2018 Course Information: Intermediate and Advanced Glass Bead Making

Intermediate and Advanced Glass Bead Making


Once students have completed the beginner level class Sage will teach intermediate to advanced skills in the second portion of the class. This will include techniques such as working with stringers and ribbon canes, advanced dot work, blown beads, advanced shaping, and other techniques that students would like to focus on. Students for the intermediate and advanced class must first have completed the first day introduction course. For more work by Tom and Sage visit beauxbead.com




04/14-04/15
09:00 am-04:00 pm
Tuition:$320 ($450 for all 3 days)
Materials Fee:$15 per day ($30)
REGISTER BY:2018-04-01
Arkansas Craft School

101 North Peabody St. Mountain View, AR 72560


Instructor: Tom and Sage Holland

Tom and Sage Holland are two of a handful of early American Glass Bead Makers who have been working with the medium since the late 1980’s. Sage began on the west coast of Washington state, while Tom got his start here in Arkansas. They met at an international Bead conference in Washington D.C. and eventually, after continuing to run into each other at other exhibits around the country, decided to join studios and get hitched. Ever since then they’ve been trying to balance working on their art, teaching workshops, writing on glass bead history, building a house, farming, and being a part of the community in Mountain View, AR. Tom and Sage have taught workshops all over the world: on the Italian Island of Murano, in Hamburg, and Istanbul, as well as several here in the states. They enjoy the excitement of travel to new places but they feel their schedule is empty without quality time at home. For more of their work visit beauxbead.com


Works by the Instructor