Classes at Kaleen ACT

Beadaholics offer a wide range of Technique Based classes in the Kaleen Studio

with Christen Jo Fraser (Jo) and visiting Tutors.

Precious Metal Clay with Cubic Zirconias

Classes are relaxed, friendly and everything is onsite,

so you just have to turn up and enjoy yourself.

Most classes run over 2, 4 or 8 weeks. 

 If you enroll in any 8 week course you get the 8th week FREE.

Whole Day and Weekend Workshops or Retreats are held throughout the year.

A deposit is required to hold your place in a class or workshop, as nonattendance will usually have denied someone else a place.

 Check the CALENDAR for Term Dates and Classes / Workshops Scheduled.

 

New Class schedules for 2009

will also be posted shortly...

These should include (days to be confirmed)

TERM 1

Mon Evening:           Polymer Clay 8 wks 
Tues Aft or Eve:        Beautiful Beaded Jewellery for Beginners 4 wks
Tues Aft or Eve:        Needles and Strings and Knotted Things 4 wks 
Friday Aft or Eve       Wonderful Wirework 8 wks
Sat Afternoon:           RapARock 8 Wks

 

TERM 2

Mon Day or Eve:       Precious Metal Clay
Tues Aft or Eve:        Beautiful Beaded Jewellery for Beginners 4 wks
Tues Aft or Eve:        Needles and Strings and Knotted Things 4 wks 
Friday Aft or Eve       Advanced Wirework 8 wks
Sat Afternoon:          Polymer Clay

 

TERM 3:

Mon Day or Eve:       TBA
Tues Aft or Eve:        Beautiful Beaded Jewellery for Beginners 4 wks
Tues Aft or Eve:        Needles and Strings and Knotted Things 4 wks 
Friday Aft or Eve       RapARock 8 wks
Sat Afternoon:          Wonderful Wirework

 

TERM 4

Mon Day or Eve:       Precious Metal Clay
Tues Aft or Eve:        Beautiful Beaded Jewellery for Beginners 4 wks
Tues Aft or Eve:        Needles and Strings and Knotted Things 4 wks 
Friday Aft or Eve       Advanced Wirework 8 wks
Sat Afternoon:          TBA

 

 

All are subject to numbers enrolling.
Early enrollment is recommended as classes fill quickly.

No places will be held without a deposit.
$100 deposit required to hold a place, refundable only if cancelled 2 weeks before the class begins, so that others can arrange to take a cancelled place.

Individual and group Private Classes will be available Sundays by appointment.


 

NOTE: The new 4wk Needles and Strings and Knotted Things will include the  four most popular projects from the previous 8 wk course...

Pearl Knotting
The New Macrame
Daisy Chain Stitch 
Spiral Rop Stitch

It will run in the second half of the term following the Beginner's Course.


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Beautiful Beaded Jewellery for Beginners

 

This Course is Enrolled at www.lakenitelearning.com.au or walk in registrations are taken in the first week of the school term at Lake Ginninderra College, Belconnen. Classes are run in Kaleen however.

 

Begin your Beading Addiction with a solid grounding in the basics with this 4 week course.

You will complete 2 necklaces, two pairs of earrings and two bracelets.

All tools are provided and bead and tools are available for purchase.

$21 is collected on the first night to cover all stringing, chain and findings for the 4 week course. Just add beads on the night. Time is allowed at the beginning of each class for selecting suitable beads.

 

 


Precious Metal Clay

Precious Metal Clay is pure silver in a clay form which can be worked like paly dough but fires on a home has stove to be 99.9% pure Silver, and can be hallmarked as such.

The clay is available in a variety of forms and this course covers the uses of these and a number of different surface decoration techniques.

Most tools required for Precious Metal Clay (PMC) are easy to find around the home.

Recently Brass Clay has been intruducesd and Gold Clay is also available, however these require a kiln for firing. 

 

The course is very flexible and participants may choose to spend more or less time on any technique, or leave out any techniques if they choose. All projects are very individual.

After completing the first two weeks the other weeks can be done in any order, at any time.

 

Wks 1&2 Introduction to PMC. Flat Stamped Pendant, Coiled Heart Pendant, Syringe.

Wks 3&4 Rings and Syrings, Organic Replicas, Photopolymer Plates (PPP's)

Wks 5&6 Keum Boo Gold Leaf) and Enamel and Dry Constructions.

Wks 7&8 Making and setting Dichroic Glass in Metal Clay. Setting Semiprecious Stones.

NATURES SERENITY 2008 Metal CLay Artist of the Year 2007 Christen Jo Fraser

 

 

Each Class for this series covers 2  evenings x 3 hours x 4

They can be taken as an 8 week course, or one fortnight at a time.

Occasionally the Introductory class is run independantly as an introduction to this amazing product.

 

 

$85 per fortnight  (plus materials average $80 fortnight) $299 for 8 week course


Needles and Strings and Knotted Things

This 8 week course explores, each week, a different technique using a variety of threads: silk, cotton, string etc. with everything from pearl knotting, to seed bead weaving, and macrame.

Threadwork requires a little more patience you might say, than the other courses, but the effort is well worth it.

Wk 1 Pearl Knotting

Wk 2 Daisy Chain Technique

Wk 3 Tempting Tassels

Wk 4 Spiral Rope Stitch

Wk 5 The New Macrame

Wk 6. Beaded Beads

Wk 7 Beadloom Weaving

Wk 8 Netting Stitch

 4 week Short Course

Wk 1 Pearl Knotting

Wk 2 Daisy Chain Technique

Wk 3 The New Macrame

Wk 4 Spiral Rope Stitch

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Wonderful Wirework

Details coming soon

Advanced Wirework

Detail soming soon

RapARock-

Wirework for Rockhounds / Lapidary Enthusiasts and others interested in Wrapping Rocks
8 Weeks
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