Foundations of Lampworking



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In the Foundations of Lampworking class, students new to lampworking learn about equipment and safety, flameworking tools, working with and selecting “soft glass,” and the basics of beadmaking. We explore a broad range of flameworking techniques such as pulling stringer for adding dots and other details, making twisties, incorporating silver and frit as design elements, using presses to shape beads and more. No experience necessary, open to students ages 14 and up.

What to Bring to Foundations of Lamp Working Class

  • Adjustable eyeglass lanyard- the kind you can buy for sunglasses. Does not need to be expensive. You will be wearing specially coated safety glasses, a lanyard will help hold them on your face.
  • Be sure to wear your glasses or contacts, as this is visually demanding work.
  • Wear sleeves at least to your elbows, long pants and closed toed shoes; tie back long hair.

For more information, please contact the First City Art Center Office or call (850) 429-1222.







Availability Varies


  • Cost includes supplies.

Cancellation Policy

Students will receive a refund of tuition minus 10% if the student contacts us no later than 7 days prior to the first day of class. Cancellations up to 48 hours before the start of the class will receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations within 48 hours before the start of the class, or after the class has begun will not be refunded. In the case of an emergency, the student may be able to transfer their payment towards another class based on availability.

Class sizes are limited and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, FCAC is unable to prorate students for missed classes or classes that they are unable to attend. We strive to provide the highest quality art classes and we value your feedback. If you would like to share your experience or have questions or concerns, please email us at

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