The class is about 1 hour per person so if you are two people your class appointment will be 2 hours at least, everyone takes turns because you learn so much watching the process . You must be confirmed and verified with Airbnb 24 hours before your class starts to be on the list of Students for that day. We start with introductions and If the class has never done this before we begin with the beginner bead styles which are beautiful and easiest, everyone gets the safety glasses (didymium) for glass working which filters out the bright light. I give a demonstration then after everyone has chosen their colors the student sits down and I show the best way to hold the steel rod (mandrel) coated with clay and the best section of the fire to melt glass and the student begins. Students take turns making beads. While one student is at the torch melting glass the other Student is watching. Some students need to take a break anyway and everyone learns from watching the process. I am stationed next to who is at the torch, closely directing and assisting if needed. I prefer small classes of no more than 3 students.
I am an Independent Studio Flame Glass Artist who's been teaching Glass Bead Making for 14 years. I traveled 27 years doing Art Shows, I have won awards for my work, photos of my work are in Art Glass Books by Mark P. Block, Bandu Scott Dunham and Liz Ryland Mears, web site is jermanartglass.com. I attend Ohio University in Winter semester Art Classes to widen my skill sets. I presently am an Airbnb host. I have taught some of my guests how to make beads in the Glass Studio on my property near the Hocking State Park in Logan Ohio. Experience Guests have written nice reviews.
All tools, protective eyewear and glass color rods are provided so the students can come as they are and create their beads.
The Bead Making Class will take place in my well equipped Glass Studio that is nestled in a scenic area of the Hocking Hills in Logan OHIO 10 minutes from the Hocking Hills State Park Attractions geographically between Old Man's Cave State Park and Conkles Hollow Park.
The Studio is in the Country side of the Hocking Hills and GPS is very good at getting people here.
Glass Bead Making in Hocking Hills OH