What You'll Get
- $60 for one admission to a three-hour bead-making workshop with Elisa Minasian
- Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
- You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
- Do not wear open-toed shoes or rubber shoes that burn easily; wear close-fitting clothes made of natural fibers (such as cotton).
The workshop will be held at Something Phishy Glass Studio in Brittan Square.
Each event is capped at 10 purchasers.
What You’ll Do
It’s easy to find the spark of creativity inside Something Phishy Glass Studio. All you have to do is look at the end of the torch artist Elisa Minasian uses to transform glass rods into colorful beads. During this bead-making workshop, Elisa performs a demo and explains safety precautions before letting you wield the torch yourself, guiding you through the process of creating glass beads of your own.
Elisa Minasian lights her propane and oxygen torch, then gives a live demonstration of her craft.
Shape Your Imagination
Using the torch, you make three to eight colored beads of your own design.
Take Home Your Creations
Finished beads need to cool slowly; you can pick them up several days later or have them shipped to you for an additional $5.
Owner of Something Phishy Glass Studio, Lampwork Glass Instructor
When Elisa Minasian showed up on the front page of Worcester’s Telegram Towns in 2011, it marked the culmination of a decade-long commitment to her craft. The artist discovered the art of lampworking in 2001, and she spent the following years studying and working alongside renowned artists—until she became one herself. Today, Elisa Minasian owns Something Phishy Glass Studio, where she teaches the next generation of artists.
The Fine Print