new ones in class for these new inventions. And will make them more than once while practicing how to refine an original design to improve it.

Like a painting looks better with the perfect frame, we’ll design artistic bead stand displays for the new beads. It will reinforce and elevate your artistic voice.

Some of the areas of focus include heat control, techniques, design, display, and teacher/group input as well. We’ll also discuss creativity, proportion, visual emphasis and color.


Summer Intensives

Difficulty Level

Intermediate, Advanced

Dates for Design, Develop and Display Magical Sculptural Beads

Jun 10
Jun 14, 2019

Marcy Lamberson

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