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Functional & Sculptural Hand Cast Glass Made In Beacon, NY
162 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Open Daily 10-6, Sun 11-6 | 845 440-0068


Glass Bead Making Workshop

Instructor: Stephanie Maddalena

Hudson Beach Glass, Second Floor, 162 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508

Hudson Beach Glass is hosting a weekend workshop of hands on glass bead making. Each student will have his/her own workstation for the entire two day session. The class will be limited to eight students allowing for individual instruction. Participation is on a first come first serve basis. Stephanie Maddalena has taught lampworking techniques for the past 12 years in schools and art centers in the greater NY, NJ area.

No experience necessary. All levels 16 years of age and older welcome.

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$250 All materials included.

DATES: 2018
February 24 & 25
March 24 & 25
May 19 & 20
June 23 & 24
HOURS: 10am to 5pm

Stephanie Maddalena

Instructor for Glass Bead Making

glass beads


I studied art in college and began taking as many classes as I could in jewelry making. Eventually I began making pins and earrings in a collage effect using paper, plastic, glass, fabric, and just about anything else that appealed to me. In 1994, I took a weekend workshop in lampworked beads with Kate Fowle (now Kate Fowle Meleney). By the end of the workshop I was hooked, and have been making beads ever since. The flowers I now make have been evolving over the last two years. I have been showing my work at the Artrider Craft shows at the Park Avenue Armory, in New York City.


Class Policy

There is a $50 deposit required for bead classes. If you need to cancel, please call at least 7 days prior to class so that we may fill your spot.

Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before class. There is a restroom on site. We provide all materials. Please wear comfortable clothing. If you need directions, please see directions page.

Introduction to Glass/Paperweight Workshop:

Instructor: Kathleen Andersen

Hudson Beach Glass, First Floor, 162 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508

Always wanted to try glass but never had the opportunity? This is the class for you. Come and experience the fun of working with glass and making your very own paperweight. In this class you will work one-on-one with our instructor who will guide you through the steps of making a beautiful one of a kind paperweight, all the while giving you information about the material, process and tools. Come into our shop and experience the heat and thrills of glass making while in a safe and comfortable environment. Due to the physical demands of glass working, this class is offered only to ages 16 and up. While this class is taught one-on-one, we can accommodate small groups.

Classes offered Thursdays through Saturdays. No experience needed, all Materials included.

Important: Paperweights made in the workshop must go through an overnight annealing (slow cooling) process and will not be available for same-day pick-up and must either be picked up two days after the class or shipped for an additional fee.

Plan to arrive at the studio 10 minutes before your appointment. Classes are scheduled for 1 hour.

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$90 per person

Payments for classes are accepted in the Gallery.

Kathleen with student in glass blowing class

Kathleen Andersen

Instructor for Glassblowing Class

"I graduated in 2008 with a BFA from Alfred University, with a Concentration in Glass and Painting. My love for teaching comes from the basic joy of sharing something I love with others. Being present to see the surprise and wonder on a student's face the first time they work with the glass, to seeing the satisfaction and joy that is present when they finish a piece, is what makes teaching glass so amazing, and fun."

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