Class CATALOGUE


Hi, I'm Jen and welcome to my Glass Bead Making and Ceramic Classes.  Because I lurve what I do out in my home studio, I like to give others a UNIQUE opportunity share this creative process.  Therefore, I have put together some Classes.

So if you are looking to Try Something New, perhaps for ... 
a Birthday Party idea 
a Parent/Child Bonding experience 
a New Mum's group 
a Girls Time Out 
a Work Colleagues or other Social Group get together 
Welcome to my studio
a School Reunion
an Engagement or Shower Party idea 
an opportunity to Make Your Own Gifts etc ...  
then my classes were designed with YOU in mind. 


I also have Gift Vouchers available should you like to make a class or two a Unique Gift Idea.

Remember, No artistic ability necessary and symmetry Is Overrated.

Besides, these classes are an enjoyable way to discover your unknown creativity and a magnificent way to express yourself.

Glass Bead Making
Glass Classes
1. MAKE [Glass] Lampwork Beads
What could be more satisfying than not only creating your own jewellery, but MAKING your own Lampwork Beads!!!  Learn the basis and have a go at this fascinating craft.  Suitable for 12 years old to adults or younger if you are comfortable sitting with a gas flame!  To find out more about these classes, click here.



Ceramic Classes
I have 4 types of ceramic classes.  

1.  PLAY with clay classes are designed for kids and adults, to experience the Ceramic process on a specific project.  Suitable for 5 years to adults.  
These classes requires 3 studio visits.  1st visit to make, 2nd visit to clean and paint, 3rd visit to glaze.



make Finger Puppets
This is a set project for each person in the class to make their own.  
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make a Coiled pot
This is a set project for each person in the class to make their own.  
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make a Wobbly Head Monster
This is a set project for each person in the class to make their own.  
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make whatever you like
This class is for your imagination.  
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2.  PAINT ceramics classes where you become the artist choose what shapes that I have made to paint on.  NB. When you visit my studio, occasionally I do have other shapes and classes for you to choose from.  Suitable for ALL ages. These classes require just 1 studio visit to paint.


paint BUTTONS
Buttons make great embellishments for your handmade scarf, beanie or tote bag.
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paint BEADS
Take your jewellery making to the next level and paint your own beads.
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paint DRINK COASTERS


Could also be used as large magnets or feature tiles.
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paint CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
These make a great present for Grandparents.
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paint TILES
Makes a great HotPot coaster or feature tile.
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paint a PLATE

Have you child paint their own dishes, this may temp the fussy eaters.  
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paint a TUMBLER
This tumbler also makes a great pencil holder. 
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paint a BOWL
 Have you child paint their own dishes, this may temp the fussy eaters.  
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3.  PAINT and MAKE classes are designed for for you to paint beads, just how you like and with a kit make your own Jewellery. These classes require just 1 studio visit to paint. Suitable for 9 years to adults. 


Jewellery set
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a Large Necklace.  
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4.  Birthday Party Idea.   This class is designed for for you and your friends to paint and swap beads so you end up with a necklace with a bead painted by each of your special friends. This class is designed for Birthdays and other groups.  Once your beads are fired you have the option of picking them up from my studio or arrange to have your beads and your kits posted to you. Suitable for 7 years to adults. These classes require just 1 studio visit to paint.  Suitable for ALL ages. These classes require just 1 studio visit to paint.  To find out more about these classes, click here


Become a Liker and Keep Up-Dated

PAINT ceramics of your choice, class

These Ceramic classes are suitable for kids, adults and small groups.

Check out the students gallery tab for inspirational ideas. 

Gift Vouchers are available.


How This Class Works.
Clean your Bisqued (clay that has been fired once) with a damp sponge to remove any dust. You can draw a design on them if you like but don't worry as the pencil will burn off in the kiln process. Then using the water based special formulated "Underglazes" paint your ceramic bowl.  Once finished, you leave your designer bowl with me.
After a couple of days, allowing for your painted ceramics to thoroughly dry, I will give it two coats of a clear glaze which is crushed glass suspended in water.  This will give your creations that shiny smooth finish after it comes out of the kiln from its second firing and make the colours really vibrant!

Once your ceramic is fired, and this process may take a week or two, I will be in touch and let you know if it has survived, because (rarely) sometimes things break in the kiln, and arrange for your Ceramic Creations to be collected.

Class prices
This prices includes: tuition, 2 firings, paints and use of brushes.
1 painter, child or adult ... $35
2-4 painters, child or adult ... $30 each
5-6 painters, child or adult ...$25 each
7-8 painters, child or adult ...$20 each
PLUS shapes Beads and Buttons of various shapes and sizes from 50c - $3.50
Christmas Decorations and Drink Coasters of various shapes and sizes from $3 - $5
Small plates approx 20cm $8, 23cmD $10, 25cmD $12
38cmD Platters, $55 Square Tiles 9cm, $4 or 15cm, $7 Tumblers/vase/pencil holders approx tall, from . Cereal size bowls from $10 Mugs $8

Other shapes may also be available when you visit my studio.



Feedback


"Class 1 was my first attempt at bead painting, although not perfect, they are colourful and bright and I'm still proud that I made them!   Jen was so helpful and I had so much fun that I signed up to do more classes straight away."  Deb Mc
"Class number 2 was making the "big" necklace, again so much fun  and my painting ability has improved.   
I constantly get complimented on this necklace. 
Since I'm having so much fun, I've already decided on my next project to undertake!"  Deb Mc

from Hannah's mum
Hannah [age 2] had a good time and the photos showed!

