DragonArt Glass

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Welcome to DragonArt Glass  

Stained Glass and Lampwork Glass by Polly Toombs



Bead Making Classes are now happening at my studio in Arcata, CA.  Get out of town and come to my studio just 15 minutes from the Arcata Plaza. Enjoy the fresh air, redwood trees and the view and we will spend time melting glass and playing with colors.

Please email to schedule a private class or group class at your convenience

Intro to Bead Making -

In this class you will learn the basics of making glass beads with an oxygen/propane torch and “soft glass.” We will cover safety as well as equipment, tools, techniques and flame control. This class can be taken multiple times to build skills, and practice. It is also a good refresher course for someone who has been away from the torch for a while. Each class will be adapted to the students needs. Intro classes are 4 hours, and are followed by a 3 hour open torch for an additional fee.

UPCOMING CLASSES: Sunday - May 13, May 20, July 1 - 2018 

Beads All Day  -

This is an all day class for those who want to immerse themselves in bead making techniques. This class will have a variety of techniques to focus on so every class will be different. Some of the techniques covered; dots and lines, masking, dichroic glass, encased flowers, making canes, pixie dust, murrini and more!  These classes will be from 10am to 5pm with a lunch break.

UPCOMING CLASSES: Friday - May 18, June 29  - 2018

Everything you will need for class will be supplied. All you need to do is show up in closed-toed shoes and all cotton clothing.

Classes are meant to accommodate the student. From the very beginner who has never lit a torch to someone with experience who just wants a refresher course or some technical help. Many techniques will be covered and classes are geared towards whatever people want to learn. Class size is limited to 6.

Open Torch -

Practice time is available and open to students who have taken classes or been previously approved. The time after the Intro to Bead Making class is open to everyone, but students in that days class get priority and a discount. Open torch time with me can also be arranged through email