Tag Archives: beyond beginners

Laney Mead – Beyond Beginners Class – September 2018

We are delighted to announce that Laney will be running a two day GBUK class at the Tuffnell Glass studio for a very special price to members.  Laney will be teaching on 29th & 30th September 2018

The Course

The first day will be spent creating simple heads and bodies, separately. We will concentrate on simple dogs and cats – there will be a chance to discuss other creatures.   These can be wired together to create a pendant/dangle at your leisure.  We will also talk about how to ‘see’ the bead before even lighting the torch by doodling the simple shapes and working out which pieces need to go in which order to prevent body parts from ‘popping’ off. Heat control is mastered when you make creature beads!    You will need a piece of paper/sketch book and either a pencil or a pen.  These are not works of art, at best they will look like scribbles but you will understand the scribbles!  Honest.

Day two will be a test of nerve as we put together everything we learnt the day before and create a complete creature in one piece.  We will discuss how to use the simple shapes we have now mastered to create new creatures simply by changing noses, ears etc,  If we have a chance we can play with gravity to create different poses – see Winthrope the Vulture and maybe add ‘friends’ like ladybugs and birds for the creatures to hold. 

 

 

 

 

 

GBUK Class with Laney Mead 2018

Venue – Tuffnell Glass Studios, Rudston , East Yorkshire, YO25 4UD

Date – Saturday & Sunday 29th & 30th September 2018

Time – 10am -5pm

Class level – Intermediate with basic techniques

Cost to members £175.00 (Cost to non-members £350.00)

Click HERE to Book

Team GBUK

Read More »