Tuition

 

Course Dates for the new year now available

Course with 1 place available

New Date: ***Thurs 13th February, 2 Hour Taster Glass Beadmaking, 10am – 12 noon***

Contact me now to book your place and for more information.

 

Glass Beadmaking Lampwork Tuition/classes/lessons

These courses take place in my garden studio in Horsham, West Sussex. Come and treat yourself to a day or a few hours learning the secrets of handmade glass beadmaking. I offer all sorts of packages so you can choose when and how much tuition you’d like. Start off with a beginners course then if you want to take it further choose a couple of techniques that you’d like to cover on your second visit (which could be a consecutive day or the next week – you choose) or you could let me choose what we make on the second day.

Studio

My studio has 2 workstations so we can take bookings for 2 students to learn at once. Rest assured that any booking made will only ever be shared with one other student and that you will receive my utmost attention as you are learning.

Lessons can be booked for a date to suit you, we like to be flexible. Please email me for details and to reserve your place. I’ve been lampworking since 2002 and love passing on the secrets of this wonderful craft.

If you wish to book a place or are interested in these courses please send me an email with any of your questions.

What you get – all beginners courses

Glass Beadmaking – Beginners 1 day Course 10am – 5pm

I offer a seven hour course (which includes 1 hour break for lunch) which will cover everything you need to know to set up and start making beads on your own and you will have time to make a variety of beads to show off to your friends. Use of tools, all materials and drinks are included. Bring a packed lunch.
Contact me for dates and costs!

NEW!! – Glass Beadmaking – Beginners shorter 1 day Course 10am – 3pm

I offer a five hour course (which includes 45 minute break for lunch) which can be tailored to suit you as an extended taster or which can cover everything you need to know to set up and start making beads on your own. You will have time to make a variety of beads to show off to your friends. Use of tools, all materials and drinks are included. Bring a packed lunch.
Contact me for dates and costs!

Glass Beadmaking – Beginners 2 day Course 10am – 5pm

This is a 2 day course (7 hours per day which includes 1 hour break for lunch) that will cover everything you need to know to set up and start making beads on your own. You will have more time to make a variety of beads to show off to your friends. The basics are covered in day one, but in day 2 we can move on to different shaped beads and some more decorating techniques.
Use of tools, all materials and drinks are included.  Bring a packed lunch. Contact me for dates and costs!

Glass Beadmaking – Beginners By the Hour

Tuition is also available by the hour for 4, 5 or 6 hours. Use of tools, all materials, and drinks are included.

Glass Beadmaking – Taster sessions 10am – 12 noon, other times by arrangement

These 2 hour taster sessions are ideal if you are fascinated by glass and would like to see how beads are made and have a go yourself. All materials are included and you get to make a few beads to take home.  Contact me for dates and costs!

Glass beadmaking – intermediate and beginners follow up

You can choose what you’d like me to teach you. There are so many techniques to choose from, some are suitable for beginners (a second day) and others are better to try after a little home practice. Contact me for more details or with suggestions of what you’d like to cover.  Contact me for dates and costs!

Glass beadmaking – special courses….

All these courses are for intermediate students with some experience of glass bead making. I’ve listed some titles with a few details, as classes will vary slightly depending on your skill and the direction you wish to proceed, in other words I like to be flexible to meet your needs!

Contact me for dates and costs!

Location

My studio is in Horsham, West Sussex, just 20 minutes drive from Gatwick Airport, 10 minutes from the M23 and 25 minutes from the M25. Brighton is a 35 minute drive away, and is an idea place to explore if you’re making your visit a short break (it’s also a fab place to send a friend/partner who’s coming with you and isn’t taking the course!).

Horsham station is on the main line and has trains to London mainline stations Victoria and Charring Cross via Gatwick Airport.

Local accommodation

The Willows Bed & Breakfast, Wimlands lane,  Faygate, Horsham, RH12 4SP, 01293 851030

The Wirrals, 1 Downsview Road, Horsham, RH12 4PF, 01403 269400

The Larches, 28 Rusper Road, Horsham, RH12 4BD. Tel 01403 263392

The Red Lyon (pub), The Street, Slinfold, RH13 0RR, Tel 01403 790339

HOTELS.UK.COM – useful website for finding accommodation

Horsham Bed & Breakfasts -another useful website

Testimonials

This is a small selection of some of the comments I have received regarding my teaching…..

‘I had a wonderful time & I look forward to producing jewellery with my beads. Sarah you are a great teacher, thank you’ – Lucy

‘Very thorough for a one day course, impressed by the range of the skills imparted. Thank you very much for a relaxed & enjoyable day’ – Sarah

‘Thank you, you have given me the confidence to get started (again!). I can now set up a studio without fear. I love your beads’ – Jill

‘Good company, exciting program of bead making, well worth 2 days introductory tuition’ – Linda

‘Such a good teacher, thank you, loved it, Blessings’ – Paivi

‘Have had such a lovely day – Sarah is a lovely teacher and I have learned much more than I’d ever anticipated. Thank you for such a good time’ – Carol

‘Oh wow! I learnt so much on our intermediate lesson. You have given me much more confidence with the glass, thank you’ – Kay

‘Great fun, inspiring and lots of info!’ – Lorraine

‘Great day! Will be back for more’ – Corry

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