"The kids really enjoyed their class this morning Jen! Thank you!" Caly McD 


 "Eating dinner on his own personally designed plate.  Very excited.   
Thanks Jen Greeneklee he loves it. Makes dinner time more fun!"  Michelle C


    "... thank you for giving Maddy the opportunity to paint on a plate.  
    She loved it and I love her plate ... " Emma L


    [Kids eating off their plates painted in class] Emma B



    "It looks fantastic! I'm so pleased :)" Rachel C


    "We had a super time!! Thank you so much x" Dani T


    "The kids really enjoyed this morning. 
     They were talking about doing more painting and 
    what they would eat off their plates first! " Cath D




    24cm child plates, perhaps to temp fussy eaters

    PLAY with CLAY class

    Come and experience the Ceramic process.
    Make specific project or make whatever you like beads, medallions, a special gift, game pieces etc.

    This Ceramic class is held over 2-4 studio visits a week a part and is suitable for kids 6 years of age, adults, small groups and makes a great birthday party idea!



    MAKE a wobbly head monster
    MAKE a coiled pot


    MAKE finger puppets







    How This Class Works.
    Your first studio visit you will receive enough clay to make your project.
    Once made, you leave your creation with me so it can dry. 
    Your second studio visit is for you to clean and paint your creation.
    Once completed, you will leave it with me so I fire it in my kiln.
    Once fired, your option is to either comeback for a third visit to glaze your creation which means you paint it with 2 coats of a crushed glass solution and leave it with me so I can fire it a second time in my kiln or I will do this step for you.
    Once your creation is fired the second time, and this process may take a week or two, I will be in touch and let you know if they have survived, because (rarely) sometimes things break in the kiln, and arrange for your Ceramic Creations to be collected.

    Class price
    These prices include ... a minimum of 2 studio sessions, 2 firings, paints and use of brushes.
    1 student, child or adult ... $45
    2-4 students, child or adult ... $40
    5-8 students, child or adult ... $30
    PLUS
    $10 for clay and use of clay tools




    Gift Vouchers are available.

    MAKE Lampwork Beads

    What could be more satisfying than not only creating your own jewellery, but MAKING your own Lampwork Beads!!! 
    Making Lampwork Beads.

    This class is mainly for one student at a time and is suitable for 12 years old to adults or younger if you are comfortable sitting with a gas flame!  However it may be shared with a friend.


    How This Class Works.
    After demonstrating how to make a round bead, then it is your turn in front of the gas flame to make a bead.  
    Then once made, you will place your bead in the vermiculite for it to slowly cool.  

    This process will be repeated until such time that your beads will be cool enough so I can show you how they are cleaned.

    Once cleaned, you may take them home, admire your handy work and use the beads as you wish.


    Class PRICES
    This price includes tuition and all materials for you to make your first Glass Beads!
    1-2 students, kids or adults ... $65





    Jen is a great teacher. She is very patient and helped me a lot with my school project by teaching me how to make her beads. Her artwork is very unique, creative and she is a very good teacher who can make amazing things.  from Alice M, age 12 



    Jen, it has been so amazing being taught by you. You have supported me so much throughout my project and have been a great mentor.  Thank you so much for answering all my questions. I will definitely be coming back soon to make some more glass beads. You have been so helpful and I have recommended you to all my friends who have shown some interest.  Thanks.  from Isabella M. age 12



    I had a great time at my bead making class. 
    Jen is a patient instructor and helped to make me feel comfortable and 
    confident to have a go at this totally new style of art.  
    I can't wait to put what I've learnt into practice. Thanks.  from Tanya A


    I have taken several lampwork bead making lessons with Jen, who is a patient tutor.  Totally fascinating to progress slowly towards making an interesting bead. At first lesson I managed only to wind a few coloured beads on the mandrel, but have since progressed to incorporate different colours and designs into the bead, resulting in a more sophisticated appearance. I can't wait for my next lesson. from Lynette A





    I did two lessons with Jen and I have to say they were great. Jen was very professional and guided me to create my own pieces with unpressured assurance.  My favourite bead ever is still the encased flowers we did in lesson two.  Can only highly recommend the classes and seeing her own stock on display was a wonderful encouragement.  from Anna H



     Thanks for the lesson today really enjoyed it,

    I am looking forward to booking the next one.   from Anita 




    "I really loved it" Naomi C. 


    "Thanks Jen, this was a very inspiring session, 
    Can't wait to get some gear and have a good crack at it.
     Am feeling how much I don't know though!!"  Olwyn F   



    PAINT and MAKE a ceramic Jewellery.

    How This Class Works.
    Clean the beads with a damp sponge. You can draw on the bisqued ware with a pencil first if you like. But don't worry, all pencil marks burn away in the kiln. 

    Then using water based special formulated "Underglazes" paint your ceramic ware.
    Once finished, you leave it with me so I can paint over it using a clear gloss glaze and when dried, I will fire it in my kiln.

    In 7-14 days I will be in touch and let you know if it survived and arrange for your Ceramic creation and kit to be collected from my studio.

    Class price
    This prices includes: tuition, 2 firings, paints and use of brushes.
    1 painter, child or adult ... $35
    2-4 painters, child or adult ... $30 each
    5-6 painters, child or adult ...$25 each
    7-8 painters, child or adult ...$20 each

    PLUS $10 for kit and beads for Jewellery Set $20 for beads and kit for Large Necklace.

    Jewellery Set 
    using my ready Made and Fired beads and assemble using the supplied
     Memory Wire Kits - I just love memory wire, as there is no need for clasps.

    large Ceramic Necklace 
    using my ready Made and Fired beads and assemble using the Kit supplied. 
     Experience with wire work will help, but is not essential.