CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, TUTORIALS
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THE LearnToBead CURRICULUM GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Warren teaches from a Design Perspective. There is a focus on taking classes in a general order. There is a concern with teaching how to make choices about quality and functionality – how you buy and use beads, findings, metals, stringing materials and the like, and what happens to all these pieces over time. Attention is paid, not just to the step-by-step mechanics of each technique, but the architectural basics which allow both movement as well as maintaining shape and integrity.
Warren teaches both in Nashville at Be Dazzled Beads, as well as conducting workshops throughout the United States. The classes listed below are routinely offered in Nashville, and may be adapted, as well as any of his kits, for off-site workshops.
Classes are organized into different Interest Areas. Each Interest Area has its own class logic, sequence, and requirements:
1. Bead Stringing – Making necklaces and bracelets. Begin with Attaching Clasps; Pearl Knotting; Wire Clinic; followed by Color and Beads; Jewelry Design I
2. Bead Weaving – Using needle and thread to make pieces approximating a piece of cloth. Begin with Bead Weaving Basics Introduction and learn Square, Flat Peyote, and Right Angle Weave Stitches. More intensive classes and workshops offered throughout the year.
3. Wire Work Jewelry – Using wire alone, or with beads, to create necklaces and bracelets. Begin with Mix N Match Bracelet, Wire Bracelet with Beads, and Wire Wrap Cabochon Pendant, other electives.
Other areas of interest:
4. Business Skills
Getting Started; Pricing/Selling; Craft Shows; Naming
5. Jewelry Design
Beads & Color; Composition; Form/Structure
Jewelry Design Discussion Seminars (monthly)
Most classes are 3-6 hours long. Most are $35.00 instructional fee per student, plus supplies. Supplies typically cost between $20-45 per student per class.
All Nashville students are required to do our ORIENTATION TO BEADS AND JEWELRY FINDINGS class first. This class is free, but is a 2 1/2 hour commitment. Out-of-town workshop participants are encouraged to review our ORIENTATION TUTORIALS on line.
To Register, check out our Calendar for availability, and Click on the highlighted Class Name below.