Tuition

 

Great classes at Studio 19

 

Photo by Richard Downton

I love to teach, especially with beginners.
The joy of discovery on people’s faces as they learn
is what really inspires me.

 

One to one classes

with

Diana East

At Studio 19, The Old Dairy, George Street, Enderby, Leicester, LE19 4NQ
Tel. 0116 2867664  Mob. 07773226123

Evening classes

These affordable classes are held fairly regularly on Thursday evenings throughout the year. We start at 7.00pm and officially finish at 9.30 but things usually run on a bit later.
The class is £25.00 per person payable on the night (cash welcome) and a concession of £20.00 is available for students.

I have been giving a discount for people who want to book in to a six week block of evening classes from January to June – £30.00 deposit and then £15 per class which works out at £20.00 per class alltogether over six weeks. The block started last month – January but there are still five weeks left so a saving can still be made for those who didn’t make it to the January class.

I have decided to go back to one general evening class per month for the time being.

The next evening class will be Thursday 21st February

One day Introduction to
Glass Bead Making

Click to see contents of this class

10.30am till 4.30pm

£125.00

(More than one person discount on application)

Date arranged to suit you:-
Phone me 0116 2867664 or 07773226123

All equipment is provided.
Please bring your own lunch – there is the Co-op just two minutes away.
Half a kilo of lovely coloured Venetian glass and a bound set of notes for reference are yours to take away with you plus the demonstration beads made by me and everything you make.
We will cover as much of the Full Professional Grounding instruction as possible in the time.



One Day Next Steps

This is for people who have already set up in bead making.

10.30am till 4.30pm

£120.00

(More than one person; more than one day discounts on application)

All equipment is provided.
Please bring your own lunch – there is
the Co-op just two minutes away.

One subject /more than one subject in less depth/just a refresher -Anything you like.
10.30 am till 4.30 pm at The Old Dairy, Enderby

Can be more than one person.

Phone me, 0116 2867664, to check availability and decide date and subject.
Then send £50.00 deposit and bring the balance on the day.
Bring your own tools and eyewear if possible. 

Some possible subjects: 

1. Working on bead ends to get them better and some ways of correcting with cold work.
2. Hundreds  of ways with enamels (as many as we can get through in one day)
3. Fuming – kits available for sale – again loads of different effects.
4. Casing without tears and how to eliminate bubbles and smudges.
5. Engraving – where to get what you need and what effects you can get e.g.. cutting through colours.
6. Dichroic – having trouble? Can’t get it to behave? I can help.
7. Sparklies – Nice to add a bit of pazzazz – aventurine, czs, reduction frit, pixy dust.
8. Foil and leaf, gold and silver.
9. Colour mixing.
10. Twisties
11. Stripy canes for flowers and leaves
12. Hollow mandrel wound beads
13. Long beads
14. Sculptural beads
16. Matching pairs for earrings (make both at once)
17. Masking with dots
18. Making decorated shards
19. Scrolling, raking, feathering, gravity twisting, side shifting
20. Raku
etc. etc. etc…….

 

 Deposit to book £50.00 per person per day (£52.00 by paypal)

UK Premier Account Name: D J D East
Email: dianaeast@globalnet.co.uk
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2013

Miniature Paperweights and Paperweight Style in Beads

Specific technique one to one class – one to four days £120.00 per day

 


The ‘Paperweight Style’ is simply the use of a lot of clear glass with coloured componants embedded in it giving depth.

In this class we will be making ‘gismos’ and learning to encase them. This technique can be used both in paperweights and paperweight style glass beads.

I will be bringing along some ready made gismos to use in the class so that we can get straight on with learning to encase them successfully as this is really the most imporant part. (Canes are available for sale from all sorts of people on the internet and I also have my own particular ones)

Then we will start to learn to make our own canes followed by turning them into gismos. Finally we can put the whole lot together and make beautiful little objects from buttons and cabouchons through beads and pendants to gorgeous little miniature paperweights.

Gismos are just the little things made before hand to put into paperweights or paperweight style beads. They can be bits of cane or little implosion type things etc. See picture of a bead with a sponge cane in it and by the side of the bead is shown the ‘sponge’ cane slice and two gismos made from it ready to put into a bead, One has a yellow background and one blue. They are slightly domed and already encased in clear with a clear stringer handle to stick out of the kiln whilst warming them up ready for use – just one example.

 

The shell in the first paperweight is another example. It is premade but not encased. The shells actually make really nice little ear studs too.


Simpler gismos are the pointy bits of cane that become the ‘crinoid’ creatures in the second bead. There are other bits of cane doing different things both in the paperweights and the beads.

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Evening Classes

Evening classes These affordable classes are held fairly regularly on monthly Thursday evenings throughout the year. We start at 7.00pm and officially finish at 9.00 but things usually run on a bit later. The class is £20.00 per person payable on the night (cash welcome) and a concession of £15.00 is available for students. 2013 …

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Introduction class

Introduction Class Contents 1. Equipment and materials:- Where to get them and how to set up and use safely 2. Torches – hot head demo, minor burner turning on and off, flame properties and temperature zones, reduction/oxidization. 3. Vermiculite verses annealing oven, annealing, stress in glass, expansion and compatibility. 4. Melting and getting control of …

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Recent Classes with pictures

Christmas Class 2012 with Diana and Sally Miniature Paperweights Class in Holland  23rd 24th February 2013 Marshall Hyde 23rd March 2013 Jennifer Umphress 31st May to 2nd June 2013 JC Herrell  27th to 30th June Recent Evening Classes

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